After game socialising.
After home matches players enjoy a drink together, not necessarily alcoholic. Home players offer their positional opponent a drink. The total cost of the your opponents' drinks will be shared between home players on that rink. Therefore each player will pay for their own drink plus 1/4 of rink opponents' drinks.
Good sportsmanship in bowls is simply the practice of good old-fashioned etiquette .
1. Start well- at the beginning shake hands with your opponents.
In these post Covid19 times, a simple fist or elbow bump may be preferred.
2. No competition is so important that you should ‘forget’ to commend a particularly good bowl by your
opponent or by a team mate.If your opponent plays an unlucky shot, do not show any outward sign of
satisfaction at this misfortune. It may be your turn next!
3, Do not applaud an opponent's shot that may have promoted your side's bowl into shot.
4. Do admit a ‘fluke’ e.g a lucky wick, openly. Never pretend that a bowl has finished where you intended
when it did not.
5. Be a gracious winner and good loser.
6. End well, - at the end shake hands with your opponents.
7. Dress as the competition rules or club custom requires
8. Never distract your opponent by movement, noise, loud talk, or any other way when your opponent is on the mat.
9. When off the rink do not walk behind a bowler who is on the mat.
10. If you follow a bowl after delivery, keep within the rules of the game and do not obstruct your
opponent’s view of the running path of your bowl. Keep within the confines of the rink on which you
11. After bowling your woods in a rinks or triples match and moving up to the head, try to keep to the
centre of the rink as much as possible so as to not impede bowlers sight lines in adjacent rinks.
12. It is not courteous to loiter about the head. The laws require that players, except when actually
directing, shall not be less than 6 feet behind the jack.
13. Never criticise the playing state of the green, instead protect it. Do not drop a bowl onto the green
from standing position.
14. Never criticise, to others, the performance of your playing colleagues during or after a game.