Etiquette in Lawn Bowling is simply defined as good sportsmanship and common courtesy.
- Dress appropriately. Flat soled shoes are required.
- Shaking hands with teammates and opponents at the beginning and the end of the game is customary.
- No matter how competitive the game may be, always compliment a good shot – whether by your own team or your opponents. Similarly, do not criticize a bad shot; no one willfully plays a bad bowl.
- Admit a “fluke shot” in good spirit.
- Do not distract a player who is preparing to deliver a bowl. Stand back and speak quietly.
- Be ready to play when you turn comes. Stay “in the game”.
- Following the bowl you have delivered up the green can obstruct your opponent’s view. Avoid this habit.
- When changing ends, walk well within the boundaries of your own rink.
- Players must stand at least 6 feet behind the jack when standing in the head. Any movement can be distracting, stay motionless when you are at the head.
- Do not openly criticize the condition of the green, particularly if you are visiting another club.
- Make every effort to protect the green by delivering the bowl smoothly.
- Leads are responsible for pushing the bowls at the conclusion of the end. Do your share.
- When the game is over, help to return mats, jacks and other equipment to the storage place.
- Be a gracious winner and a good loser