CONSTITUTION AND RULES – Version 12 (November 2019)


These Constitution and Rules, as last amended on 20th November 2019, were adopted on 14th November 2009. In these Rules unless the context otherwise permits or requires, the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:

‘Affiliated Club’ means a Club that is fully paid up and affiliated to the Somerset Bowls Association (SBA).

‘BE’ means Bowls England

‘Council’ means a council of Members elected annually at the AGM and comprising the two Senior Vice Presidents, the two Junior Vice Presidents, a Patrons Representative and one member (not to serve on the ExB) from each of eight regions as follows:

Region 1, Bath – Alexandra, Bath (Ladies’) , Bath (Men’s), Bloomfield, Stothert & Pitt,  Victoria Park (Bath), Weston (Bath).

Region 2, Bristol – Bristol , Greville Smyth Community, Imperial, Knowle, Long Ashton,  St Annes Park, Severn Vale, Victoria Park (Bristol), Willmott Park.

Region 3, East – Chew Stoke, Fosseway, Frome Park, Frome Selwood, Fry’s, Keynsham, Norwest, Paulton, Prattens, Purnell.

Region 4, North – Clevedon, Clevedon Promenade (Ladies’), Clevedon Promenade (Men’s), Congresbury, Nailsea (Ladies’), Nailsea (Men’s), Portishead (Ladies’), Portishead (Men’s), Portishead RBL (Ladies