Sport

MBC to host PL for three more years

By Andrew Johnston

THE reputation of the twin towns premier bowling venue, the Moama Bowling Club, continues to be strengthened on the national stage.

The MBC has been confirmed to the host the February event of the Bowls Premier League from 2020 to 2022.

The bi-annual event will also be held in November at Queensland’s Club Pine Rivers.

The Murray Steamers license has been held by the club since the second tournament was held after the competition was created in 2013.

More than $900,000 in prize money has been awarded across the nine events so far run under the BPL banner.

Bowls Australia CEO Neil Dalrymple welcomed the support of Moama as the additional host venue for the BPL.

“Fresh off multi-million dollar renovations, there is no doubt that the state-of-the-art Moama Bowling Club is well-placed to be excellent hosts of the BPL,” Dalrymple said.

“The club has been a long-time supporter of the event and we are looking forward to bringing the competition to the members and community of Moama.”

Moama Bowling Club’s CEO Paul Barnes said the club was thrilled to host the sport’s premier televised event and showcase their state-of-the-art complex.

“It will be great to witness our facility being fully utilised by the world’s best. Our team are looking forward to showcasing not only the tremendous bowling facilities but also the beautiful Murray River region and all it has to offer,” Barnes said.