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This is the Official website for the Bowling League of Ireland (BLI)

BLI Championships Closing Dates

 Below are listed the closing dates for the current seasons championships up to but not including the semi finals.  Players required to play a championship match in a green more than 100 kilometres from their home green will have until the Sunday following the closing date to play their match. 


New for the 2019 Season

A new pairs competition, The Millane Cup,  will be run for the first time in 2019 which will be open to all members of both the BLI and LBLI.  The rules are as follows

  • A pair shall consist of a male and a female
  • Both players must be affiliated to either the BLI or LBLI
  • Both players must be from the same club
  • A match will be 4 bowls each over 18 ends
  • Normal competition rules will apply for everything else

There is a limited amount of evenings available for closing dates with the current competition closing dates and open tournaments so the quarter final closing date of the July 5th clashes with the Dun Laoghaire Champion of Champions. If anyone in the pairs is also due to play in the Champion of Champions that night a five day extension will be granted.

 Because this is a new competition it is difficult to assess the amount of entries to expect so another closing date may need to be added when all the entries are in.

The BLI competition entry forms will be sent to all clubs in the coming weeks. These will contain a column for the Millane Cup. Both names must be entered and sent to myself. The BLI treasurer will bill the club for all BLI entries including both players entering the Millane Cup.

The closing date will be April 12th at 5pm and the cost is €7 per person (€14 per pair) similar to the cost of all the other BLI competitions.

The draw will take place a few days after the closing date. This will be sent to all clubs and also posted on the website.

2019 Championship Closing dates

 Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5
MarperMay 9thMay 30thJune 13thJune 27thJuly 11th
BoydMay 29thJune 12thJune 26thJuly 10th
BairdMay 1stMay 22ndJune 5thJuly 3rd 
SixsmithMay 23rdJune 6thJuly 4th 
O'LearyJune 14thJune 28thJuly 12th  
NassauMay 9thJune 13thJune 27thJuly 11th 
TylerMay 8thJune 12thJune 26thJuly 10th 
BLI CupMay 22ndJune 5thJuly 3rd  
MecredyJune 6thJuly 4th  
Railway UnionJuly 12th   
Bank of IrelandJuly 5th   
Millane CupApril 26thMay 10th May 24th June 7thJuly 5th

BLI Champioship Finals Week - July 29th to August 3rd