THE BBC WEEK AT A GLANCE
JANUARY 26th – 1ST FEBRUARY
Away to Bonalba the Winter League Team won on 3 rinks together with a draw to give them a 9-3 point’s win and move them into 4th place
On Thursday 29th our Tigers were away to Javea Quartz where they collected 3 of the 10 points on offer, with the Challenger Team winning their match. The Jaguars were playing their "rained off" match against the Javea Onyx at their club in the afternoon and came away with 8 points and a win for their Challenger League team
A 6-4 win for the BBC Jaguars at home to Finca Guila Swifts whilst the Lions were being beaten by the same score away to El Cid Shields, but stay 2 points clear of Javea Green Opals at the top of the table. Both the league leaders meet next Thursday 5th February.
BBC SATURDAY WINTER FOURS LEAGUE
“Mavericks” and “Bencid Utd” both win again to lead the table with “Mavericks” out in front by one point and a game in hand, “Shamrocks” & “Siete Arribba + 2” three points behind the leaders in the BBCs Saturday Winter Fours sponsored by Prudential International and Direkt Optik of Moraira
It has been brought to the attention of World Bowls that individuals and clubs in certain countries are purchasing and using bowls from an unlicensed manufacturing source in China and in some cases being sold for use with Barefoot Bowls programmes. Indeed it has been indicated that some of these sets of illegal bowls are being specifically marked as Barefoot Bowls.
Any models of bowls produced by an unlicensed manufacturer are thus not approved models and do not bear the required stamp and are not compliant with all the Laws of the Sport of Bowls.
We would highlight that the World Bowls stamp can only be used by a licensed manufacturer and ALL new sets of bowls MUST bear the World Bowls stamp (Law 53.2).
Such bowls are totally illegal for play at any level of the sport and Member National Authorities must immediately bring this matter to the attention of all member clubs and associations.
Member National Authorities are obliged to ensure that our sport at domestic level is conducted in accordance with ALL the Laws of the Sport of Bowls including those Laws relating to sets of bowls used in the sport.
Chief Executive, World Bowls
WINTER FUEL PAYMENTS
Whilst the amount of up to three hundred pounds should not change the decision of many expats living here in Spain, the EU changed the British Governments position back in 2011 to include ALL expats to receive the allowances and may well do again. If you want to add your support to retain the winter fuel allowance by complaining of the injustice, please click on the link below.