(24 Mar 2020)
REFUND OF FEES
The ECBA County Treasurer informs that all Bowls England fees will be refunded as soon as possible though he does not yet know how soon BE will be making the refunds to the counties.
Will Clubs please provide your group Secretary with your banking details ie. Bank sorting code, name of the bank and A/c number to pass on to the County Treasurer for the refund. He will do this as quickly as possible, but he will have to process this for 140 clubs.
Concerning County Fees, he will decide this when the outcome of the county competitions is decided (Refer to item National Championships & County Competitions dated 23 March). On the affiliation fee. We will still have to manage the association, so will continue to monitor our expenses and make a refund either with the county competitions if they do not take place or possible reduce next year’s affiliation fee if our financial position allows.
(23 Mar 2020)
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & COUNTY COMPETITIONS
Following advice from the UK Government concerning the Covid19 outbreak and the statement from Bowls England on the suspension of all National Championships and Competitions for 2020, the Emergency Committee of ECBA has made the following decisions.
1. All County Championships which lead to qualification to the National finals are suspended indefinitely.
2. A decision on the suspension of the County Competitions (see below) will be made no later than 30 June 2020.
County Competitions include Benevolent Singles, Secretaries Singles, Unbadged Singles, Double Fours, North Essex Fours, South Essex Fours, Shield, Inter Group Knock Out, Wally Ball Shield.
(20 Mar 2020)
ESSEX VICE PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATION
The Essex Vice President’s Association have cancelled all their 2020 outdoor games
(19 Mar 2020)
2020 MATCH PROGRAMME
The 2020 Match Programme has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19 but the Match Secretary hopes to use all the home venues allocated in the published 2020 Match Programme in the 2021 season.
(18 Mar 2020)
Following an Emergency Meeting of Board members, Bowls England has announced the cancellation of all its domestic events ahead of the 2020 lawn bowls season in response to Government advice and growing concerns from bowlers about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will impact lawn bowls. The National Championships are cancelled in their entirety for 2020 (including all County Championship qualifying rounds). This decision has been taken because most County Associations hold their qualifying rounds leading to the National Championships from May to July and we believe it is impractical for these to be completed this season. The full statement is on the BE site
(14 Mar 2020)
SELECTED TEAMS ISSUE NO. 1 (Matches Cancelled)
Games 1-8, 12 May – 4 June
(11 Mar 2020)
The Development Manager, David Griggs, is very concerned about the future of Under 25 Bowls in Essex. At the end of the 2020 summer season, there will be eight players of the current squad who will have attained the age of 25. So that he can get a chance of seeing any new players this season clubs are asked to inform him of any Under 25’s who are in the Ashford Cup team/trial. Also young members of a club who have not yet reached that standard. Under 18-25 players should be encouraged to enter the County Under 25 Singles/Pairs (next season) or the Elsenham Under 18 Singles, whatever standard they are.
(10 Mar 2020)
COACHING REVIEW UPDATE
(23 Feb 2020)
BOWLER OF THE YEAR - EDWARD MORRIS
Congratulations to Essex County's Edward Morris who was announced as Bowler of the Year at the Bowls England Men's Annual Dinner.
(18 Jan 2020)
MARK WILSON OPEN PAIRS
Details of this fundraising event at Essex County BC on Sunday 3 May 2020 on the link below.
(21 Dec 2019)
ECBA MATCH PROGRAMME 2020
This Programme has been cancelled
(1 Jun 2019)
There have been several enquiries recently for Essex Jackets and members should be aware that these are available to any Essex bowlers at a cost of £25. There is a discount for Middleton squad members.
All stock enquiries should be directed to John Stewart at Essex County BC (contact number is on page 3 of county handbook listed under Team Manager item).