Bowls Victoria Men's & Women's Regional Championships at Shepparton cancelled.
Update: 16/3 GBR cancelled Prelim and Grand finals for Saturday & Midweek Pennant. Promotion/Relegation will be on ladder as at end Round 18. No Premierships to be awarded 17/3 Bendigo region Men's Country Week have cut the program. All pairs games will be completed today, but no further play will take place and the Fours will not be played.
18/3 All Bowls events cancelled or postponed Women's Country Carnival-cancelled Over 60s State Championships-postponed State Champions Week-Postponed Region Sides-cancelled Champion of State Pennant-postponed BV Awards night-postponed
Bowls Victoria have decided to cancel the 2020 Region Sides Championship, which was to be held in Shepparton from 3rd to 5th April.
The BV Awards Night has also been cancelled.
They stated: "Bowls Victoria are continuously monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and any news that becomes available from the Victorian Government Health Authorities."
The State Championship Week, at this stage, will continue although will be spectator free with only players, managers & coaches. This event will be held at Bendigo East BC from 17th to 24th April, 2020.
BV's full statement, and any updates available >here
Congratulations must go to the players selected for the Men's & Women's Geelong Bowls Region squads although disappointing for them not to be able to play. Women's squad: Veronica Kelly, Kerry Gooley & Lorraine Myers (City of Geel) Jill Fry (Geel. Cement) Belinda Koek (Highton) Sheri Tump (Lara) Faye Richardson, Jenny Keep & Jo Whitehead (OG) Karen Harrington (Torquay) Tonia Doyle (St. Leonards) Di Roberts (Queenscliff)
Men's squad: (the 12 making the cut had yet to be announced) Ben Wilding (Bareena) Cal Inderberg (Drysdale) Stewie Williams (Eastern Park) Jeremy Fitzgerald, Dan Priddle, (Highton) Brendan Umbers (Lara) Paul Williamson (Leopold) Matthew Flapper, Cal Hanna, Craig Rippon, Brad Pavey, Mick West (OGrove) Ray Butler, Anthony Donohue, Ben Russell, Steve Sullivan, (Queenscliff)