The 57th BTBA National Championships will be held at Stroud Bowl, 19-20 Merrywalks Centre, Stroud, GL5 1QA on the following dates:

Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th March 2018

Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th March 2018

Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th March 2018.

This year’s event introduces the new National Team Champions Prize of £600 thanks to B&P Fabrications.

Please click here to download a PDF document of the tournament information outlined below.


The oil pattern for this year’s event is Chichen Itza from the Kegel Landmark Challenge Series.


Current squad allocations (click to download):






Male and Female Team/Doubles combinations will be entered into the Open Division

Open Female
Singles and All events
Division A 200 and Over 180 and Over Individual
Division B 175 to 199 160 to 179 Averages
Division C 174 and Under 159 and Under
Division A 400 and Over 360 and Over Maximum
Division B 350 to 399 320 to 359 Composite Team
Division C 349 and Under 319 and Under Average
4 Person Team
Division A 800 and Over 720 and Over Maximum
Division B 700 to 799 640 to 719 Composite Team
Division C 699 and Under 639 and Under Average

To participate in the BTBA National Championships all participants must be BTBA or affiliated association members at the time of bowling in the tournament.

Tour points will be award to eligible individuals who enter the all events element of the tournament.


Squad Times

All players must register for their squads at least 30 minutes before the start of their squad.

Saturday 10th March Sunday  11th March
Squad DS1          Doubles and Singles         09:00 Squad DS3          Doubles and Singles         09:00
Squad T1             4 Person Team                  12:00 Squad T2             4 Person Team                  12:00
Squad DS2          Doubles and Singles         16:00 Squad DS4          Doubles and Singles         16:00
Saturday 17th March Sunday  18th March
Squad DS5          Doubles and Singles         09:00 Squad DS7          Doubles and Singles         09:00
Squad T3             4 Person Team                  12:00 Squad T4             4 Person Team                  12:00
Squad DS6          Doubles and Singles         16:00 Squad DS8          Doubles and Singles         16:00
Saturday 24th March Sunday  25th March
Squad DS9         Doubles and Singles         09:00 Squad DS11      Doubles and Singles         09:00
Squad T5            4 Person Team                  12:00 Squad T6           4 Person Team                    12:00
Squad DS10       Doubles and Singles         16:00 SquadDS12       Doubles and Singles           16:00

Lane Maintenance will be after each squad


Entry Fees per Person

There will be an entry fee of £20.00 per person per event.  £7.00 of which will be prize fund.

Optional all-events of £7.00 per person per entry.

Prize fee will be returned 100% in prizes.

Total fee for an individual in the all events will be £67.00 per person.


How to Enter

Entry MUST be via the online link on the BTBA website:


CLOSING DATE will be midnight 28th February 2018. Vacant squad places after the closing date may be filled by the Tournament Manager

Confirmation of entry will be emailed to Team Captains 2 days after the closing date.


Payment must be made via bank transfer to the

Barclays Bank Ilford

Sort Code: 20 44 22

Account Name: British Tenpin Bowling Association

Account No: 20 20 33 43


You must email when transfer has been made

Bank transfers must be referenced with the Team Captain’s name.  Once an entry has been paid and accepted no refunds can be made.  An entry may be sold to an eligible replacement on the authority of the Tournament Manager.


Tournament Manager

Will be Dave Steiner who may be contactable on 07799411598 after the 18th December 2017.


General Playing Rules

Only such teams and individuals who are members of the BTBA prior to the time that they bowl in the tournament are eligible to participate in the Annual BTBA Tournament.

The General Playing Rules and Tournament Rules of the BTBA, together with the following Special Rules, will govern this tournament:

Penalty for Rule Violations

Any person who bowls under an assumed name, bowls under the name of an entrant scheduled in the tournament who fails to attend, or who is under suspension, or any team which employs a person herein described, both the person individually and the team collectively shall forfeit their entry and any or all rights to claim or hold any trophy or prize awarded in such tournament. Such person or persons involved are subject to suspension.


A bowler who has bowled 21 games or more in more than one league must report his or her highest average.

  1. Current season’s average for 21 games or more at time of entry being the highest in any league which you bowl be it sanctioned by the BTBA or not, or composite tournament average of 12 games or more, whichever is the higher, but cannot be more than 5 pins lower than previous seasons average.
  2. If you have no current season’s average, last season’s average for 21 games or more will be acceptable, but may not be more than five (5) pins lower than your highest current or previous average for any number of games. Nor may it be more than five (5) pins lower than your tournament average.
  3. All entrants unable to meet the above requirements will be accepted in the highest division.

The tournament manager, may accept, reject or rerate any entrant, if, in his opinion, the highest average submitted does not conform to past performance of the team or individual, subject to appeal to the BTBA.

The team captain is responsible for the accuracy of all averages of the individual team members, and they in turn are responsible to him. Should the Tournament Manager find it at any time that the averages have been falsified or do not conform to past performance the team shall forfeit all claims for prize money as well as their entry fee, and will be subject to disqualification and suspension from the BTBA.

Bowlers Equipment and Dress

Bowlers must wear shoes which will not damage or disfigure the approaches.  The use of any foreign substance on bowling shoes or approaches is strictly prohibited.  Bowling ball surfaces cannot be changed during competitive play.  Cleaners approved for use in competitive play may be used.

Participants must be dressed neatly and wear clothing acceptable for public appearances.  No participant will be permitted to play in jeans or denim. The Tournament Manager shall be the judge in this matter.

Please note it is the onus of responsibility on the participant to check that his/her bowling ball conforms to specification, spot checks may be made during this event.

Special Requirements

Smoking (including electronic cigarettes),  eating  and  the  consumption of  alcoholics  beverages  is  forbidden during play or lane change time, non-alcoholic  drinks  may  be  consumed outside the players area.

General Information

Competitors can expect to experience some noise during the Competition from other players, especially during the Team Event.  Competitors are prohibited from the use of air horns or any other type of mechanical noise making equipment.