Laws of the Sport of Bowls V3.2
Marking and Umpiring
Markers and Umpires play a vital role in the organisation of the sport of bowls at club, county, national and international level.
Many find marking and umpiring a very rewarding experience – and an opportunity to officiate at many different events.
Umpires have the opportunity to develop their skills and, should they wish to do so, they may reach international level and experience the sport of bowls at the highest level.
Fraser Park Bowling Club offers a basic club marker and umpires course, which includes a very basic insight into the principles of marking a singles match and some instruction on some measuring exercises.
Bowls Scotland offer an umpires qualification. This is arranged through the District unpires laision officer and Bowls Scotland umpiring committee. The rest is up to you!
Any member who may wish to find out more about the opportunities available should ask any committee member.
To officiate at events such as Commonwealth Games, World Bowls and other events governed by World Bowls Ltd, Umpires need to attain the World Bowls Ltd International Technical Officials (ITO) assessment which is required to be eligible for selection.
For more information on World Bowls’ commitment to Umpiring, go to: