2019. Season : Introductory Letter

Dear Club Secretaries, Captain’s and Representatives.

Ryedale & District Veteran’s Bowls League : 2019 Season

Following the Annual General Meeting held last Friday at which it was confirmed that the League would retain 3 Divisions with the inclusion of Hovingham being welcomed into the League, the Fixtures for the 2019 season are now in the process of being compiled and will be issued as soon as is possible.

In order for your club to plan ahead and organise for the 2019 season I can give you strategic dates, which you may wish to diary, as follows:

League Fixtures

First match will be on Wednesday 1st May with the last fixture on Wednesday 14th August.

Cup Fixtures

There will be fixed dates for all rounds of the cup competitions which will be:

Sundella Cup

First round Wednesday 15th May

Q/F round Wednesday 29th May

S/F round Wednesday 24th July

FINAL Wednesday 21st August

Ossie Ashcroft Cup

First round Wednesday 19th June

Q/F round Wednesday 10th July

S/F round Wednesday 7th August

FINAL Wednesday 28h August (At Malton)

To confirm the decision at the AGM, both the Semi and Finals will now be played on a neutral green.

The later dates can also be used as “make up” days for those teams unfortunate to have been knocked out in earlier rounds or for clubs who do not wish to be entered into the cup draw.

All league fixtures have to be completed by no later than 3 weeks after the final league fixture. This therefore would be Wednesday 4th September.

As soon as you are able would all teams please let me know :

  1. Any changes in contact details (if you have not already done so)

  2. All teams will be included in both the Sundella Cup and Ossie Ashcroft Cup Draw UNLESS you wish to opt out in which case could you please let me know as soon as possible.

Best wishes and regards,

Colin Ellis

Fixture and Competition Secretary,

Ryedale & District Veteran’s Bowls League