Jack Attack


Jack Attack emulates the style of play of the Bowls Premier League, which is broadcast live on Fox Sports and Sky Sport NZ each February and November.

Jack Attack allows for the BPL format to be played directly at clubs across the nation, capitalising on its social, fast-paced format to help encourage participation with non-regular bowls audiences.

Jack Attack appeals to people who are looking for a more structured bowls competition than barefoot bowls, but opposed to playing in longer formats like pennant.

It’s intended to be run as a six to eight week competition, staged ideally on a midweek evening, but clubs are free to schedule games any time that suits their club and audiences.

Jack Attack is super easy to play. It’s three players per team (known as triples), each with two bowls, who play two sets of five ends, and if the sets are split then a one-end tie-breaker is played to determine a winner – and it’s all over in less than 75 minutes!


• Players can participate in consecutive order or they can bowl out of turn.
• The jack is placed wherever the team wants from the mat.
• All players remain at the mat end, to ensure the social atmosphere is maintained.
• Closest bowl scores one point and additional closest bowls from the same team score additional points.
• Each team gets to have one power-play per set.
• Jack in the ditch is re-spotted to the ‘T’ mark.


Head over to the Jack Attack website to find out where your nearest Jack Attack club is located.
Jack Attack website