Welcome to the English Bowls Umpires Association.

The EBUA is the unified governing body for qualified 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 programme from new candidates through to experienced international officials.



Latest News

31st May 2016

Stamping of Bowls

For rounds leading to the final stages of National Championships and National Competitions, refer to Bowls England Domestic Regulations in the current Laws of the Sport of Bowls.

What is happening some umpires are interpreting this to mean 2016 onwards. I would like to point out, via the chairperson of the Bowls England Competition Secretary, that the date of 2016 onwards is when the sides get to the National Finals, wherever that may be, NOT REGIONAL FINALS, where the bowls are still legal from 1985 onwards.

Vernon Findell 30th May 2016

28th April 2016

Top Club at Leamington in September

The final stages of both the ladies and gents competitions will take place at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 17 & 18 September 2016, with two session each day.

Umpires and markers are needed for all those sessions, so don’t be shy, send back the form below to apply today!

Phyl Jones

Application Form

25th February 2016

On 9th February 2016 the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd issued an addendum to the statement that they issued in July 2015.

This can be read by clicking here

Your attention is drawn to an Official Statement issued on Monday 27th July 2015 by the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd regarding the potential health risks associated with the use of Aero Trifecta Bowls.

This can be read by clicking here

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