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AUSTRALIA'S iron clad grip
on the Junior Trans Tas-
man trophy will rest in the
hands of four debutants
after its side was announced
Since the under-18 competition's
inception in 2002, Australia is yet
to relinquish the coveted trophy,
having successfully defended it for
the fifth time earlier this year in
With the VII edition to take
place in Auckland in February,
Australia has unveiled four fresh
faces, with the Northern Territory's
Martin Miller, Western Australia's
Cody Packer, Queensland's Carly
Griffiths and Victoria's Lisa Phillips
all selected to pull on the green
and gold for the first time.
The Australian selectors have also
named their men's and women's
under-25 sides, with NSW's Mat-
thew Pietersen and the ACT's Janet
Hasewski forcing their way into the
international arena, while 15-year-
old whiz Dylan Fisher has earnt a
call-up, despite still being eligible
for the under-18 competition.
According to National Youth
Coach Bill Cornehls, who steered
all three sides to victories earlier
this year, Australia is well placed
to maintain its stunning record
against its bitter rival.
By RICHARD GOODBODY*
By BILL LUSH
NO TEAM was able to win
a possible four games,
but three teams tied,
each with three wins
and 102 points in the Women's
Annual Open Fours played at
the Park Beach club on 11 and
Four 18-end games resulted in
a count back of points earned
and margins to ascertain a win-
The Woolgoolga team of M.
Short, B. Craig, W. Brasher and
S. Wright defeated a Park Beach
team of C. Mills, S. Betts, V. Maher
and A. White.
Joan Humphreys' Park Beach
team was third.
The club made a popular deci-
sion to award a variety of prizes
to winners of games each day.
Bowlers had to suffer a chilly,
Women's Fours decided
after a three-way tie
By BILL LUSH
AMONG the highlights of
the Women's Open Fours
at Park Beach was the
lead bowling by Woolgoolga's
87-year old, Elva Wright.
This champion of yesteryear
began her illustrious career at
South Grafton in 1978.
After immediate success there,
she later transferred to Wool-
goolga in 1986.
She won her first major Singles
at age 73 after she had changed
her bowls to Henselite's ABT-2000
model - her favourite bowls.
Four more Singles, and other
titles followed. She now has to
use a lighter weight bowl, an
ABT-Evo, size 2.
But she hasn't finished yet!
Singles is her favourite game.
Elva is a 'young' 87
fresh breeze on day one; but day
two was perfect.
Details: (100 or more points)
M. Short, B. Craig, W. Brasher,
S. Wright 102 points, margin 31,
1; C. Mills, S. Betts, V. Maher,
A. White 102, m 18, 2; J. Hum-
phreys, Angela Backwell, Lorna
Greenacre, Barbara Schenckel 102,
m 10, 3; Judy Monks, 101, m 53,
4; N. Thompson, 101, m 18, 5; B.
Scheimer, 100, m 38, 6; V. Cuss,
100, m 11, 7.
"It's a quality line up that has
now been named," Cornehls said.
"We'll have a job to do, and a
process to follow, but provided we
can do that there's no reason we
can't come away with the spoils.
"The Trans Tasman serves a few
purposes by helping to develop
our younger players, and providing
them with international experience,
but we're also there to win, so
that's what we'll be trying to do."
Staged at the Birkenhead BC
from 26 to 28 February, the Junior
Trans Tasman and under-25 devel-
opment series will be held outside
the senior competition next year,
with Australia and New Zealand
turning their attentions to the
2010 Commonwealth Games.
JUNIOR TRANS TASMAN PLAYERS:
Martin Miller (Nightcliff BC, NT, 7/ 8 /92).
Cody Packer (Bedford BC, WA, 30/7/92).
Carly Griffiths (Caloundra RSL BC, QLD,
Lisa Phillips (Yallourn BC, VIC, 29 /5/93).
UNDER-25 TRANS TASMAN PLAYERS:
Sean Baker (Broadbeach BC, QLD, 8 /9/ 84).
David Ferguson (Engadine BC, NSW, 27/2/84).
Dylan Fisher (Clayton BC, VIC, 2/2/94).
Carl Healey (Roselands BC, NSW, 29/3/87).
Matthew Pietersen (St Johns Park, NSW,
Janet Hasewski (Belconnen BC, ACT, 27/3/84).
Carla Odgers (Keilor BC, VIC, 26/4 /90).
Rebecca Quail (Invermay BC, TAS, 2/3/88).
Sam Shannahan (St John's Park BC, NSW,
Morgan Solman (Merrylands, NSW, 26/3/90).
* Richard Goodbody is Bowls
Australia's Communications and
OF THE YEAR 2009-10
1. Prostate Cancer
Foundation of Australia
2. Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
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