Memo from YCCGBA to all Clubs

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

  • Memo From YCCGBA Date 23rd March 2020 TO ALL Districts, Clubs and Bowlers Districts Please ensure you pass this to all clubs and we recommend you get confirmation of receipt.

  • Clubs. Please wherever possible ensure your members see sight of this communication.

  • Covid 19 For the avoidance of doubt YCCGBA do not suggest that clubs stay open for social bowling, we recommend that all clubs remain closed whilst the current situation prevails.

  • We have since the last communication was sent received numerous phone calls texts and messages asking if clubs can open for their members, YCCGBA advice is clear we recommend you stay closed, however if you do open for social bowling you implement stringent guidelines and check your insurers are happy to cover the clubs officials in the event of any litigation.

  • YCCGBA do not have any jurisdiction over individual clubs opening, we can only rule over our own competitions and offer advice.

  • Fees BCGBA have issued a communication regarding Districts Association and Clubs registration fees.

  • FEES ARE STILLPAYABLE AND YCCGBA ARE TO COLLECT THE BCGBA LEVY, our position is that fees to YCCGBA still need to be paid and we will make a decision on rebates or allowances as the situation progresses.

  • These fees need to be sent to Mark Waite 7 Piperwell Close Heckmondwike WF16 9QF, you can also pay by BACS/Electronic transfer to Sort Code 09-01-53 Account number 47415482 Account YCCGBA Reference should be your club name, if paying by BACS/Electronic transfer please also e mail Mark Waite at

  • BCGBA position is that their financial position is precarious and that they cannot operate without income from fees from clubs, the situation regarding Sports Bodies and grants to keep going is unclear for bodies like the BCGBA.

  • INSURANCE Many clubs have also asked do they need to pay insurance, the answer is YES. As we do not know when or if the season will re-commence it is important to ensure that all insurances are up to date. It is still a requirement that YCCGBA are informed with a copy of your certificate of insurance that you have adequate insurance in place before 30th of June 2020, these can be sent to Mark Waite as above or myself on

  • COMMUNICATION YCCGBA will endeavor to get important communications out to you as soon as is practical, please remember most of the current YCCGBA officials still work (even if this is currently from home), our current methods of communication are Facebook, E mail and YCCGBA website, they will not have the information simultaneously, so please have patience. As mentioned in the last communication these are unchartered waters and the situation changes from day to day, we as officials hope you all stay safe and please, please follow the Government guidelines, its not just you that could be in danger but someone more vulnerable who you could pass the virus onto.

  • Footnote : We have had one death in Harrogate and that was a bowler with underlying health conditions. Too close to home.

Steve Cochrane Interim CEO YCCGBA

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