Live streaming proving a hit for South Pacific bowls audience

New era: Shaun Parnis is excited about live steaming.
New era: Shaun Parnis is excited about live steaming.

Dapto Citizens secretary manager Shaun Parnis said live streaming the final two days of the South Pacific carnival will showcase the event across Australia.

The headquarters club for the 59 th annual carnival will break new ground with live streaming on quarter-final and semi-final day on Thursday, plus all finals on Friday through its Barefoot and Bowls Facebook site.

‘’We’re looking at it as a chance to show the carnival to a whole new audience,’’ Parnis said.

‘’There’s huge potential in online steaming and it’s already proved popular in bowls. It’s the first time it’s been done for the South Pacific and we think it’ll have a positive response and people can see how good the event is here in the Illawarra.’’

Bowls Australia and Bowls NSW already live stream a number of top events each year with most recently the NSW Champion of Champions Singles and Pairs at Kiama BC streamed on Facebook.

With some of the best bowlers in Australia including Aaron Teys, Corey Wedlock, Ray Pearse, John Green and Shane Garvey playing in this year’s South Pacific, having the event on Facebook is sure to be popular.

The South Pacific is the biggest bowls event in the Illawarra each year with around 800 players in Singles, Pairs and Fours this year.