The Ultimate Bowls Championship is the most lucrative bowls event in the world, with a record prize pool of $500,000, as well as a broadcast package that will allow us to showcase our great game through 22 countries around the world.
The UBC is a pairs event; however, all teams will consist of three players who will rotate during each event. There will be three events played across the year.
The format of the UBC has been strategically designed to appeal to both the bowls enthusiasts, and to people who enjoy watching sport at its best in a fast-paced, exciting event. We will see a winner of every match after just 25 minutes, which will have spectators both at the venue, and watching on TV at home, on the edge of their seats.
One of the UBC’s most exciting features is its dynamic and innovative scoring system. Players will have the opportunity to score points with every bowl that is played. A ‘toucher’ will earn their team 3 points, as will holding the shot when the leads have finished their bowls.
Both teams will have the opportunity to earn points on the same end; 10 points for the closest bowl, 5 points for the second-closest and 3 points for the third-closest.
Rather than using the traditional scoreboards, we will be modernising our sport by using electronic screens which will be positioned at the end of each rink. All screens will be connected to UBC’s newly-developed web-based app which will automatically update the score as points are awarded.
This equates to a fantastic event that will be exciting to play and entertaining to watch!