well managed clubs need rules and guidance for the well-being of all
members and for the general good of the club and the game. The following
articles aims to list some of these Bowling rules and etiquette.......it
does not cover them all as there are many...........
Bowls is a sport where true sportsmanship still prevails. This position
should be guarded jealously and by following a few simple principles
you can help maintain the sportsmanship and courtesy which has characterised
the game of bowls for many years.
is a friendly game and all players should show courtesy and good sportsmanship.
you know the correct dress for the occasion - and wear it.
sure you know the starting time of the game and arrive in sufficient
time to change and be ready to start on the green at the appointed
a team game, arrive in time to welcome your guests.
and leave the green by the steps provided.
not drop your bowls on the green.
hands with your opponents before and after the game
not sit or stand on the steps or banking.
not drop litter in the ditches - use the receptacles provided.
still while your opponent is about to play.
not infringe the laws of rink possession.
until the result of an end has been declared before moving any of
you are responsible, for keeping the score, compare your card with
your opponents at regular intervals. If
score-boards are in use, ensure it concurs with the scorecards.
you have been delegated to decide the shots at the completion of
an end, do not interfere in any way with this process.
an umpire has been called, stay well clear of the head until a decision
has been made
you lose the game remember to congratulate your opponent.
be heard to criticise the green or your opponent.
a "fluke" and commend an opponent's good bowl.
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