Bowls Premier League: Moama confirmed as February host venue until 2022
Moama Bowling Club has been confirmed as the second host venue of biannual Bowls Premier League (BPL) from 2020-2022, with the New South Wales/Victorian border club confirmed to stage the February instalment of the event each year.
The deal will see Moama and Queensland’s Club Pine Rivers alternate in hosting duties for the next six events, with the Queensland club to continue hosting the event in Novemberannually, including the next instalment in BPL10, while Moama will assume hosting duties from BPL11.
Having been the license-holders for the Murray Steamers since BPL02, the club is no stranger to the competition and their recently-refurbished indoor complex is widely regarded as one of the world’s premier facilities.
Bowls Australia CEO Neil Dalrymple welcomed the support of Moama as the additional host venue for the BPL.
“Fresh off multi-million dollar renovations, there is no doubt that the state-of-the-art Moama Bowling Club is well-placed to be excellent hosts of the BPL,” Dalrymple said.
“The club has been a long-time supporter of the event and we are looking forward to bringing the competition to the members and community of Moama.”
Moama Bowling Club’s CEO Paul Barnes said the club was thrilled to host the sport’s premier televised event and showcase their state-of-the-art complex.
“It will be great to witness our facility being fully utilised by the world’s best. Our team are looking forward to showcasing not only the tremendous bowling facilities but also the beautiful Murray River region and all it has to offer,” Barnes said.
This summer looms as an exciting period for the club, who will also host the inaugural World Bowls Challenge, a ten-a-side event featuring a contingent of BCiB Australian Jackaroos taking on the best that ‘Team World’ has to offer.
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.