On Friday 23rd July the VBL President Derek McCann belatedly Unfurled the Flag (which is usually held as part of the Opening Ceremony to mark the commencement of the new bowling season but due to lockdown restrictions, etc… this was the first opportunity to do so). On a glorious afternoon at Balmoral BC Assistant Secretary Arvon Bickerstaff acted as Master of Ceremonies and called upon the President to raise the Flag and start proceedings. Derek offered a warm welcome to all in attendance and in particular Dan Dempsey IBA President, William Angus PGL President and Jim McConnell NIBA President. The Annual Challenge match between the NIBA and PGL followed and a report of the game will follow in due course.