ECBA NEWS

 

(17 Nov 2020)

COMPETITION PORTAL NEWS

Since the launch on 19 October over 250 members have registered to use the portal, which is just under half of the number

who entered the 2020 County Competitions. That figure is expected to grow as there are still some regular participants yet to sign up.

Please take a moment to register and enter the competitions, if you have not already done so.

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 (for this year only) will be 31st December.

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(15 Nov 2020)

TERRY MIZEN - ECBA SECRETARY

In order to keep his private email separate from County business, please note that Terry Mizen has a new email address

He asks that when you are contacting him with regard to County or Coaching business please use essexcountyba@gmail.com

 

(14 Nov 2020)

STANDARDISED WEEKS CALENDAR

It has been brought to our attention that there is some confusion amongst some club match secretaries regarding fixture dates for the 2021 season.

It has always been the practise that fixture lists follow the week numbers from the Bowls England master calendar (which can be found here) and that week 18 is generally accepted as the first week of the bowls calendar (irrespective of club opening dates)

(7 Nov 2020)

COVID-19 STATEMENT FROM BOWLS ENGLAND

Following the introduction of the national lockdown this week, the latest Bowls England guidance can be found here

(5 Nov 2020)

COACHING NOTICE

Following a meeting of the Essex Bowls Coaches Association Board on 5th November,

there is a very important notice on the dedicated Coaching page.

(31 Oct 2020)

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The ECBA Emergency Executive Committee have decided that the AGM (scheduled for 7th November) cannot take place

In lieu of the normal AGM documentation, the Officer’s reports can be download here

The relevant Financial reports can be downloaded here

The financial reports password is available in any ECBA handbook, it is the surname of the recipient of Life Membership in 1999 (all upper case)

(23 Oct 2020)

ECBA EMERGENCY COMMITTEE MINUTES

The ECBA Executive Council (Emergency Committee) met on Tuesday 8 September 2020.
Minutes

(21 Oct 2020)

ECBA COMPETITIONS PORTAL

A message from John Tully (Honorary Competition Secretary, ECBA)

Following a decision by the Executive Council to change the method of entry to County Competitions, much work has been done in the background by a small team of colleagues

I am delighted to be able to announce that the new Competitions Portal is now live and available for members to register and enter competitions.  

Access can be gained by selecting <ECBA Competitions Portal> from the drop-down menu under <Competitions> at the top of the home page.

(11 Oct 2020) 

BOWLS ENGLAND ANNUAL SURVEY

All clubs are invited to take part in the Bowls England Annual Club survey, following on from the Covid19 survey carried out earlier this year

Link to the survey (and results of the Covid survey) available here

(28 Sep 2020) 

CONGRATULATIONS TO EDWARD MORRIS

Edward Morris (ECBC), the reigning men’s national singles champion, has been called up to the Bowls England elite squad for the first time.

It is anticipated that both the men and women’s 2022 Commonwealth Games teams will be chosen from the 16 players involved

To read the full article from BE website, click here

(18 Sep 2020)

NEW FORM X

For the information of Club Secretaries:

A new version of Form X has been sent to Group Secretaries for circulation to Club Secretaries.

This form should be completed and returned to the County Competition Secretary (john.tully@sky.com) no later than 31 October 2020.

(10 Sep 2020)

COMPETITION PORTAL

From The County Competition Secretary

Dear ECBA Member,

Please read the presentation on the Competition Portal. (Attachment below)

A message has gone out to all Group Secretaries asking that the presentation be circulated to all clubs.
It was intended to hold a series of presentations across the various groups before the end of September to highlight the advantages of the new competition portal system, as well as taking questions.  This is not now possible due to changes to the Government restrictions on gatherings.  

Therefore in October, the system will go live and members can register and then enter those County Competitions they want to.  The registration and entry to competitions are really simple and is similar to the system used by Bowls England.

The closing date for entries will be 31st December 2020.

If you have any questions please contact either myself on john.tully@sky.com or 07970 100634 or Terry Mizen on terrymizen@live.co.uk or 07599 711890.

Thank you.

John Tully, Competition Secretary.

ECBA Competition Portal Presentation

The Competition Portal now has a dedicated page from the Competitions Menu

(10 Sep 2020)

COVID-19 GUIDANCE UPDATE

Further to Tuesday's Government statement, Bowls England confirms that clubs can continue to offer organised bowling activity in a Covid-safe manner. Sport England has announced, following clarification from Government, that people can continue to take part in organised outdoor sports when restrictions on social gatherings are introduced from Monday 14 September. In light of the clarification received, Bowls England guidance issued on 31 July 2020 remains unchanged.

Latest Bowls England Guidance https://www.bowlsengland.com/coronavirus-guidance/

(4 Sep 2020)

COACHING NOTICES

There are two important notices on the dedicated Coaching page.

Advertisement for Coaching Safeguarding Officer. County Development Officer. County Coach.

Coaching News update

(26 Aug 2020)

ECBA EMERGENCY COMMITTEE MINUTES

The ECBA Executive Council (Emergency Committee) met on Thursday 13 August 2020.
Minutes

(3 Aug 2020)

COVID-19 ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE

Additional Guidance for Lawn Bowls Issued 31 July 2020

Bowls England recommends that all clubs consider this document together with the Government guidance. All items may be adapted as necessary to meet your club’s specific circumstances, so long as your actions remain consistent with Government advice and social distancing requirements. This is applicable from Saturday 1 August and replaces all other guidance that we have issued.

https://www.bowlsengland.com/covid-19-additional-guidance-for-lawn-bowls-2/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation

(1 Aug 2020)

2021 PROVISIONAL MATCH PROGRAMME

The 2021 Provisional Match Programme can be viewed from the link below

2021 Match Programme

(25 Jul 2020)

ECBA EMERGENCY COMMITTEE MINUTES

The ECBA Executive Council (Emergency Committee) met on Thursday 23 July 2020 at 5 pm.
Minutes

(24 Jul 2020)

COUNTY WEBSITE

After 21 years as a member of the  Executive Council, I have notified the County Secretary and the County Administrator that I will not be seeking re-election, as Press Representative, at the November Annual General Meeting. Arrangements will be made to transfer ownership of the website.

(6 Jul 2020)

ECBA EMERGENCY COMMITTEE MINUTES

The ECBA Executive Council (Emergency Committee) met on Thursday 2 July 2020 at 5 pm.
Minutes

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