Bowling action heats up with Winter bowls carnival

FROM July 8 to 21 the Sunshine Coast Bowls Clubs will be hosting a thrilling and unforgettable series of events as the 2023 Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival prepares to bring together bowlers from near and far. This highly anticipated tournament promises to showcase the very best in lawn bowls’ talent while embracing the vibrant community spirit that the Sunshine Coast is renowned for. 

Coolum Bowls fresh from a standout job hosting the recent Queensland championships will play a pivotal role in the Winter Carnival with matches once again being live streamed from the green.  

Organised by Sunshine Coast District Bowls Association (SCDBA) the Winter Bowls Carnival will take place from July 8 – 21, featuring twelve tournaments hosted by various local clubs spanning from the seaside to the hinterland. Over 1000 contestants will participate in these tournaments, adding to the excitement and camaraderie of the event with $42,000 in prize money up for the taking across the two weeks of play.  

This premier event is open to bowlers of all levels, from seasoned professionals to enthusiastic amateurs eager to test their skills on the pristine greens. The Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival exemplifies the region’s commitment to fostering community connections and healthy competition. Participants will have the opportunity to display their skills amidst the backdrop of breath-taking coastal views, experiencing first-hand the warm hospitality for which the Sunshine Coast is celebrated. 

Barry Sullivan from SCDBA said that after COVID the region was thrilled to be able to host the Winter Bowls Carnival.  

“Lawn bowls is a sport that unites people and brings joy to all who participate, and we look forward to witnessing remarkable displays of talent, sportsmanship, and camaraderie throughout the tournament.” 

Featuring a variety of divisions and categories, the Winter Bowls Carnival caters to every bowler’s preference. From singles and pairs to triples and fours, participants will have the chance to compete in their preferred format, ensuring an engaging and inclusive experience for all. 

What makes the Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival even more exciting is the opportunity to share in up to $42,000 in prize money. This generous prize pool adds an extra level of thrill and motivation for the competitors, making the tournament even more enticing for skilled bowlers seeking recognition and rewards. 

Registration for the Winter Bowls Carnival is now open. Interested participants can secure their spot in this highly anticipated event by visiting As spaces are limited, early registration is strongly encouraged. 

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