with regards to P&D (Men's) Bowls
outbreak has led to the Government
issuing advice and guidelines on what
the public need to do to mitigate the
risks to themselves and others.
has had the effect of bringing to a halt
most sporting events and Lawn Bowls is
last few days, Bowls England and Bowls
Hampshire have both issued statements to
Clubs detailing the decisions they have
made to meet the Governments Guidelines,
one of which is "Social Distancing"
which means you need to keep 2Metres
(6.5feet) between you and another
case you are not aware of what these
statements contain, here is a prťcis:
1) Bowls England
following decisions regarding the 2020
a) National Championships
National Championships are cancelled in
their entirety for 2020 (including all
County Championship qualifying rounds).
This decision has been taken because
most County Associations hold their
qualifying rounds leading to the
National Championships from May to July,
so BE believed it is impractical for
these to be completed this season.
b) National Competitions
other National Competitions are
similarly cancelled in their entirety
for 2020 for the same reason.
2) Bowls Hampshire
the BE Statement, BH produced the
a) Bowling at Clubs prior to 1st July
large proportion of club members are
over age 70 (who may well be
self-isolating) and taking into account
that Social Distancing (i.e. keeping
2metres/6 feet between you and another
person) is in place, BH recommends that
Clubs should not allow bowling before
b) County Activities prior to 1st July
will be no County activities in the
period up to the 1st July. All inter
county matches in that period are being
cancelled and, as has already been
announced by Bowls England, there will
be no National/County Championships nor
County Competitions (i.e. County
Club/2Wood Triples) being played.
c) Activities Post 1st July
review by 1st June will decide whether
activities can resume after 1st July.
Given that there will be no National
Championships in August and depending
upon the position the County may look to
introduce some events to encourage
members to return to the green.
those two statements, the P&D Officers,
after a series of phone calls, decided
on the following actions with regards to
P&D run events:
a) League Matches
recommendation is that no bowls should
be played before 1st July and that
Social Distancing would probably still
be in place post that date, then it
would be impracticable for it to run any
League, Combination or Midweek Triples
games for the 2020 Season.
b) P&D Competitions
Officers will meet again in June to see
if the Government has decided that they
are able to relax their current Social
there is the possibility that the
Rowland Cup and other P&D Competitions
could be run from July.
Finally, the P&D wish everyone well and ask you all to
please Stay Safe