Mixed Pairs Mega Bowl to fire up tomorrow night!
After the success of the first Australian Open Mega Bowl, the competition is back on for a second round with Mixed Pairs, in a winner-takes-all shootout at Broadbeach Bowls Club on Friday.
For an entry fee of just $20, two people of any calibre and experience level will have a chance at taking home all the entry fees collected. After the success of the first Australian Open Mega Bowl, the competition is back on for a second round with Mixed Pairs, in a winner-takes-all shootout at Broadbeach Bowls Club on Friday.
For an entry fee of just $20, two people of any calibre and experience level will have a chance at taking home all the entry fees collected.
Each competitor bowls once, with the pair that has the closest bowl to the jack progressing to the next round.
The last-team standing will be crowned the champions, not only winning the prize money, but bragging rights for the rest of the Australian Open.
Terrigal’s Darren Morrison was the first winner of the Mega Bowl earlier this week, taking home a total prize money of $900 after only eight bowls of work.
“To get 90 people playing there that night was fantastic,” said Morrison.
“I think everyone enjoyed themselves, and it was a great atmosphere for the club.”
“It’s a good way to sort of keep in touch as well, if you’ve got days off and for away days, you sort of get some practise in a competition sense as well.”
Competition Manager Mark Casey is expecting that the competition will draw 64 pairs, upping the potential prize money to over $1000 for the winning team.
Commenting on the success of the first Mega Bowl, Casey is confident in its appeal to bowlers of every experience level, from the spectators who have never played, to the weekly lawn bowlers.
“It’s a great introduction to the Australian Open, it adds different fields to the tournament,” said Casey.
“Having the mixed pairs is a vital component to our Australian Open, the feedback we’ve received is that we need a mixed pairs.”
“We’re looking forward to having a one-night competition to start off with and seeing how it goes.”
Likewise, Morrison looks forward to seeing the Mega Bowl develop and grow, especially into club-run competitions.
“I know for myself at Terrigal, I’d definitely bring it in at night times, after tournaments and things like that,” said Morrison.
“I think that more clubs are going to do it and it will bring more people in for your tournaments, and for your club.”
Don’t forget to register at the Australian Open Help Desk between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, where an entry fee of just $20 will secure your position in the competition.
Winner takes all. One bowl each – one pile of cash.