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Association News    Date: 12th Novemberber 2021

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON Friday 12th November 2021
 Present    Hon. Association Secretary - Mike Parsons.
1. ASTON                            P.Wilkinson, D.Noble.  2. BALDOCK TOWN M.Parsons.
3. DATCHWORTH              S.Arnold, D.Henley.     4. HOLWELL              P.Gilbert, A.Wilson.                 
5. HOWARD GARDEN     T.Woods, D.Brethin.     6. KNEBWORTH       D.Percival, P.Veale.                    
7. LETCHWORTH GC        S.Sinclair, T.Sinclair.    8. RIVERAIN               D.Jefferies.                                             
9. STEVENAGE TOWN     J.Gardiner.                  10. ST. IPPOLLITTS     C.Childs, C.Richardson.                                         
11.THREE HORSESHOES M.Martin, P.Dale.          
Mike Parsons opened the meeting at 7.20pm. He asked the meeting for a moment’s reflection, for all of the local bowlers we will miss and have missed over the last few years, and for those we are going to miss on the bowling greens in the coming year 2022.

1)  Apologies for absence: Matt Hayzeldean & John Davies ( Baldock Town BC)

2)  36th Presentation of the League & Knockout Winners & Runners-Up trophies.
The Association Secretary presented the League Trophy & Plaques to the following:-
League Winners - Letchworth Garden City BC & Runners-up Plaque was presented to St.Ippollitts BC at their presentation evening.
Knockout Winners - St.Ippollitts BC (presented at their presentation evening) & Runners-up Plaque was presented to Knebworth BC.

3)  Minutes of the Email Votes in 2020 & Last Zoom/General meeting held on 5th April 2021 of the S&D Mixed Bowls Association            which were previously circulated, Were accepted as a true record.
     Proposed by T. Sinclair (Letchworth GC B.C.), Seconded by: M. Martin (Three Horseshoes BC).    The VOTE was Carried Unanimously

4)   Matters arising from those Minutes. – There were no matters arising.

5)   Secretary matters arising from the 2021 League Season.
  • a)   Overall League winners Letchworth Garden City BC with 84 points, Runners-up St.Ippollitts BC with 83 points
        Third place Riverain BC with 74 Points
  • b)  St.Ippollitts BC retained the Knockout Competition Shield by 72 shots to 60 shots against Knebworth BC.
         The Knockout Final was played 2 rinks home & 2 rinks away this year
  • c)   Accounts for 2021 were accepted as presented by the Association Secretary.
          Proposed by: P. Wilkinson (Aston B.C.),Seconded by: P. Veale (Knebworth B.C).The VOTE was Carried Unanimously
    d)   Email from Willian BC 20th October 2021 Hi Mike, I am sorry to have to tell you that following our AGM members voted to withdraw from the Stevenage Mixed Bowls League for the foreseeable future. The decision was taken as a result of our much reduced membership making it extremely unlikely that we would be in a position to fulfil our fixtures. We will continue as a club for the time being in the hope that our situation will improve but will not play any matches, including friendlies, against other clubs. We have enjoyed being members of the SML and would like to thank you for all your hard work in organising the league for so many years. We send our best wishes for the future. Kind regards, David Pollard - Willian Bowls Club
  • e)   Baldock Town request to join the Mixed League: Email from Matt Hayzelden Hon. Sec. Baldock Town Bowls Club.          MP League Secretary said that all the necessary fixtures are in place to allow Baldock Town to join the league for 2022.                                                                                                                                          The VOTE was Carried Unanimously
  • f)    For the 2022 season, all clubs should use the website to send all your 2022 match results via email. The website will continue to be the main way of supplying the most up to date information on the League & Knockout competition.
  • g)   If any clubs have photographs of their clubs with bowls in action, please send to me as they can be used on the website.

  • h)   I would like to thank Anna Gilbert for arranging the use of Holwell BC club house for this AGM club house.
6)    Proposed Affiliation/Entrance Fee for 2022.
        it was Proposed by: Mike Parsons (Association Secretary) that the fees for the 2022 season should be £14 per club.
        Seconded by  P. Sinclair (Letchworth B.C)                                                                        The VOTE was Carried Unanimously

7)     Knockout Competition Draw for the 2022 season in fall (To See draw press here)

8)       Any other business.
  • a)    It was agreed after a lengthy discussion that the League would change its format from 3 rinks of Triples to 3 Rinks of Fours. This would increase the number of players who can play in each game, but maintaining the status quo to enable all mixed rinks, due to some clubs with minimal ladies availabilities, as well as to help bring on new players which makes that difficult when playing triples. Plus all matches will be 18 ends
              The VOTE was taken in favour of changing the league format to 3 Rinks of Fours – Vote: 14 for & 4 against
    Mixed League Rule 1 change
    All games to be based on Three rinks of 4 players (Fours).
    Clubs can mutuality agree, to play their league matches as 4 Rinks of Triples,
    Ideally at would be agreed between each club at the start of the season

  • b)   The meeting also agreed to reduce the rink Forfeit for NOT playing Mixed Rinks in Mixed League & Knockout Competition from a minimum of 4 shots reduction to a minimum of 3 shots reduction.                                        Vote: 16 for & 2 against
    Mixed League Rule 7 change
    There must be a minimum of 3 ladies/3 men playing in a match for each club and there must be at least one lady/one man on each of the three rinks in a league match. If at any time mixed rinks cannot be played, those rinks will forfeit 20% of their score. A minimum of 3 shots is to be deducted. *
    Knockout Rule 1 change
    Four rinks of Triples from each club will take part in each round, but need not be registered as a team. One lady/man member at least, must be included in each of the four rinks. If at any time mixed triples cannot be played, those rinks will forfeit 20% of their score. A minimum of 3 shots is to be deducted. *

  • c)   It was also agree that all weekend league matches for 2022 would return to being played in whites. The weekday matches         would continue being played in greys.                                                                           The VOTE was Carried Unanimously

  • d)   The secretary asked all clubs to let him know as soon as they can, as to what there catering arrangements will be for the 2022 season. Plus can you also supply a copy your league fixtures for the 2022 as soon as you can before the season starts.

  • e)   Tony Sinclair thanked Mike Parsons Secretary for all the work he has put into the S&DMBA over the last few years. MP said, He was happy to continue running the league and he hoped that all clubs can continue playing in the Mixed Bowls League & Knockout for many years to come. I sincerely hoped that by adding my own club to the league line up it would help make mixed bowls stronger in the local area and he can once more play himself as he had not play since 2008 when Dixonian’s closed it doors.
       There being no further business the Secretary thanked all who attend in closed the meeting at 9.40pm


Association News    Date: 8th October 2021

Dear Association Clubs,         
I hereby give notice to all Association Clubs that the Annual General Meeting of the Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association is to be held at the Holwell Bowls Club pavilion on Friday 12th November 2021 at 7pm for 7.15pm Start.
Please can I ask all association clubs arrange for two representatives to attend.

Preliminary AGM AGENDA
1. Apologies for absence.
2. Presentation of the Trophy’s to the 2021 Winners & Runners-up.
3. Minutes of the Email Votes in 2020 and last Zoom/General Meeting held on the 15thApril 2021
4. Matters arising from Email Votes in 2020 and the last Zoom/ General Meeting.
5. Matters arising from  the 2021 League Season.
   a) Secretaries Report. b) Accounts for 2021 season. c) League future for 2022 season and beyond.
6. Affiliation/Entrance Fee to the Mixed League & Knockout Competition for the 2022.
It is proposed that the Membership fee should remain at £14 per club for the 2022 season.
7. Knockout Competition Draw for the 2022 season.
8. Any other business.
A full agenda and details will be sent out to you all by Friday 22nd October 2021.

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 6th October 2021
The 2021 Mixed Bowls League Season Over!
This years winners of the Mixed Bowls League are Letchworth Garden City BC,  who just managed in their last game to win one rink, to get the one  point they needed to retain the mixed league title, losing overall to Three Horseshoes BC. Scoring a total of 84pts this year.
St.Ippollitts BC are the league Runners-up with 83pts and Riverain BC are in third place with 74Pts.
We have received all 90 Mixed League match results.

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 19th September 2021 20:30
Mixed Bowls League season is almost over!
We are almost at the end of the season with 86 Mixed League matches results declared with only 4 match results to come in.
St.Ippollitts BC are the league leaders with 83pts having now played all 18 matches. Letchworth GC BC are in 2nd place with 83pts having declared 17 matches with 1 to play to retain the Mixed League Cup.

To review the results Click here! and for the current league table Click here!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association


Association News    Date: 28th August 2021 19:45
Knockout Competition 2021 Winners!
This years Knockout Competition Final was played between St.Ippollitts BC & Knebworth BC on the 11th August.
Congratulations goes to St.Ippollitts BC who won 72 shots to Knebworth BC 60 shots on the night to retain the Knockout Shield. See results table Click here!.
Trusting you are all enjoying this years summer of lawn bowls!

To review the results Click here! and for the current league table Click here!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association


Association News    Date: 2nd August 2021
Knockout Competition final is on 11th August!
This years Knockout Competition Final is to be played between St.Ippollitts BC and Knebworth BC
Good luck to both clubs in the final on the 11th August. See results table Click here!.
Trusting you are all enjoying this years summer of lawn bowls!
We have 60 Mixed League match results declared and we have three missing results.
Letchworth GC BC areTop having played & won all 11 matches so far this season, scoring a total of 58pts.
St.Ippollitts BC are in second place with 58pts also having played 12 matches.
Riverain BC are in third place with 49pts having played 13 matches.
Aston BC are in forth place with 37pts having played 14 matches.
To review the results Click here! and for the current league table Click here!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association




Association News    Date:  29th June 2021
We have now had the results for 34 Mixed League matches.
Letchworth GC BC are top having played & won all 7 matches so far this season, scoring a total of 39pts.
St.Ippollitts BC are in second place with 32pts also having played 7 matches.
Riverain BC are in third place with 32pts having played 8 matches.
Datchworth BC are in forth place with 22pts having played 5 matches.

To review the results Click here! and for the current league table Click here!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 24th June 2021
The Mixed League is now fully underway!
We have now had the results for 30 Mixed League matches.
Letchworth GC BC are top having played & won all 6 matches so far this season, scoring a total of 33pts.
Riverain BC are in second place with 32pts having played 8 matches.
St.Ippollitts BC are in third place with 26pts also having played 6 matches.
Datchworth BC are in forth place with 22pts having played 5 matches.

We have results for all the Preliminary rounds of the Knockout Completion. So the first rounds can now be play as the closing for the round is 21st July.

To review the results
Click here! and for the current league table Click here!

Have a great season! and Be Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 11th May 2021
Updated Bowls England Guidance covering situations specific to the sport of lawn bowls use the link below:

Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 3rd May 2021

The 2021 Mixed League commenced with the first match on the evening of the 28th April. It was played at Knebworth BC against Aston BC and with the evening closing in fast, Knebworth won a close match overall 33-28 shots winning one rink and losing two with the final points score in favor of Knebworth 4 points to 2 points to Aston.

The second match was between Stevenage Town BC and Howard Garden BC with Stevenage winning 55-50 Shots and winning 2 of the 3 rinks which gave a points score of Stevenage 5 points to 1 point to Howard Garden.

The Third match was between Riverain BC and Letchworth GC BC with Letchworth winning 60-48 and winning 2 rinks of the 3 rinks which gave then an away win scoring 5 point to Riverain 1 point.

I wish all clubs have good successfull 2021 season.

Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 16th April 2021
Dear Association Members,
    
Thank you to all the league clubs who were able to arrange representatives to login to the Zoom Meeting on Thursday 15th April.
(Aston, Datchworth, Howard Garden, Knebworth, Letchworth GC, Riverain, Stevenage Town, St.Ippollittes, Three Horseshoes.)
        
Points raised and discussed that the meeting:
          
  1. MP proposed that for the 2021 season Only, all Mixed League Matches are played as 3 Triples for all of the Home and Away fixtures. Having checked that all clubs are able to configure their greens as 3 socially distant rinks for each match in line with Bowls England Guidlines. The Vote was Carried Unanimously.
  2.       
  3. League Match points to stay as current rules: 3 points for overall shots Win and 1 point for each Winning Rink. The Vote was Carried Unanimously.
  4.      
  5. It has also been suggested that all league matches should be played in Greys until 21st June, to minimize the need for using changing rooms, when clubs should be allowed to ease all restrictions. Also when using toilets in the club houses face masks should be worn. The Vote was Carried Unanimously.
  6.       
  7. The only real thing that could cause clubs a problem is catering. So for all early season matches, catering to be suspended until after 21st June, when clubs should be allowed to ease all restrictions. All players should take with them, their own refreshments for matches until that date. The Vote was Carried Unanimously.
  8.       
  9. The Knockout Competition to be played this year as normal using last year’s draw, removing Willian BC from the Prelim Round and putting Letchworth GC BC through to the first round. Click here to see Draw
    The Vote was
    Carried Unanimously.
     
  10. Association Fee for 2021 was proposed by MP to be £14 for each club, inline with last years vote to cover Website Hosting/Domain, Engraving, Winner & Runner-up Plaques.    
    Tommy Phipps from Aston BC offered to pay £150 to cover the mixed league expenses for the 2021 season.
    May I take this opportunity to thank Tommy on behalf of all league clubs for his generosity!
  11.       
  12. MP suggested members playing in league matches should being with them umbrellas to cover any in clement weather during matches as under the current rules you should not use clubhouses expect for changing & toilets until the rules next change. All those present Agreed.
       
Meeting Closed at 8.20pm

All the above will be added the website and should any club have any further questions please phone or email me. Have great season and lets hope we have some great weather and bowls this year!

Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 9th April 2021

Bowls England - GET YOURSELVES READY - BOWLS IS BACK!
Lawn bowls as an outdoor sport may resume from Monday 12th April under (Steps 1 & 2), as part of the government’s roadmap  to ease lockdown restrictions in England.
The return of sport and physical activity is vital to the physical and mental health of the nation, and we know  our sport has a big role to play in providing an opportunity for outdoor activity as the lockdown restrictions ease.
The guidance we have developed below for our affiliated clubs supplements the Government guidance by covering situations  specific to the sport of lawn bowls:
I will email all clubs as soon as I know more to arrange a Zoom Meeting.

Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 17th March 2021

Dear Member Clubs,

I trust that all Association clubs and your members are well, in this trying time.
Under the current UK Government COVID-19 Steps and way forward, we will be able to have a bowls season this year. We are awaiting the full Bowls England guidlines which I believe will be published on or before 29th March. With that in mind subject to the Bowls England guidlines, we are proposing that the Mixed Bowls League & Knockout Competition are played in 2021.

To see the latest Bowls England information go to
COVID Bowls England News and Guidance, go to: https://www.bowlsengland.com/2021-season-planning-update/

I will email all clubs as soon as I know more.

Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 4th February 2021

Dear Member Clubs,

I trust that you and all your members are well after the Christmas & New Year period in this trying time.

It is not curtain under the current UK Government COVID-19 restrictions, we will be able to have a Full AGM before the summer season is due to start.With that in mind and providing the UK Government COVID-19 restrictions are changed and allow us to play the Mixed Bowls League and Knockout Competition.

I am proposing that the Mixed Bowls League, having received agreement emails from all members clubs, to apply the County North Division Secretary proposal for the 2021 seasons fixtures, that all the Mixed League Fixtures arranged for 2020 season are to be carried over to the corresponding dates in 2021 in line with Bowls England's standardisation of weeks.

The Knockout Competition Draw for 2020 to be used for the 2021 season.

I am hoping all clubs and there members will have a better time in 2021 and our League & Knockout Competition will be played.

Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 1st January 2021

Dear Member Clubs,

I trust that our association clubs and all their members all had a Safe and Healthy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Having received agreement emails from all members clubs, regarding the County North Division Secretary proposal for the 2021 seasons fixtures, all the Mixed League Fixtures arranged for 2020 season are to be carried over to the corresponding dates in 2021 in line with Bowls England's standardisation of weeks.

I hope all clubs and their members will all remain Safe & Healthy during 2021 and our summer season starts on time this year!

Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

  • Assocation Clubs are remineded that In the Knockout Compatition, they are required to contact their next opponents when they have won a round, (you should be able to work out who they are from the draw sheet) or if you are unsure contact the Association Secretary. This will ensure that all clubs are given plenty of time to arrange a mutually agreeable playing date. Clubs should not be leaving it to the last week to arrange these fixtures.


  • Could all clubs please ensure that they pay there Affiliation fees to the associations secretary at the AGM.
    Also all clubs need to provided him with a copy of your fixtures list before start of the season.


  • Can we ask you all to check your clubs details on the website and if there are any details that need correcting please let the associations secretary know.

  • Please don’t forget the association uses this website to post for all news and results for the Mixed Bowls League and Knockout Competition.  


  • Match results & league tables will be updated and posted on the website daily depending on when emailed results are received.


  • We can also post any association club news.


  • Could all clubs make sure that all League & Knockout Results are emailed to the Associations Secretary via the Websites Send Match Result page.
Association News    Date: 23rd December 2020

Dear Member Clubs,
I trust that our association clubs and all their members are Safe and Well this Winter and Festive Season.

Having received agreement emails from all members clubs, regarding the County North Division Secretary proposal for the 2021 seasons fixtures, all the Mixed League Fixtures arranged for 2020 season are to be carried over to the corresponding dates in 2021 in line with Bowls England's standardisation of weeks.

I hope all clubs and their members will all have a Safe and Healthy Christmas and New Year 2021.

Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 29th October 2020

Dear Member Clubs,

I trust all your members are well and you have all be able to get out on your greens this summer. Winter is just about with us now.

Having seen the email from the County North Division Secretary. I feel our Mixed League should also follow the recommendations regarding fixtures for 2021 season.

We are proposing at all of the Mixed League Fixtures arranged for 2020 season, should to be carried over to the corresponding date in 2021 inline with the standardisation of weeks by Bowls England.

I hope you will all have a safe and healthy Christmas and New Year.

Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 18th August 2020

Dear Member Clubs,

I trust all your members are well and you have all be able to get out on your greens in the good weather we have had.
    
Having recently see the email from the County North Division Secretary. I feel our Mixed League should also follow the recommendations regarding fixtures for 2021 season.

I am proposing at all of the Mixed League Fixtures arranged for 2020 season, should to be carried over to the corresponding date in 2021 inline with the standardisation of weeks by Bowls England.

Could all clubs confirm this would be acceptable, as this could evaluate any problems for clubs who share there greens with another club.
    
Stay Safe!

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 3rd August 2020

Dear Association Member Clubs,
I trust that you and all your members are well in this trying time and hoping all clubs have now all been able to play on their greens.
After contacting all clubs to see if they wanted to play the Knockout Competition this year, it seems that the majority of clubs would not be prepared to play for several reasons, including non-availability club facilities/toilets and some members not wanting to play which would make it very difficult to raise a team.
Under the circumstance, I have taken the decision not to run Knockout Competition for this year, because not all clubs can or want to play.

Therefore I propose that we will use this years draw for the 2021 season.
I sincerely hope that all clubs and their members keep healthy throughout the coming mouths and hope that next years season will commence in the normal way.
I'll be in touch with all clubs regarding the holding of an AGM before next years season.
If anyone has any questions regarding Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Associations, Mixed League or Knockout Competition, please do not hesitate to email or phone me.

Mike Parsons
(Hon Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association
Mobile: 07801 288163 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

Association News    Date: 2nd July 2020
Bowls England update - Back2Bowls – Reopening of Club Bars and Restaurants
We are delighted that many of our clubs have already opened their doors and are confident that the easing of restrictions over the remainder of the 2020 season will provide a great opportunity for clubs to recruit and retain members. Already, clubs have innovated to provide social and competitive opportunities for their community at a time when they need it most. The Government has confirmed that licensed premises, including bowls clubs, are allowed to open from Saturday 4th July in their capacity as bars and restaurants.
Key points:
• The Government has issued detailed guidance for the reopening of Bars and Restaurants
• Clubs should refer to the Government guidance in advance of opening and ensure compliance
• Changing rooms should remain closed except for allowing access to toilets and handwashing facilities
We have produced a useful checklist to assist those clubs who wish to open their bar and/or restaurant.
To view the latest Bowls England Guidance, go to: https://www.bowlsengland.com/coronavirus-guidance/
Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 24th June 2020

COVID-19 Update Guidance - 2nd June
               
NEWS | The Government confirmed (1st June) that groups of six can now meet outside provided people from different households observe social distancing (staying at least 2m apart). This is good news for bowls, as we are aware many of our clubs that have opened, or wished to reopen, felt the previous Government guidance on numbers were restrictive, a number observing that pairs in particular could be played safely in accordance with social distancing.
               
Whilst the Government guidance now enables triples play, clubs may also wish to consider alternative formats with reduced numbers per rink – for example singles and pairs – in order for social distancing to be more easily maintained.
               
We have updated our guidance and FAQ accordingly as attached and encourage all clubs who do wish to open to take time to look at how they can operate effectively and safely within the new limits, while strictly adhering to public health guidance around hygiene and social distancing.
               
The key changes in the latest guidance reflect:
               
• The increase in number of people permitted to participate together on a single rink;
• Provision for clubs to consider attendance by spectators;
• Provision for clubs to consider additional equipment;
• Increase in number of people that can receive coaching at any one time
               
As you can imagine, we are receiving a lot of enquiries and we would kindly request you digest the guidance and send us an e-mail if you need any more information. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please continue to share your experiences of getting #back2bowls and, if you are enjoying a return to the green, we hope you do so in a safe way.
               
To view the latest Bowls England Guidance, go to: https://www.bowlsengland.com/6217-2/

I wish all our clubs and their members and friends well at this trying time.

Keep yourselves safe and pay attention to all the medical advice.

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association


Association News    Date: 18th March 2020


Dear Member Clubs,

In light of recent announcements regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation from Bowls England and the UK Government, I have taken the decision to cancel Mixed League and Knockout Competition for the 2020 season.

It is hoped that if the medical situation improves before the end of the season, we will be able to arrange to play the Knockout Competition.

As promised, please find attached the AGM Questionnaire/Voting form for each club to fill in to give their clubs agreement and for or against vote for each item. (It is a .PDF file to be fill in and saved and returned to me. Only one form per club)

I have also included the 2020 draw for the Knockout Competition which I made yesterday.
That will only be used should situation  improve before the end of the season and there is time to play all the rounds.

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News    Date: 1st October 2019
  
Dear Association Members,

The 2019 summer bowls season is now over.

It has been a great season for the Mixed Bowls League and Knockout Competition with some great results along the way.

Our Congratulations must go to Letchworth GC BC who have retained the 2019 Mixed Bowls League title with 107 points after playing all their matches.

In second place are St.Ippollitts BC who are this years Mixed League Runners-Up with 98 points and they also took the Knockout Competition title by 74-50 against very worthy Runner-up Willian BC.

In third spot is Datchworth BC who have played all there matches with a total of 87 points

2019 Knockout Competition Champions - St.Ippollitts BC
Our Congratulations go to St.Ippollitts BC who have retained the Knockout Competition Shield     
The 33rd Knockout Competition Final was played this evening 30th August. It was won by St.Ippollytts BC who won on both home triples rinks by 45-18, but lost the two triples rinks away 29-32, scoring a total of 74 shots against Willian BC 50 shots, a win overall by 24 shots. Well done to both teams for the way in which the final was played.

My thanks goes to all the league clubs and there members for the way in which they have conducted this season.
Have a good winter and have an excellent Chistmas and New Year season. Get ready for the 2020 season!
Mike Parsons
(Hon Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News     Date: 25th September 2018
   
Dear Association Members,

It's all over! ... This record breaking summer season and I can now confirm that the winners with 91 points are Letchworth GC.
2018 Mixed League Champions - Letchworth Garden City BC,
Our Congratulations go to the Club & all its members.

In 2nd place is Riverain BC with 90 points and in 3rd place is St.Ippollitts BC on 89 points and in 4th place is confirmed
as Howard Garden BC with 84 points, with all clubs having declared all 20 results. The 2018 summer season is complete.

Our Congratulations go to St.Ippollytts BC who are the 2018 Knockout Competition Champions
          
The 32nd Knockout Competition Final was played on the evening of Monday13th August. It was won by St.Ippollytts BC who won
on three of the four triples rinks, scoring a total of 89 shots against Datchworth BC 59 shots. Well done to both teams

Please email your Mixed League as soon as possible to me.

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News      Date: 22nd November 2017  

Dear Association Members

As most of you are aware, this year was our 31st year of the Mixed League & Knockout Competition.
My congratulations go to you all in managing to, in the most part, play most of your league matches.
Congratulations also go to all the Winners & Runners-up. We have had a good season overall.

However on the down side, Norton BC informed me that they had to withdraw from the League due to not having enough 
members to ensure they could fulfil their league fixtures. I thank them for making that decision early in the season. 
I have since been informed by Norton, that they will only be playing friendly matches in the 2018 season due to their 
low membership. I sincerely hope they will be able to rejoin the league sometime in the near future.  

In view of the difficulties it seems that some clubs have had problems in playing rinks. 
In this respect I am proposing that in the 2018 season, the League should be played as Triples.
However if some of the League Clubs have enough members and are playing each other, then they can play rinks 
providing they both agree. It would give those clubs, with larger memberships, more chances of their members to play 
in League matches.  I am mindful that some of the clubs are facing difficult times in attracting new members. 

It seems that there has been a lowering of bowls club memberships throughout the County and in fact the Country. 
With that in mind I hope that you will all agree with my proposal for the 2018 season.  
In the new year I intend to hold a early AGM at the end of February or the beginning of March - venue/final date to be arranged... 
 
Please feel free to give me your thoughts on the above between now and the new year.  
I trust you will all have a good Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

Best Regards  

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

End of Season Association News                   Date: 30th September 2017

The 2017 season is well and truly over and all the ups and down of the season, becoming a distant memory and the what ifs turn into we will do better next year. My thanks go to all clubs and their members for the great spirit the Mixed League and Knockout Competition was played in this year.
It was a great shame that Norton BC had to withdraw this year from the League, I hope that this will come right  next year.
We have over this season sensed that several clubs would now  prefer that the league becomes four triples.
I am sure that will come up  that the AGM in 2018.
Have a lovely winter lay-off and a good festive season and a good end of year celebration.
Congratulations
2017 Mixed League Champions - St. Ippollitts Bowls Club
The Mixed League Champions this year for the very first time is St.Ippollitts BC with 96 points.
In Second place and this year’s Runners-up are Stevenage Town BC with 88 points.
In Third place are Letchworth GC BC with 82 points.
In Fourth place are Riverain BC with 80 points.
  
Congratulations
2017 Knockout Competition Winners - Stevenage Town Bowls Club
Our congratulations go to Stevenage Town BC in winning the Knockout Competition final on Tuesday 15th August against Letchworth GC BC by 14 shots 74-50
1. Letchworth GC BC winning 92-37 against Norton BC,
2. Riverain BC winning 76-48 against Knebworth BC,
3. St.Ippollitts BC winning 79-56 against Aston BC7
4. Stevenage Town BC winning 92-48 against Willian BC,
5. Letchworth GC BC winning 68-57 against Holwell BC
6. Stevenage Town BC winning 72-65 against Three Horseshoes BC
7. Datchworth BC winning 66-59 against St.Ippollitts BC
8. Riverain BC winning 90-52 against Howard Garden BC,
9. Letchworth GC BC winning 60-59 against Riverain BC (Semi-Final)
10.Stevenage Town BC winning 90-52 against Datchworth BC(Semi-Final)
11.Stevenage Town BC winning 74-50 against Letchworth GC BC
(Final)

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News  Date: 4th October 2016
2016 Mixed League Champions - Riverain Bowls Club
Champions for 2016 are Riverain Bowls Club who have played all 22 matches scoring 110 points and having a total
of 59 winning rinks with a shot difference of +391.
Runners-up are Holwell Bowls Club who have played all 22 matches scoring 110 points but had only won 58 rinks
throughout the season with a shot difference of +396.
3rd place are St.Ippollitts BC on 109 points having only played 22 matches with shot difference total of +355

2016 Knockout Competition Winners - St.Ippolits Bowls Club
All our Congratulations go to the members of St.Ippollitts Bowls Club for there first win in the Knockout Competition
final on Friday evening. It was a convincing win by 61 Shots, 108 shots to 47 shots over 11 times winners
Holwell Bowls Club. That was a completly differant score line to the last time they played each other in 1999 final when Holwell won 69 shots to 56 Shots.


Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association
Association News  Date: 23rd October 2015

The 2015 summer season is all over with 132 League Match results having been declared.
Holwell Bowls Club are Mixed League Champions 2015
They have finished their season with a total of 111½ points having won 17 of their 22 matches with a +401 shots difference & winning
59 rinks out of a 88,during the course on the season.
Our CONGRATULATIONS go to the Holwell Bowls club and all its members.
Stevenage Town Bowls Club are 2015 Runners-Up
They have come a very close 2nd, with a total of 105½ points for the season having won 16 of their 22 matches with a +350 shots
difference and winning 56 rinks out of a 88 during the course on the season.
Our CONGRATULATIONS go to the Stevenage Town Bowls club and all its members.
Riverain Bowls Club are in Third Place for 2015
They have come in that a very close 3rd place, with a total of 100 points for the season having won 16 of their 22 matches with a +224 shots difference and winning 52 rinks out of a 88 during the course on the season. However the did manage to win the Knockout Competition final.



Note to all League Clubs
Due to a database error, an extra 1½ points was given to league clubs who have had drawn matches this season. This error has now been corrected, so these league clubs have now had these extra points removed.
I am sorry this happen and I will endeavour to ensure it does not happen again. Mike Parsons

Knockout Competition Final 2015
Riverain BC won the Knockout Competition Final 2015, beating last years winners Knebworth BC. It was a comprehensive win for Riverain as they managed a win on all rinks, home and away with a total score of 90-52.

Mike Parsons
(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News Date: 1st October 2014



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(Hon. Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association

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