County News

8th January 2021 – MORE CRACKING WORK AT SOUTH PARK

Another step forward at Darlington South Park as they have unveiled there new kit, in an online vote this was the winning design

1st November 2020 – GEORGE TURLEY CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2021 UPDATE

As you will be aware Bowls England have agreed that following the cancellation of the bowls programme this year all entries for the National Competitions will be carried forward to 2021. This includes the Champion of Champions Competition which makes provision to include not only last year’s champions but any that have been produced this year from those clubs who have been able to stage a club championship.

We are going to make a similar provision so far as the George Turley Champion of Champions Trophy is concerned. Therefore clubs can enter last years club champion and if they managed to get a 2020 champion they can enter that one as well.

The only stipulation made and to follow Bowls England is that any champion must have won his club championship on the Bowls England format of 21 shots.

Will those clubs who wish to enter their Club Champion from 2019 and 2020 on this basis please complete the entry form that has already been forwarded to you earlier this year, with the appropriate details and entry fee(s) and return it to the County Treasurer

22nd October 2020 COUNTY AGM UPDATE

In light of the ongoing covid issues the Executive Committee of the County have decided to cancel this year’s Annual General Meeting, with the caveat that should things change dramatically consideration would be given to hold a general meeting of clubs prior to the commencement of next year’s season.

As promised clubs should have received a copy of the men’s and women’s year end accounts as at 30th September.

A list of office holders for the forthcoming 2021 season has bene updated (click here) from which you will note that both Presidents will continue in office.

There are vacancies for both Senior and Junior Vice Presidents for both sections and if anyone is interested in any of the roles contact the men’s or women’s county secretary.

Regarding the acquisition of the Bowls England Year Book, Bowls England are proposing to restructure how the Year Book is to be published and therefore you should not complete this part of the affiliation form when returning it to the County Treasurer along with your payments and returns, there will be further updates on this as and when we get them.

Regular work is ongoing at Bowls England on the future of the sport and we will keep you in the picture as and when we receive information.

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