As all provincial championships have been cancelled and we're likely looking at very limited competitions this year, we have extended all umpire registrations another year for all umpires who were in good standing as of February 2020. This means you should add 2 years to the expiration of your umpire card. We won't be issuing new cards, but we will advise the districts that umpire cards should be extended.
BCB has added a Laws and umpiring section to their new blog. It's a great resource for provisions that might not be clear. You can find it below and we'll add a permanent link in our menu at right.
We have created playlists for videos published by World Bowls and by Bowls Australia regarding umpire and marker training / responsibilities. Each list is available here and available through YouTube by subscribing to the OLBA Umpires YouTube channel.
WB Umpire Training Videos
WB Marker Training Videos
Bowls Australia Under the Scope
The Whitby course is now full. Further registrants will be waitlisted.
We have received a few questions regarding which laser bowls measures are acceptable for official use. At present, the only laser measure approved by World Bowls is the Bowlsline Laser Measure*. Any other measure, regardless of whether it is advertised as a bowls measure, should not be used.
*This link is provided solely for reference purposes. OLBA does not endorse nor do we have any relationship with the Bowlsline company.
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