All fixtures for 2021 season are now on the web site. A shorter season has been agreed and will commence on Thursday 24th June and Friday 25th June. The Monday and Ladies Tuesday leagues will start on 28th and 29th June respectively.

In the Monday, Tuesday and Friday leagues , teams will play their opponents only once during the season.

The Thursday league will see a significant change for this season only. This will involve each match having two rinks at home and two rinks away. The first named team on the fixture list will be deemed the home team and will be responsible for sending in the completed match result card, checked and signed by both team captains.

All leagues will continue to be three wood triples and play 18 ends. No trial ends.

Please have an enjoyable season and continue to be safe and cautious.

Terry W

Webmaster

A number of clubs have been asking about the arrangements for the forthcoming season now that the Government have released the road map for recovery. Whilst the road map states that outdoor sports can resume from 29th March we still await “Return to Play” guidance from Bowls England, including format of games allowed, resources and best practice to support the safe running of clubs and games, shared travelling in cars to and from games, use of full/partial clubhouse facilities etc. before we can formulate our playing policy for the coming season.

As soon as we have this information from Bowls England and Bowls Leics, we will issue a set of fixtures. Whilst many players hope for a full season of games, we may have to resort to a “part” season dependant on the outcome from Bowls England’s guidance notes. Clubs with teams in any of the leagues are asked to confirm to the Secretary or myself if they have any amendments to the number of teams they are entering if it is different to last season.

In the mean time, stay safe.

Terry Whiteside

Chairman – Bowls Loughborough

Bowls Loughborough Leagues and Competitions 2020

Having reviewed both the Government and Bowls England guidelines in relation to bowls and the current COVID-19 situation, the decision has been taken to cancel all Bowls Loughborough league fixtures and competitions for 2020 season.

Whilst we recognise that a number of clubs have opened for social bowls and introduced their own guidelines for their members in line with Bowls England recommendations, there are still a number of clubs who have remained closed at this point in time and we respect the decisions of each club to open or remain closed.

We appreciate that this is not the way we saw the 2020 season panning out, however, we believe that the right decision has been taken for the overall well-being of our fellow bowlers and their families.

In the meantime, please stay safe and we look forward to meeting everyone out on the greens in 2021 season.

Terry Whiteside

Chairman, on behalf of the Management Committee

COVID-19

In line with Government guidelines on social distancing, and subsequent guidelines issued by Bowls England and Bowls Leicestershire, the Bowls League Administrators have decided to cancel all of the first half of the season fixtures for all leagues (Men & Ladies) and start the season (provisionally) in July playing only the fixtures published for the second half of the season. This applies to the Men’s Monday and Thursday Leagues and the Ladies Tuesday Morning League. In the case of the Ladies Friday Evening League all games scheduled for May and June are cancelled and will be added on to the end of the existing season playing them in August and September.

This decision will be reviewed in mid June when we should know more about the situation at that time.

The Champion of Champions and the Charity Cups have been cancelled for this season.

Further details of how the fixtures will play out will be issued to all League Team Contacts in the coming days. 

Stay safe, look after each other and keep in touch with fellow bowlers less fortunate than you to ensure their well being.

Terry Whiteside

Chairman – Bowls Loughborough

In an extremely tight game at East Leake, Wymeswold Wolds of Division 2 are the winners of the Monday afternoon Trophy after defeating Division 1 Shepshed Rams, With the game all square at 4-4 after 18 ends, Wolds scored one shot on the extra end to clinch the game in front of a small crowd. Many thanks to East Leake Bowls Club for hosting the game.

At the Men’s league AGM on 23rd October 2018 all Officers were re-elected and there were no changes to rules. The meeting elected a second team from Quorn to play in the Monday Div4 under the name of Dons. Quorn also informed the meeting that they were changing the name of  their Monday Div2 team from Weavels to Weavers. Soar Valley have also had some renaming of teams, both of whom play in the Monday Div3, Trent will now be known as Avons whilst Tay will become Merlins. The meeting agreed to accept a second team from Phoenix BC to play in the Thursday Div3 they will play under the name of Risers.