The 59th BTBA National Championships will be held at Stroud Bowl, 19-20 Merrywalks Centre, Stroud, GL5 1QA on the following dates:

Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th March 2020

Saturday 21st Sunday 22nd March 2020

Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th  March 2020

Sanction 20/0001

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

Click HERE to go straight to the entry form.

The lane pattern for this event will be from the  Kegel Challenge Pattern Library


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

Open Women
Singles and All events
Division A 200 and over 185 and over Individual
Division B 175 to 199 184 and under Averages
Division C 174 and under
Division A 400 and over 370 and over Maximum
Division B 350 to 399 369 and under Composite Team
Division C 349 and under Average
4 Person Team
Division A 800 and over 740 and over Maximum
Division B 700 to 799 739 and under Composite Team
Division C 699 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 14th March Sunday  15th March
Squad D001         Doubles and Singles         09:00 Squad D003            Doubles and Singles         09:00
Squad T003          4 Person Team                  12:00 Squad T002             4 Person Team                  12:00
Squad D002         Doubles and Singles         16:00 Squad D004            Doubles and Singles         16:00
Saturday 21st March Sunday  22nd March
Squad D005           Doubles and Singles         09:00 Squad D007            Doubles and Singles          09:00
Squad T003            4 Person Team                  12:00 Squad T004            4 Person Team                    12:00
Squad D006          Doubles and Singles         16:00 Squad D008           Doubles and Singles           16:00
Saturday 28th March Sunday 29th March
Squad D009             Doubles and Singles    09:00 Squad D011           Doubles and Singles      09:00
Squad T005             4 Person Team             12:00 Squad T006           4 Person Team               12:00
Squad D010             Doubles and Singles   16:00 Squad D012          Doubles and Singles      16:00

Lane Maintenance will be after each squad


Entry Fees per Person

There will be an entry fee of £23.00 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 £76.00 per person.


How to Enter

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



CLOSING DATE will be midnight 28th February 2020. 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:

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

The Tournament Manager is Dave Steiner who may be contacted on 07799411598.


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.

  1. Re-Rate rule: Players in Division B and C should be aware that if at the end of the tournament their average for the nine games is 15 pins or more above their entering average the players entering average will be rerated to 2/3 of the difference between entering average and the average bowled during the tournament.

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  alcoholic  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.