9 July 21
Latest from the Crescent Head Malibu Club (via Daffy): With the Covid crisis in NSW not showing any signs of easing - after much discussion we have concluded that we will have no option to again be unable to host this year's National Old Mal Titles in September.
We have looked at the many scenarios and just feel there is too much uncertainty to proceed at this time.
Below are our reasons for cancelling last year, and they remain exactly the same for this yea :
* CH Malibu Club has a moral Duty of Care to the Residents of Crescent Head, not to be the organisation that invites a large number of people to our Village during these uncertain times.
* Kempsey Council discussion concluded that there is no guarantee that they will issue an Event Permit and if they did, it could be cancelled at very short notice.
* Discussion with a local Medical Practice, also strongly advised against holding this event this September.
* In fairness to competitors, cancelling now, enables all to change their accommodation/travel plans.
Sorry to be the bearer of this sad news, but everyone's safety and health are paramount during this pandemic.
- Regards, Carolynne Mason & The Executive Committee CRESCENT HEAD MALIBU CLUB