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Association News 19th February 2024
To our Association Clubs and all their members we are approaching the 2024 summer season.
Please ensure that all your 2024 league fixtures are sent to the Association Secretary.

Association News 10th January 2024
To our Association Clubs and all their members have a Wonderful Winter Season.
Happy New Year 2024

Regards,
Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary
Stevenage& District Mixed Bowls Association
  • Association Clubs are reminded that In the Knockout Competition, 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.
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Association News 21st December 2023
To our Association Clubs and all their members have a Wonderful Winter Season.
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas 2023 and a Happy New Year 2024

Regards,
Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary
Stevenage& District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News 6th November 2023

Dear Member Clubs

The Annual General Meeting of the
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association was held at the Holwell Bowls Club pavilion on Friday 3rd November 2023 the minutes and associated files have been sent to all clubs delegates.
   
Best Regards,
Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary
Stevenage& District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News 27th October 2023
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 3rd November 2023 at 7.00pm for 7.15pm Start.
Please can all association clubs send two representatives.

AGM AGENDA 1. Apologies for absence. 2. Presentation of the Trophy’s to the 2023 Winners & Runners-up. 3. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting held on the 4th November 2023 4. Matters arising from the last Annual General Meeting held on the 4th November 2022. 5. Matters arising from the 2023 League Season.
a) Secretaries Report. b) Accounts for 2023 season. (Copy overleaf) c) League future for 2024 season and beyond)
6. Affiliation/Entrance Fee to the Mixed League & Knockout Competition for the 2024.
It is proposed that the membership fee should remain at £14 per club for the 2024 season.
7. Knockout Competition Draw for the 2024 season.
8. Whitethorn & Royston clubs have expressed an interest in joining the mixed bowls league.
Both clubs have been informed has to what is required to join the league.
9. Any other business.
Best Regards,
Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary

Association News 24th September 2023
The Wonderful 2023 Bowls Season Is Now Over.
We have now had all of the results declared for this season's Mixed Bowls League.  
The Mixed Bowls League Winners 2023 are St.Ippollitts BC, who retain the title they won last year with 85pts, our Congratulations go to the club and all it members.  
The 2023 Runners-up are Baldock Town BC with 84pts, Congratulations to the club and all it members, having been in 3rd place last year.  
In 3rd place is last years runners-up Howard Garden BC with 68pts with 35 winning rinks and in 4th place is Three Horseshoes BC also with 68pts with 34 winning rinks.



Association News 18th September 2023
The 2023 league season is all but over with One Hundred & Eight Mixed League match results declared and there is now only 2 league matches left until the end of the season.
Still holding on to Top spot is Baldock Town BC with 84 pts who have now played all their matches.
In second place is last years winners St. Ippollitts BC with 80 pts who have only one match to play which if won will enable them to retain Mixed League title they won last year.
Currently holding Third place is Howard Garden BC on 68 pts who have now played all their league matches. However if Three Horseshoes BC win there last match they could take Third Place.


Association News 13th September 2023
One Hundred & Five Mixed League match results have been declared and there is now only 5 league matches left until the end of the season.
Holding on to Top spot is Baldock Town BC with 84 pts who have now played all their matches.
In second place is last years winners St. Ippollitts BC with 80 pts who have also only one match to play which if won will enable them to retain Mixed League title they won last year.
Holding Third place is Riverain BC on 66 pts who have now played all their league matches.
Currently in four place is Three Horseshoes BC on 62 pts who have two matches to play.


Association News 31st August 2023
There is now only four weeks of the 2023 season left! Ninety Five Mixed League match results have been declared and there is now only 15 league matches left until the end of the season.
Holding on to Top spot is Baldock Town BC with 78 pts with two matches play.
In second place is last years winners St. Ippollitts BC with 74 pts who have two matches to play.
Holding Third place is Riverain BC on 62 pts who have only one matches to play..
Currently in four place is last years runners-up Howard Garden BC on 57 pts who have three matches to play.


Association News 24th August 2023
The 2023 season is steadily coming to a close with Eighty Seven Mixed League matches having been declared.
There is now only 23 league matches left until the end of the season.
Maintaining their Top spot in league is still, Baldock Town BC with 74 pts having now played 16 matches with for to go. In second place is St. Ippollitts BC with 66 pts who have played 16 and also have four to play.
Holding Third place is Howard Garden BC on 57 pts having also played 16 also with four to play.
Currently in four place is Riverain BC on 52 pts having played 17.


Association News 21st August 2023
Eighty Two Mixed League matches have Now been played and Six match results are outstanding and are to be re-arraigned.
Maintaining Top spot in league is still, Baldock Town BC with 74 pts having now played 16 matches.
In second place is St. Ippollitts BC with 66 pts who have also played 16 matches.
Third place still held by Howard Garden BC who have now played 16 matches scoring a total of 57 pts.


Association News 19th August 2023
This years Knockout Competition Final was played on Sunday morning 13th August 2023 between Baldock Town BC and St.Ippollitts BC.
They played two triples on each of the clubs greens. This years winners are Baldock Town scoring 99 shots to 55 shots to St.Ippollitts. Congratulations to the Winners and Runners-up for getting to the 2023 final.

A total of Eighty Mixed League matches have been played and Five match results are outstanding and are to be re-arraigned.
Maintaining Top spot in league is still, Baldock Town BC with 69 pts having now played 15 matches.
In second place is St. Ippollitts BC with 61 pts who have played 15 matches.
Third place is now held by Howard Garden BC who have now played 16 matches scoring a total of 57 pts.


Association News 12th August 2023
This years Knockout Competition Final is a re-run of last years final between Baldock Town & St. Ippollitts.
The final is to be played on Sunday morning 13th August 2023. Playing two triples on each of the clubs greens. Good Luck to both teams on Sunday!
The first week of August is over and most clubs have played well over half their mixed league matches.
A total of Seventy four Mixed League matches have now been played. Seven match results are outstanding and are to be re-arraigned.
Maintaining Top spot in league is still, Baldock Town BC with 65 pts having now played 14 matches.
In second place is St. Ippollitts BC with 56 pts who have played 14 matches.
Third place is now held by Howard Garden BC who have now played 15 matches scoring a total of 55 pts.


Association News 4th August 2023
The 2023 Knockout Competition Final is to be played between last years finalists Baldock Town BC & St. Ippollitts BC a re-run of last years final. Good Luck to both teams in the final. The final date is to be confirmed.

Association News 1st August 2023
We are now at the start of August and most clubs have played well over half their mixed league matches.
A total of Seventy Mixed League matches have now been played.
At the Top of the league is still, Baldock Town BC with 60 pts having now played 13 matches.
Now in second place is Howard Garden BC who have now played 14 matches scoring a total of 54 pts.
Third place is now held by St. Ippollitts BC with 52 pts who have played 13 matches.
Four match results are outstanding and are to be re-arraigned.


Association News 31st July 2023
We are now at the end of July and most clubs have played well over half their mixed league matches. A total of Sixty Nine Mixed League matches have been played.
At the Top of the league is still, Baldock Town BC with 60 pts having now played 13 matches.
Now in second place is Howard Garden BC who have now played 14 matches scoring a total of 54 pts.
Third place is now held by St. Ippollitts BC with 52 pts who have played 13 matches.
Five match results are outstanding and are to be re-arraigned.


Association News 29th July 2023
We are now over half way through the summer season and Sixty Five Mixed League matches have been played. Top of the league is still Baldock Town BC with 60 pts having now played 13 matches. In second place is St. Ippollitts BC with 47 pts who have also played 12 matches. In Third place is Howard Garden BC who have also played 12 matches scoring a total of 43 pts. Four match results are outstanding and are to be re-arraigned.


Association News 19th July 2023
There has now been Fifty eight Mixed League matches played and in top spot again this week is Baldock Town BC with 54 pts having now played 11 matches. In second place is still St. Ippollitts BC with 46 pts and they have played 11 matches. Third place is still held by Howard Garden BC who have also played 12 matches scoring a total of 43 pts. We now have six matches outstanding, to be re-arraigned.

Association News 12th July 2023
There has now been Fifty Three Mixed League matches played and in top spot again this week is Baldock Town BC with 54 pts having now played 11 matches. In second place is still St. Ippollitts BC with 45 pts and they have played 10 matches. Third place is still held by Howard Garden BC who have also played 11 matches scoring a total of 37 pts. We now have three matches outstanding to be re-arraigned.




Association News 2nd July 2023
Forty seven Mixed League match results have been declared and in to top spot again this week is Baldock Town BC with 48pts having played 10 matches. In second place is still St. Ippollitts BC with 40pts having played 9 matches. Third place is now held by Howard Garden BC who have also played 9 matches scoring a total of 36pts We now have only one match results outstanding to-date.



Association News 30th June 2023
Forty three Mixed League match results have been declared and returning to top spot this week is Baldock Town BC with 42pts having played 9 matches. In second place is Howard Garden BC who have also played 9 matches scoring a total of 36pts. In Third place is now St. Ippollitts BC with 34pts having played 8 matches. We now have only one match results outstanding to-date.



Association News 22nd June 2023
Thirty Seven Mixed League match results have now been declared and now in top spot is Howard Garden BC having played 9 matches scoring a total of 36 pts. In second place is now St. Ippollitts BC with 33 pts having played 7 matches. Third place is now held by Baldock Town BC with 32 pts who have played 7 matches. We now have only one match results outstanding to-date.

Association News 17th June 2023
First of the Knockout Competition first round results is just-in! Stevenage Town BC 87 - 52  Knebworth BC
Stevenage Town have now booked their place in the semi-final and await the result of the first round 2 to see who they will be playing.

Thirty Two Mixed League match results have now been declared and in top spot is still Baldock Town BC having played 7 matches scoring 32 pts. In second place is Howard Garden BC also with 31 pts having played 8 matches. Third place is now held by St. Ippollitts BC with 28 pts who have played 6 matches.


Association News 14th June 2023
Thirty one Mixed League match results have now been declared and in top spot is still Baldock Town BC having played 7 matches scoring 32 pts. In second place is Howard Garden BC also with 31 pts having played 8 matches. Third place is now held by St. Ippollitts BC with 28 pts who have played 6 matches. Now in fourth place is Letchworth Garden City BC with 21 pts having played 7 matches. In fifth place is Knebworth BC with 20 pts who have played 7 matches. We have two match results outstanding.


Association News 9th June 2023
Twenty Six Mixed League match results declared in top spot is still Baldock Town BC having played 6 matches scoring 31 pts with a shot difference of +96. In second place is Howard Garden BC also with 31 pts with a lower shot difference of +60 having played 8 matches. Third place is now held by Letchworth Garden City BC with 20 pts having played 6 matches. In fourth place is Knebworth BC with 19 pts who have played 6 matches. We have two match results outstanding.


Association News 4th June 2023
After having Twenty Five Mixed League match results declared in top spot is still Baldock Town BC having played 6 matches scoring 31 pts with a shot difference of +96. In second place is Howard Garden BC also with 31 pts with a lower shot difference of +60 having played 8 matches. Third place is now held by Knebworth BC with 19 pts having played 6 matches. In fourth place is St. Ippollitts BC with 17 pts who have played 4 matches. We have three match results outstanding.


Association News 30th May 2023
Twenty-one Mixed League match results have been declared and in the top spot is Baldock Town BC having played 5 matches with 26 pts. In second place is Howard Garden BC with 26 pts having played 7 matches. Third place is held by Letchworth Garden City BC with 13 pts who have played 4 matches. We have 2 match results outstanding.


Association News 26th May 2023
The Knockout Competition 2023 - Preliminary Round are now declared. Unfortunately there as been two walkovers due to the clubs player availability. Good luck to all the clubs who will now complete in the First round to be Played by 9th July.



Association News 22nd May 2023
Sixteen Mixed League match results have beed declared and in the top spot is Baldock Town BC having played 4 matches with 21pts. In second place is Howard Garden BC with 19pts having played 5 matches. Third place is held by Letchworth Garden City BC with 12pts who have played 3 matches.There are 2 match results outstanding that are waiting to be re-arranged.

Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary

Association News 21st May 2023
There has now been Fourteen mixed league match results declared and in pole position is Baldock Town BC with 21pts having played 4 matches. In second place is Howard Garden BC who have also played 5 matches with 19pts. In third place is Letchworth Garden City BC with 11pts who have only played 2 matches.


Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary

Association News 16th May 2023
There has now been nine mixed league match results declared and in pole position is Baldock Town BC with 15pts having played 3 matches. In second place is Letchworth GC BC with 11pts and in third place Howard Garden BC also with 11pts but with a larger shot differance.

Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary

Association News 11th May 2023

The Mixed Bowls League for 2023 is now under way. We have received our first four Mixed league results.

I hope that all clubs and members are well and enjoy the 2023 Season.


Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary

Association News 22nd April 2023

Dear Association Clubs,

We are getting very close to the start of the 37th season of the Mixed Bowls League 2023.

I trust that all your clubs members are well and looking forward the the coming season.

Please can I ask that all clubs pay their affiliation fees and supply all fixtures to me as soon as they can before the season starts.

Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary

Association News 12th January 2023

To our Association Clubs and all their members, I trust you all had Wonderful Festive Season.

I am sure we are all looking forward to the summer season, in the meantime please keep well and I hope to see you all in the coming season.

Happy New Year to you all.

Regards,
Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary

Association News 31st December 2022

To our Association Clubs and all their members have a Wonderfull Winter Season.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year 2023

Regards,
Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary
Stevenage& District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News 6th November 2022

Dear Mem
ber Clubs

The Annual
General Meeting of the
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association was held at the Holwell Bowls Club pavilion on Friday 4th November 2022 the minutes and associated files have been sent to all clubs delegates.

Regards,
Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary
Stevenage& District Mixed Bowls Association

Association News 18th October 2022
Dear Member 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 4th November 2022 at 7.00pm for 7.15pm Start.
Please can all association clubs send two representatives.
AGM AGENDA
1.  Apologies for absence.
2.  Presentation of the Trophy’s to the 2022 Winners & Runners-up.
3.  Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting held on the 12th November 2022
4.  Matters arising from the last Annual General Meeting held on the 12th November 2022.
5.  Matters arising from the 2022 League Season.
     a) Secretaries Report.
     b) Accounts for 2022 season.                       
     c) League future for 2023 season and beyond.
6.  Affiliation/Entrance Fee to the Mixed League & Knockout Competition for the 2023.
     It is proposed that the membership fee should remain at £14 per club for the 2023 season.
7. Knockout Competition Draw for the 2023 season.
8. Stevenage Town BC Proposals for the 2023 season.
1. All games to be based on Three Triples, but Clubs can mutuality agree, to play their league matches as 3          Rinks of Fours.
Current Rule 1.
1. All games to be based on Three rinks of 4 players (Fours). Clubs can mutuality agree, to play their league        matches as 3 Rinks of Triples, Ideally that would be agreed between each club at the start of the season.
Proposed Rule change.
1.
All games to be based on Three rinks of 3 players (Triples). Clubs can mutuality agree, to play their league matches as 3 Rinks of Fours, Ideally at would be agreed between each club at the start of the season.
 
         2. Proposal, that weekend Mixed League Matches can be timed for an AM start.
At present clubs mutuality agree start times for all matches as there is no current rule that  governs this.
9.   Any other business.
Regards,
Mike Parsons
Hon Association Secretary
Stevenage& District Mixed Bowls Association        

Association News 27th September 2022 18:00
This Wonderful 2022 Summer Bowls Season Is Now Over.
We have now had all of the results declared for this season's Mixed Bowls League.
The Winners of the Mixed Bowls League 2022 are last year's runners-up St.Ippollitts BC who top the table with 79pts, our Congratulations go to the club and it members. The 2022 Runners-up are Howard Garden BC with 78.5pts, Congratulations to the club and it members.
Finishing in 3rd place are Baldock Town BC with 70pts, their first year in the Mixed League. In 4th place is held by Riverain BC with 68pts.
The Association is intending to hold it's AGM on Friday 4th November 2022 at Holwell BC at 7:00pm with a view to start at 7:15pm. The Association Secretary will be sending out an email with full details.
If any club has any items they wish to add to the AGM agenda then please send me details by the Monday 3rd October 2022. It is intend to send out the AGM details by Sunday 9th October 2022.
Please email or phone me should you need any help or have any questions.

Here is the final league table for 2022:-


Comet - Thursday 22nd September 2022

Association News 20th September 2022
This Glorious Summer Bowls Season Is Almost Over for 2022.
We have now had the results for 107 League matches to date. There is only 3 match results outstanding before the season closes.
Howard Garden BC with 78.5pts are Top of the Mixed Bowls League having play all their 20 matches.
In 2nd place is St.Ippollitts BC with 75pts with one match to play, if they could secure win in their last match they are likely to win the league.
Finishing this season with 70pts in 3rd place are Baldock Town BC in their first year in the Mixed League.
In 4th place is held by Riverain BC with 68pts who have also declared all results for the season.
Here is the current league table:-

Association News 18th September 2022 22:00
We are now very close to the end of the 2022 summer bowls season, having now had the results for 106 matches to date. There is only 4 match results outstanding to close the season.

Top position in the Mixed League is held by St.Ippollitts BC with 75pts with only one match to play, if they could secure win in their last match they are likely to win the league.

In 2nd place is currently Howard Garden BC with 72.5pts  having also declared 19 results with 1 match to play and if they are able to win at match and St.Ippollitts BC lose their last match, they to  would win the league.

Now finishing this season in 3rd place in their first year in the mixed league is Baldock Town BC having declared all league results for this season with a total of 70pts. They also won the Knockout Competition.

4th place is hold currently by
Riverain BC with 68pts who have also declared all results for the season.

Here is the current league table:-


Association News 16th September 2022
We have now had results for 104 matches with 6 match results outstanding until the end of the season.
Still holding Top position in the Mixed League is St.Ippollitts BC with 75pts with only one match to play, if they could secure win they are in a good position to win the league.
In
2nd place is currently Baldock Town BC having declared all league results for this season with a total of 70pts. Currently in 3rd place is Letchworth GC BC with 68pts also having declared all results for the season. In 4th place is Howard Garden BC with 66.5pts having only declared 18 results with 2 matches to play and if they are able to win both, they to could win the league.
Here is the current league table:-


Comet - Thursday 15th September 2022


Association News 8th September 2022
The Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association are truly saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the Royal Family at this time.

Comet - Thursday 8th September 2022


Association News 5th September 2022 12:30
Now we have entered the last month of a wonderfull summer season of the Mixed Bowls League.
 
We have declared results for 97 matches with 13 match results outstanding until the end of the season.
At the Top of the Mixed League is St.Ippollitts BC with 75pts having declared 19 results.
In 2nd place is now Howard Garden BC with 65.5pts having declared 17 results.
Baldock Town BC are in 3rd place with 65pts having declared 19 results and in 4th place is Letchworth GC BC also with 64pts with 19 declared results.
Here is the current league table:-


Association News  2nd September 2022
We have now the declared results of 93 matches with 17 match results outstanding until the end of the season.
At the Top of the Mixed League is now Howard Garden BC with 65.5pts having declared 17 results.
Baldock Town BC are in 2nd place with 65pts having also declared 18 results.
In 3rd place is now St.Ippollitts BC with 64pts having declared 17 results and 4th place is being held by Letchworth GC BC also with 59pts with 18 declared results.
Here is the current league table:-

Comet - Thursday 1st September 2022


Association News  29th August 2022  
We are just about to enter the last month of this wonderful 36th summer season for the Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls League.
We have now the declared results of 95 matches with 15 match results outstanding until the end of the season.
At the Top of the Mixed League is now Howard Garden BC with 65.5pts having declared 17 results.
St.Ippollitts BC are in 2nd place with 64pts having also declared 17 results.
In 3rd place is now Baldock Town BC with 62pts having declared 17 results and 4th place is being held by Letchworth GC BC also with 59pts with 18 declared results.
Here is the current league table:-


Association News  27th August 2022 12:45
Comet - Thursday 25th August 2022


Association News    22nd August 2022 08:45
We have now had 82 Mixed Bowls League match results declared with 9 match results outstanding.
Top of the Mixed League is now Baldock Town BC with 62pts having declared 16 results.
Howard Garden BC are in 2nd place with 60.5pts having declared 15 results.
In 3rd place is now St.Ippollitts BC with 57pts having declared 15 results with 27 winning rinks.
4th place is now being held by Letchworth GC BC also with 57pts with 16 declared results but have only had 25 winning rinks.
Here is the current league table:-

Association News    19th August 2022 10:45
The Knockout Competition Final was played on Thursday 18th August at 5:30pm two triples home & away, between last years Champions St.Ippollitts BC & Baldock Town BC.
On the night at Baldock the St.Ippollitts triples won on both rinks 18-17 & 15-11.
However at St.Ippollitts it is was the Baldock triples that won the day by winning on both rinks 15-12 & 30-11, that gave Baldock Town BC a 73-56 overall win by 17 shots.
Congratulations to both teams for the execellent bowls that were played on the night.
Comet - Thursday 18th August 2022

Association News    18th August 2022 09:00
We have now had 80 Mixed Bowls League match results declared with 8 match results outstanding.
Top of the Mixed League is now Baldock Town BC with 61pts having declared 16 results.
Howard Garden BC are in 2nd place with 60.5pts having declared 15 results. In 3rd place are Letchworth GC BC also with 57pts having declared 16 results but have only had 25 winning rinks. In 4th place is St.Ippollitts BC with 52pts having declared 14 results.

The Knockout Competition Final is being played on Thursday 18th August at 6:00pm two triples home & away.
Here is the current league table:-


Association News    Date: 11th August 2022 16:45
To date we have had 74 Mixed Bowls League matches results declared with 7 match results outstanding.
In the Mixed League Howard Garden BC are Top with 57 points having declared 15 results and had 27 winning rinks. 2nd place is now held by Letchworth GC BC also with 57 points having declared 16 results but have only had 25 winning rinks. Baldock Town BC are in 3rd place with 55 points having declared 15 results and in 4th place is St.Ippollitts BC with 47 points having declared 13 results.

Here is the current league table:-

Comet - Thursday 11th August 2022


Comet - Thursday 4th August 2022


Association News    Date: 31st July 2022 21:25
To date we have had 63 Mixed Bowls League matches results declared with 12 match results outstanding.

In the league Baldock Town BC are Top with 55 points having declared 15 results. 2nd place is held by Letchworth BC with 51 points having declared 13 results. Howard Garden BC are in 3rd place with 48 points having declared 13 results and in 4th place is St.Ippollitts BC with 42 points having declared 12 results.

Here is the current league table:-


Association News    Date: 29th July 2022
The Knockout Competition Final is to be played between last years winners St.Ippollitts BC and Baldock Town BC.
In the semi-finals St.Ippollitts BC beat Riverain BC 72-62 and Baldock Town BC beat Letchworth GC BC 89-47.
The final is to be played by 17th August. Good luck to both clubs teams in the Final.



Association News    Date: 27th July 2022

To date we have had 61 Mixed Bowls League matches results declared with 9 match results outstanding.

In the Knockout Competition 7 results have be declared and we are now at the semi-final stage.

In the league Letchworth GC BC are in Top spot with 51 point having declared 13 results. In 2nd place is now Baldock Town BC with 49 points having played 14. Howard Garden BC are in 3rd place with 44 points having declared 12 results.

Here is the current league table:-



Association News    Date: 16th July 2022
To date we have had 56 Mixed Bowls League matches results declared with 7 match results outstanding.

In the Knockout Competition 7 results have be declared and we are now at the semi-final stage.

In the league Letchworth GC BC are in Top spot with 51 point having declared 13 results. In 2nd place is now Howard Garden BC with 34 points having played 12. Baldock Town BC are in 3rd place with 44 points having declared 13 results. In 4th place is St.Ippollitts BC with 29 points having played 9.
Here is the current league table:-



Association News    Date: 10th July 2022
To date we have had 49 Mixed Bowls League matches declared with 6 match results outstanding.
In the Knockout Competition 7 results have be declared. The semi-final line up is as follows:-



In the league Baldock Town BC are still in pole position with 43 points. In a very close second place is Letchworth Garden City BC on 42 points and Howard Garden BC are in third place with 34. In fourth place with 29 points is Riverain BC.

Here is the current league table:-


Association News    Date: 29th June 2022
Dear Members Clubs
      
We have now had the results for thirty nine Mixed Bowls League matches and four Knockout Competition results.

Baldock Town BC are in pole position with 42 points. In second place is Howard Garden BC with 33 points. In third place with 30 points is Letchworth Garden City BC with the Three Horseshoes BC in fourth place with 20 points.
   
Could I ask all clubs to let me know as soon as they can of all match results and of any changes to league match dates! so I can keep my database as up to date as possible.

Here is the current league table:-



Comet  -  Thursday 16th June 2022





Association News    Date: 20th May 2022
The first of the Knockout Compettition Match Results for 2022 is just-in!
St.Ippolyts BC 94 - 50 Howard Garden BC


Association News    Date: 19th May2022


Association News    Date: 15th May2022
There has now been ten mixed league match results declared and in pole position for the first time is Baldock Town BC with 20 points with Letchworth GC BC in second place with 10 points and in third place is Howard Garden with 8 points.


Association News    Date: 6th May2022


Association News    Date: 2nd May 2022
As the first of the mixed bowls league match results have been received and have been posted on the website.

The 2022 Mixed League commenced with the first match on the evening of the 27th April. It was played at Aston BC against Knebworth BC and with the evening closing in fast, Knebworth won a close match overall 47-42 shots winning 2 rinks and losing one with the final points score in favor of Knebworth 5 points to 1 point to Aston.  The second match was between Baldock Town BC and Knebworth BC at Knebworth with Baldock winning 71-42 Shots winning on all 3 rinks which gave all 6 points to Baldock Town.  The Third match was between Letchworth GC BC and Riverain BC with Letchworth winning 59-48 and winning 2 rinks of the 3 rinks which gave them an home win scoring 5 points to Riverain 1 point.  The fourth match was between Howard Garden BC and Stevenage Town. Howard Garden won 57-28 Shots winning all 3 rinks scoring a full 6 points. 

I sincerely hope that we all have a wonderful summer of bowls!

Association News    Date: 14th April 2022
Dear Association Members,
    
We are getting very close to the start of the 36th season of the Mixed Bowls League 2022.                   

I trust that all your clubs members are well and looking forward  the the coming season. The first two leagues matches are being played on 27th & 30th April.

My thanks goesto you all for making sure that your affiliation fees and fixtures have been sent to me before the season started.

With an extra league member this year in Baldock Town, that will now enable me to once more play in the mixed league, as the last time I played was in 2007.

The website carries all the information you need re the rules and sending all match results to me.

If you need any other information please do not hesitant to contact me!

I sincerely hope that we all have a wonderful summer of bowls!

Good Luck to  you all.

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

Association News    Date: 31st March 2022

Dear Member Clubs,

We are getting very close to starting of the 2022 bowls season & the 36th year of the Mixed Bowls League & Knockout Competition.
With  an extra league member this year In Baldock Town, which will now enable me to once more play in the mixed league, as the last I played was  in 2007.
I trust that all clubs and your members are looking forward to the coming season and they are all safe and well.

Stay Safe!

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

Association News    Date: 31st January 2022

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.

At the Annual General Meeting at the Holwell BC Pavilion on Friday 12th November 2021.
Baldock Town BC were welcome into the association as they have arrange all the required fixtures for the 2022 season.

I hope all clubs and their members will all remain Safe & Healthy during 2022 and our summer season starts on time this year!

Stay Safe!

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

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



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

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