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1.    Carmarthen                                4 wins   +27  shots.
2.    South Glamorgan                       3 wins   +43  shots.
3.    Vale of Glamorgan                     2 wins      -3  shots.
4.    Pembrokeshire/Ceredigion        2 wins      -6  shots.
5.    Mid Wales/Montgomeryshire    2 wins    -32  shots.
6.    Monmouthshire                          1 win    +  9  shots.
7.    Mid Glamorgan                          1 win    - 20  shots.
8.    West Glamorgan                         1 win    - 58  shots.

congratulations to Carmarthenshire.


Chief Executive Officer

• Lead a Global Sporting Organisation
• Drive Dynamic Growth
• Develop and deliver aTransformational Agenda

World Bowlsis the International Federation for the sport of Lawn Bowls globallyembracing memberorganisations in over 50 countriesLawn Bowls hasa long and successful history as a Commonwealth Games sport.World Bowls now seeks to appoint an inspirational and dynamic new leader. 

Reporting to the Boardthis role represents a vitally important strategic pillar in positioningWorld Bowls for future growth byfocusing on the key priorities identified in a recently concluded comprehensive organisational review.

Driving a transformational agenda,the successful Candidate will lead and develop a strong culture within ourfull-time and volunteer workforce, driveengagement witharangeofkey sectorstakeholdersinternationallyas well as ensuring constructivecollaboration with all our Member Organisations and future Commercial Partners.

Akeyoutcome of yourleadership success will be a measurableincrease in participation, registrations, revenue andincreased recognition of the sportglobally.

The successful candidate must bring to the role a record of outstanding visionary and decisive leadership, team development and considerable intellectual rigour. They will be decisive, inspirational, have excellent strategic capability, proven commercial experience and a demonstrated recordof building sound and effective stakeholder relationships. The position requires a credible spokespersonand respected communicatorable to drive, deliver and promote initiatives through to successful conclusions

Experience within thesport industry is desirableand should preferably be supported by relevant tertiary qualifications. Aexcellent trackrecord of leadership, ideally in the not for profit sector,successfully addressing significant organisationalchallenges will be highly regarded.

Please email applications including resume to Michael Catlow at michThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.bclose of business June 17.

Interested parties can obtain further informationabout this position by contacting Michael on +61 411 721 110 or at the above email address.

We are delighted to announce that all our nominations for the Commonwealth Games have been ratified.  Congratulations and good luck to you all.

Dan Salmon

Jon Tomlinson

Owain Dando

Jarrad Breen

Ross Owen

Anwen Button

Caroline Taylor

Sara Nicholls

Ysie White

Laura Daniels

Julie Thomas

Gordon Llewellyn

Paul Brown

Chris Spriggs




The team selcted to represent Wales at the European Championships can be found here.

Following the play offs in Llandrindod Wells last week the following players will represent Wales at the BIBC Championships in Llandrindod.

Under 18 Singles - J. Driscoll, Kidwelly

Under 25 Singles - R. Atkins, Llandrindod Wells

Singles - K. James, Cardigan

Pairs - S. Jones & S. Roff, Llandrindod Wells

Triples - C. Mounty, K. Crocker & C. Wood, Gilfach Bargoed

Fours - E. Jelfs, A. Morris, L. Harwood & R. Atkins, Llandrindod Wells

Senior Fours - A. Brain, D. Davies, M. Dennis & S. Dick, Saundersfoot

Congratulations and good luck to you all.

To take part in the Welsh Bowls Survey, click here.


For more information about the review into Welsh Bowls, click here.

Please click link for full schedule of play offs for BIBC on Sunday 29th May.

Click link to read the statement issued by the WBA in response to the recent criticism following statements from Bowls England and Bowls Scotland.

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Please note date changes for Hay on Wye and Cwmbran Park.

Presidents  Matches  2022 All Start at 2:00 pm
Tuesday 31 May Monmouthshire CBA Panteg House BC, NP4 5DN
Thursday 16 June Penylan BC Penylan BC, CF23 5BU
Thursday 07 July Gelli Park BC, (Mal Evans 50th) Gelli Park BC, CF41 7NQ
Thursday 14 July Saundersfoot BC (60th) Saundersfoot BC, SA69 9NG
Thursday 21 July Cwmbran Park BC (90th) Cwmbran Park BC, NP44 7JH
Tuesday 26 July WBA Academy Penylan BC, CF23 5BU
Thursday 28 July Barbarians Abercarn BC, NP11 5AR
Thursday 25 August South Glamorgan CBA Penylan BC, CF23 5BU
Wednesday 31 August Hay On Wye Hay On Wye BC, HR3 5DZ
Thursday 08 September Pontymister Athletic BC (120th) Pontymister Athletic BC, NP11 6EJ


Academy team for squad day has been selected.

Academy dates for 2022


Sun 8 May      Academy squad day, venue Llandrindod Wells Bc 

Thur 2 June    Barbarians BA, venue RTB Ebbw Vale BC

Tues 26 July   WBA President venue Penylan BC


Fixtures TBA (Subject to decisions around BIBC Junior Internationals)

Academy v WBA u25 Team

Academy v WWBA u25 Team


Terry Leighton

Development Administrator

Welsh Bowling Association

Please click here to see the review of 2021 for the Welsh Womens Bowling Association.

The WBA are sad to report on the passing of one of our stalwarts and the following is a tribute to Jim Morgan.

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Find attached job descriptions for the posts of Treasurer and Safeguarding Officer for the Welsh Bowling Association which will become vacant at the 

Welsh Bowling Association AGM in December(TBA).

If there are any interested parties who would like to apply for these vacancies can they forward me their details or an up to date C V.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address 5 Bryn Meadow Close




              NP22 3BA

The closing date for these vacancies is Sunday, October 31st 2021

Terry Hopkins


Click links for all results and final table.

Wales continue their preparations for the commonwealth games with a test series against Ireland in Llandrindod this weekend, click links for schedule and players.  Good luck Wales.

Results and tables as of 4th July. Updated 11th July. Updated 25 July.  Final results and tables updated 8 August.


Congratulations to the two group winners who will contest the final during National Finals Week.

Monmouthshire V Ceredigion/Pembrokeshire.

The WWBA have introduced a new innitiative to get people back to bowls for details of the super 7 competition and entry form, click the links.

The Welsh squad for the Commonwealth games has been reduced for the second trial, the squad updates can been found under the CWG2022 menu and Welsh Squad.

2x Time To Listen Courses Available to book *FREE OF CHARGE:
  • Course 1: 7th July 6pm – 9pm
  • Course 2: 14th July 6pm – 9pm
Maximum of 12 per session.
*BowlsWales will fund the cost of the course so would like to offer ONE free space to each club. Spaces are limited, however if we receive a high demand then we will look to add more dates in the future.
Our safeguarding officer Peter Brill explains that this course will
- describe how a club welfare officer works with others to create a child centered environment.
- explain how the club welfare officer role fits into the wider safeguarding environment.
- apply learning to case studies including sharing good safeguarding practices.

Click link for latest restrictions information.

Please support the bowls awareness campaign which is launched today, 19 May 2021.

In line with the anticipated announcement from Welsh Government on Friday 23 April that outdoor organised activity with up to thirty people can resume from Monday 26 April, we have released guidelines in order that clubs can put plans in place.

Return to Play Guidelines.

 Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Calendar of Events

Welsh Bowls Men and Women

Welsh Bowls Para Bowlers


The Nomination Period for Lawn Bowls for the Commonwealth Games 2022 is from 1st May 2021 until 31st December 2021.

Please click on the link to access the Calendar of Events, which includes Commonwealth Games Trials and Test Matches for those player’s selected.

PLEASE NOTE this calendar is subject to COVID regulations. 

There is a Plan A, B and C in place again dependent on COVID regulations and we are working towards Plan A. 

The WWBA and WBA will let everyone know of those selected for the first trial as soon as possible.

Men & Women Para Bowls

The calendar also includes trials and test events for Para Bowls

If you have any questions, please contact:

The Welsh Bowls Team Managers:

Robert Weale - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hazel Wilson – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Para Bowls Team Manager - Steve Rees - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or WBA Secretary - Terry Hopkins - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please click link to see latest statement.

The latest guidelines from Bowls Wales, WBA and WWBA are shown here.

Please see link regarding a statement released today by Bowls Wales, WBA and WWBA.  See Here.

Please see the link for a check list of things you need to consider to reopen your greens and clubs in the coming weeks.  It is hoped to produce further guidlines when the first minister releases his plans on Friday.  See Here.

Return to play statement.

Dear Member

European Bowls Union Championships 2021

The European Bowls Union today announces that due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2021 Championships to be held in Ayr Scotland has been cancelled.

The very busy 2022 calendar means that the next European Championship will be held in 2023, Bowls Scotland have agreed in principle to host the event.

We are confident that the current restrictions and vaccine roll out will have a major positive effect on the transmission of the virus and will lead to the return to some domestic play in our respective countries, however, international travel will remain a serious and ever-changing challenge.

The EBU is considering other options for the return of European bowls possibly with a smaller event in early 2022 and we will keep you informed. The EBU would welcome any notes of interest in hosting an event.

Jock Halliday

Please see statement regarding Robert's appointment as team manager.  Link.

This may be of use to some clubs looking at recruiting new members. Link.

Please see a statement regarding the 2021 season from the W.B.A. here.

                                                                                        CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS

World Bowls, having fully considered all current global circumstances, have regrettably decided that the World Singles Champion of Champions

2021 scheduled to be held at Naenae Bowling Club Wellington New Zealand must now be cancelled.

The next edition of the annual World Singles Champion of Champions will now be the 2022 event and has already been confirmed, to be held in November 2022, at the same venue in New Zealand.

                                                                      WORLD BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA

World Bowls, Bowls Australia Host Organising Committee, and their key event stakeholders having fully considered all current global circumstances and the outlook for continuing restrictions relating to the global pandemic for the rest of 2021 have decided that it is now necessary to further postpone the World Bowls Championships scheduled to be held in September 2021.

The revised dates for the events are now 8-23 October 2022 (inclusive of 3 practise days ).

All the above parties have expressed their continuing full support and desire for this major flagship event to still go ahead hence this final proposal to reschedule.

You will fully appreciate that in order for World Bowls and Bowls Australia to now push forward with all the planning requirements, we must first ensure that there is a viable level of confirmed attendance by participating nations for these proposed revised arrangements to be finally confirmed, and then these revised arrangments can be formally, publicly announced.

As such, we require you to confirm, at the earliest but no later than Friday 5th March, that you will still participate in the event on these revised dates in October 2022 in those disciplines in which you have qualified subject to travel restrictions, or otherwise.

Your attention to and cooperation with the above is much appreciated

Gary Smith

Chief Executive

Player pathway and performance plan can be found here.

B.I.B.C. statement can be found here.


The Welsh Bowling Association are saddened to learn of the resignation of our team manager David Harding.  David is a great ambassador for Welsh bowls both as a player and more recently as our team manager.

The Welsh Bowling Association would like to take this opportunity of thanking David Harding, for all his time and efforts over the last few years, as W.B.A. Team Manager.

David's achievements with both the U25 and Senior side is a testimony to his dedication as Team Manager.  Over the past several years David has guided the selected bowlers to World Youth Gold, Commonwealth Games Gold in the Pairs and a near-miss bronze in the fours, BIBC senior title in 2018, our first win away for over 60 years in England, Atlantic Championships Bronze in all events, an impressive record which David and the Welsh Bowling Association are extremely proud of.

His dedication, enthusiasm, and work ethic are without question and we wish him all the very best for the future in whatever journey he decides to take, hopefully that will include returning to our association at some point in the future.

Executive Committee

Welsh Bowling Association


January 2021

WWBA & WBA Unification

Further to our initial communication where the WWBA and WBA announced that they have agreed in principle to unify and become one National Governing Body, we wanted to give all our Members an update of where we are in setting up Welsh Bowls. Representatives of the WWBA and WBA as elected by their respected Executive Committees, have held a number of joint meetings and are currently working on the development of the Company Articles of Association. We are continuing to meet on a regular basis and will be providing updates via our website and your County Secretaries. If you have any questions, please contact your National Governing Body Secretary

WWBA – Hazel Wilson – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WBA – Terry Hopkins - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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After a very strange and worrying year, we hope everyone stays safe and well, enjoyed your Christmas in the best way you could and let us all hope for a better, more normal year in 2021.

News Article.

Another Ladies coffee morning is planned, see here for details.

The WBA are saddened to learn of the passing of Val Williams, the wife of one of our stalwart executive committee men, Robert Williams.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Robert and his family at this difficult time.

Here is some COVID advice from the government aimed at the people who are vulnerable and have been shielding.

Please see the details for a Bowls Wales Nominatd Director and express interest to the appropriate people.  HERE