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Abbreviations used
DTS - Derbyshire Trophy South group
DTN - Derbyshire Trophy North group

Recent updates to the site

    28Nov21 - DTS  Lincs     123-61  Northants B (14-0)
                    DTS  Norfolk  109-78  Hunts (12-2)
                           See menu option for table.

    22Nov21 - DTS  Norfolk    155-53   Northants B (14-0)
                  - DTS  N Cambs   65-106 Northants A (2-12)

    20Nov21 - Changes as result of the AGM. See summary below
                     ALSO: Draw for Durham Centenary 2022
     23Oct21 - Roll of Honour (indoor)
   30July21 - New archive section "General Interest".
                   Items transferred from Main Page
                      Work in progress:                                                                      

                           Coming soon:  Safeguarding - further refinement                   

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Eden Hotel Grantham   20th Nov 2021, 10.30am

 The following is a summary of the changes resulting from the AGM, together with the draw for the Durham Centenary (2022) which was made during the N.E.C. meeting that followed.
Full details will be posted on the website in about one week, including Rules & Constitution updates.
Rules & Constitution changes
Voting rights were changed. In summary, the Treasurer will be allowed to vote on all committees of which he/she is part of. The Umpires Secretary (currently Keith Fox) and Safegaurding Officer (currently Jeanette Murphy) will be part of the NEC and will be allowed to vote. Those three officers will also have voting rights at the AGM.
Ladies Shorts etc. The Amendment put forward by Humberside was 'carried', meaning that the original Proposal (which had 5 parts) was not voted on. The amended rules are summarised as:  "tailored or comfort fit style . . . . with or without EWBF logo" will be permitted. There were also changes to bowling shoes and off-green dress.
Victor/Vitrix Ludorum. The points awarded for finalists in outdoor mixed competitions will be split between the two awards. 
U25 Defintion. Rules were clarified about the exact age restriction allowing entry.
Men's match Dress: To be at the discretion of each County, choosing from several options. Arrival at matches in match dress, especially for the Derbyshire Trophy, was considered to be of importance.
Personnel changes
Chairman:      Mike Carr

President Trevor Hardingham, Norfolk Paula Gooch, Suffolk
Dep President Ian Bratton, Humbs Elaine Haddon-Holmes, Derbys
Jnr President t.b.c. by NEC Irene Ballam, Humbs
Delegate on NEC Brian Bevan, Derbys Jayne Croxall, Notts
Durham Centenary 2022
North Section. 
Durham v Derbyshire     
then play winners of
Humberside v Northumberland
bye: Cleveland v Nottinghamshire
South Section.
Suffolk v N Cambridgeshire
then play winners of
Lincolnshire v Norfolk

Northamptonshire v N Essex
then play


Summary of Indoor Championship Oct'21 

In the final of the Derbyshire Trophy
DURHAM were winners over Northamptonshire "A" ( 111-82 )

The top Counties for the Stuart Waites Memorial Trophy,
which is awarded to the best performing County
at the Championships (EBF/EWBF combined)
     Nottinghamshire     7 points
     Derbyshire                6 points

The Eversley Trophy top Counties were:-
     Norfolk                 20 pts 
     Nottinghamshire    17 pts

The Harry Carver Trophy top Counties were:-
     Huntingdonshire     14 points
     Lincolnshire               13 points

       Summary of individual finals

Start time Rink Comp          
Fri 7:30 5 Mens Singles Nottinghamshire 21 V 5 Northants
Fri 7:30 6 Ladies Prs Derbyshire 25 V 12 Lincolnshire
Fri 7:30 7 Mens Pairs Humberside 16 V 21 Huntingdonshire
Sat 9:30 6 Mens Snr Singl Northants  13 V 21  Cleveland
Sat 9:30 5 U25 Singl Huntingdonshire  16 V  21 Northants
Sat 9:30 3 Mixed Pairs Lincolnshire 14  V 15  Derbyshire
Sat 9:30 7 Ladies Singl Nottinghamshire  21 V 14  Durham
Sat 9:30 2 Ladies Snr Singl Nottinghamshire  15 V 21  Derbyshire
Wed 6:30 3 Mens Rinks Humberside 12 V 23 Huntingdonshire
Wed 6:30 5 Mixed Rinks Humberside 11 V 19 Suffolk
Sat 9:30 7 Ladies Rinks Durham 8 V 22 Nottinghamshire



Details - Harry Carver Trophy - for EWBF County officials
    Played 4Oct21 at Newark Indoor


Pos   Points
1 Huntingdonshire 14
2 Lincolnshire 13
3 Humberside 12
4 Norfolk 11
5 North Essex 10
6 Northamptonshire 9
7 Nottinghamshire 6
8 Suffolk 6
9 Durham 5
10 Derbyshire 2
11 North Cambridgshire 0




 The wearing of shorts by Ladies

This is the text that, in June 2021, Beryl Beresford wrote to the County Secretaries:- 
The NDC Sub Committee have looked into the shorts available for the EWBF Ladies and they have chosen the following which were allowed in the rules for the dress code.
White Ladies Tailored Bowls shorts.      From Aceit Sports Wear. 
  Style Code LTS001.     no logo.   sizes 6 to 26.   Cost approx £32.00p.
They are the Tailored shorts as worn by the EBA (not the casual elastic waistband style). Also available in Grey.
John Bell of Aceit Sports Wear is creating a client area on their web site for the Federation Ladies.
Players are to order their shorts directly to Aceit.
To view on the web and order:
1.   Go to www.aceitsportswear.co.uk
2.    Choose aceit stock bowls range.
3.    Pictures of shorts shown - select aceit Ladies Tailored Shorts.
Beryl Beresford
EWBF Hon. Sec.


The wearing of shorts by Men


It was passed at the 2018 AGM that tailored shorts (with EBF logo) may be worn, white in inter-county association matches and national championships, grey in other games. For the full dress regulations for men click on “Rules (2019)” in the Main Menu to the left and see rule 7.21. Shotbowl are the only EBF approved outlet. Here is the link to the relevant page of their website.