Tasmanian Lawn Bowls Championships in Hobart

by Rob McGuire on January 5, 2024

The best bowlers in Tasmania will be on show at Bowls Tasmania’s Gala Week of State Championships which will be held in Hobart from Saturday until next Wednesday.

The current State and Australian Mixed Pairs Champions, Tim Douce and Courtney Hobbs, will be keen to make it back-to-back championships but they won’t have everything their own way with a red-hot field of over one hundred and twenty players lining up for the Mixed Pair Championships.   Codi Marshall and Kim Saunders will be keen to show the form that won them the  Bowls Tasmania Bowlers of the Year awards in 2023.   Current Bowls Australia Pathways squad members Lauren Banks and Amity Bickley and members of the Tasmania Tridents, dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist and world champion Rebecca Van Asch, former Australian Singles champion Rob McMullen and Taelyn Male are also amongst a strong field of bowlers competing in Gala Week.

“Bowls Tasmania has worked really hard in recent years to develop its Gala Week of Bowls and we are confident with the terrific support of Bowls South and players from all over Tasmania that we will see continued success in this event” said Bowls Tasmania CEO Rob McGuire.   A second Gala Week is scheduled for March to complete the championships.

The Gala Week of Bowls includes the hosting of the Tasmanian Open and B Grade Men’s and Women’s Triples and Mixed Pairs and Bowling Arm Singles and Pairs Championships in an action-packed five days of bowls.   

Club Beltana will be the hosts for this event, while Rosny Park, Kingborough and New Norfolk will all act as support clubs.

Bowls Tasmania will be live streaming grand finals on its Facebook page from Sunday through to Wednesday.