CONSTITUTION AND RULES – Version 11 (November 2018)


These Constitution and Rules, as last amended on 11th November 2017, 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’), Portishead RBL (Men’s), West Backwell, Wrington, Yatton.

Region 5, South – Chard, Crewkerne, Ilminster, Merriott, Severalls Jubilee, South Petherton, Taunton, Taunton Deane, Wellington

Region 6, South-East – Castle Cary, City of Wells, Queen Camel, Shepton Mallet, Somerton & District, Street, Westland Sports, Wyrral Park, Yeovil.

Region 7, West – Bridgwater, Eastover Park, Minehead, North Petherton, Porlock & District, Victoria Park (Bridgwater), Watchet, Williton.

Region 8, Weston-super-Mare – Ashcombe Park, Banwell, Burnham-on-Sea, Clarence, Isle of Wedmore, Mark Moor, St Andrews, Victoria (Ladies’), Victoria (Men’s), Wessex, Winscombe.

‘Club’ means a bona fide bowling club which possesses or has access for competitive purposes to a green fit for the Sport of Bowls. It will represent a serious breach of these rules if a Club stages an event or events on rinks not fit for the Sport of Bow