At the FAB Malaga Federation meeting held on the 13th February it was agreed by the majority of the members clubs to cancel the League for the 20/21 season with Benavista Santa Maria, La Posada and Miraflores all voting to cancel. Only Saydo, Lauro and Mijas voted to continue with Competitive Bowling between the clubs.
Saydo, Lauro and Mijas will attempt to keep some form of competition going between our clubs as and when possible under the COVID restrictions to keep us match ready and give our new bowlers much needed experience of match conditions.
Saydo and Lauro are keen to complete our Tri club League which we started before the last Municipality lockdown. After this Fridays match against Saydo we will only have the final set of matches which will see 2 triples at home, 2 triples at Saydo and 2 triples at Lauro with double points for an away team win and every club plays every other club at every venue.
Both Saydo and Lauro clubs will send at least 4 triples each to our Mijas Masters to be played 6th, 8th, 10th and with the finals on the Friday the 12th February.
The FAB also confirmed that since this competition is in the FAB diary and authorised by the Junta and Sports Ministry we will be able to continue with it in the event that a Municipality lockdown is imposed subject to issuing the entrants the Certificate which allows travel across boundaries.
All FAB ran competitions as listed in the current calendar are to be cancelled.
The FAB also advised that they have no variations to the COVID 19 Protocols as a result of the new strain of the virus and they have asked that we remind our members to keep up with all the FAB and our own club protocols to ensure our continued safety until we have the protection provided by the vaccine.
There were a couple of issues to be taken to our members for their input and feedback which we will discuss at our own Committee meeting before put to the members for consultation and their input which will be taken back to the Federation before the next FAB meeting on the 17th February.
The issues for discussion are-
1. Potential to reduce FAB competition entry fee from €8 to a nominal amount (€1).
2. Potential changes to FAB ran competitions for the 21/22 season, bearing in mind potential membership number reductions associated with Brexit and availability of the traditional snowbirds.
3. Proposal to allow competition entrants to play preliminary and first round ties at their own clubs facilities if they are drawn against each other as long as they agree and comply with the Competition rules. (this was to reduce travel unnecessarily)