Australian Indoor Championships: Tweed Heads extend tenure as hosts until 2022

by Domenic Favata

Tweed Heads Bowls Club (THBC) will continue as the home of the Australian Indoor Championships for a further three years, after extending their hosting agreement until 2022.

The New South Wales/Queensland border club is synonymous with the nation’s premier indoor tournament, having hosted the event since 1988 (formerly as the Men’s Indoor Championships) and in its current form since 2003, the year in which both the men’s and women’s field were introduced for the first time.

With the 2019 instalment of the Australian Indoor Championships to get underway from Monday, August 26, Bowls Australia (BA) CEO Neil Dalrymple welcomed the extension of the relationship with THBC.

“THBC is the spiritual home of the Australian Indoor Championships and we are delighted to continue our affiliation with the club for a further three years,” Dalrymple said.

“Since the event’s inception, the club has invested strongly in the event to see it grow into the product it is today, a major staple on the Australian events calendar.

“We look forward to the impending 2019 Australian Indoor Championships and hope the event continues to go from strength to strength.”

THBC Chairman Leigh Tynan said the club was proud to host the coveted event and continue its longstanding relationship with BA.

“Hosting the Australian Indoor Championships is in keeping with our club’s high profile in the sport of lawn bowls that our members expect. We are very pleased with our close relationship with BA and we will continue to provide the highest level of support possible to ensure the event remains at a world class level,” Tynan said.

The news comes after THBC was also recently announced as one of three new licenced teams in the Bowls Premier League (BPL), with the club to officially join the competition from #BPL10 this November at Queensland’s Club Pine Rivers.