After moving to the sunny Gold Coast in 2015, the Australian Open has become a true festival of bowls, with 14 days of action played across the 14 host clubs on the Gold Coast. Over 2,000 bowlers from across Australia, and indeed the world are expected to attend again, with entry being completely open to any registered bowler! Not only is the Australian Open the World’s Biggest Bowls Festival, it is also the richest bowls event in the world with a staggering total of over AUD255,000 prize money across the 13 disciplines. Australian Open fast facts: A completely open-to-enter event with no qualifying; Sectional rounds played in each discipline initially, with qualifiers progressing through to knockouts; Completely random draw – no seedings in either sectional or knockout play; Up to 15 hosts clubs; 14 days of competition; 13 disciplines with a total prize pool of over AUD275,000; Over 500 prize money places across all disciplines. A true festival atmosphere, with live events and “Mega Bowl” events; Two days of finals filmed and broadcast on Fox Sports.
Get excited, Blanc de Blanc Encore is coming to the Spiegeltent in Southport’s Broadwater Parklands! This glamorously extravagant show will immerse you in the world of vintage French flair, risque humour, breathtaking aerials, and glitter-coated dance numbers. Leave the kids at home, don your best sparkly attire, and prepare to indulge in a night of debauchery. Blanc de Blanc Encore brings a critically acclaimed international cast that will transport you to a luxuriously intoxicating Gatsby-esque world. This cheeky mix of glamour and comedy is only in town for a limited season, so secure your tickets before they sell out! 18+ Warning: This performance contains strobe lighting, theatrical haze, one tonne of ethically sourced white feathers, adult themes, coarse language, full frontal nudity and references to alcohol consumption. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, please take your medications and your precautions.
The Wheelchair Rugby National Championship will be held on the Gold Coast in 2022 and 2023. The 2022 Wheelchair Rugby National Championship will take place over three days commencing on Friday, 24 June 2022, with the Bronze and Gold Medal matches to take place on Sunday, 26 June 2022. The event will be held at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre which is one of the city’s premier sporting venues boasting a state-of-the-art design and breathtaking architecture. It also hosted many elite sporting events during the 2018 Commonwealth Games so is the perfect venue to showcase our athletes competing in the Wheelchair Rugby National Championship.
Australia’s favourite holiday marathon, this world-class event is staged annually on Queensland’s Gold Coast Coast. This internationally famous event features a fast and flat course which follows the magnificent Gold Coast Broadwater, the golden beaches of the Gold Coast from Main Beach to Burleigh Heads and starts and finishes in the iconic Southport Broadwater Parklands. Featuring eight races over two days, this event has appeal for runners of all abilities including the Health and Wellbeing Queensland 2km and 4km junior dash events, the Gold Coast Airport 5km Fun Run, the Southern Cross University 10km Run, the Asics Half Marathon (21.1km) and the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon (42.195km). Seasoned runners can combine events and complete one race on Saturday and another on Sunday.