East Lothian 11/4

Bowling Clubs throughout the County have been provided with the following information while they are closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions which is also applicable to members.

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East Lothian 27/3

With confirmation last week that the Indoor Bowling Season has been curtailed due to the Government advice in relation to the Coronavirus. 

In addition to the closure of the Indoor Bowling Club the East Lothian Bowling Association have made the following statement:

Many of you will be aware that, following advice from the UK and Scottish Governments, Bowls Scotland has announced the cancellation of all of this year’s National and International competitions. The same decision has been announced by the Scottish Inter Counties Top Ten Association. Competitions scheduled for later in the season such as the Top Five, Under 25’s Calder Cup, and the Matt Purdie Trophy have not been cancelled yet, but remain in doubt.

East Lothian Bowling Association Committee met with the County’s Bowls Development Officer and East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club’s Match Secretary to consider these announcements and the most up to date Government advice.

Unfortunately we have no alternative but to suspend all ELBA competitions until further notice. We will, of course, monitor all developments and review this decision in May or earlier if there are any significant changes. 

We will also be returning all capitation fees and competition entry fees. All clubs have been e-mailed in relation to this.  As soon as Public Health advice indicates it is safe for us to consider running any competitions we will be in touch.  In the meantime we would strongly recommend that you follow the most up to date advice to keep yourselves, your members and your communities as safe as possible. Unfortunately, we believe, this will require you to keep your premises and greens closed for the foreseeable future.  Many of you will be concerned at how this will affect your club’s finances. Bowls Scotland suggests that members should be asked for their fees despite greens remaining closed. They will also be providing updated advice for clubs.  An update will be sent by the association to all clubs in May, until then please stay safe and urge all members to stick to the most up to date advice. We hope to see you all soon.  

West Lothian 19/3

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic both West Lothian IBC and Balbardie IBC have made the decision to close their doors until further notice.

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East Lothian 20/3

As many of you will now know the Indoor Bowling Season has now been curtailed due to the current issues and Government advice in relation to the Coronavirus.  Members are asked to follow the clubs Facebook and web page for updates on decisions which will be made in relation to the leagues which are incomplete while all Scottish ties will be carried forward to next season.  Also cancelled is this season’s Jock Brodie tournament while the Scottish Finals and Seniors and Gents Scottish Cups which we have teams in the Final and Semi-Finals of will also be completed next season.

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West Lothian 12/3

Balbardie star Lorraine Craig emerged Scotland’s top skip in the Home International Series played at Llanelli in Wales but her splendid hat trick of wins couldn’t save the six-rink team from suffering disappointing defeat at the hands of Wales and England.

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East Lothian 13/2

The Garden County Auld Yins had a great result last Wednesday when they defeated Cumbernauld to progress to the final of the Scottish Seniors Knockout Cup at Lanarkshire.

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