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Sectional Draws Released!


In a moment all participants have been eagerly anticipating since they submitted their entries, we are delighted to bring you the sectional draws for this years' World's Biggest Bowls Festival!

Following last year's exciting first year on the sunny Gold Coast, this year's Australian Open will host a record 4,335 matches over 14 days at 14 wonderful host clubs across south-east Queensland. The Men's Singles alone has an astonishing 864 participants and will feature 216 sections over the first three days of the event.

Draws for the knockout will be released by the end of may along with our competition mangement system.

Check out the draws here!




The Bowls Show premieres this Sunday!



The moment we've all been waiting for is almost here, with the premiere episode of The Bowls Show to air on SBS at 1:00pm this Sunday!

To whet your appetite, check out the teaser for the first episode above.

If you can't watch the episode live, don't worry - you can catch The Bowls Show on SBS On Demand.

We hope you're excited as we are; for all the latest news on The Bowls Show make sure you follow BA on Facebook and check out more information here.


Missed getting your entry in? Sign up your late entry request


While the draws for the Australian Open have now been released, bowlers who missed the entry deadline may still be able to participate in the event by submitting a late entry request.

Late entry requests are treated on a first-come, first-serve basis - if an entry becomes available through a withdrawal, our friendly staff will contact you to process the entry fee.

  For more information, click here  

Plan your trip!


Remember, the Australian Open is not all about the bowls - there is an amazing amount to see and do on the pristine Gold Coast. Just one glance at the Visit Gold Coast Facebook page will reveal some amazing images to look forward to!

This website will make planning your trip easy, but here are some quick links to some of the amazing things to see and do:


Australia vs Scotland on the Gold Coast

In case you missed it, two of the leading bowls nations in the world, Australia and Scotland, will contest a test series from June 5 - 7 at Broadbeach Bowls Club.

Entry is free to all, and the series will feature a historic first international Jack Attack round, with two Jack Attack matches being filmed for The Bowls Show on the evening of Tuesday, June 7!

If you're a local, make sure you head down to catch some of the Scotland's best, including Alex Marshall MBE, take on your Australian Jackaroos.

Click here for more information

What's On?

The Gold Coast is a thriving hub of activity in June.

Along with the Australian Open, check out some of the fantastic host club events being run in the lead up to, during and after the World's Biggest Bowls Festival.

Make sure you get involved - click here to find out more!


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