What is meant by a set of bowls?
Four bowls all of which are matched in that they are of the same manufacture, size, weight, colour, bias, serial number and engraving. Definition D.3
In a singles game a player considers that the opponent’s bowls do not conform to the laws of the game and wishes to challenge the bowls. What action should be taken and when?
The player can lodge a challenge with the umpire or the Controlling Body; it should be made not later than 10 minutes after the completion of the game in which the bowls were used. The player shall not lodge a challenge or intimate a challenge with the opposing player during the progress of a match, on penalty of disqualification. The player shall lodge with the umpire a deposit of $150.
The umpire must complete the “Challenge to Bowls” form provided by the National Authority. The umpire must request the user or owner of the challenged bowls to surrender the set of bowls for forwarding to the controlling body. On receipt of the bowls the umpire must take immediate steps to hand them to the secretary of the controlling body, who must arrange for a table test to be made as soon as practicable and in the presence of a representative of the National Authority, State or Territory Authority Controlling Body and the user or owner if they so desire. Laws 52.4.4; 52.5. & DR 4.10