NOTE: During Pennant season, starting Saturday 31/07/2021, “Jackpot” Pairs may be transferred to play on Sunday – Check with the Club.
With PENNANTS SEASON approaching; it is timely to remind player (particularly new players) of the following: –
Approved Club Dress MUST be worn:- Club Dress may include any of the following: (1) white or cream traditional bowls sportswear; (2) shirt/blouse in approved Club colours and design with white, cream, maroon or royal blue shorts/trousers/skirt/skorts. All players shall wear approved flat-soled footwear on the greens. Team Dress shall require each member of the team to be attired uniformly and for the attire to carry the BA Logo in accordance with the Bowls Australia National Logo Policy. Team Dress is required for all Pennant and higher level Bowls Authority events.
Law 12 – Position of players:
12.1 In relation to the rink of play
12.1.1 Players at the mat-end of the rink who are not delivering a bowl must stand at least 1 metre behind the mat.
12.1.2 Players at the head-end of the rink and who are not controlling play must stand:
188.8.131.52 behind the jack if they are members of the team which is in possession of the rink;
184.108.40.206 behind the jack and away from the head if they are members of the team which is NOT in possession of the rink;
220.127.116.11 on the surrounds of the green if the jack is in the ditch; or
18.104.22.168 well clear of the head if it is not possible to stand on the surrounds.
12.1.3 As soon as a bowl is delivered, a player who is controlling play from a position that is either level with or in front of the jack, must take their position as described in law 12.1.2.
12.1.4 If a player does not meet the terms of this law, law 13 will apply.
Law 13 Possession of the rink:
13.1 Possession of the rink will belong to the player or team whose bowl is being played.
13.2 As soon as each bowl comes to rest, possession of the rink will transfer to the opposing player or team after allowing time for marking a toucher as soon as it comes to rest.
13.3 If the umpire, either by their own observation or on appeal by one of the skips or opponents in Singles, decides that the players in possession of the rink are being interfered with, annoyed or distracted in any way by their opponents,
13.3.1 the first time this happens the umpire must:
22.214.171.124 warn the offending player, while the skip is present; and
126.96.36.199 tell the coach, if they are present, that the player has received a warning.
13.3.2 on each occasion after this, the umpire must have the bowl last played by the offending player or team declared dead. If that bowl has disturbed the head, the opponent must choose whether to:
188.8.131.52 replace the head;
184.108.40.206 leave the head as altered; or
220.127.116.11 declare the end dead.