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What games or sports do you play?
... would you believe that I am a lawn bowler?
BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:289605
 1:01 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Am I the only Lawn Bowler in WW? Any others care to admit this or tell us about your chosen game or sport?

 

briggidere




msg:289606
 1:21 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

i havn't done lawn bowling before but have done some indoor bowling with the spinny thing in the middle that you are not allowed to hit.

Other than that skiing is my favourite sport. Used to instruct in andorra for 2 seasons back in 1997-99 and skied for my country in slalom and GS.

It was then the bar sport of drinking beer got to me and took grip, i seem to practice this quite a lot now, especially the world cup is on.

just about to get a new bike as well. Get a nice discount from the Gov in their cycle to work scheme. around 45% discount on any bike a like under 1000.

briggidere

limbo




msg:289607
 1:57 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Golf, climbing and mountain biking.

Used to play football and loved to ski too - but a cruciate ligament injury put pay to those - now I can only really do sports that don't put twisting pressure on my knees.

Also love pool, darts and 10 pin ;)

le_gber




msg:289608
 9:14 am on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

basketball here but it's amazingly hard to find a club in the UK - shame really in France you've got clubs in every village (well almost) and you only pay for a yearly licence / insurance not everytime you wanna play

Got one now though - but requires me to drive for 30+ minutes and pay 5 for each training session (not blaming the club but the system) - no wonder half of UK population is fat ... only joking

Use to do martial arts as well but again quite rare where I live (and pricey too).

Anyway if you don't play football, cricket or rugby in the UK it's hard to do anything else - haven't got round to try to understand cricket rules yet though ;)

ska_demon




msg:289609
 9:18 am on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I live in Cornwall so it's kind of mandatory that you surf and skate. I also do Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) 2 nights a week. It gets me out of the house.

I have my first amateur, light contact fight at the end of July. I'm getting a bit nervous but looking forward to it all the same.

Ska

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:289610
 9:33 am on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Please another bowler. Just one?

Reflect




msg:289611
 3:51 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Frisbee disc golf.

Weight lifting.

PC gaming (It is a sport isn't it ;)?).

Take care,

Brian

limbo




msg:289612
 3:56 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have my first amateur, light contact fight at the end of July. I'm getting a bit nervous but looking forward to it all the same.

Rather you than me :) - good luck!

vik_c




msg:289613
 4:53 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

tic tac toe :)

Syzygy




msg:289614
 5:09 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Please another bowler. Just one?

I am the company's Lawn Bowls Champion 2005. I have an engraved trophy on my desk to prove it. Among the competitors I beat was a one time Junior Australian Champion.

I will be defending my title at the Finsbury Circus bowling green - in London's square mile - in a couple of weeks time.

Bring it on...

Syzygy

MamaDawg




msg:289615
 8:59 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Bet I'm the only one here with this one ...

Dog agility!

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:289616
 9:29 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hey Syzygy do you play regularly?

Vampyre




msg:289617
 10:47 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Drum and Bugle Corps.

At least before I turned 21, and aged out.

davec




msg:289618
 11:12 pm on Jun 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

My father is a lawn green bowler if that counts. I play Rugby (well technically I've retired, but I still play some charity sevens tournaments), I also like to cycle and I've just got into Snowboarding.

d

oneguy




msg:289619
 10:43 am on Jul 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Frisbee disc golf.
Weight lifting.

Same, here, but I'll take it a step further. I've been goofy enough to lie on my side and use iron plates in a throwing motion hoping to strengthen my arm and improve my drives. I actually think it worked.

Also, basketball, tennis, raquetball, and others when I can. Raquetball seems to give me the biggest high.

bghtn




msg:289620
 10:05 pm on Jul 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

mountain biking
weightlifting
that is about it. I would like to try Jiu-jitsu but do not have a real close instructor.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:289621
 8:35 am on Jul 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I also do a bit of elbow bending, which fits in well with being a bowler.

Syzygy




msg:289622
 11:44 am on Jul 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

...do you play regularly?

That's the funny part; it was only the second time I'd ever played bowls! The first was a casual game (for want of a better description) getting on for 20 years ago.

Obviously, I'm a natural ;-)

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy the game; it engages the brain, involves the application of strategy, requires hand-eye coordination, and (in my case) draws much luck!

The 2006 tournament is in a couple of weeks; no chance to practice prior to then unfortunately. Still, prior to it starting, when I've done a slow lap around the green with trophy held aloft the competition will surely crumble ;-)

Syzygy

akmac




msg:289623
 9:44 pm on Jul 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

American football about once a year-then racquetball for the rest of the year while I'm in recovery.

Reflect




msg:289624
 7:44 pm on Jul 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Same, here, but I'll take it a step further. I've been goofy enough to lie on my side and use iron plates in a throwing motion hoping to strengthen my arm and improve my drives. I actually think it worked.

It's all in the snap ;). That and buying a practice basket helped me when recovering from leg surgery last year. Quote: "Happy learned how to put".

Take care,

Brian

idolw




msg:289625
 9:53 pm on Jul 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

climbing (twice a week) and bike to the office.
i just started paragliding course so i can rest in the sky. cant wait to see the world from 1500 meters above sea level ;)
i ski and sail during holidays.

Draconian




msg:289626
 10:06 pm on Jul 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's all about Soccer (I know, football, but I didn't want to confuse anybody) ;)

Conard




msg:289627
 10:12 pm on Jul 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

I do geocaching. It combines hiking, gadgets and computers and gets me out doors and into the woods. I hike between 7 and 18 miles a week.

davewray




msg:3001900
 11:30 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

BeeDee...does bocce ball count? :) I worked with someone who used to go the world lawn bowling championship in Kuala Lumpur every year....

percentages




msg:3002164
 6:43 am on Jul 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

>Am I the only Lawn Bowler in WW?

As a Brit, I used to play Crown Green Bowls, but now that I live in the USA that is simply not possible. I'm in the process of buying a Snooker Table from Canada, but, a true grass bowling green is just too much effort to maintain :(

Today I play Golf, Sail and attempt to fish! Shortly the Snooker will be back, my US pool buddies are already shaking at the thought of the size of the table ;)

incywincy




msg:3002227
 8:39 am on Jul 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Swimming and Squash is enough for me. This combined with Yoga forms the perfect triangle for me.

mattglet




msg:3002324
 10:59 am on Jul 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I played baseball in college, now it's just soccer and snowboarding. I'm going to try to get into coaching baseball within the next couple of years.

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