Sport: Bowling on the Green

The game was bowls. Expert leadsmen,* and skippers,† oldsters mostly, gathered last week at Franklin Field in Boston. Here teams of four were playing for the U. S. championship, which, after many a ball had glittered over a smooth patch of turf, was awarded to Buffalo. In these championship matches the game was a network of rules and conventions. As in all modern bowling-on-the-green, however, the general procedure was this: the first player, or lead, sent his bowl—the size of an indoor baseball—into one of the rinks marked off on a 40-yard square...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!