Your guide to the 2016 Victorian Open
The 2016 Victorian Open runs from November 5 to 11 and has again broken all records, with nearly 1,500 entries – mostly from rank-and-file club bowlers.
There are 1,487 entries this year. That’s nearly a 20% increase on 2015’s figures, and a 57% increase in the past two years.
Seventeen bowls clubs around Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley will be used for matches during the tournament, spreading the tourism influx and spin-offs throughout the entire region.
Shepparton Park, Dookie, East Shepparton, Euroa, Hilltop, Katandra West, Kyabram, Merrigum, Mooroopna, Numurkah, Numurkah Golf, Shepparton Golf, Shepparton RSL, Stanhope, Tallygaroopna, Tatura and Wunghnu will be used as tournament venues.
As well as club bowlers from Victoria, NSW, Queensland, WA, Tasmania, NT, ACT, New Zealand and the UK, many of Australia’s best bowlers will take part.
Singles, pairs and triples in both men’s and women’s competitions will feature at the Vic Open, as well as mixed pairs.
And in an exciting first, Bowls Victoria will live stream play on the final two days of the Vic Open on the Bowls Victoria website.
Finals on Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11, will be televised from Shepparton Park BC.
Just go to www.bowlsvic.org.au and click on the live streaming icon to watch all the action of the finals.
The 2016 Victorian Open will commence on Saturday, November 5, at 8am.
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