In order that visually impaired people may fully participate in the sport, the following
variations to the Laws of Bowling have been agreed. In all respects the laws of B.E.
(Bowls England) shall apply, except that men and women may be members of the same
club and bowls games may likewise be mixed.
Definitions and Regulations.
Dress: All competitors shall conform to B.E. Rules.
Mats: Must be of regulation size and the front edge must be placed at least two metres
from the ditch at each end.
Helpers: The sighted person assisting the bowler shall be referred to as the helper
(or Director). He or she shall be in complete charge of his or her team or player,
at all times. He or she shall remain at the mat end until the last wood is played,
except when inspection of the head is thought necessary, The helper/Director may
assist the player with the strategy of the game.
Marker: The sighted person standing at the jack end shall be referred to as the marker.
Strings: A thin white string running from ditch to ditch shall be placed along the
centre of the rink, under the mat.