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12th January 2018


You need to take action if you want to mark at Leamington (or be considered for marking at 'County' level).

Contact your Area Secretary now so that you can be put in contact with your marker mentor who will help you establish and improve your marking competency level so that you will be ready for the coming outdoor season.

You can find an outline of the new marker qualification scheme here.

Don't know who your Area Secretary is? Follow this link and click on your Area No. to find your Area Secretary's contact details.

Phyl Jones

2nd January 2018

Bowls England Championships at Leamington 2018.

The form to volunteer for duties at Leamington is now available for you to complete and return to Phyl Jones Leamington August 2018

There are a few things I'd like to remind you of.

Please don't delay in completing the form - the cut off date is 17 February 2018 as I need to start work on the overall schedule so that I can let you know your duties as soon as possible to help those of you who need to book accommodation or make other arrangements.

Markers - please note I will be checking the competency level you have reached nearer the date of the Championships - remember that only level 3 is suitable to work at Leamington. Contact your marker mentor now (via your Area Secretary if necessary) to start the process as the sooner you start the sooner you will reach that competency level!

4th November 2017

Markers - Are you confused by what is happening now?

Many of you will have noticed that your 'Marker' certificate' showed that it ran for four years, and that time is up, or about to be.

Knowing that this date was approaching the National Development Officer (Vic Perry) has been working on a revised programme for markers which launched at the beginning of October. This is very different from the old system, as it introduces a series of 'grades' of marker, based on your competence level as a marker demonstrated to a County Mentor, and showing the level that you have achieved, confirmed by a Certificate of Competence. You will need a Level 3 Competence to mark at Leamington.

You can find the details of this scheme at Marking Awareness Course together with actions you can take to progress as a marker.

30th May 2017

Commonwealth Games 2018


We are delighted to announce that the following ITO members of the EBUA have been chosen (subject to confirmations) to work at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018.

  • Dan Bluett
  • Ray Keen
  • Angie Thompson
  • Allan Thornhill
  • Well done to all of you.

    14th January 2017

    World Bowls Law Change.

    Members attention is drawn to the changes to Laws D2, 52.1.3, and 53.1 which were passed at the World Bowls Council Meeting held in Christchurch, New Zealand on 5 December 2016.

    In short this removes the requirement for large grooved rings on the non-bias side of the bowls.

    For full details please see the document WB Law Change 5 December 2016 by clicking here.

    14th January 2017

    Shot Spotter

    Transparent frame measuring device.

    As from the start of the 2017 outdoor season the use of the "Transparent frame measuring device with concentric circles" will and must be allowed to be used by all players during their game, as per World Bowls directive.

    They are not for us to use as a marker or umpire and they will not be part of our official kit.

    Vernon Findell, Association Secretary.

    25th February 2016

    Aero Trifecta Bowls.

    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