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Transition Test Certificates

If you are still awaiting your Transition Test certificate (due to technical problems) please contact our Regional Coaching Manager (North) – Derek Simpson on Please note that your licence application is not reliant on the receipt of a certificate as Head Office know who has passed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Existing Coaches Now "FASTRACK" to Development Coach

We are delighted to announce the introduction of a "fastrack" service to our existing coaches who fall within specific criteria, to allow them to qualify as a Development Coach (Level II).  Click here for details.

Al Jenkins wins Bromborough Senior Singles

The Bromborough Senior Singles was held at Bromborough Bowl on the weekend of the 24th and 25th October.  Alan Jenkins would emerge winner with Neville Robinson second and Michael Halliwell third.  Click here for results.

Hadley Morgan and Autum Chamberlain Medal in Sofia

Congratulations to Hadley Morgan, 2015 Sofia International Open Champion, and runner-up Autum Chamberlain on their successes in Bulgaria.

After six games in qualifying which saw Hadley in 18th (1410 pins, 235 avg.) and Autum second (1508, 251.3), Hadley would succeed through Finals Step 1 in 11th, Step 2 in first, Step 3 in third and finally Step 4 in second, behind Autum who returned to the lanes in Step 4.

The step ladder elimination saw Hadley defeate Sweden's Jenny Wegner 245-190 and in the final, Hadley would defeat Autum 289-227.

We also congratulate Matt Chamberlain on reaching Finals Step 1, Sam Rose on reaching Finals Step 2 and Peter Stevenson and Paul Moor on reaching Finals Step 3.

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Ray Teece Wins 10th Storm English Open

Congratulations to Ray Teece on winning the 10th Storm English Open, held at Stroud Bowl in Gloucestershire between the 23rd-25th October 2015.  Managed by the PTBC, full details and results are available on the official links below:

PTBC website:

English Open Event Page:

Results (Lexer Bowling):


Interim Head of Membership Services

Further to my recent announcement, I am pleased to report that I have today appointed Lisa John into the role of Head of Membership Services. Lisa will join the Executive Council with Immediate effect and will serve until the end of the existing term for this office which is 31st August 2016. Lisa has a lot of experience at Local, Regional and National level and I am sure she will make a great addition to our team. Please join me in congratulating Lisa on this appointment.

Ron Griffin

Chairman, BTBA.


General, League and Tournament Rules Published

The BTBA are pleased to announce an update to, and publication of, the General Playing Rules, League Rules and Tournament Rules governing English bowing.  Completed in PDF format, they can be easily viewed on computer, tablets and smartphones, as well as printed for distribution.  They are all available from the 'DOWNLOADS' menu from the top of this website.

New Look BTBA Calendar Launched

The BTBA are pleased to launch the 'new look' BTBA Annual Calendar.  The improved layout will make it simpler for bowlers to both identify significant events as well as locate the most suitable weekends for their own tournaments and events in planning.  As always, it can be accessed and downloaded for printing from the link to the right of this website homepage.

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