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A Bowls Jersey First!

Bowls Jersey Management Committee last night met for the first time ever via Video Conference.

Preparations continue for the upcoming season in line with Government advice and common sense, but plans were discussed for helping our more “at risk” (and the wider community) and showcasing why Bowls really is the Community Sport. We will keep you posted of our plans, but in the meantime urge you to please keep safe, keep healthy and look after yourselves. Follow the guidelines and if we can do anything at all to help you, please reach out to bowlsjersey@gmail.com where we would be delighted to see what we can do to assist – even if you just want a chat.

Stay Safe, Be Kind and in a world where you can be anything – don’t be the person who buys more loo rolls than you need!

** BIWBC & BIBC Championships and Series Announcement ***

Dear All,

Due to the ongoing situation with regards COVID-19, the BIWBC and BIBC will not go ahead as planned in June. There will be attempts to re-arrange both the Mens and Ladies Championships either later in the year, or next year to ensure the 2019 Champions are crowned.

A full statement can be found here:

As always, we will keep you updated.

Greg

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.