Bowls England Celebration Matches are a great way for Affiliated Clubs to celebrate an anniversary or a special event.

Celebration Matches are usually held when a Club or County reaches its 50th anniversary and then rising in multiples of 25 years.

The respective Bowls England President will compile their programme a year in advance and make a final decision regarding the schedule. They will usually bring a team of six rinks.

Celebration Match – Protocol

Celebration Match – Application Form

The Bowls England representative team will be made up of players from all over the country (often involving hundreds of miles of travel) in order to celebrate your special occasion.

The closing date for applications to host a match in 2021 is Friday 21st February 2020.

If anyone would like any further information about these matches please contact Dawn Chapman on 01926 334609 or email

For information on planned Celebration Matches, click here.

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