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BW Ladies Coronation Triple new date announced.

The Coronation Triples have been rearranged for Wednesday 9th September on the same greens.  Please confirm by email to your controller your availability to play on that day.


Highworth – Controller Sue Gravell – email hidden; JavaScript is required

Will provide tea / coffee / biscuits and cake.  Players need to take their own lunch.


Pewsey – Controller Mo Woolley – email hidden; JavaScript is required

Will provide tea / coffee / biscuits and cake.  Players need to take their own lunch.


Wroughton – Controller Babs Salter – email hidden; JavaScript is required

Will provide tea / coffee / biscuits and cake.  Filled rolls will be available to order.

Bowls Wiltshire supporting Disability Bowls

Bowls Wiltshire – Supporting Inclusion

On 18th Sep Bowls Wiltshire will be hosting a DBE, Disability Bowls England, event to showcase how clubs can support people to play bowls with a variety of impairments. DBE members will be showing their skills on the green at Devizes from 2pm.

To further support Clubs, BW will be hosting the Coach Bowls Inclusion Module which is described below:

This 2 hour online module helps clubs, volunteers and coaches look at how they can make their club accessible to all bowlers, regardless of ability, mobility, disability, age and so on.

The module provides the information to help clubs recognise that any member may need some additional support or some adaptations at times, even through injury! It will help to highlight areas that a club can build on to help attract new bowlers and enhance existing members experiences.”


There is a Zoom session on 11th Sep at 2pm and a practical demonstration on 18th Sep at 2pm at Devizes Bowls Club.

This module costs £25 per person and BW is offering a £10 Grant per person towards the costs which can be claimed after completing the course. To book on the course please follow the link below:

The course has been commissioned for the benefit of BW clubs primarily, however if there are spare places then these will be offered to other clubs outside Wiltshire, without the grants of course!

For more details contact Nigel Morgan at email hidden; JavaScript is required


Chippenham Town take the Men’s National Triples title

Rob Clews, Richard Gainey & Jeremy Haselton of Chippenham Town defeated Paul Kistle, Neil Smith & Scott Edwards in the Final of the National Championship Triples at Devizes BC this afternoon. In a close final they were 2 up after 14 end before going on to win 15 – 12. in the morning semi-finals Chippenham Town and beaten Spencer Moulton 16 – 13 as Westlecot were beating Royal Wootton Bassett 18 – 16.

Holt make it two wins in the Fours

Dane Rose, Wayne Simmonds, Wayne Snook & Ben Gadd followed their colleagues when they won the National Championship Fours beating Paul Beazer, Will Jones, Steve Heseltine  & Neil Connor of Chippenham Town 17 – 15. After 12 end they were trailing 15 – 7 but turned things around when they picked up 10 shots in the last three ends to take the title. Earlier in the day they had a convincing 19 – 5 win over Royal Wootton Bassett whilst Chippenham Town had beaten Spencer Moulton 16 – 10.

Holt take Men’s Over 55 Fours Title

In the National Championship Over 55 Fours Final played at Devizes this afternoon Malcom Clift, Dave Stevens, Malcolm Barker & Graham Archard from Holt BC beat Kevin Ringham, Roger Jackson, Martin Clarke and Nobby Tucker of Chippenham Town 13 – 11 picking up 4 shots on the last two ends to take the title. Earlier in the day Holt had beaten Pewsey Vale 19 – 7 in the semi-final whilst Chippenham Town defeated Salisbury 13-10.

Success in the Men’s Semi Finals for Chippenham Town

Chippenham Town have had a successful morning at the BW Men’s semi-finals played at Devizes BC. In the National Championship Triples they won 18 – 16 against Royal Wootton Bassett, In the National Fours they won 16 – 10 against Spencer Moulton and in the Over 55 Fours they beat Salisbury 13 – 10.

In the Finals being played this afternoon the Triples are between Chippenham Town & Westlecot, in the Fours Chippenham Town are playing Holt and in the Over 55 Fours Chippenham Town are also playing Holt.

BE National Finals Information

The information below relating to the BE National Finals taken from the Bowls England website.



The National Finals will look a lot different to previous years in 2021. As well as being a ticketed event, tiered seating will be back by popular demand; there will be a brand-new concession area including a bar; and there will be a retail village for you to explore.

💺 Seating

We’re delighted to announce that tiered seating will return to the National Finals this year. We are aware that this was something that was previously popular at the event in Worthing.

This will be on A Green and B Green, giving spectators a fantastic view of the action. Please note, this is unreserved seating, and we ask all spectators to respect their fellow attendees. We will ask you to remove any coats or jackets being used to reserve seats for friends, for example. We also ask all spectators to not move during an end.

Due to the tiered seating around A and B green, there will be limited space for spectators to use their own chairs around these greens – but there will be room around the other greens for your own seating as in previous years.

🍟 Food & Drink

We are delighted to announce that we have expanded the food & drink options available in the venue for the National Finals 2021. These new food and drink outlets will operate alongside the Cafe as in previous years.

You can also bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into the venue. Bowls England and Warwick District Council reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed too intoxicated and you may be asked to leave the venue.

👕 Dress Code

There is no specific dress code for spectators at a bowls event – it is summer, so please ensure you are comfortable, use plenty of sunscreen and keep hydrated.

We do ask, however, that tops are worn at all times.

🚗 Parking

There will be parking in Victoria Park as in previous years, but this will be limited. This will be charged at £5 per day, per car. You can also buy a book of 5 parking vouchers for £20. You can pay for parking on arrival preferably using a card payment.

We recommend that where possible you should either use public transport to get to the venue; park in a car park nearby; or walk if you are local to the park. There will be a small amount of disabled parking for Blue Badge Holders, on a first come, first served basis.

Whilst there is a limited amount of designated parking for Blue Badge holders, a drop-off facility is offered on Archery Road. There is strictly no parking allowed here for non-residents.

You can buy your tickets for your chosen day by clicking the button below, or you can click here to plan your journey to the venue.




With the aim of keeping all spectators, employees, volunteers and competitors safe as a priority to Bowls England, and to enable a smooth running of the event whilst Covid infection rates are still high and rising, we have taken the best advice from Public Health and Regulatory experts in Warwickshire on the measures that would best prevent the risk of onward transmission of Coronavirus. Consequently, as a condition of entry to the event all attendees at the event must either:

  • Take a Lateral Flow Test within 24 hours of arrival at the venue and be able to show proof of a negative test via an email or text from the NHS or show a photo of the negative test
  • OR have evidence of double vaccination via the NHS app, a letter from the NHS or your Vaccination card. Information about how to download the NHS app or apply for a letter can be found here.

Without proof of either of these, all people aged 11 and over will be asked to take a Lateral Flow Test on arrival at the event, supervised by our onsite medical team. You will not be allowed access until the result has been read 30 minutes later. You must follow the government’s guidelines at all times in regards to self-isolation.

We hope these steps will give you more confidence around attending the National Finals and improve your enjoyment of the event.

You can find more answers on our FAQ page here.

😷 Masks & Social Distancing

There is no longer a legal requirement to follow previous COVID restrictions, but we have been asked to remain vigilant. Similarly, the advice we have received is to continue to follow certain rules when hosting events.

Therefore, we’re asking guests to wear masks indoors, and to try and respect people’s personal space where possible.

We know there are many different views around this, and we know our community will respect everyone’s personal feelings.