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T HIRD generation Maltese-
Australian 22 year old
Brendan Aquilina (Dapto),
who joined the Malta Lawn
Bowls Association only last year,
took Malta to second place at the
2010 Lawn Bowls Juniors World
Cup (Under 25's).
Malta Lawn Bowls Association
administrator Alan Gauci and coach
Troy Somerville were never in any
doubt that "Baby Falcon" Aquilina
will achieve great things for Malta
when they selected him.
Brendan's track record at his first
World Cup attempt has been very
consistent and impressive.
He went on to beat Australia,
Canada, South Africa, Malaysia,
India, Japan, Singapore, Brunei,
Honk Kong China, Cook Islands
and United Arab Emirates.
His only defeat was by one set
against New Zealand's Andrew
Kelly, who beat Aquilina by a one
Statistically, the Maltese held
his head high against the might
of two great sporting nations,
Australia and New Zealand.
Set differences: Malta 22, New
Zealand 21, and Australia 17.
Shots in favour: Malta 276,
Australia 266, New Zealand 253.
Games won: New Zealand 12,
Malta 11, and Australia 9.
Games Lost: New Zealand Nil,
Malta 1, Australia 3.
Alan Gauci and Troy Somerville
believe that the current Malta Lawn
Bowls Squad is well prepared and
confident to meet any international
Troy Somerville took the opportu-
nity of the World Cup atmosphere
to talk to other Lawn Bowls
Association administrators with the
aim in mind of organizing a few
matches against various nations in
preparation for the Commonwealth
Games in October
Malta appears to be preparing a
strong team for the Commonwealth
Games. Carmen Spiteri beat Val
Smith (New Zealand) in straight
sets (8-6, 12-5) in the Women's
Section at Warilla.
* Alan Gauci, Malta Lawn Bowls
By ALAN GAUCI*
W HAT a red-letter day
it was in May! What
a huge turnout! And
what a fabulous cash
contribution to the Starlight
Merrylands BC's annual charity
fundraiser poured a record $20,000
into the Starlight Children's Foun-
dation, which supports seriously
ill children and their families.
We raised $17,000, and the
club chipped in another $3000.
Under a brilliant blue autumn
sky, 128 players took to the greens
and had a ball playing team
bowls, before settling down to
lunch and the auction and raffle.
A superb assortment of sport-
ing memorabilia went under the
hammer, with a ferocious bidding
duel going from $20 to$1600
for the top-priced lot: a framed
jersey signed by the Manly Sea
Eagles, the 2008 NRL premiers.
Our thanks go to the bowl-
ing clubs, corporate and other
supporters who turned out in
force for the big day, as well
as special guest Peter Newell,
Chairman of ClubsNSW.
We're already planning to make
Starlight Day even more successful
in 2011 - and remember, anyone
can come along and join us in
supporting this most deserving
* Steve McGuiness is the Bowls
Co-ordinator at Club Merrylands
Record $20,000 donation
shines on Starlight Day
By STEVE MCGUINESS*
over 1000 photos, so for most
people they can use a single DVD
for all their photos.
To backup, CLICK the "Start"
Button, or Orb. Hopefully you see
"Pictures" or "My Pictures" on the
right side of the menu.
First, we ll see how big the folder
is. RIGHT CLICK on "Pictures" and
The next screen shows how large
the folder is and how many files are
in it, hopefully less than 4.7Gb.
If it is, we can use this method
less than 700mb.
Close that window by CLICKING
"Cancel." CLICK the Start Button
again, and RIGHT CLICK on
"Pictures" again, this time CLICK
Hopefully you see DVD Drive, or
DVD-RAM, or something similar.
CLICK on that and Windows
should now tell you that you
have files waiting to be burned to
disk. (You may receive warnings
that some files have information
attached that won t be copied).
Click the box that says to do this
for all these files, and click "Yes" to
CLICK on the popup. If it
didn t appear, go to My Computer/
Computer and Double click on the
You should see a "Picture" folder
that is transparent, and at the top
left of the screen it should say
something like "Burn" or "Write to
Put a blank disk in and Click
"Burn" or "Write" and your
computer should whirr and carry
on, till eventually it says that you
have successfully burnt the disk.
Give that disk to someone you
trust, remembering that it has
pictures of your grandchildren, and
things that are personal to you.
Now, should any of the disasters
I mentioned earlier happen to you,
you can go and get that disk back,
and you have all those photos
This same method will work
for your "Documents" folder or
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Malta runner-up in the 2010
World Bowls Junior Cup
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