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Greens for Weekend Pennant Grand Finals
Bendigo v Bendigo East (Kangaroo Flat Front)
South Bendigo v Bendigo East (Eaglehawk Read)
North Bendigo v White Hills (Bendigo East B)
South Bendigo v Bendigo (Eaglehawk Kelly)
Castlemaine v Calivil (Bendigo Hesse)
Dingee v Harcourt (South Bendigo Sherman)
Bendigo VRI v Lockwood South (Golden Square Front)
South Bendigo v Castlemaine (Bendigo Hesse)
Note- Umpires must be named on the Pennant Check Sheet.
Drawing of the cards for both Midweek and Weekend Pennant will be held on Wednesday 6pm at Woodbury.
Greens for Midweek Pennant Grand Finals
Friday 17th March 10am
Division 1- Golden Square v Bendigo East (Woodbury)
Tuesday 14th March 10am
Division 2- Golden Square v South Bendigo (Bendigo East C)
Division 3- Bridgewater v Bendigo VRI (Eaglehawk Kelly)
Division 4- Campbell's Creek v Harcourt (Eaglehawk Read)
Division 5- Eaglehawk/North Bendigo v Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo East C)
Greens for Weekend Pennant Preliminary Finals
Division 1- Bendigo East v South Bendigo (Bendigo Yarrington)
Division 2- Bendigo East v Eaglehawk (Kangaroo Flat front)
Division 3- White Hills v Castlemaine (North Bendigo Bottom)
Division 4- Bendigo v Strathfieldsaye (Bendigo East B)
Division 5- Calivil v Marong (Eaglehawk Read)
Division 6- Harcourt v South Bendigo (Golden Square Front)
Division 7- Marong v Lockwood South (Eaglehawk Kelly)
Division 8 - White Hills v Castlemaine (North Bendigo Bottom)
Results of todays Region Finals
Women's State Singles
Lee Harris (Bendigo) def Sandra Connelly (Moama) 25/23
Men's State Pairs
Graeme O'Brien/ Kevin Brennan (Moama) def Damian Mason/ Geoff Briggs (Bendigo) 15/13
Women's State Pairs
Margo Brennan/ Margaret Knight (Composite) def Helen Clough/ Anne Borham (Bendigo East) 19/14
State Mixed Pairs
Amelia Bruggy/ Andrew Brown (Bendigo) def Pat Schram/ Phillip Thorn (Echuca) 19/16
Good bowling in the State Finals
Results of Region Finals
Champion of Champions
Rod Phillips (Castlemaine) def Phillip Thorn (Echuca) 25/17
Veronica Kelly (Echuca) def Stephanie Priest (Bendigo) 25/14
Phillip Thorn (Echuca) def Mitch Sidebottom (South Bendigo) 25/8
Darren Burgess, David Keenan, Aaron Tomkins (s) (Bendigo East) def
Greg Pettigrove, Glen Dorwood, Barry Brennan (s) (Moama) 20/8
Barbara Petch, Judy Vise, Virginia Noar (s) (Rich River) def Patti Pain, Mardi Chisholm,
Julie Ross (s) (Golden Square) 20/11
Tom Lester, Gary Ryan, Darren Burgess, Aaron Tomkins (s) (Bendigo East) def
Jim Hogan, Glen Dorwood, Barry Brennan, Kevin Brennan (s) (Moama) 21/15
Heather Curnick, Denise Pappin, Marg Knight, Lyn Moon (s) (Rochester) def
Carrol Frost, Pat Devereaux, Pam Hunter, Tricia O’Shea (s) (Castlemaine) 14/11
Good bowling to all winners in the State Finals
State Pairs, Mixed Pairs and Women’s State Single to be played next Sunday at Eaglehawk.
Overall winner was Wimmera with 4 points and 19 shots. Ballarat had the same points and shots but Wimmera was the winner by 0.5328% on count back. Good for Bowls as they have not won this event for 34 years. Geelong finished third with 4 points 13 shots and Bendigo had no wins and minus 46 shots.
Bendigo results as follows
First game against Wimmera Lost 58 - 84
Team 1. D. Keenan 9 lost to W. Perrin 15
2. A. Tomkins 9 Lost to G. Gazelle 13
3. D. Burgess 10 Lost to R. Sinclair 16
4. M. Mc Lean 10 Lost to A. Batchellor 17
5. M. Smith 13 Defeated M. Funcke 9
6. B. Holland 7 Lost to D. Gloury 14
Game 2 against Ballarat Lost 77 to 84
1. D. Keenan 14 lost to B. Mahoney 16
2. A. Tomkins 4 Lost to S. Roberts 21
3. D. Burgess 15 Defeated G. Sargent 12
4. M. Mc Lean 11 tied with J. Barry 11
5. M. Smith 17 Defeated B. Clark 13
6. B. Holland 16 Defeated S. Hollingworth 11
Game 3 against Geelong Lost 63 to 76
1. D. Keenan 6 lost to C. Inderberg 14
2. A. Tomkins 14 Defeated L. Wayth 9
3. D. Burgess 13 Defeated M. Flapper 12
4. M. Mc Lean 11 lost to C. Hodges 16
5. M. Smith 7 Lost to I. O' Donnell 14
6. B. Holland 12 Defeated Z. Lugg 11
Champion of Champions (to be played 12th Feb)
Rod Phillips (Castlemaine) v Phillip Thorn (City of Echuca)
Stephanie Priest (Bendigo) v Veronica Kelly (City of Echuca
State Singles (Men’s played 12th Feb, Women’s 19th Feb)
Mitch Sidebottom (South Bendigo) v Phillip Thorn (City of Echuca)
Lee Harris (Bendigo) v Sandra Connolly (Moama)
State Pairs (to be played 19th Feb)
Damian Mason/Geoff Briggs (Bendigo) v G O’Brien/ Kevin Brennan (Moama)
Helen Clough/Ann Borham (Bendigo East) v Margo Brennan/ Margaret Knight (s) (Composite)
State Triples (to be played 12th Feb)
Chris Randall, Darren Burgess, Aaron Tomkins (s) (Bendigo East) v Greg Pettigove, Glen Dorwood, Barry Brennan (s), (Moama)
Patti Pain, Mardi Chisholm, Julie Ross (s) (Golden Square) v Barbara Petch, Judy Vise Virginia Noar (s) (Rich River)
State Fours (To be played 12th Feb)
Tom Lester, Gary Ryan, Chris Randall, Aaron Tomkins (s) (Bendigo East) v Jim Hogan Glen Dorwood, Barry Brennan, Kevin Brennan (s) (Moama))
Carrol Frost, Val Passalaqua, Pat Devereaux, Tricia O’Shea (Castlemaine) v Heather Curnick, Denise Pappin, Marg Knight, Lyn Moon (s) (Rochester)
Mixed Pairs (date to be advised)
Amelia Bruggy/Andrew Brown (Bendigo) v ?
Midweek Pennant has been cancelled due to greens being closed.
This round will be played on the reserve day 24th February.
Results of the Women's State Pairs
P Hunter/T O'Shea (Castlemaine) B McDermott/S Howes (Bendigo East), H Clough/A Borham (Bendigo East), G Waegeli/L Harris (Composite)
Semi Finals- S Howes def T O'Shea 18/13, A Borham def L Harris 22/17.
In the final Helen Clough/Ann Borham Def Bronwyn McDermott/Susan Howes 19/16
Ann and Helen will now compete in the Region Finals on 19th Feb at Eaglehawk
Women's Champion of Champions
Stephanie Priest (Bendigo) def Lea Whiffin (Golden Square) 25/17
Nancy Tate (Marong) def Carrol Frost (Castlemaine) 25/10
In the final Stephanie Priest defeated Nancy Tate 25/21.
Stephanie will now play Veronica Kelly (Echuca) in the Region final at North Bendigo on 12th February.
Men's State Pairs
Damian Mason/Geoff Briggs (Bendigo) def Travis/John Berry (Kangaroo Flat) 21/9
Barry Anset (sub for Ian Ross)/Barry Whiffin (Bendigo) def Darren Burgess/Aaron Tomkins (Bendigo East) 21/15
In the final Damian and Geoff defeated Barry and Barry 19/11
They will now play in the Region Finals on 19th February at Eaglehawk.
State Mixed Pairs Final
The final of the Mixed pairs saw Amelia Bruggy/Andrew Brown (Bendigo) def Con and Jenny O'Shea (Eaglehawk) 16/12
Amelia and Andrew will now play the Region Final on 19th February at Eaglehawk
Updated Provincial Team
> G Woodward, P Godkin, P Moller, D Keenan (s)
> Rink 2
> M Cole, G, Boyd, T Russell, A Tomkins (s)
> Rink 3
> R Rowe, P Vlaeminck, L Crapper, D Burgess (s)
> Rink 4
> L Manning, T Babitsch, R Day, M McLean (s)
> Rink 5
> S Drummond, G Walsh, B Byrne, M Smith (s)
> Rink 6
> N Belt, G Ryan, D Rowley, B Holland (s)
> Manager L Grainger
Draw for the Women’s State Pairs
To be played Wednesday 1st Feb and Thursday 2nd Feb.
At Kangaroo Flat 9am rollup for 9.30am start
J Ross, T O’Shea, V Ashman, K Rowe.
S Koch, S Howes, C Gallop, J Grainger
J Robertson, H Cozens, J Conder, H Clough
V Greenwood, E Bowland, L Harris, H Macleod.
The Region State Finals are to be played Sunday 12th Feb and Sunday 19th Feb. Both Bendigo and Campaspe Divisions have agreed to the following as per set at the start of the 2016/17 season.
Sunday 12th of February at Nth. Bendigo.
AM. 9.30 for a 10.00 Start.
Champion of Champions -Men's and Women's.
Triples- Men's and Women's.
PM. To be at venue by 12.00 Noon.
Fours- Men's and Women's.
Men's State Singles.
Sunday 19th February at Eaglehawk.
AM 9.30 for a 10.00 start.
State Pairs- Men's and Women's.
Saturday 8th April will be the Region Pennant Finals in Bendigo
Conditions of play may be altered by the Controlling Body who are The BBD Match Committee.
Men's Champion of Champions
Congratulations to Rod Phillips (Castlemaine) winning the Men's Champion of Champions. Also congratulations to Darren Marshall (Marong) on reaching the final.
Semi Finals- Rod Phillips def Barry Hogan (North Bendigo) 26/13
Darren Marshall def Damian Mason (Bendigo) 25/24
In the final Rod defeated Darren 25/12
Rod will now represent Bendigo in the Region finals next month in Bendigo.
Results of today’s State Mixed Pairs Finals
T Russell/S Priest (Bendigo) def N/J Belt (Bendigo) 22/13
A Brown/A Bruggy(Bendigo) def P/I Godkin (Eaglehawk) 23/9
B Morley/L Harris (Bendigo) def M Watts/J Robertson (Composite) 17/16 C/J O'Shea bye
Brown/Bruggy def Russell/Priest 22/6
O'Shea def Morley/Harris 18/17
Final next Sunday at North Bendigo 9am for 9.30am start.
Results of todays Champion of Champions
N Tate d L Rowley 25/17, L Trahair d H Braid 26/20, S Howes d S Koch 25/19.
B Kendall d K Sparke 25/10, C Frost d J Robertson 25/14, K Tanner d D Anderson 25/14, N Tate d L Trahair 25/16, S Howes d V Ellis 25/23, S Priest d N Wilson 25/7, L Whiffin d V Tierney 25/18, C Maxted d P Stannard 25/12,
C Frost d B Kendall 25/15, N Tate d K Tanner 27/19, S Priest d S Howes 25/24, L Whiffin d C Maxted 25/18
Semi Finals will be C Frost v N Tate, S Priest v L Whiffin.
D Mason d A Leech 25/23, M McLean d T Gilmore 25/24, D Marshall d C Randall 25/20, M Cole d R Warner 26/9, B Hogan WO from D Cheeseman, B Taylor WO from R Tainton, H Jansen d D Retallick 25/24, R Phillips bye
D Mason d McLean 25/24, D Marshall d M Cole 25/19, B Hogan d B Taylor 25/11, R Phillips d H Jansen 25/8
D Mason v D Marshall, B Hogan v R Phillips.
State Mixed Pairs played today at Kangaroo Flat.
Next round to be played next Sunday 22nd January at North Bendigo. 9am for 9.30am start.
N/J Belt v T Russell/S Priest
A Brown/A Bruggy v P/I Godkin
M Watts/J Robertson v B Morley/L Harris
C/J O'Shea bye
Draw for State Mixed Pairs
Saturday 14th January at Kangaroo Flat 9am rollup for 9.30am start (time not as previously advised)
B Flett, M Watts, J Grenfell. T. Russell.
A Brown, A Kendall, I Ross, B Whiffin.
R Trevethan, M Houghton, S Ashman, K Memeth.
J Belt, D Bennet, B Morley, I Brown
R Rowe, S Carter, P Gould, D Condon.
C O'Shea, D Mason. P Godkin
(Godkin has bye in first round, winner has bye in 2nd round)
Draw for Champion of Champions
To be played at Bendigo East Sunday 15th January 9am rollup for 9.30am start.
FIRST NAMED PLAYER TO PROVIDE MARKER AND LOSER TO MARK NEXT GAME. MARKERS MUST BE IN REGULATION DRESS.
D Mason v A Leech, M McLean v T Gilmore, C Randell v D Marshall, R Warner v M Cole, D Cheeseman v B Hogan, B Taylor v R Tainton, H Jansen v D Retallick, R Phillips v Bye.
K Sparke v B Kendall, C Frost v J Robertson, N Tate v L Rowley, H Braid v L Trahair, S Howes v S Koch
K Tanner v D Anderson, Winner Tate/Rowley v Winner Braid/Trahair, Winner Howes/Koch v V Ellis, N Wilson v S Priest, L Whiffin v V Tierney, P Stannard v C Maxted.
Club Champion of Champions
Bendigo- Stephanie Priest/ Damian Mason
Bendigo East- Susan Howes/ Chris Randell
Bendigo VRI- Phoebe Stannard/David Retallick
Bridgewater- Vicki Tierney/ no male entry
Calivil- Coral Maxted/ Alan Leech
Campbell’s Creek- Val Ellis/ Ross Warner
Castlemaine- Carrol Frost/ Rod Phillips
Dingee- Sharon Koch/ Keith Whitlock
Eaglehawk- Jan Robertson/ Terry Gilmore
Golden Square- Leah Whiffin/Darryl Cheeseman
Harcourt- Heather Braid/ men not yet played
Heathcote- Denise Anderson/Brian Taylor
Inglewood- Lorraine Rowley/ Mal McLean
Kangaroo Flat- Kerry Sparke/ Mitch Cole
Lockwood South- No entries
Marong- Nancy Tate/ Darren Marshall
North Bendigo- No Lady entry/Barry Hogan
Serpentine- No Entries
South Bendigo- Bev Kendall/ Ryan Tainton
Strathfieldsaye- Nicole Wilson/ Geoff Dixon
White Hills- Lorraine Trahair/ Hank Jansen
Woodbury- Kathy Tanner/ Len Handley
Keith Whitlock, Geoff Dixon and Len Handley not playing
Draw being done tomorrow
Draw for State Mixed Pairs
To be played at Kangaroo Flat Saturday14th January 2017
8.30am rollup for 9am start.
It has been brought to the Match Committees attention that other nominations for the Mixed Pairs were received by Clubs by the due date. Due to mail issues this will necessitate a redraw being completed. John Grenfell (Chairman Match Committee)
Mixed Pairs and Champion of Champions
Entries close with Match Committee for State Mixed Pairs on Wednesday 4th January 2017
and Champion of Champions with Division Secretary on 9th January (by mail, Email or phone call)
State Singles Finals
Results of todays State Singles finals.
Mitch Sidebottom (South Bendigo) defeated Mal McLean (Inglewood) 25/19
Lee Harris (Bendigo) defeated Julie Ross ( Golden Square) 25/15.
Amelia Bruggy (Bendigo) defeated Vicki Greenwood (Bendigo) 25/8
In the Final Lee defeated Amelia 25/21
Results of the Bernice Boromeo/ Lorna Lucas Ballarat Challenge played at Kangaroo Flat on 14th December
Bendigo won the Shield 165 to 103.
J Poulter, J Robertson, A Bruggy, S Howes (s) 21 lt L Macarthur 23
S Priest, T O'Shea, D. Spencer, A Borham (s) 36 d J Dunn 14
P Hunter, Y. Robinson, H Clough, V Flett (s) 35 d J Earl 8
C Frost, J Conder. J Belt, V Greenwood (s) 23 d R Ryan 16
F Pekarsky, L Strauss, P Devereaux, H. Cozens (s) 23 d J. Adams 22
I Godkin, P Pain, G, Waegeli. K. Rowe (s) 27 d G. Kay 22
Men's State Pairs
The finals of the Men's State Pairs will be played on Sunday 29th January 2017
J / T Berry v G Briggs/D Mason, B Whiffin/I Ross v D Morris/A Tomkins
Men's State Singles and Women's State Singles Finals
Finals of the Men's and Women's State Singles will be played this Sunday at South Bendigo.
Women's Semi Finals
V Greenwood v A Bruggy
J Ross v L Harris
9.30am rollup for 10am start. Final at 1.30pm
Mitch Sidebottom v Mal McLean will be played at South Bendigo
1pm rollup for 1.30pm start.
Men's State Singles Finals
The Men's State Finals will be held this Sunday at South Bendigo
9.30am rollup for 10am start.
A Brown v I Ross'
J Knott v M Sidebottom
D Mason v M McLean
M Cole v R Pearce
Results to date from todays State Men's Singles
C Randall d R Clough, D Coles d D Keanelly, B Morley d D Marshall, L Manning d T Lester, J Berry d I Cail
A Brown d M Dickins, G Ryan d S Piercy, I Ross d B Ellis,
T Babitsch d T Bradley, J Knott d N Davies, W Marwood d P Mylon, M Sidebottom d C Randall, B Morley d D Coles, L Manning d J Berry, D Mason d L Kelly, T Russell d G Boyd, M McLean d G Walsh, N Belt d M Beer, M Cole d B Holland, R Pearce d K Tonkin, S Drummond d T Berry
A Brown d G Ryan, I Ross d T Babitsch, J Knott d W Marwood, M McLean d T Russell, R, Pearce d S Drummond, M Sidebottom d B Morley, L Manning lt D Mason, N Belt lt M Cole.
Finals next finals at South Bendigo (Note this venue could change.
Draw for Men’s State Singles
To be played Sunday 4th December at Bendigo
First named players to provide marker and losing players to mark next game.
The following players to report at 9am for rollup with 9.30am start.
C Randall v R Clough, D Coles v D Keanelly, B Morley v D Marshall,
L Manning v T Lester, J Berry v I Cail.
The following players to report at 10am for rollup with 10.30am start.
M Dickins v A Brown, S Piercy v G Ryan, I Ross v B Ellis, T Bradley v T Babitsch,
N Davies v J Knott, P Mylon v W Marwood, M Sidebottom v winner Randall/Clough,
L Kelly v D Mason, T Russell v G Boyd, M McLean v G Walsh, N Belt v M Beer, M Cole v
B Holland, R Pearce v K Tonkin, T Berry v S Drummond
Draw for Women’s State Singles
To be played Sunday 11th December at South Bendigo.
Note change of date.
9.30am rollup for 10am start.
First named to provide marker.
V Greenwood v V Flett, J Robertson v H Clough, A Bruggy v S Priest,
L Harris v P O’Shea, J O’Shea v G Waegeli
Round 1 L Whiffin v winner Greenwood/Flett, J Ross v K Rowe.
Results of Women’s State Triples
H Clough (Bendigo East) def V Flett (Composite) 27/9
J Ross (Golden Square) def J Robertson (Eaglehawk) 17/13
In the final Patti Pain, Mardi Chisholm, Julie Ross def Faye Pekarsky (sub)
Carol Gallop, Helen Clough 21/10
Men’s State Pairs
G Briggs def P Brain 19/6, I Ross def DResults of Women’s State Triples Cheeseman 17/9
G Briggs def G Beckham 22/5, I Ross def A Brown 17/10
A Tomkins def R McCumber 19/12, J Berry def M Anderson 20/6
Semifinals to be played at a later date
J and T Berry v G Briggs/D Mason, B Whiffin/I Ross v D Morris/A Tomkins
Women's team for the Boromeo/Lucas Challenge against Ballarat on Wednesday 14th December at Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club. Players to assemble at 9am to receive shirts and stickers.
White Pants, Blue/White hats/visors.
Game commences at 10.30am, 25 ends.
If not available please advise Dawn Jennings ASAP.
J. Poulton, J Robertson, A Bruggy, S Howes (s)
S Priest, T. O'Shea, D. Spencer, A Borham (s)
P. Hunter, Y. Robinson, H. Clough, B. Taig (s)
V Flett, J Conder, J Belt, V Greenwood (s)
L Strauss, C Frost, H Cozens, K Rowe (s)
I Godkin, P Pain, G Waegeli, B McDermott (s)
Women's Region Novice Final
Maureen Harris (Campbell's Creek) def Beryl Elliot (Rochester) 21/12. Maureen will now represent Bendigo/Campaspe in the State Finals at Mulgrave in February.
Results Men's State Pairs and Women's State Triples
Results Women's State Triples
J Ross 24 d T O'Shea 5
H Clough d R Pearce 21/8
J Robertson d S Howes 16/13
J Ross d V Ashman 18/16
Next Sunday's Semi Finals at South Bendigo 9.30am rollup 10am Start
J Robertson v J Ross, H Clough v v Flett
Section Winners of Men's State Pairs.
Next round to be played next Sunday at South Bendigo
9.30am rollup for 10am start
P Brain v G Briggs
D Cheeseman v I Ross
J Berry v M Anderson
G Beckham v winner Brain/Briggs
A Brown v winner Cheeseman/Ross
R McCumber v A Tomkins
Men's State Fours Final
The final of the Men's State Fours.
C Keenan, D Morris, P Vlaeminck, D Keenan (s) Bendigo East 11 lost T Lester, G Ryan, C Randell, A Tomkins (s) Bendigo East 21.
Mens State Pairs and Womens State Triples Draw
Womens State Triples
Sunday 13th November 2016 at South Bendigo
9.30am rollup for 10am start
T O’Shea (Castlemaine) v J Ross (Golden Square)
H Clough (Bendigo East) v R Pearce (Golden Square)
V Ashman (Eaglehawk) v winner O’Shea/Ross
S Howes (Bendigo East) v J Robertson (Eaglehawk)
L Harris (Bendigo) v V Flett (Kangaroo Flat)
J Grainger (Woodbury) v winner Clough/Pearce
Men’s State Pairs
Sunday 13th November 2016
9.30am Rollup 10am start
At Bendigo East
J Berry (Kangaroo Flat), M Cole (Kangaroo Flat), M Dickins (Marong), B Byrne (Eaglehawk)
M Anderson (White Hills), K Nemeth (Bendigo), W Marwood (South Bendigo), R Pearce (Bendigo East)
K Tonkin (Inglewood) L Kelly (Inglewood) J Knott (Bendigo) G Beckham (Eaglehawk)
L Hoskin (Composite) D Chesseman (Golden Square) B Anset (Composite) B McConnell (Castlemaine)
B Holland (South Bendigo) I Ross (Bendigo) P Marron (South Bendigo) B Morley (Bendigo)
S Carter (Eaglehawk) R Day (Inglewood) A Brown (Bendigo) I Cail (Composite)
A South Bendigo
M Diprose (Castlemaine) P Brain (Castlemaine) P Moller (Bendigo East) N Belt (Bendigo)
R Clough (Bendigo East) D Keenan (Bendigo East) C Randell (Bendigo East) G Briggs (Bendigo
R McCumber (Castlemaine) B Griffin (Bendigo East) N Davies (Composite) T Dalwood (Bendigo East)
P Godkin (Eaglehawk) D Coles (Bendigo East) A Tomkins (Bendigo East)
The Region Finals of the 60 and Over events held at Woodbury
Ian Ross (Bendigo) def Kevin Brennan (Moama) 21/11
Susan Howes (Bendigo East) lt Marilyn Stephenson (Moama) 21/12
Con O'Shea/Mal Beer (Eaglehawk) def Colin Berryman/Ray Milne (City of Echuca) 21/10
Ann Borham/Susan Howes (Bendigo East) def Beryl Eddy/Sandra Connolly (Moama) 17/7
The winners will now go to the State Finals with the singles being played at Ocean Grove and Pairs at Yarraville/Footscray
This season we are embracing technology with pennant information available on our web pages and through Facebook. we hope that through the technology clubs will have access to the results and ladder at an earlier stage. There will be a few Hiccups so please be patient
Thought of the month
No laws governing a sport can cope with every situation, and the laws governing the sport of bowls are no exception.
Unusual situations not covered within the laws can often arise. The Laws of the Sport of Bowls (‘the laws’) have been drawn up in the spirit of true sportsmanship. So, if a situation arises that is not covered by these laws, players, markers and umpires should use their common sense and a spirit of fair play to decide on the appropriate course of action.