This is the Official website for the Bowling League of Ireland (BLI)
This BLI Championships are played each year starting in late April and culminating in the BLI Championship Finals weeks which is always played in the week before August Bank Holiday Monday. The semi finals are played on Monday through Thursday evening and the finals on Friday evening and all day Saturday. The Sunday is rarely used but is reserved in case of weather causing serious disruption to the week.
There are two sets of Championships the Senior and the Junior. The Senior Championships are part 1 of the IBA National Championships and the various winners go forward to the National Championships each year. Should they be successful there they will go forward the following year to represent Ireland in the British Isles Bowling Council (BIBC). Note the BIBC Championships of 2018 will be played on 2019.
The junior championships are a purely BLI competition and there are various rules to exclude Senior Bowlers from playing in them. A Senior Bowler is bowler who is registered in Division 1 or 2, or plays regularly in those division. A junior bowler can enter the senior championships but cannot enter both Senior and Junior in the same year.