UPDATE: Bowls Vic Events

Updated: Friday August 14th 2020.

The following are proposed dates for returning to play, and are subject to further advice from the Victorian Government (Sport and Recreation Victoria) and Vicsport, as Bowls Victoria navigates through the recent lockdowns and outbreaks of COVID-19.

These updates aim to ensure as much notice is given to clubs before re-commencing Bowls Competitions in Victoria, when it is safe to do so.

2020 Victorian State, Over 60s, and Novice Championships:
Expected: Late October 2020
Alternative Option: January 2021

Given the recent restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne & Regional Victoria and to ensure safety of all players, Bowls Victoria will now aim to play these events during late October.

If the situation arises where matches cannot be played in October 2020, the alternate dates for Championships will be early to mid-January 2021.
All players will be advised of future dates and venues as soon as it is safe to release. We will endeavour to provide three weeks’ notice before any event.

Should any players intend on having a coach present, they are required to register their coach’s details prior to the event. This can be done by sending an e-mail to Sean O’Kane at Bowls Victoria:

2020 Victorian Open

In conjunction with Greater Shepparton City Council, Bowls Victoria is extremely disappointed to advise that the 2020 Victorian Open has been cancelled. The event was due to take place in Shepparton from Friday November 20th through to Friday November 27th 2020.

This was a very difficult decision for Bowls Victoria to make, as we know so many bowlers look forward to this event each year, but we promise to be back bigger and better in 2021.

Under-18 State Championships 

The 2020 Under 18 State Championships have been postponed. The event that was originally scheduled for Monday September 21st – Thursday September 24th, 2020, at Shepparton Park Bowls Club, will now be played in January with a venue and dates to be determined. No new entries will be accepted.

If players who have entered the 2020 event have since turned 18, they will still be permitted to participate.

The 2021 Under 18 Championships will still be held in April 2021. For more information or any questions, please e-mail Clare Hockey at

2020 Multi Disability Open Day

This event (originally schedule for Deer Park on September 27) has been postponed until further notice. Sign up to our email list if you would like to keep up-to-date on our bowls program for people with a disability.

2020 Victorian Schools Super Series

The 2020 event has been cancelled. The Department of Education have ceased all inter-school sporting events. With many school competitions still incomplete and some students required to travel to the event from across regional Victoria, it is unfortunately not possible for the event to go ahead this year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

2021 Novice Championships
March/April 2021

The 2021 Novice Singles Championships (Last 16, Quarter Finals and Semi Finals) will take place on Sunday March 7th at Mulgrave Country Club BC. The Final will be played at Bendigo East BC (at 2021 State Champions Week) on Saturday April 10th, 2021.

2021 State Disabilities Championships
April 2021

The 2021 State Disabilities Championships will be held at Golden Square BC and Bendigo East BC from Tuesday April 6th to Friday April 9th 2020.

For more information on the State Disabilities Championships, please e-mail our participation team at

2021 State Champions Week
April 2021

Victorian State Champions Week will return to Bendigo East BC in 2021 from Friday April 9th through to Friday April 16th 2021.

2021 Over 60s Championships
April 2021

The 2021 Over 60s Championships will be held from Tuesday April 6th through to Friday April 9th at Bendigo BC.

2021 Women’s Country Carnival
April 2021

The 2021 Women’s Country Carnival will be held in Echuca/Moama from Sunday April 18th through to Friday April 23rd, 2021.

For more information and further updates please click here.

2021 Champion of State Pennant (Midweek and Weekend)
April 2021

The Champion of State Pennant Competition will return to Moama BC in 2021. This will be held on the 24th/25th April (Weekend Pennant) and the 26th/27th of April (Midweek Pennant).

2021 Region Sides Championships
April/May 2021

The 2021 Men’s and Women’s combined Region Sides event will be held in Shepparton across three venues (Shepparton Park BC, East Shepparton BC and Shepparton Golf BC) from Friday April 30th through to Sunday May 2nd.

2021 Indoor Singles Qualifying
July 2021

The 2021 Men’s and Women’s Indoor Singles Qualifying will be on the weekend of July 10th and 11th, 2021. The backup weekend for this event is the 17th and 18th of July, 2021. Similar to what was anticipated for the 2020 Indoor Singles event, this will be held at multiple indoor and undercover venues around Victoria.

To assist Regions, the following dates are required for qualifiers to be submitted to Bowls Victoria. Please note: these dates are subject to change given the unpredictable circumstances.

Novice Singles:
Monday 22nd February 2021
Over 60s & State Champions Week Participants:
Monday 22nd March 2021
Champion of State Pennant Teams:
Monday April 12 2021

For any questions around upcoming events, please e-mail Sean O’Kane at