Disability Bowls England (DBE)

is the co-ordinating body for bowlers of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning (Intellectual) Disabilities.


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  • A couple of places now available in the DBE Maiden Singles Comp at Gedling IBC, Nottingham on Sat 4th December. Open to players with any disability who have not previously won a DBE Comp or played in the International Team. ASAP contact ,
  • Disability Bowls England's Helen Wood will take part in this evening's challenge match ,
  • MATCH CANCELLED. The match on 28th November 2021 at Swindon Manor IBC has been cancelled by the club who are unable to get players to fulfil the fixture. PLAYERS WANTED DBE Members needed for the match at Ilminster IBC on 19th Dec. Email:,
  • Players with a physical or learning disability needed to compete in the Nomads Shield Pairs Comp at Taunton Deane IBC on 29th Jan 2022. If you want to enter but need a partner, email by 17th Dec 2021,
  • DBE Shirts back in stock. Go onto the DBE web site and click on "Shop" to place and pay for your order. ,

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Alison Yearling

Alison YearlingYou can listen to an audio article about Alison Yearling.

Listen to the article here.

VI/LD Training Day 

DBE Learning Disability/Coaching Day combined with a VI Session for helpers & coaches to find out how to help players with a visual impairment

Bowls England National Finals 

DBE are very pleased to announce the following events have been confirmed for the Bowls England National Championships 2022 at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa

Friday 26th August 2022

Morning – DBE National Pairs Final

Afternoon -Mixed Ability Triples (4 Rinks)

Saturday 27th August 2022

Morning – DBE National Singles Final

Afternoon – Maggie Smith MBE Shield North v South (6 Rinks). ​

VI Classification 

Joint Visually Impaired Bowls England (VIBE) & Disability Bowls England (DBE) Sight Classification for Players in England with Visual Impairment statement.

Visually Impaired Bowls England (VIBE) and Disability Bowls England (DBE) recognise the need for one sight classification system (B1 – B4) for all VIBE & DBE members in line with the laws and guidance from International Blind Bowls Association (IBBA), International Bowls for the Disabled (IBD), World Bowls and Commonwealth Games England.

Please download the new Joint procedure & Classification Application forms www.disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk/bowlers/classification-system/

DBE v Swindon Manor 


Selected team added to the Selected Teams Page…

DBE v Bridgman IBC Team 

Indoor High Performance Squad Nomination Form 

Please see link below if you would like to nominate for the Indoor High Performance Squad

DBE Indoor High Performance Squad 2021 nomination form

Hayling Island Selected Team 

Please visit the Selected Team page to see the Selected Team

Recruitment for Part Time National Development & Administration Officer

DBE are seeking to recruit a Part Time National Development & Administration Officer starting on 3 Jan 2022 to join our management team, you can download the job description.
Closing dates for applications Friday 29 Oct with interviews w/c 8 Nov 2021.

Welcome Bob Love

DBE Charity Trust are very pleased to announce that Bob Love will join the Board of Trustees.
We welcome Bob to the management team with his wealth of experience as we continue to grow our organisation.

Ann Trotman Singles 2022

Ann Trotman Singles will be held over the weekend of 29th and 30th January 2022.. See calendar of events for more details and entry form

DBE Bowls Buddies 

Congratulations to our DBE Buddies 2021 Emily Ferguson (Kent) & Robbie Barker (Cambridgeshire) for completing the Virtual London Marathon today and raising much needed funds for Disability Bowls England and for being great ambassadors for Disability Bowls – You both have been stars and we can’t thank you enough for your support these past difficult 18 months.

If you wish to join our DBE Buddies 2022 team, we hope to secure charity places for the 2022 London Marathon on Sunday 2 Oct 2022 and other sporting fundraising events across England, so if you are runner, a cyclist, a swimming or just an all round sports person please email info@disabilitybowlsengland.com and join our great team of DBE Buddies

2020 – John Rednall, Michelle Coleman

2021 – Ed Morris, Emily Ferguson, Robbie Barker

2022 – ???

You can still donate – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DBERunningBuddies2021

One Day Saturday 30th October 2021


‘Out of Lockdown’ Open Pairs Competition​

Gedling IBC, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1RL
£5 per person entry​
limited number entry​
Please contact Maggy Smith MBE for further details and to enter a team..

EALABA National Singles Report 


Upcoming Events


DBE have confirmed a calendar of indoor events for the 2021/2022!! 

Please take a look at the Calendar of Events page for more Details….

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