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Derek Brooker

It is with deep regret and sadness that we have to report the sad passing of one of the BTBA’s Honorary Life Members, Derek Brooker on the 1st September 2016. Derek joined the BTBA as a member in the early sixties. During his younger years he was a regular tournament bowler just as the sport was establishing itself within this country.

Derek served the BTBA on both local and national committees and became the Area Secretary for the Manchester Area. He was also heavily involved with the Scottish TBA during his time of living in Scotland.

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National Coaching Manager Appointed - Lee Hart

The Executive and National Council of the BTBA congratulate Lee Hart on his successful application for the position of National Coaching Manager (NCM).

Lee’s commitment and enthusiasm shone out from his application, his understanding of the needs of both existing and future coaches was also a deciding factor.  Lee’s immediate challenge is to progress our relationship with the ETBF and get the coaching courses arranged and filled, also to continue Mark Heathorn’s good work especially with the FUNdamental program of courses.  Ease of access for both BTBA coaches and players to material and facilities is something Lee has been passionate about over the years.

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Head Office Processing Update


BTBA Membership Update

We would like to thank our members for their patience and understanding as we work through the backlog of requests. Members should now be receiving their BTBA cards.


Membership Cards

The GoCardless application backlog has now been cleared and applicants can expect a 7 day turnaround on new renewals. There has been an error in the expiry dates of some cards. Members can be assured that the online database will be updated with the correct expiry dates once we are fully up to date and this can be used to validate membership at the end of the season.


Gold Cards

An interim printing solution has now been sourced and cards will be printed and sent within the next week. There are approximiately 30 gold cards outstanding.


Tournament Sanctioning

Tournament sanctioning is now up to date.

Once again, we would like to thank our members for their patience. Please contact admin@btba.org.uk with any urgent questions.

   

Daniel Bonfield Returned as Regional Officer (Central)

I am pleased to announce that Daniel Bonfield has been reappointed as the Central Regional Officer for a further year. Daniel has served the central region excellently over the past few years and we are delighted that he is staying as part of the Membership Services Team.

Lisa John, Director of Membership Services

   

BTBA Tenpin Tour 2016

For the past six years Matchpoint Tours has run one of the most successful Tenpin Bowling tours across the UK.   Stepping in when asked to fill the gap left when the original AMF Senior tour stopped. The premise of the Tour was simple:


"Provide a strictly monitored, handicap based tour for Senior Bowlers of all standards so that every bowler is encouraged to take part and has a great chance of being competitive."


The success of the Tenpin Tour has proved that there is a place for handicap events on the bowling calendar and there is a strong contingent of bowlers out there that wish to participate.

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Will Line Announced as Regional Officer (South)

Following the resignation of Emma Ashton as the Southern Regional Officer, I am delighted to announce that her replacement will be Will Line.  Will has been in and around the bowling industry for around ten years and will prove to be a valuable asset to the Membership Services team.  He is a current committee member for the Sussex Association and this will help him in his forthcoming role when liaising with Area Secretaries on various matters.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Will to the Team and to National Council - Lisa John, Dir. Membership Services

   

England Senior Coach Appointed

I would like to announce the appointment of Lol Ellis as the coach of the Senior England Team. Lol brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the post from his own successful bowling career, that is still going very strong! I am sure you would like to join me in wishing him all the best in his new role and working as part of the England Team. Welcome on board Lol - Jo Cundy, Head of Elite Bowling

   

2016 AGM Minutes Published

The BTBA are pleased to publish the Minutes from the 2016 Annual General Meeting, held at Holiday Inn, Luton on May 21st.  Please scroll-down the Homepage, where the minutes can be located within the 'National Council News' section.
   

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