UPDATED: 2020/21 State Event & Competition Dates

by Sean O'Kane

Updated: Monday October 19th 2020.

The following are proposed dates for returning to play, and are subject to further advice from the Victorian Government (Sport and Recreation Victoria) and Vicsport, as Bowls Victoria navigates through the recent lockdowns and outbreaks of COVID-19.

These updates aim to ensure as much notice is given to clubs before re-commencing Bowls Competitions in Victoria, when it is safe to do so.

Following the Premier’s recent announcements and the advice given to Bowls Victoria Clubs on August 14, Bowls Victoria provides the following update in relation to Events and Competitions for the 2020/2021 Bowls Season.

Please keep up to date with further announcements on the Bowls Victoria Website.


2020/21 Metropolitan Pennant Season (revised dates)

Commencement Dates:
Thursday 26th November 2020 (Thursday 7-a-side)
Saturday 28th November 2020 (Weekend Pennant)
Tuesday 1st December 2020 (Midweek Pennant)

After receiving up to date advice from the Victorian Government on Sunday and Monday, a decision has been made to delay the Pennant season by 3 weeks, aiming to commence the new Thursday 7-a-side Competition on Thursday November 26th, Metropolitan Weekend Pennant on Saturday November 28th and Metropolitan Midweek Pennant on Tuesday December 1st.

In addition to health and safety, the delay in the commencement of the season provides clubs the opportunity to plan and assess their member’s willingness to return to their bowling clubs as restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne begin to ease over the coming weeks.

COVID protocols must be adhered to by all clubs, which will continue to be updated by Bowls Victoria as part of the Return to Play Guidelines.

For more information on the 2020/21 Metropolitan Season, please click here.


Junior League
Cancelled 

Unfortunately, we regret to advise that the 2020 Junior League season scheduled for November and early December has been cancelled.

We aim to come back bigger and better in 2021.

For more information on Junior League, please contact Clare Hockey at participation@bowlsvic.org.au  


2020 Victorian State, Over 60s, and Novice Championships:
Date: January 10th – 15th 2021
Venue: Warrnambool City Memorial Bowls Club

Bowls Victoria has contacted players via e-mail and aims to run State Championships at Warrnambool in January.

Players will be provided a detailed update in late November regarding:

  • The safety of this event continuing in January.
  • The ability for spectators to come to this event, or whether this will be strictly a Player & Coach only event.
  • Lunch and dinner arrangements throughout the event.

For more information regarding the schedule of the 2020 Victorian State Championships, please see the latest Bowls Victoria update here.

To register a coach for this event or to withdraw from an event in these Championships please email Sean O’Kane at seano@bowlsvic.org.au

For updated fixtures, please visit Bowlslink: Event Schedule

The winners of the Champion of Champion Singles will represent Victoria at the Australian Champion of Champions at Dandenong Club from the 24th – 25th of March 2021.

The winners of the Singles, Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Triples and Fours Championships will represent Victoria at the Australian Championships from 24th-28th May 2021 at Dandenong Club.


2021 Integrated Pairs Tournament

The 2021 Integrated Pairs Tournament scheduled for January at Berwick Bowls Club has been cancelled.


2021 Novice Singles Championships (revised dates)
Date: Sunday April 18th
Venue: Mulgrave Country Club 

 The 2021 Novice Singles Championships (Last 16, Quarter Finals & Semi Finals) have been moved to Sunday April 18th 2021 at Mulgrave Country Club. The date has been moved back to give Regions and Divisions additional time to run qualifiers for this event.

The Final of the 2021 Novice Singles will be held at State Champions Week at Bendigo East Bowls Club in Early May.


2021 State Disabilities Championships (revised dates)
Date: 13th-16th April 2021
Venue: TBC

The 2021 State Disabilities Championships will be held from Tuesday April 13th to Friday April 16th 2021.

For more information on the State Disabilities Championships, please e-mail our participation team at participation@bowlsvic.org.au


2021 Bowlers Arm State Championships (revised dates)
Date: 13th-16th April 2021
Venue: TBC

The 2021 Bowlers Arm State Championships will be held from Tuesday April 13th to Friday April 16th 2021.


2021 Under 18 State Championships (revised dates)
Date: 13th-16th April 2021
Venue: Bendigo East BC

The 2021 Under 18 State Championships will be held from Tuesday April 13th to Friday April 16th 2021 at Bendigo East BC.

For more information on the Under 18 State Championships, please e-mail our participation team at participation@bowlsvic.org.au


2021 Over 60s State Championships (revised Dates)
Date: 13th-16th April 2021
Venue: Bendigo Bowls Club

The 2021 Over 60s Championships will be held from Tuesday April 13 through to Friday April 16th at Bendigo BC.


2021 Women’s Country Carnival
April 2021

The 2021 Women’s Country Carnival will be held in Echuca/Moama from Sunday April 18th through to Friday April 23rd, 2021.

For more information and further updates please click here.


2021 Champion of State Pennant (Midweek and Weekend)
April 2021

The Champion of State Pennant Competition will return to Moama BC in 2021. This will be held on the 24th/25th April (Weekend Pennant) and the 26th/27th of April (Midweek Pennant).


2021 Region Sides Championships
April/May 2021

The 2021 Men’s and Women’s combined Region Sides event will be held in Shepparton across three venues (Shepparton Park BC, East Shepparton BC and Shepparton Golf BC) from Friday April 30th through to Sunday May 2nd.


2021 State Champions Week (revised dates)
Date: 4th – 12th May 2021
Venue: Bendigo East BC

Victorian State Champions Week, which incorporates the Victorian Champion of Champion Singles, Singles, Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Triples, Fours and Novice Singles Finals will be moved back to May 2021. This is to allow Regions and Divisions additional time for submitting qualifiers and winner notifications to Bowls Victoria.

The winners of the Champion of Champion Singles, Singles, Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Triples and Fours Championships will represent Victoria at the Australian Championships and Australian Champion of Champions on the Gold Coast in October 2021


2021 Indoor Singles Qualifying
July 2021

The 2021 Men’s and Women’s Indoor Singles Qualifying will be held on the weekend of July 10th and 11th, 2021. The backup weekend for this event is the 17th and 18th of July, 2021. Similar to what was anticipated for the 2020 Indoor Singles event, this will be held at multiple indoor and undercover venues around Victoria.


General Region Information and Conditions of Play

For more information on Conditions of Play and Entry Forms, Players, Regions and Divisions should visit this link: https://www.bowlsvic.org.au/bv-events/state-events/regioninformation/.

Regions and Divisions are encouraged to use BowlsLink for their entries, fixtures and results for the 2020/21 State Events season.

Updated Notification Dates for submission of Players and Teams to Bowls Victoria:

Event

Original Date

Updated Date (New Dates in Bold)

Novice Singles Championships

Monday 22nd February 2021

Monday April 5, 2021

Victorian State Events (CoC Singles, Singles, Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Triples, Fours)

Monday March 22, 2021

Monday April 19, 2021

Over 60s Championships

Monday March 22, 2021

Monday March 29, 2021

Region Sides Championships

Monday April 12, 2021

Monday April 12, 2021

Champion of State Pennant

Monday April 12, 2021

Monday April 12, 2021

For any questions around upcoming events, please e-mail Sean O’Kane at seano@bowlsvic.org.au