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Lawn bowlers from near and far are contesting the hottest event on the Sunshine Coast’s winter sporting calendar.

The Sunshine Coast is gearing up for a thrilling and unforgettable event 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 region is renowned for.

Organised by Sunshine Coast District Bowls Association, the Winter Bowls Carnival will take place from July 8 to 21.

It will feature more than 1000 contestants across 12 tournaments, hosted by various local clubs spanning from the seaside to the hinterland.

Event co-ordinator Barry Sullivan says the carnival exemplifies the region’s commitment to fostering community connections and healthy competition.

“Lawn bowls is a sport that unites people and brings joy to all who participate,” Mr Sullivan says.

“We look forward to witnessing remarkable displays of talent, sportsmanship and camaraderie throughout the tournament.”

The event is open to bowlers of all levels, from seasoned professionals to enthusiastic amateurs eager to test their skills on the pristine greens.

From singles and pairs to triples and fours, participants will have the chance to compete in their preferred format.

This year will see winners share in up to $42,000 in prizemoney.

Registration for the Winter Bowls Carnival is now open. To register, click on the ‘Winter Carnival 2023’ page under the ‘Events’ tab at

Did you know?

The Sunshine Coast boasts 18 bowls clubs and 3800 members. This will be the 59th winter carnival. The District clubs include Buderim, Club Kawana, Club Maroochydore, Club Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, Cooroy, Glasshouse Country, Headland Pacific, Maleny, Mapleton, Nambour, Nambour Heights, Palmwoods, Pelican Waters, Tewantin-Noosa, Waves Caloundra, Woombye and Yandina.

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