Guidelines for Markers

Marking is an art and, like all other arts, takes time to master. The marker is an important official. A good marker can ‘make’ a game whilst a bad marker can ruin a game. The players deserve the best standards of a marker. You will no doubt have been involved in marking club competitions or may already be an experienced marker at a higher level. Whatever standard you are, the guidance given in this section should help you develop the skills you need to become a competent marker.

This section provides markers with guidance on how to perform their duties before, during and after a game. The topics covered are:

Before the game
Presentation, introductions, equipment and knowledge (of the Laws of the Sport in particular).

During the game
Positioning, communication of information, running / firing bowls, measuring, time management

After the game
Score card administration