The 2024 State Championships Head West to Dubbo

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Bowls NSW is taking its biggest annual event out west, with Dubbo confirmed as host of the 2024 Bowls NSW State Championships!

The 16-day festival of bowls will be held from 12 – 27 March 2024 across three host venues; Club Dubbo, Macquarie Club and North Dubbo RSL Sporties and attract over 850 competitors within New South Wales, including some the best bowlers in Australia and the world. This is the first time in the events recent history that it will be showcased to a Dubbo and a Central Western audience.

In addition, Bowls NSW are also thrilled to have the Multi-Disability State Championships added to the event program, making our State Championships bigger and better than ever. In a first for our sport in NSW, this marks the first time that the Multi-Disability championships will come under the Bowls NSW State Championships umbrella.

Bowls NSW is pleased to announce Dubbo Regional Council as an official sponsor of the State Championships with an agreement that will keep the blue-ribbon bowls event in Dubbo over three non-consecutive years – 2024, 2026 and 2028.

“Dubbo Regional Council is thrilled that it has secured the Bowls NSW State Championships over three years in 2024, 2026 and 2028,” Dubbo Regional Council Mayor, Mathew Dickerson said.

“Over 1700 competitors and spectators are expected over 16 days with participants staying an average of 4.5 nights providing a real boost to the local economy, that will see more than $1.8M injected into the Dubbo region.”

“Dubbo is looking forward to welcoming the elite-level bowlers next year and seeing athletes compete in the Bowls NSW State Championships.”

The sport of bowls is filled with passionate and engaged members and volunteers, particularly in our regional and rural communities, which makes it fitting to have our State Championships held in one of the regional hubs of New South Wales. Bowls NSW CEO Tim Rowe is passionate about ensuring that we expose the pinnacle of our sport in NSW to new audiences and he is thrilled to be taking the event west to the city of Dubbo in 2024.

“The bowlers in our regional areas are passionate, hard-working people and are as engaged as any sporting members I’ve ever seen. Our regional bowling clubs offer more than just sports facilities, they’re community hubs, and I’m delighted that we can have our State Championships held across a number of these hubs and west of the sandstone curtain.

Critically, we have secured the Multi-Disability Championships to be a part of this event, and this is something that will bring a new dynamic and vibrance to our State Champs. It certainly sets a new benchmark for us into the future.”

The 2024 State Championship event dates have been moved to March 12 – 27 to avoid potential scheduling conflicts in the event calendar, and Bowls NSW has updated all event calendar documents to reflect this change.

The 2024 Bowls NSW State Championships kicks off with the Multi-Disability State Championships on Tuesday 12 March at Dubbo RSL Sporties.