Disability Bowls England

Established in August 2015 as the coordinating body for bowlers of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory, memory or learning difficulty.


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The following playing formats are in accordance with Government guidelines:


• Individuals playing bowls on their own on a single rink

• Two individuals from two different households playing on a single rink (no marker)

• Members of the same household on a single rink (no marker unless from same household)

Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to; you must remain at least two metres apart from other bowlers (who are not part of your household) at all times.


Players who require additional help from a person who cannot maintain the two metre distance, such as a wheelchair pusher, visually impaired or blind helper/director, personal carer or coach, must note that this assistance is to be provided by a member of their own household.


Disability aids and wheelchairs must be sanitised before and after each session. If club equipment is to be used, prior permission along with instructions for use must be obtained.


Any changes to the guidance will be published on www.disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk and www.bowlsengland.com


If you have any questions, please email info@disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk


These are difficult times and although members will be keen to get back onto the green, please take care, stay alert and stay well.



A message from our new Chairperson Steve Watson.

I am very honoured and proud to be the new Chairperson for Disability Bowls England Charity Trust. I am looking forward to working together with the board of DBE during these difficult times and also to meeting everyone again when safe to do so.

As we promote and move DBE in the right direction as the organisation continues to grow at pace, we will all need to be creative in our thinking as we adapt to new ways to steady the ship for “Our New World” after lockdown.

I would like to thank Paul Brown who for the past 6 years, has been the driving force behind DBE, showcasing it to a much wider world audience and has set very high standards for me to follow and maintain.

Lawn Bowls is truly “A Sport for All”

Steve Watson.



The ideal candidate would hold a list of current competitions and keep a record of all winners/runners up..Liaise with secretary to ensure suitable venues are booked..Email entry forms,ensure payment of fees received..Organise and attend all comps…Hold a list of trophy winners and ensure return prior to next event..Purchase trophies as and when required..Liaise with media director to provide results/reports/photos for press and website..Look at new opportunities… Book venues for competitions..

Please click the link for more details  https://www.disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk/2020/04/advertisement-dbe-competiton-secretary/

Gedling Open Triples

Plant Weld Trophy


This Event has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19

We will be looking to rearrange this event for later in the year…

DBE 2.6 Challenge

On the 26th April members of DBE will take part in the 2.6 challenge to raise money for the charity…

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Daniel Adams wins DBE Unclassified Singles

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TEAM SELECTION: Home Nations Championships

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Mike Robertson tops 2019 Outdoor Ranking List

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Helen Wood wins ‘Player of the Year’ Award

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Steve Bigg wins ‘Most Improved Player’ Award

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Sue White presented with DBE Special Award

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DBE show Leicester County the WAY

Match report:  Leicestershire

Ladies Get Together – 3rd November


List of Maiden Singles Players

Read more:  Maiden Singles Players

DBE competitions fully booked

Maiden Singles and National Pairs are FULL.

Check out the future events schedule and book as soon as possible.

Love Brown Fisher Award 2019

Read more:  LFB 2019

Outdoor Ranking Update

It is time to submit your up to date points for this year, don’t delay!

Read more:  Outdoor Ranking


Next session is November 17th at Gedling IBC, same day and venue as DBE Maiden Singles.  Book with Maggy Smith.

Read more:  Classification


Email Issue

If you are not receiving notifications of competitions or other, it may be that we have your email address incorrectly entered or, if, you have changed your email address, please let us know. Contact Margaret Smith on info@disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk


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:  info@disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk


Upcoming Events

Outdoor Competitions & Friendly Fixtures


Gedling Open Pairs

This years event will take place over the weekend of 19th & 20th September..

Please Contact Maggy Smith for more details and entry form..

National Outdoor Pairs 2020

National Outdoor Pairs Outdoor Ranking Event LIMITED TO THE FIRST 16 entries: ENTRY FEE £5 PER PERSON. Entry open to bowlers with physical and sensory disabilities. The competition will consist of 3 Bowl Pairs. Victory Park, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire on 11th July 2020 with the FINAL being played on Saturday 22nd August 2020 during the Bowls England National Finals. Please make sure that you are available to play on all dates before you enter. Please email info@disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk for entry form.

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Disabity Bowl England Logo

DBE North vs South Outdoor Challenge

More details to follow

Date to be advised for August 2020

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.