Officials Development


One of the goals of BA is to have at least one umpire at each lawn bowling club in Alberta by the end of 2022.

Umpires Course Step 1 ‘Covid-19’ style

Head Umpire, Dwayne Hauck, is almost ready to continue with some in person umpire training for 2021!  Umpiring candidates must have a minimum of two years of bowling experience. Email for further information.

Respect in Sport Certification

Bowls Alberta now requires that all umpires obtain a Respect in Sport Certificate. For further information check out the website Respect in Sport and scroll down to find the course link, Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders. When you are ready to take the course email the Bowls Alberta office for a special link to take the course for free.

Active BA Umpires

Umpires play a vital role in ensuring that all aspects of play are in line with the Laws of the Sport of Bowls. Umpires must be able to apply their knowledge of the laws in an approach that will make the experience enjoyable for both the participants and the officials and are expected to abide by the Officials Code Of Conduct and Ethics.

Current Active Umpires by region:

Calgary:   Pat Bird, George Hamilton, Dwayne Hauck, Bev Robinson, Cathy Selzler

Edmonton:   Claire Day

Umpires in Training: David Wilson, Janice Kelman and Wes Fisher

Information on becoming a Level-1-Umpire
Information on becoming a Level 2 National Umpire

BCB_Laws_coverThe current edition of the laws is titled Laws of the Sport of Bowls Updated, and was adopted in Canada on April 1, 2015.  For a copy of the Rule book, printed by Bowls Canada Boulingrin, contact the Bowls Alberta office or Bowls Canada Boulingrin directly.