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GROUP 6 LEAGUE - 2021
The 2021 league fixture list is now available to view on the fixture list page
The league is planned to start on 4th May 2021 as per the fixtures list, initially with Fours on alternate rinks until 17th May, when if rules allow, we can play Fours on all rinks. This will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
GROUP 6 ASHFORD CUP, WALLY BALL, INTER GROUP - 2021
The CONFIRMED dates for all the above fixtures are now available to view in their respective pages
We are still waiting for the County to confirm these dates and the format
The Ashford Cup Squad is now available to view
There has been a change of venue for the Group 6 Wally Ball home fixtures, refer to the Wally Ball page
COUNTY COMPETITIONS 2021
You may have noticed over the last few weeks that Bowls England and others have been posting on social media and web pages, talking about changes to the playing conditions of certain competitions that lead to qualification for the national championships.
Essex CBA queried the reasoning behind the changes which is to be forced upon all Counties and subsequently it has been confirmed that Essex have been obliged to apply the changes to the our own County Championships. It should be noted that Bowls England has indicated that these changes are experimental and are not at this stage permanent. That said it is anticipated that the same format will be operated in 2022 because of the use of the greens at Leamington for the Commonwealth Games and green space will be limited.
Therefore, the temporary playing conditions for the County Championships during the 2021 season will be as follows
PLEASE ENSURE YOU AND YOUR TEAM MEMBERS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE FOLLOWING
Singles – no change: 21 up, 4 bowls each player
Pairs – change: 18 ends, 3 bowls each player
Triples – change: 18 ends, 2 bowls each player
Fours – change: 15 ends, 2 bowls each player
Senior Fours – change: 15 ends, 2 bowls each player
Junior Singles – no change: 21 up 4 bowls each player
Junior Pairs – change: 18 ends, 3 bowls each player
Two Bowl Singles – no change: 21 ends 2 bowls each player
Playing conditions of other national competitions such as top club, mixed pairs, senior singles etc can be found on the Bowls England website.
Please note there will be no change to the playing conditions in any of these County Competitions
Double Fours – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
Shield – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
North & South Essex Fours (& Hood Cup) – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
*Inter Group Knock Out – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
*Wally Ball – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
*Ashford Cup – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
Those competitions marked * will go ahead depending upon the Government guidelines and lockdown roadmap.
TOUR DE GROUP 6 BOWLS
Ed Morris from Essex County Bowling Club is taking part in a bike ride to raise money for Disability Bowls England – a very worthy cause indeed in a year where their expenses will be stretched with the upcoming Commonwealth Games in 2022. Please click the link below to read full details and donate whatever you can! Thanks in advance.