STATEMENT FROM THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

The Atlantic Senior Fours 2020 Organising Committee is acutely aware of the many issues facing countries and the MNA’s of World Bowls with the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

Governments and Sports organisations are beginning to take drastic measures in order to contain and prevent further spread of the disease, some of which are starting to affect sporting events and general public life.

Taking into account the age demographic of our participants the Committee has decided to suspend invitations to this event.

The 30th March deadline date for expressions of interest in participation is therefore now postponed.

The Committee will meet again on 1st June 2020 and reassess the global conditions with regards to Covid-19 and decide whether or not to continue staging the event in 2020 or to defer it to a later date and MNA’s will be notified accordingly.

Thanks to all who have shown an interest in the event and have been following our updates on our Website and Facebook page and we will publish a further update after 1st June

*****************************************************

The Groups have been polulated with Country names in order to test the working of the website/program to run the event.

This is not a list of teams who have entered - it is purely for test purposes.

LASTEST ---- AGE DATE QUALIFYING.

Please note that the age qualify date is as follows -

Competitors must be aged 55 years or over at 1 November 2020

All MNA's have been made aware of this slight alteration.

**************************************************

Invitations to take part in the Championships have been mailed out to all Member Nations.

The entries can only be made through those organisations. We regret we are unable to take applications from individual players/teams.

We look forward to receiving your replies and don't forget if you have any queries please contact eventmanager.asf2020@gmail.com

Some countries have already said they will be entering and we have asked Nations to indicate as soon as possible if they intend to take part as given that this is the first event of its kind, we would welcome earlier expressions of interest (without commitment) to assist with the overall planning of the event.


Bowls Cyprus in partnership with Constantinou Brothers Hotels are pleased to announce a new, World Bowls approved, international event to be held in Cyprus in December 2020, namely the Atlantic Senior Fours 2020.

VENUE – Constantinou Brothers Hotels in Paphos, Cyprus.

FORMAT – Fours for Ladies, Men’s and Mixed teams. 15 ends with 21/2 hour time limit.

Ladies & Men’s competitions – to run concurrently over 8 days with sectional play followed by quarter - finals, semi - finals and the finals.

Mixed competition – after the finals of the first 2 competitions, a straight knock-out over 3 days.

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

INVITATIONS – 30th June 2019

INTENT TO ENTER – 31st March 2020

CONFIRM ENTRY – 30th June 2020

PRACTICE DAY – 3rd December 2020

COMPETITIONS – 4th to 15th December 2020

PRESENTATION DINNER – 15th December 2020

ELIGIBILITY – all Atlantic Championships MNAs can enter up to 2 teams in each of the 3 competitions. All players must be 55 or over at 1st November 2020.

This website will see several updates and changes in the coming months to ensure that all competitors, managers, supporters and spectators are able to view event updates on all devices whether it be on PC, Macs, pads or phones.

The latest news that we have is that live streaming will be available for some of the play.