Team Selections

 Both OBA and BOL team selections have been made for upcoming games and can be viewed in the usual places on this website. If you made yourself available, please check it out.

Minutes of Bowls Oxfordshire and the Oxfordshire Bowling Association

Following decisions made at the AGM's of both organisations and in the spirit of providing better communications with clubs and players, plus the desire for more transparency, all minutes of meetings, since the the start of 2023 have been added to this website. Progress of the unification project within the county has been a major part of these meetings.

The OBA minutes can be found under: OBA- Minutes of meetings

and the Bowls Oxfordshire AGM and Executive Committee minutes can be found under - Bowls Oxfordshire- Unification Matters.  

Both sets of minutes will be found in more logical places when the new website goes live on 1 April, 2025.

Photographs required

   You will be aware that we are developing a new website for Bowls Oxfordshire, which will go live in 2025 when the unification of bowls in Oxfordshire is launched. There will be 4 sections (Men's; Womens; Mixed; and Young Bowlers sections) with their own programmes of fixtures, competitions, and in some cases leagues, etc.

   We would like to receive any suitable photographs that could be used on the website to show and represent bowlers from each section, their various activities and anything engaging which may encourage the general public to consider trying bowling in the future.

   Please forward to John Hurren at the usual Email address if you have suitable material. Please see the draft policy on the Child Protection - Photography requirements if sending images of Young bowlers in particular.

   Thanks in anticipation of your support.

    Regards,  John

OBL Fixtures 2024

The fixture list for all divisions of the Oxfordshire (Men's) Bowls League (OBL) are now available to view, so keep the dates free if you are a keen league player. As the decision to balance leagues has been deferred until 2025, we have the novel situation where additional games will be played in division 4, which is reduced to 5 clubs, so that they play each other three times.

Oxfordshire Bowls League Cup draw

The draw for the Oxfordshire (Men's) Bowls League Cup competition has been completed and can be seen on the appropriate tab in the OBA section of this website.

League fixtures should be completed within the next two weeks and will be added to this website when agreed.

County / National championships 2024

 The draws have been made for the 2wood and 4Wood singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours and Senior 4's and are displayed on this website.

Domestic Cup draws will be done later this month or in early February

Consultation on Draft Bowls Oxfordshire Policy papers from 2025 onwards

A series of Policy papers have been drafted to support the new Bowls Oxfordshire Constitution commencing in early 2025. These have been signed off by the Bowls Oxfordshire Executive Committee and have been circulated to club Secretaries, who were asked to circulate to interested people within their club.  It was also agreed, in the spirit of transparency, that all bowlers would be given the opportunity to comment on these draft policies before being formally adopted. This opportunity comes via this website where all "signed off" policy documents can be viewed and there you can also send comments (hopefully constructive comments). All documents can be found now in the relevent section under the Bowls Oxfordshire tab- "Unification Consultation on Policy documents" 

Policy documents are primarily intended to be reference documents, providing advice and detail about how to deal with any issues. Some are more complex than others. 24 documents have been completed and shown here. Some policies will need amending as Bowls England are drafting updates for a range of activities, some of which will become live in 2025 and we want to keep our policy papers up to date.

This consultation will conclude three weeks before the Bowls Oxfordshire AGM on 28 March, 2024, where the formal decision to unify from 1 April, 2025 will be taken.  All comments must be received by 7 March, 2024 if anyone wants further consideration of the content that will underpin the Unified County Bowling Association.