Sport England have uploaded to their website, in the section named 'Club Matters' the latest Coronavirus information in order to help Clubs functioning during the present crisis without leaving home and may be of use to our indoor Clubs.
Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help organisations develop, grow and become more sustainable.
A series of dedicated Coronavirus resources and toolkits are available now to support Clubs - from fundraising and business continuity to operating Committees virtually.
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Over the past week there have been a lot of statements and information relayed from various Associations and 'Bowls Bodies', which do take time to digest and deciede relevancy as opposed to duplication and you may find of relevance to you at either Club or Individual level (or both).
Please find below links to all of the relevant statements that have been released since 19/03/20
Hopefully going forward MCIBA will be in a position to publish any new statements/information within 24 hours of release.
Message from the President:
Firstly let me apologise for the lateness in updating the website and for this announcement.
A number of issues have arisen over the past week and I now find time after addressing all of these issues.
The season, as we know it is now over with our last ICF against Northants, due to be on the 1st April at Northampton and District IBC, being cancelled.
The County Competitions have now been postponed till October with the Finals now being held on Saturday 17th October (again at Herga IBC).
We are awaiting on the EIBA as to any extension on dates for National Competitions which may then lead to an alteration of dates for games to be played.
If there is a clash the date of the County Finals can be reviewed.
Any Semi-Finals that are outstanding now have a round closing date of the 10th October.
The Middlesex League has also been postponed till October.
With no disrespect to other Clubs, the League Table would suggest that Bounds Green and Hounslow are the only two Clubs in contention, we would ask that this game is played before the 7th October when next season starts. Dependant upon the result of this match there may be a necessity for the Glebelands against Hounslow match to be played but this can be dealt with in October.
Our understanding that the Clubs in Middlesex are as follows, Glebelands and Herga have shut down, Cambridge Park, Century, Bounds Green, Hounslow, The Lawns and Paddington have cancelled all leagues, matches and competitions.
With regard to the Coronavirus situation, the EIBA issued the following update on Friday 13th March
The closing dates for next years County and National Competition Entries are set for 1st May and 10th May respectively.
We await the outcome of the EIBA Board Meeting to see if there will be an extension to the Nationals and the County will review during the course of the next few weeks to allow Clubs to ensure all those that want to enter can.
The County entry forms can be downloaded from the website under the Competitions section.
Below are downloadable versions of the EIBA Forms A-E (in PDF format) in case this assists any Club Administrators
A lot of information, if anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Updates and further information will continue to be posted on our Facebook page and obviously website.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Members of Middlesex for supporting the County matches and competitions.
My thanks also go to the hardworking Officers and Committee that keep the Association going.
Well that's it for 2019/20, enjoy your summer (what there will be of it we currently do not know) and we look forward to seeing you in October for the 2020/21 season which sees MCIBA celebrate its 50th Year.