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Update IBF Guidelines for Lawn Bowls – 17 July 20

Updated IBF Guidelines, which come into effect from 17 July 2020, is available at: IBF Guidelines Update 17 July 20 There are minor changes in Section 1.5, 3.1.2, 3.1.5 & 3.1.8 but please pay particular attention to Section 3.1.16. Your Local Council may need to be informed.    

Super 6s Competition

Super 6s Competition

At NIBA General Purposes Committee (GPC) meeting held via Zoom on Wednesday 8 July, the Committee discussed the likelihood of facilitating some form of competitive bowling during what remains of the summer months. Whilst the 2020 League programme and Championships are now officially cancelled, the GPC would be keen to assist those Clubs willing to […]

Resumption of Outdoor Bowls - Update

Resumption of Outdoor Bowls – Update

Please find below extract from IBF & IBA websites. ‘The NI Executive announced yesterday that the Health Protection Regulations are to be amended to reflect that outdoor sports courts can open. This will include outdoor bowling greens. These easements announced by the NI Executive will apply from the 8th of June. The NI executive will […]

William Pearson

William Pierson

It is with great sadness that we record the passing of William (Billy) Pierson. NIBA President in 1999, General Purposes Committee until recently, President (twice) and esteemed member of Portadown Bowling Club. Billy will be fondly remembered for his enthusiasm and knowledge of the game and will be greatly missed by his many friends in […]

Season 2020 - Update

Season 2020 – Update

In view of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in the interests of the wellbeing of our membership and, after consideration of current government guidelines, the GP Committee have taken the decision to postpone ALL activities in relation to 2020 season for the foreseeable future. Therefore the,  Management Committee Meeting scheduled for 24 March has been […]


Cancelled – Management Committee Meeting

The Management Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 24 March in Sydenham BC has been CANCELLED due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  NIBA GP Committee will be meeting on Saturday 21 March to discuss the various options regarding the likely impact upon the 2020 season and will update Clubs in due course. Meanwhile, stay safe […]

Management Committee Meeting - March 2020

Management Committee Meeting – March 2020

A Meeting of the NIBA Management Committee will be held on Tuesday 24 March in Sydenham Bowling Club, Inverary Avenue, Belfast at 7pm. One Representative from each Member Club and General Purposes Committee invited to attend. Club Secretaries will receive Agenda and Minutes of previous Management Committee Meeting, via email or post in due course.

Senior I/A Trial 2020

Senior I/A Trial 2020

NIBA Senior trial on Thursday 30th April, 2020 at Ward Park, Bangor. The following players have been selected to take part in a trial for the Senior Inter-Association Series, which is being played in Dublin on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th May, 2020. Players to inform either Tommy Cheevers  or Michael Crooks if available to […]

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