Championships

Our Championship events are open to players of all abilities – with a range of events designed to meet your individual requirements.

We particularly welcome entries from those who may not have entered these events before, as this is a great opportunity to improve your game, take on one of our elite athletes and perhaps win a place in the National Finals at Royal Leamington Spa.

All events are organised on a knock-out basis, with the early rounds played locally and administered by your County Association. The National Finals take place at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, which will be the host venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

So whether you are a regular competitor or new to our sport we have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.

Check out our simple guide to find the right competition for you:

Competitions Eligibility Format
Singles No restrictions Four bowls/21 shots up
Pairs Both players have to be members of the same club Four bowls per player/21 ends
Triples All three players have to be members of the same club Three bowls per player/18 ends
Fours All four players have to be members of the same club Two bowls per player/21 ends
Two-Wood Singles No restrictions Two bowls/21 ends
Junior Singles Under 25 on 1st April Four bowls per player/21 shots up
Junior Pairs Under 25 on 1st April – both players to be from clubs within same county Three bowls per player/18 ends
Senior Fours 55 on 1st April – all players must belong to the same club Two bowls per player/18 ends

All events are played in accordance with our Rules and Regulations and the current Laws of the Sport of Bowls.

Where do I play these matches?
The qualifying rounds are held within your county.

How are these matches arranged?
Matches during the qualifying rounds are arranged by local agreement within the county.

When are these competitions played?
The qualifying rounds are held either on weekday evenings or at weekends. The National Finals are held annually at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa – venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games for Lawn Bowls.

How do I Enter?
Entries are submitted through your affiliated club annually.

What if I become the English Champion?
The winners of the following events shall represent England in the respective British Isles Championship the following season:

  • Singles (The two Singles winners will also represent England at the World Champion of Champions)
  • Pairs
  • Triples
  • Fours
  • Senior Fours
  • Junior Singles
  • Junior Pairs (Women Only)

If you would like to find out more about individual competitions – click here

If you would like to find out more about Inter-Club competitions – click here

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