Falaise Indoor Bowls Club

Saturday 25th July 2020

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of one of our much loved and respected members early yesterday morning (24/7/2020).
Dave "Smffy" Smith

Our most sincere, heartfelt condolences and thought's go to his family and friends especially in these difficult times that we are all experiencing.

Dave was a long serving member of Falaise. Over the many years that he was a member he played in several internal league teams, represented the club in men's County League Matches & was a regular player in the Denny Cup Team he also served on the men's committee becoming President for several years.

He represented Sussex County Indoor Bowls Association at all levels including being selected for the Liberty Trophy Team, it was quite often said that he was one of the best leads in Sussex.

Dave was a very competitive player but always seemed to remain calm and in good humour on the rink, he was always willing to help where he could.

I am sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew him (especially myself).

Keep leading from the front my friend wherever you may be.

RIP "Smiffy".

Martyn Naylor
Falaise IBC


9th July 2020

National Competitions Update

The EIBA Board have reviewed its plans for the completion of the 2019-2020 National Finals and the 2020-2021 Winter National Competitions programme, based on the current Government easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.

With Indoor Bowls, along will all other Indoor sports, still not being permitted to take place and what, if any, restrictions applied to any activity being unknown the EIBA have made the following decisions: -

Reschedule of the 2019-2020 Finals

These will now not be scheduled to take place at the end of September to early October, as originally planned.

However, they are now provisionally scheduled to be held during 1st November to 20th November 2020.

With the expectation that over the next few weeks that fuller details on when and how Indoor Bowls can re-start a final decision on whether the Finals can be played will be announced on 2nd September 2020.

The EIBA trust that all the competitors involved will understand this decision due to the continuing uncertainty but can make their own plans for the next few months.

2020-2021 Winter National Competitions

The EIBA are continuing plans for these to commence in the Autumn of 2020.

To accommodate the 2019-2020 Finals re-scheduling all Club and County team competitions will now start from the weekend of 21st-22nd November.

Individual competitions will commence from October.

As a result of this change the National Finals weeks will be held from 5th to 23rd April 2021.

Full details of draws and play on / by dates will be published late August.

The EIBA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and if necessary, review and update the Competition Schedules.
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Message to All Members

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and Government advice, the Directors of Falaise Indoor Bowls Association Limited have decided that for the health and safety of all staff, members and visitors, the club will be closed until further notice.

Updates will be posted on the website at regular intervals to keep all members fully informed.

Keith Cheetham
Chair of the Board of Director's

Saturday 1st August 2020

Latest update from EIBA.

Dear EIBA correspondent,

Re: Returning to Indoor Bowls Update

Following the Prime Minister’s statement earlier today the EIBA wishes to advise you that flat green Indoor Bowls Clubs, if they wish, are still able to be open. Indoor Bowls was included in the indoor sports which were permitted to start on Saturday 25th July 2020.

The Government has taken the decision to postpone the next phase of activities which were scheduled to start on 1st August 2020, this included 10 pin bowling alleys, for at least a further two weeks

Therefore Clubs can continue with their scheduled activities, whilst maintaining systems to ensure the Club is COVID-19 secure.

Yours sincerely
Peter Thompson
Chief Executive
English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd


Saturday 25th July 2020

Latest update from the EIBA.

The guidance for opening version 4 can be found in the downloads section of this website.

Good afternoon EIBA Correspondent,

I am pleased to confirm that we now have concluded consultations with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on our Club Guidance and as a result able to issue version 4, for you to update your plans or aide your planning for opening in the future.

The updates from version 3, issued on 20th July, are highlighted in yellow to assist your review. The main change is that you are now able to have more than 30 people in the club, with no restrictions on people from different households on a rink, but in doing this you must ensure that the appropriate social distancing and hygiene procedures are maintained.

Yours sincerely

Peter Thompson
Chief Executive
English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd
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