Locals set to conquer Everest of Bowls

by Aaron Delaporte

The Dudley Park Everest of Bowls will take on a local flavour this year with the Covid-19 situation preventing the normal influx of interstate and overseas competitors. As such competition organisers reduced the entry fee to accommodate more WA players and ensure a full field of 128 players who will take to the greens in 32 groups of 4 with Sectional Play on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th October before knockout finals commence on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October.

First prize will still see a healthy $12,000 given to what will be a deserving winner with another $26,000 up for grabs to a further 31 participants making it a $38,000 total prize pool.

WA’s best will be on show with a remarkable 40 clubs represented by players from as far away as Karratha and Emu Point including eleven female participants.

In a first for the event several sections are also scheduled later in the evening with some showcase sections to be completed under lights.

The Dudley Park Bowling Club will have an Oktoberfest Theme with a band and full kitchen on the Friday night making it a real festival of bowls.

Players to watch are previous runner up Daniel Brown, WA State singles champions John Slavich, Daniel Trewhella, Clive Adams and Tom Mitchell along with 2018 champion Russell Bates who will spearhead a strong local contingent of Mandurah based players.

The 2020 Everest of Bowls Full Draw

All results and news regarding the Everest of Bowls can be found on the competition Facebook Page