Irish Open Championships 2021

The following communication from Leisureplex:

Hi Everyone!

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!!!

ITBA COVID-19 Return To Sport Protocol

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

ALSAA Bowl – Return to Bowling

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.

Sport Ireland COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course

Please note that the linked COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course has now been updated to include COVID-19 Officer training. This will be completed by Officers appointed by each Sub-Committee to manage their bowling activities.

With bowling centers reopening over the coming weeks, we are continuing to work with Sport Ireland, the Federation Of Irish Sport and the Centers in planning for a safe return for all our bowlers.

As further details become available we will be providing information here so that all Bowlers, Coaches and Officials are aware of the protocols that must be adhered to. To prepare you for what is coming, please follow this link to a COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course provided by Sport Ireland.

If you want further information it can be found on the Sport Ireland COVID-19 site.

We look forward to seeing you all back on the lanes in the near future.

COVID-19 Related Center Closures

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in the best interest staff, patrons and members, the decision has been made by ALSAA and Leisureplex to close until the end of the month.

All associated center leagues between now and the end of the month have therefore been postponed. Updates on revised schedules will be communicated to all as soon as available.

Leisureplex Centers will remain closed until March 29th with ALSAA closed until March 30th. The situation will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with any changes to these dates advised.

Rocks Jewellers Singles 2019/20 – Event 5 Results

Round 5 – Results The second Team Ireland ranked Rocks Jewellers saw the biggest turnout of the season with 48 bowlers hitting the lanes, many of whom looking for early practice on the Leisureplex Irish Open 2020 bowling condition.

Three of the top four Scratch qualifiers were previous 2019/20 event winners, with leading qualifier Alan Bride 1183 (236 Avg) going down to 4th place qualifier Jason Byrnes in the 1st semi-final by192 to Jason’s 234. The 2nd semi-final featured Karl Doherty (returning after a couple of years away from the game) against Karl Dryer in a very tight match before Doherty took the win by 234 to 226. The question of whether Jason could win his 3rd event of the season went down to the last frame after Jason left a split/open in the 9th frame. He needed a mark in the 10th frame which he managed to do to win by 210 to Karls’s 206.

Two very low scoring matches in the Handicap semi-finals featured Tom Byrne (182) against Calvin Malone (158) and Joe Clancy (175) against Colm Cloake(189) to setup the Final between Tom and Colm. Opening 3 of the first 5 frames Tom was 70 pins behind at the half way point. Colm closed out the match with 271 to Tom’s 180 for a comprehensive win.

Congratulations to the winners Jason Byrnes (Scratch Division) and Colm Cloake (Handicap Division) and all the finalists. Full details from Event 5 will also be available on www.bowlingforall.ie on the Rocks Jewellers Tab/Results