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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World Bowls from an Officiating Perspective

This article appeared previously in “Extra Ends” The members of Team Canada were not the only Canadians seen on the greens at the 2016 World Bowls Championships.  Canada’s Nick Watkins was also in attendance serving as an International Technical Official (ITO) at this premier event. Watkins was one of about 35 ITO’s from seven bowling …

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Ask an Umpire: Conditions of Play and International Laws of sport

This volume of Ask and Umpires covers Conditions of Play and International Laws of sport Conditions of Play Q: The BCB Consolidated Conditions of Play state that “an end in progress must be completed but no new end may be commenced” after a time limit has been reached. Law 20.1 states that “A dead end is not …

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