Dear friends,

It is with great regret that we have to announce that the ESBC 2020 can not be held in Berlin as originally planned in June and July 2020. Until earlier this week we had not given up to hope that the development of the Corona crisis might make it possible to run the event in a modified way with those able and willing to participate. After some recent decisions, the reality however is that hardly anybody would be able to travel to Berlin even in two months from now, that no banquet could take place and that very likely not even the bowling centres would be allowed to open.

We will therefore consider all existing entries and hotel reservations made with us void and, during the next week, refund all entry and hotel fees paid to us. Please allow a few days for processing these payments to accounts outside the SEPA framework. We kindly ask federations having reserved rooms at the Estrel hotel to please cancel their bookings with the hotel directly.

Following proposals from many of you and in accordance with both the ESBC Presidium and ESBC Sweden (who originally had been expected to host in 2021), we have started preparations for an alternative conduction of the next ESBC event in Berlin/Germany in June 2021. Lia Fievet is going to contact you soon in order to have a formal decision about this. We look very much forward to giving you more details and a new invitation for 2021 very soon after this decision will have been made.

All the best to you and your bowlers, stay healthy and we will hopefully be able to see many of you in Berlin 2021!

Best regards on behalf of the

ESBC 2020 Organizing Committee

Florian Fister

German Bowling Federation