Scheduled for May 2022

As we previously advised the event is now scheduled to be held at Victor Harbour, a seaside town south of Adelaide around 60 minutes’ drive from the Adelaide Airport.

The venue will be the McCracken Country Club, McCracken Drive, Victor Harbour SA 5211 and all seven states and zones have agreed to participate and we are thankful for those positive responses.

The strict Covid regulations remain in place and this is again a key element of the event taking place. A new and major escalation of the Omicron variant 2 is now in play in all states in Australia and this again further justifies the continuance of those strict regulations put in place.

Safety for all remains the key component of the event taking place.

We wish to reiterate the key components remain linked to the event –

  • There will be NO visitors or attendees to the event other those with official roles to facilitate the operational activities. This includes that same restriction for our local members.
  • The venue is not sufficient in size to expand any visitor entry in any case.
  • The event will be further restricted to three bird handlers only from each state or zone to control their respective teams. Detailed instructions have issued to states and zones on this aspect.
  • States and Zones have been instructed to arrange Hire Cars for their convenience of travel that aligns with flights 
  • Strict Covid measures will be applied to every person attending – even those in working roles. Masks and RAT daily tests will apply during the event. Any carers or prospective job allocated workers that are not yet fully vaccinated (2+1) need to act promptly to comply. Put simply no JAB no ENTRY.
  • Four Judging sessions will be undertaken with 8 each on the two mornings and 6 each afternoon. Judging will commence at 9.00am CST and again around 1.30pm CST.
  • The bird auction is now fully allocated for the 32 Auctions postings. This listing will occur from early May and conclude on the Sunday evening of the Championship Show. There will be much less stress on the birds with no requirement for transport other than a final trip from the Breeder to the happy purchaser.
  • Live Streaming will be the key element for those unable to attend and this aspect will be further expanded as to access and timeframes in later memos.
  • There will be no peripheral meetings including the usual AGM and states and zones will be informed of those future AGM timelines. Likely to be set around two weeks after the actual show.

Final preparations are now being attended and the welcome back to the ANBC show-bench is highly anticipated

Peter Glassenbury
BCSA President 28/3/22

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