A Novice in the sport of bowls, is a NEW bowler to the sport. A first timer.
• However, according to World Bowls and Bowls SOUTH AFRICA, a Novice is a new /
first time bowler, that has JOINED an affiliated club for the first time, within South
Africa and World Bowls. In other words, you have to join and become a PLAYING
member of an affiliated club in South Africa. Eg Constantia Bowling Club,
• From the date you are registered as a bowler by your club secretary, you are a
Novice for 3 years only. Clubs that run Novice competitions will check up on the
date that you were registered.