British Parks Crown Green Bowling Association 2021

General Secretary
Chief Executive
Phil Scott
Creamery Cottage
Post Office Lane
Hampton
Malpas
SY14 8JQ
01948 820757
07946478299  
ceobpcgba@outlook.com         
Registrar
Ladies Secretary
Marie Matthews
Creamery Cottage
Post Office Lane
Hampton
Malpas
SY14 8JQ
             07966 378346         
 
registrarbpcgba@
outlook.com
Chairman
  Craig McGuigan
    38 Homewood Rd
Northenden
Manchester
M22 4DW
0161 998 9394
07817 414078

        gmparks@outlook.com

 

Treasurer
Eric Taylor
5 Dunedin Grove
Halfway
Sheffield
S20 4UD
0114 248 2991
07720 821371

           ericwilltaylor@gmail.com

 

Safeguarding Officer
Phil Ellett
 
 
 
 
07771 521324
 
 
Safeguarding_BPCGBA@
outlook.com
 
Sponsors
Barlows Fire & Security

Sisis Expert Surfaces

Dennis UK

Esselle Sports Management

 

Welcome to the British Parks Crown Green Bowls Association Website.

 

Important Dates:

 

Sun Aug 8th 10:00

Barlows Senior Individual Merit at The Crown, Buxton Road, Great Moor Stockport SK2 7JQ

Mon Sep 6th 10:00

Vets Individual Merit to be held at Hollinsend Park, Ridgeway Road, Sheffield, S12 2SR South Yorkshire

Sun Sep 12th 10:00

Junior 5 a side Championship to be held at Belverdere BC East Midlands

Sat Sep 25th 10:00

Esselle Sports Ladies Individual Merit at Metros Sports and Social Club Greater Manchester 

Sun Sep 26th 10:00

Dennis Uk SISIS club team championship to be hled in North Shropshire

Sun Oct 3rd 10:00

Open Pairs Merit to be held at Cheadle Conservative club in Cheshire

Latest information:

Wed Jun 2nd
Barlows Fire and Security Senior County Draw 2021
 
Sunday 18th July
 
North Shropshire v Cheshire
Greater Manchester v North Derbyshire
 
Sunday 15th August  Semi Finals
 
North Shrop/Cheshire v Great Manc/North Derbyshire
Yorkshire     v   South Yorkshire
 
 
Veterans County Draw 2021
 
Sunday 18th July
Yorkshire v East Midlands
 
Sunday 15th August  Semi Finals
 
Yorkshire/ East Mids v North Derbyshire
Cheshire v South Yorkshire
Wed May 12th

Step 3 Guidance from BCGBA below

 

return_to_play_step_three_120521 Crown Green FINAL[4910].pdf

 

Sat Apr 24th

COMPETITIONS 2021 SEASON

As agreed at the meeting on Tuesday 13th April 2021, the following has been confirmed as the format/hosts/criteria for this exceptional ad-hoc season.

Barlows Fire and Security Senior County Championship

v  A Knockout competition will replace the usual format. Teams will play down to decide a winner. The draw will be played right through.

v  In all rounds it will be optional as to whether a buffet will be provided. Consultation should take place between the competing teams as to whether it is viable.

v  All other Senior County Championship rules will still be applicable.

v  All Counties to be advised that prize money will be significantly reduced.

v  Teams will be 8 a side – home and away (again for this season only)

v  Usual entrance fee/footer fee applies

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM ENTRY – 31ST MAY 2021.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Sunday 18th July
  • Sunday 15th August
  • Sunday 19th September – Final*

(*please note: - we may need an extra date in early October if all eligible counties enter a team)

 

Veterans County Championship

v  A Knockout competition will replace the usual format. Teams will play down to decide a winner. The draw will be played right through.

v  In all rounds it will be optional as to whether a buffet will be provided. Consultation should take place between the competing teams as to whether it is viable.

v  All other Veteran County Championship rules will still be applicable.

v  All Counties to be advised that prize money will be significantly reduced.

v  Teams will be 8 a side – home and away (again for this season only)

v  Usual entrance fee/footer fee applies

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM ENTRY – 31ST MAY 2021.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Sunday 18th July
  • Sunday 15th August
  • Sunday 19th September – Final*

v  (*please note: - we may only need 2 dates depending on entries received)

 

Veterans County Team Championship (1 day)   Cancelled.

v  Competition entrance fee applies

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM ENTRY OF TEAMS – 31ST MAY 2021.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Sunday 11th July

v  Host County – Wirral (greens TBC)

 

Junior Individual Merit

v  Competition entrance fee - £10 per player

v  All players should not have reached 18 years on the 1st of January of the year of the competition.

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM INITIAL ENTRY– 27th JUNE 2021.

v  Once entries are received, the general secretary will confirm your allocation number of places

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM FINAL QUALIFIERS – 4TH JULY 2021.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Sunday 25th July

v  Host County – Spen Victoria, Spen Lane Gomersall, Cleckheaton Yorkshire 

 

Under 25 Merit

v  Competition entrance fee - £10 per player

v  All players should not have reached 25 years on the 1st of January of the year of the competition or be over 18 on the 1st January

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM INITIAL ENTRY– 27th JUNE 2021.

v  Once entries are received, the general secretary will confirm your allocation number of places

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM FINAL QUALIFIERS – 4TH JULY 2021.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Sunday 25th July

v  Host County – Spen Victoria, Spen Lane, Gomersall, Cleckheaton Yorkshire 

 

Senior Individual Merit

v  Competition entrance fee - £20 per player

v  Please note this competition will be limited to 32 players this year only

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM INITIAL ENTRY– 11th JULY 2021.

v  Once entries are received, the general secretary will confirm your allocation number of places

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM FINAL QUALIFIERS – 25TH JULY 2021.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Sunday 8th August

v  Host County – Cheshire   The Crown, Buxton Road, Great Moor, Stockport,SK2 7JQ

 

 

Veterans Individual Merit

v  Competition entrance fee - £10 per player

v  Please note this competition will be limited to 32 players this year only

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM INITIAL ENTRY– 2ND AUGUST  2021.

v  Once entries are received, the general secretary will confirm your allocation number of places

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM FINAL QUALIFIERS – 16TH AUGUST 2021.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Monday 6th September

v  Host County – South Yorkshire - Hollinsend Park, Ridgeway Road,Sheffield,S12 2SR.

 

 

Junior 5 a side Championships

v  Usual competition entrance fee applies

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM ENTRY OF TEAMS – 1ST AUGUST  2021.

v  Once entries are received, the general secretary will confirm the draw.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Saturday 12th September

v  Host County – Belveredere BC .  East Midlands 

 

Esselle Sports Ladies Individual Merit

v  Competition entrance fee - £10 per player

v  Please note this competition will be limited to 32 players this year only

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM INITIAL ENTRY– 28th AUGUST  2021.

v  Once entries are received, the ladies secretary will confirm your allocation number of places

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM FINAL QUALIFIERS – 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Saturday 25th September

v  Host County – Metros Sports and Social Club Greater Manchester 

 

Dennis Uk/SISIS Club Team Championship

v  Usual competition entrance fee applies

v  A Knockout competition will replace the usual format. Teams will play down to decide a winner. The draw will be played right through.

v  All other Club Team Championship rules will still be applicable.

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM ENTRY OF NAMED CLUBS – 29th AUGUST  2021.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Sunday 26th September

v  Host County – North Shropshire (greens TBC)

 

 

Open Pairs Championship

v  Competition entrance fee - £20 per pair

v  If all counties enter, we will be limiting it to 3 entries per county.

CLOSING DATE FOR COUNTIES TO CONFIRM ENTRY OF NAMED PAIRS– 5th SEPTEMBER 2021.

v  Dates of competition: -

  • Sunday 3rd October

v  Host County – Cheadle Conservative club , Cheshire 

Fri Mar 26th

The Latest Document from the BCGBA has been released as regards the return to play. This can be viewed Here

Wed Feb 24th

Hi all,

 

Further to the announcement earlier today, which is largely positive at this stage for our sport’s prospects this season, we have prepared the following for our counties and clubs utilising content within the joint statement.

 

Please feel free to amend/update for your own audiences if you wish to do so.

 

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.

 

 

 

Mark Bircumshaw

CEO BCGBA

07887713009

 

Mon Feb 8th

I have just received the headline report on the Back to Bowls survey, both Sport England and the Sport and recreational Alliance are interested in the results of the survey and have expressed how impressed they are with the number who have responded.

  Back to Bowls Headline Data Report

Sat Nov 21st 2020

At the British Parks AGM on Saturday 14th November all officers were voted in again for the 2021 season, The new President is Mike Busby Warwickshire Parks with the Deputy President Phil Scott North Shropshire Parks. All rule proposals were passed and hosts for 2021 confirmed.

Tue Dec 17th 2019
Mon Nov 4th 2019