STAGING Announcement on the British Rowing Senior Championships 2019 - British Rowing

Announcement on the British Rowing Senior Championships 2019

2019 British Rowing Senior Championships which was due to be held this weekend (15-16 June) has been cancelled


The British Rowing Senior Championships Organising Committee (“OC”) in agreement with the Chair of the Sport Committee and British Rowing’s Chief Executive Officer have taken the difficult decision to cancel the British Rowing Senior Championships.  The reason is that there were an insufficient number of entries to hold a championship event.

Commenting on the decision, British Rowing Senior Championships OC Chair Jim Harlow said: “It is incredibly disappointing to have to cancel the event as it had been widely recognised that the British Rowing Senior Championships needed to move from its October date, based on years of feedback from a broad cross-section of the rowing community.


“A date was identified in June when a suitable venue was available but, unfortunately, it hasn’t worked out this year.  I would like to thank everyone who supported the event in 2019.”

All event entry fees already paid will be refunded in full, back onto the card that the original payment was made on.  This will happen as soon as possible.  It may take five to seven business days from date of refund for it to display on your statement, although the length of time will depend on your card issuer’s policy.

The Board of British Rowing ratified the recommendation of the Events Committee to hold the 2019 British Rowing Senior Championships on the weekend of 15 and 16 June 2019 on a trial basis as part of a comprehensive review of the sport’s competitions calendar.  This review is currently being conducted by a sub-committee of the National Competitions Committee and is expecting the initial recommendations by September 2019.  As part of the consultation, an assessment will be made regarding the best format and date for the Senior Championships, ahead of 2020.