As we are still dealing with the COVID-19 situation,
but with the encouraging start of an easing of the National Lockdown,
the EIBA would like to update its affiliated Clubs, Counties and indoor
bowlers on various matters.
2020-2021 National Winter
The EIBA, based on the current position are
still planning that its National Winter Competitions will commence in
the Autumn of 2020.
As such we wish to remind all Clubs, County
Associations and individuals who still wish to make an entry you can
still do so until the amended closing date of Sunday 7th June 2020.
An individual entry form is available to be downloaded from our
website and this can be emailed to Claire Edson at
Clubs can also email Claire if they need to obtain Club entry
forms, due to being unable to access forms which are in the Club.
2019-2020 Re-scheduled National Finals
EIBA are still hopeful that the postponed National Finals will be able
to take place towards end of September to early October 2020.
However, due to the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last
few months it would have been inappropriate to release details of the
Now that there has been a gradual easing of restrictions
and a road map for further easing and the possible return of Indoor
sporting activities in the 3rd phase, the EIBA would be hopeful that
details can start to be published over the next few weeks.
sure the competitors involved will understand that we are wanting more
certainty that the finals can be played safely and that travel and
accommodation for competitors are permitted.
for the return of Indoor Bowls
Whilst all Indoor Clubs
continue to be closed, there are indications that if the COVID-19
situation continues to improve as the phases of the lockdown easing are
implemented, this position hopefully can change.
In advance of
this we will be issuing a guidance document to all affiliated clubs to
help them start to make plans for how they can prepare to open,
complying with the current self-distancing and hygiene directives, when
permitted by the Government.