Thursday June 25th 2020.
Bowls Victoria has made the tough decision to postpone all Metropolitan Pennant Divisional Finals scheduled for this weekend, next week and next month’s State Championships.
We understand some will be disappointed and some will be relieved by this decision.
Earlier in June, we surveyed participating clubs and as a result the decision was made to proceed with Divisional matches, however, given the rapidly changing situation, circumstances have now changed.
We have also received concerns from Clubs, Members and their families regarding playing in hotspot areas and players from hotspot areas visiting other clubs.
With increased cases of COVID-19 in hotspot areas across the last 48 hours, Bowls Victoria must consider player welfare and our duty of care for members playing in BV events.
As a result, Midweek & Weekend Metropolitan Pennant Divisional Finals are postponed indefinitely.
State Championships matches scheduled for July will also be postponed including State Championships (Singles, Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Triples and Fours), Over 60s Championships, Champions of Champions and Novice Singles.
In the next fortnight, following the Bowls Victoria Board Meeting, we will advise on Division One and Premier Grand Finals (scheduled for the end of August).
Clubs are still open, with Social Bowls and Practice/Roll Ups able to take place under our current State Government approved guidelines.