All the news and official announcements from the league are to be found here.

Update from the League Chairman

posted 27 Jun 2020, 15:56 by John Palmer

Unfortunately, Mark believes that there's no chance of any league bowls, competitions or knockouts being played this season. He is also concerned that some sort of social distancing may continue into next season and restrict the number of players allowed on the green at the same time. With this in mind, he'd welcome opinions from bowlers whether a reduction in the size of teams from 10 to 8 or possibly 9 would be more acceptable.
Please email any thoughts or observations to

Coronavirus Statement from the BCGBA

posted 16 Mar 2020, 12:00 by John Palmer

To County Secretaries, Management and Officers.
Following the Government announcement this afternoon it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling for the foreseeable future.
Based on the advice announced we need to avoid all mass gatherings and sporting event as these will no longer be supported by the emergency services.
If anyone within your household has symptoms then the whole family need to isolate for 14 days.
Limit social contact wherever possible and encourage working from home.
At risk groups - those over 70 and those with medical conditions need to take additional care.
All BCGBA meetings should now be postponed as un-necessary travel should be avoided. Contact in Pubs, Clubs and restaurants to be avoided.
Taking this all into account all leagues should now suspend matches until such time as we are given an all clear to resume competition.
All BCGBA and BCGLCC Competitions are now suspended until further notice this should include all qualifier events.
As a Bowls community we need to look after our members and I encourage you to follow the advice being given and support those we are able to at this very difficult time.
I will add links onto the website / face-book as these are updated.
Please take care of yourself and stay safe.
On behalf of the Management Committee BCGBA
Chris Hasselby  (BCGBA Chairman)
Mark Bircumshaw (CEO)

2020 Fixtures Available

posted 11 Mar 2020, 04:15 by John Palmer

The league fixtures for 2020 are now available online and clubs will be able to adjust their squads until the start of the season. Please remember to:
  • Register your named 6's where appropriate
  • Update the contact details for your club if necessary (after login, select Club Contacts and click on your club's name)

President's and Consolation Cup Finals

posted 10 Mar 2020, 15:40 by John Palmer

At the pre-season meeting, it was agreed these would be played on Sunday 29th March but unfortunately, one of the teams is not available so they are now scheduled for a week later 5th April at Broseley. Times as follows:

1pm Consolation Cup, Stockton (+30) v Highley A (Scr)

3pm President's Cup, Horsehay A (+20) v Islanders A (+10)

Knockout Cups 2020

posted 10 Mar 2020, 15:26 by John Palmer

The draw for thew division 1 and Division 2 Knockout Cups was made at the pre-season meeting. Details are here.

Competitions 2020

posted 10 Mar 2020, 15:23 by John Palmer

Preliminary dates for the competitions to be played on Tuesdays are now on the Competitions Page.

Pre-Season Meeting (updated)

posted 1 Mar 2020, 06:24 by John Palmer   [ updated 9 Mar 2020, 10:03 ]

The pre-season meeting will be held at Bridgnorth BC on Tuesday 10th March at 7.30pm.

  1. Introduction & apologies.
  2. Minutes of the last committee meeting.
  3. Matters arising.
  4. Chairman's report.
  5. County report.
  6. League structure 2020.
  7. Handicap Cup draw, singles/doubles dates.
  8. Any other business.
  9. President's closing remarks.
The proposed schedule for league, knockout cups and competitions played on a Tuesday is as follows:
  • League matches start on Tuesday 7th April and finish on Tuesday 22nd September.
  • Singles qualifying on Tuesday 16th June. Finals on Sunday 9th August.
  • Doubles qualifying on Tuesday 4th August. Finals on Sunday 23rd August.
  • Knockout Cups: prelims on Wednesday 22nd July, quarter finals on Tuesday 25th August, semi-finals on Wednesday 16th September.
  • Knockout finals and presentation on Sunday 27th September.
Alternatively, Mark has suggested the following (as Singles entries last year didn't warrant a separate qualifying round):
  • League matches start on Tuesday 7th April and finish on Tuesday 22nd September.
  • Doubles qualifying on Tuesday 4th August. Finals on Sunday 23rd August.
  • Knockout Cups: prelims on Tuesday 14th July, quarter finals on Tuesday 11th August, semi-finals on Tuesday 8th September.
  • Knockout finals and presentation on Sunday 27th September.
If anyone has any observations or suggestions regarding the schedule, please email

2020 Notice of AGM

posted 19 Jan 2020, 05:18 by John Palmer   [ updated 11 Feb 2020, 02:38 ]

Hi All

Hope that you are all well and are resting ahead of a new bowls season.

Please find below links to the 2019 AGM Minutes and agenda for the 2020 AGM. The AGM will be held at Bridgnorth Bowling Club on Tuesday 1tth February 2020 at 7.30pm. Please make sure that your club has a representative present to avoid a fine.

If there are any clubs that wish to enter more teams to the league or have changes to secretaries or team captains can you please have their details ready to pass on at the meeting.

If any club has any propositions for the meeting or wishes to propose rule changes, these must be notified to me in writing (or by email) by no later than Tuesday 4th February 2020.

Look forward to seeing you all there.


Knockout Finals Postponed - Update

posted 1 Oct 2019, 15:15 by John Palmer

Hi All

As you are probably aware, the finals of the President's Cup and Consolation Cup did not take place on Sunday due to heavy rain and the green unfit to play. We were hoping to reschedule for this coming Sunday but some teams cannot field a full team and the weather forecast is once again atrocious!! The League have decided to play both finals at the start of the 2020 season.

The presentation will still go ahead on Sunday 6th October at Chelmarsh Bowling Club and will start at 6pm. A buffet will be provided after the presentation of prize monies and trophies. All clubs/ players are welcome to attend and could i ask that as many of the trophy winners as possible try to attend. A list of prize winners for this season can be found here,

Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday


Knockout Finals Day

posted 11 Sep 2019, 13:05 by John Palmer

Hi All,
The Presidents Cup Final and Consolation Cup Final will be played at Chelmarsh Bowling Club on Sunday 29th September 2019.

Consolation Cup Final is between Highley A and Stockton A and will start at 1.30pm
Presidents Cup Final is between Islanders A and Horsehay A and will start at 4pm 

Please can you make sure that your team are at the green at least 15 minutes prior to your start time.
As it is finals day DRESS CODE WILL APPLY

Can clubs also provide a raffle prize please.

Presentation of Trophies and prize money will take place after the finals and a buffet will be supplied. If anyone other than the teams playing wish to attend you will be most welcome but can i ask that you let me know in advance for catering purposes.

See you all soon


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