standing umpire

Welcome to the English Bowls Umpires Association.

The EBUA is the unified governing body for qualified Bowls Umpires in England.

We are responsible for appointing Umpires to any events as requested by the local, national and international governing bodies of the Sport of Bowls.

Our umpires undergo an intensive training and development program from new candidates through to experienced international officials.

9th June 2018

Johns Trophy and Middleton Cup

Your attention is drawn to Bowls England Regulation 52 8.3 (Middleton Cup) and 53 8.3 (Johns Trophy).

"In the group stages, should a match end as a tie (both shots and points) after 21 ends then an extra end or ends will be played by all six rinks simultaneously until there is a winner.

The total number of shots on all six rinks will count on the extra end and the winning team reported to Bowls England. The extra end will not form part of the score within the group stages but will ONLY be used to separate the two counties if they are level at the conclusion of the group stages after points and shots difference have been taken into account."

A full copy of the regulations can be found on

22nd May 2018

Minutes of the Executive Meeting held on 4th March 2018 are now available

bullet Executive Meeting 4th March 2018

8th May 2018

AGM 2018

A reminder that the AGM will take place at Avenue BC, Leamington Spa CV31 3PG on Sunday 19 August 2018 at 18.00

Motions etc. for inclusion in the Agenda need to be with the Association Secretary Phyl Jones by 2 June 2018

The following officers are seeking re-election this year

Chairman - Mavis Wellington willing to continue in office

Treasurer - Vernon Findell willing to continue in office

Phyl Jones

28th April 2018

Leamington Duties


There still seem to be quite a lot of you who have been given duties at Leamington who have not yet confirmed that they will be doing them.

The letter sending out your duties asked for confirmation by return and was posted at the beginning of April. By return seems to be very slow from some parts of England!

If I don't get your confirmations very soon I shall be looking at re-allocating your duties.

Phyl Jones

28th April 2018

Bowls England Rules and Regulations

Bowls England have recently posted on their web site a new document showing the Conditions of Play ( or Competition Rules ) for their Championships and Competitions for 2018

This can be downloaded from their web site at
or you can

click here

There are no major changes but the alterations are highlighted in yellow and there are one or two deletions.

2nd April 2018

Leamington Duties

The letters telling you what duties you have been allotted for Leamington will be arriving with you in the next few days. Please don't forget to send me your confirmations that you can do them, or, let me know if you can't!


Don't forget that to work at Leamington you must have reached Level 3 competency. There are some marking duties at Leamington available for you, and I will be sending out to those of you who have reached that competency level later to give you the chance to volunteer.

Phyl Jones.