2021 Nationals advisement

by Aidan Davis

Bowls Australia’s 2021 Nationals event, which amalgamates six of the sport’s most revered competitions, will not go ahead entirely as planned this year.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, border closures, lockdowns and uncertainties affecting many states across the nation, the decision has been made to cancel the four selected events, while also postponing the two qualifying events that make up the 2021 Nationals.

The selected events impacted include the Australian Under-18 Championships, Australian Multi-Disability Championships, Australian Senior Sides Championships and Australian Sides Championships, which will now not be staged.

The two qualifying events that will be contested include the Australian Champion of Champions and Australian Championships, however these will now be staged in April 2022, at Broadbeach Bowls Club, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Australian Champion of Champions: Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022

Australian Championships: Tuesday, April 26 – Friday, April 29, 2022

As a result of the announcement, this year’s staging of the annual Awards Night will again be held as a virtual function, following a successful occurrence last year, and will also be postponed until November, with the exact date soon to be confirmed.

Bowls Australia acknowledges the support of Tourism and Events Queensland and Major Events Gold Coast in the delivery of the 2021 Nationals.