Competitions 2020

Club Comps - What You Need To Know

posted Jun 30, 2020, 12:22 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

Phase 2a Green Opening June 27th 2020 

Club Competitions, single’s and pairs

Club Competition organisers should be aware of the issues regarding Covid19 guidance

Only Club members allowed. (External bowlers not permitted)

 Paperwork* and risk assessment* completed and a copy forwarded to County Secretary

The Club Secretary and or Chairman to sign the Covid Competition action plan/risk assessment detailing how competition will be run safely and within the current social distancing arrangements. 

All competition administrators to sign that they understand the action plan to ensure they fully understand the regulations. 

Be aware that this guidance could change at any point and could be withdrawn if the risk level increases 

Equipment 

YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO USE CLUB COMMUNAL EQUIPMENT - HOWEVER A STRICT CLEANING PLAN SHOULD BE DISPLAYED AND BE CLEAR TO ALL PLAYERS

EQUIPMENT TO BE DISINFECTED/CLEANED BEFORE AND AFTER EACH GAME IS COMPLETED, IE. JACKS AND MATS

SHAKING OF HANDS – USE APPROPRIATE ALTERNATIVE METHODS. ie. elbows, thumbs up etc.

Follow strong hygiene practices at every opportunity - wash your hands when you get home • Once you have completed your session, please depart as soon as you safely can to enable others to access the green

Limited access to clubhouse, walkways and toilets.

Ensure risk assessment and notices are displayed on hygiene and handwashing 

No spectators permitted other than internal competition organisers and card markers (total 6 persons currently)

 OPEN COMPETITIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED DUE TO THE CONSTRAINTS & REGULATIONS ON TESTING WHICH APPLY TO ELITE SPORTS

ELITE SPORT IS LIMITED TO PROFESSIONAL SPORT COMPETITIONS

WE STILL AWAIT GUIDANCE ON THE OPENING OF COMMUNITY LEVEL SPORT WHICH WILL DICTATE IF WE CAN ALLOW COMPETITION BETWEEN CLUBS. 

BCGBA Comps Roll Over To 2021

posted May 20, 2020, 12:34 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

First Shropshire and now the British association have opted to call off their competitions this year due to pandemic.

Shropshire chiefs cancelled all their comps, including the County Merit and County Cup, earlier this month – and now the sport’s governing, the BCGBA, have followed suit.

That applies to the men's, ladies and junior county championships and all other British events.

“Following discussions and a county level survey on BCGBA competitions, we have decided to roll over all competitions to 2021,” confirmed a spokesman for the governing body.

“As for the 2019 Ladies Champion of Champions (due to have been played on April 18 after being abandoned due to waterlogging at the Waterloo last September), it is hoped we will be able to arrange a suitable date later in the year to complete this competition, subject to restrictions allowing.

Sir John Bayley and St Georges will retain their places in the World Club Championships qualifiers, which have also been rolled over to 2021.

No County or BCGBA comps in 2020

posted May 12, 2020, 11:54 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

County competitions

Because of the current unprecedented situation, unfortunately, it will not be possible to hold any County competitions during 2020.

SCGBA - Competition Authorities

If any club who has purchased a competition authority in 2020, is unable to stage the competition, then the Competition Authority will be honoured for 2021 season.

BCGBA competitions
 
Following discussions and a County level survey on BCGBA National competitions, we have decided to roll over all competitions to 2021.

This means that the fixtures for County Championships 2020, will be moved to 2021 with a subsequent delay in the 5 year rota.

This also covers Men's, Juniors, Veterans and Ladies Competitions and will likewise be moved to 2021.

BCGBA Open Certificates
 
All certificates issued in 2020 with a January, February or March date, are now extended to cover until 31st October 2021.

 

Quiz Winner Get Full House 21!

posted May 1, 2020, 2:57 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

And the winner of the 21-Up Quiz is . . . IAN PESSALL

He got a full house with 21 correct answers - so many congratulations - and he will be receiving a prize (when it is safe to get it to him) as a reward.

Thanks go to all who took part - and for the record, the ANSWERS are:


1 – Name the last club in the League to open a new green – Wrockwardine Wood

2 – Who is the only bowler playing solely in the MSBL to have won the Champion of Champions - Brian Shore

3 - Name the club that hosted last year’s Shropshire junior inter-league championship - Bowring

4 – Which 3 time Mid Shropshire Senior Merit winner also served as League chairman – Geoff Clarke

5 – Name the first League club to win promotion to the Premier League - Newport

6 – Which was the last League club to host the British Senior Merit finals day – St Georges

7 - Name the only lady bowler to have ever won the division 1 averages – Sonya Lucas

8 – Which League club did British No. 1 Callum Wraight bowl for in 2018 - Shifnal

9 – Name the youngest ever League bowler to have won the County Senior Merit – Ian Lealand

10 – Who was the last person to represent the League as County President – Mike Potter

11 – Which long gone club hosted the home leg of Shropshire’s first Crosfield Cup win in 1974 - GKN Sankey 

12 - Name the former League chairman who the Thursday Division is named in honour of – Dennis Lewis

13 – Who has won the Mid Shropshire Senior Merit 3 times since 2011 - Jamie King

14 – Name the first Mid Shropshire champions to feature in a Premier League play-off final - Coddon

15 – Who is the only bowler to have won the Over-60 Merit twice – Tony Roche

16 - This Mid Shropshire stalwart is the only Life Member of the BCGBA from the county - Barry Griffiths

17 – Who was the first lady to be awarded Life Membership of the League – Mabel Finnigan

18 – Name the first club to do the division 1, Harris Cup and County Cup treble in one year – St. Georges

19 – Name the company that is the League’s long established main sponsors – Molson Coors

20 – Who were the last division 1 champions before the launch of the Premier League – St Georges

21 – Which long gone club was the first from Mid Shropshire to win the County Cup – Royal Exchange

21-Up Quiz - Final Week 4

posted Apr 25, 2020, 5:31 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

21-UP QUIZ ALL ABOUT THE MID SHROPSHIRE LEAGUE


WEEK FOUR:

17 – Who was the first lady to be awarded Life Membership of the League

18 – Name the first club to do the division 1, Harris Cup and County Cup treble in one year

19 – Name the company that is the League’s long established main sponsors

20 – Who were the last division 1 champions before the launch of the Premier League

21 – Which long gone club was the first from Mid Shropshire to win the County Cup (it was in the year the League was formed!)


AND THE WINNER IS . . . 


If you have taken part over the four weeks, now is the time to email your answers to the general secretary (mc.fletcher@btinternet.com) asap.

The winner with the highest number of correct answers will be announced on May 1st – and if there is a tie all their names will go into a hat with one lucky winner to be pulled out.

The 21-Up Quiz started with 6 questions and then two weekends of 5 questions (all of which are still on the site) and finishes with today’s final 5 to get to 21 in total.

There might just be a prize for the winner - and all the answers will be posted on the site next weekend.

21-Up Quiz - Week 3

posted Apr 18, 2020, 7:35 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

21-Up QUIZ ALL ABOUT THE MID SHROPSHIRE LEAGUE 


WEEK THREE: 


12 - Name the former League chairman who the Thursday Division is named in honour of 

13 – Who has won the Mid Shropshire Senior Merit 3 times since 2011 

14 – Name the first Mid Shropshire champions to feature in a Premier League play-off final 

15 – Who is the only bowler to have won the Over-60 Merit twice 

16 - This Mid Shropshire stalwart is the only Life Member of the BCGBA from the county 


If you decide to take part, keep the answers with you and the general secretary will sort out a marking system before the end of the 4 week period, probably by emailing your name and answers to him at the end of the quiz. 

It started with 6 questions on week 1, there were 5 more last weekend (and both sets are still on the site), and there are 5 more above today.

The last  5 questions will be posted here next weekend to get to 21 in total - with the winner to be announced on May 1st. 

Who knows, there might be a prize for the best score!

21-Up Quiz - Week 2

posted Apr 11, 2020, 5:06 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Apr 11, 2020, 5:07 AM ]

21-Up QUIZ ALL ABOUT THE MID SHROPSHIRE LEAGUE


WEEK TWO:


7 - Name the only lady bowler to have ever won the division 1 averages

8 – Which League club did British No. 1 Callum Wraight bowl for in 2018

9 – Name the youngest ever League bowler to have won the County Senior Merit

10 – Who was the last person to represent the League as County President

11 – Which long gone club hosted the home leg of Shropshire’s first Crosfield Cup win in 1974 


If you decide to take part, keep the answers with you and the general secretary will sort out a marking system before the end of the 4 week period, probably by emailing your name and answers to him at the end of the quiz.

It started with 6 questions last weekend (which are still on the site), there are 5 more today and there will be 5 more on the next 2 weekends to get to 21 in total - with the winner to be announced on May 1st.

Who knows, there might be a prize for the best score!

21-Up Quiz - Week 1

posted Apr 4, 2020, 5:47 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Apr 4, 2020, 6:06 AM ]

21-Up QUIZ - ALL ABOUT THE MID SHROPSHIRE LEAGUE 


WEEK ONE: 


1 – Name the last club in the League to open a new green 

2 – Who is the only bowler playing solely in the MSBL to have won the Champion of Champions 

3 - Name the club that hosted last year’s Shropshire junior inter-league championship 

4 – Which 3 time Mid Shropshire Senior Merit winner also served as League chairman 

5 – Name the first League club to win promotion to the Premier League 

6 – Which was the last League club to host the British Senior Merit finals day 


If you decide to take part, keep the answers with you and the general secretary will sort out a marking system before the end of the 4 week period, probably by emailing your name and answers to him at the end of the quiz. 

The plan is for 6 questions today - then 5 more on the following 3 weekends to get to 21 in total - with the winner to be announced on May 1st. 

Who knows, there might be a prize for the best score!

21-Up Quiz Time

posted Apr 3, 2020, 5:51 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

For a bit of fun to try and help the League's bowlers and club officials get through these worrying weeks, a 21-Up Quiz with questions all about the Mid Shropshire League will be launched on this part of the website tomorrow - Saturday 4th April.

If you decide to take part, keep the answers with you and the general secretary will sort out a marking system before the end of the 4 week period, probably by emailing them to him at the end of the quiz.

The plan is for 6 questions tomorrow - then 5 more on the following 3 weekends to get to 21 in total - with the winner to be announced on May 1st.

Who knows, there might be a prize for the best score!

Opens Hit Too

posted Mar 18, 2020, 1:04 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

Two open competitions at Mid Shropshire clubs – one of them a Champion of Champions qualifier – have bit the dust.

The Covid 19 outbreak has forced the organisers of the St Georges Open and Candlin Doubles at Sinclair to make early decisions to call them off.
 
Just last weekend the last 32 line-up for the finals of the £7,000 St Georges Open was completed, but organiser Graham Turner has not given up hope of the competition being completed this year.

“Due to communication from the BCGBA the finals are now suspended until further notice. I will advise all finalists when a new date can be arranged,” said Turner.

Qualifiers from the second weekend included Bylet duo Scott Harries and Rob Fuller, British No.1 Callum Wraight,, two-in-row County Merit winner Spencer Clarke and former Shropshire man James Grimston.

It was bad news too from Stuart Church, open organiser at Telford club Sinclair, who said: “Due to the coronavirus, the Candlin Doubles has been postponed. Monies paid will be refunded.”

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