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

20th August 2016

EIBA Competition Rule Changes.

Members attention is drawn to the changes that the EIBA Ltd. have made to the competition rules for the 2016-2017 Indoor Season in England.

ALL games will be of 3.5 hours duration.
Pairs and fours will be 18 ends and triples 16 ends.

There are other important changes including the playing of extra ends which Umpires will need to be aware of.

The full competition rules can be downloaded here.

20th August 2016

Top Club at Leamington in September

Thanks to all who applied for duties at Leamington on 17th & 18th September.

Those who have been allocated duties have been notified and unfortunately we were unable to give duties to everyone who applied.

Phyl Jones

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

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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