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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  • Our High Performance Squad takes Ellen Falkner's tips on board but Anthony has taken it to a new level by adding inspirational quotes displayed in his home "Bar" area. Well done and shared here for others to follow. ,
  • It was the turn of our players with a Learning Disability and their helpers who met up for a zoom "Chat & Catch Up". A lovely, smiley group who cannot wait to get back on the green together. ,
  • Some DBE Visually Impaired players and Directors enjoyed a lovely get together last night. Great to chat with everyone. ,
  • Ellen Falkner MBE dropped in to chat with the 2nd PD Group Zoom meeting last night. Lots of fun. Thanks everyone. ,
  • Check out this blog from about how we ensure the sport and physical activity sector emerges from the current crisis stronger and fairer than ever before ,

Latest News

Honours Board

The DBE Charity Trust are very pleased to announce we have added a Honours Board (1968-2020)to our new look website…

DBE Members Survey 2020

Over the past 7 month we have been very busy reviewing and update the DBE organisation to improve the services we offer our membership in 2021.

DBE Members Survey 2020

New Membership/Volunteers Secretary

The Disability Bowls England Charity Trust Board are very pleased to announce that Judy Plater (Waddesdon BC) will be joining the DBE Committee as the new Membership/Volunteers Secretary

 Maggy Smith MBE

The DBE Charity Trust are pleased to announce that Maggy Smith has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Bowls for people with Disabilities in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Ellen Falkner MBE

England’s three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ellen Falkner has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Lawn Bowls in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


New Competitions Secretary

The Board of Trustees of the DBE charity Trust would like to announce that Stuart Espie from Leighton Buzzard BC has joined the committee as the new competitions Secretary…

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Bush Hill Bowls

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More Players Representatives Announced 


August Championships Bonus Ball 

Click the link to see the winners so far.. The list of winners will be updated when announced.. 


DBE Seeks new Ambassadors

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New PDs Players Liaison Representative

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DBE Buddies

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Upcoming Events


22nd/24th Jan: VIBE Open Competition @ York & District IBC

31st Jan: The Nomads Shields @ Taunton Dean IBC

6th Feb: DBE National Open Pairs @ Solihull IBC

13th Feb: PD High Performance training & Test Match 

13th/14th Feb: VIBE UK Singles @ Nottingham IBC

27th/28th Feb: DBE National Classified PD Singles @ Gedling IBC

27th Feb: VIBE v Herga IBC (friendly) @ Herga IBC

National Outdoor Singles & Pairs 2021

The DBE singles and pairs finals will take place over the weekend of 28th & 29th August 2021

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DBE North vs South Outdoor Challenge

More details to follow


7th August 2021

Friendly match

We strive to arrange matches across the country, not only to reduce travelling but, also, to give every member an opportunity of playing and representing DBE.  If you wish to play you do not need to be Classified, you can be a supporter, helper etc., being a DBE member is all that is required.  If your Club is interested in hosting a match please get in touch.

Don’t miss our emails

Occasionally check your “SPAM BOX” for DBE emails and add info@disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk to your address book to ensure you don’t miss anything.