Within the last few days the IIBA have issued details of various National Championships competitions being held centrally. Entry forms and other related documents are available on this site on the “Forms” page. If you wish to enter any of these competitions please ensure you comply with the instructions on the related forms regarding GDPR and payment of Club annual fees in addition to entry fees. Please contact Ruth or Patricia if you would like “hard” copies of any of the forms. (1.2.2022)


The Zone Committee  met in Mid-October and have circulated all clubs.
  • Prior to re-opening your club, the “Covid-19 Club Ready Form” must be completed and returned to the Zone Secretary.
  • With some clubs not resuming at present and other clubs not in a position to invite visiting clubs into their halls, the Zone Committee after due consideration agreed it would not be possible to operate the Lisburn and District Indoor Bowling League this season.
  • Finals of Zone Championships, Charity competitions and tournaments are not permitted by the IIBA to be held as yet. They will review the situation in January.
Following the IIBA meeting as reported below, the Lisburn Zone Committee will meet shortly and update clubs accordingly.
IIBA Executive Met 7 October 2021 to discuss several issues.
At the last meeting in August, it was decided to review the commencement of league bowls at the October meeting.
It was agreed that leagues could recommence from Monday 11 October subject to Appendix 4: Covid-19 Club Ready Form being completed and returned to the Zone Convener and the clubs having the necessary insurance in place.
It was decided that no licenced tournaments would be allowed at present but would be reviewed in January.
The completion of the 2019/20 National Finals was also discussed and these will be completed in Shaws Bridge as follows:
6 November – National Fours
13 November – National Pairs and Ladies Singles
20 November – Morning Over 55 Pairs and Junior Singles
Afternoon all finals will be completed.
Times will be sent out shortly along with the documentation setting out the requirements expected of the players at Shaws Bridge. Please note that at present Shaws Bridge have limited numbers;
Therefore NO spectators can be present. Players who have been defeated will be expected to leave immediately.
The National winners of singles, pairs, triples and rinks will represent Ireland in the British Isles Championships which will be take place in Scarborough on 29/30 January 2022.
At a meeting of Lisburn Zone Committee to discuss the documentation from the IIBA following the update from the IIBA meeting on 22.8.21, it was agreed that Clubs would be advised by letter of the protocols and appendix documentation to be followed and referred to the website for their content at this time. The IIBA executive is to meet in early October and may revise some of the instructions therefore we will defer posting out hard copies at present unless requested. (Contact Ruth or Patricia)
If a club affiliated to the IIBA wishes to commence they MUST follow the IIBA guidelines and you must also check out matters with your insurance company.
Update on 2021/22 season  22nd August 2021
“The IIBA Executive recently met to discuss arrangements for the incoming season taking into account the pandemic at this time and the safety of players. It was decided that at this present time only club bowls can take place. Relevant forms will be in the documents section of the IIBA Web Site in the next few days . Please read them and make an informed decision to see if your club is able to recommence bowls again. If it is, please complete and return the forms to your Zone Convener.
Many bowlers are keen league bowlers and may be disappointed not to be able to start again. However, it was decided to reassess the situation regarding league bowls at the next meeting on 7 October.”
If your club is planning to commence in the coming weeks the IIBA protocols and all documentation MUST be fully implemented. The Club ready form should be returned to Lisburn Zone Secretary prior to re-opening. All forms are located in the “Forms” pages of the lisburn Zone Website.


All previous updates from IIBA have been removed (9.9.2021)

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