Dumping and/or Dropping of Bowls
- Dumping and dropping of bowls damages our synthetic playing surfaces over time and every player has a responsibility to make sure this does not happen.
- All bowls must be delivered from below the knee but no higher than 300mm from the playing surface.
- The Match committee/umpires shall warn a player if (in their opinion) the delivery has the potential to cause damage to the surface.
- The Match committee/umpires shall have the final say as to whether or not the player is dumping.
- Up to three warnings may be issued to players.
- If you cannot correct the fault, you will be asked to leave the game thus penalising you team and your entry to future events may be refused.
- The Match committee and Club Coaches can offer advice on how to correct delivery faults, or on how to use a Bowling arm.
As in all other sports bowls has a code of etiquette designed to make the atmosphere of the game pleasant. It is really just good manners.
- Don’t talk or move around while an opponent is delivering his bowl.
- Do not applaud the bad or unfortunate result of an opponent’s bowl. If he knocks you up for shot do not clap him. Instead say “bad luck”.
- Give a clap to an opponent’s good bowls even if it means you have lost the shot.
- By all means have a chat to your opponent but your team still expects you to concentrate on the game.
- Do not stray over your rink boundaries when crossing from end to end or following your bowl.
- Unlike some other sports ‘sledging’ or criticising an opponent is severely frowned upon.
Other rules of etiquette are on the notice board in the club.