Game Officials

Games Officials

Club members can take courses that train them to be Markers, Coaches and Umpires. They can then be called upon to officiate at games and/or develop the skills of other players

    1. Markers assist the players in a singles game by centering the jack, marking touchers, identifying shot bowls and various other duties that speed up the progress of the game. A supply of markers is always needed for singles tournaments. You need to take a half day course to qualify as a marker. 
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    3. Coaches are required to have a thorough knowledge of the game and to pass a one-day coaching course offered by Bowls South Island (BSI). Coaches are particularly involved in training newcomers to bowling. 
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    5. Umpires officiate at important games, ensuring observance of the Laws of the Sport and being the ultimate authority on any measurements required during a game.