What is the CP Bowls game? Rules and Eligibilities

As with other CP sports and based on disability rights, CP Bowls is for those with cerebral palsy interested in this sport. This sport as CPs’ had many changes over the years.

Playing with heavy bowls, propelling the bow to rest as close as possible to the other bowls (the smaller bawls), which is called “Jack” or “Kitty,” is a sport called Bowls. It plays on the bowling green, convex, or uneven. In everyday situations, this sport plays outdoors with natural grass, artificial Turf, or Cotula. The memorable Bowl is a variant of the boules games (Italian Boccia), which, in their general form, are of ancient or prehistoric origin. Old Greek variants are recorded that involved throwing light objects (such as flat stones, coins, or later also stone balls) as far as possible.

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A playing surface with crown green or convex, foot mats and jack, is the first simple required equipment for enjoyable cp bowls. Proper shoes with flat soles and a set of bowls are also required for these cp sports players. There are a variety of bowls, but the general one is around 1.5kg in weight. Rolling the bowls as close to the jack as possible is the game’s simple object. Players should make sure that one or more of the bowls are closer to the jack than any other opponents.

How are the CP bowls scoring?

A team or player with the closest Bowl to the jack will receive a point at the end. If more than one Bowl is closer than the opponent’s Bowl to the jack, the corresponding number of points will be for that team or that player.

Who wins CP bowls scoring?

The game’s common way is that the first player or the first team reach 21 points or have accumulated the more significant number of points after 18 or 21 ends is declared the winner. This is not the only way, and it can be varying from competition to competition.

Who is Eligible for this CP sport?

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CP bowls – eligibility

People with physical, intellectual, or visual impairments eligible for CP sports can play CP bowls recreationally. Like some other CP sports, there are not many barriers to participation.

How players classified?

The classification is not to separate the players or make a good or bad list! Classification is necessary for having balanced and fair competition. It is not fair that a wheelchair user player competes with a player with hearing impairment. Their ability levels are not the same! The division is to determine the players’ abilities and skills and hold a competition with players in the same level of abilities and skills. There is a brief division for cp bowls players:

  • Players with a sensory impairment
  • Players with visual impairment or blindness
  • Those players with hearing impairment. Bowlers who have a hearing impairment are not only included in the SDS National Championships.
  • Players with a physical disability
  • Players who are ambulant and have a physical impairment (amputation, congenital absence of limbs, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, achondroplasia (dwarf), or some other similar medical/health condition)
  • Those players who are wheelchair users and use a wheelchair for sports
  • Players with some learning disabilities (an IQ of 75 or less, down syndrome, etc.)

What are the rules?

  • By the toss of a coin will decide which player or team to bowl first, and then the first bowler (the lead) places his or her mat and rolls the jack down the green
  • The jack must move at least about 23 meters to be “in play” and is moved to the center of the rink once it comes to rest.
  • Taking turns to Bowl in this CP sport is the next step, with points being scored by each Bowl that is closer to the jack than the opponent’s nearest Bowl.
  • After each ends, the game will recommence with the opposite direction (i.e.each end game will start with the team who didn’t start the last end )
  • Those bowls which fall into the ditch are regarded. However, they are close to the jack may be to the ditch, unless they happen to touch the jack before going into the ditch. In that case, they are still classified as in play.
  • If the jack is knocked into the ditch, though, it is still “alive” and in-play within the rink’s side boundaries. If the jack passes over the rink’s side boundary (whether in the ditch or not), a “dead end” is declared, and the end is replayed with no scores being counted.
  • It is permissible – and often quite excellent and amusing! – to strike other players’ bowls with the owner to gain a strategic advantage of this CP sport
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CP bowls – rules

Like other CP sports, CP bowls have very beneficial aspects for the players. Physical benefits include muscular strength, endurance, bone structure, strength, flexibility, range of motion, cardiovascular fitness, increasing the balance or improving the balance disorders, and mental benefits such as increasing the focus and increasing body coordination.
Finding new friends, decreasing the risk of depression and loneliness, and feeling more independent and confident are the other benefits of this CP sport, which cannot be denied. The only thing which is matters is that are you interested in CP bowls?