|Mrs Lesley Williams||Jim Orchard||John Bailiff||Mrs Liz Thornelow|
Waverton Queens are still playing the home games at the institute.
NOTICE FROM THE BCGBA
AS THIS CLUB IS AFFILIATED TO THE BCGBA, THE NEW FOOTWEAR RULE WILL BE ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES
March 6th 2019.
It appears that I did not make myself completely clear at the recent Captain’s Meeting when I spoke about the new footwear rule which is coming into effect this season.
So, just to clarify what may or may not have been inferred – basically any form of open-toed footwear will not be allowed. If a player has a disability and an accompanying medical certificate to confirm that sandals or other open-toed footwear must be worn that is a different matter. However, such a certificate must be produced on application by the home club or home captain or the player concerned should not be permitted to step on to the green. In all other circumstances proper, flat soled footwear must be worn even when spectators come on to the green as measurers. This is a matter of safety for all participants in the game of crown green bowling.
If I inadvertently gave anyone the wrong impression, I can only apologise.
As a matter of interest, I have conferred with not only our Chairman but also with the League Officials from the Chester and District (night) League, as several of our clubs have teams in both Leagues. The consensus of opinion is unanimous in that this rule shall be followed to the letter. If it is helpful to your club or team, the Chester Seniors League and the Chester and District League will produce a poster which may be downloaded and displayed in your clubhouse. This will ensure that ALL participating members of the leagues are aware of this rule. It will appear on both our website and that of the Chester and District when completed.
In addition, if your club or team has not yet paid its affiliation to the BCGBA and the Cheshire BA would you please complete the form which can also be downloaded from the Cheshire website and send it to Mr. Knapper as soon as possible with your fee (approximately £57.50).
These are the membership numbers which may be useful to you – Cheshire BCG 10004 CA
Chester and District CHE 13268 LG
Chester Seniors CHE 13285 LG
You must also have a Safeguarding Officer in place by March 1st and must indicate their DBS number on your Club Affiliation form to Cheshire.
The fixtures are being completed as we speak. It has been a more complicated process than usual this year due to extenuating circumstances including the very late dates of Easter, the different formation of our league with only 18 teams, the fact that some teams can only use their green on certain days and the shared use of some greens. Please be patient with us. We envisage that two or three rounds of the Hermitage Cup will be played before Easter with the League Programme probably beginning on Tuesday 23rd April (the day after Easter Monday).
The fixture cards, complete with all competition dates will be available for distribution when Martin has had chance to print them on his return from holiday next Wednesday. This will still give us plenty of time to prepare for the fray. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Have a happy and enjoyable bowling season.
M.A., D.A.S.E. (League Secretary