Pennant Update Due to Vic Lockdown

Posted on: 12 February


Dear Club and Pennant Captains/Organisers

I guess by now you have heard the latest announcement from Victorian Premier Dan Andrews

In summary

Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the state will enter the lockdown at 11.59pm on Friday.

People will only be able to leave their homes to shop for food and essential items, to provide or receive care, exercise, and work and study if they can’t from home.

The 5km limit on travel will also be reimposed, as will the compulsory use of masks both indoors and outdoors.

 

Therefore, in consultation with Captains Mandy and Shane the decision has been made to Cancel all Pennant scheduled for this coming Sunday (14 February)  

{Most unfortunate for Merrigum and Hill Top who were host clubs this weekend}

We considered trying to extend the season, but then there are problems with long weekend in March and Club events the following week. 

We also considered “catch up” for women’s virtual pennant to play during the week, but it could be ok for some and not for others and just gets too “messy”

Therefore all teams will get “halved team matches” this coming Sunday.

Round 7 for women will be played as scheduled on 21 February (I hope)

For the men we considered doing away with semi-finals, play 14 Feb round on 21 Feb and just have the top two teams play each other in final on 28 Feb.  However, this would contravene the motion of delegates meeting to play Semi-finals 1E V 2W and 1W V 2E

Therefore the teams currently in first and second place on the ladder will go into the Semi-final on Sunday 21 February at Hill Top  (details next week)

This means that

Top West Ky Valley View will play Second East Kialla/Cosgrove

Top East Hill Top Blue will play Second West Hill Top Red  (won’t this be a fun match up!!!)

It is disappointing that this has happened but it is completely beyond the control of the GMGA Committee.

Similarly, all Golf on Vic courses should be closed tomorrow through to Thursday.

More detailed info from Golf Australia coming soon.

David Roberts

PRESIDENT GMGA

Phone 0429 385 928

 


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