Bury & District Bowls League



There are 7 singles competitions: Under 16’s, Under 25’s, Ladies’, Mens’, Over 60’s Ladies and Over 60’s Mens and an Open singles (Men & Women). Unusually all these competitions are first to 21 shots, 4 wood games, with the exception of the U25’s and the Open Singles which are the more normal 2 wood game. Age limits are as laid down by the National EBF rules: i.e. under 16 or 25 on the 1st September or over 60 on the 1st May.   


There are three pairs competitions: Ladies’, Mens’ and Mixed. All are 2 wood 21 end games.


Two competitions: 18 end, 3 wood; and 21 end, 2 wood.


The rounds for this competition will be played on the 7th June, 28th June and 26th  July. The semi-finals will be on the 30th August, culminating in Finals’ Day on the 9th September. All matches are played as 4 rink games, 2 wood 21 ends. The number of shots only determining the winner.

Monday KO Cup

Sponsored by Greene King BC, this new knock-out competition is for teams that take part in the Monday Afternoon League. The rounds for the competition will be played on 18th June and the 9th July. The semi-finals will be arranged after the rounds. The final will take place at Greene King Bowls Club on Saturday 8th September.


A slightly unusual competition played throughout the season with the final on Finals’ Day. These are one rink of four at home, one rink of four away, 18 ends 2 woods. The team scoring the highest aggregate score going through to the next round.

Victor Ludorum

This trophy is awarded to the club who scores the most points on Finals’ Day:

2 points for a winning team / individual and 1 point for the beaten finalists.

Guinness Cup

By tradition this competition is run by the President Elect and takes place on one day during the season. This year the hosts will be West Row on the 3rd June.

The rules governing all the above competitions can be found on the Rules and Regulations page.  

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Below is a summary of all the individual and team competitions due to be played during the 2018 season. To view the draw and results of each round then click on the competition name. As games are played the results will be updated on a regular basis.

All Semi-Finals now have a designated day on which they must be played. The Competition Secretary will allocate a neutral green for these matches.  Finals’ Day will be held at Stanton Bowls Club on Sunday 9th September.

The rules governing these competitions can be found on the Rules & Regulations page.