Rules of Indoor Bowls

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National Event Rules

The rules for all National Events are available for download here.

Download the National Events Rules

Revised February 2024

New Players

If you are new to Indoor Bowls and would like a general description of the game and how it is played, including some helpful illustrations to get you started then download this booklet:

Download The Basics of Indoor Bowls (25 pages)

New Bowlers Guide

The latest New Bowlers Guide includes information on the club scene, description of the game and how to bowl.

Laws of the Game

Laws of the Game – Revised 2021

Download Laws of the Game

Download Laws of the Game (Booklet Version)

The following document outlines the changes in the 2021 revision.

Download Amendments to Laws of the Game

Code of Conduct

The NZIB Code of Conduct is intended to be abided by all participants in NZIB-run events. These events include NZ Championships, Island Championships, NZ Mixed Fours, Henselite Champion Singles, Junior Singles. As teams competing for the Welch Trophy have a District manager, it is strongly recommended that Districts adopt this policy to at least cover this event. This policy is also intended to apply to members of New Zealand and Island representative teams.

Download NZIB Code of Conduct