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 SBA District 29


Our Rules and Etiquette.......

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Like all well managed clubs we need rules and guidance for the well being of all members and for the general good of the club. I will endeavor to list some of our Bowling rules and etiquette.......not them all as there are many..........
                   Bowls Etiquette
                   Bowls is a sport where true sportsmanship still prevails. This position should be guarded
                   jealously and by following a few simple principles you can help maintain the sportsmanship
                   and courtesy which has characterised the game of bowls for many years.
                        
                   Bowling is a friendly game and all players should show courtesy and good sportsmanship.
Before the Game: 
1. Check you know the correct dress for the occasion - and wear it. 
2. Make sure you know the starting time of the game and arrive in sufficient time to change and be ready to start on the green at the appointed time 
3. In a team game, arrive in time to welcome your guests. 
During the Game:
1.
Enter and leave the green by the steps provided. 
2.
Do not drop your bowls on the green. 
3.
Shake hands with your opponents before and after the game 
4.
Do not sit or stand on the steps or banking. 
5.
Do not drop litter in the ditches - use the receptacles provided. 
6.
Stand still while your opponent is about to play. 
7.
Do not infringe the laws of rink possession. 
8.
Wait until the result of an end has been declared before moving any of the bowls. 
9.
If you are responsible, for keeping the score, compare your card with your opponents at regular intervals. 
    If score-boards are in use, ensure it concurs with the scorecards. 
10.
Unless you have been delegated to decide the shots at the completion of an end, do not interfere in any way with   
      this process. 
11.
If an umpire has been called, stay well clear of the head until a decision has been made
12. If you lose the game remember to congratulate your opponent. 
13.
Never be heard to criticise the green or your opponent. 
14.
Acknowledge a "fluke" and commend an opponent's good bowl.
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Rules......for CBC competitions 
1. Bowls Scotland govern all competitions. 
2. All Bowls must conform to SBA requirements.
   Any challenge to bowls must be made BEFORE the first end is commenced
3. Challenge book will be operated as follows:-
a. In singles, the challenger is either player. In pairs, the challenger is either skip. 
    The skip being mutually agreed between the drawn pairs. 
b. Should difficulties arise in arranging ties a challenger may append 3 dates and times in the book when he is available. These must not be in the same week and at least 48 hours notice must be given of the first date. Challenges may NOT be issued for Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays, although ties may be played at any time on a Saturday or Sunday by mutual consent, subject to availability of rinks. Ties may be played on Monday evenings only with the prior approval of the Match Committee. 
c. The person challenged must give the Challenger minimum notice of 24 hours of any date accepted.
d. If the person challenged finds all three dates unsuitable, he may offer three alternative dates in line with para 3b above. 
e.
The Challenger must consult the book regularly to check if his opponent has accepted any date or offered alternatives. 
f.
If a challenge has been issued in accordance with these rules and not accepted by the closing date for the round, then the Challenger will be adjudged the winner of the tie. 
g.
If a tie is unplayed by the closing date and neither party has used the Challenge Book the BOTH parties will be disqualified.
4. Single competitions will be played until one competitor reaches 21 shots. Finals will include 2 trial ends. Trial ends in all other rounds will be by mutual agreement. 
5.
Pairs competitions will be played over 15 ends with trial ends by mutual agreement up until the final, which will consist of 17 ends plus two trial ends.
6.
Substitutes will be allowed only at the Match Committee's discretion and none will be permitted after the first round. Substitutes will continue to play in all further rounds. 
7.
EXTENSIONS will only be considered by the Match Committee for reasons of bereavement or Club commitment.
Jack improperly delivered (Law 29)
Should the jack in any end be improperly delivered, or if it ends its original course in the ditch or outside boundary of the rink, or less than 23metres in a straight line of play from the mat line, it shall be returned and the opposing player shall deliver the jack, ensuring that it is centered, but shall not play first.
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Jack lengths
see the SBA rules green measurements and jack lengths 
Bowls Stamping
see the SBA rules on bowls being stamped 

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Dress : Dress on the green and at all times must be of a reasonable standard. Blazer, white shirt, club tie and grey trousers for club games semi-finals and finals of club competitions and all formal occasions.
Smart casual at all other times

Obnoxious behaviour : members should at all times behave in a reasonable manner and should not indulge in any behaviour or comment which may prove offensive to members or guests who are in the club. The Directors may act to censure a member at any time, without necessarily calling the said member before the Board of Directors, if a report is received by them indicating behaviour which is not compatible with the good name of Cambuslang Bowling Club

Complaints : no complaints shall be considered by the Board of Directors unless made in
            writing to the secretaryand no member shall subject any servant of the club, or member
            of the Board of Directors to personal reprimand.

Visitors : The Member shall remain responsible for their visitor(s) until they have left the
            premises. No visitor shall be supplied with excisable liquor on the Club premises unless
           on the invitation of his ‘Host’ Member
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Remember our neighbours when leaving the club and please leave quietly.

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  Taylor Bowls - Henselite Bowls - Aero Bowls

BOWLS SIZES & WEIGHTS

Size
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0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Dia mm
116
118
121
122.5
124
125.5
127
128.5
Dia inch
4 9/16
4 5/8
4 3/4
4 13/16
4 7/8
4 15/16
5
5 1/16


 

Med Wt

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0

1

2

3

4

5

6

Gms

 

1230

1325

1380

1430

1480

1535

1535

Lbs-ozs

 

2.11

2.14

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.6

 

Hvy Wt

00

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

Gms

1210

1280

1375

1425

1485

1540

1580

1580

Lbs ozs

2.10

2.12

3.00

3.02

3.04

3.06

3.08

3.08

 

XHvy Wt

00

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

Gms

 

1330

1390

1450

1510

1560

 

 

Lbs ozs

 

2.15

3.01

3.03

3.05

3.07

 

 


Taylor Bowls bias chart


 

HENSELITE BOWLS

THE EMERALD  Very similar to the classic, with a slightly hooked finish,
 which means it is suitable for greens of various speeds.
SAPPHIRE


 Drawing line similar to the Classic II with a slightly straighter
 finish with no hook. Suitable for all fast greens and indoor surfaces

CLASSIC II

 Narrowest drawing arc with a pronounced hook finish.
 Recommended for all indoor and fast surfaces

ABT 2000

 Having a constant, elongated, even curve but unlike the Classic II
 it does not have a distinctive or exaggerated hook finish.
 This bowl is suitable for all fast greens and indoor surfaces.

CLASSIC
MED & HVY
 A wider drawing bowl with a pronounced hook finish.
 Recommended for outdoor use.

bowls bias 

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AERO  BOWLS
The Aero Exclusive Arc with Centre Point Trajectory© is made with incredible precision for dramatically improved wind stability and accuracy for all shots. Other makes of bowls with a banana shape, hook, swoop or flat finish are much more wind affected and will track with less accuracy. The AERO trajectory is very different from all other brands… in fact they are not even close. Aero bowls provide bowlers who want the best with a trajectory for extremely accurate bowling… more accurate than was ever previously possible. Aero are the world’s most accurately manufactured bowls and that’s plain fact.

Maxim The characteristic of the Aero Maxim, or AeroMaxim, is that it is a wide swinging bowl with a strong finish. It is designed for slow paced greens and is ideal for UK conditions. As with all Aero bowls, these are milled with precision in mind and the Maxim has a gentle, accurate arc that will hold the line.
The Aero Exclusive Arc with Centre Point Trajectory© is made with incredible precision for dramatically improved wind stability and accuracy for all shots. Other makes of bowls with a banana shape, hook, swoop or flat finish are much more wind affected and will track with less accuracy.

Sonic - has more bias than the Aero GrooVe. Designed by Alex Marshall MBE, the bowl is suitable for those who prefer a wider drawing bowl for outdoor play. Its particularly effective in early season and on difficult, heavy greens. It’s the choice of Paul Foster MBE, Ellen Falkner, and Amy Gowshall for the outdoor season.
Groove The Aero Groove, or AeroGroove, suits normal outdoor grass conditions in the UK and South Africa, and most other bowls playing countries with the exception of Australia and New Zealand. It has less swing than the Maxim and is ideal for faster outdoor greens but can also be used on slow greens, including uneven, tracky green surfaces.
Quantum - has been introduced as an improved and updated version of the successful Revolution, the oldest Aero model in the UK. This is a natural progression and development of continuous research to improve the trajectory. The new Quantum sits in between the Profile and the Groove following feedback that the bias of the Revolution was closer to the Groove. It’s an ideal mid-bias bowl which can be used for both indoor and outdoor play. An excellent choice for back end play indoors and front end play outdoors. Can be used effectively by all playing positions on average to slow paced indoor surfaces and quicker outdoor surfaces.

Revolution –
The Aero Revolution, or AeroRevolution, was used by Jeremy Henry who won the 2013 World Cup. It benefits from a predictable and accurate arc, and holds the line with the least amount of weight, so you can bowl with accuracy on the mat. It suits indoor or fast outdoor conditions.
Space – The Aero Space, or AeroSpace, is suitable either for very fast indoor or fast outdoor conditions. It is the newest range to the UK and is also Comfitpro’s narrowest drawing bowl in their UK range. The Aero Space has a comparable type of drawline to the Henselite Dreamline bowl.
aero bias

aero bias

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