Pirates sitting pretty on Bowls Premier League ladder

Published 10:30am 27 May 2022

Pirates sitting pretty on Bowls Premier League ladder
Words by Jodie Powell

The Brisbane Pirates are sitting second on the ladder as Bowls Premier League 15 enters its final day at Club Pine Rivers.

The team, made up of Pine Rivers champion bowler Chris Rosanes and Commonwealth Games gold medallists Alex Marshall and Jo Edwards led by coach Michael Breen, have won 10 of their 16 Bowls Premier League (BPL) games so far, with two matches to play today before the finals tonight.

The Pirates beat the Gold Coast Hawks last night four points to one, ending the day’s play in second position behind the Melbourne Pulse.

They take on Melbourne Extreme in the first of today’s rounds, which starts at 11am and can be viewed live and free on the Bowls Australia Facebook page here.

In their second match of the day, Brisbane Pirates take on three-time BPL winners the Tweed Heads Ospreys, who currently sit last on the competition ladder.

The match starts at 12.15pm and will also be streamed live on the Bowls Australia Facebook page here.

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Final five vie for victory

The finals, featuring the top five teams, will be screened from 4pm on pay-tv channels Fox Sports and Kayo or you can catch the action in person with free entry to Club Pine Rivers.

The Brisbane Pirates are hoping the home crowd will lift them to their first BPL victory in four years.

Dubbed bowls’ answer to 20-20 cricket, BPL pits 10 teams against each other vying for a $100,000 prize pool over the course of a week.

BPL is a made for television event, broadcast live on pay TV channels and sponsored by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Great for the region

Mayor Peter Flannery says Council is delighted to support the Bowls Premier League at Club Pine Rivers for the next three years.

“The BPL is the Twenty20 of bowls – it’s fast and furious, attracting the world’s best bowlers, and letting non-bowlers see bowls in whole new light,” he says.

“The event’s diehard fans will come from all over Australia, to watch the action at our local Club Pine Rivers.

“This popular national event is estimated to inject over $300,000 into the local economy so thanks to all those who plan to visit the region and support our local businesses.”

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