Here are a few questions and answers from the Umpires Tutorial Manual:
Question 1 A running bowl hits a toucher on the green. The toucher hits the bank and rebounds onto the green and lies beside the jack. Is the toucher a live bowl?
Question 2 A player plays out of turn. The player’s bowl does not touch anything during its course. The bowl comes to rest 2 metres from the jack. What should happen?
Answer The bowl has not disturbed the head so the opponent should choose whether to leave the head as it is and play two bowls one after the other to get back to the proper order of play or return the bowl to get back to the proper order of play.
Question 3 A player, while walking round the head, accidentally moves a bowl which is at rest on the green. What should happen to the displaced bowl?
Answer If the displaced bowl has not disturbed the head, the opposing skip should put the bowl back to its former position. If the bowl has disturbed the head,the opposing skip should put the bowl back to its former position and replace any part of the head disturbed after the displacement.
Question 4 Player ‘A’ drives at the jack in an attempt to kill the end. The bowl strikes the jack which then comes into contact with an opponent’s foot. What should happen?
Answer The opposing skip should choose whether to:
Place the jack where the skip believes it would have come to rest and replace any part of the head disturbed by the displaced jack, or: declare the end dead.
Question 5 Skip ‘A’ complains to the umpire that skip ‘B’ is receiving advice from a club member who is sitting at the end of the rink. What action does the umpire take?
Answer Check whether the person giving advice is either the team manager or the team coach. If the person is either the manager or the coach, then no action is required. Note that the umpire should, before the start of the game, be given the names of any team managers or coaches who are present. If the person is neither the manager or the coach, then the umpire should ask the person to stop advising the players. If the person does not stop giving advice, the umpire should ask the Controlling Body to take appropriate action.