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Postpontment of SQ IOM Championship

postponed24 August 2020

COVID-19 is continuing to reek havoc on the sporting calendar.  The email below was sent out to all registered entrants to the South Queensland Championships this afternoon.


Hi All

The SQLD IOM Championship scheduled to be held at Emerald Lakes on the 29/30 Aug 20 has been cancelled due to the changes in the COVID-19 restrictions.

The decision has not been made lightly. In addition to hosting the event, the PRYC has an overriding responsibility to put in place conditions which will minimise the risk of infection to any participants, officials or spectators and to conform with current rules and restrictions that are in place.

Current Covid 19 restrictions limit the number that can participate in an event. The requirements to successfully host the event at this time cannot be achieved under the current restrictions without adversely affecting the running of the event. There are also concerns that the restrictions may be increased in the coming days. 

The PRYC chose to make the decision early as possible so those members traverling a considerable distance can cancel any accommodation etc.

The PRYC is keen to run the event and would be happy to host it later in the year if the Qld schedule and Government restrictions at the time permit.

Any inconvenience or difficulties this decision may cause is regretted.

Please acknowledge receipt of this email.

Regards Bill


As Bill has intimated, decisions like this are not just about the details of COVID-19 restrictions, they are a complex mix best described as the level of comfort that the host club has to host the event.  If the club is not satisfied that the event is in the collective best interest, then it does not happen.  At least not on that date. 

There is space in the QRYA Calendar to reschedule this event in the last few months of the year.  Hopefully things will have settled down by then.

The Editor



 

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