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Bowls and Bowling Officials


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Bowls image 1Bowls and bowling games can use referees or umpires and are some of the most popular games in the world. Find links to contacts, news, rules and tons of other great information for and about your favourite bowling games. There might be lawn bowls, 10 pins, 9 pins, maybe even 7 and 5 pin games. If candle bowling, table bowling or the Crown Green are what you are interested in, then this is your collection!

Bowling is one of the oldest games that we know of. Bowling balls and pins were found in an Egyptian tomb that is over 5,000 years old. Various forms of lawn bowling games have been played for just as long and with almost as many variations on rules. Alterations to the basic rules are usually made to accommodate the different types of playing surfaces that are available. Some are flat, some are rolling and hilly, and of course, they are all different sizes. One of the fascinating aspects to the sport of bowls and bowling is the diversity of the games.


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Bowls image 4On this page we have listed links to bowling rules, associations and the people who are important to the officials of the games. Scroll down to find our Bowls and Bowling Collection that contains posts about bowls referees, umpires and officials that were shared at the Officials101 Twitter page. If there are links that you think should be added to this page, please let us know. We are always on the lookout for websites that are helpful to referees and umpires in any form of bowling.

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Some great Bowling Referee and Bowls Umpire links:


World Bowling Website
Special Olympics Bowling Website 


Bowling 101 from the PBA
The Ultimate and Complete History of Bowling


Bowls USA – How to Become a Bowls Umpire 
Complete pdf of 5 Pin Bowling Tournament Officials Clinic


A variety of Bowls and Bowling Rules


Some Bowling Videos for you.


How to Play Bowls



The Basics of Ten Pin Bowling



Keeping Score in Duckpin Bowling



How to Play Five Pin Bowling



Bowling Rules – Bocce Ball Rules
Bowling RulesBocce Ball Rules – Basic Backyard Bocce
Bowling Rules – Bocce Ball Rules – English pdf – US Bocce Fed.
Bowling Rules – Bocce Ball Rules – Beach

Bowling RulesBowling Rules – Bowl.com
Bowling Rules – BCGBA Laws of the Game British Crown Green Bowling Assn.
Bowling RulesPBA Bowls Rules – Professional Bowls Assn.
Bowling RulesWorld Bowling Rules and Statutes pdf

Bowling Rules – 5 Pin Bowling Rules
Bowling Rules – 9 Pin Bowling Rules
Bowling Rules10 Pin Bowling Rules

Bowling RulesThe Rules of Bowls
Bowling Rules – Candlepin Bowling Rules
Bowling RulesDuckpin Bowling Rules
Bowling Rules Irish Road Bowling Rules
Bowling RulesLego Robot Bowling Rules
Bowling RulesPetanque Rules
Bowling RulesRulesofBowling.com
Bowling RulesShuffleboard Bowling Rules
Bowling Rules Team Bowling Rules 
Bowling RulesWacky Bowling Rules – English pdf – 10 pin
Bowling RulesWheelchair Bowling Rules
Bowling RulesWii Bowling Rules – English pdf 


How To Keep Score in Bowling


Bowling – The Basics of Keeping Score 

How to keep score for DuckPin Bowling
Free online DuckPin Bowling Calculator

A simple explanation How to keep score for 10 Pin Bowling
A free online 10 Pin Bowling Score Calculator


More Great Resources 


Bowls USA Links Page
Bowling Links – All Over The World 


Links to PBA pages 


Professional Bowls Association
The PBA


Bocce and Boccia Links


Boccia Canada Twitter 
Bocce Standards Association
Top 18 Bocce Referee Profiles on LinkedIn


The British Crown Green Referees Society BCGRS
English Bowls Umpires Association EBUA 


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