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Welcome to the Sport of Crown Green Bowls - a Sport for all Ages.


This welcome is to a Sport that can and will provide many years of enjoyment and interest to all players. Whether that interest remains purely at Club level or expands into County or even National level, the aim is the same - ENJOYMENT !


All the family can play Crown Green Bowls, from grandchildren to grandparents and it is a great sport for making new friends. It is a non-contact sport which is enjoyed by all, including people with disabilities.


We wish you well as you get to know the Sport of Crown Green Bowls - A SPORT FOR ALL AGES.


You may be an Education Authority, a School or other organisation considering the Sport of Crown Green Bowls as a suitable and rewarding Sport which offers a healthy social activity for your pupils or members.



Press Release 

Men, Ladies & Junior “Crown Green Bowlers” will take centre stage in front of the TV cameras this summer. The BCGBA have announced six events will be live streamed following the huge success of last year’s programmes.

Mel Evans MBE will be spearheading the production team in association with technicians & cameramen from Globegig Media TV.  Mel said “The huge success of the live streams has attracted new investment into the sport with companies coming forward to advertise in the programmes”.  Mel added “The BCGBA must be congratulated for adding their financial support to the productions. It’s excellent news to hear they will be funding streaming of the BCGBA Junior Individual Merit. It will be great to see our sports future stars performing in front of the TV cameras”.

The full programme schedule is :

Saturday 26th July – BCGBA Senior Individual Merit

Saturday 16th August – BCGBA Junior Individual Merit

Friday 29th August – Live draw for the finals of the BCGBA Champion of Champions, Waterloo Men’s & Ladies and BCGLBA Ladies Champion of Champions from the Globegig TV studios.

Wednesday 17th September – Waterloo Men’s Championship Finals

Saturday 27th September – BCGBA Champion of Champions

Sunday 28th September – BCGLBA Ladies Champion of Champions

BCGBA Chief Executive John Crowther said “Live Streaming has grown in popularity allowing some of the sports major events to be witnessed by a wider, worldwide audience. The BCGBA are delighted to assist in funding the 2014 programmes including for the first time live coverage of the Junior Individual Merit”.  Mr Crowther added “Thanks must go to Mel Evans who has obtained significant funding from various sponsors to assist with the production of the programmes.”

A new addition this year is the introduction of a twitter account “@LIVEBOWLS”. This will enable the viewers to interact with the programmes.  Full details will be announced in the near future.



Mel Evans MBE

The BCGBA would like to congratulate Mel Evans on being honoured in the Queen's New Year's Honours List for 'Dedicated and Exemplary Service to Crown Green Bowls'.  This is a well deserved award and we understand that Mel will be formally honoured in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 21 March 2014.  Mel's award is also a great honour for the sport of Crown Green Bowls.


NR1 and NR1A forms

Copies of NR1 and NR1A forms for Clubs to complete for 2014 can be viewed or downloaded  here.


Rules Revision Meeting

Results of the voting from the BCGBA Rules Revision Meeting 2014 can be viewed ot downloaded  here.




The Fixture List for the  Endsleigh 2014 Senior County Championship  is now available to view or download.


The Fixture List for the  Drakes Pride 2014 Junior County Championship  is now available to view or download.


The List of Qualifying Events for the  BCGBA 2014 Champion of Champions  sponsored by is now available to view or download.


Results from the  BCGBA World Club Championship  sponsored by Rugby Printer are now available to view or download.


Live Streaming of BCGBA Events


Watch Crown Green Bowls live streams on


Details of live events will be published on this page prior to each event.


Recordings of all previous live streams are available on .



BCGBA Newsletters

Copies of the BCGBA Newsletters, previously published up to June 2013, can be found on the website  here.    

British Crown Green Ladies

Competition results and news will be posted under   BCG Ladies