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Enter at least three disciplines for the chance to see the Wallabies play England live in Brisbane!

 
 

Excited for the Australian Open? We now have another reason for you to get your heads together and enter as many disciplines as possible - we are giving participants the chance to watch the Wallabies take on England courtesy of our friends at Tourism & Events Queensland and the Australian Rugby Union.

Australian Open participants who enter at least three disciplines will go into the draw to win one of 20 double passes to see the Australia vs England test match live at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, June 11, 2016. This is an exclusive offer to bowlers, as general admission tickets to the match will not be on sale for another month!

Participants who have already entered three events will automatically be included in the draw, however now is the chance to get your pairs and fours teams together to make sure you're in with a chance to add another great experience to your Australian Open adventure. Make sure you check out our note on partner finding below.

 
 

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Visit our Facebook page to post your interest in finding a partner or team!

 
 
 
 
   
 

Entries extended until April 25

 
 

In order to allow as many bowlers as possible the chance to get their teams together and be eligible for the fantastic Wallabies offering listed above, the close of entry deadline for all disciplines has been extended until 11:59pm, April 25, 2016.

While you're at it, make sure you check out our "What's On" calendar, which will provide information on bowls competitions and other events running around the time of the Open, which we would encourage all visitors to get involved in.

Hopefully this gives entrants enough breathing room to get their teams together for the World's Biggest Bowls Festival!

 
 

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What else is on during the Australian Open?

 
 
 
 
   
 

2015 Australian Open Men's Singles Final - Teys and Bester put on a fitting finale!

 

 

To round out our 2015 Australian Open finals series, we bring you one of the finest displays of bowls in recent memory and a fitting way to conclude the inaugral World's Bowls Festival as 21 year old rising star Aaron Teys (Warilla) takes on one of the world's best bowlers over the last decade, Canadian Ryan Bester (Broadbeach), in the Men's Singles Final.

As the final two bowlers standing from the initial field of 828 bowlers, young gun Teys ran into an red hot Bester, who had won a number of lead in events prior to the Open and stormed into the final on his home green at Broadbeach Bowls Club. Ladies and gentlemen, sit back and enjoy the result!

Don't forget to subscribe to BATV for the latest content from BA, and we hope you enjoy this mouthwatering display as we gear up to crown our new champions in less than three months time!

 

 

Click here to watch the 2015 Australian Open men's singles final.

 
 
 
 
   
 

Planning your trip? We have some great accommodation offers for you!

 
 

One of the most important elements of planning your trip to the World's Biggest Bowls Festival is deciding where to stay and what to do when you're off the green. Fear not, our friends at Gold Coast Tourism have put together an outstanding list of accommodation and other offers for bowlers!

Check these out here, and while you're at it make sure you check out the rest of the Visit Gold Coast website to learn more about what you can see or do!

 
 
 
 
   
 

Are you a qualified technical official? Get involved in the World's Biggest Bowls Festival!

 
 

An event such as the Australian Open could not be run without the support of countless fantastic and talented volunteers from our host clubs and beyond - at the 2015 Australian Open alone, over 2,200 singles matches were held (each requiring a marker)!

Bowls Australia is looking for qualified markers and technical officials to assist in supplementing the marker pools at our Australian Open host clubs. Successful applicants will be allocated to a host club, and each marker will receive a uniform, equipment and lunch on each day they are used in the event.

If you are a member of an AO host club, we would strongly encourage you to register your interest in being involved in the event with your Bowls Coordinator directly.

Who knows, you may find yourself marking some of the world's best bowlers at the World's Biggest Bowls Festival!

 
 

Click here for more information and to register your interest in officiating at the World's Biggest Bowls Festival!

 
 
 
 
   
 

Looking for a partner, team or player?

 
 

Would you like to take advantage of the Wallabies offer above but don't yet have teams for the Australian Open? Perhaps you are coming from interstate and are looking for others to form a pairs or fours team?

Bowls Australia has dedicated a Facebook post for bowlers looking for partners, teams or players to fill a team.

Simply follow the link below, read of the instructions and post away - hopefully you strike gold and meet some interesting people, win some prize money, play against some of the sport's legends or all of the above!

 
  Click here for more information  
 
 
 
 
 

The Bowls Show

Last week we brought you the exciting news that Bowls will return to free-to-air television with the launch of The Bowls Show on our new free-to-air partner SBS!

The premier episode will be screened on SBS on Sunday, May 15 at 1:00pm - make sure you tune in for this historic moment as the sport makes its re-entry to the world of free-to-air!

Remember, if you miss any episodes the show will also remain on SBS On Demand following each screening, so you can always catch up what you miss (or re-watch the show!).

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Australian Sides Championships

March 31 - April 3, 2016

The 24 best bowlers from each state and territory collide this week in the ACT to contest the annual Australian Sides Championships.

The coveted Alley Shield and Marj Morris Trophy will once again be on the line, as a powerful NSW lineup look to defend their titles in both the Men's and Women's events!

BA will provide extensive coverage of the event through our social media and results portal - make sure you tune in!

Learn more here!

 
 
 
         
 
 
 
 
 

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