2019 Australian Open and Asia Pacific Champs dates confirmed

2019 Australian Open and Asia Pacific Champs dates confirmed

Following the culmination of the 2018 Australian Open on the Gold Coast last Friday, Bowls Australia is pleased to be able to confirm the dates for next year’s competition.
 
The 2019 Australian Open will be staged across the Gold Coast from June 1 to 14, with the Asia Pacific Championships now to be held from June 18-28.
 
Following consultation with event partners Tourism and Events Queensland, City of Gold Coast, World Bowls and Bowls QLD, Bowls Australia has elected to amend the dates of the two competitions, switching the order in which they are played to allow the Australian Open to be utilised as a lead-in event for international competitors.
 
“By playing the Australian Open prior to the Asia Pacific Championships, the Australian Jackaroos and international players will be able to use the AO as a preparatory event to acclimatise to the conditions ahead of capped international competition,” Bowls Australia Acting CEO Tony Sherwill said.
 
“The Asia Pacific Championships is an important qualifying event for the 2020 World Bowls Championships, so we felt it important that international players were afforded the chance to participate in a high quality competition such as the Australian Open, if they wished, in order to maximise their preparation.
 
“We are hopeful this change will result in more international competitors partaking in the Australian Open in 2019, while also providing them with further incentive to win significant prize-money in the richest open bowls competition in the world.”
 
The Australian Open will again be staged at clubs across the Gold Coast, while the Asia Pacific Championships will mirror the 2020 World Bowls Championships and utilise Club Helensvale, Musgrave Hill Bowls Club and Broadbeach Bowls Club as host venues.
 
Bowls Australia would like to express its appreciation to the aforementioned event partners of both the Australian Open and Asia Pacific Championships.
 
Click here to view the Event Calendar for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

June 27, 2018 / by / in

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