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Bowls Lancashire

About Us

Men's County Fours

There is an error in the County Information book and the first play by date of this event is TUESDAY 15th MAY 2018 and not Friday as printed.

Bowls Lancashire Senior Vice President.

At the Bowls Lancashire Executive meeting on Wednesday 14th March 2018 Martin Gale, Heaton Hall Bowling Club, was appointed as the Senior Vice President for Bowls Lancashire.  This appoinment will be ratified at a SGM to be held prior to the next Executive meeting to be held on Wesdesday 9th May 2018 at 6.50pm at Heaton Park Bowling Club.

SGM Notice

Charity Fundraising

2017 Bowls England President Viv Tomlinson adopted the PreventBreastCancer.org.uk (based at Genesis Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester) as her own personal charity.
The final amount raised was a fantastic £8,859 and Viv wishes to thank everyone from within the County and beyond who contributed towards this incredible amount.

Job Opportunity Bowls England.

For information on a Job Vacancy at Bowls England in Leamington view it HERE

County Championship Draws

The draws have been done and have been posted to the website.  Bona -fide members of the County can go to the 'Members area' on the links above and follow the appropriate link to view them.  If you need access then just fill in the form that is available on the same page. (This is something new so bear with me if it takes a day or so for you be granted access).

Bowls Development Alliance


The Bowls Development Alliance Limited is an umbrella organisation for the National Governing Bodies of Bowls England (flat outdoor green bowls) and the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (flat indoor green bowls), incorporated with the sole strategic focus of developing the sport of bowls within England.

Having recently been successful in securing funding of £1.6m by Sport England, we are now seeking to appoint an additional Independent Non-Executive Director.

The successful candidate will, ideally, be from a commercial background and have previous board level/executive management experience. Most importantly, however, they will share our passion for wanting to secure the future development of the sport of bowls in England, firstly by helping to ensure that the organisation meets its agreed objectives by 2017 – 2021 and secondly to secure the on-going sustainability of the organisation beyond 2017.

First-hand experience of playing the sport of bowls is not a pre-requisite.

As the vacancy is for an Independent Non-Executive Director, applications cannot be considered from persons who are/have:-

• a full time paid employee of Bowls England, EIBA Ltd or any other NGB in the Sport of Bowls
• a professional advisor to Bowls England, EIBA Ltd or any other NGB in the Sport of Bowls
• a supplier of services or equipment to Bowls England, EIBA Ltd or any other NGB in the Sport of Bowls
• a political or administrative role in the Sport of Bowls.

Applicants should apply by email to ned@playbowls.org with a covering letter highlighting relevant experience, background and motivation for applying, together with an up to date curriculum vitae.

The role is Pro-Bono but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for attending meetings.

A time commitment of 8 days p.a. will be required comprising 4 formal board meetings and 4 additional planned meetings. You may be asked from time to time to attend meetings on behalf of the Board to support the work of the organisation.

Bowls Development Alliance is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

Closing date: 5pm, 31st March 2018

Bowls Lancashire 2018

We are going into the start of the 2018 season without a County President or Vice President.

In order for the County to function properly we do need members to take up these posts to not only represent the County in an Official capacity at Inter County Games, National Championships etc, but also to assist in the running of the County by taking their place on the County Executive. The more people that are available at Executive meetings ensures that decisions made on behalf of the other members of the County are discussed by a wider group of people.

There is still time for these posts to be filled for the 2018 season - if you are interested then get in touch with your County Administrator - Viv Tomlinson.

The end of the 2018 will also see 3 current members of the Executive not seeking re-election.  Viv Tomlinson - (County Administrator), Graham Tomlinson - (County Competition Secretary) and Jason Norris - (County Treasurer) have all indicated that they will not be standing again.  If any of these posts are of an interest to you then please make contact with any member of the County Executive.

The County will also be looking for another webmaster at the end of the season as Graham Tomlinson will not be continuing.


County Team Managers

At the first Executive meeting of the New season the following people were appointed to posts within the County

  • Middleton Cup/Balcomb team manager - David Lockhart
  • Walker Cup Manager - Viv Tomlinson
  • Alsop Cup team manager - Peter Laundon
  • Stella Logan team manager - Sue Kitson
  • Junior Team Manager - Dominic McVittie


The online entry facility for the 2018 Bowls England National Competitions is now live.

This system allows participants to enter by completing a form and make payment with a credit or debit card

Please note that a separate submission and payment must be made for each different named entrant. Only the named entrant of the team/side need apply as other names will be gathered on completion of the first match

Entries can be made here: https://bowlsengland.247.tv/index.php?p=enter

The closing date for all competitions is 1st February 2018. If you have any questions please contact tom@bowlsengland.com

(The entries for the Bowls Lancashire County winners for the Champion of Champions event is made by the County Administrator)

Disability Bowls England :-

'We are trying to encourage people with any disability, including learning, to try out the game of Bowls'

If this is you then see then read on......

Bowls Lancashire About Us


Bowls Lancashire is the organisation that runs the sport of Flat Green Bowling in the areas of Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester.

The Clubs within this area are at Acton Bridge, Blackpool, Bolton, Heaton Hall (Manchester) and Southport.

All the clubs offer play for members of any ability - from the raw beginner to those that aspire to be National Champions.

Each of the clubs and Bowls Lancashire are affiliated to the National Governing body - Bowls England.

News & Events

For the latest news check out the News link and for the latest scheduled events check out the Events Link

If you sign up for email alerts each time there is an update then you will receive notifications - these can include updates on County Championship results, Team sheets for County Representations, draws for Team 5, County Mixed pairs, etc.

Learn 2 Bowl

If you are new to the Sport and wish to give it a try then use the 'Member Clubs' Link at the top of the page and get in touch.  All the clubs are able to give you an introduction to the sport.  Most are able to loan you Bowling Shoes and Bowls to use for free.  Should you take up the Sport and wish to progress then there are qualified coaches available to give you further instruction on how to improve your game.




Bolton Flat Green Bowling Club About Us