Memo – Slow Play (Issued on 20/4/18)

Recently we have received complaints about the slow progress of some of the games.  While there were insufficient evidence to make a judgement on penalization of a particular team, we have decided to impose the following measure in an effort to push the games back to a normal pace:

  1. The skip is not allowed to go to the delivery end to instruct his/her teammates.  The skips should conduct their directives at the head end.
  2. The team should avoid prolonged discussion on a particular head or during exchange of position.
  3. No “double-skipping” is allowed.


The above measures will be enforced immediately and relevant bye-laws will be amended accordingly.

On behalf of

The Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association


Claudius Lam

Vice President – Technical