Tag Archives: 2019

Weston-Super-Mare Bowls 2019

Weston-Super-Mare Group Photo Bowls tournament 2019

WESTON-SUPER-MARE BOWLS TOURNAMENT 2019

Last week seven Metro bowlers travelled down to Weston-super-Mare on the 1st of May to be ready for the start of the tournament on Thursday morning and returned home on Monday afternoon.

The tournament is split into two sections, one for the B1 bowlers, and the other for the partially sighted bowlers.  The B1 tournament was played as a Round Robin, which means each player has to play all the other players.  Eric Gallacher managed to win all his games so retained the Lions Cup which he won last year and was given the gold medal.

Photo gallery below

Keith Brenton from Gateshead received the silver and George Phillips from Metro got the bronze. In the open section, each player had to play twice a day for four days.  By the time the tournament finished, four players had won their 8 games.

Wales’ players won the gold and bronze medals, with Alison from Cornwall receiving the silver.  Our Metro bowler Gause also won all his 8 games but came fourth on shot difference.

Gail Hepworth won her first 7 games, then lost to Alison.  Wilbert Williams won 6 of his games.  Constance Onwuka won 5 of her games and Jackie Venus won 3 of her games.

All in all, Metro bowlers won a lot more games than they lost.  It was a lovely friendly tournament, and most of the bowlers have booked in again for next year’s tournament.

report by Eric Gallacher

 

Brightside Ground Hosts BBS Cup!

Brightside Ground hosts the BBS Blind Cricket Cup Final

The Brightside Ground set to host the 2019 British Blind Sport Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup

original post by BBS

The Brightside Ground will host the final of the 2019 BBS (British Blind Sport) Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup on Saturday 31st August. It is the second time that Gloucestershire County Cricket Club’s home ground will stage the match after a successful event in 2011.

During 2019 the ground will host a One Day International between England & Pakistan, 3 ICC Men’s World Cup matches, Afghanistan v Australia, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka & Pakistan v Sri Lanka as well as World Cup warm up matches, Afghanistan v Pakistan, South Africa v West Indies & West Indies v New Zealand.

Sussex Sharks are the two time defending BBS Cup holders & will start their defence away to Gloucestershire Growlers before potentially facing 16 time former winners London Metro in the semi finals, if the Londoners can see off Yorkshire Vikings first. The other half of the draw is wide open with Northants Steelbacks hosting Cheshire Cobras in the quarter finals with the winner to face Somerset VICC or Lancashire Lions in the other semi final.

The BBS Primary Club Cup is the longest running annual disability cricket competition in the world, first held in 1979 this season will see the 41stedition of the competition.

British Blind Sport Vice Chairman & Cricket Competitions Secretary Dave Gavrilovic commented on the announcement,

“We are delighted that our final is returning to Bristol, the 2011 final was a terrific event & I’m sure that 2019 will more than equal it. It is a massive privilege for our teams to have the chance to play at such an excellent venue especially in such a busy year of cricket when Bristol is hosting so many international matches. I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the team at Gloucestershire CCC for agreeing to host the final & I look forward to working with them to deliver a fantastic experience for the two teams who reach this year’s final.”.

Peter Hall, Ground Operations Manager at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club added:

“We are pleased that the Final will be taking place here at The Brightside Ground in August. It was an opportunity that we really wanted to be a part of again. We are looking forward to meeting the finalists and wish all the teams taking part the best of luck throughout the tournament.”

 

Athletics Open 2019 – Enter Now!

Athletics Open 2019
Venue:
Mile End Stadium, London, E14 7TW
Time:
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
22nd June 2019
Cost:
Free


Annual Metro Athletics Open 2019

43rd Metro ‘Athletics Open’  Mile End Stadium, London, E14 7TW

Sat 22nd June – 2019 

INTRODUCTION

Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GLL, supported by Carmen Butler Charities Charitable Trust and the Roden Family Foundation.  

Metro Blind Sport – Welcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in our annual competition’s ‘43rd year! 

The morning ‘Come and Try Coaching Session’ will once again provide those new to the sport a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.

The 2019 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages. The athletics competitions are principally for registered blind and partially sighted people.

Every competitor will receive a free t-shirt along with either a medal and/or performance certificate. Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers. *Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.

Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.

Entry form and Information

  • Entry: FREE including packed lunch, t-shirt, medals/performance certificate
  • If you would like help to complete the entry form then please telephone Charlie on 07956292046
  • The closing date for Entries has been extended to Wednesday 12 June 2019.

 

 

Mazars logo
A big thank you to Mazars for their help in supporting the Metro Blind Sport’s Athletics Open 2019

 

Come and Try Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 as soon as possible. 

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm  

 

 EVENTS 

  • Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, For B1 athletes only)
  • Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),
  • Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes  only – called 60m),
  • Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin
  • Vets Ladies and Men (Over 35) 100m, 800m, 5000m, Long Jump, Shot

 

 

The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).

  • Athletes aged Under 12, 14 or 17 may take part in up to four individual events in any one day.
  • Senior Athletes may take part in a maximum of five events. These will consist of either 3 track and 2 field, or 2 track and 3 field on the day.
  • Electronic timing will be used on all track races.
  • B3 and B4 athletes are reminded that competition rules do not allow any concessions to assist performance. (No Guide Runners)
  • ALL B1 ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE AND USE THEIR OWN SHADES. Time permitting there will be a Fun Relay for all competitors during the afternoon including parents and coaches.
  • Photos: A gallery of high resolution photos will be available in the week after this event. We will share a link with you where you can view and select, following a donation of your choosing, the photos you would like to keep. Please take note of the number/s and send these to wynne@metroblindsport.org. Saul will setup an individual WeTransfer link (available for 7 days only) for you to download the Digital High Res Photo/s you have chosen to your pc. Photo requests are on a first come, first serve basis only and will be processed when time allows. Donations can be made via the website donate button http://bit.ly/MBSDonatePage

In order for as many events as possible to take place, it may be necessary to merge sight categories thereby ensuring the maximum number of individual ‘event requests’ are met. We recognise this could lead to a miss-match in functional sight levels, however our aim with the ‘Metro Athletics Open’ is to always offer the widest range of opportunities for athletes to compete. We view this as a preferable option to cancelling events with low numbers.    

  • The closing date for Entries has been extended to Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Accommodation: This will be available on Friday and Saturday night (21st and 22nd) at the aforementioned Queen Mary University of London.  Please note there is a further reduction for those under the age of 18. A separate form is available for accommodation requests, please email charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

Metro Guide and Runner Bibs

Metro Guide and Runner Bibs
Metro Guide and Runner Bibs

Do you Need one – more info here: http://bit.ly/GuideBibs

You can Find a Guide Below

Guide runners database for the Vision Impaired This new exciting project was launched by England Athletics with British Blind Sport. The database will enable visually impaired people to search for guide runners locally supporting them to take up or develop their running

 

Athletics Open 2019 – Enter Now!

Athletics Open 2019

Annual Metro Athletics Open 2019

43rd Metro ‘Athletics Open’  Mile End Stadium, London, E14 7TW,

Sat 22nd June – 2019 

INTRODUCTION

Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GLL, supported by Carmen Butler Charities Charitable Trust and the Roden Family Foundation.  

Metro Blind Sport – Welcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in our annual competition’s ‘43rd year! 

The morning ‘Come and Try Coaching Session’ will once again provide those new to the sport a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.

The 2019 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages. The athletics competitions are principally for registered blind and partially sighted people.

Every competitor will receive a free t-shirt along with either a medal and/or performance certificate. Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers. *Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.

Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.

Entry form and Information

  • Entry: FREE including packed lunch, t-shirt, medals/performance certificate
  • If you would like help to complete the entry form then please telephone Charlie on 07956292046
  • The closing date for Entries has been extended to Wednesday 12 June 2019.

 

 

Mazars logo
A big thank you to Mazars for their help in supporting the Metro Blind Sport’s Athletics Open 2019

 

Come and Try Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 as soon as possible. 

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm  

 

 EVENTS 

  • Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, For B1 athletes only)
  • Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),
  • Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes  only – called 60m),
  • Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin
  • Vets Ladies and Men (Over 35) 100m, 800m, 5000m, Long Jump, Shot

 

 

The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).

  • Athletes aged Under 12, 14 or 17 may take part in up to four individual events in any one day.
  • Senior Athletes may take part in a maximum of five events. These will consist of either 3 track and 2 field, or 2 track and 3 field on the day.
  • Electronic timing will be used on all track races.
  • B3 and B4 athletes are reminded that competition rules do not allow any concessions to assist performance. (No Guide Runners)
  • ALL B1 ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE AND USE THEIR OWN SHADES. Time permitting there will be a Fun Relay for all competitors during the afternoon including parents and coaches.
  • Photos: A gallery of high resolution photos will be available in the week after this event. We will share a link with you where you can view and select, following a donation of your choosing, the photos you would like to keep. Please take note of the number/s and send these to wynne@metroblindsport.org. Saul will setup an individual WeTransfer link (available for 7 days only) for you to download the Digital High Res Photo/s you have chosen to your pc. Photo requests are on a first come, first serve basis only and will be processed when time allows. Donations can be made via the website donate button http://bit.ly/MBSDonatePage

In order for as many events as possible to take place, it may be necessary to merge sight categories thereby ensuring the maximum number of individual ‘event requests’ are met. We recognise this could lead to a miss-match in functional sight levels, however our aim with the ‘Metro Athletics Open’ is to always offer the widest range of opportunities for athletes to compete. We view this as a preferable option to cancelling events with low numbers.    

  • The closing date for Entries has been extended to Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Accommodation: This will be available on Friday and Saturday night (21st and 22nd) at the aforementioned Queen Mary University of London.  Please note there is a further reduction for those under the age of 18. A separate form is available for accommodation requests, please email charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

 

Free Cricket Nets: Oval and Lords!

Free Cricket Nets at Lords 2019!

Metro Blind Sport have organised three exciting opportunities to try cricket in 2019.

Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at the Oval and Lords in January, Feb, March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.  Event details below.

Cricket Nets at the Oval

Date: 12 January 2019 Time: 2 pm  – 4 pm
Venue: Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Contact: Rory Field:  Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 16 February Time: 4pm – 6pm
Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

 

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