Listed below are Club members who are EBUA (English Bowls Umpires Association) qualified Umpires:
- Alex Duckworth
- Brian Flagg
- Peter Harris
- Bob Jarrett
- Avrel Lee
- Robert Dubery
- Richard Wood
All our Umpires initially qualified as EBUA Markers.
Brian Flagg is the EUBA Mentor who will assess any marker who wishes to progress further after attending a Markers Awareness Course (MAC). He does this by observing a game being marked and, assuming certain criteria are fulfilled, promotions can be made to Club, County or National level of competence.
This is a great option for BIBC members who enjoy marking, and want to improve their level of performance (and enjoyment) or gain a recognised qualification, but feel that Umpiring is not for them.
There are numerous BIBC members who have attended the EBUA Markers Awareness Course and would welcome marking for members in Club singles competitions, prestigious matches and even the PBA World Qualifiers. Alex Duckworth has the list if you need a marker, and there is a list next to the club competition draws of players who have volunteered to mark.
From time to time EBUA Markers Awareness Courses are held and any bowler wishing to improve their knowledge of the game and be able to have a greater input in the sport is encouraged to attend. A notice is displayed at BIBC when the courses will be running, so please watch for them - they will also be posted on this website as News items and/or Events.
Please contact Alex Duckworth on 01689 830 796 for further details.
Laws of the Sport
Click here for the latest version (and history) on the EBUA website (also links to competition rules).
This booklet is 60 pages long, but a great deal of this is regarding exceptional situations which Umpires are required to know - or at least understand!
Most bowlers will find these sections well written and quite probably enlightening:
- Section 1 (p9 to22) - Game basics
- [Section 2 (p23 to 31) - Game anonolies]
- Section 3.1 (p32 to 33) - Players and their duties (The skip, The Third, The Lead, Players with disabilities)
- Section 3.2 (p34 to 36 ) - Officials and their duties and spectators (The Marker, The Umpire, The Coach and The Spectators)
Click here for 'A Simple Guide to Current Requirements for the 2020/2021 Season'