Senior Inter-Zone Lawn Bowls Championships come to the Shoalhaven
May 20, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council will join the Milton Ulladulla and Lake Conjola Bowling Clubs in hosting some of the top senior bowlers in the State for this week’s Senior Inter-Zone Championships.
The Championships, which are set to take place between Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 May, will feature representatives from 16 bowls zones across the state. Each side will consist of 12 players, with all representatives to be over 60 years of age.
In a huge coup for the tournament, Australia’s most capped lawn bowler Rex Johnston will be representing Hunter Manning while former internationals Kevin Robinson (NZ) and Neil Burkett (South Africa) will be representing Newcastle and Sydney North West respectively.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said the upcoming tournament would provide a unique opportunity for local residents to witness some of the State’s leading lawn bowlers competing in their own area.
“I would certainly like to welcome all of the competitors, officials and spectators visiting the Shoalhaven as part of the upcoming Senior Inter-Zone Championships,” said Clr Gash.
“With the Championships being played mid-week I am sure many of the tournament’s participants have taken the opportunity to spend a few days exploring the many beautiful towns and villages we have here in the Shoalhaven.
“Shoalhaven City Council has continued to pursue lucrative sports tourism opportunities within the local market, with these championships alone expected to inject an additional $150,000 into the local economy.”
Lawn bowls action will commence from 9am Tuesday 20 May and Wednesday 21 May at Milton Ulladulla and Lake Conjola Bowling Clubs.
The final will be played from 9am at Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club on Thursday 22 May. Entry is free at both host clubs.
The Bowls NSW Senior Inter-Zone Sides Championship is part of the Sports Tourism Program which is brought to the Shoalhaven by Shoalhaven City Council and supporting Sports Tourism Partners - Shoalhaven Water, Archer Resort, Holiday Haven Tourist Parks, Bomaderry Bowling Club, George Bass Motor Inn, South Coast Register, 2ST and Power FM.