Tasmania set to host Bowling Arm Nationals

by admin on May 27, 2021

The Australian Bowling Arm Championships are set to be held in Tasmania for the first time in 2021. The event will be held at the Devonport Country Club from September 6-10.

This will give the Devonport Country Club the opportunity to host their first major National event at their new world class venue. The Club boasts 3 outdoor grass greens and a magnificent 8 rink fully enclosed indoor facility which will ensure the event will go ahead no matter the weather conditions.

The Australian Bowling Arm Championships will see in excess of 120 players, officials and supporters converging on Tasmania come September for the 8th iteration of the national championships. The event will see Tasmania competing against Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia at the Championships.

Tasmania made their debut at the National Championships in 2018 when we sent our inaugural Bowling Arm team, nicknamed the Bowling Arm Devils, away for the first time. Since this time we have seen the bowling arm competition go from strength to strength in Tasmania. Over 300 bowlers are registered as bowling arm users across the state, the Bowling Arm Tasmania group have coordinated social competition and training days for their players and recently we have seen the introduction of the Regional Round Robin concept introduced. The RRR sees team from the North, South and North West compete in a round robin format at different locations around the state. This along with the State Championships held in January will be used as the main selection tools in selecting the State Team for these Nationals.

Bowls Tasmania CEO Rebecca Van Asch said that the organisation was looking forward to seeing the Nationals in Tasmania in September;

“It’s really exciting to see the Bowling Arm Championships come to Tasmania for the first time. Devonport Country Club is a magnificent venue and will do an outstanding job in hosting this event. We’re looking forward to so many visitors getting the opportunity to see this world class venue in action.

The Bowling Arm part of our sport is going from strength to strength and the best part is that bowling arms keep people on our greens and playing our great game. I’m looking forward to seeing this sector continue to grow”.

You can view the indoor facility in the video below.