Bowls Australia

Jack Attack Bowls

Each Jack Attack season runs over 8 weeks on Friday nights from 6pm-9pm.

Teams play for the perpetual Capricornian Shield with winners and runners-up receiving plaques and medallions sponsored by The Capricornian.

Play starts at 7pm but players are required to arrive between 6pm and 6.30pm so monies can be collected and draws allocated.

BBQ meals are available before play and the bar opens from 6pm.


Download the RBC Jack Attack Registration Form here





Format of Play


All players are required to pay a one-off $10 temporary membership fee for the year to cover insurance. This also entitles players to members’ bar prices.

Each team is required to pay $30 per night green fees (regardless the number of players per team). The team payment can be collected by the team organiser/leader (or another team member) and paid to the games coordinator on arrival at the club each week.

The club will provide steak burgers and salad ($10), sausage burgers and salad ($5) each night before the start of play.

Anyone buying a steak burger or two sausage burgers automatically gets a free ticket into a weekly $30 meat tray raffle.

Nibbles ($3 per head) are also available at half-time.

Don’t know how to bowl?

All players will be provided with modern coloured bowls. Club volunteers will be on hand throughout the tournament to show you how to deliver the bowl and give advice and tips. Remember, none of the other bowlers have had much experience with lawn bowls either, so it is an even playing field. After eight consecutive weeks of bowls you will be surprised how well you can play.

Participant registration

All teams and participants must fill in the registration form prior to commencement of the tournament. The completed forms can be handed in at the club or emailed to

Results & scoring


This is a barefoot bowling program specifically for non-bowlers. Any bowlers who are members of a bowls club registered as an affiliate of Bowls Australia are ineligible for this bowls program.

Each team can use only three players per end (two bowls each) but can interchange players as they wish at the start of the next end.

The jack may be placed anywhere the team wants but must be a minimum of 21 metres from the mat.

All players remain at the mat end to ensure the social atmosphere of the group is maintained i.e. no skips.

Each team gets one Power Play on one end per set. Should the team nominating the power play win that end their score is doubled for that end. The power play must be nominated before the end begins. Both teams can call the power play on the same end if they wish.

Any jack which goes out of bounds is to be re-spotted to the nearest line either side of the “T” depending on whether it went out of bounds to the left or right of the rink.

The club may play music during the game but volume is to be determined by the coordinator having regard to our near neighbours.

Children are welcome but must be under direct parental supervision at all times.