Competitions 2020

There May Be Good News After All

posted Sep 10, 2020, 12:30 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

MSBL 2020 Relaunch II on September 19 may have been called off (see News), but it's not all doom and gloom.

A sponsor who wished to remain anonymous gave League officers £100 to be added to the prize fund for the second scheduled singles competition for a field of 16.

And now those officers are hoping that the generous backer can be persuaded to using the money to sponsor next year's Mid Shropshire Senor Merit - or a competition of their choice.


Limited Spaces Already!

posted Sep 6, 2020, 10:04 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

The League, in agreement with Edgmond, are to run another singles competition on Saturday 19th September.

It will once again be limited to 16 entries to remain within Covid-19 guidelines and HOW TO ENTER details will be published on this website on Wednesday 9th September.

But 9 of the places have already been booked by bowlers who played in the 2020 Relaunch Singles, their names being accepted as reward for committing to the inaugural event. 

So any bowler who played at least 12 matches in divisions 1-2-3-4-5 or 6 in 2019 and who wants to enter Relaunch II on September 19 had better be on the ball as there are only 7 places to fill!

10am Is The Key Time

posted Aug 21, 2020, 9:41 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

'MSBL 2020 Relaunch Singles' at Edgmond on Saturday 5th September, 10.30am start

HOW TO ENTER: 

1 - Ring League competition secretary Phil King on 07745-657428 on Saturday (AUG 22) from 10am onwards and names will be taken on a first come, first served basis. 

2 – The first 16 bowlers to contact Phil will then be notified that they have until 6pm on Sunday (AUG 23) to make a BACs transfer of the £10 entry fee to the account of League treasurer Mrs C A Miles (sort code 60-21-57, account number 61528145), clearly stating the name of the person who is entering. 

3 – Phil and Celia will then liaise to see who has paid and then confirm the 16 entries, taking names off the entry list from number 17 upwards to fill any spaces of those who have not paid. 

Please note eligibility criteria: Bowlers who want to enter must have played at least 12 games in MSBL divisions 1-2-3-4-5 or 6 in 2019 and have paid their clubs subs this year. 

Sept 5 Details To Follow ASAP

posted Aug 14, 2020, 6:19 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Aug 14, 2020, 6:21 AM ]

Full details of the MSBL Relaunch 2020 comp at Edgmond on Saturday 5th September (10.30am startwill be issued direct to clubs next week

The plan is then to put the details on the League’s website and Facebook group on Friday 21st August, with competition secretary Phil King to accept entries from a set time the following day (Saturday).

Entries, taken on a first come-first served basis, will only be confirmed once a bank transfer of the entry fee has been made. Track and trace details will then be taken - including an email address,

Entry will be open to any bowler who played in at least 12 games in divisions 1-2-3-4-5-6 last year (2019) and has paid his or her club subs this year. 

There will be 16 places available at £10 each with a £100 first prize with a full house (plus £50 to the runner-up and £10 for the losing semi-finalists)

And if there is sufficient demand, there will be further comps (again limited to 16 entries) on the two following Saturdays – 12th and 19th September.

Rest assured that a full risk assessment is being finalised - and it will be sent to all entrants in advance of the competition, at which we will strictly obey the phase 3 guidelines of the BCGBA’s green reopening scheme so it is done as safely as possible.

Indeed, the choice of Edgmond as venue is down to the fact that we can keep control of numbers there (ie no more than 30).

League Comps In 2020?

posted Jul 27, 2020, 9:11 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

The Return To Sport Action Plan for bowls (phase 3 issued today) gives the League the go ahead to start considering the merit of holding Mid Shropshire competitions this summer.

Officers will hold a meeting to discuss the best way forward, after giving member clubs the necessary time to digest the latest guidelines.

But League competitions secretary Phil King will know that, to comply with the current social distancing rules, the maximum rounds that could be played on a single day is 4, this would mean a total of 6 in the bubble assuming all other social distancing is maintained. 

In practice, this would allow up to 16 playing down to 4 with a finals day on a later day for a singles title.  

But a risk assessment for the competition would be need to ensure that the safety of players and visitors is maintained in line with BCGBA guidance while adhering to government advice.

And also . . . individual games should ensure social distancing is maintained within the game and other games on the green; shared mats and jacks should be cleaned before and after each game; if someone outside your game touches the jack it should be cleaned prior to continuing with the game; Players to remain socially distanced at all times; Measuring an end should be done by the players if a mutual decision cannot be agreed. Equipment should be cleaned after each use if shared. .

Use of club facilities, clubhouse, toilets and changing areas should adhere to latest government guidelines; a records must be kept of all those who have attended - players spectators and officials and contact details taken.

Manx Festival Dream Dies

posted Jul 17, 2020, 12:00 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

Open competitions are still not yet allowed, but a good number of Mid Shropshire bowlers had aimed to shrug off the pandemic by competing in the Isle of Man Festival in September - until now..

Months of uncertainty over the five-day bonanza on the island, that had been due to start on Monday 7th September, ended when Festival Director Steve Moore confirmed it had been cancelled – just like the June Festival had to be.

"Following the announcement from the Isle of Man Government that it is unlikely the borders will open to visitors until at least the end of September 2020, it is with great regret that the September Bowls Festival is now cancelled," he said.

“We apologise for the lateness in this decision, but we have been trying and hoping that the event would go ahead.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding - and we hope to see you in 2021, when the June festival will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The 2021 dates are June 21-25 and September 6-10.”.

ABC Guide To Running Club Comps

posted Jul 9, 2020, 11:38 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jul 9, 2020, 11:39 AM ]

League life member, former chairman and fixture secretary, and current webmaster Steve Wall has given the League an insight as to how Albrighton are doing things.

"Albrighton are running all comps over the whole remainder of the season, giving deadlines for each round," reports Steve.

"This means players arrange between themselves when they play their game and book the green in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions."

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.

 

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