What is the BPL Cup?
Over the past five years, Bowls Australia has successfully staged eight 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.
2019 BPL Cup Expressions of Interest
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from any affiliated Bowling Club that would like to be a host venue for the BPL Cup.
In 2019, it is expected that the BPL Cup will be bigger and better, with more host venues. A key change to the BPL Cup format will occur in 2019, with all Preliminary rounds to now be Sectional Play, to encourage more team entries.
To register your interest please complete the Expression of Interest for Host Clubs online form by Friday, March 15.
If you are have any questions or are having issues with the online form please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF form.
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.
Prizes for winners* (1 team from each state and 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 live streamed.
Prizes are worth in excess of $4,000 per team (on average).
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).
In 2019 all Preliminary Rounds, Regional and State Finals will be sectional play.
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).
A one page flyer which summarises the format can be download here:
• BPL Cup – Format Flyer