Bowls England Coronavirus Advice
Additional guidance was issued by Bowls England and is applicable from 1st August 2020 until further notice. All previous advice and guidance that was available here has been removed because this edition replaces all previous notices issued by Bowls England.
The latest guidance is here:- Additional BE COVID Advice 31 July 2020
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.