The British Crown Green Bowling Association are pleased to confirm the appointment of Competition Officers for the Ladies and Men.
Following the retirement of John Coxill as BCGBA Competitions Officer due to ill health,Jim McGurkhas been appointed as his successor.  Jim brings with him a wealth of experience having undertaken a similar successful role with Cheshire CBA, together with the organising and running of many local and open competitions.
Yvette Gregoryhas been appointed to the new role of Ladies Competition Officer following the merger with the men that took place in 2019.   Yvette has been part of the organising committee of ladies events for some years and has led a successful team to ensure each competition runs smoothly.
Both Yvette and Jim are to be congratulated on their appointments and wished every success in their new positions.
It is with great sadness that the BCGBA must advise of the passing of Joan Wrigley.  Joan lost her battle with Cancer on the morning of Saturday 1st February.
Joan has been a stalwart of the British Crown Green Ladies for many years and was currently Vice-Chairman, having previously held the role of Ladies President (2001) and Competition Secretary.  She was a member of the BCGBA Referees Society and a Past President of Yorkshire Crown Green Bowling Association.  She was highly respected throughout the bowling community and her loss will be to the detriment of our great sport.
I am sure many bowlers will know Joan and will join us in sending our heartfelt condolences to her family, her Yorkshire County colleagues and many friends at this difficult time.




The fixtures for the 2020 Senior, Junior and Ladies County Championships can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking on the links below.

2020 BCGBA Senior County Championship

2020 BCGBA Junior County Championship

2020 BCGBA Ladies Senior County Championship




The BCGBA held their Annual Meeting at Winnington Park Recreation Club with the morning session utilised to consider the Notices of Motion and the afternoon session for the election of President and Deputy President and the transaction of business from the ensuing season.

All Notices of Motion were successful, with exception of Proposal 5 which was withdrawn.

As a result, all Officers of the Association now receive a vote at the Annual Meeting, the word ‘sandals’ has been removed from the footwear rule, the Isle of Man will once again be able to enter the Senior Supplementary County Championship and a number of competition rules were amended. The results of the voting can be viewed and/or downloaded via the link below.

Ken Howarth (Cumbria) was elected as President with David Williams (Greater Manchester) elected Deputy President.

BCGBA Notices of Motion

President / Deputy President

Chief Executive Officer Report





The latest BCGBA Newsletter can now be viewed or downloaded from the link below.  Earlier editions can be viewed and/or downloaded from the Newsletter link at the top of the page.

BCGBA Newsletter – January 2020




The draw for the 2020 BCGBA World Club Championship, to be played at Spen Victoria Bowling, Cricket & Athletic Club, Cleckheaton, commencing on Sunday 22nd March, can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking on the link below.

2020 BCGBA World Club Championship Draw




Please note that the Open Contest Certificate link has moved to the top of the page.  All enquiries should be directed to the CEO, Mark Bircumshaw.


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