Brunstane BC

Notice received from Brunstane B.C. regarding access

I’d be obliged if you could forward this notice to all Clubs to ensure that both Gents and Ladies attending Brunstane BC are aware of the through closure of Brunstane Road with effect from 10th March 2019 until late 2020. This is due to the Brighton Place resurfacing work.
The road will be closed to all through motorist traffic at the rail bridge. Pedestrians and cyclists will still have through access. Access to properties, the Club and adjoining side roads will be restricted to one end of Brunstane Road or the other.
Our Club is located to the South of the bridge. Access to properties including the Club will be via Milton Road. There will be a turning point at the end of the Club entry lane / Brunstane Gardens. Parking will likely be restricted at this point.
Access to properties North of the bridge will be via Joppa Road/ Abercorn Terrace. There will be a turning point at Joppa Station Place. This area may offer more on street parking, but involving a 75 metre walk to our Club over the bridge.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Bruce Johnstone – Secretary

2019 AGM

The Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 7 March 2019 at Bainfield B.C. (Upper Hall) at 7.00pm

Two delegates only from each Club are permitted to attend the meeting with one vote per Club. All in attendance will sign in before being seated.

Past Presidents are invited to attend.

There are no candidates for Committee.

There are no amendments to the Constitution Rules and Regulations submitted by Clubs or by the Committee.

Tait 2019

The Tait Trophy in 2019 will commence on Monday 12 August 2019. The start date is later this year and it is hoped this will encourage all Clubs to have their Championship completed prior to the start date.

The final will be held on Friday 23 August 2019 at Parkside B.C.

When the draw is made players will not be sent to a Club with only one game on the green.Clubs will be allocated a maximum of four games. We hope this  will generate a bit of an atmosphere on the green and encourage spectators along. Clubs may then feel it is worthwhile opening to multiple visitors.

In previous years there have been to many call offs in the first three rounds. Not the fault of the player who qualifies for the last eight without a win but unfair on the player who has had to beat three other Club champions to get there.

The draw for the Tait Trophy will be made in the second week of July. Therefore entries will be in by the end of June. This will allow Clubs to ensure that the Club Champion is available. 12 August to 23 August 2019.

The draw will be available live on the Web Site as it is made.

It has been suggested that a fine be imposed on Clubs that do not turn up and the money raised added to any prize fund. This is only a suggestion from a Club and not policy.

Under 25 Management Team 2019

The Association is delighted to announce the Management Team for the Under 25’s for 2019.

Raymond Richards (V.P.) and John McDermott(Sighthill B.C.).

Raymond and John have a hard task in front of them to continue the success that E&LBA have enjoyed over the last few years at Under 25 level.