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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IBD Classification Clinic
We are planning on arranging an IBD Classification Clinic on the first Saturday or Sunday in December.
If you’re interested in applying for a classification please contact Sue Davies asap for details. (email@example.com).
The date and venue of the clinic will be confirmed once we know numbers and location of players interested.
International Bowls for the Disabled World Championships 2024
Update for the above World Championships added to latest news page.
EUBA Approve Laser Measure
For more details go to the Latest News Page…
DBE Selected Test Match Team
Selected team added to Latest news page..
New indoor Fixture
New Indoor fixture MS Swale Kent on 8 September
Do you play indoors all year round? Or would like to play in an indoor fixture at the beginning of September?
Please make yourself available for this new fixture, if it is successful, we may have two indoor fixtures next summer, one at the beginning and one at the end, and one in the midlands/north and one in the south of the country.
Contact Judy, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Mens Open Pairs Report
Mens Open Pairs Report added to Match Reports page..
Para Team for 2023 World Championships announced
Congratulations to the Para Squad selected to join Team England for this first combined World Bowls Championships 2023.
You will be leading the way and making history for the rest to follow.
DBE OUTDOOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE SQUAD 2023-2024
Sue Davies, DBE Performance & Team Manager, is pleased to announce the Outdoor High-Performance Squad 2023-24.
Congratulations to everyone selected.
Outdoor HP Trial
Sue Davies DBE Performance & Team Manager is very pleased to announce the players invited to attend the Outdoor Performance Trials Day at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, on Saturday 13th May.
We would like to thank our sponsor Avery Health Care and Bowls England for their support.
B1 Keith Brenton Lyndhurst BC County Durham
B1 Richard Carey Haydon Wick BC Wiltshire
B2 Jeanette Maisey Haydon Wick BC Wiltshire
B2 Ron Homer Yeovil BC Somerset
B2 Frank Moriarty Yateley BC Hampshire
B2 Sarah Marshall Berkhamsted BC Hertfordshire
B2 Kevin Betteridge Hewell BC Worcestershire
B2 Stephen Hartley Tavistock Sir Francis Drake BC Devon
B2 Sue Taylor North Petherton BC Somerset
B2 Chris Turnbull Thornton Le Dale BC Yorkshire
B3 John Hollowell Bridgmans BC Bedfordshire
B3 Alison Yearling Plymouth Hoe BC Devon
B3 Steve Simmons Forest Hill BC Greater London
B4 Sally-Ann Lewis-Wall Kingscroft BC Leicestershire
B4 Gareth Harwood Pennine BC Yorkshire
Visual Impaired Directors:
Kelvin Horriben Nottingham
Phil Reddan Purtons BC Wiltshire
Richard Ball Stratton Churchways BC Wiltshire
Moira Sheehan Nottingham
Bruce Marx Yateley BC Hampshire
Tim Nixon Yateley BC Hampshire
Linda Ralphs Berkhamsted BC Hertfordshire
Jayne Sippitts Hewell BC Worcestershire
Isaac Shieh Paddington Sports Club BC London
Don Taylor North Petherton BC Somerset
Lidka Hollowell Bridgmans BC Bedfordshire
Jane Herbert Kingscroft BC Leicestershire
Chris Venn Lillington BC Warwickshire
Elizabeth Shipley Hinckley BC Leicestershire
Nigel Morgan Haydon Wick BC Wiltshire
B6 Colin Wagstaff Oakham BC Leicestershire
B6 Steve Ireland Preston BC Sussex
B6 Craig Bowler Wellingborough BC Northants
B6 Michelle White Royston BC Hertfordshire
B7 Jack Pullin Bredon BC Worcestershire
B7 Daniel Rogers Broadway BC Buckinghamshire
B7 Stephen Stockley Alexandra BC Hampshire
B7 Luke Smith Byfield BC Northamptonshire
B7 Colin Milner Hoddesdon & Rye Park BC Hertfordshire
B7 Jonathan Stokes Luton Town BC Bedfordshire
B7 Fynn Kyser Countesthorpe BC Leicestershire
B7 Tim Swann Heighington BC Lincolnshire
B7 Gill Platt Wonersh BC Surrey
B8 Dave Fisher Colchester West End BC Essex
B8 Mike Robertson Parkway BC Huntingdonshire
B8 Anthony Page Congresbury BC Somerset
B8 Mike McDonagh Cheam BC Surrey
B8 Jennie Sandford Lindfield BC Sussex
B8 Kieran Rollings Kettering Lodge BC Northants
Tbc Alfie Orvis Sproughton BC Suffolk
Congratulations, More Information to be announced shortly
Dates for the Diary:
1-3 Sept 2023 – Para Outdoor Home Nations, Ayr, Scotland
18-31 May 2024 – IBD World Championship, Ekurhuleni, South Africa.
Paralympics in Crisis?
There has been a damming report in Australia’s ABC News.
World Championship 2024
Intention to Participate Calling Notice
International Bowls for the Disabled (IBD) World Championships 2024
The IBD World Championships 2024 are planned to take place in South Africa 18-31 May 2024 (Depart UK 15 May tbc)
Formats will include competitions for B1 to B4 and B6 to B8 Men’s and Women’s Singles and Men’s and Women’s Pairs. (Maximum 4 Entries per Discipline per country)
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL BE 100% SELF FUNDED BY MEMBERS AT THE MOMENT. (Estimated cost between £2,000 & £2,500 per person)
We intend to select (once the full selection criteria are confirmed) and send a competitive team to this event to compete in all categories and are calling for members who wish to be considered to take part in this prestige event, please send your details to DBE Performance & Team Manager – email@example.com . We will keep you all updated once full event cost and other information is confirmed.
DBE at National Finals
We are very pleased to announce that once again the following DBE National Finals and Maggy Smith MBE Challenge Shield will take place during the 2023 Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
Maggy Smith MBE Shield North v South at 2.30pm on Saturday 12th August
Singles Final at 11.30am on Saturday 19th August
Mixed Ability Triples 10.00am on Sunday 20th August
Pairs Final at 2.00pm on Sunday 20th August.
Proving Bowls is for Everyone
It’s that time of year again to launch our new major Campaign slogan for
2023/24 ‘Proving Bowls is for Everyone’.
Disability Bowls England Charity Trustees would like to remind ALL MEMBERS that we following to the letter of the law for bowls in England, the joint Bowls National Governing Bodies & Partners Bowls Development Alliance Safeguarding Adults in Bowls, Safeguarding Children in Bowls and Anti Bullying policy’s
You can find copies of the policies at the bottom off www.disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk/bowlers/membership/
Plus the 2023 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2023 Prohibited List which came into effect on 1 January 2023.
More info: www.wada-ama.org
IBBA World Championships Live Streaming.
There will be live streaming from Tweed Heads BC. Rink 1 on 12th., 13th., 14th. & 15th March on the following platforms:
BGTC Website: www.gctbowls.org.au/live-streaming
Who will be playing in those live-streamed games is not yet known – so watch this space!
Message from Steve Watson – Chairperson Disability Bowls England Charity Trust
It’s always a great feeling when your work is appreciated to see a plan come together, after the past 12 months travelling around England with our Taster and Disability awareness days ends of a massive high with our final event of 10 at York & District IBC & New Earswick IBC with our biggest turnout of over 50 DBE members over the 2 day event, showcasing our skills on and off the green was totally amazing and just shows how far disability bowls has come since the return after the pandemic.
- IBD Classification Clinic – Solihull IBC 16 April 2023 at 11am Contact Sue Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
A list of all the players for the upcoming York weekend has been added to the Events Page…
Sue Davies – DBE Performance & Team Manager is very pleased to announce a new event Sunday 8th October, at Solihull IBC.
DBE Indoor Performance Squad v Bowls Wales Indoor Performance Squad
The whole DBE Indoor Performance squad will be invited to attend,
This will give both squads a good practice/competitive day at the beginning of the indoor season.
More information will follow shortly.
New Team Captain
A very special announcement from Sue Davies DBE Performance & Team Manager that Helen Wood has been appointed as England Team Captain for the Para Indoor Home Nations 2023.
Helen said “First & foremost I would like to congratulate all the players selected to represent Disability Bowls England at the Para Home Nations at Newport from 21st -23rd April 2023.
I am also delighted & honoured to be asked to be Captain for this Para Home Nations & I look forward to being part of the team with you all.
Alone we may struggle but together we can do so much”.
England Team selected for Para Home Nations Indoor Championships;
Sue Davies DBE Performance & Team Manager is pleased to announce the England Team for the Para Indoor Home Nations at Newport IBC, Wales 21-23 April 2023.
Indoor HP Squad 2023-2024
Sue Davies, DBE Performance Manager, is pleased to announce the Indoor High-Performance Squad 2023-24.
Congratulations to everyone selected.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
The 2023 Prohibited List is now available.
New Order of Shirts
We have just received another delivery of DBE playing shirts from our sponsor and apparel provided Aceit
In stock all sizes from Small to 6XL
to order visit www.disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk/product-category/clothing/
DBE Performance Management Team
DBE Charity Trust Trustees are very pleased to announce starting from the 1st Jan 2023.
DBE Performance Management Team for 2023/2024 seasons.
Sue Davies – Performance Manager
Stuart Espie – Selector
Mark Bilsby – Selector
We will co-opt others onto the Performance Management Team for the Indoor trial in January as required.
We would like to thank the previous Performance Management Team lead by Mo Monkton for all their great work, commitment and success over the past few years that has put DBE on the World Sporting Map and into the history books
We intend to re-advertise the position of Team Manager and extend the deadline for applicates until the 31 January 2023
BWBA Matchplay Pairs 2023
York weekend now FULL.. MANY THANKS to the members that have nominated..
Following a full review of the DBE Performance and Player Pathway procedures 2022, it has been agreed that the 3 main roles involving the Performance Manager, Team Manager & Selector will be re-advertised and a management team in place for the start of 2023.
DBE will consider applications from existing and new candidates received before 5th December with interviews scheduled for the week commencing 12th December 2022.
High Performance Review 2022 Summary
Following a request by the DBE Charity Trust Board a working group was set up to review all matters related to the DBE HP Squads and make recommendations to ensure transparency, good practice and produce squads fit for purpose. The group reviewed all procedures, and the findings are detailed below.
High Performance Forms 2023
Nominations forms for the HP Squads can be found on the latest news page..
Falcon Taster Day
Bromley Taster Day
Notice for Disability Bowls England Classified Bowls Players & Directors to “keep the date free”
Kindly note that the new DBE Indoor High-Performance Squad will be selected in January 2023.
If you aspire to be in the DBE HP Squad or are in the current squad and seek selection into the new squad, please keep the respective dates free:-
Trials will be held on these dates after which the new DBE Indoor HP Squad will be selected along with the team to represent DBE at the Indoor Home Nations Championships in Newport, Wales 21st-23rd April 2023.
Details of how to nominate for the trial will be issued on the DBE web site and Facebook Page in November.
Taster and Inclusion Course Day
Disability Bowls England In partnership with Coach Bowls & Bowls Development Alliance with funding supported by Sport England and WheelPower are very pleased to announce the next combined Supporting Inclusion Courses/Disability Taster & social fixture days at the Plymouth Life Centre, Devon on Sunday 23 Oct 2022..
The day is open to anyone, coaches, volunteers, helpers, club members etc who are interested in enabling “Bowlers with a Disability” to play bowls. Disability is not a restriction; we can help show you how anyone can enjoy the game to whatever standard you want. From rolls ups with friends to being part of Team England at the Commonwealth games. Bowlers
Schedule for day at Plymouth life Centre Club – Sunday 23rd October
Taster Session – Free to anyone who wants to come along and have a go and try the equipment
Supporting Inclusion Module – Cost £25.00 – Run by Coach Bowls
Friendly Mixed Abilities Social Fixture
DBE Presentation Night
We hope many of our members will attend this great event after the fabulous 12 months we have had – please contact Sue Davies to confirm your attendance email@example.com
Home Nations Success
What a great way to end a fabulous season Winning the Para Outdoor Home Nations Today proudly sponsored by Avery Healthcare
England 37 Points
Scotland 24 Points
Wales 17 Points
England are the Para Home Nations Indoor & Outdoor Champions 2022.
Statement from Disability Bowls England Charity Trust.
Following the review, application information will be shared for the positions of High Performance Manager, Selectors and Team Manager for the next four-year term commencing at the end of September and running through to April 2026
DBE Outdoor North v South
Helen Wall Steps Down
DBE at Bowls England National Championships
Not many more sleeps before the Bowls England National Finals, we will have our DBE stand in the Club Zone and are looking forward to watching all our members who have qualified for DBE or their Clubs/Counties at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa between the 25 Aug and 11 Sept (www.bowlsengland.com/tickets-benfinals22)
Friday 26 Aug
10am DBE National Open Pairs Final Jonathan Stokes & Mike Robertson v Jack Pullen & Terry Boswell
2.30pm DBE Mixed Triples
Saturday 27 Aug
10am DBE National Open Singles Final – Sally Ann Lewis Wall (Directed by Jane Herbert) v Chris Gray
11am Physical Disability Classification Clinic at the Avenue Bowls Club (please contact Maggy Smith MBE for more information)
2.30 pm DBE National North v South Outdoor Challenge for the Maggy Smith MBE Shield..
Mixed Ability Triples Selected Teams
Selected teams for the Mixed Ability Triples can be viewed on the selected teams page..
Maggy Smith North v South Teams
Selected Teams for the Maggy Smith North v South shields can be viewed on the selected teams page..
Coach Bowls Awards
More great news , Two DBE Members make the Coach Bowls Awards 2022 – please vote for them
Grass Roots Coach of the Year – Mandy Orchard
Inclusive Coach of The Year – Daniel Adams
You can use the link below to access the vote:
Avery Healthcare Group sponsors DBE
Disability Bowls England Charity Trust are very pleased to announce that The Avery Healthcare Group have agreed to sponsor DBE Home Nations Teams for both the Outdoor 2022 & Indoor 2023 Championships series plus the DBE National Outdoor Open Pairs Championships 2023.
Outdoor Home Nations Squad
Home nations squad can be viewed on the latest news page..
Lindfield Bowls club
Lovely afternoon at Lindfield Bowls club Sussex . Ladies Captain Sue Willmott who made DBE her charity for her charity day and raised an amazing sum, over £1600
Message from Helen Lewis-Wall
What a journey – when I became the CWG para team manager I didn’t realise how emotional and rewarding it would be.
I am lucky to have worked with some amazing players and management team.
Bronze 🥉 for Kieran & Craig
How proud are we at Disability Bowls England Craig Bowler & Kieran Rollings WIN Commonwealth Games Men’s Pairs Bronze Medal..
Message from the Chairperson
I wish to apologise in advance to our membership about the amount of coverage we are giving to the Commonwealth Games 2022 across social media & web site.
Any DBE Members available to help?
Birmingham 2022 is the biggest festival of sport since the London 2012 Olympics and it will touch the lives of people throughout the world. It is a huge opportunity to showcase all the Midlands has to offer and for bowls it is a once-in-a-generational platform to promote our great sport and inspire people to get involved.
Royal Leamington Spa will come alive for 10 days from July 28th and the Victoria Park greens will play host to the world’s best, battling it out in front of packed stands. The town will be a hub of activity, no more so in the Pump Room Gardens which will boast a big screen, food and drink outlets and 100s of people revelling in the Birmingham 2022 atmosphere.
As part of this Commonwealth Games Festival Site, Bowls England will be giving people a chance to try bowls on our pop-up green. This is a brilliant opportunity to showcase our sport, and encourage people who enjoy having a go to head down to a local club and play for real!
We are looking for volunteers to support the running of this exciting project, which will give those who come forward the chance to take in the atmosphere, promote the sport, meet new people and have some fun. You don’t need any specialist bowls knowledge, just a bit of time and lots of energy!
There will be two volunteering sessions per day; session 1 will run between 09.30 – 14.00 and session 2 between 13.30 -18.00. Lunch, light refreshments and a t-shirt will be provided for all volunteers and if volunteers volunteer for two or more sessions during the event they will also receive a complementary day ticket to the Bowls England National Finals. Roles include welcoming people into the bowls arena, assisting with registration (via an ipad), helping on the bowls rinks and making sure that people have a fantastic first experience of bowls!
If you want to be part of the Bowls England Team and help give people a first experience of bowls, please complete the application form here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, early applications are encouraged.
With only for matches left this outdoor season, some are proving more popular than others, I am now looking for the following players
11 August Hurstpierpoint Sussex 1 more
21 August Wellington Somerset 8 players
17 September Connaught Essex 10 players
17 September Waddesdon Buckinghamshire 2 more players
If you would like to play contact Judy Plater on email@example.com.
DBE Classification Clinic
DBE Classification Clinic Sunday 7th August at Gedling Indoor Bowls Club, Nottingham.
Contact Margaret Smith MBE for further details…
DBE Ladies National Pairs Championships
What a great day at Charlbury Bowls Club today for the DBE Ladies National Pairs Championships proudly supported by Friends of English Bowling.
DBE National ladies Pairs Champions 2022 Jennie Sandford and Khalila Hussain.
Performance Team Announcement & Selected Squad
Performance Team announcement & selected team available to view on Latest News Page & selected team page.
New Partnership with Hunter Bowls
Disability Bowls England are very pleased to announce a new partnership with Hunter Bowls the UK supplier of the DHB “Hacksaw” Bowls arm, the world’s lightest & best selling Bowls arm to you “Keep Active, Keep Moving and Keep Bowling”.
Manchester Taster Day
DBE in partnership with British Crown Green Bowling Association, Coach Bowls and the Bowls Development Alliance are very pleased to announce a joint Supporting Inclusion Module & Disability Bowls Taster Day on Monday 18 July at Heaton Hall Bowls Club, Manchester.
DBE are very pleased to announce a new partnership with Sportsmark Ltd for clubs who are looking to purchase disability steps & wheelchair accessible ramps onto their greens.
DBE Singles Play Off qualifiers
Congratulations to the following players who have qualified for the DBE Singles Play Off which will be held at Stoke B C, Coventry on Sunday 17th July 2022.
Ladies, bowls needs you!
Do you have a physical, visual or sensory disability?
Do you want to have fun, meet new people and get some exercise?
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Victory Park
Roll Up! Roll Up!
Open Day, Sunday 29th May,
Tea Party in The Park, Thursday 2nd June (Bank Holiday)
Disability Awareness Session
Disability Bowls England in partnership with Bowls Wiltshire invite you to a
“Disability Awareness Session”.
The Sport England funding
DBE welcomes the Sport England funding and looks forward to working closely with Bowls Development Alliance and the Bowls National Governing Bodies as part of the Uniting the Movement Campaign and make our sport fully inclusive throughout England across all codes.
We have been given a great opportunity to play a friendly fixture against Bowls Kenya Para Squad at Royal Leamington Spa on Tuesday 24 May (afternoon), and I am looking for 10 players to represent DBE for this fixture.
If we have more than 10 People, maybe a chance of another fixture on Wed or Thur depending on availability of the greens in and around the Leamington area.
If you are available and wish to put your name down for this fixture, please email Steve.firstname.lastname@example.org
DBE wins Home Nations
What a great weekend for DBE Winning the Para Indoor Home Nations 2022, a great team Captained by “Birthday Boy” Bob Love and Lead by a our excellent Team Manager Helen Lewis-Wall who managed to get the best out of the team over the 3 days of play.
This event couldn’t go ahead with the full support of the High Performance Management Team, VIBE Head Coach David Stott, The EBUA Umpires, Solihull IBC staff and volunteers with funding from Sport England The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund – I am one very proud Chairman tonight, looking forward to supporting Team England at the Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International series in Cardiff next week.
Outdoor Nomination Form
DBE at EIBA National Finals
Ladies & Gentlemen we received a fabulous welcome on Tuesday for our first appearance at the EIBA National finals – on Friday we will have over 30 DBE playing members , supporters family and friends attending and I would be very grateful that we can show our host the great respect they showed us by arriving on time, reporting to Sue Davies by 1230, be in the correct playing kit, have your bowls ready for checking and waiting behind your rink, ready to be announced on to the green at 1.30pm , You will be informed on your rinks & opposition by Maggie before start of play on Friday.
All 8 rinks will start at the same time for a timed 3 1/2-hour match or 18 ends whichever comes first – today is all about your ability at the home of English Indoor Bowling Association National bowls stage -enjoy your afternoon with your bowls family.
Classified pairs Plate Final
Steven Smith & Colin Milner v Joe Peplow & Gary Swift
Maggy Smith MBE North v South Challenge Shield
North Team (DBE shirt White below the waist)
Lead – Craig Dalton
Two – Arthur Redfearn
Skip – Colin Wagstaff
Lead – Julia Evans
Two – John Rogers
Skip – Bob Love
Lead – Alastair Domville
Two – Tim Swann
Skip – Steve Angus (Capt)
South Team (DBE Shirts, Blue below the waist)
Lead – John Hollowell
Two – Paul Baker
Skip – Steve Ireland
Lead – Julia Deferville
Two – Harry Atkins
Skip – John Greaves
Lead – Khalila Hussain
Two – Alex Comack
Skip – Dave Fisher (Capt)
DBE National Champion of Champions
DBE National Singles Indoor Champion of Champions 2022 – Chris Gray
With the outdoor season rapidly approaching we need players for the friendly games arranged in May.
We urgently need players for 14 May at Severalls Jubilee Somerset and Market Overton, Rutland and 15 May at Callington, Cornwall. Lets not disappoint our supporter clubs, if you can play please let me know ASAP thank you Judy. email me email@example.com
Oxford Taster Day
How to Direct a Visually Impaired Bowler
There will be a pilot
“How to Direct a Visually Impaired Bowler – Level 1 Club Director course”
during the afternoon session at Oxford City & County Bowls Club on Tuesday 12 April starting at 1:30pm.
DBE At The EIBA National Finals
We are pleased to announce the schedule for DBE at the EIBA Nationals Finals is now available to view on the Latest News Page..
DBE National Classified Singles
DBE National Classified Singles Report added to Competitions Report page.
Home Nations Selected Team
HP Selected Team in Latest News Page
Great news from the British Wheelchair Bowls Association
The BWBA has launched a significant scheme to help individual bowlers who need a specialist bowls wheelchair to play the sport they love. This scheme will provide up to 50% of the cost of a bowls wheelchair.
This is an unprecedented offer from the BWBA who have been supporting and helping wheelchair bowlers for forty years.
HP Squad 2022/2023
Congratulations to all the members that have been selected for the HP Squad 2022/2023… See the full squad on the Latest News page..
We are short of players for the following fixtures if you are available for any of them please contact Judy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Eden IBC Penrith 26 March
Lincoln IBC 27 March
Oxford City and county 12 April
Disability Bowls England Charity trust in partnership with the Morrisons Foundation are very pleased to support the Team England Learning Disability squad of
Chris Gray, Daniel Adams, Amy Brooks, Barry Nicholson , Steven Nicholson, Harry Atkin, Gemma Broadhead, Rhys Milton, Lucas Manousios , Dougal Watson , Ross Bolland , Andrew Bayston & Thomas Martin
Officials: Marie Nicholson, Dave Nicholson, Ray Gray, & Stevie Angus
For the upcoming Leaning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International Series (LDIBS) at Cardiff IBC between 26-28 April 2022 as they look to defend the Munro Cup they won in 2019
The main play takes place over Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th with closing ceremony and Medal Presentations Thursday tea time.
It is hopeful spectators will be permitted. (Covid restrictions allowing).
Gala Press Release Feb 22
After a year without any serious bowls competitions because of Covid restrictions, Ilford & District Indoor Bowls Club finally held its long awaited and popular mixed Gala Day on the 12th February.
Please see link below to read more and download the document.
LDIBIS Full steam ahead for Cardiff.
The Learning Disability Indoor Bowls International Series Management team and the athletes and volunteers are ready to rock and roll in Cardiff in April.
THE LDIBIS event for the Munro Cup will be held in Cardiff on 26th, 27th & 28th April 2022 (with some covid-19 restrictions).
The main play takes place over Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th with closing ceremony and Medal Presentations Thursday tea time.
DBE V Rest of the North;
DBE v Rest of the North Report added to Competitions Reports…
It is with great sadness we have had to POSTPONE the Unclassified Pairs Competition this Sunday.
Ann Trotman Singles Report
Ann Trotman Singles Report added to Competition Reports page.
2021 Outdoor Competitions
2021 Outdoor Competitions winnings added to the Honours board.
Looking back at Commonwealth Games 2014
As we launch 2022 the year of “Bowlers with a Disability” we start this exciting year by looking back at Commonwealth Games 2014.
New Year’s Resolutions
To work together with the Bowls Family across all codes and other Disability Groups to make our sport truly inclusive throughout England.
Today we launch “DBE One Lottery” to help boost our funds with the chance to win a prize of up to £25,000.
And I hope you, your family and our loyal supporters of DBE will take part and buy a £1 ticket or more by clicking on the following link
www.onelottery.co.uk/support/disability-bowls-england and help us to return stronger in 2022.
Visually Impaired Training
Visually Impaired Training day report added to Latest News page.
Learning Disabilities Training Day
Learning Disabilities Training Day Report added to latest News page..
Invitation to players in England with ‘Visual Impairment Classification’
Including DBE members who have been nominated, to attend a training and trial day at Solihull Indoor Bowls Club
Selected Friendly Fixture teams for the upcoming fixtures against Preston IBC and Ilminster IBC now added to Selected Teams page.
DBE Maiden Singles 2021
DBE Maiden Singles Report added to competitions reports.
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).
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
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 email@example.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
EALABA National Singles Report
Proposed Representative DBE Team England for IBD World Championships
Sue Davies (DBE Performance & Team Manager) is pleased to announce our proposed REPRESENTATIVE DBE Team England for the International Bowls for the Disabled World Championships 18-31 May 2024 in South Africa.
Team selected for HN in Ayr, Sept 2023
Sue Davies DBE Performance & Team Manager is pleased to announced the
England Team for Para Outdoor Home Nations in Ayr Scotland 1-2 September 2023 – Congratulations to everyone selected.
IBD Classification Clinics
DBE are considering holding a IBD classification clinic in the southeast region on Sunday 9th July. Venue tbc.
We are also holding a IBD Classification clinic at Royal Leamington Spa on the morning of Saturday 12th August before the annual North v South Challenge Shield at the Bowls England National Championships
If you would be interested in attending either of the above Clinics, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please support Team England
Outdoor High Performance Squad
DBE Outdoor High-Performance Squad 2023-2024
If you are a DBE member/bowler with an official IBA classification (B1 – B8) or a VI director and would like to be considered for the Outdoor High-Performance Squad, please complete and return your nomination form before the closing date of 31st March 2023.
The nomination form can be found using the following link:
Team England Learning Disabilities Squad
Happy New Year and what a way to start 2023 with a Big Bang announcement.
We are very pleased to announce the Team England Learning Disabilities Squad to take part in the Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International Series (LDIBIS) at York IBC 25-27 April for the Munro Cup 2023, against Bowls Scotland & Bowls Wales.
VI HP Trial
Players with a Visual Impairment:
Sunday 15th January 2023 11am-4.30pm
at Gedling IBC (Nottingham)
Directors for players with a visual impairment:
Sunday Jan 2023 11am-4.30
at Gedling IBC. (Notts)
DBE calendar events for 2022-23
DBE have Confirmed Annual Events Calendar Nov 2022 – Sept 2023