A ten pin bowling tournament has attracted more than 125 competitors from across the state to Bundaberg today.
Hosted at the Bundy Bowl and Leisure Centre, the Association of Ten Pin Bowling Challenge is one of the biggest events of its kind and was last held in the region more than seven years ago.
Bundaberg Ten Pin Bowling Club president Phill Bourke said across the next four days the region would be represented by two teams consisting of seven men and seven women, with a coach and a manager for each team.
“These two teams are competing for individual trophies and with each teams combined scores they are then in for another set of trophies for the Association Challenge Champion,” he said.
“Other associations participating are from Brisbane, Caboolture, Gold Coast, Hervey Bay, Ipswich, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.”
Phill said the tournament would bring plenty of benefits for those involved and the region as a whole.
“This tournament has been going on now for twenty eight years,” he said.
“As for the benefits for being a host for this year's event, it gives us the chance to showcase our local area and what a lovely town we have here for all the new bowlers.
“It will also show the new and younger bowler what they have to look forward to if they decide to bowl in such tournaments.
“Also, visiting families will turn their trip to Bundaberg into holidays.”
Challenge showcases local ten pin bowlers
Owner of Bundy Bowl and Leisure Peter McElligot said he was thrilled to host the competition at the centre.
“People often think of Bundy Bowl and Leisure as a fun centre but it is also home to some great sporting champions who all compete here,” he said.
“Bundaberg has always been a city with great sporting prowess and ten pin is one of them.
“We have some great juniors that have come up the ranks as well as players of all ages right through to adults and seniors.”
The Association of Ten Pin Bowling Challenge will begin in Bundaberg today and will run until Monday.