2020 State Championships Arrangements

2020 Victorian Championships Arrangements

Following the deferral of State Champions Week in Bendigo in late April and the decision by Bowls Australia to continue to host the Australian Championships and the Australian Champion of Champions in November/December 2020, Bowls Victoria has made the decision to announce the proposed dates of the 2020 Victorian Championships.

The Victorian Championships will be played differently in 2020, across four weekends of play, in undercover venues.

The first three weekends will be held in Shepparton, Metropolitan/Geelong and Warrnambool. Players and teams will play their Last 16, Quarter Final and Semi Final matches in each discipline, until the final two players/teams are known.

Those final two players/teams will then qualify for “Super Saturday” an event held on August 1 at Deer Park Bowls Club.

Super Saturday will play host to all Victorian Championship Finals, as well as the Over 60s Singles and Pairs, and the Men’s and Women’s Novice Singles.

Due to the high probability that our Bowls Victoria community will be unable to attend due a limit on total numbers attending a venue at the beginning of August, the Super Saturday event will be live-streamed.

The following dates are proposed dates of returning to play and are subject to the further advice of the Victorian Government and Sport and Recreation Victoria. Until advised otherwise, all matches will take place with no spectators with only players and officials permitted for entry.


Weekend 1 (Shepparton) – Friday July 10 – Sunday July 12

Over 60s Singles Friday July 10 East Shepparton BC and Shepparton Park BC
Men’s and Women’s Singles Saturday July 11 East Shepparton BC and Shepparton Park BC
Men’s and Women’s CoC Singles Sunday July 12 East Shepparton BC and Shepparton Park BC


Weekend 2 (Metro/Geelong) – Saturday July 18 – Sunday July 19

Mixed Pairs Saturday July 18 City of Geelong BC
Men’s Fours Sunday July 19 Dandenong Club BC
Women’s Fours Sunday July 19 Sunbury BC


Weekend 3 (Warrnambool) – Friday July 24 – Sunday July 26

Over 60s Pairs Friday July 24 Warrnambool City Memorial BC
Men’s Pairs and Women’s Triples Saturday July 25 Warrnambool City Memorial BC
Men’s Triples and Women’s Pairs Sunday July 26 Warrnambool City Memorial BC


All times for Weekend 1, Weekend 2 and Weekend 3:

Last 16 8:45am Roll Up for a 9am start
Quarter Finals Approx. 12:00pm (after Last 16 matches)
Semi Finals Approx. 3:00pm (after Quarter Final matches)


Weekend 4 (Super Saturday – August 1):

All finals matches at Deer Park BC, Times TBA

Novice Singles Championship Finals – Men’s and Women’s

Over 60s Championship Finals – Men’s Pairs, Women’s Pairs, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles

Victorian Championship Finals:

  • Women’s Champion of Champion Singles
  • Men’s Champion of Champion Singles
  • Men’s State Singles
  • Women’s State Singles
  • Mixed Pairs
  • Men’s Pairs
  • Women’s Pairs
  • Men’s Triples
  • Women’s Triples
  • Men’s Fours
  • Women’s Fours