Derbyshire Bowls Association


Coronavirus - News

As most people will be aware Bowls England have issued a statement and guidance for the 2020 season. All Competitions, both individual and team events, have been cancelled. Any fees already paid will be returned in due course to the county (please give us time to sort out repayments as and when Bowls England have reimbursed the county). Locally the Thursday Open League has been cancelled, including the intended new Cup competition. We will keep the present situation under review and hope that by late summer we may be in a better situation to at least play friendly fixtures. Day by day things are changing - you as an individual have as much information as the County, however don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions and we will do our best to answer them.

The 2020 Fixture List is now redundant as are most other 'running' tabs of information. Let's hope we can get back to normal sooner rather than later


2019 AGM

The 2019 AGM was held on the 3rd. December (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Information from the meeting available from Harry Bowles (Secretary) - see below


The Derbyshire bowlers invited to the England trials all acquitted themselves well. Ashley Clipston was successful in being selected for the 2020 Summer season.

Ashley Clipston had also been rewarded for continued success - playing for England in this year's Home Internationals - and was also invited to attend the 'training camp' for a restricted number of bowlers as well as the England trials.

COUNTY CHAMPIONS (Mens section) 2019

This section has been updated to include this year's winners and runners up.


The county appearances after the 2019 season are now updated on the web site. Congratulations to the players 'passing a milestone'. Russ Robinson has made over 100 appearances and James Hornsby has now over 50 appearances for the county. The figures include the squad selected for the Balcomb Trophy final stages at Leamington on August 25th. 2019.​​


The final League Results are now on the site. Thanks to Stephen Guildford for collating and publishing these results. Congratulations to Stute for winning the League narrowly from Long Eaton Town. Derby West End were third.


The 2019 Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday December 3rd. 2019 at Erewash Indoor Bowls Club. 

Congratulations to the elected Officers - their details are now updated on this site. 

Likewise clubs affiliating to Bowls England (without which Competition Entries cannot be accepted) should return their Affiliation Fees by the same date at the rate agreed at the AGM per registered player.


This years finals were held on Sunday 8th. September at Worcester BC. Congratulations to Phil Broughton & Jamie Haskins who won the Pairs Competition. And to Martyn Allsopp, James Hornsby & John Arnett who retained the TRiples title.


Welcome to the new Derbyshire Bowls Association web site. The county have been fortunate in obtaining sponsorship from Chatsworth Wealth Management. We have to thank Chris Gooding who made the first contact with us and for facilitating a meeting between the County and the sponsors. We asked that part of the sponsorship deal was to have a new web site built which we had better access to, in order to keep all parts of the site more up to date than has been possible in the past.

The representatives from Chatsworth Wealth Management, Colin Smith and Rick Fawdrey, not only agreed to sponsor the website but also to provide new caps for the county players and bowls towels which our players and officials can use. There will also be a sponsors banner to display at Long Eaton Town.

The design of the web site was put into the very capable hands of Katy Smith and what you see has only been made possible by her determination to provide the site we asked for. She could not have been more helpful and patient as we have made our requests for changes to her original design and for help in understanding how we can access the site and edit detail for ourselves.

So a big thank you to all involved in this process. It has happened quickly and we hope you will enjoy the site which will progress further in the next few weeks.


Website Design by Katy Smith