ENGLISH CARPET BOWLS ASSOCIATION


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English Carpet Bowls Association
The Association was formed to represent the game of carpet bowls at a national level, and to promote the game and it's growth. It will rule and advise on the technical aspects of the game, including rules and equipment.

The Association also administers the English Championships, and other competitions, for both individuals, and counties.

Membership
Membership of the Association is available to any County/Metropolitan Borough Association, with affiliated clubs, that are prepared to adopt the rules and Constitution of the ECBA.

The membership of the ECBA currently stands at nine counties:

It is also possible for individual clubs to become associate members, if their counties are not members, there are currently clubs West Sussex for whom this is the case. This associate membership gives the members of these clubs the ability to enter EBCA events.

Each full member of the Association, is represented on the Executive Committee, of the ECBA, with the day-to-day administration performed by elected officers.

We are also happy to do whatever we can to assist in the formation of new clubs, leagues or associations, regardless of membership of the ECBA. Examples of those we have been able to help can be found here.

Championships
Each year, the Association organises a number of carpet bowls tournaments.

The ECBA's premier event is the National County Championships. Each member Association enters a 24 person team that competes, over two days in November, for the title of National Champions. The current venue for the Championships is Potters.

In June Champion of Champions takes place. Each member county sends their county champions, in the each of the disciplines, to compete against each other, to find the National Champion of Champions. The disciplines are Singles, Pairs, Triples, and Rinks (Fours).

Tournaments
Triples
and Rinks (Fours) tournaments, are also held as national titles, and are played at different venues on an annual basis, moving around the counties, alternating between the North and the East, and organised by the local association.

Finally, there is the Festival of Bowls, which takes place at Potters Holiday Village, Hopton Norfolk. This is a five day event, and although there is a full bowling programme, the event is more relaxed than the various national championships.

Policies
The ECBA has a number of policies in place convering the following areas:
Anti-Doping
Equality
Complaints Procedure
Conflicts of Interest
Child/V.A. Protection Policy
Child Protection Procedure
Code of Conduct
These policies are available for inspection here.