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Updated 13th February 2020

13th February 2020

New Regional Umpires

    We are very pleased to announce and thank Bowls England's for their new initiative to create a Bursary that will reward newly qualified Regional Umpires. This will be available to all those who qualify from the start of 2020.

    The Bowls England application form will be part of the qualifying paperwork received by all new Regional Umpires. Those who have become Regional since 1st January 2020 should apply to me.

    The applicant can receive up to £100 if supported by relevant receipts plus a copy of the Regional certificate and approved by the BE Bursary Board.

    Vic Perry, EBUA Development Officer

30th December 2019.

Markers for the Indoor Nationals at Nottingham 2020

    I know some of you have been waiting for these forms to appear so that you can volunteer to mark at Nottingham.

    Here they are! Please pay attention to the closing date of 26 January 2020 so that Vic can get his markers selected and the duties they will do organised.

    Also on the site is the form to volunteer to work at Leamington in August (see below), while you are enjoying the New Year break and all that brings it might be a good time to look at that and get your application in! Just to help you here is the link to the form. The closing date is 8 February 2020.

Phyl Jones

  • Nottingham 16,17 March 2020
  • Nottingham 25,26,27 March 2020
  • Nottingham 1,2,3 April 2020

  • 19th December 2019.


    Congratulations to the following who were recently successful is passing the World Bowls International Technical Official examination.

    Tony Hatch
    Bernie Hill
    Sue Mates
    Bob Penny

    Well done to the four of you!

    Phyl Jones

    19th December 2019.

    Outstanding expenses payments.

    I know some of you have been waiting for some time for expenses payments that you have claimed, and the Executive Committee have been trying to get your monies to you as soon as was possible. Our bank unfortunately doesn't seem to have been going along with this and we are still having problems making electronic payments. The only solution to get you all your money is to issue you with cheques. This will, I hope, begin to happen next week. If any of you would have a problem with being sent a cheque, please let me know, and I will try and find a way around it, but it might well mean that we won't be able to pay you until the electronic service is running again.

    Mavis Wellington

    19th December 2019.

    Do you want to do help run the Association by taking on the role of Treasurer?

    As you know from posts here on our web site the Treasurer of this Association has resigned.

    The executive committee discussed the position over the weekend, and we are now asking for anyone who is interested in taking on this post to contact me, who can let you have an outline of the duties etc.

    Mavis Wellington

    19th December 2019.

    Merry Christmas

    I'd like to take this chance to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year from myself, all the Officers and members of the Executive Committee.
    I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for all the hard work you have put in on behalf of our Association throughout the year. It always makes me pleased and proud to receive the thanks that I get from those who have used us during the year, and this is my opportunity to pass that on to you, the members.
    I look forward to seeing many of you at Leamington and all those other venues in the year, and feeling pride watching you undertaking duties on behalf of the Association.

    Thank you again for all that you do on behalf of the Association.

    Merry Christmas
    Mavis Wellington

    25th November 2019.

    Leamington 2020

    The form for you to use to make yourself available to work at Leamington next August is now available and can be downloaded using the link below.

    There are some things to note

    • Please do not convert it to a PDF when returning it to me as this sometimes makes it difficult to print.

    • The final day is Bank Holiday Monday and the Top Club has been inserted here - sorry to those who like their couple of days in Leamington in September. Those of you who keep an eye on the BE site will have seen that this is to aid preparation of the greens for the Commonwealth Games. Times of sessions on that and the previous days are a bit fluid, but I'll try and let you know when I do!

    • Closing date for you to send the forms back to me is 8 February 2020, really that is the date no variation!

    I'll try and get your sessions allocated and you advised as soon as I can after the closing date, but it is a huge job just to work out the allocation and it can only best be done in short sessions. Then it needs to be communicated to you via your individual forms.

    I look forward to receiving many many of these forms for you all. We had more people working at Leamington this August than ever before, can we increase the number of you who volunteer for next year?

    Remember those of you who are markers when you have your Competency Level 3 certificate you are entitled to apply to mark at Leamington so why not volunteer for August 2020?

    Phyl Jones

    Leamington August 2020

    5th November 2019.


    Hi Everyone

    I am sorry that some of you have been waiting a long time for expenses etc payments to be paid to you, and others to have payments you have sent in progressed.

    As you know the Treasurer resigned which in itself caused a delay. This was enhanced by the necessity to assemble all the paperwork etc.

    I had hoped then to be in a position to at least keeping things ticking over, but fate intervened and I have had to spend a few days in hospital. Now I am at home I am starting to make some progress to 'get things sorted' (with the help of some of the EC) so hopefully we will at least be able to get a 'skeleton service' up a running in the next couple of weeks.

    Phyl Jones

    11th October 2019.

    Mrs. Sandra Cooper has resigned as Treasurer of this Association as of 25 September 2019. An Officers meeting has been held where it was decided to call a Special Executive Committee meeting as soon as practicable.

    Mavis Wellington, Chairman.

    11th September 2019

    Indoor National Finals 2020

    Are you a national grade umpire looking to gain experience?

    We are in the process of assembling the umpiring teams for these events at Nottingham I.B.C. for 2020

    Next year they are running from

    16 March to 28 March 2020


    1 April to 9 April 2020

    We will probably be dividing the first period into two halves to give more people an opportunity to gain experience, so please don't be stopped from volunteering by the length.

    You will be expected to work as part of a team (under two team leaders) and stay throughout the period to which you are allocated in pre-booked hotel rooms. You also need to be aware that the days are long, and it is a tiring experience for those involved.

    If you are interested in these duties, please contact me by 28th September 2019 (at stating which period you would like to be considered for.

    I will be issuing the usual applications to mark at these events nearer the time.

    Phyl Jones