- 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.
I hope you will all have a safe and healthy Christmas and New Year.
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.
Could all clubs confirm this would be acceptable, as this could evaluate any problems for clubs who share there greens with another club.
Bowls England update - Back2Bowls – Reopening of Club Bars and RestaurantsWe 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 facilitiesWe have produced a useful checklist to assist those clubs who wish to open their bar and/or restaurant.
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.
11.Stevenage Town BC winning 74-50 against Letchworth GC BC (Final)
(Hon Association Secretary)