At the 2017 AGM of the ECBA an amendment
to the existing Rules was agreed which removes the requirement
for all woods to be a particular weight.
The rule as it stood stated that the bowls:
be 98mm (3.875 in) in diameter, or
737.09gm (1lb 10oz) in weight and
be No. 3 bias"
It has become apparent
that there is a degree of variation between the bowls currently
in use across the country with some being slightly lighter and
some slightly heavier than the stipulated weight.
Since the manufacturers
cannot guarantee that the weight of each wood they produce is
exactly the weight as stated in the rules and the Association
has no desire to see clubs have to purchase new woods it was
decided that the best course of action was to remove the weight
of each bowl from the rule.
The rules still stipulates
the exact size and bias to which each bowl must comply. The full
rule therefore now reads as follows:
16 bowls, 8 of each
colour, all made by the same manufacturer, shall be 98mm (3.875
in) in diameter and be No. 3 bias. No bowls other than this matching
set shall be used in a game. Stickers may be used to distinguish
between the bowls.