Bowls England Coronavirus Advice
Bowls England have now released further advice to Clubs following a slight relaxation in the lock down arrangements issued by HM Government. They have issued 2 documents both of which can be found here: BE Guidance 2 June and BE Supplementary Guidance 2 June .
Advice has now been published from Bowls England on recommended action by Bowls Clubs should any Club wish to re-open while still conforming to Government Guidelines. That guidance was issued on 14th May and can be downloaded here: Bowls England Covid Advice 14 May 2020.
Bowls England have issued a statement with Questions and Answers about the coronavirus and its impacts on the sport and advice for individuals. You can read the statement issued on 20th March here: Bowls England Coronavirus Statement and FAQs.
On 31st March they also issued a Statement giving advice on opportunities for Financial Support. That statement can be seen here: Bowls England Financial Support Statement.
SUMMER 2020 – Suspension of Bowling
ALL SADBA FIXTURES, COMPETITIONS AND LEAGUE MATCHES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Association has suspended bowling activity during the corona virus crisis in order to be responsible to all our bowlers and to adhere to advice given by HM Government. We know that bowls Clubs are also taking a similar stance.
The Competition and Inter-Club League cards have not been issued but 2020 SADBA Handbooks will shortly be available from your Club Delegate.
We will publish any changes here or bowlers may ask their Delegate, the SADBA Secretary, Michael Woodhams, or any of the SADBA Officers. Contacts details are on this website: Officers under the Contacts tab and Delegates under the Clubs tab.
SADBA Tour to Devon – Cancellation
The President and Officers of the Executive have, regrettably, taken the decision to cancel the President’s tour to Devon which was planned for the last week of June. This will not come as a great surprise in the current circumstances.
In due course, when monies have been returned to the Association, all bowlers who planned to go will receive a full refund. Terry Atkinson is in the process of contacting them about refund arrangements.
Availability for Outdoor Matches
Bowlers are now being invited to put their names down if they wish to be considered for selection in the summer 2020 Outdoor matches.
Delegates have been issued with Availability sheets for sharing among Club members and to put on Club Notice Boards to collate names for each match. These are then submitted to Brian Burfoot by the due date for each match.
There are two documents cover covering the season. Here they are: SADBA Availability SHEET May -July – 2020 and SADBA Availability SHEET August – 2020
In addition there is a personal form that bowlers should complete and return direct. This enables bowlers to plan for the season and for the District to track demand in advance of Delegates submitting Club names for each match. All bowlers are encouraged to complete this and return it to Brian Burfoot. The personal form with details of all matches is here: SADBA-Outdoor-Fixtures-2020-Individual-Application-Form
Please note that bowling activities have now been suspended which is expected to impact the programme at least in the early part of the season. See post here. Nonetheless you are encouraged to submit your details so we can react in a timely manner when bowling is again possible.
The Outdoor programme can be found from the drop-down menu at https://sadba.club/matches//
Match Schedule for the 2020/2021 Season
The Indoor and Outdoor match programmes for 2020, through to the end of the Indoor season in March 2021, are now available. They can be found using the drop-down menu at https://sadba.club/matches.
The programme is also included in the 2020 SADBA Handbook which is published at the end of March.