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Unavailable Dates for Sanctioning

As you can appreciate, it is important that support for our prime tournaments, namely the BTBA Nationals and the BTBA Inter-County Championships, are not diluted by other events running on the same dates.  With this in mind, please be aware that tournament sanctions may not be granted for the following dates:

3 & 4 June        Under 25 & Senior Inter Counties
2 & 3 September   Adult Inter County Qualification
14 & 15 October   Senior Inter County Finals
4 & 5 November    Adult Inter County Finals

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The BTBA are pleased to announce that the Entry Form and Selection Criteria for the Trials are now published.  Please select '2018 TEAM ENGLAND' from the 'TEAM ENGLAND' menu on the website homepage above.

TRACK Bowling Join BTBA Adult Tour for 2017

The British Tenpin Bowling Association are thrilled to announce that thanks to Bowltech and Rich Hanson, International Sales Manager at Ebonite International, we have signed a fantastic sponsorship deal for the BTBA Adult Tour 2017.
Throughout the year we will have some great TRACK bowling balls to be won and as our own Dominic Barrett is proving, TRACK have a great range capable of winning tournaments all over the world and by supporting the 2017 Adult Tour, you will have the chance to add TRACK to your arsenal.
I hope you will join us in thanking Ebonite International and Bowltech UK Limited for their support of British bowling, and please visit TRACKS website at and stay up to date with all of their latest product news.

Andy Penny - B.T.B.A. Director of Coaching

Andy Penny, one of the World's top 100 coaches, has agreed to lead the BTBA coaching team.  Andy brings with some with very ambitious plans.

The existing ETBF courses will continue to be one of the ‘foundation stones’ of B.T.B.A. coaching, the courses will continue to be organised by National Coaching Manager Lee Hart, with Andy bringing enhancements that will ensure we focus our efforts where they provide the maximum benefits to all bowlers and coaches.

Terry Searle, Director of Sport Development said "I am excited by the continual development in coaching.  Andy Penny has coached at the highest level in countries around the world.  He is one of the few USBC Gold coaches, and is currently working on his accreditation to ETBF Level 3.  Bringing his success and over 30 years experience with him, the opportunities this position offers is endless for all involved."

Andy is based in his shop at Go Bowling Dunstable, where he supplies and trains many bowlers, utilising this countries only Specto ball motion analysis system.

I am sure you will want to wish Andy all the best in his new position, and we are looking forwards to listening to him speaking about the future at the coaches conference on the 19th February.

Terry Searle

Dir. Sport Development


2017 Senior World Championships - Teams Announced

It is with great pleasure the BTBA and Senior Team England can announce the teams for the 2017 Senior World Championships.
In making this very difficult decision the selectors took into account the results from the 2016 Trials, experience, tournament performances both national & international and development for the future.

Senior World Championships Ladies:
Sandra Boswell
Angie Brown
Jan Hodge
Catherine Wills

Senior Team England Men:
Gary Baker
Lol Ellis
Keith Hodge
Gordon Humphries

The BTBA would like to thank all bowlers who participated in the 2016 Senior Team England Trials. We hope to see you again this year.
Yours in bowling,

Jo Cundy
BTBA Head of Elite Bowling

2017 Adult Team England Wild Card Application

Applications are now invited for the 2017 Adult Team England Wild Card Applications, closing date 26th January.  Please CLICK HERE to download the application.

Senior Team England Squads Announced

The BTBA are pleased to announce the squads selected for the Senior Triple Crown and European Senior Bowling Championships.

The Senior England management would like to congratulate the following bowlers for qualifying for the Triple Crown and ESBC.  I am sure that you will all join me in wishing them all the best in both events. Lets bring home lots of medals and have a great time doing it!

The 56th B.T.B.A. National Championships 2017, MFA Nottingham

The 56th B.T.B.A. National Championships takes place at MFA Nottingham between the 18th and 26th March 2017.  Entry is by website only, and you can read the rules and enter by following this link..


Commonwealth Championships

  • Commonwealth Championships - Team England
  • Eliot Crosby, Sam Rose, Becky Daley, Angie Brown
  • Commonwealth Doubles Bronze for Elliot Crosby and Sam Rose
  • Commonwealth Mixed Doubles Gold for Elliot Crosby and Becky Daley


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