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Recent updates to the site

   29Jun20 - Statement: Newark Canc'd etc. See summary below and click on the new option "Coronavirus related news" for full details.
     2Jun20 - Statement: Relaxation of restrictions. See below and click on the new option "Coronavirus related news" for full details.
    14May20 - Statement: opening greens - UPDATE.
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Coronavirus related news"
    13May20 - Statement: opening greens.
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Coronavirus related news"
     9May20 - Grants for clubs - See Coronavirus related news
    21Mar20 - "Coronavirus" news updates   New option
    15Mar20 - Derbyshire Trophy result - Durham win group
      8Mar20 - Eversley Trophy details    New option
    23Feb20 - Derbyshire Trophy results - Northants "A" win group
    21Feb20 - Calendar: additional meetings etc, Sep20 thru Nov20
    08Feb20 - Safeguarding contact details
             Work in progress:                                                                      

         Coming soon:  Update of Safeguarding info & links        

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29Jun20 - From National Secretary Dave Woods, with regard further Government guidelines. Sent to National and County officials
Good Morning All.
I have attached (see coronavirus related news - item 9) the latest developments, for what is planned over the next few months.
I have been speaking with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, who have advised me that unfortunately, Indoor Bowls Clubs will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
With the indoors closed until at least August and when they do open there will be many restrictions including social distancing, I have spoken to all the Finance committee and we have decided to cancel the finals in September. We are not planning to run any indoor games between 2020 and 2021. as we are unaware of what is happening to indoor venues. With all the restrictions in place at present, we feel that we would not have the time to run all competitions.
We have therefore decided to be fair to everyone, those that have qualified for the 2020 finals will be carried forward to represent their Counties at the finals in April 2021.
We feel with the number of people that will be present the government guidelines would make it impossible to play all the games.



2Jun20 - From National Secretary Dave Woods, with regard to bowling as lockdown is relaxed. Sent to National and County officials
Good Evening All,
The government has now relaxed some of the Lockdown measures for Bowls.
I have attached (see coronavirus related news - item 8) a summary of measures that the government are now allowing clubs to do.
Regarding the numbers you can now play pairs and rinks, but you must have all the social distancing and other measures in place. At the moment unless you have a large area of play, the rinks may cause you a problem, it may be better to concentrate on singles and pairs.




14May20 - From National Secretary Dave Woods, with regard to the re-start of bowling.
Good Afternoon Everyone,

I have had further updates from the government on what we should be doing when opening our greens.

I have put together a further document (see coronavirus related news - item 7) to go along with the one issued yesterday (see coronavirus related news - item 6). I hope this goes a long way to explain what is required from ourselves to make our members safe.

I have had numerous emails and phone calls asking about the opening of greens, as I have been explaining to everyone it is up to your club if you have private facilities or your local council if its a public green when and if to open.



Skegness Dinner 2020

Cancelled. See "Coronavirus news" about refunds

The EBF/EWBF Dinner at Skegness will be held on Monday August 24th, 2020 (6.30pm for 7pm)
Dinner will be held at the Best Western North Shore Hotel

(North Shore Road PE25 1DN).

Meal will be a 2 Course Carvery (main & sweet) Tea/coffee Price £19.00 per head.
A vegetarian choice will be available

Cheques made payable to Mrs. B Rushbrook

Please note Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis, may applied for at anytime but will not be issued until after the Indoor Finals in April.


If you would like to donate a draw prize please see Beryl Beresford.

Thanking you
Barbara Rushbrook  (Joint Tournament Director)
 22 Wincanton Close, Ipswich, IP4 3EE    01473 71830


If you book Skegness accommodation for this year, be aware that the week is August 22nd to 29th 2020. 

Cancelled. See "Coronavirus news" for details


  National Outdoor Championship results (2019)

See "Skegness'19 Champions" for the 24 individual competitions and 6 team events 

See "Skegness'19 EBF" & "Skegness'19 EWBF" for full details


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.