The BPL Cup competition will boast added impetus this year, with two teams from each state now afforded the prize of a return trip to the National Finals at Queensland’s Club Pine Rivers.
Bowls Australia and Club Pine Rivers have confirmed an expanded partnership, in an exciting new development announced today, which will enable six additional teams to attend and compete at the 2018 BPL Cup National Finals; played alongside BPL08 from November 13 to 16.
In last year’s inaugural BPL Cup competition, the winners of the State and Territory Finals were provided return airfares, car hire, accommodation, supporter gear and corporate hospitality to compete at the National Finals.
This year, two teams each from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania will be awarded the same expenses-paid trip and berth in the National Finals.
As a result of bolstering the number of teams at the National Finals, the Grand Final matches of all six State Finals will no longer be contested, and instead both winners of the semi-final encounters will automatically book their ticket to the national-level of the event.
The winners of the Territory Finals, in ACT and Northern Territory, will still continue to earn the expenses-paid trip and entry into the National Final.
Earlier this year, it was confirmed that the BPL Cup National Finals would feature professional broadcast filming in 2018, with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final matches produced as seven 90-minute episodes to be televised weekly on Fox Sports from December.
The broadcast initiative paves the way for club bowlers from all corners of the country to ply their trade on a professional television broadcast alongside clubmates.
Registration for a number of preliminary BPL Cup rounds that will be staged over the coming weeks are set to close at midnight tomorrow (Wednesday, July 25); visit the BPL Cup website page here to learn more about the upcoming events in every region.
Bowls Australia would like to acknowledge Club Pine Rivers’ board and staff for their invaluable contribution to the staging of the BPL Cup and Bowls Premier League events.