Following the Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament this week on how the Government propose to ease lockdown restrictions and offer the Country a route back to a more normal life, the EIBA can summarise what this means for the sport of Indoor Bowls in England: -

Step 1 No earlier than 29th March 2021   Indoor Bowls Clubs to remain closed, unless Clubs have arrangements with schools for pupils to participate in
after school clubs.

    Step 2 No earlier than 12th April 2021  Indoor bowls clubs will be able to open and have individuals or people from the same household play on the
same rink.   Club shops will be able to open.   Club bar and restaurant only able to serve people outside via table service.  

  Step 3 No earlier than 17th May 2021   Indoor bowls clubs will be able to allow up to 6 bowlers from different households or members of 2 households
on a rink.   Club Bar and Restaurant will be able to serve people indoors via table service for up to 6 people or members
of 2 households.    

Step 4 No earlier than 21st June 2021   It is hoped that all limits on social contact are removed and Indoor Bowls can return to normal.     At all stages the Government will make decisions on specific restrictions such as social distancing, face coverings, vaccination certificates etc so these will need to be factored in the planning prior to any re-opening.

Please note that the provisional dates for each step may change if the government believes it is not safe to move to the next phase.

The EIBA will continue to update its Clubs, Counties and bowlers once more details are received for each step.

Peter Thompson
Chief Executive

Updated 25th February 2021

SCWIBA Season 20/21

Following the latest EIBA Guidance V6 issued 25th September 2020 and a email/telephone emergency GPC Meeting, the following will apply for the 20/21 Indoor Season.

All County Matches, including Inter-County League, Executive, Patrons and friendlies are cancelled. All County League matches are cancelled. County Competitions will not take place and entry monies will be refunded. If possible, the 19/20 County Competitions will be played to their conclusion after Christmas.

The 19/20 National finals have again been postponed from November 20 to April 21.

No County Booklet will be published. It has proved impossible to hold an AGM, so all Officers remain in situ. A virtual Executive may be possible in the New Year. These decisions have been made in the best interest of all members of SCWIBA whose health, safety and well being were the paramount consideration.

Good, safe bowling in your Clubs and hopefully a full programme of County activities will be available safely for the 21/22 Indoor Season.

Brenda Davies, Hon Secretary, SCWIBA 4th October 2020

EIBA have issued a updated "Return to Indoor Bowls" Guide. It can be found via the link below.

There will also be further information about County matches/league/competitions, etc for the 20/21 season to be  circulated to all Clubs shortly.  

Dated 25th September 2020



As the summer season is coming to a close, our outdoor bowlers will be looking to returning indoors. We at SCWIBA will carry all the latest updated advice for our sport as we receive it, and it will be added to the website for members reference.

Updated 22nd September 2020

As we all now enter a period of uncertainty, the COVID updates have now been given their own sub folder on the website menu.

The League fixtures that remained have been cancelled, and the lists updated to give a final table with those unplayed matches being declared draws, with points shared.

Section One was won by Arun and Section Two by Wealden.

The website will continue to be updated as we receive any further information regarding changes to SCWIBA policies.

Above all, stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you all back on the rinks at the earliest.

March 23rd 2020

Due to the Coronavirus - COVID-19 pandemic and advice from the EIBA and Government/
NHS, the County Finals at Grattons IBC on Monday 20th April 2020 has been postponed.
However, it is unlikely to be re-arranged before the autumn.

The proposed League final at Langney Sports on Thursday, 9th April is cancelled as is the Executive/Delegates Luncheon on 16th April.

The Executive Meeting at Wealden on 26th March 2020 will not take place, but items for discussion/voting for the AGM will be circulated shortly. 

The AGM on 14th May is unlikely to be held, but may be postponed to late summer/autumn.
In the meantime, please send your Affiliation Forms, Officer/Selector nomination forms and County Competition forms as you are able.

Stay well, follow the Coronavirus guidelines and we will all see each other again next season.


Brenda Davies

Hon Secretary – SCWIBA    

Home Tel: 01273 832621                                                                   Published 18th March 2020

With all the competitions now heading in to the final stages, early results round by round are now in a sub folder under each competition heading.
This is to give a quick and clear reference for the quarter finals and onwards.

Welcome to the new website for Sussex County Women's Indoor Bowling Association.

There have some concerns over the "not secure" status of the website.
A secured site covers any personal information that is inputted, such as credit card details.

As we are an "information only" website, SCWIBA like many Club sites is safe to view.

Due to the site hosting design, pages are better viewed on a PC or laptop, rather than via a mobile browser.