March 24, 2020

‘Stay home, stay safe, stop the spread’.

That’s the message from Bowls England to its members and clubs in response to the latest Government guidance on the Coronavirus outbreak.

Bowls England last week announced the cancellation of all its domestic events ahead of the 2020 lawn bowls season including its National Championships, and now wishes to ensure that members and clubs play their part.

Tony Allcock OBE, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: “Understandably Bowls England has been inundated with enquiries from clubs and county associations regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. Within the past week we have made decisions regarding our events that would have been unimaginable only a month ago. However, from the enquiries we continue to receive there is clearly still some confusion within our membership as to whether they can continue to participate in the sport of lawn bowls at club level during this period.

“At this stage, we must urge our members to follow the Government’s latest guidance, which clearly asks every person within society to stay at home if at all possible to help to stop this disease from spreading – and this is an appeal to everyone, not just those aged over 70 or the 1.5 million of the most at-risk people who have been told that they should stay at home for 12 weeks.

“Again, we encourage our members to keep an eye out for everyone within the bowls community during this time, for example by maintaining contact and undertaking shopping for those who are isolated, with special thought for those members who may live on their own. A telephone call, e‐mail or Skype to another member of the bowls community will, I am sure, be welcomed at this time. We are also in the process of producing a ‘Bowlers’ Workout’ in order to keep members fit and active during isolation and/or working from home, so we’re all ready to play when bowling resumes. We would also encourage members to support their club financially by continuing to pay their annual subscriptions in order that the clubs will be there for them when we are able to resume bowling.”

Bowls England will be providing support and advice to clubs and county associations over the coming weeks and working on a number of initiatives including club recruitment and a potential ‘Festival of Bowls’, which will be subject to Government guidance.


Alistair Hollis

Operational Services Manager



March 20, 2020

19 March 2020


Following the Statement CORONAVIRUS issued 18th March 2020 by Bowls England , I have been contacted by many clubs as to whether there will be any bowls played in Berkshire in season 2020.

I have been in contact with many members of both the Ladies & Men’s Executive
Committees and we have taken the following decisions.

Inter County Matches (Ladies & Men)
All Inter County matches arranged...

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RCBBA: Kennet League

March 18, 2020

Statement issued by the Kennet League regarding the running of these competitions in 2020.
You may by now have seen that Bowls England have had an emergency committee meeting yesterday to decide future of bowls for this season. This information is now available on the BE web site and also on the RCBBA web site, and basically says that domestic events will be cancelled for the season. Individual clubs will have their own view as to when or whether they may be open.

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Bowls England

March 18, 2020

Bowls England has announced the cancellation of all its domestic events ahead of the 2020 lawn bowls season in response to the latest Government advice and growing concerns from bowlers about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will impact lawn bowls.

The decision, which was reached at an Emergency Meeting of Board members and key staff, held on Tuesday 17th March, covers all National Championships, National Competitions and other domestic events. Discussions are ongoing with the British I...

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Coronavirus Important News

March 17, 2020

Dear Members

Most of this message will, I am sure, not surprise you.

We have cancelled both our Pre-season Meeting on March 29th and the Open Day on April 18th.

In addition all our April opponents have been contacted and those matches are provisionally cancelled.

We will attempt to keep the green maintained so that it will not take us long to prepare it for play when the emergency is over, but it will not be open for any play, including roll-ups, until further notice.

Bowls England ...

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