Atlantic Senior Fours Update - January 2021


Globally, nations are still having to deal with the effects of Covid 19. With the development, distribution and administering of a vaccine to fight this worldwide pandemic we fervently hope in the not too distant future, that the current effects of this virus will become a thing of the past.

The administration of that vaccine program is progressing at different rates in individual Countries and it is currently difficult to say the effects of the vaccine on the overall spread of the virus in the member nation areas.

The ASF Committee expected to send out entry forms in the Spring but believe it is unrealistic to expect Countries to commit when nobody truly knows if we will have returned to something of a ‘normal life’ by the proposed date of the event, if airline travel will be allowed or if countries will require visitors to self-isolate on their arrival.

The postponements and re-scheduling of many other International events has also contributed to a crowded calendar in the latter months of 2021.

The ASF organisers wish for every Member Nation to be afforded the opportunity to enter this International event and therefore after due consideration has reluctantly come to the decision that the event scheduled for 2021 must be postponed.

We are currently in discussion with our partners regarding definitive dates for late 2022 and these will be communicated to Member Nation Authorities as soon as they are finalised.

Bowls Cyprus in partnership with Constantinou Brothers Hotels are pleased to announce a new, World Bowls approved, international event to be held in Cyprus.

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.

A new schedule for entries will be published when the dates for the event have been confirmed.

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.