New Umpire Information
OLBA will be offering the BCB umpire course starting in 2018. We are still working on the details regarding scheduling, but we are excited to bring this program to Ontario. This program has been in use in other provinces for a few years already. If you're interested, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
BCB describes the course as:
Training – Level 1 Umpire candidates complete a series of three half-day training sessions*:
Evaluation – In addition to the written exam completed during the training, candidates must also successfully complete a measuring exam and an oral exam. Candidates must complete the measuring practicum prior to taking the measuring exam.
All exams are based on World Bowls standards. A pass mark of 90% or better is required for each exam.
Apprenticeship - New Level 1 umpires must mentor with an experienced umpire for a minimum of 4 hours or 2 tournament games before they can officiate. New umpires will receive a BCB Umpire pin upon completion of their apprenticeship.
* It is possible to schedule the first two half-day sessions on the same day. As it is likely that many of our candidates will be travelling to attend the course, we will likely do so.
Umpire Information and Documents