Bowling Etiquette

Lawn bowls is a friendly and sociable game - although competition between clubs is high! It's important to take note of some etiquette that takes place around a green to keep tradition and formal standards high when in a competition environment. 

Here are few tips for beginners to the game:

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Standing Position

If you are in a game you should stand behind the active bowler to avoid distracting them - be aware of any noise or shadows you may be casting. If you are at the opposite end to the bowler you should remain still when they are bowling to avoid distracting them. 

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Bank Behaviour

When moving around the bank be aware of who may be bowling on the rink. If you are intending to pass by the end of a rink with an active bowler bowling towards you, pause until they have played their shot to avoid distractions.
 

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Communication

When in a game of fours, only the skip and third player should communicate to bowlers of their team. And it should only be their team with whom they communicate. 

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Drinks!

In a competition match it is normal for the home team players to offer to buy a drink for their opposing number at the end of the match.

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