The 2017 Australian Open is fast approaching so time is running out for you to enter the world’s richest bowls event.
With just 92 days until the first bowl will be put down in the world’s biggest bowls festival it’s time to start registering your teams before you miss out.
Bowls Australia understands that everyone has been experiencing a busy start to the bowling season and have therefore opted to extend the closing date for this year’s Australian Open.
Participants have an extra 11 days to enter with entries now closing on April 14.
As was the case last year, almost 100 entries came in during the extended period, and this year will likely be no different with many people beginning to form their teams as pennant competitions commence across many of the State and Territories.
As an added bonus to Australian Open participants, members of The Bowls Clubhouse will receive a 20% discount on their Open Singles entry!
Simply register your interest in The Bowls Clubhouse here and you will be emailed a unique discount code which you can use to enter the Australian Open Singles online within 5 business days.
Remember, if you are looking for a player or players to form teams, Bowls Australia has set up a Facebook post for bowlers to find a pairs or fours team by posting their information and what positions you would like to play.
You can find that post by clicking this link.
To help you make travel plans, Bowls Australia has a draft schedule of play.
To view the schedule of play click here.
Upon entering the Australian Open, please remember to include all your teams email addresses and phone numbers as it is important for Bowls Australia to keep in contact with ALL participants in case of an unforseen change, like last year’s rain delay.
You will receive daily Australian Open newsletters which will keep every participant informed on all aspects of the event, including promotions from host clubs, nightly events like the MEGA Bowl singles and mixed pairs and will also list all qualifiers after sectional rounds are complete.
Here are some Australian Open fast facts:
• It’s a completely open event with no qualifying;
• Sectional rounds are played in each discipline initially, with qualifiers progressing through to the knockout stages;
• It is a completely random draw with no seeding in either sectional or knockout play;
• Up to 15 hosts clubs spread from Coolangatta in the south to Beenleigh in the north;
• 14 days of competition from June 10-23, 2017;
• 20 disciplines with a total prize pool of $250,000, including $1,500 prize for the Player of the Tournament (determined by Player Rankings Points);
• Over 540 prize money places across all disciplines, Men’s singles will pay down to the round of 128;
• A true festival atmosphere, with live events and the newly-introduced “Mega Bowl” run throughout the tournament;
• Two days of finals filmed and broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports.
To enter the Australian Open before April 14 click here.
Caption- 2017 Australian Open closing date extended to April 14