Australia has joined more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories converging on the Gold Coast for the twenty-first edition of the Commonwealth Games.
The Commonwealth Games have been conducted by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II) since the first British Empire Games were held in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.
This will be the fifth time Australia has staged the Commonwealth Games following Sydney (1938), Perth (1962), Brisbane (1982) and Melbourne (2006) which makes Australia the nation to have hosted the most number of Games.
So who are our star bowlers?
Karen Murphy (43, Cabramatta, NSW)
Lead: Kelsey Cottrell (27, St Johns Park, NSW)
Skip: Karen Murphy
Lead: Carla Krizanic (27, Sunbury, VIC)
Second: Natasha Scott (27, Raymond Terrace, NSW)
Skip: Rebecca Van Asch (29, Invermay, TAS)*
Lead: Kelsey Cottrell
Second: Carla Krizanic
Third: Rebecca Van Asch
Skip: Natasha Scott
Aaron Wilson (26, Cabramatta, NSW)*
Lead: Brett Wilkie (43, Club Helensvale, QLD)
Skip: Aaron Wilson
Lead: Barrie Lester (35, Mulgrave Country Club, VIC)
Second: Nathan Rice (38, Club Helensvale, QLD)
Skip: Aron Sherriff (32, Club Helensvale, QLD)
Lead: Barrie Lester
Second: Brett Wilkie
Third: Nathan Rice
Skip: Aron Sherriff
Lead: Lynne Seymour (67, Thuringowa, QLD, Director: Robert Seymour)*
Skip: Jake Fehlberg (23, Burleigh Heads, QLD, Director: Grant Fehlberg)*
Athletes with a disability triples
Lead: Joshua Thornton (36, East Shepparton, VIC)*
Second: Tony Bonnell (50, Brighton, QLD)
Skip: Ken Hanson (68, City Colac, VIC)*