BV Return to Play > Metro Pennant

by Team BV

Bowls Victoria can today confirm the following proposed return to play dates for Metropolitan Pennant, with a further Return-to-Play update to be provided in mid-June, which will include the upcoming dates for the season ahead (2020/21).

Bowls Victoria are fully compliant with current restrictions that exist in Victoria provided by the Premier and Victorian Chief Health Officer, and have provided the following plan, based upon future predictions highlighted from the Victorian Government here.

If any circumstances change in the community regarding outbreaks of COVID-19, all clubs will be updated via e-mail and information will be updated on the Bowls Victoria website and via social media as soon as possible.

As part of our ongoing release of COVID-19 Information, Bowls Victoria will release Stage 3 information to clubs around the further easing of restrictions in Mid-June, to coincide with the Victorian Government’s next information release.



Stage 2 restrictions (from June 1 – June 22) remain in place with clubs currently as per communication here.



Following a health and safety survey completed by clubs competing in Divisional Finals in late May, strong feedback was provided to Bowls Victoria from all competing clubs to continue the remaining Finals with health and safety measures put in place, adhering to updated Victorian Government Guidelines. These matches (excluding Weekend Premier Division and Weekend Division One Finals) are proposed to take place from Saturday June 27.

Additionally, as part of showcasing the sport, Premier Division and Division One competitions will finish their respective seasons with a Preliminary Final (Premier Division) and Grand Finals (Both Premier & Division One) being scheduled for late August. Both the Division 1 and Premier Division Grand Finals will be live-streamed.

Until advised otherwise, all matches will take place with no spectators with only players and officials permitted for entry.



Only players who were eligible at the originally scheduled date of the match in the 2019/20 Metropolitan Pennant Finals are eligible to play in the below competitions as we conclude the 2019/20 season.

Expressions of interest to host a Divisional Final close on Wednesday June 10, 2020. If your club would like to host a Metropolitan Pennant Divisional Final, please register your club’s interest here.



All host clubs for the remaining Metropolitan Pennant matches will be provided with information on how to keep players and officials safe whilst playing.

Venues and times of play for will be sent to participating clubs on Monday June 22.

Please note: The following dates are proposed dates for returning to play and are subject to the further advice of the Victorian Government and Sport and Recreation Victoria.



Metropolitan Pennant 2019/20 Season

Midweek Pennant – Division 1 and 6-a-side

  • Semi Finals – Tuesday June 30
  • Grand Finals – Thursday July 2

Midweek Pennant Division 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Quarter Finals – Tuesday June 30
  • Semi Finals – Thursday July 2
  • Grand Finals/Rain back-up day –
    Tuesday July 7/Wednesday July 8/Thursday July 9

Weekend Pennant – Division 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 6-a-side

  • Quarter Finals – Saturday June 27
  • Semi Finals – Sunday June 28
  • Grand Finals – Saturday July 4
  • Grand Finals/Rain Back Up Day – Sunday July 5

Weekend Pennant –Premier Division and Division 1

  • Premier Division Preliminary Final (Deer Park v Altona)
    Saturday August 29 @ Sunbury BC (approx. 10am)
  • Division One Grand Final (Whittlesea v MCC)
    Sunday August 30 @ Dandenong Club BC (Approx. 10am)
  • Premier Division Grand Final (Bundoora RSL v TBA)
    Sunday August 30 @ Dandenong Club BC (Approx. 3pm)