The 2020 Indoor Championship season has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions placed by the NZ Government on travel, gathering sizes and physical distancing.
Due to these restrictions it is not practical to hold any Championship matches until NZ enters Alert Level 1.
Proposed changes to the North Island and South Island Championship calendars (below) were shared with Clubs and Associations on 13th May,
with matches missed at the start of the season in April and May being transferred to the end of the season, in September, October and November.
This was only a suggestion, and feedback was called for:
The few comments that were received all suggested that extending the season into October/November is not practical, giving some or all of the following reasons:
The Executive discussed this feedback at their ZOOM meeting on 21st May
and have agreed that the concerns given are valid and those proposed draft Calendar changes (above) will now be scrapped.
So what now, for 2020 Championships?
Organisers of the matches in the calendar for the future will be contacted and asked what they would prefer to do. Options are:
Keep the date as planned and run as normal should Alert Level 1 be underway
Cancel for 2020
Postpone, and if so to what preferred date
Run the match as a postal/online version
Organisers of the matches that have already been missed will be contacted and asked what they would prefer to do. Options are:
Remain cancelled for 2020
Reschedule, and if so to what preferred date
Run the match as a postal/online version.
From this information TSNZ will then be able to update the Website calendar with confirmed dates and events, and
changes will be advised as they are confirmed.
CHAMPIONSHIP Matches confirmed with DATE CHANGES - as at 22 May:
Hawkes Bay & Hastings Opens - were 30th & 31st May - now 15th & 16th AUGUST
CHAMPIONSHIP Matches confirmed as POSTAL EVENTS - as at 22 May:
Wanganui Open - was 20th June
Shoot 3 x 10-shot cards on your home range
between 21st and 27th June.
Entries close 20th June.
Entry fee $15 for all grades.
Results to email@example.com by 3pm 27th June.
Canterbury Champs - was 13th June
Shoot 3 x 10-shot strings
between 20th and 26th July.
Entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th July.
Entry fee $20 per person.
Results to email@example.com by 5pm 27th July