From The Perspective of a Gold Medalist

This article appeared in a previous "Extra Ends" newsletter By Pricilla Westlake It is always an exceptional pleasure and a privilege to play for Canada, and my third time competing at the World Youth Championships (WYC) in Broad Beach, QLD, Australia (March 27 - April 3, 2017) was certainly no exception. I am incredibly grateful …

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Quest for ‘Olympic Dream’ draws closer

This article appeared previously in March 2017's edition of “Extra Ends” Last year a pathway for lawn bowls to achieve official International Olympic Committee (IOC) Recognition arose when World Bowls’ number of participating member nations was formalised to be in excess of fifty – a minimum requisite criteria. And although there is more work to …

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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: Jack Delivery, Mat positioning, and Law 8

This volume of Ask an umpire covers Jack Delivery, Mat positioning, and Law 8 Q: In the situation where Team 1’s jack needs to be re-rolled, does the lead for Team 2 get to reposition the mat, or does it stay where Team 1’s lead originally placed it? A: If the jack is delivered and …

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