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Appointments: Managers and Coaches

The BTBA are pleased to announce further appointments for Team England Managers, Coaches and Selectors into 2016.


Gill Hutchison - "Sleep Tight and Thank you"

The Chairman, National Council and Head Office Staff were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Gill Hutchison.  Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with Al and Fiona at this dreadful time in their lives.  Colin Laing remembers a much loved friend, teacher, writer, artist, coach and all-round 'bowling mum' - click here..

Women's World Bowling Championships 2015

KEIRA Battles in The Masters as WWC Draws to its conclusion

As is the tradition, the Masters was bowled on dual-lane conditions - the long left and short right - and the top-24 would become the top-eight after six games in Step 1. Keira continued to bowl well but the scoring pace of her last few days was not as sharp, and she would finish in 24th place, on 6404 for the Championships. With an opening 300-game, her second of the Championships following her first in the team, Liz Johnson headed the cut to the top-eight. The finals would see Korea's Dawun Jung defeat Liz 256-183 to be crowned Master Champion for 2015.


England Take World Trios Bronze

The BTBA and Team England congratulate to Lisa John, Danni Hopcroft and Jo Allsebrook on winning the Trios Bronze, at the 2015 Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi.  Bowled over two blocks, each of three games, the end of Block 1 would see Danni, Jo and Lisa finish in 10th with 1977 (219.67), just 102 off first-placed Koreans Son, Kim and Baek.  In block 2, Danni, Jo and Lisa rocketed to the top of block 2 with 2079 (231.00).  Overall, Danni, Jo and Lisa finished in third-place with 4056 (225.33) and an assured medal. Korean's Son, Kim and Baek topped the combined with 4116 (228.67).  Danni, Jo and Lisa would be defeated in their semi-final match against Tan, Ng and New of Singapore for a hard-fought and well deserved World's Bronze.  Click here for more.


BTBA Masters 2015

Congratulations to Pete Stevenson and Louise Parker for winning the 2015 BTBA Masters, held on December 6th 2015 at the newly refurbished Mansfield Bowl in Nottingham.  Both Pete and Louise were celebrating their wins having been presented with the latest in new bowling ball technology from Storm Team England's sponsors, Storm Bowling.


BTBA Senior Masters 2015

Congratulations to Alan Keddie and Angie Brown for winning the 2015 BTBA Senior Masters, held on December 5th 2015 at the newly refurbished Mansfield Bowl in Nottingham.  Both Alan and Angie were celebrating back-to-back Masters wins, and are pictured with the latest in new bowling ball technology from Storm Team England's sponsors, Storm Bowling.

Remembering Albert Kirkham

It has been 50 years since the first BTBA sanctioned 300-game was rolled by an Englishman. 

“I was delighted, recently, to be reminded of a time when bowling a 300 was almost unheard of. It seemed appropriate to go back and remember the first ever 300 bowled in England (by an Englishman). This was by Albert Kirkham at the Top Rank Bowl in Chester on the 5th of December 1965. So it was with great pleasure that the BTBA have sent a special '50th Anniversary Certificate of Achievement' to his family to mark the occasion.”

Ron Griffin, BTBA Chairman


The Inside Line - Volume 2 Issue 4

 A special welcome to new and returning BTBA members.  I am pleased to now attach the latest issue of The INSIDE LINE.  Although publication of this issue was unfortunately delayed, this has enabled us to produce a comprehensive issue of the latest news, including:



Safeguarding Children


"The BTBA believe a young person
should never suffer abuse"

Safeguarding Policies

51st Bowling World Cup

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