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The laws

Following the World Bowls Council meeting held at the beginning of August 2014 in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games, changes have been made to the existing Laws of the Sport of Bowls - Crystal Mark Second Edition, necessitating the printing of the Third Edition. This booklet is now available (details here), but the new laws will not come into effect until 1 April 2015.

The booklet contains domestic regulations for Bowls England. For corresponding regulations in other countries please contact your respective bowls authority.

World Bowls has an online copy of the Crystal Mark Third Edition Laws here, but bear in mind that they are not identical to Bowls England's version. They are in portable document file (PDF) format and require installation of the free Adobe Reader program.