Since its inception in 2011, the Steller Victorian Open has become a popular playing destination for both professional and grassroots bowlers.
The event provides a unique opportunity for every level of bowler to challenge themselves in a professional environment and enjoy the hospitality of clubs in and around the Shepparton and Goulburn Valley region.
While the popularity of the Steller Victorian Open continues to go from strength to strength, it takes a lot of physical resources and planning to run an event of this scale.
When playing numbers grow, so too does the demand for more rinks, volunteers and player services.
We’ve collated a few facts and figures about this year’s event that you might find an little surprising!
Player registrations: 1886
Bowlers: 3442 (35% female, 65% male)
Number of disability bowlers: 20
Number of rinks used: 822
Umpires: 50 (30 metro, rural and interstate. 20 local)
Clubs in use: 20
Number of Australian States and Territories represented: 7