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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 were made to the existing Laws of the Sport of Bowls - Crystal Mark Second Edition, necessitating the printing of the Third Edition. The new laws came into effect from 1 April 2015 and the booklet is available through Bowls England (details here).

The booklet contains domestic regulations for Bowls England. For corresponding regulations in other countries please contact your respective bowls authority by clicking here and then the relevant flag to reveal the contact details.

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.