Coronavirus update

AS AT 18TH JUNE 2020.   –

The home page summarises the county’s current position as far as the impact of the covid19 pandemic is concerned on the county’s activities. Kidderminster and District Indoor Bowling league may get under way again late in October or November. The county’s provisional diary for the 2020/2021 season has now been published including important ESMBA dates. We are all ready to go, subject to the easing of lockdown restrictions and no increase in the covid19 infection rate.


POSITION AS AT 24TH JULY.      –     Discussions are currently being held with the Stourport Civic Hall authorities on the arrangements and safeguarding measures that will be necessary to enable the Kidderminster and District League short mat bowling to restart.  Separately the ESMBA is urgently discussing the measures necessary to enable all club and county short mat bowling to restart. Hopefully further information on these matters will be available in the near future.

POSITION AS AT 6TH AUGUST 2020.   –   The ESMBA, through it’s management committee, have now formulated proposals for the restart of short mat bowling at club ,county, and national level. They have produced a “Road Map”  which is set out below and which will now be considered by the county’s officers as they formulate our own local plans. It is obvious that much will depend on how much the covid19 pandemic will influence matters, and of everything will depend of government guidelines. Further information will appear here in due course.

POSITION AS AT 1ST SEPTEMBER 2020   –   Because of the continuing covid19 pandemic, and the precautionary regulations and advice from the government and the ESMBA concerning social distancing, and particularly meetings of groups of people, there will be no restart of short mat bowling in the immediate future. This will affect all county short mat bowlers registered with the ESMBA.

The ESMBA have spent a large amount of time considering the situation and have published documentation on how to proceed  –  Details can be found by visiting

The local situation will be reviewed in November.