League News 2020
This Season's Fixtures and Competitions Cancelled
The League Officers after Discussion feel that there is no option but to abandon this seasons league matches and competitions in their entirety.
Those who wish to social bowl at their own club assuming the club is open can of course do so, but strictly to follow the B.C.G.B.A guide lines and of course at all times please KEEP SAFE.
It is regrettable that this decision has been reached by the Officers of the League but the health and safety of all our league bowlers must be the first and only consideration
The season's fixture list will be replicated for next season 2021 with keeping in mind adjustments made for teams i.e. leaving and or joining.
Thanks to all our league bowlers for their patient understanding in these difficult times and to wish you all good health in the coming months and hope we can get back to playing and socialising with the game we all love.
John.R.Ford (Secretary)19 May 2020
Further Coronavirus Update - Reopening Bowling Greens
Updated information from the SCGBA
To League Secretaries and County Executive.
Important information regarding Phase 1 of the re-opening of bowling greens.
Current Government advice is that bowling greens can open from Wednesday 13th May 2020.
Attached are recommendations and guidance from the BCGBA for English Clubs only (at present) - (see original attachment here).
Please read the attachments and consider the recommendations before opening your green.
Please ensure that your members are made aware of what is expected of them should they decide to bowl.
It is the responsibility of every club that these guidelines are followed should you decide to re-open your green.
STAY ALERT - CONTROL THE VIRUS - SAVE LIVES.
Secretary SCGBA13 May 2020
Coronavirus Update from the BCGBA
To County Secretaries, Management and Officers.
Following the Government announcement this afternoon it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling for the foreseeable future. Based on the advice announced we need to avoid all mass gatherings and sporting event as these will no longer be supported by the emergency services.
If anyone within your household has symptoms then the whole family need to isolate for 14 days.
Limit social contact wherever possible and encourage working from home.
At risk groups - those over 70 and those with medical conditions need to take additional care.
All BCGBA meetings should now be postponed as un-necessary travel should be avoided. Contact in Pubs, Clubs and restaurants to be avoided.
Taking this all into account all leagues should now suspend matches until such time as we are given an all clear to resume competition.
All BCGBA and BCGLCC Competitions are now suspended until further notice this should include all qualifier events.
As a Bowls community we need to look after our members and I encourage you to follow the advice being given and support those we are able to at this very difficult time.
I will add links onto the website / face-book as these are updated.
Please take care of yourself and stay safe.
On behalf of the Management Committee BCGBA
Chris Hasselby (BCGBA Chairman)
Mark Bircumshaw (CEO)16 March 2020
The Mid-Shropshire Seniors bowls league committee had a meeting on Wednesday 11th March and are monitoring the situation but obviously the situation is changing day by day, we are due to re-assess 25th March and will inform all the league secretaries with our decision.
Brian Williams Chairman15 March 2020
Details of the 2020 competitions are now on the Competitions page.15 March 2020
It would be appreciated by the new committee if all clubs could check that their contact details are correct and that they have a valid email address which can be used for communications from the league.
Please email any changes to email@example.com
Information for the the 2019 season has been moved to the News Archive.17 Jan 2020