THE State Disability Ten Pin Bowling Championships will be held at the Coolangatta Tweed Ten Pin for the first time.
In what amounts to a major coup for the area, the annual State Championships held over five days will finish up on Sunday with nearly 200 competitors taking part.
"The prestigious event has never been held in the Twin Towns of Coolangatta and Tweed before and is usually held in other locations around the state including the ever-popular Sunshine Coast," said an event organiser.
The public is encouraged to pop in and see the best players in the state compete at a level much higher than most able bodied players.
Ray Trenham, Coolangatta Tweed Ten Pin Manager said a lot of hard work has gone into bringing the championships here.
"We are really proud to be housing the event," he said.
"The players are not only the state's best, but also some of the country's best ten pin players and compete at the highest levels of the game.
"Watching them play is inspirational and I would encourage anyone interested in seeing the best of the state to come along and see what they've got to offer."
The championships coincide with the Paralympics in London.
"I watch our disability ten pin players living with a wide range of disabilities and feel they are just as inspirational as our Paralympians," Mr Trenham said.
'It's a great time to be involved in disability sport."
The event is sponsored by ON-Q Human Resources who have had a long affiliation with Coolangatta Tweed Ten Pin.
ON-Q Human Resources has been helping people that live with injury, illness and disability to find and keep employment for 24 years in Far North NSW and Qld's Gold Coast.
They are a registered charity and non-profit community organisation funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).