B.I.B.C. and B.I.W.B.C. 2021 Season Update

Statement : British Isles Bowls Events - 2021

The British Isles Bowls Council (BIBC) and British Isles Womem's Bowls Council (BIWBC) have today
announced the cancellation of all events for the 2021 season. The decision reflects the challenges
related to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and has been made to enable more grassroots bowlers
to enjoy the sport this summer.

Whilst we remain positive that people will be out on the greens this summer, the international series
and championships necessitate an extra level of logistical planning and delivery for players,
spectators and officials. Given these extra considerations, particularly around international travel
and the varying restrictions across Britain expected to continue for months, it was not viable to
continue without damaging the integrity of the events.

All nations agreed that the early decision was important to provide clarity to players and spectators,
give every nation the opportunity to make the most of their domestic calendar and provide much needed support to clubs.

No decision has been taken on British Isles events for 2022 as this will form part of a wider review
taking into account a number of considerations including the Commonwealth Games taking place at
Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

M.B.A. Statement

Please remember the M.B.A. are working on a number of different scenarios and contingency plans for the forthcoming season for both our league programmes and County competitions. Please encourage your members to prepare for some type of bowls in M.B.A. this summer.