The Federation of Crown Green Bowls

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the resultant uncertainty, I have made the decision to cancel all Federation events for 2020.

Main Sponsors

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Open Crown Green
Bowling Festivals

22nd-26th June (cancelled)
07th-11th September (planned)

Lyndene Hotel

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The Lyndene hotel is one of Blackpool's most poular and busiest hotels. We are open all year round and situated in a superb promenade location.

Over 141 en suite bedrooms, 3 lifts, 3 licenced bars, and 2 air conditioned cabaret lounges with entertainment every night of the year.

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Sales, spares, service and repairs.

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Service providers to bowling clubs, cricket clubs, sports facilities and professional contractors.


We in The Federation are fully committed to the safeguarding and welfare of our youth, juniors and vulnerable adults.

This policy is in accordance within the guidelines laid down by CPSU and NSPCC. In light of the serious information that continues to come to the fore regarding allegations of abuse in other sports, we would advise anyone who has any concerns, historical or current, to contact their County Safeguarding Officer. The National Safeguarding Officer is Paul Ashmore, 46 Silverbrook Road, Liverpool, L27 1XJ. Mobile:07702347360. Alternatively on behalf of the Federation you can contact me in strict confidence and any information will be passed to the relevant authorities.

Tel 07860358283 or email or visit

David Kay (DBS certificate number: 1647254550)

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The Federation of Crown Green Bowls

Congratulations to Ken Howarth, our Junior/Youth Officer on being elected President of BCGBA for 2020.

Congratulations also to David Williams, Deputy President BCGBA representing Greater Manchester.

Latest News

A G M 2020

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AGM 2020 will be conducted by e-mail on 31st October.

President 2020

Peter Hodgkinson will act as President in 2020. A fitting figure head to our organisation, Peter is now Honorary Life President in recognition of his services over the past 19 years.

Champion of Champions 2020

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Group matches to be played at Tarleton BC and Fox Lane Sports Club with the Final on the Eagle and Child Leyland.Date 20th September 2020.

National League 2020

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Bolton Federation Team 2019

National League 2020 welcomes new Affiliates and takes our numbers to 41 teams taking part. A warm welcome to Eccles DP Federation. East Lancs B and Burton B.

Federation Youth and Junior Tournament 2020

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Will once again be played in the Leyland Area on the 3rd May and 5th July. Fox Lane Sports Club, Farington Conservative Club and the Eagle and Child have all offered their facilities free of charge once again.

Team Knockout 2020

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Will be hosted by Mid Cheshire in the Northwich Area and organized by Stuart Greenhalgh. Will take place on the 6th September.

Over 55's Merit 2020

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Will be played on the 7th August at Garswood Hall Nicol Road Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 8LU. Entries are still being taken. 5.00 to David Kay by text to 07860358283 Mail to or by messenger.

Individual Merit 2020

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Will be played at Fox Lane Sports Club Fox Lane Leyland PR25 1HB.on the 4th October. This competition is full with a reserve list being taken. Entries at 10.00 to David Kay by text to 07860358 283 mail to or messenger.


Federation v Civil Service 2020

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The Annual Match will be hosted by the Civil Service and has been confirmed that it will be played on the Marton Institute, Oxford Square Blackpool FY4 4DR on the 31st July.


I would be grateful if you would check your contact details and let me know if there are any changes.

Once again any contributions to this site would be appreciated.

Best Regards

David Kay