A major factor in the successful operation of the Metropolitan Bowls Association Pennant Bowls competitions is the availability & participation of properly-trained & properly prepared umpires & measurers.

The Executive and Match & Program Committees of the MBA encourage umpires & measurers to keep their skills & knowledge up-to-date by re-accrediting themselves as their qualifications reach their “renewal” date.


Bowls Australia has released an updated version of “The Laws of the Sport of Bowls” (version 3.1 April 2019). A significant amendment has been made to the D.R about substitute players. Several BA policies have also been re-written.

The Laws Of the Sport book is available for $9 plus $2.50 postage on the estore on the Bowls Australia website and more information on this and changes can be found at the following link: Ask your club to purchase a few!!!

A completely unofficial summary of the changes made to the Laws & the D.R’s can be downloaded here.

The MBA Executive Committee has adopted the  Bowls SA Policy on Instantaneous Penalties  for Pennant bowls games.

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