BCGBA youth competition confirmed for Windle

Windle Bowling Club in St Helens (Photo courtesy of Windle BC)

A new competition being run by the BCGBA this year is aimed at the 18 – 25 age group. 

Each county has until the end of July to let the BCGBA of their qualifiers for finals day. This will be held at the rather lovely Windle Bowling Club in Hard Lane to the North of St Helens (very close to St Helens Cemetery) on Sunday 14th August. 

Hopefully, this competition will become a fixture in the BCGBA calendar. 

Just because I happen to have the rules, sent to me by a very kind soul (I’m afraid to say I can barely remember being in that age group), they are:


  1. Entry will be open to any BCGBA registered player, male or female, who has attained the age of 18
    years but is under the age of 26 years on the 1st January in the year of the competition.
  2. All games will be 21up, off 3.
  3. Each County Association will automatically receive four entries in this event. Each county can name
    one reserve.
  4. Each County Association shall pay £15.00 in respect of each of their players entered.
  5. It is down to the discretion of each County Association on their qualification process.
  6. If a county decides to play a qualifying competition, at no stage of this competition will any player be allowed to play on a green of which he is a playing member. They must play their competition on a green, or greens, situated within the confines of their county boundaries, other than the one on which is chosen is host the final.
  7. Players can only compete for one County in the competition. A player having been selected to play for one County Association in the County Championship cannot play in another County’s competition. Any violation of this rule will entail disqualification.
  8. The BCGBA Dress Code will apply with all competitors encouraged to wear their club or county shirt.
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Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game as well as a keen player of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Media Officer for the BCGBA, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel which became the Bowls Observer channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report on and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine.