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.