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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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk


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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

  • 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: 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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Home: 01438 232318 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Home: 01438 232318 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Home: 01438 232318 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Home: 01438 232318 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Home: 01438 232318 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

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
Mobile: 07801 288163 Home: 01438 232318 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

Association News Date: 1st October 2014




Mike Parsons
(Hon Association Secretary)
Stevenage & District Mixed Bowls Association
Mobile: 07801 288163 Home: 01438 232318 Website: www.mixedbowls.co.uk

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