Accreditations

Officials at all levels are expected to have a set of skills and be able to perform relevant duties competently. All accreditation and re-accreditations are competency based.

Marker

Markers are responsible for the efficient management of singles matches.Markers must understand the bowls environment, be well prepared with the necessary equipment, and be able to organise themselves and the match environment

During the Marker course you will cover:

  • The Marker’s duties;
  • Positioning on the green and positioning for different shots;
  • Knowledge of correct and appropriate use of essential equipment;
  • Communication, terminology and signalling skills;

Measurer

Measurers are responsible for the measuring of bowls when called byplayers. Measurers must be familiar with the appropriate and correct use of all measuring equipment and able to effectively communicate the results of measures.

During the Measurer course you will cover:

  • The Measurer’s duties;
  • Laws relevant to measuring;
  • Knowledge of correct and appropriate use of measuring equipment;
  • Process of measuring.

National Umpire

A National Umpire is to be neutral and fair as they can be called upon to decide disputes or to give an interpretation of the laws. National Umpires must be proficient measurers and have full knowledge and awareness of all aspects of the Laws of the Sport of Bowls.

During the National Umpire course you will cover:

  • The Umpire’s duties;
  • Interpreting the laws;
  • The Measurer’s duties;
  • Laws relevant to measuring;
  • Knowledge of correct and appropriate use of measuring equipment;
  • Process of measuring;
  • The Markers’ duties;
  • Marker’s positioning on the green and positioning for different shots;
  • Knowledge of correct and appropriate use of essential equipment;
  • Communication, terminology and signalling skills as a Marker.
The International Technical Official (ITO) accreditation is a World Bowls accreditation which lasts five years. For more information read here.