County / National Info.
As you are all aware, this is the first year that Bowls Leicestershire would have been holding a single Unified AGM. To ensure that all the necessary steps are taken the Board has been working on a format for the meeting, which is attached. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is extremely unlikely that we would be allowed to hold a meeting of that size on the scheduled date of 14th November. In light of this, we have taken the decision to postpone the AGM to next year before the start on the 2021 season and it now will be held (COVID permitting) on Saturday 6th March 2021 10.00am at Knighton Victoria BC. All current Officers, from both Sections and the Board, have indicated that they are willing to continue in post until the AGM can be held.
Enter now for your chance to play at the ‘Wembley of Bowls’!
With the summer season now coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead positively to 2021 with entries for our national competitions now open.
Our competitions are open to players of all abilities and we offer a range of events designed to meet your individual requirements.
Playing in bowls competitions with your partner provides memorable shared experiences. We have extended the eligibility criteria for the Family Pairs to enable those related by marriage – Husband and Wife/Civil Partnership – to participate together next season.
In addition any clubs that had the opportunity to organise a Club Singles Championship this year will be permitted to enter their club champion into the Champion of Champions Singles, in addition to their 2019 champions who will also be eligible to participate in 2021.
Steve Wade, the inaugural winner of the Family Pairs competition in 2012, said: “The Family Pairs offers a great opportunity for bowlers to spend some vital family time with their loved ones, and enables them to create some special memories on the green. Winning the Family Pairs with my Dad was not only a proud moment for us, but a moment that we were able to share with the whole family.”
Jon Cockcroft, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: “The past few weeks have proved that there is little doubt in the appetite for people to enjoy our sport in a social and informal manner, which is complimentary to work and family life. However, we are also aware that many participants enjoy the challenge of competition – so whether you be a regular competitor or new to our sport we have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. We particularly welcome entries from those who may not have entered one of our competitions before, as this is your chance to improve your game, take on one of our elite athletes and perhaps win a place in the National Finals at Royal Leamington Spa, which will host the Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls event in 2022.”
Entries are now being accepted for the following events:
- Senior Singles (Men and Women)
- Senior Pairs (Men and Women)
- Champion of Champions Singles (Men and Women)
- Top Club (Men and Women)
- Club Two Fours (Men)
- Tony Allcock Trophy (Mixed Over 60’s Double Rink)
- Family Pairs
- Mixed Pairs
- Mixed Fours
We are encouraging all entrants to manage their entry though our online Competitions Portal at www.bowlsenglandcomps.com, where registration can be processed within minutes.
Once registered, you will be able to select the events that you wish to enter and proceed to the secure payment. All entrants will receive a confirmation e-mail, and will be able to view all events entered within the ‘My Account’ area at the top of the page. The e-mail address provided will be used to communicate draw information during the playing season and enable you to enter results immediately at the conclusion of each match.
The deadline for entries to be received is 1st March 2021.
We are always happy to guide any members through the entry process if they require further assistance.
Please call Lee Rowland on 07340 887687 or email: [email protected]
Please see attached the Men’s Competition entry forms.
The closing date for these competitions has been moved to 31 November 2020.
Next year “The Greenwood Cup” will be organised by Jeff Lewitt and Chris Jackson.
At the last Men’s Management Committee meeting it was decided unanimously that due to the number of entries decreasing significantly in the “Secretaries Cup”, this competition will now be more open. As from next year one Secretary from each Club will be able to enter this Competition in the following order. Honorary Secretary, Match Secretary and Completions Secretary. Also the Men’s County Secretary will also be eligible to enter this Competition.
Please note that the Ladies have their own Secretaries Cup and will not be eligible to enter this competition.
BL Men’s Section Secretary
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07711 607905
Attached the dates and entry forms for next year's 2021 Ladies County Competitions.
Please note that the closing date has now been put back until 30th November 2020. All forms attached are in choice of PDF, Word or Excel.