Three very happy members of Victoria Point Bowls & Recreation Club having just passed their National Umpire and Measurer Reaccreditation. L-R: Marcel Van Der Loos and Margaret Mullins (National Umpires) and Maria Mallon (National Measurer)

Reaccreditations for marking, measuring or umpiring

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By Joan Brotherton

We have received many enquiries from members wishing to complete their reaccreditations, many of whom have already sat the various exams covering national marking or measuring or umpiring. As it is some time since I outlined the requirements for the various components, mainly due to the various restrictions that we have been experiencing, I thought I would go through what is required to assist those members that wish to reaccredit.

The exams will be “open book” and you will be required to quote the various law numbers as well as page numbers from the Officiating Manual, however the various questions will note exactly what is required.

Reaccreditation Application Forms may be accessed from your Club Secretary, District Umpire Committee or under “Forms” on the BQ website. An up-to-date law book and blue card is also required.

All the following components require the following to be completed and forwarded to BQ:

  1. Completed application form with payment.
  2. Recognition of Performance as an Official and Club current and competent letter completed and signed by the Club Secretary/President.

    The applicant is to submit to the assessor a signed Australian Sports Commissions Code of Ethics/Bowls Australia – Official’s Code of Behaviour Form.

I will outline what is required in each component for reaccreditation.

REACCREDITING MARKER:

  1. Answer five questions relating to markers in Part 1 (questions 6 – 10).
  2. Practice marking tasks in preparation for Part 2 – 5 “On-green” assessment questions.
  3. Answer three questions in Part 3 – Self- Management.
  4. Plan for development.

REACCREDITING MEASURER:

  1. Answer five questions relating to measuring in Part 1 (questions 11 – 15).
  2. Answer three questions in Part 3 – Self- Management.
  3. Practice measuring tasks in preparation for Part 4 – “On-green” 5 assessment stations.
  4. Plan for development.

REACCREDITING UMPIRE:

  1. Answer all 15 questions in Part 1 (National Umpire x 5, Marker x 5, Measurer x 5).
  2. Practice marking tasks in preparation for Part 2 – 5 “On-green” assessment questions.
  3. Answer three questions in Part 3 – Self- Management.
  4. Practice measuring tasks in preparation for Part 4 – “On-green” 5 assessment stations.
  5. Plan for development.

I know and appreciate that officiating is very important to our wonderful game of lawn bowls. I do hope that all members who are due for reaccreditation will follow through and you are all wished the very best.