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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RIP Tony Reeves 


Bowls Survey 


As we enter a New Year, it’s time to look ahead positively to the 2021 outdoor bowls season.

Last year proved there is a great appetite for people to enjoy our sport in a Covid-friendly manner. Those clubs who did open their doors provided a hub within their community for their members and experienced good levels of participation.

We know that the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions have had a huge impact on people’s ability to play bowls.​ We know you have received a few surveys from us recently but this very short one will enable us to recognise how you are feeling and what support is needed to return, whilst building a national understanding of how different groups would prefer to be supported.

Steve Watson, Chairperson of DBE said “ This has been a very challenging times for our members, not having the opportunity to meet friends on the bowling green but also having to shield these past 10 months. “We want to do everything possible to ensure that clubs can reopen safely in 2021 and that the bowling family can get back to bowls with confidence across all codes.​ Your feedback will be valuable to support the work are undertaking, in conjunction with the Bowls England, Bowls Development Alliance and the British Crown Green Bowling Association, to help make this happen.”

The survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete and thank you in advance for your valuable contribution us to ensure that we can help to get you back on the green. Deadline for completed surveys is Sunday 28th February.

Click here to complete the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2021ReturntoPlay


Daniel’s Charity Challenge 



Are You Artistic?? 


Indoor Home Nations Cancelled 


Competitions & Fixtures Postponed!!! 

Important Message from the Chairperson

In light of the latest government lockdown measures and the need to keep our members safe, we have decided to POSTPONE all DBE Competitions and Fixtures before the 31 March 2021.

More details to follow shortly

Steve Watson 


Commonwealth Games 2022 Statement 

Joint statement by Bowls England & Disability Bowls England confirming the criteria for Para Bowls Entries in the 2022 Commonwealth Games… Please visit the news page for more details…. 


Covid19 Tiers Updated

Pleased read more information on

Sport England Covid19 Tier’s Updated Information.

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

Please click the link for some exciting news!!!


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


All DBE events and friendlies up until 31st March 2021 has been POSTPONED!!! 

More details to follow shortly 

Disabity Bowl England Logo

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.