We are all aware that COVID-19 has impacted bowling, with many Federations having little or no competitive bowling over the past year and currently there is no clarity of timescales for a route back. For this reason, the Triple Crown Presidium have decided to cancel the Youth and Adult Tournaments in 2021, having previously confirmed the cancellation of the Senior event in April.
This decision was not taken lightly, it will however allow all Federations to get back to competitive bowling in line with lockdown restrictions easing in each of the Home Nations, provide time to rebuild Triple Crown teams and to get back to form, creating optimism for some great competition in 2022. It also means that the hosts can plan and organise the events with a degree of confidence that they will go ahead.
2022 Triple Crown Tournaments
• Seniors – Ireland (April)
• Youths – England (August)
• Adults – Wales (September)
It is with much gratitude and appreciation that we wish to thank all those who sympathised with us on the death of our beloved Stan – a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who is greatly missed.
We know many of you would have attended Stan’s funeral but sadly on account of Covid were unable to be there, so we particularly appreciated all the cards and letters of sympathy we received … especially on rip.ie and also in the ITBA newsletter .
Our special thanks go to Paddy Gibbons for making a wonderful cd of Stan’s bowling achievements. This means so much to us.
Also many thanks to John Wilson for writing a lovely tribute to Stan remembering him over the years.
Thanking you all so much …
Joyce, Stephen, Lynda and Jenny.
The ITBA Executive wish to advise that due to current COVID-19 restrictions it has been deemed necessary to postpone the 2021 Annual General Meeting scheduled for April 27th 2021.
As soon as restrictions allow, the Executive will reschedule the meeting and advise all members.
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It is important that positions are filled in all areas so existing volunteers are not overloaded.
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It is with regret that the ITBA Executive have advised that the 2021 National Scratch Championships scheduled for February 25th have been postponed. It is hoped, COVID permitting, to reschedule at a later date.
As the stream of COVID-19 bad news continues to flow, it has been advised that the 2021 Senior Triple Crown originally scheduled for this April has now been cancelled.
It is with sadness that we have learned the passing of Frank Stobie on 9th January.
A true gentleman who would always greet you with a smile.
We pass on our condolences to Olive and his family.
Click here to read a tribute by Liam O’Rafferty
The following communication from Leisureplex:
It is with regret to inform you all of the Cancellation of the 2021 Irish Open Championships.
We have been holding out cancelling the Irish Open, with the hope of things getting better but with the uncertain times we are all living in, and the uncertainty around travel and all the restrictions that comes with it, we have been left with no choice.
The Irish Open has a massive following of loyal athletes and we can only thank you for your continued support!
We hope to run a local tournament in Dublin the normal week the Irish Open would normally be on, we will keep our local bowlers informed and if travel restrictions are somewhat lifted at that point it may be possible for some of our European Bowlers to join us! Fingers Crossed!
To finish on a positive note, The Irish Open will be back in January 2022!!
January just won’t be the same without you all! We will miss you!
Stay safe everyone!
Sean, Lorraine & Sarah ???
Roll on 2022!!!
The ITBA in conjunction with Sport Ireland and Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport (DTTS) have finalised a protocol for the Return to Bowling.
ITBA COVID-19 Return To Sport Protocol
This document should be reviewed by all ITBA Members and adhered to with regard to all ITBA official sessions whether be Practice, Training or Competition as and when they are organised.
Other documents you will become familiar with when attending ITBA official sessions are as follows. These documents will by provided by your Sub-Committee COVID-19 Officer:
ITBA COVID-19 Registration Form
ITBA COVID-19 Officer Advice
Safe Reopening Plan – League Bowlers – from 06/JUL/2020
From all of us here at ALSAA we are delighted to welcome you back !!
The centre has undergone a major facelift with creating space and easy clean surfaces at the forefront of our thinking, including floor coverings that suppress viruses and lots of space in the bowlers area.
In addition we will have the following protocols in place to make the Bowl as safe as possible for all.
- Sanitisier stations at entrance and key areas throughout the centre
- Temperature checks for all staff and customers on arrival
- Enhanced cleaning of all surfaces and touch points through the day
- Cleaning of Bowlers area, and ball return after each group
- Bowlers can use one or two lanes. ( max 4 per pair) for practice and Drop in’s.
- Please keep any towels, Rosin bags etc. in your own tray on table at rear of lanes.
- Cleaning of balls during a game with alcohol cleaners is permissible
In line with current Government guidelines please maintain social distancing. If you feel unwell please do not visit the centre. If you become unwell whist here please let us know.
Further guidelines will be issued in relation to the starting of our leagues closer to the time. We do hope you like the new look and can’t wait to see you on the lanes soon.