|Keith Bailey||Robin May||Syd Taylor||Dave Hulmston||Alan Popham||Peter Breen||Gordon Ditchfield||Steve Dutfield||Bill Dow||
|Competition Committee comprises|
Officers of the League plus Peter Breen Len Davies Gordon Ditchfield Steve Dutfield and Ritchie Kirby
Hon Life President
Hon. Life Vice Presidents :
John Bennion John Beswick Roy Cooke John Crowther Andy Dawson Mo Evans Robin May
Alan Popham & Syd Taylor
To All Bowlers
It is a sad fact that since we last played in 2019, many of our Fellow Bowlers have died, many not connected with Covid 19 but other serious causes. This Sectio will be used to build a 'Roll of Honour' for all of those who have died since the last Playing Season. I will update it as I receive the information.
Robbie Bowers (Brom.Recs) Peter Challinor (Bromborough Pool) Peter Cowan (Sea Dog) Phil Cubbin, (President of Tixall)
John Eisen (Port Sunlight V & W) Frank Evans (Royden Hall) John Evans (Cammell Lairds) Murial Evans (Port Sunlight V & W) Keith Grant (Lever Club)
Malcolm Harker (Pensby) Les Hignet (Oxton Cons) Roy Jones (Lever Club) Tony Lee (Lever Club) George Mason (Sea Dog)
Edna Miller (Heswall RBL) Bill Naylor (Heswall Rbl) Jim O'Connor (Parkfield) Anthony O'Neil (Tixall) Dave Patterson (Thingwall)
Jean Pepper (Pensby) Janet Snedker (Port Sunlight V & W) Roy Williams (Sea Dog) (21)
This is a shared statement with Bowls England and Disability Bows England and further information will be distributed once the full guidance has been issued by the Dept. of Sport
BRITISH CROWN GREENBOWLING ASSOCIATION LOOKS FORWARD TO THE START OF THE 2021 OUTDOOR SEASON
Today’s roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions enables BCGBA, counties and affiliated clubs to prepare with confidence for the 2021 outdoor season. The Prime Minister’s announcement confirmed that outdoor affiliated bowls clubs will be able to open from 29th March.
Our overriding objective is for as many bowlers as possible to enjoy our sport in a safe manner this summer. Bowls is a naturally socially-distanced, non-contact activity and plays a key role in the mental and physical health of many across the country. The positive prospects for the new season provides a great boost to bowlers and the sport in general.
Whilst the overwhelming majority of existing bowlers are eager to start playing and are likely to have received their first vaccine, we understand there is a degree of nervousness about returning to the sport. We will be working alongside our development partner, the Bowls Development Alliance, to support affiliated clubs across the country to create Covid-safe environments, building on the fantastic efforts of many club leaders last year. This work will include:
· ‘Return to Play’ guidance for affiliated clubs
· Resources and best practice to support the safe running of clubs
· Online booking
· Promotional material and funding advice
We also aim to facilitate as much domestic competition as possible. We have developed a series of Covid-contingency scenarios and, with the information now available, will look to reshape our national competition schedule.
The National Open Weekend 28th May 2021 planning will continue and we believe there’s a good opportunity to encourage people, who are looking for a new fun, family outdoor activity, into our sport. We will be working with affiliated clubs who sign up to empower them to deliver Open Weekend events that are Covid-safe and give new players a fantastic first experience.
We have been in discussions with our partner organisations to ensure a safe return to play, with the Prime Ministers road map we look forward to clubs being able to open safety within government guidelines
We will be working in partnership with all stakeholders, notably affiliated clubs, to navigate through any challenges and, whilst mindful to retain a level of caution, are very excited about the outdoor bowls season beginning soon.
We understand today’s developments will provoke a range of questions and we would ask people to bear with us as we work through the various implications. As soon as we can, we will be issuing more detailed guidance on the BCGBA website.
Fri Dec 25th
BCGBA MEMBERSHIP CARDS
Kye Gorman is the Acting Registrar for Merseyside County Crown Green Bowling Association and will now issue all BCGBA Membership Cards. Any requests for a BCGBA Membership Card can be sent to Kye at the address detailed on the BCGBA Membership Application form and should be accompanied with a cheque made payable to Merseyside CCGBA. A Membership form can be downloaded from the link in the menu on this page. The cost is £12 for new bowlers and £4 for replacement cards. Kye can be contacted on email@example.com
Information from Robin May at Tivall (Sunday)
It is with very great sadness that I have to advise that Anthony O'Neill passed away earlier this morning after suffering from cancer for sometime. Such a talented young bowler is a huge loss to our sport and to Tixall. He will be sadly missed.
The ommittee send their condolences to all Anthony;s family and friends
Fri Nov 6th
For all Secretaries. The rules page has now been updated reflecting the rule changes from the 2018 and 2019 AGM. The main changes were the reduction in the Team numbers and the starred players required.Tue Oct 13th
The Bebington Committee would like to formally welcome our new league secretary - Keith Bailey - a stalwart of Pensby B.C. We wish Keith all the best in his new role and I am sure that he will be given full support from all clubs.
I wish to place on record our appreciation to Ian Elliott, the retiring secretary, who stepped in to ensure that our league continued. Health and work pressures resulted in a challenging baptism for Ian. We hope Ian enjoys better times ahead and we thank him for his endeavours.
It has been decided that the current pandemic requirements means that the scheduled AGM has now been cancelled. As it was, NO proposals for consideration have been received. Keith has experience of hosting ZOOM meetings and we may get the opportunity to try this out in the future! I am assured it is quite painless!!
Providing we do not lose any teams it is likely that the fixtures for 2020 will be retained (new dates) for next season. All cup draws and starrings will, however, be re-drawn and confirmed. We will also be updating the league rules on the web site.
Will all clubs who have possession of league and cup trophies make arrangements to return them (in good order) to Keith.
Robin will continue as league Treasurer and we will NOT be producing a handbook for the new season.
I hope that you all have a good festive time and that next year brings better fortunes all round.