Recently I have had some
queries about dress code for P&D games and also
Smoking on the green.
So, can I please ask you to
ensure all your bowlers are aware of the
following which applies to ALL games played
under the P&D jurisdiction.
1) Smoking on the
Only 3 clubs in the P&D
allow smoking on the green – Alexandra, Waverley
So, if visiting any other
club, please follow their ruling re smoking –
which can be found on their club's entry on the
In short, you CANNOT smoke
on any green, other than the 3 mentioned above,
and this ALSO includes e-cigarettes (vaps is
another term i believe).
A lot of clubs have
designated smoking areas, so PLEASE accede to
the Host club's regulations.
2) Dress Code
In all P&D matches, players
MUST wear (as stipulated in League Rule 12b)
- White or Club Shirts
- Grey or White Trousers
- Heelless Bowls Shoes
NOTE Also that SHORTS may
NOT be worn for any P&D game.
3) Coloured Bowls
It appears that
manufacturers are now producing Bowls Shoes in
colours other than White, Grey or Brown.
Unfortunately, under the
Laws of Bowls (have a look at the inside back
cover) the only colour of bowl shoes that can be
worn are White, Grey or Brown.
As we play to the Laws Of
Bowls then these are the only type of bowls
shoes that can be worn.
I have just spoken with
Bowls England who have told me they are looking
into this matter with the possibility that this
ruling will be changed for next year.