Bowls for people with disabilities.

The sport of Bowls can be played by almost anyone, with or without a disability.

Bowls can be played in many formats, singles, pairs, triples and fours. It can be played in teams of whatever number you wish. Bowls can be played competitively at local, national and international level or it can be a social pastime, whatever you want.

Bowlers with a disability can compete with or against non-disabled bowlers in most situations. It is one of the most accessible and integrated sports readily available.

In recent years the game has become far more accessible to people with disabilities with the development of specially designed wheelchairs for lawn and indoor bowling greens to prevent damage to the greens.  Several other aids are now available enabling more participation in the sport.

Whether you are an existing bowler with a disability or if you have never tried bowls and have a disability, why not contact us. We would love to hear from you and for you to get involved with Disability Bowls England.

Who knows, you could be playing for England one day!

For support and commitment to DBE - Gedling IBC
For support and commitment to DBE – Gedling IBC
Player of the Year 2017 - Mike Robertson
Player of the Year 2017 – Mike Robertson
Most improved player - Colin Wagstaff
Most improved player – Colin Wagstaff

Dorset Golf Bowls Resort

Dorset Gold & Bowls Resort are supporters of Disability Bowls England, see their 2016/17 holiday deals.

Latest News

Home Nations Championship 2018 Report

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DBE Singles Regional Qualifying Results

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Data Privacy Notice

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If your club is looking to offer opportunities for players with a disability through holding an Open Day and need some help please contact Disability Bowls England:

Classified Player Ranking

Click here: Link to Indoor & Outdoor Points Forms and Ranking Lists

Upcoming Events

Gedling IBC, Plant Welding Triples Open, 2018 – 30th June & 1st July

Read more:  Triples Open

VIBE National Championships, 2018 – 9th to 13th July

Read more:  VIBE

DBE National Pairs Finals – 2018, Saturday 14th July

Read More:  National Pairs 2018

DBE National Singles Finals – 2018, Sunday 15th July

Read more:  National Singles 2018

DBE North – South Challenge 2018, Saturday 4th August

Read more:  North-South

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