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Bowls In Focus : February 2010
Bowls In Focus 27 Another Batch Of Frequently Asked Questions Welcome to the first set of frequently asked questions for 2010. I hope the following situations and responses assist all players to further enjoy their participation. Q: As the players change ends during a team game a magpie wanders onto the rinks and moves the jack. What action must be taken and by whom? A: If during the course of play the position of the jack is altered by an unforeseen incident, the skips should put the jack back to its former position. If they cannot agree to the jack's former position, they should declare the end dead. Law 53 and 33.3.3 Q: In a fours game Thirds 'A' and 'B' have each played their first bowl when it is noticed that Second 'A' has only played one bowl. May Second 'A' play his/her second bowl? A: No. If a bowl has been played by each team before the players discover that one of them has failed to play a bowl in the proper order, that player will lose the right to play the bowl. Law 47.4.2 Q: In a triples game, in a competition, a replacement player has been approved and plays second. During the game the lead twists an ankle. May a substitute take his/her place? A: No. Only a fours team may contain a substitute and a replacement player simultaneously. Law DR. 4.1 9(f) Q: Should the Marker measure for shot if requested by either player? A: Yes. The Marker should measure any disputed shot/s when asked to do so by either player. If the players are not satisfied with the Marker's decision, the Marker should ask the Umpire to do the measuring. Law 55.2 dot 13 Q: If a bowl is moved by a Marker whilst marking a toucher, what action should the Marker take? A: The Marker should put the bowl back to a position agreed by the opponents. If the opponents cannot agree, the Marker should put the bowl back to its former position. Law 28.4.2 Q: A bowl finishes near the boundary line of the rink. Both skips look at the bowl and allow play to continue. When the players change ends the thirds agree that the bowl is out of bounds. What is the position? A: The skips should decide whether a bowl is dead or not. Law 27.3 Q: The skip of Team 'A' drove at the head and disturbed a number of bowls. Three team members of Team 'B', who were standing on the green, were unable to move quickly enough and some of the bowls in motion were displaced by their feet and those bowls disturbed the head. What action should be taken? A: If the bowls in motion displaced by the players disturbed the head, the opposing skip should choose whether to: • Place the bowls where the skip believes they would have come to rest and replace any part of the head disturbed after displacement, or • Declare the end dead. Law 28.1.3 dot 2 Q: In a fours game may any member of the team appeal directly to the Umpire about a point in dispute? A: The skip should decide all disputed points with the opposing skip making sure their decision is in line with the Laws of the Sport of Bowls. If the skips cannot reach agreement on any disputed point they should ask the Umpire to make a decision. Law 37.1.2 and 37.1.5 Q: A bowl in course from an adjoining rink is likely to run across the mat on your rink. What action should be taken? A: If a bowl from a neighbouring rink is running on a bias which will take it back into its own rink, and is travelling on a path which will bring it into contact with the mat, any player on the rink on which the mat is being used can lift the mat so that the bowl can pass, and then replace the mat to its original position. Law 19.2.5 Q: If a challenge to bowls is lodged with the Umpire or the Controlling Body, how much is the amount paid by the challenger in Australia? A: $150. Law DR. 2.3 EXCEL DRAKES PRIDE Leaving his mark for 15 years Mark excels with 1995 Tasmanian Junior Singles Champion 1998 -- Tasmanian Representative 2000-03 Australian Under 25's Representative 2002 Australian Super Singles Champion 2003 Tasmanian Open Fours Champion Australian Senior Representative 2004 RNSWBA Premier League Runner-up 2005 BA Moama Grand Prix Pairs Champion 2006 Australian Open Pairs Champion Tasmanian Open Singles Champion Tasmanian Bowler of the Year 2007 Tasmanian Open Fours Champion Tasmanian Master Triples Champion 2008 Tasmanian Open Pairs Champion 2009 Tasmanian Open Singles Champion Tasmanian Open Triples Champion Tasmanian Bowler of the Year Australian by Design DRAKES PRIDE 12 Nolan Street Bendigo Vic 3550 Ph 03 5443 7133 or 5444 4948 Fax 03 5444 1088 Email:email@example.com Web site: www.drakespride.com.au I have proudly used Drakes Pride since 1994 and highly recommend them. Mark Strochnetter ' , Carolyn McIntyre
March April 2010