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Are you on the ball?
Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Mark Casey and World #4 Karen Murphy
Bowls is a sport traditionally associated with elderly people dressed in white uniforms, whiling away long afternoons nattering to their friends.
In recent years the social side of Bowls has been growing rapidly with events like Night Owls at Clarence Gardens Bowling Club, where the players are mostly under 30 and don't wear special bowls clothing. There is a party atmosphere as everyone treats it as a fun social event.
This lowering of the average player age has also been reflected at competition level, so when the World Bowls Championships 2012 comes to Adelaide from November 24 to December 9, don't expect to see senior citizens in whitewear.
There will be an amazing 28 countries represented at the competition which will take place over 16 days at two venues - the Lockleys and Holdfast Bay Bowling Clubs. And in line with other sports, you can do the event in style with packages which include lunch with refreshments, morning and afternoon tea, and reserved seats in the corporate area.
Ticket prices are very reasonable, ranging from $10/day for access to both venues during Qualifying, to $165 for admission to the full season.