A Gentle reminder of

Green Etiquette.

 

1. Be conversant with the Laws of the Game and Observe them.

2. Respect the decision of the umpire.

3. Be punctual to commence play at all matches, and come to each match correctly attired.

4. Keep quiet and refrain from moving when players are on the mat.

5. Stand behind the mat whilst your opponent bowls.

6. Always stand still at the head, when a player is about to bowl. Movement at the head, or talking at the mat, is very distracting.

7. Always allow your opponent the right to the head as spelled out in the laws of the game.

8. Walk close to the centre of the rink, with minimum delay when changing ends.

9. Do not delay play. Always play your bowl with minimum delay.

10. Never deliver your bowl before the previous bowl has come to rest.

11. Keep track of play and be ready to bowl when it is your turn.

12. Every player at the mat end should assist collecting the bowls when the end is completed.

13. Always pay your skip respect by waiting for their decision. Do not step onto the mat and indicate which way you intend to play. Wait for the skip’s instructions.

14. Never applaud lucky bowls, - accept them graciously.

15. Never complain about lucky bowls, they tend to equal each other out over the season. 

16. Respect the green’s surface at all times:-

17. Do Not DROP BOWLS ON THE GREEN, STAND ON THE EDGE OF THE GREEN, STAND ON THE EDGE OF THE BANK, WALK IN THE DITCHES 

18. Always inform your opponent if you wish to leave the green.

19. If you lose, be a good loser, and do not blame your loss on; other people, the green or weather conditions.

20. Win or lose, always shake hands with your opponents and thank them for the game. Do not be taken with your win today, because the position could be reversed tomorrow.

21. Offer your opponents a drink after the game. 21. Always be polite to Markers and Umpires, they have given their time to assist you in your game. ABOVE ALL, ENJOY THE GAME OF BOWLS FOR, ITS PLEASURE AND FOR LASTING FRIENDSHIP