The PTBC was formed in 1975, by a group of bowlers
who wished to establish the first scratch tour in the UK.
We strive to provide the very best scratch bowling in the UK.
Whilst the PTBC was born in 1975, the mantle was passed to a new team in 2004, whose aim was to energise and revitalise, not only the PTBC but scratch bowling in the UK.
Continuing to provide Team England ranking events, the tour was expanded geographically across the country, visting new centres along with existing. Bromborough and Sheffield in the North, along with Maldon and Romford in the South. New formats, and lane patterns were introduced in the first year.
It was also at this time that plans were made to re-introduce an National Open tournament after the sad loss of the British Open. The English Open was put on the table, and introduced the tour for the first time as the Storm English Open in 2005. In the following years, the English Open joined the European Bowling Tour, and has been filmed for Sky Sports.