I am saddened to learn of the passing of former President & Treasurer Lawrence De Gruchy.
There is no social media post that can sum up or do justice to the contribution, dedication and passion that Lawrence committed to our Sport through the JBA, Bowls Jersey and the Sun Bowls Club. Without his efforts, in numerous capacities over many many years, our sport would be in a far poorer state.
On behalf of a grateful membership I extend the deepest of condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Maureen and family. Please know that our Bowls Community are keeping you all in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Rest In Peace Lawrence my friend, you truly were one of a kind and your generosity knew no limits. Your support and belief in me, and indeed all the “youngsters”, will never be forgotten and your legacy which started bearing fruit a long time ago, shall continue to be fought for and protected by all of us you held so dear.
Thank you to EVERYONE who entered the Bowls Jersey Nationals this year, to the Bowls Jersey Competitions Committee, the Club Board Delegates and Peter Ascroft and Joan Renouf. Without you, there would be no finals weekend.
May the weather be nice, the bowls be good, and the crowds be large.
Firstly, thank you to everyone who has submitted their teams to support the Pitcher & Le Quesne Bowls Open.
There are 2 spaces left and the Sun Bowls would love to fill them to get a full complement!
The Open will be run over Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August and £12 per person to include a guaranteed 4 games and a bbq plus un-rivalled atmosphere it’s not something to miss out on – deadline for entry is Friday 16th July!
Teams of 3, must be mixed but can comprise of any member from any club.
Thank you in advance for your support – we hope we can fill the competition!
Good luck to St. Brelades hosting their Triples Competition this weekend, and be sure to grab yourselves an entry form to St Saviours Open Pairs Competition to be played in August! Great to see the Clubs doing so many new things and with generous sponsors backing them!
Did you know that entries for the St Brelades Open were due to close today? Fear not, entries can still be sent to Mike Videgrain at the details in the poster below before 25th June!
It promises to be a great weekend, why not enter a team and see if you can get a share of the prize money?
With every club having an Open Competition, it would be great for members from all Clubs to support each Open where possible – these Opens have been prioritised to freshen up the Island Competition Schedule.
Please be advised the Bowls Jersey website now has the Island Novice draw displayed upon it, and can be found here: National Competitions 2021
Additionally, the schedules for the Morel, Le Marquand, Collings and De Gruchy were inconsistent with the the club boards, and the website has now been updated. You can see the amended schedules and the running league totals by clicking here: Inter Club Leagues
Thank you to everyone who is taking part – the atmosphere around all the clubs is brilliant and we hope this continues long into the future.
The British Isles Bowls Council (BIBC) and British Isles Women’s Bowls Council (BIWBC) have today announced the cancellation of all events for the 2021 season. The decision reflects the challenges related to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and has been made to enable more grassroots bowlers to enjoy the sport this summer.
Whilst we remain positive that people will be out on the greens this summer, the international series and championships necessitate an extra level of logistical planning and delivery for players, spectators and officials. Given these extra considerations, particularly around international travel and the varying restrictions across Britain expected to continue for months, it was not viable to continue without damaging the integrity of the events.
All nations agreed that the early decision was important to provide clarity to players and spectators, give every nation the opportunity to make the most of their domestic calendar and provide much-needed support to clubs.
No decision has been taken on British Isles events for 2022 as this will form part of a wider review taking into account a number of considerations including the Commonwealth Games taking place at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
The members of the BIBC are: Bowls England; Irish Bowling Association; Bowls Guernsey; Bowls Jersey; Bowls Scotland; Welsh Bowling Association
The members of the BIWBC are: Bowls England; Irish Women’s Bowling Association; Bowls Jersey; Bowls Scotland; Welsh Women’s Bowling Association
This year, our AGM has to be different due to COVID. We still need to have an AGM per the Constitution, and we still need to reach 40 members to have a quorum.
This year, we will have Officers at Les Creux and have asked each club to invite 5 members to attend. We are hopeful the remaining members can attend their respective Club to listen to the AGM via Video Conference if they so wish to.
It is vital however all the membership who wish to contribute in the business of the meeting – so we have digitised the voting form! This can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Even if you cannot attend the AGM in person, you can help us carry the business of the meeting forwards.
I am available to answer any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org – please drop me a message anytime.
Thanks for your support in 2020 – the AGM papers are being circulated shortly by the Club Secretaries.
I wish you all the very best of winters whatever your chosen Bowls activities may be, and look forward to seeing you back on the greens in 2021.
In a season that has been disrupted by COVID-19, St. Saviour’s Bowls Club are pleased to announce their hugely successful Open Pairs competition, proudly sponsored by JEMEC, will be proceeding over the weekend of the 5/6th September.
In the event of a large number of entrants, players should be advised that earlier rounds may be played on the evenings of the 3rd and/or 4th September.
Bowls Jersey President Greg Davis commented “It’s fantastic St. Saviour’s Bowls Club have been able to help us sample a little normality by re-scheduling the JEMEC Open Pairs. Given our usual program of inter-club Bowls has necessarily been shelved this year – this competition will give players of all Clubs the chance to come together in what is always a quality tournament. It also provides those aspiring to apply or wishing to maintain their places in the elite squad some much needed local competition for their CVs. I wish St. Saviours every success and trust the event will be well supported.”
Entry forms can be found at each Bowls Club – please get your entry in as soon as possible.