MOAB 2020 Cancellation

Firstly, on behalf of the Sutherland Shire Gamers I would like to thank all of you for your support for MOAB 2020. We appreciate the efforts that many have made towards the conduct of the convention and thank those who did register as competitors.

Unfortunately, I regret to advise you that MOAB 2020 is cancelled. After reviewing all the information and having had further discussions with the local Police and the Youth Club there are just too many impediments to operating MOAB within the current restrictions.

The reclassification of MOAB as a Corporate event rather than a Community event has significantly complicated the running of MOAB. It reduced numbers from 250 to 150 and imposed additional restrictions to those already in place which included the one person per square metre rule, some that further complicated the running of the canteen and limitations on `gatherings’ outside of the premises. The restrictions meant that we needed to provide additional volunteers to act as security, Marshals and cleaning crews as all tables, table tops and terrain now needed to be sanitised in-between games.

A full refund will be made to all competitors over the coming days.

The Sutherland Shire Gamers Work Committee will meet in the near future to discuss the feasibility of running an alternative event though much reduced in scope over the next few months. We will provide information on this at a later date.

Kym Pennell
On Behalf of the Sutherland Shire Gamers