MGA Country Carnivals Cancelled
Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia, Bowls SA has been forced to cancel both the Men’s and Women’s MGA Country Carnivals for 2022.
Full Refunds will be issued over the next week to the registered participant’s bank account, through Bowlslink.
This decision was reached in consultation with Regional State Event Managers, State Event Committee members, and external stakeholders, and reflects the fact that Bowls SA cannot safely run these events in accordance with the State Government’s Level 1 restrictions that limit the density within a venue (club). Breaching of these restrictions would result in clubs receiving significant fines.
Unfortunately, with the restrictions being 1/4 density for indoor spaces, not having enough clubs to host the 7-day event, and sadly volunteers within clubs having been impacted unable to assist with hosting events due to contracting COVID-19 or becoming a close contact all contributed to this decision. The health and safety of all members, and the bowls community is of paramount concern and considered too great a risk at this time.
The men’s event was scheduled to begin on January 31, while the women’s event was set to begin on March 28.
Bowls SA would like to recognise the support from all stakeholders in the decision-making process and looks forward to continuing the great partnership with MGA Insurance Group and clubs hosting this popular event.
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