Update from LBNS Board re: COVID-19 Changes to 2020 Season
The Lawn Bowls Nova Scotia Board of Directors met this afternoon (Sunday March 29th, 2020) online regarding the status of the upcoming bowling season and any changes that would need to be made due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. The following decisions were made:
1- LBNS will cancel all sanctioned Provincial events under our association for the 2020 season (Provincial Playdowns for all events leading to a Canadian Championship, Provincial Triples, Memorial Shield, Clarke, Bluenose).
Bowls Canada Boulingrin has cancelled all Canadian Championships for this season (Juniors, Majors, Senior Triples, Mixed Pairs and Indoor Singles) for the 2020 season. At this time, we are waiting for word on the status of the Atlantic Bowls Championships (scheduled to be held in New Brunswick in September) and will update regarding playdowns for those when we do hear if the event will take place.
The intent of the Board and the Provincial Match Committee is to place focus (if there is any bowling this season) on inter-club competition. Provincial Match Chair Cameron LeFresne will be meeting with his committee regarding those changes and will update as soon as any are made.
2- The decision was made that all representatives that previously earned spots to represent Nova Scotia at the 2020 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships (Singles, Pairs, Fours) originally scheduled for this August will retain their position on the Provincial team for the 2021 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championship at a date and location to be announced by Bowls Canada Boulingrin in the future. To ensure no conflict of interest on this vote, all members of the board who are members of these teams (Jackie Foster, John Siteman and Ann Marie Siteman) abstained from this vote).