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Inter-County Championships Rules Updated

A couple of amendments needed to be made to the previously published ICC Rules. Please take a moment to read through this to familiarise yourself with the updates.  The rules are available from the 'DOWNLOADS' menu.

BTBA Grants - Improved and Simplified

"I'm sure the BTBA could get more members if only they would do so and so." I'm sure you have said this, or at least thought it, at some time or other! Well, here is your opportunity as we have funds available during 2016 to award grants in support of projects that will increase awareness of our sport and ultimately increase membership numbers. Don't forget, the more members we have, the more we can do for you!" - Click here for more and to download the application form.

BTBA Strategic Planning

We are pleased to announce the publication of our Strategic Planning Document.  This document has been put together to set a clear direction for National Council to work towards and for our membership to see what we are working to achieve.  Members will be updated on our successes against our strategy at this year's AGM.  We welcome feedback and questions about this document and would encourage you to send in your comments to  To download the Strategy please Click here, or look under 'THE BTBA' menu on our homepage.

Head Office News

5 weeks into our new habitat in the Shires and I would like to share with you some of the matters we are getting to grips with ‘warts and all’.
By and large we are content with the relocation and very happy in our new home. Those that have visited the new HO report that access and transport routes are a breath of fresh air and being in the Midlands the maximum travelling time of the average member to HO has been reduced. The modern business environment with conference facilities, restaurant, breakout areas and fast broadband connections are a major attraction.

League Sanctioning

The relocation of Head Office has given us an opportunity to review some of our processes and procedures.  We have recognised that a lot of processes have been a bit disjointed and evolved over time into many different forms.

The most time consuming job for many of our members as well as us has been the League Sanctioning process.  We have therefore reviewed the process and streamlined it to make it easier for League Secretary’s to complete, and quicker for Head Office to process.


John Broadhurst - Not a Forgotten Man

On Valentines day we mark 50 years since the second perfect game rolled by an English bowler.

John Broadhurst was the second man in the UK to roll a 300 game. Who remembers second?  Well, John for one, and all those players that finish runner up in tournaments or with silver medals.  Albert Kirkham was the first at the Top Rank Bowl in Chester on the 5th of December 1965. A regular league bowler at the ABC Cine Bowl in Hanley, Albert's local centre at Hanley, Stoke on Trent, was later the site of the first 300 to be bowled in a ABC bowl.  Read more..


How Does Lisa John Like Her Sausage Sandwich?

Team England’s Lisa John will be taking part in Danny Baker’s “Sausage Sandwich” quiz show on Radio 5 Live on Saturday 13th February 2016.  Read more here.


55th BTBA National Championships 2016

Squadding Update:
The following squads are full for the Adult Nationals -
Saturday 19th March 16:00 Squad 9 Doubles/Singles.
Sunday 20th March 12:00 Squad 11 Team Event.

Entries still available for all other squads here..



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