Chance to host marquee international events

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The sport’s governing body, World Bowls, has today commenced its search to locate the host club for two of the biggest events on the international bowls calendar. World Bowls are seeking expressions of interest from clubs around the globe to host the 2015 and 2016 World Champion of Champions and the 2020 World Championships, paving the way for an Australian club to place it’s name on map internationally and become the envy of the bowls community. Australia staged the most recent World Championships 12 months ago, where the Jackaroos contingent posted their biggest ever medal haul with five gold and two silver, with South Australia’s Lockleys Bowling Club and Holdfast Bay Bowling and Croquet Club combining to facilitate the eight green requirement. New Zealand’s Burnside Bowling Club held the recent 2013 World Champion of Champions which culminated earlier this month, where Australian vice-captain Karen Murphy clinched her second women’s world singles title in 12 months after securing the 2012 World Championships gold medal, while the Kiwi’s Fendalton Bowling Club is poised to host the event next year. Expressions of interest for both international events should be sent to Bowls Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Neil Dalrymple at ndalrymple@bowlsaustralia.com.au , and should be received no later than the close of business on Friday, February 7 for the 2015 and 2016 World Champion of Champions, while the deadline for a written application of interest for the 2020 World Championships is COB Monday, March 31. Click here to view the tender document for the 2015 and 2016 World Champion of Champions. Click here to download the tender document for the 2020 World Championships.