IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS I have to report the death of MARTIN WATERS a long time member of Yate and District BC.
Also Derek Hughes, who played for several clubs in Bristol, his last club being St Anne'Park BC,he also played many games for the City and County of Bristol as well as Bristol Indoor BC. He passed away 8/6/2020.
Also with great saddness the death of Harry Kellaway of Fry's BC, He passed away on the 25/5/2020 aged 93.He did for many years play and support Fry's BC
I have also with great sadness to report the death of Alan Skuse a long time member of Imperial BC, Alan was known to many of us for organising summer tours etc.
Information on the 2021 bowling tour which has rolled over from 2020.
We will still be going to Warners on the Isle of Wight. Doug Johnnson will keep you informed as things progress.
To all County Bowlers
After recieving e/mails and talking to County Secretary's all games at the back end of the season having been cancelled are asking for them to be rolled over until 2021. I have now decided to cancell all County games for 2020 and to roll over to 2021. I have also had six games at the front end of the season asking to roll over to 2021
TO ALL COUNTY BOWLERS.
Firstly I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
I have produced a fixture for 2021 with some changes of days and dates due to a change of week numbers, all I hope we get to use it. I will keep you all informed as things progress, At the first opportunity we will try to have a committee meeting and hopfully a general meeting.
We have lost several bowlers through 2020 and 2021, I have a list of these people.
Following a committee meeting yesterday evening (19th March), it was decided to cancel all City & County individual competitions for this season. A decision regarding the Clarence Davey and Clarence Davey Plate competitions will be made in a couple of months when we know how this dreadful situation has developed.
It is not currently proposed to refund individuals competition fees due mainly to the logistics of such a task. Instead, they will go towards next year’s competitions. We hope everyone will understand this decision.
Also, all City and County matches are postponed until the end of July when the situation will be reviewed.
Those club’s which were not able to collect their handbooks from St Anne's yesterday, will be able to collect them from Henleaze BC tomorrow morning where the Gloucestershire BA books will also be available.
On behalf of the President and all members of the Management Committee, we wish you all well and hope you all stay fit and healthy, ready for when we can start playing, and open club’s bars, so that some much needed income can be generated.
Your County needs your support
Since 1935 this association has been the figurehead for bowlers in the Bristol region. Our aim is always to promote and foster the game of bowls through the organisation of local competitions and competitive games against other County Associations.
Like many other County Associations we have in recent years experienced the reluctance of people to join our committees and to help in its organisation.
County Secretary & Assistant Secretary.
This essential role organises the internal activities of the Association and is our main link to Bowls England and clubs in the Bristol area.
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