Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association

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Within these pages you will find information about the Association together with articles relevant to what is happening around the County.  We hope you find what you are looking for and that you will visit our site on a regular basis to keep you up to date and informed.

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COVID-19 UPDATE  -  SEPTEMBER 2020


It does not seem possible that the last post on this site was back in January of this year. Who would have thought, back then, that we would be entering Autumn with very little to look forward to in the way of bowling activities.

There have been no events to report on, no photos to post, no competitions to organise and no news other than what has had to be cancelled during that time.

It is a very sad state of affairs, that looks like continuing for some time to come, with the majority of clubs, leagues and county teams remaining closed until such time as it is deemed safe to open up venues, and begin bowling again.

The ESMBA has issued a comprehensive set of guidelines, which, it is to be hoped, will enable play to resume for some in coming months, albeit on a very restricted basis. (A copy of these guidelines can be found by following this link  - http://www.esmba.co.uk/coronavirus/ )

Some clubs have already found ways to enable play to commence, whilst keeping their members safe and following the government guidelines in respect of social distancing. Others, unfortunately, cannot gain access to their regular venues, and even if they could, the restrictions placed upon them make it financially unviable.

It can only be hoped, that in the coming months, a solution can be found to overcome these difficulties, so that we can get back to playing the game we love, and meeting up once again with those friends and colleagues who have been missing from our lives for such a long time.

Meanwhile, stay safe, stay sane and keep those woods polished in readiness for the day we can meet again.