Last chance to get involved with exciting BPL Cup

by Lachlan Williams

With qualifying stages of the 2020 BPL Cup quickly coming to a close, interested clubs are being urged to take the last chance opportunities to get involved in the unique competition.

After a massive year of qualifying, clubs in Victoria and parts of NSW have until the weekend of December 5 and 6 to complete their qualifying events to progress further in the competition, with Queensland events planned for late November.

Due to extended lockdown periods, Victoria and NSW qualifying events were given extended qualifying dates.

2020 BPL CUP QUALIFYING EVENTS – CLICK HERE

The event has received a huge boost in recent weeks, with Victorian clubs allowed to compete on the greens once again after months of lockdown.

With qualifiers coming to a close, regional and state finals are just around the corner for many other states.

View the full Regional and State Finals schedule here.

Despite missing many Victorian qualifiers that have run in previous years, the fourth instalment of the BPL Cup has shaped up to be one of the biggest in the event’s young existence.

During a COVID interrupted year, the event has still managed to draw in more than 600 team entries across more than 60 rounds.

With a late push of registrations, this year’s entries could come close to last year’s number of 690, an incredible effort given the challenges faced across the country in 2020.

The BPL Cup National Finals are set to be held alongside Moama’s Bowls Premier League (BPL12), from February 23-26, 2021, rather than the now-postponed Club Pine River’s BPL in November 2020.

The 16 national BPL Cup finalists teams receive an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the BPL Cup National Finals, with the semi-finals live-streamed and the final broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports and Kayo Sports.

For more information about the BPL Cup or upcoming qualifying events and state and regional finals click here, or get in touch with your local Regional Bowls Manager (RBM).