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Membership Cards - Update

Now that the dust is beginning to settle following our move from Market Deeping to the new Head Office, we would like to ask all bowlers to help us to ensure that our records are completely up to date.
We are aware that some membership cards may not have been received but are unfortunately unable to identify these.  We are therefore asking all bowlers to contact us at if you paid your membership fee between September and November but have not yet received your new BTBA card.
Thank you for your co-operation and patience.  We appreciate that events over the past few months have not been ideal but we are working around the clock to get everything up to date and make the membership system better for everyone.
Many thanks and very best wishes for 2017.
Lisa John
Director of Membership Services

Membership Services Update - 20th December

Gold Cards

As we are in a transitional phase with regards to our membership database, I would like to call upon all Gold Card members to be proactive at the current time.  Unfortunately, we are currently unable to issue reminders of expiry and we are therefore asking all Gold Card members to please check your expiry date and make sure that your card is current.  If your membership runs out at the end of December, please apply for your renewal without delay as there will be a period where cards will not be issued during the Christmas period.  Renewals should be applied for before the date of expiration to ensure that you are a continued member of the association.

International Licences

It has come to our attention that some bowlers are participating at international events, stating England as their country, without having a current BTBA Gold Card.  In order to participate internationally (this includes any event outside of the United Kingdom), bowlers must have an international licence in the form of Gold Card.  If you are participating in international events, please ensure that you register for that event based on the country in which you have purchased your International Licence.  For example, if you have a USBC card, you must register for the event under the USA.

If you have a current Standard Membership and wish to upgrade your membership to a Gold Card to allow you to participate internationally, please email for details on how to upgrade.

Thank you, Lisa John

Dir. Membership Services


Storm 2016 BTBA UK Championship Masters

Congratulations Chelsey Dolan, Catherine Wills, Glen Richardson and Gordon Humphries on your wins in the Storm 2016 BTBA Championship Masters!  Pictures and results here..

BTBA Tenpin Tour Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the BTBA TENPIN TOUR WEBSITE, in support of the 2017 BTBA Tenpin Tour.  You will find the link just below the solid blue border of the website homepage above.

Ena Robinson

It is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of Ena Robinson.  Ena was a very popular lady and will be sadly missed by all the bowlers who knew her and had the opportunity to bowl with her for both Yorkshire and Team England.

A service to remember Ena will be held on Tuesday 13th December at St Andrew's Church, Sadberge, DL2 1SD at 2pm.

The family have asked for donations in Ena's memory to be to Macmillan Nurses.  Cards or Correspondence can be sent to Ena's niece Wendy Noble, 31 Surtees Street, Darlington, DL3 6PW.



Tournaments - Important Information

Membership Cards:

Until such time as everybody has received their membership card for season 2016/17, it's important to set out the temporary conditions if you are participating in a sanctioned tournament. If, on the day of the event you still haven't received your new card, proof of payment, last year's card or any form of confirmation by a league or area secretary will be accepted during this time of transition to our new system. Please contact should you have any questions concerning this interim arrangement.

Tournament Managers:

Further to BTBA Chairman Ron Griffin's recent announcement (see BTBA website) concerning new administrative services, please note that completed Tournament Finance Reports (TFRs) must now be emailed by Tournament Managers to Payment of TE/Masters/Junior fees to BTBA should be made by our preferred method of bank transfer. Do NOT send cheques for these fees to BTBA Head Office. Should you have any queries concerning the revised process, email


BTBA Chairman explains Change of Registered Office

BTBA Chairman, Ron Griffin, spoke briefly at the Senior ICC Dinner on Saturday, October 15th and took the opportunity to provide an update on the current situation with Head Office administration, and the reason behind the change of the registered address.

“We have come to the end of the 9 month pilot program outsourcing the Head Office Administrative functions to Matchpoint Europe. Whilst there were a significant number of positives coming out of the pilot - like the definition of our requirements and detailing some of the main back room processes that few ever actually see - we know that we have fallen short of providing the level of service demanded by our members.  On behalf of the Executive Council of the BTBA, I would advise that the relationship between the BTBA and Matchpoint Europe has come to an end. We are now looking at finalising a different, decentralised approach to the administrative services.”


52nd QubicaAMF Bowlng World Cup

The BTBA wish Lisa John and Pete Stevenson the very best of luck and fortune as they prepare to compete in the 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup, at Hao's Bowling, Shanghai, China.

Full details, including schedules, links to scores and streaming can all be found on the dedicated website:…/shanghai-china



Commonwealth Championships

  • Commonwealth Championships - Team England
  • Eliot Crosby, Sam Rose, Becky Daley, Angie Brown
  • Commonwealth Doubles Bronze for Elliot Crosby and Sam Rose
  • Commonwealth Mixed Doubles Gold for Elliot Crosby and Becky Daley


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