A massive contingent of almost 800 women bowlers from across NSW will compete in the annual State Carnival at six Illawarra clubs beginning next Monday.
The five day Carnival features many of the top players from all over NSW including some of the stars from Illawarra and South Coast.
Warilla, Oak Flats, Towradgi Park, Albion Park, Figgy Bowlo and Windang BC will host the sectional round next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Warilla then take charge of the post sectional playoffs and finals on Thursday May 25 and and Friday May 26. Entry to all venues is free.
The State Carnival was first played in 1939 and is one of the most popular events on the WBNSW calendar, with some bowlers travelling from interstate to play and support the event this year.
“We are really excited to be back in this region where we are always made to feel very welcome and where our players enjoy the sun and the greens,’’ WBNSW State President, Maryann Parcell said.
Destination Wollongong Chair Tania Brown said it was great to have the State Carnival return to the Illawarra for the first time since 2005.
“As we move into the cooler months, this event is the perfect opportunity to showcase our region, not just for our scenic location but everything else we have to offer,’’ Ms Brown said.