events calendar 2022

Men's & ladies' Pennant

Saturdays throughout July & August

The Gold Coast-Tweed District Bowls Association (GCTDBA & GCTDLBA) Pennant Season runs throughout July and August with games played on Saturday mornings across various venues. The Ladies team are going for another State #1 flag and looking to put in two teams (Division 1 and hopefully Division 3)


Last year the Men's teams made all six grand finals entered, winning four of them. The 2022 season will see us again enter six divisions - 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 and with some top bowlers joining the club over the last year we'll be looking to have another very successful season.

Blue ribbon pairs

Sunday, 14 August & Monday, 15 August

This two day competition will see 56 teams set to compete for share in the $5,000 prize purse. Sunday's schedule of play consists of four games of 12 ends (1hr 45min time limit) that will decide sections for the second day's play with the top 8 teams playing knockout with flights. Monday's schedule of play sees three games of 15 ends with a 2hr 20min time limit.

Prize Money

Prize money will see the Winners take home $1,500; 2nd: $750; 3rd: $600; 4th: $450; 5th: $300; 6th: $175; 7th: 125; 8th: $100; Sec 1 Winner $175; R/U $100; Sec 2 Winner $150; R/U $80; Sec 3 Winner $130; R/U $70; Sec 4 Winner $120; R/U $65; Sec 5 Winner $100; R/U $50 and Sec 6 Winner $100; R/U $50.

The tournament kicks off at 8.45am on Sunday so come on down, support the teams and enjoy some great bowls at Broadbeach Bulls. 

Broadbeach 5-a-side

Monday, 5 September - Friday, 9 September

Following our inaugural event in 2019 (which saw twenty two of the best clubs from all around Australia enter the tournament) growing popularity will see twenty eight teams go head-to-head this year to compete for a share in the $70,000 prize purse. (First Prize $25,000) 

ladies prestige pairs

Thursday, 15 & Friday 16 September

We're proud to host the Ladies Prestige Pairs - two exciting days of competition will see some of the best women bowlers battle it out for a share of the $4,000+ prize pool.

The Nationals 2022

October 1 - 14

  • Australian Champion of Champions: September 30 - October 1, 2022

  • Australian U18 Championships: September 30 - October 1, 2022

  • Australian Multi-Disability Championships: September 30 - October 5, 2022

  • Australian Senior Sides Championships: October 2 - 5, 2022.

  • Australian Sides Championships: October 6 - 9, 2022

  • Australian Championships: October 11- 14, 2022


events calendar 2023

Premier league QLD/premier 7s/max Morris

January - March

Max Morris Memorial Sevens is held in honour of the late Max Morris, a former director and Chairman of Match (2000), District Secretary (2005-2012), Patron (2015-2018) and life member of the Gold Coast-Tweed Bowls District.

club championships

January - March

ladies seaside triples

Monday, 31 January


World Bowls 2023 confirmed for Gold Coast

The World Bowls Championships will be staged on the Gold Coast in 2023, more than three years after it was originally planned to be held.

Controlling body World Bowls (WB), host nation Bowls Australia (BA) and principal partners Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC) have confirmed that the sport’s pinnacle international competition will be played from August 29 - September 10, 2023, some 1179 days after it was first meant to be contested before COVID-19 postponements.

Originally scheduled to start on May 26, 2020, the event first suffered two postponements to its scheduling and was then ultimately cancelled due to travel restrictions impacting the 36-attending nations.

Organisers have undertaken to hold the first staging of a revised competition format in 2023, which will move to a biennial rather than quadrennial staging and do away with all barrier qualifying events to increase global participation, across the three previous planned Gold Coast clubs; BROADBEACH, HELENSVALE and MUSGRAVE.

The host nation’s BCiB Australian Jackaroos will be hoping to better their historic haul of five gold medals from eight disciplines earned from the last time the event was held ‘Down Under’, at the 2012 edition in Adelaide.


The Jackaroos were also the best-performed team at the most recent 2016 event in New Zealand, with four gold, two silver and a bronze from the eight disciplines contested.

BA acknowledges the invaluable support of Tourism and Events Queensland and Major Events Gold Coast in the preparation and delivery of the 2023 World Bowls Championships event.

2023 World Bowls Championships dates:
  • Practice: Saturday, August 26 – Monday, August 28, 2023

  • Week 1: Tuesday, August 29 – Sunday, September 3, 2023

  • Week 2: Tuesday, September 5 – Sunday, September 10, 2023

For full article by AIDAN DAVIS visit the Bowls Australia website