Novice State Carnival rolling into 2024!

by Team BV

Replacing the Novice State Championships, the all-new Novice State Carnival will welcome many more novice bowlers in May 2024, across multiple events.

Picture 1: 2022 State Novice Women's finalists from Ocean Grove and Hampton BC, and their supporters on a bowling green.
Image 1: 2022 State Novice Women’s finalists and their support crews on a bowling green.

Novice bowlers from across the state will gather in the Eastern Ranges playing area to compete in the new format Novice State Carnival from May 10th to May 13th, 2024.

The Mulgrave Country Club will be the Carnival’s ‘Hub Venue’, hosting all the finals. Supporting host clubs include Glen Waverley, Burden Park, and Dandenong Club.  

The 2024 event is open to any bowler who became affiliated with a bowling club (nation-wide) after May 1st, 2021 (inclusive). This new eligibility period is an extension on the previous 2-year window, and will enable more entrants to participate in what is expected to become a popular event on the bowls calendar.

The Carnival will now include both Men’s and Women’s Singles (21-up) and Pairs (15 ends, 3-bowl pairs) formats, rather than Singles only.

Image 2: Novice Carnival 2024 Schedule

Finals will be live streamed on Monday, 13th May, 2024.

Entries for the Novice Carnival will open and Conditions of Play will be released in early 2024.

A new Facebook group hub will be launched in the new year to help facilitate entries for the carnival, so that novices can connect with other bowlers to form Pairs if they don’t have someone to partner with