Do lawn bowls need to be stamped?

Firstly all composition bowls (i.e. not Lignum Vitae) must have a legible stamp dated 1985 or later on them. If you play with Lignum Vitae bowls, the 1985 relaxation does not apply, they must be stamped every 10 years, therefore you must get them stamped as soon as the expiry date is reached.

Is lawn bowls an Australian sport?

People of all ages are playing and not only in Australia. Some of the rules have changed over the years, but the fundamentals are still the same. There are many, many lawns bowls clubs all over Australia.

What is the best bowling arm for lawn bowls?

Drakes Pride makes the most versatile arm, but the DHB Hacksaw is designed to suit a bowler’s height and the size of the bowls they are using. It also has a notch on the end of the arm to help pick up the mat.

Can you wear shoes for lawn bowls?

Requirements for shoes Unfortunately you can’t wear any old trainers when playing bowls. Your shoes MUST have flat soles. This is required to keep the greens in the best possible condition by preventing the grass being churned up by the grip on players shoes.

How often do lawn bowls need testing?

every 10 years
The stamp on lawn bowls is used to show when the bowl was last tested to ensure it meets international standards. Bowls must go through this process every 10 years, much like a car requires an MOT. The stamp shows who tested it, to which standard it was tested too, and the year it requires re-testing.

Do lawn bowls expire?

No, bowls do not have an expiry date. As long as there is no visible damage they should be fine to use regardless of age. Bowls do need to be “stamped” every couple of years if you want to compete at a high level. The stamp shows the bowls have been tested to a high standard and can be used in competitive games.

What happens if you hit the white ball in lawn bowls?

The balls which touches the jack are called touchers and they are marked with a white chalk. This ball remains alive in the play even if it falls into a ditch.

How do you use a bowling arm in a lawn bowl?

How To Use The Bowling Arm

  1. Arrange the bowl in the arm with the correct bias and alignment, placing the bowl between your feet in the position you require.
  2. Hold the arm at a forward leaning angle and the jaws will fit over the bowl.

What are the rules for lawn bowls?

Players must keep one foot on the mat when bowling. The jack must travel a minimum of 23 metres without going over the rink boundaries. Bowls that land in the ditch are considered out of the game, unless they touch the jack before coming to a stop – in which case they are considered ‘alive’ and can still be played.

What do you wear when playing lawn bowls?

The traditional etiquette for bowls clothing is for all items to be white: skirts, blouses and shoes for ladies, trousers, shirts and shoes for men. The traditional colour for shoes is actually brown, but white has become a lot more standard in recent years.

What does “Bowls Australia approved” mean?

If you’re on the hunt for lawn bowling shoes, you might be wondering what kind of brands will tick all the boxes. Often, the top-tier brands are actually known as “Bowls Australia Approved”, indicating they match certain official criteria for the field.

What is an approved Bowlers Arm?

Approved bowlers arms. A bowlers arm is designed to assist a bowler who cannot continue to bowl without the aid of the artificial device and can be used in any competition within Australia. Typically they are used where a person has hip/knee complaints which restrict their ability to bend down to deliver the bowl correctly.

What is approved footwear for lawn bowls?

Approved footwear for lawn bowl shoes is based on whether it could damage the surface overall. They need to have flat, non-slip soles without grip. The Bowls Australia website has more detail about how they assess footwear to decide if they’re suitable.

How many types of bowlers arms are there in Australia?

There are currently three types of bowlers arms approved for use in Australia. They are known as ‘The Bowling Arm’, the ‘Bionic Bowler Arm’ and the ‘DHB arm’.