On May 25, 2023, World Bowls agreed to the following recommendation from the WB Laws Advisory Group: to rescind Laws 37.1.3 and 188.8.131.52. These laws pertained to the deliberate displacement or stopping of a bowl in its original course, or the lifting of a bowl at rest to allow a bowl in its original course to pass. For further details on the decision see here.
The OLBA Officiating Committee recommends that the following amendments be made to each copy of the BCB rule book (2022 version).
Further guidance on interpretation of the laws will be provided to all Ontario umpires.