Windhoek Lager International Pairs South Africa – The road aheadJohanS
Over the last couple of weeks, we had a number of questions from clubs and players with regards to the season 5 competition. We understand that these are abnormal times and as such want to assure all concerned that we have put contingency plans in place.
Q1 – What will happen to those players who have already qualified at club level?
Answer: All those pairs who have already qualified for Season 5 will still be invited to participate in the regional qualifiers.
It will need adjustments to the schedules and at this stage we are planning to have the Regional Qualifying events take place during the month of August.
The Windhoek Lager International Pairs South Africa final is provisionally being scheduled for September 2020.
This depends on the status of the country and the rules pertaining to playing golf as decided by the SA Government with regards to Covid-19
Q2 – We were supposed to have our club qualifying events during the lockdown period. How will this work going forward?
Answer: The season would originally have ended on 31 May 2020, but it has been decided to extend the season.
Clubs will get the opportunity to select new dates for qualifying events until the 31st of July 2020. This will give clubs time to reschedule events, enter for season 5 if they have not already done so as well as giving clubs who have completed qualifying events additional opportunities to host more qualifying events.
Q3 – What happens to the International Pairs World Final?
Answer: The 2020 International Pairs World Final is scheduled to take place at Penina Hotel and Golf Resort in the Algarve in Portugal. The dates are confirmed from 15 to 19 November 2020.
This is subject to International rules and regulations as set by the WHO and pertaining countries with regards to Covid-19.
Windhoek Lager International Pairs South Africa – Season 5 Contributing to those in need.
We are happy to announce that going forward Windhoek Lager International Pairs South Africa, will contribute 10% of the competition entry fee back to the clubs who are hosting qualifying events, to assist those in need at their club.
The directors of African Sports Management (ASM), the organizers of the WLIPSA events, had discussions with Windhoek Lager as the headline sponsor, and it was agreed that ASM will donate 10% of all entry fees direct to each club at future qualifying events, during the current season.
ASM believes that each club understands the needs of assisting club staff in these difficult times. It is therefore important that each club decides how they will assist those in need at their clubs from these funds.
We thank the clubs, players and staff for their loyalty and support over the last 5 seasons. We believe that together we can all make a difference in these difficult and challenging times.
Communication with the clubs and players will be continued.
Please adhere to the Covid-19 rules during these abnormal times and please stay safe.