(7 Apr 20210


The dates for the initial rounds of all ECBA competitions have now been agreed and can be found here

(5 Apr 2021)


A further update from John Tully, can be found here

(30 Mar 2021)



You may have seen updates on social media from Bowls England and others about the return to playing bowls and changes to the format of some of the competitions. I would like to bring you up to date with how things currently stand within Essex.


If the government lockdown roadmap continues to operate as expected and the next steps are met on time I envisage that ALL of the County Championships and Competitions will operate as normal. We should have a very good idea of the direction of travel at the next step (12th April).


The County semi finals (17th July) and finals (31st July) will be played as normal at Essex County BC, I will confirm as soon as possible what the dates will be for all other rounds of the various championships/competitions.


The draws for all ECBA Competitions will be published on the Competition Portal as soon as they have been completed


Due to some changes imposed by Bowls England, Essex will have two representatives in the following Championships at the national finals:


Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours, Two Bowl Singles, Junior Singles


Essex will have one representative in the following at the national championships:


Senior Fours, Junior Pairs


Bowls England have also imposed some special playing conditions for those matches to be played at the national finals, as follows:


Pairs, will be played over 18 ends with 3 bowls each player.

Triples, will be played over 18 ends with 2 bowls each player.

Fours, will be played over 15 ends with 2 bowls each player.

Senior Fours, will be played over 15 ends with 2 bowls each player.

Junior Pairs, will be played over 18 ends with 3 bowls each player.


I will, as soon as possible, advise in a further news item, whether there is to be any change in the playing conditions within the County Championships; there will be no change to the playing conditions in the County Competitions.


Please note that the Competition Regulations have been updated and will be published in the next edition of the County Handbook, please make yourselves familiar with these regulations.


Any questions regarding the aforementioned, please contact me directly.


John Tully

Competition Secretary


07970 100634