2018/19 Youth Bowling Tour update

The publication of rankings and points from the Lincolnshire Youth Open have been delayed, following a query about bowler entering averages.  As soon as this is resolved they will be available on the rankings portal.

Following feedback from members about the Youth Bowling Tour age categories, we would like to clarify the date used.

As the top 4 finishers in each division will be eligible for the 2019 Youth Triple Crown the YBT is using the Team England age criteria.  This can be found on the Team England Qualification page.

Any bowlers in the division will need to be aged 16 or younger (under 17) on 1st September 2020.  To help make this clearer, the division that was labelled as U16 will now be called U17.  The only change is the name.

There have been two events on the NAYBC Tours so far this season, participation numbers are continuing the downward trend from recent years (as shown on the chart below).  The NAYBC are working on a number of new initiatives to make the tours more attractive to bowlers, including some very exciting new partnerships that will be announced soon.

Following the previous committee announcement, the focus of the NAYBC is moving back to supporting the Youth Bowling Clubs to help attract new and retain existing members.  This will take time, but plans have been made and are now being put into action.  You will start to see more of the positive actions being taken to help the clubs over the next few weeks and months.

We have now launched a Frequently Asked Questions section on the website, this will be updated from time to time and should answer most questions.  If you still have have any queries after reading the FAQ please send an email to naybc@btba.org.uk

Many thanks,

Simon Herbert

Chair of The National Association of Youth Bowling Clubs
British Tenpin Bowling Association