Bowls grand finals in serious doubt

By Andrew Johnston

CAMPASPE Valley Bowls Division grand finals are now in serious doubt.

Just days out from scheduled CVBD grand finals, Bowls Australia has recommended the immediate suspension of all events.

In a statement on their website, Bowls Australia recommended events were put off until further notice.

“Amid growing concern and uncertainty around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bowls Australia (BA), in consultation with the state and territory associations, has recommended that all bowls events be suspended indefinitely,” it said.

“While acknowledging that BA is not the controlling body of competitions staged locally by states, territories, districts and clubs, we feel it is prudent in the current climate that we issue this advice in order to limit any non-essential mass gatherings, until further notice.

“This advice is related to any pennant competition, championships, tournaments and other club events and is aimed at safeguarding the health of the sport’s members, participants, employees, volunteers and officials, many of whom are typically from demographics that are particularly susceptible to the effects of the virus.”

CVBD told the Riv a decision regarding the grand final would be made at a board meeting later today.