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Coastal Waste Sponsors 2018 “Everest of Bowls”

News Kristy Sumich • 27/12/2018
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Lawn Bowls is the fourth most participated sport in Australia and fifth in the world. Coastal Waste recently sponsored ten players in The Everest of Bowls, Australia’s richest open singles lawn bowls tournament in Australia, and the second richest in the world.

The tournament boasts a substantial prize pool of $100,000, with a massive first prize of $50,000.

Competing in it is no mean feat. It attracts 96 of the best players from all around Australia and the world, all vying to showcase their skills.

This world-class tournament is held in the Peel Region of Western Australia, specifically at the Dudley Park Bowling Club in Mandurah

Team Coastal Waste was made up completely of WA players – two local players, two ladies, two country players, two brothers and two under-25s.

Competitors included the entire Commonwealth Games Squad, along with top-line Premier League players from NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia, along with our own local WA talent.

Commencing on the 11th of October, sectional play started on Thursday and Friday, with players randomly drawn into sections of four players and needing to beat every other player in their section to progress to finals sectional play on Saturday with an eye firmly on the finals, held on Sunday.

Players endured wind and rain on Saturday afternoon as the first elimination games got underway to determine the final four who would be scheduled for the finals on Sunday, with the final eight turning into the final four.

By Saturday afternoon, three of the semi-finalists from the four, to play on Sunday were from Team Coastal Waste. After a day of windy, cold, rainy conditions, Russell Bates from Team Coastal Waste would reign victorious and take out the massive $50,000 first prize.

Coastal Waste extends congratulations to several outstanding players. First, we acknowledge Ronald Bates, the older brother of Russell Bates.

We also congratulate Scott O’Brien, an emerging State Player from Mandurah Bowling Club. Both Ronald and Scott, as Team Coastal Waste Players, made it to the semi-finals.

Additionally, we commend Daniel Brown from Kardinya Bowling Club. Daniel faced off against Russell Bates in the final. Though he just came up short, he acquitted himself exceptionally well.

Most of all we congratulate Russell Bates who is no stranger to life’s challenges on his epic win in the 2018 Everest of Bowls.

In its inaugural year, last year the competition was won by Aaron Wilson who after winning Everest, went on to win Commonwealth Games Gold for Australia.

This year, the final eight players were made up mainly of WA talent, proving that WA can take it up to the rest.

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Reviewed by
Kristy Sumich - Owner of Eco Resources
Kristy Sumich

Kristy Sumich is the owner and director of Eco Resources, a prominent waste management and recycling service in Western Australia. With deep industry knowledge and hands-on operational experience, Kristy is dedicated to providing sustainable solutions in waste management.