Ask an Umpire: Shot restriction in the first two ends and player shadowing

This edition of Ask and Umpire covers Shot restriction in the first two ends of a game and player shadowing Q: "Seeking clarification for Law 22.1 with regard to how shots are determined in situations which do not fall under Law 57.2.2.  My question is this - if a Controlling Body was to introduce a Condition …

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How to use federal New Horizons Grants to revitalize your Club

This blog post was written by OLBA Vice President and Grants Director Ralph Ellis  Our clubs have many needs – better greens, new bowling equipment, new appliances and renovations. The federal New Horizons grant program has supported activities at lawn bowling clubs since the 1970s. My first club in the 1970s received 3 grants for …

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Why sign up for National Bowls Day?

National Bowls Day was an initiative created in joint with ParticipACTION’s 150 year playlist in Canada. To celebrate the country’s 150th birthday, we took part to show Canada why they should be playing bowls. 2017 was a great success, with a few thousand participants nationwide. Our clubs across Canada made the day a fantastic success.  …

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