These are strange and unprecedented times that probably none of us have ever lived through before.
It is now over two months since the season was brought to an abrupt end in mid-March. During that time, it has been difficult to plan a way forward to conclude the league season in a satisfactory manner. The main problem is the uncertainty of what the future holds, when will all the restrictions be lifted, what our lives will be like when it all ends and what we will be allowed to do. It is generally felt by the committee this could go on in some-way or another until the end of the year.
However, decisions need to be made. Much deliberation has taken place by the committee, with different views being put forward, but a compromise had to be reached and it has been decided:
The 2019/20 league season will be treated as void. There were numerous scenarios that could still have occurred if the season have completed, plus we were not in the position of all teams having played the same number of games in each division, when the season came to the abrupt end.
The Cup Competitions are also being treated as void, because of the uncertainty of when we will be playing again. However, all of the Cup Competitions are at a semi-final stage so something may be able to be resurrected if time and restrictions allows.
The Highest Away Score and Highest Away Spare competitions together with the Singles and Pairs competitions have been cancelled.
Other important factors to remember are there will be a lot of our skittle players in the vulnerable age bracket where extra care is required, and there are those who simply do not want to go near a skittle alley until the situation vastly improves and a vaccine is available.
Thank you and please stay healthy.