There has been a press release today that details the cancellation of the 2020 Pan Pacific Masters games due to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Queensland Government’s strong approach to addressing the COVID-19 threat which includes anticipated ongoing restrictions on mass gatherings and COVID Safe practices through to November, restricted interstate and international travel, a foreseeable inability to deliver the games renowned entertainment program, negative economic and employment forecasts make the delivery of this year’s event unviable for Events Management Qld and their key stakeholders.
I have been part of these games since inception and with the help of all the team at EMQ we have built these games up to become the biggest and best biennial masters games in the world. I am are very disappointed there will be no Pan Pacific Masters Games this year, but I have been advised that EMQ are starting the work with government and strategic partners, sports, sponsors and stakeholders to evaluate a November 2021 edition.
Let’s hope that they able to confirm the status of this plan in the next few months.
In respect Masters participants who have already registered for the 2020 Pan Pacific Masters Games EMQ will be processing of registration fee refunds in the next few weeks.
The SPBC committee is very keen on investigating the prospect of hosting a Masters baseball event at the same time as the PPMG were proposed in November 2020. More work and discussion to follow on this option. Watch this space everyone.