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Established 1988
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Welcome to our Association Website !
The Association was formed in 1988 to provide a mid-week programme of Crown Green bowling activities for men and women in the over 60 age group.

Initially, membership was restricted to a few clubs whose location was within a 5 miles radius of the Fox & Goose Public House in the east of the city. Its popularity has grown such that the Association now accepts membership from clubs in all areas of Birmingham and surrounding districts.

This easy to navigate website is the main communication tool for the Association. Club Officials and individual bowlers can find news, fixtures and results first hand and much more.

If you represent a club that is interested in joining our Association, or have any information you think is worthy of inclusion on the website, please contact the Association Secretary on this link.
Forthcoming Events in 2022.

There are currently no programme events for season 2022.
Click here for full 2022 Programme listing.

Latest News.
Over 75s Merit
The venue for the final of the Over 75s Merit is Boldmere St Michaels. To be played on 15th August at 10.30am.
Players are
Bill Hackett Bradford
Dave Calthorpe NIFO
Robert Crook Streetly Meths
Alan Wincott Greville

Please arrive by 10.15am for the draw

Good luck to all.
(news released on Wed 10/8/2022)
Doubles Merit Final 25th July Chairman's report
Well today was the Doubles Merit Final on an excellently prepared and very challenging Hollyfields bowling green.
The two semi finals were very different, Tony Aubury & Tony Freeth were always in front against Robert Crook & Frank Benton winning 21-12.
The other game saw Brookhill's husband and wife pairing of John & Meryl Hutt against Peter Drake & Mike Jenkins. The Mikes pair took a good early lead, but the Brookhill pair fought back to win 21-19.
So it was an all Brookhill final with great bowling by all four bowlers with additional entertainment of Banger !!
It went to the wire with Tony Aubury & Tony Freeth getting home 21-16.
Thank you Chris Hall and Hollyfields BC for today. Well done to all of the bowlers who entered. You are all winners in my book.
Mick Collins ...Chairman
(news released on Tue 26/7/2022)
Individual Merit Final 11th July... Chairman's report
It was a great day at Walmley today for the Singles Merit Final, the green was in great condition and with the hot weather, it was flying.
Four good quarter finals followed by two excellent semi finals, where Dave Smith bowling a great bottom edge mark got the better of Brian Yourell and Peter Evans
traded shot for shot with Ken Podmore to get home 21-16.
So could it get a word YES. Dave and Peter traded shot for shot, no quarter asked or given, the lead changing hands until Peter finally got home 21-19.
Great game....Special thanks to Walmley for making it possible.
Mick Collins ...Chairman.
(news released on Tue 26/7/2022)
Cancellation of Representative Match
It has been agreed by both teams that due to the excessive heat forecast for Monday the match with Heart of England Over 60's is cancelled. (news released on Fri 15/7/2022)
Pairs Merit Final
The Pairs Merit Final will be played on Mon 25th July at Hollyfields.
Start time is 10.30 am .... players please be there for 10.15 am for the draw..

The 4 pairs qualifying for this Final are
John and Meryl Hutt Brookhill
Tony Freeth and Tony Aubury Brookhill
Mike Jenkins and Peter Drake BSM
Frank Benton and Robert Crook Streetly Meths

Good luck to you all.
(news released on Sat 9/7/2022)
Results and team selection for Representative matches can now be found on EBOS website by using the REPRESENTATIVE TEAM button. (news released on Thu 7/7/2022)
Representative Match v. South West Birmingham League
A big thank you to all the players , officials and host clubs on today's very successful and enjoyable representative match..
For EBOS a win too.... by 24 shots overall...
I will try to post the match result on the EBOS website soon..
(news released on Fri 1/7/2022)
2022 Individual Merit Final

MONDAY 11th JULY at 10.30 AM

To be played at WALMLEY BOWLS CLUB

Walmley Road Walmley Sutton Coldfield B761QN

The players that successfully qualified are

Brian YOURELL Moor Lane

Tony TOAL Woodbourne Sports

Steve GREEN Greville Arms

Peter EVANS Hollyfields

Dave SMITH Moor Lane

Ken PODMORE Goldieslie

Chris BAKER Coleshill Social

Paul BUCKLEY Towers

OFFICIALS ON THE DAY: All committee members

Players please arrive in time for the draw which will be at 10.15am



(news released on Fri 1/7/2022)
2022 Over 75s Merit
The 2022 Over 75s Merit

The 4 successful qualifiers are

Bill Hackett Bradford Arms

Dave Calthorpe NIFO

Robert Crook Streetly Meths

Alan Wincott Greville

Finals day is Monday 15th August at 10.30am

Venue to be confirmed
(news released on Mon 20/6/2022)
Result sheet
Just a reminder that it is important that the result sheet is fully completed with players both names and registration numbers and then checked and signed by both Captains. There have been a few issues of difficulties to enter the result onto the website.This is a great facility for us all and generally working well for our first season using it.
Thanks Pete
(news released on Fri 3/6/2022)
Resignation of Sutton Park B
Sutton Park B have sadly had to drop out of this season's Division 4.
They have not been able to field a full team for a few weeks and it will be an ongoing problem for them.
Therefore all their matches will become byes for their original opposition and previous results of matches played will be deleted.
They have full intention to resume again next season and will be welcomed to return, rejoining in the lowest division.
(news released on Sun 22/5/2022)
Representative Matches
2022 Representative Matches are as follows:
Monday 27th June v. South West Birmingham League HOME LEG on Raven AWAY LEG TBC
Monday 18th July v. Heart of England League HOME LEG on Goldieslie AWAY LEG TBC
Friday 12th August v. Dudley League HOME LEG on Walmley Social AWAY LEG TBC

Can any players who would be interested to play and would like be considered for selection please contact Chris Hall on 07949449534.

Thank You.
(news released on Mon 25/4/2022)
Rules for a drawn cup match
In the event of a tie (aggregate scores level), the Captains will each select THREE bowlers from
the original six to play again in three games of 7 shots up. The order of play/opponent shall be
decided by draw. The Captains shall toss a coin, the winner to have first cast of the jack in games
1 and 3. Each of the three extra games will be worth one point. The winners will be the team
which gains two or more points. The extra games shall be played immediately following the drawn
match, on the date allocated in the league programme.
(news released on Sat 9/4/2022)
Chairman's message
Well ladies and gentlemen it's finally here, the 2022 bowling season, and it welcomes us with typical English bowling weather. Remember last year as we battled to make our league season a success with all the Covid issues we faced and defeated, the weather smiled on us, let's hope it's not payback time this year. If it is, I know it's another battle that this great group of clubs will win.
As you are all aware, we have a full league program plus cups, merits and 3 confirmed representative games this season.
Well done to Peter Evans and our technical guru Geoff Hunt for producing all the information on our new updated website, which makes reporting match results so much easier for all our team captains. I would like to thanks all of the committee members for their continual hard work in making EBOS a league to be proud of.
Remember, you the clubs, drive the league forward with your hard work and effort.
Your committee's role is to help steer it into another successful stage of it's development. And finally, all the best to you all for 2022.
Let's get bowling!

Mick Collins
(news released on Thu 7/4/2022)
Can all clubs please check their registration list.
It is suggested that you register all of your over 60 players. There is only a charge for the players used so it is less likely to incur a fine for an unregistered player if all are registered.
Late or new registrations must be forwarded to me by 9am on the day of the match.
Thank you
(news released on Tue 5/4/2022)
Welcome to EBOS 2022
Welcome back all bowlers, wishing you a successful season.
This season there are 2 changes
1, Introduction of an additional point per individual winner in league matches.
2, Self online entry of match results from the start.

Match results sheets will still be needed to be completed and signed by both captains and kept for your own records.
It is important that both forename and surname are entered on the sheet, for the reason that online entry will be easier if both names are recognisable.

Online entry will be made by the the home team and checked by the away team. If correct, by pressing the save result tab, it will confirm the entry is accepted by both teams.

The point per winner will be added automatically on the entry of the result and will be shown in the the league table immediately.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any problems... email: or call me on 07726165108.

Peter Evans
Match secretary
(news released on Tue 5/4/2022)
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