A Simple Guide to Current Requirements for the 2017/2018 Season
A great deal of confusion has arisen since the introduction of the new “World Bowls” stamp. Below
is a simple guide to the current requirements.
Firstly all composition bowls (i.e. not Lignum Vitae) must have a legible stamp dated 1985 or later
on them. If you play with Lignum Vitae bowls, the 1985 relaxation does not apply, they must be
stamped every 10 years, therefore you must get them stamped as soon as the expiry date is
reached. All stamps must be legible.
If you have any of the following stamps you will be able to play in Club, County and National
Competitions until you qualify for National Championship Finals. The expiry date on these stamps
must be 1985 or later.
All players reaching the National Championship Finals must have a World Bowls Stamp with an
expiry date of 2018 onwards until the date expires, after which you will have to have your Bowls retested
The following Semi-Finals are also played at the National Championships Finals venues, therefore
players competing in the Denny Cup, Yetton Trophy, Mason Trophy, Over 60 Double Rink Semi-
Finals must have a World Bowls Stamp with an expiry date of 2018 onwards until the date expires.
The new World Bowls Stamp is shown below and if you have this on your bowls you will be able to
play in all matches including internationals.
LICENSED BOWLS MANUFACTURERS & TESTERS
A Thomas Taylor (Bowls) Ltd, 217 Bernard Street, Glasgow G40 3NB
Tel: 0141-554 5255; Fax: 0141-551 0594
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.taylorbowls.com
C George Mackay, 65 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EHI 1NB
Tel: 0131 556 1779 & Mobile 07950 543567
P Pershore Bowls Centre, Unit 5B&C, Pershore Trading Est, Pershore, Worcs WR10 2DD.
Tel/Fax: 01386 552411 Email: email@example.com
X Drakes Pride, 128 Richmond Row, Liverpool L3 3BL
Tel: 0151-2981 355; Fax: 0151-2982 988
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.drakespride.co.uk