One of the highlights of the SADBA summer calendar is the Annual Gala that supports the President, Terry Atkinson, and his charity. Unfortunately  last year’s event was unavoidably cancelled but we have a date for 2021:   Thursday 26th August.   The Gala will be at the President’s Club of North Mymms.

Would SADBA Clubs please give him their support?  A poster to advertise the event and entry forms can be downloaded here.

All at North Mymms are mindful, of course, that while the unlock-roadmap appears to be on schedule it may be that social distancing requirements in some form could still be in force throughout the summer.  If so then this will be taken into account to determine the number of entries that can be safely accommodated in line with Government and Bowls England guidance.  

Do enter soonest.  We are optimistic that it will go ahead and prove to be a great success, as it has been for many years, and raise a significant amount for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Bowls England Corona Virus Advice March 2021


Bowls England  have issued guidance for Affiliated Clubs, Counties and Associate Members.  The first, “Return to Play: Step One” was published on  on 26th March.   It is here to download it as a pdf document.

The second edition  “Return to Play: Step Two”,  issued on 9th April, publishes changes as a result of the implementation of Stage 2 of the Government lock-down easement timetable.   That document can be downloaded here.  Note that Bowls England appear to have highlighted the changes  to the “Step One” document.




SADBA Competitions & Inter-Club Leagues 2021

The draws for all the SADBA Competitions and the schedule of matches for the Bob Vise, Jones Cup, Triples League and Club Rink League are now on-line.

Each Competition can be accessed from the drop-down menu under the Competitions tab.    Inter-Club matches are found in the menu under the Leagues tab.  Both menus also have links to details of the Closing Dates of Rounds and Playing Dates.  Under the Competitions tab there is also a Contacts List giving names and Club codes, although this information is also shown in the draws for each match.

We hope that our planned programme of Competitions and Inter-Club matches will be  played as normal but none of us know whether that will prove to be the case.    If not, then we will have to make any necessary adjustments nearer the start of the outdoor season.


2021:  The Way Forward

Officers of the Association recently consulted all Member Clubs about planning for 2021 in what are difficult and uncertain times.  The resulting framework sets out the principles under which SADBA will operate over the next 12 months.  It has been issued to all Clubs but can also be downloaded here:   SADBA Directional Statement for 2021.