To all participating countries of het World Short Mat Bowls Championships 2020.


The corona virus has taken all of Europe and the World in its grip. All possible precautions have taken place to try to stop or slow down the spread of the virus. Presently in Belgium all events of over 1000 people have been forbidden. What will the situation be next week?

From all the reactions we have received, it was obvious that the World Short Mat Bowls Championships could not take place in a normal way.

We immediately went looking for an alternative to hold the Championships at a later date. In conjunction with Sport.Vlaanderen “Netepark” in Herentals, we have decided to move the Championships to the last weekend of March 2021, more exact 26th, 27th and 28th March.

This new date might help those who have to cancel their reservations. With making a new reservation this might help with the cancellation of this year’s reservation.

Obviously we would have preferred to have held the Championships in normal circumstances, but this has become out of our hands and we hope for your understanding.


Yours in sport


The organising committee WK2020