COVID-19 – Self Isolation Update

Dear Members,

For those have not seen the news, anyone returning from Europe even via the UK are now required to self-isolate for 14 days upon return under new Government of Jersey advice.

Please follow and respect this guidance and reach out to your fellow bowls community if you need company (via phone or video call) or supplies during this time.

Stay safe

Greg

Off Island Travel

In light of the latest Government of Jersey advice, a period of review for off island sports travel is being undertaken.

Currently – guidance is all sports travel ceases immediately.

World Bowls are due to meet next week and make an announcement on the World Bowls Championships and the British Isles is being monitored.

Any updates will of course be shared with our members.

The Bowls World Cup in Bristol has already been cancelled.

Bowls Jersey Diary (DRAFT)

Now the Competition Forms for the impending 2020 season have been distributed to members, we felt that it would be prudent to publish the proposed dates for Bowls Jersey National Games.

The diary – as it is at the moment – can be found here:

In summary:

  • Bowls Jersey Nationals that are British Isles Qualifiers WILL NOT commence until after World Bowls has completed.
  • No games will be played until May.
  • The space between rounds has been extended to allow for game re-arranging following feedback from 2019.
  • Club Nights that were successfully trialled in 2019 have been spread out throughout the course of the season to be alternate weeks throughout the season rather than as a block of every Friday in July and August.
  • JBC will host the Le Quesne
  • St Brelades will host Island Finals
  • The draft diary has been circulated and approved by ALL Club Captains.

The Bowls Jersey Management Committee thanks everyone who gave feedback to the new schemes trialled last year and hope that this years diary addresses many of the frustrations and concerns of last year have been addressed.

We wish all our members a successful, but most importantly, an enjoyable bowling season.

Elite Squad Applications

Members wishing to apply for the Bowls Jersey Elite Squad are reminded that applications close at the end of November. Members wishing to enter the Commonwealth Games Pathway for Birmingham 2022 must have submitted their paperwork by this date.

A quicker to load version of the pathway can now be found here.

If you are stuck with the Rankings of other Countries you have played, the Men’s World Ranking List can be found here and the Ladies World Ranking List can be found here.

If you have any questions – please email bowlsjersey@gmail.com sooner rather than later!

Deadlines for Application for the 2020 Elite Squad close at the end of November!

Don’t miss out!

EBU Day 4 Report

In a slight change of style for the day, only one session of Men’s and Ladies Pairs is scheduled and competitors have a bowls free afternoon to explore Guernsey. Bowls Guernsey have kindly organised an island wide coach tour which has been accepted by many of the Countries – here at Bowls Jersey we are sure the highlight will be seeing the Jersey coastline in the far distance ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good news today though – 8 points up for grabs and 8 points brought home!

The Ladies at the picturesque Delancey Park took home a commanding 2-0 victory against Spain, whilst the Men romped the first set against two very pleasant brothers from Switzerland but had to dig deep the second set as the Skipper decided he’d found his line when playing weight!

A good day for Jersey – both teams hopefully sliding slightly further up the leaderboard. Although unconfirmed, both teams were lying 6th overall before today’s play.

3 more games each of Men’s and Ladies pairs tomorrow to come!