2021:  The Way Forward

Officers of the Association recently consulted all Member Clubs about planning for 2021 in what are difficult and uncertain times.  The resulting framework sets out the principles under which SADBA will operate over the next 12 months.  It has been issued to all Clubs but can also be downloaded here:   SADBA Directional Statement for 2021.


SUMMER 2020 – Suspension of Bowling


The Association has suspended bowling activity during the corona virus crisis in order to be responsible to all our bowlers and to adhere to advice given by HM Government.  We know that bowls Clubs are also taking a similar stance.

The Competition and Inter-Club League cards have not been issued but 2020 SADBA Handbooks will shortly be available from your Club Delegate.

We will publish any changes here or bowlers may ask their Delegate, the  SADBA Secretary, Michael Woodhams, or any of the SADBA Officers.  Contacts details are on this website:  Officers under the Contacts tab and Delegates under the Clubs tab.

March 2020


SADBA Tour to Devon – Cancellation

SADBA Tour to Devon – Cancellation

The President and Officers of the Executive have, regrettably, taken the decision to cancel the President’s tour to Devon which was planned for the last week of June.  This will not come as a great surprise in the current circumstances.

In due course, when monies have been returned to the Association, all bowlers who planned to go will receive a full refund.  Terry Atkinson is in the process of contacting them about refund arrangements.

Availability for Outdoor Matches

Availability for Outdoor Matches

Bowlers are now being invited to put their names down if they wish to be considered for selection in the summer 2020 Outdoor matches.

Delegates have been issued with Availability sheets for sharing among Club members and to put on Club Notice Boards to collate names for each match.  These are then submitted to Brian Burfoot by the due date for each match.

There are two documents cover covering the season.  Here they are:   SADBA Availability SHEET May -July – 2020 and SADBA Availability SHEET August – 2020

In addition there is a personal form that bowlers should complete and return direct.  This enables  bowlers to plan for the season and for the District to track demand in advance of Delegates submitting Club names for each match.   All bowlers are encouraged to complete this and return it to Brian Burfoot.  The personal form with details of all matches is here:  SADBA-Outdoor-Fixtures-2020-Individual-Application-Form

Please note that bowling activities have now been suspended which is expected to impact the programme at least in the early part of the season.  See post here.  Nonetheless you are encouraged to submit your details so we can react in a timely manner when bowling is again possible.

The Outdoor programme can be found from the drop-down menu at