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Gold Coast to host 2020 World Bowls Championships

12 March 2015

The Gold Coast is set to host the 2020 World Bowls Championships for the first time since its inception almost 50 years ago.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones, today joined City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate, World Bowls and Bowls Australia as well as Tourism and Events Queensland to welcome the announcement at the Broadbeach Bowls Club.

“We are proud to welcome this prestigious event to Queensland for the first time,” Minister Jones said.

“This event is estimated to generate $5.7 million in visitor spending and in excess of 30,000 visitor nights, which is great news for tourism on the Gold Coast.

“The Palaszczuk Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, is committed to supporting events like this as they bolster Queensland’s tourism industry and that means creating more jobs for Queenslanders.

Staged every four years, the World Bowls Championships will feature teams of five men and five women from the top 24 ranked nations for 16 days of competition.

“Bowls is one of the core sports of the Commonwealth Games so it’s fitting that 2 years after the games the Gold Coast will host the World Championships. It’s just one of the positive legacies of GC2018.

Broadbeach Bowls Club, Musgrave Hill Bowls Club and Club Helensvale have been selected to simultaneously host the 2020 World Bowls Championships. Over the competition 8 bowls greens will accommodate the 240-player drawer.

Emma Smith (Minister Jones’ Office) 0417 405 879