The History of Bowls DVD features the early beginnings of bowls and takes you right up to the modern era. The gift also includes a Bowls Greeting card with two options: A) With Happy Birthday or B) Without printed on the card.
A birthday gift for a lover of bowls and an ideal gift for special birthday celebrations especially those milestone birthdays ...18th , 21st , 30th , 40th , 50th , 60th , 65th , 70th , 75th and 80th
- PAL format - 100 minutes +
The History of Bowls presented by David Bryant
Throughout the centuries , bowls , one of the oldest of all sports has captivated many famous people: William Shakespeare probably played; Henry VIII certainly did; Dr. W G Grace founded the English Bowling Association; Walt Disney was a bowls nut; and everyone knows the story of Sir Francis Drake.
This dvd reveals some little-known facts about the origin of the sport and contains some remarkable footage of the best players in action.Sit back and watch the greats of the game from David Bryant to David Gourlay , Tony Alcock to Richard Corsie and Peter Belliss to Willie Wood. All featured and many interviewed about their greatest moments in the game.
The magic of the World Championships both indoors and out , is caught on camera , and some of the best action from Commonwealth Games over the years.
For example , few people have seen the astonishing climax to the 1998 world outdoors singles final , in which David Bryant played a shot in a million to deprive Willie Wood of the title at the Henderson club in Auckland. Television has been covering bowls in a big way for more than twenty years , and the best clips have been chosen to illustrate what a fascinating and challenging sport bowls is , with force and finesse being used in equal measure.
Forget the sedate image , this sport is full of tension , drama and excitement as well as unbelieveable skill. And moments of humour like the famous occasion during the world indoor singles champ- ionship at Potters Leisure Resort when a streaker invaded the rink.