It’s Scoring Central in Sheffield:

The Sheffield Quads is one of the longest running and most popular events in the student bowling calendar, but proved more popular than ever this year as, due to some late rescheduling, it took place the week before the BUCS Tenpin Bowling Championships (the biggest student event of the year), and in the same centre, … Read more

Hull Memorial Trios Report

Steady Scoring at Scunthorpe:   The student bowling tour had a long and happy history of running and competing in events at AMF Hull stretching back at least 20 years, consequently we were all sad to see the bowl close, and ever since it did we have held an annual Hull Memorial tournament. This season … Read more

Ludicrous Loughborough Sixes

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a sixes event might dampen the recent run of high-scoring in BUTBA organised events, but that was definitely not the case this time around! There were no perfect games bowled on this occasion, but the scoring was undoubtedly the highest on record for our tour, of course I should … Read more

Midlands Scratch is Where Its At

Joe Crook

Not all of our members were down in Romford on Sunday 18th November 2012, as for the first time in student bowling history, BUTBA has entered a team in the Midland Scratch League (MSL), and the Imperial Trios tournament happened to fall on the same day as round 2 of the MSL!

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Oiled Down Warwick

The 2012-3 BUTBA season got underway with its first OoM Tournament, the Warwick Scratch Matchplay Doubles, on Saturday 20th October at 1st Bowl Nuneaton. This is the only Scratch OoM tournament that we run, and as such has a habit of throwing up some impressive scores, but unfortunately this season it will be remembered more because of the controversy surrounding it, than because of the events of the tournament itself.

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New Season, New BUTBA, Same Old Press Secretary

To mark the end of one season of student bowling and the start of the next we held the traditional Masters Weekend of bowling on the 6th and 7th of October 2012. This was comprised of the BUTBA (British Universities Tenpin Bowling Association) Men’s Scratch Masters, the Ladies’ Scratch Masters and the Handicap Masters tournaments on the Saturday (with the Order of Merit Trophy Presentation in the middle of it!), and the BUTBA Student vs Ex-student Challenge Match on the Sunday (with our AGM in the middle of it!), all of which were held at 1st Bowl in Nottingham.

In other words, an awful lot happened over a single weekend, and I’ll do my best to summarise events as succinctly as possible!

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