Bowls Victoria postpones state championships

By Alex Mitchell

Bowls Victoria has been forced to once again push back its state championships as Victoria struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The association has needed to push back the entire state championships, which had previously been scheduled to start this month.

Shepparton and East Shepparton were scheduled to host a plethora of matches from July 10 to 12 before a “Super Saturday” event at Deer Park Bowls Club on August 1.

“We understand some will be disappointed and some will be relieved by this decision,” a Bowls Victoria statement read.

“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.”

Postponed state championships matches include singles, pairs, mixed pairs, triples and fours, along with the over-60 championships, champion of champions and novice singles.