BRISTOL & DISTRICT MEN'S BOWLS LEAGUE

31st March 2021

 

Following release by Bowls England of their ‘return to play’ guidance the League’s Management Committee have discussed how best to assist Clubs and their members get back to playing bowls and to encourage participation.

It has been agreed that the League shall be run in 2021 with the emergency amendments to the Constitution and Rules for this year only.

The Management Committee requests that all Clubs and their members respect the risk assessments and procedures of other Clubs so that we can return to what we all enjoy with minimum difficulties. It is suggested that visiting Clubs should contact their opponents in advance to make themselves aware of any local restrictions that may be in place.

EMERGENCY 2021 AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION AND RULES

1. Up to and including Thursday 24th June, where green capacity or availability has been affected by Covid-19 restrictions or BE’s guidance, league and Lloyd Trophy matches may be postponed. The team requiring the postponement must inform their opponent as early as possible.

2. The League Secretary and Match Secretary should be advised of any postponement and the reason. Subsequently the League Secretary and Match Secretary should be advised of all re-arrangement details.

3. Postponed League matches may be re-arranged up to and including September 17th with the home team initiating the arrangements.

4. Postponed Lloyd Trophy matches must be re-arranged before the subsequent round with the home team initiating the arrangements.

5. When re-arranging, the away side cannot be forced to accept any offered date or time which clashes with a senior competition organised by Bowls England nor the County Associations of Gloucestershire and Somerset.

6.  When re-arranging, the away side cannot be forced to play on a weekend nor earlier than 18:15 on a weekday.

7.  Any match not completed by September 17th will see the non-cancelling team receive 10pts and plus 10 shots.

8.  Winning trophies and certificates will be awarded however there shall be no promotion or relegation for the 2021 season.

Ian Gauld

B&DMBL Secretary