Victory Hall, Church Road, Farley Hill, Reading, RG7 1TR
The etiquette of the game of bowls is a combination of good manners, sportsmanship and sociability.
These courtesies are best described as the unwritten Laws of the Game.
They are extras and designed to promote social ability and the excellent reputation for friendliness and
sportsmanship the game of bowls has rightly earned.
1. Drop bowls onto the green.
2. Deliver your bowl “bouncing” from more than 1 foot above the green. (Aim for 6 inches maximum!)
3. Stand on the edge of the green or sit on the bank with your feet on the edge of the green.
4. Often move from bank to green as this can cause undue wear to the green.
5. Walk in the ditches.
6. Run on the green.
19. Always inform your opponent if you wish to leave the green foe any reason.
20. If you lose, be a good loser, don't blame your loss on other people, the green, weather conditions etc.
21. Always shake hands with your opponents and thank them for the game.
22. Offer your visiting opposite number a drink after a home game.
23. When playing a singles match, whether you have won or lost, always thank the marker and offer them a drink. Remember that they have given their time to assist in your game.
24. Learn to be a good marker, when offering your services, remember a marker can make or break a game. Obtain a copy of the 'Duties of a Marker'.
ENJOY THE GAME OF BOWLS FOR ITS PLEASURE AND THE LASTING FRIENDSHIPS
Bill Dowling 18.05.14
N.B.. This is a slightly adapted form of an original produced by Val Howley of Suttons BC, a Senior EBCA coach. I am extremely grateful for her permission to distribute it to our members.