Next Meeting: AGM Thurs Nov 9th 7:30pm at North Chad (OL9 0EL)

BCGBA Dates for 2017

1st Sunday in May - June - August - Sept - Senior County Matches

2nd Sunday in May - June - July - August - Sept - Junior County Matches

Wednesday 5th July - Jack & Jean Isherwood Vets Merit Finals at Prees BC Shropshire

Thursday 13th July - Vets County Prelims Cheshire

Saturday 29th July - BCGBA Senior Merit in North Midlands

Thursday 3rd August - Vets County Finals venue to be decided

Saturday 19th August - BCGBA Junior Merit at Golbourne Sports Lancashire

Saturday 23rd Sept - Champion of Champions at Waterloo

Saturday 30th Sept - Centenary Mixed Pairs at Waterloo

BCGBA New Website & Newsletters

The new BCGBA website will be up & running from Sunday 20th March please take a look & let me know your opinion please . The  latest edition of BCGBA NEWS  and previous editions, can be viewed and/or downloaded via


Size of a Bowl

At the last BCGBA management meeting an interim order was passed that states an addendum to Law 1.5

A player may use a bowl under the 907 gms limit as long as that bowl has a minimum profile height of 100mm & is not black , yellow or white in colour .

Welfare of Juniors

It is now against the law to smoke in a vehicle with a Junior in the vehicle . So any one who takes Juniors to games please take note .

BCGBA Rule 11

Smoking of any kind is not allowed on the green

This means that you cannot smoke any type of Cigarette / E Cigarette or pipe once your game has started , you cant nip to the edge of the green while waiting for a measure or go to the toilet & have a quick smoke , if you do you will lose the game .

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County Secretary

To contact the secretary, you can fill in the contact form via the menu

To write, send post to Mike Holden , 90 Ings Lane, Meanwood, Rochdale. OL12 7DX