2018 Senior Team England Trials

Entry for the 2018 Senior Team England Trials for the 2019 team is now open.

The trials give the opportunity for Seniors to compete for places in the Senior Team England squad for 2019. Both Ladies and Men’s squads will be chosen from the trials results. It is from these squads that we will then select individuals to compete in the major 2019 events which at this time are likely to be the annual Senior Triple crown and the World Championships.

These trials will give the coaches and team managers the chance to assess the players in a environment that will closely match the conditions that we are likely to meet at international events.

The document available for download below sets out the rules for qualification and selection and provides some of the details available around the format of the events, the price and some of the opportunities available to those who eventually get selected as part of the Team England squad.

The trials are open to everyone that wishes to participate in these events, providing that they can meet the “Qualification Criteria” listed.

You can choose to participate because you want to be considered for Team England Selection, or you may just want to be part of something that is really special, that will be extremely fun and challenging and could provide significant benefits to your own game.

Dates and Venues:

10th June Stroud
8th July Acocks Green
23rd September To be Confirmed

The Cost: 

The cost of participating in the trials will be £200 per person.  Payment is required at the time of entry.

Qualification Criteria:

  • A member of the BTBA in good standing.
  • Must sign a Code of Conduct/Terms of Reference, to which it is essential to adhere.
  • Must  give priority to all Team England training sessions.
  • Must be willing to train and develop to become a world class bowler.
  • Will act in accordance with the instructions of the Squad/Team Manager, Coaches and Officials.
  • Prepared to be a good ambassador for their Sport and Country, at all times.
  • 50 years of age on or before 31st December 2019.
  • Must be eligible to bowl for England

Interested bowlers can enter via the membership portal by clicking “events and courses“.

2018 trials document (download)


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