Bowls Premier League: Adelaide and Tweed Heads confirmed for #BPL10

by Domenic Favata

The Bowls Premier League (BPL) will welcome two more new licences when the competition hits Queensland’s Club Pine Rivers later this year, with the return of an Adelaide license and arrival of Tweed Heads.

Following on from the recent addition of Dandenong Club to the competition, Adelaide and Tweed Heads will complete the roster of eight teams to compete for a share of the $100,000 spoils in the event’s tenth instalment from November 12-15.


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With the Adelaide ‘Endurance’ a mainstay of the BPL for the first events, a new team from the City of Churches will make its debut at #BPL10, licensed by the Adelaide Bowling Club.

As the oldest club in South Australia, Adelaide BC will bring a rich history to the competition with further details pertaining to their team name, personnel and colours to be confirmed.

Entering the BPL for the first time is the Tweed Heads Bowls Club, one of the premier indoor/outdoor bowls complexes in the world and home to some of Australia’s finest bowlers.

The mega NSW/QLD border club is a familiar venue to the Australian bowling fraternity, as the home of the prestigious Australian Indoor Championships and Golden Nugget events.


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Bowls Australia CEO Neil Dalrymple said the addition of the two new licences was integral to the growth of the revered made for television event.

“Since it’s inception in 2013, the BPL has gone from strength to strength in creating one of the most prestigious, exciting and innovative bowls events in the world, and the addition of the Adelaide and Tweed Heads licenses will only further enhance the competition,” Dalrymple said.

“We welcome the return of an Adelaide-based team to the competition, a great coup for the South Australian bowling community, while we look forward to seeing Tweed Heads in the BPL for the first time, a club rich with history in the sport here in Australia.”

Both Adelaide and Tweed Heads, as well as the third new addition to the competition in Dandenong, have committed to the BPL for the next three years.

Further details surrounding official team names, colours, uniforms and/or personnel will be made in the coming weeks, as will announcements pertaining to existing BPL teams’ selection.

#BPL10 Teams:

Adelaide*

Brisbane Pirates

Dandenong Club*

Melbourne Roys

Murray Steamers

Perth Suns

Sydney Lions

Tweed Heads*

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Since its inception in 2013, the BPL has distributed more than $900,000 in prize-money to the participating teams.

#BPL10 will be staged from November 12-15 at Queensland’s Club Pine Rivers, with 20 hours of live broadcast coverage on Fox Sports Australia, Kayo Sports and Sky Sport NZ.