Kobus Vissor from South Africa benchrest has provide an update in relation to the WBC16 event in that country. Scheduled for April 2021, the event has now been delayed until September 2021 to be held at Riebeek Castle Shooting Range near Cape Town. COVID-19 has resulted in a far bigger than anticipated impact on all countries and South Africa will evaluate the pandemic situation in November/December 2020 before making a final decision on scheduling of the event.
In order to tie in with the planned scheduling of all WBC events, there will be two options regarding hosting dates for WBC16. Either they will confirm the decision to schedule it for September 2021 or the event will be postponed until April or September 2023 in South Africa. This decision will be based, firstly and most importantly, on the safety of competitors. Organisers want to be as certain as possible the pandemic will be under control as South Africa will not risk the health of anyone.
I will provide further information as it comes to hand.