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12th September 2018

Bowls England News

The following has been sent to all County Associations by Bowls England and is reproduced here for your information.

National Championships 2022

Bowls England wishes to inform County Associations that, contrary to some rumors currently circulating, the National Championships will be held at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, in 2022. It is however expected that the dates will not follow the current week numbers due to the Commonwealth Games being held during July and subsequent availability of the park. Bowls England will communicate dates at the earliest opportunity following consultation with key stake-holders including the Commonwealth Games Federation and Warwick District Council.

National Senior Fours Championship

The Board of Bowls England, at its meeting in August, resolved that from 2019 the Senior Fours Championship for men and women will be played over 18 ends in all rounds (including county qualifying stages). This will bring the event in line with the British Isles.

Rules and Regulations - Review

The Board of Bowls England, at its meeting in August, resolved that a full review of the Rules and Regulations covering Championships and Competitions be undertaken following the conclusion of the National Championships. Any changes will be circulated to County Associations by the end of September 2018.

12th August 2018

Secretary's Report

Secretary's Report to the 2018 Annual General Meeting

24th July 2018

Retirement of Vernon Findell as Treasurer.

You will all have seen Vernon's email to you all concerning his retirement from the post of Treasurer at our forthcoming AGM (18 August). Below you will find the letter he sent to the Executive with that retirement.

The Executive Committee have asked me to write a short note to express our thanks and appreciation to Vernon for the work he has put into looking after the finances of the Association for so many years. To fully express the amount of that work, and what we owe him can certainly not be expressed in a 'short note', all I can do is make it plain that we appreciate all he has done over so many years.

We also must thank him for stepping in when the Association urgently needed a Secretary, despite his feelings at the time. That action kept the Association functioning at a very very difficult time, and we must not underestimate the effort it cost him.

I am sure that we all wish Vernon the very best of retirements, although I know he has lots of things in his life, other than being Treasurer of this Association, to fill his time!

Phyl Jones

bullet Please see letter from Vernon

16th July 2018

Changed AGM Date and Time

Members will have observed that the proposed Bowls England Forum clashes with the pre-arranged date and time of our AGM.

Because of this clash our AGM will be held a day earlier.

The Annual General Meeting will now be held on

Saturday 18th August 2018

at Avenue B.C., Avenue Rd Leamington Spa, CV31 3PG

starting at 18.30

Agenda for the 2018 Annual General Meeting

Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2017

16th July 2018

Bowls England Open Forum

Bowls England have announced their intention to hold an Open Forum to discuss the future delivery of umpiring services.

This Forum will be open to all interested parties who wish to attend and have their say.

bullet Please see email from Bowls England

The meeting will be held during the Bowls England National Championships on Sunday 19th August at 6pm in the Sponsors Marquee next to A Green (immediately following the conclusion of the finals presentation on A Green that afternoon).

All members are invited to attend, and it is requested that you signify your intention to attend by sending an email to so that suitable seating arrangements can be made.

7th July 2018

Top Club at Leamington.

Fancy a few days in September in Leamington?

Now, I can't promise the current weather on 15 & 16 September 2018, and I'm not sure most of us would want it, (neither can I make weather promises for August, by the way) but I can promise Markers & Umpires an interesting couple of days!

What am I on about? I am as usual looking for volunteers to work at the Bowls England Top Club Finals.

If you didn't feel confident enough to volunteer for the Championships in August, or you couldn't make it for some other reason, now is your chance to work at Leamington when it is much less pressurised than in August. Even if you are new to your grade, this is a prime opportunity to find out about the Leamington that you hear everyone talking about!

Let me have the Application form below back by 29 July (either by email ( or 'snail mail') to apply.


bullet Top Club 2018

27th June 2018

Duties at Leamington for Markers holding competency level 3.

I've just sent out emails to all of you I know about who have reached this level.

If you hold a Marker competency level 3 and have not received an email from me, please contact me so I can send you a form.

Phyl Jones

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.