It has taken 139 days but finally the Zone 16 Championships will resume this weekend with the semi-finals and finals of the Open Pairs, and finals of the Open Triples and President's Reserve Triples.
A year plagued by the coronavirus and the shutdown of bowls for more than three months will finally have a positive push-back with the recommencement of the Zone Pairs and Triples left unfinished since mid-March.
Warilla's Jackaroo star Corey Wedlock is chasing three Zone titles in the one season having already won the Open Fours in February.
Wedlock will partner Irish international Gary Kelly in the Open Pairs semi-finals against Figtree Sports father and son Matt Cooper and Denis Cooper at Windang BC this Saturday.
Warilla's Jeremy Henry and Aaron Teys take on top Wiseman Park combination Mick Thorne and Scott Bateup in the other Open Pairs semi-final. The final is on Saturday afternoon.
Wedlock and Kelly, along with Brendan Aquilina will team up in the final of the Open Triples on Sunday morning (AUG 2) against Oak Flats' Luke Cocksedge, Steve Sprod and Grant Burbidge (skip) at Warilla.
Warilla will also host Sunday's President's Reserve Triples final with Warilla's Dave Booth, Vince Gasparrini and Glenn Beveridge taking on Bomaderry's Bruce McDonald, Geoff Tracey and Tony Collin.
The Zone Singles will commence on August 8 with Open Singles and Seniors Singles, while the President's Reserve Singles will start on August 15 with Windang BC headquarters.
With August 1 the official starting date to resume Zone Championship matches most other zones are scrambling to finish their events for 2020 in order to have qualifiers for the rescheduled State Championships in October.