COVID-19: BQ Events Update – 23 April 2020

by jgrey on April 23, 2020

The Board of Bowls Queensland would like to give the following update concerning State events due to growing concerns from many Districts/Clubs/players and the uncertainty of the future landscape regarding COVID-19.


State Champion of Club Champions – Due to some Districts already cancelling their Champion of Champion events, Singles will be the only event that will continue past District level to Zone and State level in 2020. This is due to Singles progressing to National and World Champion of Champions. Clubs and Districts may still play Pairs and Fours, but these events will not progress past District level to Zone/State level. At this stage revised dates have been set for Singles with a need for Bowls QLD to be advised of Zone winners by 1 November 2020 with finals set for ??? (This is subject to change re the COVID-19 situation and will continue to be monitored).


State District Mixed Pairs – This event will not progress past District level to Zone/State level in 2020, it is up to the discretion of the District if they still run this event within their District.


Secondary Schools Cup – Cancelled for 2020.


State Division 1 Pennant Finals – At this stage, this event will continue as planned with State Finals scheduled for 7 & 8 November 2020, Zone play off’s need to be completed and BQ notified of the winner by 12 October 2020. It is at each District’s discretion whether they run their Pennant competition when restrictions are lifted. Bowls QLD will continue to monitor this event.


State Championships – This event has been postponed from 4-17 May 2020 with a new date yet to be determined.


State Multi Disability Championships – A decision has yet to be made regarding this event.


North vs South Challenge – A decision has yet to be made regarding this event.


Events already notified:

State District Sides – postponed until 28 April – 1 May 2021 in the Gateway District.

Australian Indoor Singles QLD Qualifying – cancelled for 2020.

QLD vs NSW Open, U18, U25, 40-59 Test Series – cancelled for 2020.

ANZAC Test Series – postponed to a date to be determined.


Bowls QLD will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation regarding future events.


Bowls Australia and World Events affected:

  • Australian Open – cancelled for 2020. The 2021 Australian Open scheduled for 12-25 June, 2021 on the Gold Coast.
  • World Bowls Championships – postponed until 25 May – 6 June 2021 at Broadbeach, Musgrave Hill and Club Helensvale.
  • Australian Indoor Singles – cancelled for 2020.


BA Events under consideration:

  • Australian Championships.
  • Australian Champion of Champion Singles.
  • Australian Sides Championships, Australian U18 Championships, Australian Senior Sides Championships.