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The 56th B.T.B.A. National Championships 2017

MFA Nottingham

18th, 19th, 25th, 26th March 2017.





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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


The Chairman's Award for 2016

The Chairman's award recognises individuals that have made a significant contribution to the sport, either during the last year or over a sustained period of time.  A person who has dedicated themselves to the development of the sport and continues to strive to improve the sport for all participants.

Nominations for this award are invited from all members by email to  Your nomination should contain your name, your email, your BTBA No., your nominee's name and your reasons for the nomination.  Closing date for nominations is Monday, 24th October.

The selection panel for the recipient of this award will be drawn up in conjunction with the sponsor of the award.

Thank you, Ron Griffin
Chairman, BTBA.


BTBA Tenpintour 2017, Brochure Now Available

The BTBA are ready to launch their program for the BTBA Tenpintour for 2017. While some of the details may still be subject to some slight modification you can download your copy of the document here.

If you want to register your interest in the BTBA Tenpintour and want to be kept up to date as we develop the program for 2017 please click on this link:


Team England Announce Bowlers for Commonwealths and World Singles

Storm Team England are delighted to announce the four bowlers who will be representing us at the Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa in November.
Angie Brown, Becky Daly, Elliot Crosby and Sam Rose have been selected and come with a wealth of experience between them. We would like to wish them the very best as they take on top bowlers from the other Commonwealth countries.
Lisa John will be travelling with the team and will be using her wealth of international bowling experience to assist them in their quest for medals.
We would also like to congratulate Laura Marcham who will be travelling with Emily Allen, Brandon Roberts and John Wells to Doha, Qatar in December to compete in the World Singles. Laura replaces Keira Reay who withdrew from the event.
Storm Team England Manager Alex Hamilton will be assisting the team in Doha as they battle against some of the best bowlers on the World stage.
Although there is no change to the team for the European Champions Cup, we would also like to the opportunity to wish Danni Hopcroft and Hadley Morgan the very best of luck when they travel with Storm Team England Coach Jon Zadel to Olomouc in the Czech Republic in October.
I am sure that you would like to join me in wishing this great group of bowlers well as they see out the last three events of a busy year.
Yours in bowling
Jo Cundy, BTBA Head of Elite

Derek Brooker

It is with deep regret and sadness that we have to report the sad passing of one of the BTBA’s Honorary Life Members, Derek Brooker on the 1st September 2016. Derek joined the BTBA as a member in the early sixties. During his younger years he was a regular tournament bowler just as the sport was establishing itself within this country.

Derek served the BTBA on both local and national committees and became the Area Secretary for the Manchester Area. He was also heavily involved with the Scottish TBA during his time of living in Scotland.



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


v17 - updated 20 Feb. 2017

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