Officials Course: Tintinara

February 16 2022

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Take the first step towards becoming an Umpire and get yourself enrolled into one of our Officials Courses.

This is a private opportunity for those in the Tintinara Bowling Club and unfortunately does not have the capacity for any more participants.

What is involved?

  • Some pre-course readings
  • 4-hour small group session facilitated by one of Bowls SA’s qualified Presenter and Assessors
  • Practical and theory assessment
  • Ongoing communication from Bowls SA

The assessment is based on the Bowls Australia Laws of the Sport theory examination, and practical evaluation through an established competency-based assessment system and self-reflection.

PLEASE NOTE: All members who attend must be eligible in line with the Bowls SA No Jab, No Play policy.

Event Details


Key Dates & Times

Course Dates:

16th February 2022
23rd February 2022
5th March 2022




Wednesday Sessions – 7pm – 9:30pm. 
Saturday from 9:30am.

Please arrive 15mins before the start time

Registration Closes:

Closed Event


Tintinara Bowling Club

Wendt Terrace, Tintinara South Australia 5266


Closed Event

Please note, this is a private event organised at the Tintinara Bowling Club. If you are a member of the area and have questions about this event, please speak with Gordon Stopp, Course Facilitator.

Course Prep


Gordon Stopp


  • To undertake the Umpires course, you MUST either hold current Markers and Measurers Certificate OR be registered to undertake the qualification prior to registering for the Umpires Course.
  • Please take the time to read the terms and conditions of the course.
  • All participants need to have their own copy of the Officials Manual and Law Book. These can be purchased from Bowls Australia.
  • All participants are required to review both prior to the course.
  • You will need to bring:
    • Your own water and lunch unless otherwise told
    • Sun protection – hat and sunscreen
    • Pen and paper or device to take notes

If you book the course without these requirements, your registration will be cancelled and a refund will be provided. 

Ts & Cs


All participants can be expected to be treated with respect and supported throughout the training. To pass the course, one needs to demonstrate competencies in their ability to fulfil the role including theory and physical components.  

Course preparation

  • All participants need to have their own copy of the Officials Manual and Law Book. These can be purchased from Bowls Australia.
  • All participants are required to review both prior to the course.

Code of Behaviour Agreements 

  • All Officials are required to agree and uphold the Bowls Australia Code of Behaviour and Sport Australia’s Code of Ethics. Any breaches of behaviours or any other relevant policies could result in qualifications being suspended or cancelled.
  • In the case that Bowls SA takes photos or video at the course, I give Bowls SA permission to capture my image and for them to be used as promotional content for Bowls SA.

No Jab, No Play Policy

  • To ensure the safety and wellbeing of members, Bowls SA introduced a No Jab, No Play Policy regarding the requirement of members be vaccinated against COVID-19. This also means officials involved with Bowls SA State Events, Pennants and those who deliver and attend Bowls SA training courses.

Cancellations and refunds 

  • If you are no longer able to attend a session, you will be provided with a credit to rebook a course within the next 9 months.
  • If payment was made via your club, Bowls SA will work with your club regarding any refunds
  • Requests for refunds must be made in within 14 working days prior to the commencement of the course. All requests must be sent to
  • All refunds are subject to an administration fee of 20% of the total course fee.
  • Refunds will be not given for partial attendance, nor will make up sessions be provided.
  • No refunds will be provided if an umpire is deemed not yet competent.
  • Refunds will be paid at the completion of the course.
  • Bowls Australia Ltd and your state/territory association reserve the right to cancel the course. Every effort will be made to give reasonable notice to those who have applied when a course is cancelled. Those enrolled will be given a full refund.