What is the BPL Cup?

Over the past five years, Bowls Australia has successfully staged six Bowls Premier League (BPL) events.

In 2014, Bowls Australia also launched a new national participation initiative, Jack Attack, which is played at over 200 venues.

The BPL Cup marries the two products together to strengthen the correlation between the bowls that viewers see on television and the format of bowls offered at Clubs.

The BPL Cup provides an opportunity for Club based teams to progress through various rounds to National Finals, to be played in parallel with the BPL10 competition (at Club Pine Rivers, Queensland) from November 12-15, 2019.

2019 BPL Cup

Play the fast-paced BPL format as seen on television …and win an expenses-paid trip to the BPL Cup National Finals, played at Queensland’s Club Pine Rivers.

The BPL Cup National Finals will be played alongside BPL10. Finalists will get to play on the TV rink and meet the stars of the BPL.

In 2018, the National Finals (from quarter finals onwards, all seven one-hour matches) were televised on FoxSports.  This provides a chance for any Club team to play on national TV.

Entry Fee & Prizes

The entry fee is $60 per team (of up to 4 players), collected at the time of entry.  $10 per team entry will be paid to the host venues.  $10 per entry goes towards Regional Finals prize money.  $40 per entry goes towards State and National Finals prizes.

Prizes for winners* (2 teams from each state, 1 team from each territory)
For three team members…
– Return airfares to Brisbane
– Hire cars provided for transfers
– Four nights’ accommodation
– Reserved seats and hospitality for BPL Cup players to watch televised BPL matches
– Free supporter gear for an adopted BPL team
– For the BPL Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals, the matches will be played on the TV rink used for the BPL TV matches. These matches will also be televised on Fox Sports.
Prizes are worth in excess of $4,000 per team (on average).

*Not included for winners of National Finals Qualifying Tournament, who win:

– Entry into the BPL Cup National Finals – the final two spots of sixteen teams
– Reserved seats and hospitality for BPL Cup players to watch televised BPL matches
– Free supporter gear for an adopted BPL team

Format & Competition Manual

The format is is two-bowl triples and will follow the similar rules as the BPL and Jack Attack competitions.

Matches consist of two sets of five ends with a one-end tie breaker (if required).

Teams can register up to four players but only three players can play at any one time (substitutes during matches are allowed).

All players in each team are to be affiliated with the same Club.

Teams can enter in more than one event (and with different players from the same Cub).

2018 BPL Cup Competition Manual

Promotional Posters

Editable posters for Host Venue promotion can be downloaded here:
Poster – coloured
Poster – white

A one page flyer which summarises the format can be download here:
BPL Cup – Format Flyer