The Summer Open League (Mixed) is running a limited schedule for 2021, due to the restrictions still in place re Covid-19.
4 Clubs have entered (Moonfleet, Bournemouth, Bridport Bees and Dolphin).
First matches begin w/c 26th July 2021, and then weekly throughout August, to fulfil the 3 Home and 3 Away matches each Club will play.
The schedule of matches can be viewed as normal under Competitions, Summer Open League (Mixed), Fixture List, and the League Table will be updated.
The EIBA issued their Return to Indoor Bowls Guidance V7 on 13th May 2021.
This is a 16 page document, please follow the link below to view
They have also designed a poster for use by Clubs associated with this guidance
Road Map out of Lockdown – How Bowls is affected
Dear EIBA Clubs / County Correspondent Contacts
Following the Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament this week on how the Government propose to ease lockdown restrictions and offer the Country a route back to a more normal life, the EIBA can summarise what this means for the sport of Indoor Bowls in England: –
Step 1 No earlier than 29th March 2021
- Indoor Bowls Clubs to remain closed, unless Clubs have arrangements with schools for pupils to participate in after school clubs.
Step 2 No earlier than 12th April 2021
- Indoor bowls clubs will be able to open and have individuals or people from the same household play on the same rink.
- Club shops will be able to open.
- Club bar and restaurant only able to serve people outside via table service.
Step 3 No earlier than 17th May 2021
- Indoor bowls clubs will be able to allow up to 6 bowlers from different households or members of 2 households on a rink.
- Club Bar and Restaurant will be able to serve people indoors via table service for up to 6 people or members of 2 households.
Step 4 No earlier than 21st June 2021
- It is hoped that all limits on social contact are removed and Indoor Bowls can return to normal.
At all stages the Government will make decisions on specific restrictions such as social distancing, face coverings, vaccination certificates etc so these will need to be factored in the planning prior to any re-opening.
Please note that the provisional dates for each step may change if the government believes it is not safe to move to the next phase.
The EIBA will continue to update its Clubs, Counties and bowlers once more details are received for each step.
NEW COVID-19 DIRECTIVES
|Following the Government’s announcement on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 advising that there will be new restrictions implemented for at least the next six months, the English Indoor Bowling Association, following a Board of Directors meeting today, wishes to advise it’s Clubs, County Associations and individual bowlers of the following.
All affiliated Indoor Bowls Clubs who have implemented COVID-19 secure protocols, based on the EIBA’s ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ guidance can continue to provide organised bowls sessions for members and visitors. However, from Thursday 24th September 2020 only up to 6 players per rink will be permitted. Multiple rinks in the club may be used, subject to appropriate social distancing measures, but players are not permitted to interact with the people on the next rink.
For clubs with bar and restaurant facilities, from Thursday 24th September these are only permitted to be open between the hours of 5am to 10pm with table service only. In addition. parties of up to six people are permitted per table and people are not permitted to interact with other people in the room.
The EIBA will be updating its ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ guidance and will re-issue over the next 24 hours.
With the implementation of stricter restrictions on people’s activities for the foreseeable future, the EIBA Board, whilst wanting to provide a National Competition programme, regrettably have made the following decisions:
|The 2019-2020 National Finals scheduled due to take place in November 2020 will be postponed. With the cancellation of the 2020-2021 programme the EIBA wish to stage these finals in April 2021, when hopefully the COVID-19 situation has improved in order for all outstanding finals to be concluded.
The EIBA are appreciative of the support and understanding of all Competitors, Clubs and Counties during this difficult time and trust that they can understand the decisions made.
Updated 23rd September 2020
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the different approaches Clubs are currently taking, difficulties with travelling arrangements, and the restrictions and uncertainty that this is creating, Dorset County Indoor Bowls Association (DCIBA) has taken the following difficult but consistent decisions in respect of the 2020 / 21 Season to end March 2021 :
DCIBA will pay the annual Registration fee and Insurance to the EIBA
Clubs will collect and pay the Members sub to DCIBA
All DCIBA County Friendlies have been cancelled
DCIBA will not be entering the Liberty, Over 60’s, Under 25’s or Under 18’s Competitions
The Purbeck and 60+ League fixtures are all cancelled, these Leagues will not be held this Season
DCIBA Competitions will not be held this Season (the outstanding Finals from last Season will be organised and played when conditions are deemed suitable)
Please also note that the Wessex League organisers have cancelled all fixtures for the 2020 / 21 Season.
The EIBA updated its guidance for Clubs re-opening on 26th Aug 2020.
Please click on the link below to view their document.
This link is to a document held within this website, and not to an external location.
The DCIBA County Finals for 2019-20 were postponed in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
These Finals were due to take place at the Dolphin IBC alongside its own finals, which re-opened on 27th July 2020, and has agreed a date in Sept to play its own delayed Finals from 2019-20.
I have been made aware by some players, that there has been an assumption that the Mens County Finals will also take place at the same time.
I can assure you that this is NOT the case, and can confirm that none of the Mens County Finals outstanding from the 2019-21 Season, will be played in Sept 2020.
I shall continue to assess the situation, and do not intend to hold the Dorset Mens County Finals until a time that I feel the conditions are far safer, and more suitable, so that we can all feel at ease and enjoy the occasion, as well as allowing each of the finalists the opportunity to relax and bowl at their best.
This could well mean that the Finals are not played until 2021, but if that is the right thing to do, then that is what will be done.
Please note that I have added another page to the website, detailing the outstanding Finals and Finalists from 2019 / 20, which can be found under the Competitions tab. Please follow the Details link.
Everyone keep safe and well.
DCIBA Competition Secretary.