League fixtures are now available to view on the appropriate attached pages. Would all clubs and players please take note of the following:
BELMONT BOWLING CLUB
Belmont Bowling Club in conjunction with Belfast City Council are undertaking a substantial programme of work to upgrade facilities around both greens and this work will not be completed prior to the start of the new bowling season. As such the league programme has been organised so the all 3 Belmont teams will play away from home for the first 5 weeks of the season. This does not present any major issues but when the second half of the season commences on the 24th June it means all 3 Belmont teams will be playing at home for 5 weeks between the 24th June and 29th July and 3 teams on 2 greens on the same day will not be possible. The GP committee will be having further discussions with Belmont Bowling Club between now and the start of the season to determine which of the three teams will be playing these 5 games midweek. Dispensation will be given to reschedule each match in accordance with Rule 9 (Other Situations) of the ‘Rules governing League Championships’. The GP Committee will also provide further information on implications for the Championships after further discussions with Belmont Bowling Club.
In order to give the 8 teams in Division 5 the same number of games during the season as Divisions 1 – 4 the League Secretary has added four additional fixtures to the League calendar on the 10th and 17th June and the 26th August and 2nd September. These additional fixtures have been drawn by lot and in accordance with green availability. These additional games will count towards league positions as normal.