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Coronavirus - (Covid-19)

To all members of the PBA please stay safe and follow your Government guidelines. The link to the guidelines for UK based members is as follows: -



Prior to the current lockdown in the UK the Competition Secretary, Richard Maddieson, was working on the qualifying schedule for the Autumn events. As all the Indoor venues are now closed and there is no definite date for the end of the lockdown we are unable to publish the timetable for the Autumn Qualifiers. As soon as the timetable is available it will be e-mailed to all members of the European branch and posted on the homepage of the PBA website.

Welcome to the new website for The Professional Bowls Association


The aim of the Professional Bowls Association is to promote and develop Professional bowls worldwide and in so doing, foster, safeguard and encourage the game of bowls at all levels worldwide.


There are currently branches based in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and also a European branch based in the United Kingdom.


Each branch has its own page where the local Officers of the Association can be found.


2020 PBA Annual General Meeting



Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Professional Bowls Association will be held in the Zest Room at Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton-on-Sea Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England on the evening of Sunday 19th January 2019 at 7.15pm.  Any amendments to the venue and time will be posted in the player’s lounge, also the Tournament Office.


Items for the agenda and motions for the Annual General Meeting must be submitted in writing to the PBA Secretary at by Sunday 5th January 2020




The current Agenda is laid out below.


Additional items may be discussed at item 13. Would members wishing to discuss any business at item 13 please advise the Acting Secretary or Chairman prior to the commencement of the meeting. All other letters and emails will be read out to members present for their comment/discussion.





  1. Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  2. Apologies of Absence
  3. Minutes of the AGM 2019
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Chairman’s Report
  6. Tournament Secretary’s Report
  7. Secretary’s & Treasurer’s Report
  8. Branch Reports - Overseas
  9. WBT Update
  10. Motions (see below)
    1. Players should be allowed to wear coloured shoes at all World Bowls Tour Events.
    2. Black Trousers/Shorts should be worn at all World Bowls Tour Events
  11. Life Memberships
  12. Re-election of Officers
  13. Open Discussion



Motions overview


10.a A proposal has been received that players are allowed to wear any coloured shoes whilst competing in a World Bowls Tour Event. It would appear that World Bowls Tour are the last organisation to maintain a rule of predominantly white shoes only.


10.b  A proposal has been received to use Black Trousers/Shorts in World Bowls Tour events rather than White Trousers /Shorts.



Voting rights


Members may choose to attend the meeting to cast their vote personally or they may wish to vote by proxy in writing to the Secretary at or at the following address: - FAO: Martin Gale, c/o Tournament Office, Potters Resorts, Coast Road, Hopton on Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. NR31 9BX. Proxy votes must be received by 1:00pm on Sunday 19th January 2020.


The minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting are now available on the website. They are shown on the AGM Information page which is under the About Us tab. The link to the page is: -


An important decision taken at the AGM involves the World Qualifiers where PBA members can now enter the event at any of the 7 European venues and that they are not restricted to entering the event at a venue in their country of residence. Any queries regarding future qualifiers should be directed to the Tournament Secretary, Richard Maddieson.

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