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Get Ready to be Back on the Beach! – All our events have been rescheduled for later in the year…

At their meeting last Thursday, the Sport Committee decided to adopt a plan to hold all the 2020 Pool and Beach events as late as possible this year to provide the best chance of a “Go Ahead” as, when and if the COVID-19 restrictions ease sufficiently and conditions are safe for the events to run.

Representatives from Cornwall, Devon, Wessex, the North and East agreed that in making this decision now they were removing uncertainty surrounding events unlikely to happen and creating an opportunity for events still to be held. They were mindful that entries may be lower for the new schedule and also that cost could be a big factor in decisions to attend.

It was regrettably agreed that the events planned at Branksome Chine for early August were too soon and unlikely to go ahead. To provide clarity for those who had already booked accommodation and to help the organiser avoid unnecessary expenditure, cancellation of all these events is now confirmed. The Committee also agreed that there will be no Regional events in 2020.

The attached calendar shows dates and locations for the revised 2020 events schedule.
All locations have agreed to hold the events, all relevant permissions have been obtained and the Pool reservations are also confirmed. (It was only possible to hold the existing already revised booking for the Nippers at Cardiff as other possible dates are impacted by Rugby events with accommodation costs off the scale). The new schedule has been organised around weekend dates only, some can be single day attendance reducing costs. All the beach events are planned to be run at locations close to the most members likely to attend, where event support and know how already exists and reasonably priced accommodation is readily available. The pool events now scheduled to take place at the Crawley K2 were only possible thanks to Crawley Town LSC agreeing for us to use the booking they had already made for their Open Meeting. This arrangement also gives us the opportunity to run our SERC even.

The Committee agreed that it is important at this time to make every attempt to provide our members with something to look forward to as and when we come out of lock down and opportunities to enjoy our sport return. As we get nearer to the events the Committee will provide appropriate guidance for both competition competencies and event winners status. The aim will be to enable participation.

At this time, final confirmation for each event can only be confirmed as matters with COVID-19 unfold and there is clarity on the development of Government Policies. It may be that earlier dates are not possible. This is why there are two options for the Open Masters at Perranporth. The Committee will undertake regular reviews and will update you about developments. The next review will be on the 12th May.

Lets all hope for better times to come. Our thoughts are with all those suffering at this time and a huge thank you to all supporting those in need.

 

Please note that the Nipper Nationals at Cardiff and the Cornish Seniors & Masters have both been postponed. 

Please see the statements below from SLS GB and SLS Cornwall:

After we had to cancel our usual beach party this year we decided that the season couldn't pass without any kind of celebration and what a celebration it was!

It was lovely to see so many members of all ages enjoying the great food, drink and live music - all provided by club members.

Thank you to everyone that came along to make it a true night to remember.

Thank you to the following who helped out:

  • Rich Kaye for his amazing food.
  • All the helpers in the kitchen and our servers
  • Everyone that supplied cakes
  • Tom New, Wailen and Abi Kaye for pulling together an almost brand new Sharknado line up
  • Elmara
  • Sharps Brewery
  • Tarquins Gin
  • Jamie Yoki
  • Tamsin Jones
  • Charlie Anderson
  • Our lovely bar staff

Also thanks go to our raffle prize donations: 

  • Jane Evans for organising
  • High Cliffe Cottages, Polzeath 
  • Whitewater Gallery, Polzeath 
  • Wadebridge Wines 
  • Surf’s Up Surf School
  • J Shoes, Wadebridge
  • Paradise Pizza’s Polzeath
  • Flo’s Kitchen, Polzeath
  • Vanilla, Polzeath
  • Ocean Blue, Polzeath
  • Era Adventures, Polzeath
  • The Dining Room, Rock

We are having the Polzeath SLSC end of season party and awards evening on 5th October. 

Everyone is welcome and we will have food, bar and live music later on so come along.

Timings will be as follows:

We will start at 5pm - you can arrive from then.
5.30pm - 6pm - Nippers will be fed
6-6.30pm - everyone else can grab some food
7.30pm - Awards Ceremony - we will be giving out our awards and medals to ALL age groups.
8.20 - we will draw the raffle
8.30 - Elmara will perform
9.30 - SHARKNADO!!!
Finish approx 10.30 - 11pm

We will have home cooked food courtesy of Richard Kaye and helpers and there will be a well stocked bar.

Please let us know if you are coming by completing the form at the link below:

Please let us know your food preferences by clicking here and completing the form

We are really pleased to have seen our juniors competing strongly at the Cornish and National Stillwater competitions this year. With a brand new batch of nipper juniors coming up we have been able to put forward teams of boys and girls for both events.

Cardiff has long been linked to sporting success and triumphs. The Welsh National Stadium, where Wales recently won the Five Nations with a grand slam, is a short walk away from the National Indoor Pool. It was here, that our team of Nippers from Polzeath SLSC delivered their greatest indoor pool result to date.

Beach Times -

8.30am - Juniors & Nipper Juniors

9.30am - Nippers