standing umpire

International Umpire

This is the highest grade for an EBUA Umpire and is obtained by selection only.

The EBUA International umpire is able to officiate at all events governed by the International governing bodies.

However, to officiate at some events such as Commonwealth Games, World Bowls and other events governed by World Bowls Ltd will require the attainment of the World Bowls Ltd International Technical Officials (ITO) assessment which is required to be eligible for selection.

It is important to note that the ITO qualification is a separate process from the EBUA Training & Development Programme.

An umpire can choose to undertake the ITO qualification . The result will not impact on their grade within the EBUA.