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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Ask an Umpire: Bowl & Jack Displacement and Duties of Players & Officials

This volume of Ask an Umpire covers Bowl & Jack Displacement and Duties of Players & Officials Bowl & Jack Displacement Q: Player A played first in one end of a Singles game. During the end Player A threw a runner, which entered the adjacent rink and struck several bowls before anyone could do anything …

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Ask an Umpire: Neutral Objects and Duties of the Third

This volume of Ask an Umpire covers Neutral objects and duties of the third Q: I was playing a singles game in which the following occurred: I delivered a running bowl which did the following in this order: It touched the jack Then it made contact with a non-toucher, causing the non-toucher to enter the …

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