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Bowls In Focus : March April 2010
POSITION VACANT Bowls Coach / Organiser The introduction of a Lilac 'toucher' spray chalk is poised to be of assistance to players, markers and spectators alike... A new world order for marking bowls has been implemented by Bowls Australia following the introduction of a Lilac spray chalk. Following the spiralling popularity of coloured bowls, including the now wide- spread speckled, granite and white variet- ies, it became apparent that a solution was required for all players, with the traditional white chalk versions proving problematic. As a result, Bowls Australia's National Officiating Committee embarked on a much-needed mission to find an alternative colour that would not clash with the current ranges produced by the world's bowls manufacturers. Enter Lilac, the specific PMS coded colour (PMS 5165), which is clearly visible at a distance of 1.5 metres and able to be viewed across all current ranges. According to Bowls Australia develop- ment manager Tony Sherwill, who is the convener of the NOC, the introduction of the Lilac spray, which is now being retailed by Hunter Bowls (pictured), with others soon set to follow, is a significant step forward for the sport. "We believe the introduction of a Lilac spray is a proactive move for bowls across the board," Sherwill said. "With a significant rise in the use of coloured bowls such as white, speckled, granite and mixed blends, a solution was required for our players and officiators, rendering white chalk all but obsolete. "Stick chalk may still be used at the appropriate levels of competition, but the NOC recommends the use of the spray chalk at higher levels of competition and is the only form allowable at events conducted by Bowls Australia including the Australian Open." Following the recent introduction of the lilac spray to the Australian market, Bowls Australia has also sent a submission to World Bowls to request that it be applied across the sport. The new Lilac spray made its competi- tion debut at the recent Australian Open Championships in Shepparton and Mooroopna, with the consensus amongst players being extremely positive. Lilac Spray Is Nice Touch
Bowls In Focus May 2010