With less than 8 days to the Bowls Australian Open, the excitement for lawn bowls is palpable. You can just imagine the numbers on the lawn bowls scoreboard when your favourite team plays on the field.
Looking to host a game of lawn bowls right in your own backyard? You should get all the equipment you need, including a scoreboard designed specifically for lawn boards.
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Factors to look for in an Australian lawn bowls scoreboard
Because it will be used outdoors, it is important that the scoreboard you choose is built for the weather in Australia. It should be sturdy and durable enough to withstand prolonged exposure to the elements.
If you intend to play lawn bowl even during a downpour, a scoreboard made of plastic or steel is a better option than one made of wood. If it is normally windy in your area, it should be able to endure the normal wind speed.
The printing ink used on the numbers should withstand exposure to harsh sunlight. Although part of responsible ownership is to protect the print from fading, it should at least survive when you occasionally leave the scoreboard outdoors.
The scoreboard you choose should be visible from anywhere on the rink. Whether you choose a manual or electric lawn bowls scoreboard in Australia, visibility should be a major consideration.
How easy or complicated is it to install a lawn bowls scoreboard? If you only need to set it on the ground or a trestle table, so much the better. This is a much more convenient choice than if you were to use tools to install the scoreboard. And it is so much better than an installation that involves a bit of hammering or screwing on bolts and nuts.
How often do you need to clean the scoreboard to keep it fully functional for a long time?
Do you need to flip the numbers backward after every time you play lawn bowl and when you leave the scoreboard outdoors?
How long before the board needs to be repainted?
Find lawn bowls scoreboard
If you looking for the ideal bowls scoreboard, get the Mr Scoreboards manual scoreboard.
- It is made of heavy-duty plastic and is guaranteed to withstand the Australian elements. During high winds situation, however, a sandbag may be needed to hold the scoreboard down and in place.
- It is highly visible up to 80M. Even if you are at the far end of the rink, you will be able to see if you scored or not.
- It sits on the ground or on a trestle table, eliminating any need for tools to install it.
- It is foldable and comes complete with a carrying handle. This means you don’t need to flip the numbers backward or cover the board since you can fold and store it away when not in use.
What is even better is that it is easy to use and operate. It also has a 12-month warranty against any manufacturing faults. So get the Mr Scoreboards lawn bowls scoreboard today.