With the Australian Champion of Champions concluding yesterday, our focus now switches to the Australian Senior Sides Championships which will commence on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia on Monday, October 15.
160 of the country’s most accomplished Over 60’s bowlers will assemble at Wallaroo Bowling Club for the opening ceremony on Monday and then dispatch across two venues, Wallaroo Bowling Club and Moonta Memorial Bowling Club, to kick-start four days of tough competition (October 15-18).
Defending Champions South Australia (men) and Queensland (women) have formidable sides with a number of their players returning to the Yorke Peninsula with back-to-back titles in their sights.
Casting an eye over the other teams to find where the challenges will come from, it’s hard to go past the New South Wales women’s side with former Australian Representative Beth Quinlan, an Australian Champion of Champion pairs winner Betty Herbertson and Carolyn Glen who is highly regarded around the greens in NSW.
In the men’s competition, Queensland look to have a balanced side, skipped by accomplished bowler Geoff Maskell, a numerous over-60’s state championship winner Neville Jenkins and former Tasmanian and Northern Territory skip Scott Chamberlain.
The Western Australian women’s side had some last minute changes; however they still look to be a team which can cause an upset or two, led by former Australian Champion of Champion Singles winner Noelene Abe and Bowls WA President Kerry Andersen, a former Australian Development Squad member in her own right.
The eight State and Territories play each other in the round robin format with the first round commencing on Monday October 15 at 1:30pm.
Bowls Australia will be present in South Australia to film a match from every round for Rinkside Live which can be viewed on the Bowls Australia Facebook page.
The matches which are selected for the live stream will be advertised on Facebook the night before play.
Caption – 160 of the country’s best senior bowlers roll into the Yorke Peninsula