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2018 Australian Open
sectional draws released

It's the highly anticipated moment thousands of bowlers have been waiting for; the sectional draws for the 2018 Australian Open have been released on the Australian Open website!

Bowlers will be able to see which section they have fallen in, where they are playing and on what date their section will be played for each discipline.

Now you can start planning and preparing for your $250,000 Australian Open campaign, with the competition now only 23 days away!

Click here to view the draws
The 2018 Australian Open is almost here!

Late entries - you've still got a chance

While entries for the event have now closed, bowlers can still place their names on this late entry form in the hope that they may be able to grab a spot through a withdrawal of an existing entrant.

Please note the conditions the following conditions for late entry:

  • Late entry request will be processed strictly on a first come, first served basis. 
  • There is no guarantee that putting your name request on this list will result in an entry into the event. 
  • Entrants will not be required to submit any payment when submitting a late entry request. 
  • Should your request be successful and a spot becomes available, a Bowls Australia staff member will contact you to confirm that you would like to proceed with the entry and to process the payment of the late entry. 
  • Late entry requests for pairs and fours disciplines must submit a full team.
Click here to submit a late entry

Conditions of Play

The Australian Open is not just fun and games; there is certainly a serious element to the competition that boasts $250,000 in prize money each year. Anyone serious about securing a slice of that prize purse should give the 2018 Conditions of Play a read from cover to cover! Luckily, you can do that via the link below.

Read the Conditions of Play here

Stay tuned for further information

The Australian Open is rapidly approaching, and as the event draws nearer, we'll be disseminating even more handy information. The best way to stay across all this information and any event-related developments is to regularly check the Australian Open website at and follow Bowls Australia's facebook page at

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