A quick measurement of your available space will tell you which carpet is best suited for your facility. You should count on leaving at least 3 - 4' on either side of each carpet and at least 6' at each end.
In a nutshell, if it's the 30' Carpet Bowling games you're looking at setting up you should have a space (per carpet) of between 40' - 42' long and 12' - 15' wide. It can be set up in smaller spaces but we think you'd be better with the dimensions we recommend above.
Once you've chosen your carpet your choice will be easy for the playing equipment. You'll need some bowls, a few jacks a couple of delivery mats, all of which you can get from us, and as you'll see in Step 3 there will be a few items a handy club member will be able to make for you!
Some extras are desirable but are not necessary. Every club has a handy person who, with a few lengths of wood, some screws and a little paint can make most of the items below. (Skill level indicated below) If you don't have a handyman or handywoman in your midst then we recommend taking your build needs to a local school and seeing if someone in their co-op, wood shop or community service program might be able to assist!
This game has been popular long before people even knew it was popular! Say what!?!?
This game has not been around as long as the 30' Short Mat Game. It was reportedly developed by outdoor bowlers who wanted to more closely emulate their outdoor game of Lawn Bowls. It was also borne out of a desire by the outdoor bowlers to use their own outdoor bowls.
There is also the possibility of custom installations.
Here are several reasons are (and these are only the major ones!)
• Each rink can accomodate a membership quota of 100 members, based on play throughout the week.
• A three or four rink facility has less of a span crossing the building, bringing down costs exponentially.
• It is less expensive to elongate the building, extending it sufficient to provide locker storage for bowlers and facility equipment. The additional length may also be (wisely) used to include a food and beverage area which will generate more revenues than an additional rink, especially if the beverage area includes a bar.
• Revenues from bars in facilities like bowls clubs or curling clubs bring in net profits of between 46 and 52% of sales.
• Advertisers will be more willing to support a vibrant full 3 rink club of 300 members than a half empty 6 rink club of 300 members
Of course, we are talking original, genuine Verdemat carpets here!
We currently don't stock our carpets.
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