Sunday, 3 January 2021

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 3 January 2021

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 3rd January 2021

Cornwall's 21 Short Mat Bowls clubs who have met the English Short Mat Bowls Association's (ESMBA) 'Safe Club' status have seen further changes to the limitations within which they can offer bowling sessions following Cornwall being moved into Tier 3 restrictions from New Years Eve.

Approved clubs can now offer the following

Affiliated members from family and support bubbles can play in an approved pairs format on each rink mat.
Supervised bowling for affiliated members under 18 and/or Disability specific short mat bowls is allowed to continue to operate.
There shall be no games played with different households or support bubbles.

SHORT MAT PLAYERS TOUR

The Short Mat Players Tour have announced a provisional calendar of events for the 2021/22 season.

In a post of the SMPT website they stated 

'We are delighted to announce the provisional dates for the 2021/22 SMPT season.

We stress that these dates remain provisional at this moment in time, especially due to the current situation and we shall be in constant contact with the venues and liaising directly with them as this fluid situation changes.

Each event listed will be confirmed, if viable and completely safe to do so, as we move through the year and with this in mind we will be making some adjustments to our entry procedures.

* The opening of entries date for each event will be announced on our website and social media channels individually and much closer to each event than normal.
* No postal entries will be accepted for this season.
* A minimum number of entries will be advised for each event and this figure must be reached to allow the event to proceed.
* Any relevant entry restrictions will be published immediately prior to entries opening on each specific event page on our website.
* Covid-19 refund Guarantee - For peace of mind, any player who is unable to attend an event due to Covid-19 restrictions put in place either locally or at the venue site, between entry and the event itself will be guaranteed a refund of their entry fees less admin cost of £2.50.
* All other SMPT terms and conditions apply as normal.  

SMPT Provisional dates for 2021/22 season

SMPT World CupFriday 27 August 2021Chelmsford, England
UK OpenSat/Sun 28/29 August 2021Chelmsford, England
Irish OpenSat/Sun 18/19 September 2021Belfast, N.Ireland
Norwegian OpenSat/Sun 23/24 October 2021Skien, Norway
World Fours MastersSaturday 27 November 2021Chelmsford, England
World Pairs MastersSunday 28 November 2021Chelmsford, England
British OpenSat/Sun 8/9 January 2022York, England
English OpenSat/Sun 12/13 February 2022Chelmsford, England
Belfast Open PairsFriday 22 April 2022Belfast, N.Ireland
World MastersSat/Sun 23/24 April 2022Belfast, N.Ireland

Events will only take place if safe to do so and if all health and safety protocols can be met.  Players' safety and wellbeing remains our top priority.'



ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Sunday, 27 December 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 27 December 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 27th December 2020

Cornwall's 21 Short Mat Bowls clubs who have met the English Short Mat Bowls Association's (ESMBA) 'Safe Club' status must now work to more stringent limitations on player numbers following Cornwall being moved into Tier 2 restrictions from Boxing Day.

Approved clubs can now offer the following

Singles matches between two affiliated members from different households and support bubbles may play on each rink mat, or
Affiliated members from family and support bubbles can play in an approved pairs format on each rink mat.
Supervised bowling for affiliated members under 18 and/or Disability specific short mat bowls is allowed to continue to operate.

ESMBA Insurance Scheme
Shortly before Christmas a letter jointly signed the ESMBA's Insurance partner and the ESMBA Chairman was published on the National Governing Bodies website outlining changes to the club insurance scheme from next years policy renewal.  

The fundamental change seemingly being that there will be an expectation that all members of an individual club register with the ESMBA regardless of whether they compete in organised competition or not.  This is a clear change from the current policy terms which state that Club Socal Members are covered to the same extent as a playing member.

With 100's of local bowlers not having registered for the current season this change will go some way to helping the ESMBA recover some of the lost revenues from diminished player registrations.

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA

Sunday, 13 December 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATON - News Release 13 December 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 13th December 2020

The 21 Short Mat Clubs in Cornwall with the English Short Mat Bowls Association's (ESMBA) 'Safe Club' status are again able to offer practice sessions for members with Cornwall under Tier One restrictions.

Some clubs are still unable to operate with their venues remaining closed into the new year at the earliest.

With much of the country still under stricter restrictions the ESMBA have yet to publish its plan for a return to competitive play which looks some way off at this time.

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA 



Sunday, 1 November 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - News Release 1st November 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
News Release 1st November 2020

Short Mat Bowls clubs across the county will head back into hibernation from Thursday when the latest lockdown restrictions come into force.

These new restrictions will place doubt upon the timeline set by the English Short Mat Bowling Association for the return of competitive bowls which had originally planned for Inter Club activities during November and Open Competitions in December.

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
CCSMBA



Sunday, 25 October 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION - NEWS RELEASE 25 October 2020

CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 25 October 2020

The number of Short Mat Bowls clubs in the county achieving the English Short Mat Bowling Association 'Safe Bowls' status allowing them to re open and offer Covid Safe bowls now stands as 21 with Goonbarrow, St Newlyn East, Withiel, Duloe and Saltash added to the list over the past week.

The full list of clubs by area is now

West - Hayle, Helston, Holmans, Marazion, Penlee, Penzance, Porthleven, St Ives, St Keverne
Central -  Goonbarrow, Luxulyan, St Newlyn East, Withiel 
North - Blisland, Lanteglos, Tintagel 
East - Callington, Dobwalls, Duloe, Saltash, Saltash Kernow

ENDS

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association