Skip’s Challenge 2

You (red) are to bowl next and the head is as shown.
Where would you plan to send your bowl? And why?
The bowls are labelled to help you explain.
Write your solution in the form below and press SEND.
We will put the solutions together and let you see what others have said – and then you can argue about it.

 

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Responses up to now

  Bowlers Responses Coach’s Comments
1 Need to get on the jack next to black A to block next black wood getting on the jack.

 

Black still shot wood
2 backhand to come across the front of black C and end between black A and the jack.

 

Better and might push Jack to Red B if bowled with a little weight
3 backhand to stop at 8 o’clock on the jack.

 

As 1
4 Send red C to hit red A to knock black A out

 

As 2 if with weight and slightly shorter
5 Send red bowl towards black A to knock it out

 

As 2 and 4, a little danger in that Black A could push Jack to Black A, giving Black 2 shots
6 Play backhand drawing onto the jack, thus taking the jack through to rest just behind Red B. Red C finally resting between Black B and Red B protecting the jack from Black D’s final shot. Good intention, if short might knock Black A out but if too short/tight there is same danger as in 5
All comments much in agreement as to backhanded Red Bowl, some with a little weight. A wick off Black C may happen which could have a lucky result – and if using a straight biased Red Bowl, coming to rest on Black B and falling back towards the Jack could also be lucky.

Should these not succeed and if Black D then blocks the backhand then a final drive with Red D using a forehand shot to push Black A onto the Jack, hoping to push it towards or past Red B might have to be considered.