(25 Feb 2022)

2022 COMPETITION ENTRY – FINAL REMINDER

As we enter the final weekend before competition entries close (at midnight on 28th February), please may I ask you to time out to enter our 2022 competitions and support our President Dave King

(20 Feb 2022)

2022 COMPETITION ENTRY – REMINDER

This is a reminder that the closing date for 2022 competitions  (28th FEBRUARY 2022) is fast approaching. If you haven’t already entered, please do so by midnight next Monday. If you have any problems, please contact Dave Jarrold directly on 07771-882595

We have heard that players are not entering competitions because of a rumour that there will regional finals in the  Major Championships, before the finals at Leamington. THAT IS NOT TRUE.

Bowls England have categorically declared that regional finals will only played in their National Competitions (Senior Singles/Pairs, Champion of Champions, Mixed Pairs/Fours, Family Pairs, Double Fours, Top Club and Tony Allcock Trophy, for Men AND Ladies) and then only if required

(30 Jan 2022)

2022 COMPETITIONS - PORTAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Some entrants have been experiencing difficulties when attempting to pay for entries

This problem was raised with the support team on 5th January and because of its intermittent nature the problem has been difficult to resolve. That said, we are told that it will be resolved by Wednesday (2nd February), which is after the original closing date. Therefore the closing date will be revised to give everyone a chance to enter - NEW CLOSING DATE -  28th FEBRUARY 2022

 

We are hearing that players are not entering competitions because they have heard that there will regional finals in the  Major Championships, before the finals at Leamington. THAT IS A UNFOUNDED RUMOUR.

Bowls England have categorically declared that regional finals will only played in their National Competitions (Senior Singles/Pairs, Champion of Champions, Mixed Pairs/Fours, Family Pairs, Double Fours, Top Club and Tony Allcock Trophy, for Men AND Ladies) and then only if required

(4 Jan 2022)

2022 COMPETITIONS - PORTAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The minor problem with players being unable to enter the Senior Fours has now been fixed and the competition has been re-opened

We have had reports of players being unable to make payments for their entries via cellphones. This has been reported as a problem and we await a fix. As soon the problem is resolved, an update will be posted here. In the meantime, players may successfully enter using other devices (tablets, laptops or computers, either Apple or Android)

The closing date for competition entry (31st January) is less than one month away and to date we have fewer entries for 2022 than for 2021.

Whilst we appreciate there may be uncertainty about competition play given the Covid-19 situation, current guidelines suggest that normal play will be allowed albeit with the temporary Bowls England enforced competition regulations which can be found here

(27 Nov 2021)

2022 COMPETITION NEWS

Please be aware that the Competition Portal is now available to enter 2022 competitions

Please take a moment to enter - there is no need to register again, as your existing registration is still valid

If you have entered, please remind your club colleagues that registration and entry is now their responsibility.

The closing date for entries to the competitions will be 31st January 2022.

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(31 Oct 2021)

COMPETITION ENTRIES - 2022 SEASON

Due to unforeseen problems, the Competition Portal will not be available in October as anticipated

Given that the closing date for entries will be the end December (at the earliest), this should not pose any problems

(7 Apr 2021)

ECBA COMPETITION DATES

The dates for the initial rounds of all ECBA competitions have now been agreed and can be found here

(5 Apr 2021)

COUNTY and NATIONAL COMPETITION UPDATE 

A further update from John Tully, can be found here

(30 Mar 2021)

ESSEX and NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

 

You may have seen updates on social media from Bowls England and others about the return to playing bowls and changes to the format of some of the competitions. I would like to bring you up to date with how things currently stand within Essex.

 

If the government lockdown roadmap continues to operate as expected and the next steps are met on time I envisage that ALL of the County Championships and Competitions will operate as normal. We should have a very good idea of the direction of travel at the next step (12th April).

 

The County semi finals (17th July) and finals (31st July) will be played as normal at Essex County BC, I will confirm as soon as possible what the dates will be for all other rounds of the various championships/competitions.

 

The draws for all ECBA Competitions will be published on the Competition Portal as soon as they have been completed

 

Due to some changes imposed by Bowls England, Essex will have two representatives in the following Championships at the national finals:

 

Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours, Two Bowl Singles, Junior Singles

 

Essex will have one representative in the following at the national championships:

 

Senior Fours, Junior Pairs

 

Bowls England have also imposed some special playing conditions for those matches to be played at the national finals, as follows:

 

Pairs, will be played over 18 ends with 3 bowls each player.

Triples, will be played over 18 ends with 2 bowls each player.

Fours, will be played over 15 ends with 2 bowls each player.

Senior Fours, will be played over 15 ends with 2 bowls each player.

Junior Pairs, will be played over 18 ends with 3 bowls each player.

 

I will, as soon as possible, advise in a further news item, whether there is to be any change in the playing conditions within the County Championships; there will be no change to the playing conditions in the County Competitions.

 

Please note that the Competition Regulations have been updated and will be published in the next edition of the County Handbook, please make yourselves familiar with these regulations.

 

Any questions regarding the aforementioned, please contact me directly.

 

John Tully

Competition Secretary

john.tully@sky.com

07970 100634