Tournament directors applying for tournament sanctioning should download and complete the below application form and email to

Please note that we made some changes to adult tournament fees that became effective from 1st July 2017.  The previous announcement is copied here as a reminder:

We have identified that the term “Team England Fund” is out of date as the money that is paid to the BTBA is no longer paid across to Team England as these days they are funded by an allocation of funds from the general BTBA budget. Money raised from tournament sanctions is paid in to the general pool of funds and is used to cover various costs associated with the running of the association.   As from 1st July, a new caption of “Tournament Sanction Fee” will replace TE fees and it will be set at a minimum of £2 pp.  (NAYBC increased their JIFs to a minimum of £3 pp back in 2016)”.

Unavailable dates for sanctioned tournaments:

As you can appreciate, it is important that support for our prime tournaments, namely the BTBA Nationals and the BTBA Inter-County Championships, is not diluted by other events running on the same dates.  With this in mind, please be aware that conflicting tournaments will not generally be granted sanctions for the following dates:
57th BTBA Nationals             10/11/17/18/24/25 March
ICC 1st Round Seniors          2/3 June
ICC 1st Round Adults            1/2 September
ICC Finals Senior                   13/14 October
ICC Finals Adults                   3/4 November

Should you have any queries, please email Jerry Moll at

Tournament Sanction Form