IMPORTANT NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Wednesday, 25th March, 2020
OPEN LETTER TO ALL MEMBERS
Cancellation of Bowls SA Event Competitions
Following on from the Memo distributed on Tuesday 17th March titled Suspension of Bowls SA Event Competitions, the Administration of Bowls South Australia (Bowls SA) has been continuously monitoring the environment surrounding our capacity to deliver events.
Advice received from the Government and Bowls Australia in regards to holding events has not be taken lightly from Bowls SA, and as of a result we have decided to officially cancel the following events for the 2019/20 season:
MGA Women’s Country Carnival
State Multi Disability Singles
Alexandrina Senior Supa Series & Bowls Fest
FiveAA Regional and State Night Owls Finals
Berri Barmera Senior Supa Series & Bowls Fest
Australian Indoor Championships Qualifying
Secondary School Championships
Bowls SA Awards Night
This is a result of ongoing restrictions, logistical and timing issues that will not create environments for these events to begin or be postponed to an alternate time.
With regards to the entry fees received for Women’s Country Carnival and State Multi Disability Singles, full refunds will be issued. Bowls SA staff will work through administering these refunds in a timely manner, Bowls SA ask for your patience throughout this period. Refunds processed online will be refunded back onto the credit card that the payment was taken on. If you or your club paid via EFT transfer, Cash or other methods which were not automatic through the system, Bowls SA will contact one person from each entry to arrange a refund into the appropriate account.
Bowls SA still has a desire to complete the 2019/20 Champions Week as this event has conducted multiple qualifying events to progress to the point it has, whilst also being a pathway event to Bowls Australia’s Australian Championships, which are yet to be postponed. Whilst the completion of this event is still not feasible in the current environment, Bowls SA has implemented a contingency week from August 29 – September 6, 2020 for this event to be played. We will be in touch with the membership in regards to the new dates in the lead up which will still be subject to direction from the State and Federal Government and Bowls Australia.
Once again we thank you all for the patience during these tough times during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bowls SA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8234 7544.