Winter Bowls $42k Bonanza returns to Sunshine Coast

The 2024 Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival brings together bowlers for an unforgettable event and a chance to share in up to $42,000 in prize money.


Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls 2023

July 6 to 19 - The Sunshine Coast is gearing up for a thrilling and unforgettable event as the 2024 Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival prepares to bring together bowlers from near and far. 

This highly anticipated tournament promises to showcase the very best in lawn bowls' talent while embracing the vibrant community spirit that the Sunshine Coast is renowned for.

What makes annual Carnival even more exciting is the opportunity to share in up to $42,000 in prize money. This generous prize pool adds an extra level of thrill and motivation for the competitors, making the tournament even more enticing for skilled bowlers seeking recognition and rewards.

Organized by Sunshine Coast District Bowls Association the 60th Winter Bowls Carnival will feature twelve tournaments hosted by various local clubs spanning from the seaside to the hinterland. Over 1300 contestants will participate in these tournaments, adding to the camaraderie of the event.

This premier event is open to bowlers of all levels, from seasoned professionals to enthusiastic amateurs eager to test their skills on the pristine greens. The Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival exemplifies the region's commitment to fostering community connections and healthy competition. Participants will have the opportunity to display their skills amidst the backdrop of breath-taking coastal views, experiencing first-hand the warm hospitality for which the Sunshine Coast is celebrated.

"Over the Ditch" showcase

The feature event for this year’s carnival aptly named “Over the Ditch” will commence at 12.30pm on July 10 at Coolum Beach Bowl club and showcase an Australia V New Zealand bowls game with the traditional Trans-Tasman rivalry. Australia is the fancied favourites keen to defend their winning title from last year.

How we roll

Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival chairperson Graham Tanis said lawn bowls was a sport that united people and brought joy to all who participated.

“We look forward to witnessing remarkable displays of talent, sportsmanship, and camaraderie throughout the tournament this year.

“We have planned a variety of divisions and categories to cater to every bowler's preference.

“From singles and pairs to triples and fours, participants will have the chance to compete in their preferred format, ensuring an engaging and inclusive experience for all,” Mr Tanis said.

Registration for the Winter Bowls Carnival is now open. Interested participants can secure their spot in this highly anticipated event by visiting
As spaces are limited, early registration is strongly encouraged.

The 2024 Sunshine Coast Winter Bowls Carnival is supported by Sunshine Coast Council, Maroochy RSL and Visit Sunshine Coast.



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