Welcome to the Stockport Metro Indoor Bowling League
Our aim is to promote the game of Short Mat Bowls in Stockport and the Surrounding Areas during the winter months.
President: Mr. M. Biggs.
Stockport Metro Home Team Venue:
Ladybridge Park Residents Club
ESMBA Statement June 2020
Dear County Secretary,
Back in March when the decision was taken to postpone events due to the Coronavirus outbreak, no one imagined four months on our lives would still be so affected by it.
The Government is slowly allowing activities to start again, albeit with restrictions. But indoor activities like Short Mat Bowls are still being advised to stay closed as are many of the venues we all use. As such the ESMBA strongly recommends that all its Counties and clubs follow this until it is safe to do so and remain closed.
The ESMBA is having ongoing conversations with its various partners and venues to try and find a safe way to start playing again in line with Government guidelines. We can now see that with the cap on the number of competitors within a confined space, that National and County events will struggle to happen at least in the next couple of months. It is expected that there will now be a gradual restarting of our sport, likely to be around September/October with clubs going back to practice before leagues, county and National events start to happen.
The ESMBA management committee are looking at possible guidance for clubs and then Counties but are waiting for Government information to be issued, so that we are in line with these. We understand it is going to be a very difficult time for members to continue so the ESMBA are looking at ways to help both professionally and financially to its members via its County set up. We are also looking at the diary ahead and areas where changes can be made to allow for a later or reduced start to the season. Information will follow as details are confirmed.
This is a first in all our lifetimes and has been a very testing time for many of us. Hard mentally for many of our members that rely on our sport for social interaction. But after making such a sacrifice with social distancing and shielding as we have so far, we owe it to ourselves and others not to rush back now. The positive selling points of portability and relatively small space required to play Short Mat Bowls, together with the Government guidelines make the situation of managing a safe return very complex.
ESMBA Chairman on behalf of the ESMBA Management Committee
|(Wednesday 1 July 2020)|
Bernard Fennell's funeral will take place on Monday 15th June at Stockport Crematorium at 3:15pm for family only.
The cortege will leave their home at 2:40pm. If you would like to pay your respects Lesley has requested that people stand on Dialstone Lane between Cherry Tree Lane and Nangreave Road at 2:30pm as the cortege passes by. Family flowers only.
If you would like to make a donation to a charity in Bernie's name, listed below are the links from the family to the Just Giving pages.
We are fundraising for Cancer Research UK and the Christie Hospital in his memory and to help give hope to other families in similar situations. If you would like to donate please click below:
To donate to Cancer Research UK:
To donate to The Christie Hospital:
|(Thursday 4 June 2020)|
After our announcement last Su
|(Thursday 19 March 2020)|
Your SMIBL committee have been monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus and the responses from respective Governments and health agencies.
|(Tuesday 17 March 2020)|
The Committee have decided that no further matches are to take place for this season due to the Coronavirus.
The League positions will be discussed by the Committee to decide what action should be taken regarding awarding of points.
The Committee hopes everybody stays safe during this time.
|(Sunday 15 March 2020)|
Following on from a previous email sent from Bernard Fennell in which he informed all clubs that he was standing down as our league secretary and myself (Bill Burn) would take over as acting secretary until the AGM in May 2020.
Your committee held a meeting on Thursday 20 February, in which we discussed the league secretary's position, it was decided to write to all clubs to see if any club may have members who would be interested. We would be grateful if you could inform your members of the vacancy as this position is a requirement for the league to operate. A nomination form will be issued to all club secretaries along with the AGM information in mid-April.
Any person interested, who would like to find out more information about the position please contact me. The new secretary will have the full support and help of all the committee when they commence their new role.
I shall look forward to hearing from you all with plenty of offers.
Acting League Secretary
|(Saturday 22 February 2020)|
WINNER: Chris Crowther
RUNNER UP: Mike Clancy
WINNER: Chris Crowther and Peter Roberts
RUNNER UP: Bill Burn and Ben Holbrook
WINNER: Daniel Sands, Lyn Clancy and Kevin Lawley
RUNNER UP: Bill Burn, Mike Clancy and Ben Holbrook
|(Monday 3 February 2020)|
Stockport Metro has two teams into the NESMBA in which they will play against against various counties in Northern England.
STOCKPORT METRO A
Sunday 20th October 2019
Sunday 17th November 2019
Sunday 24th November 2019
Sunday 08th December 2019
Sunday 19th January 2020
Sunday 02nd February 2020
Sunday 23rd February 2020
Saturday 29th February 2020
STOCKPORT METRO B
Sunday 13th October 2019
Saturday 19th October 2019
Saturday 02nd November 2019
Sunday 10th November 2019
Sunday 08th December 2019
Sunday 15th December 2019
Sunday 05th January 2020
Sunday 16th February 2020
Saturday 22nd February 2020
Sunday 01st March 2020
|(Wednesday 25 September 2019)|
County Carpets & Designer Floors
|(Sunday 24 November 2013)|