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  • corptaxman's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 AM
    Clearly the laws here are precise and do not mention any acceptable level of variation. In practise, especially at less than elite level, that is...
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  • farside268's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    From an engineering perspective, there is always a margin of error. If I use a 2 metre rod to measure from the ditch, there is still going to be less...
    4 replies | 171 view(s)
  • Falky's Avatar
    15-07-2019, 03:43 PM
    Falky replied to a thread Hello! in New in Town...?
    Welcome to the forums! :D Fellow outdoor bowler here.
    4 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Umachan's Avatar
    15-07-2019, 01:16 PM
    There is no margin for error on this as it is a fixed distance of 2m that is being marked. In Scotland we use small plastic markers that are...
    4 replies | 171 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    15-07-2019, 11:29 AM
    If they should be at 2 metres,then it is difficult to imagine there should be a margin for error,(guess you have 2metre sticks at the club to measure...
    4 replies | 171 view(s)
  • farside268's Avatar
    15-07-2019, 12:09 AM
    What, if any, is a reasonable margin of error when placing 2-meter marks on the green for re-spots? We recently hosted an event, and when I measured...
    4 replies | 171 view(s)
  • corptaxman's Avatar
    14-07-2019, 11:43 AM
    corptaxman replied to a thread Hello! in New in Town...?
    Or they think of the old film : A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum! I was more an 'Up Pompeii' fan, myself!
    4 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Gir's Avatar
    14-07-2019, 08:23 AM
    Gir replied to a thread Hello! in New in Town...?
    Thanks corptaxman. Most of the outdoors player I come across would just look at you blankly if you mention a “forum” to them!�� Gir
    4 replies | 119 view(s)
  • corptaxman's Avatar
    14-07-2019, 07:39 AM
    corptaxman replied to a thread Hello! in New in Town...?
    Welcome, and keep on enoying yourself - I'm glad to see another 'outdoors' player: we seem to be in a minority here!
    4 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Gir's Avatar
    13-07-2019, 09:36 PM
    Gir started a thread Hello! in New in Town...?
    Hello all, Thought I would say a quick hello as Iíve been lurking around for a little while:) Bit of background: Made a return to bowls and Iím...
    4 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Barry Adams's Avatar
    13-07-2019, 11:27 AM
    Some interesting comments on here. Selection is most definitely the most difficult job in the club and causes a huge amount of upset. I know half a...
    16 replies | 1193 view(s)
  • julianhainesbowls's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 03:28 PM
    The forum will be unavailable from 22:00 to 02:00 UK Time for emergency server work.:mad: Apologies for any inconvenience that this may...
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  • john haydock's Avatar
    11-07-2019, 06:25 PM
    In which case invite skip B to choose who he wants,failing which it is a good case to report to controlling body for a decision,The offending teams...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • corptaxman's Avatar
    11-07-2019, 11:10 AM
    corptaxman replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    Ideally, of course, the skips should probably agree on who was to act as umpire before the game started and any decision required - it should then be...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • astolat's Avatar
    11-07-2019, 09:32 AM
    astolat replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    I was well aware of 40.1.6 but it requires the skips to choose the person. This assumes agreement between the skips on the neutral person. If skip...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Riche's Avatar
    11-07-2019, 09:20 AM
    Riche replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    And we come full circle cos as Umpy has pointed out, the same applies if I'm 2 yards up the green when my bowl comes to rest, or if I'm running up...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • 1940mike's Avatar
    11-07-2019, 08:11 AM
    :thumbs:
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  • john haydock's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 09:05 PM
    Law 40.1.6 allows the skips to nominate a competent neutral person, in the absence of an umpire.
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • astolat's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 07:43 PM
    astolat replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    If the player transgresses Law 12 he is still in breech of the Laws. But there is NO PENALTY unless under Law 13 he annoys, interferes or...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 06:06 PM
    But it goes on to mention Law 13,so the law i am breaking is law 13,which to come in to operation requires an umpire or player to action, surely...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • AP Roxburgh's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 04:33 PM
    Check her grip, she may be too light in it and unable to send it forward. You could also get her to speed up her takeaway on the backswing....
    12 replies | 774 view(s)
  • astolat's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 04:09 PM
    astolat replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    Because possession of the rink does not transfer to you or your team until the bowl has come to rest, time being allowed to mark a toucher. The mat...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 03:37 PM
    Can you tell me where it says i should not be on the mat until the previous bowl comes to rest?
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Falky's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 12:28 PM
    Falky replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    Spot on Riche, the rules are there for guidance and not to be strictly adhered to. I mean cmon if everyone follow the set out rules to a Tee the game...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Umpy's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 11:18 AM
    Umpy replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
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  • Riche's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 11:16 AM
    Riche replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    Thanks for the clarification Umpy. The UNTIL bit is the critical point, I wasn't aware about that tbh.
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Umpy's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 11:00 AM
    Umpy replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    Just to be clear, rink possession is not breached UNTIL the opposing players are annoyed, distracted or Interfered with. Your first paragraph Richie...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Riche's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 10:57 AM
    Yeah we use Club buzz. It's cheap and does most things but not everything. It'd be great to have a rink booking system integrated in it for example....
    4 replies | 400 view(s)
  • Riche's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 10:54 AM
    Riche replied to a thread Are they all the same?. in Talk Shop!
    This kind of set up is killing bowls. How many clubs select the 'clique' and rarely look outside it. Of course selection in any sport is always...
    16 replies | 1193 view(s)
  • Riche's Avatar
    10-07-2019, 10:35 AM
    Riche replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    Rink possession laws are almost always broken in any game in my experience. Rarely are players 1 metre behind the mat as soon as their last bowl has...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • UncleZen's Avatar
    09-07-2019, 02:38 PM
    UncleZen replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    Thanks for your replies. I'm glad I found this forum. Its nice to have a sounding board for bowls stuff. Dont get me started on the subject of foot...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • corptaxman's Avatar
    09-07-2019, 11:56 AM
    corptaxman replied to a thread Running up the green in Talk Shop!
    It was disappointing! He's a big burly lad, too, but didn't seem to want to make an issue of it. As I said, it didn't really bother me, as I was...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    09-07-2019, 09:46 AM
    Law 13 is your only option as you say.I cannot believe your skip did nothing,especially as i would expect him to want to stand on the centre line...
    19 replies | 579 view(s)
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