It is with some sadness and deep regret that the continuation of COVID-19 around Australia has forced us not to proceed with the planned Pan Pac Masters Games optional event in November 2020.
As you know I have fielded quite a few positive responses about staging the event, but as the past months have progressed, so has the impact of the virus and the level of team withdrawal or inability to form teams has increased.
Recent state border closures and the uncertainty of the future for people all around the country has now confirmed that we will not have adequate time to get the event off the ground this year. I believed that a 3 month notice period to all of the baseball community was reasonable, therefore we have made the decision not to proceed now.
I am in regular contact with Qld Events Management and there is still no formal confirmation or otherwise of PPMG being held in 2021 and again in 2022, but I will keep you all informed of developments as they come to hand.
Thank you all for your positive interest in this option, I very much look forward to seeing you at the next opportunity we can host a Masters baseball event.
Clearly, the COVID-19 has beaten us this year.
President – Surfers Paradise Baseball Club
UPDATE 3/8/20: Wayne Dyer’s funeral will be held at 2pm on Thursday 6th August 2020 at the Allambe Memorial Park, 129 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Nerang in the Parkview Chapel.
Some sad news to announce with the passing of Wayne Dyer earlier this morning after a battle with cancer. The Dyer family have been active members of our club and Wayne in particular, a wonderful contributor to the Gold Coast baseball community. This includes as a past President of the Runaway Bay Dolphins Baseball Club, numerous terms on the Surfers Paradise Baseball committee, an umpire of many games and the inaugural Treasurer of the Gold Coast Baseball Officials Association. Our thoughts are with Wayne’s family Petrece, Brandon and Jenna.
COVID-19 Message to all players, officials, members and visitors to our club… Work on Return to Play has progressed well and the club is ready for our first week of baseball this Saturday. A few items to note:
Attendance Register: Can every person who attends our fields record their name on our register. Players & Managers please sign the register placed in your Dugout. Visitors & Spectators please sign the register available at the entrance to the clubhouse.
Canteen: The canteen will be open. You will see that we have an entrance and exit open only. Please follow the signs and remember to social distance. There are no chairs or tables in or around the clubhouse. Please use either the terrace seating or bring your own fold up chair.
App: We recommend that everyone downloads the COVID-Safe app.
Safety: Every dugout and scorers box has a green box with hand sanitiser, paper towels and disinfectant. There is one in the clubhouse also
Wellbeing: If you do not feel well please stay at home. If anyone becomes unwell at the field, please leave as soon as possible however we do have an isolation room. Maps of all COVID measurers are on the wall of the club house.
Further to the information posted earlier this week, we are very pleased to confirm that we are on track to have the club facilities open for teams to use for Training purposes from Monday 22nd June 2020. We have had discussions with the various group team leaders and the following training schedule will be implemented.
|Mondays & Thursdays
||4:00pm to 6:00pm
||Scott Porter Group
|Tuesdays & Fridays
||4:00pm to 6:00pm
||Adult Senior Group
||4:00pm to 6:00pm
||10:00am to 12:00 noon
||All Senior Winter Season Players only
Please note the club will be closed on Sundays until further notice. Training groups will be permitted to use Diamonds, Bullpens and the Batting Cage. Dugouts are NOT to be occupied and detailed signage will be visible for all training groups to follow and understand.
The respective group team leaders will request all individuals to record their attendance at each training session, maintain hygiene standards & observe physical distancing requirements.
All members will be provided with a Covid-19 SPBC Code of Conduct form for signing and acceptance of the Clubs Covid Safe Plans.
We also recommend that all attendees at training sessions download the COVIDsafe APP.
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.
19 October 2018: The 2018 Pan Pacs Masters Baseball organisers today are proud to announce that the Program and Draws have now been released for the tournament commencing on Saturday 3rd November.
Please click here for details
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS
The 2018 AGM was held at the Surfers Paradise Baseball Clubhouse on Sunday 22nd July
Your new committee are:
- President: Tony McPhail
- Vice President: Justine White
- Secretary: Steve Horrigan
- Registrar: Justine White
- Treasurer: Wayne Quick
- Junior Ops Manager: Juniors VP Andrew McDonald
Scott Hillier, Matt Saint, Michelle Ketley, Wayne Dyer, Mark Rees, Rebecca Jones, Jason Carlson