New Australian Open website unveiled
Bowls Australia has today launched a new website for the world’s biggest bowls festival – the Australian Open. The new site brings together all the information on the $225,000 event, including how to enter, event and player news, videos, event information, photos, host club details, and travel and accommodation information. Visitors can expect to find more details updated on the site regularly as the countdown to the 13-day festival of bowls continues, including the opportunity to purchase merchandise through the e-store and special offers on travel and accommodation through the event’s premier partners, Tourism and Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast. While today marks 305 days to go until the first bowl of the revamped Australian Open hits the Gold Coast greens, players itching to enter the tournament need only wait till a few more weeks, with registrations officially opening on the website from Monday, September 1. To get the scoop and stay up-to-date with all the details as they unfold, sign up to receive the ‘AO Scoop’ e-newsletter at the bottom of the site’s homepage – australianopen.bowlsaustralia.com.au. BATV has already caught up with some of the Australian Open’s most influential people – including former champion Mark Casey, the event’s most prolific winner Lynsey Clarke, Canadian international and Broadbeach Bowls Coordinator Ryan Bester, former New Zealand international and Musgrave Hill Manager Brian Baldwin, Club Helensvale General Manager Len Brunt and Southport Bowls Club’s Men’s President Brad Carbis – so click to get the inside word about the move north . Given the significant size and calibre of the 2015 Australian Open, which will see an estimated 5000 bowlers descend on the sunny Gold Coast from June 13-25, some logistics and information pertaining to the event are close to being finalised so keep an eye out for for further details as the excitement of bowls’ biggest festival continues to build, but in the meantime, have a look around and if you have any feedback please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . To include a reference to the $225,000 Australian Open on Twitter or Facebook, simply include #AusOpenGC in your tweet or post. Click here to visit the Australian Open’s Strategic Partners’ websites – Tourism and Events Queensland and City of Gold Coast.