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IN EXCITING news for boys attend-
ing NSW Public Schools, Com-
bined High Schools has ratified
the introduction of a boys singles
and pairs event from next year.
This will be run in two age divi-
sions -- Opens and 15's.
It will be staged at the same time
as the Girls Singles and Pairs, and be
hosted by Warilla in June from 2011.
Players will need to be selected
for this event through their Regions.
More details will be available later
in the year.
The Final 16 schools in the CHS
Knockout Triples have been determined.
The event will be hosted by Glen-
brook Panthers BC.
Favourites include last year's bronze
medallists from Brisbane Water Second-
ary College, the only school from last
year's top 4 to again qualify.
However, they will face a tough
second match against Parkes, who
impressed in a tough pool last year.
A very strong Warilla side may
well go into the event as favourites.
They will have a motivated oppo-
nent in Blaxland High in the first
game, who will be playing on their
home greens in front of a parochial
A full wrap-up of the carnival will
be available in the next issue.
Sydney West reports that their Gala
Days to determine their two state KO
finalists were very successful.
Mitchell High, skipped by Shane
Partridge, were the eventual winners
over a Blaxland High side skipped by
The two defeated semi-finalists,
Merrylands High (Andrew Lawrence)
and Glenwood High (Ben Morgan)
were very unlucky with both games
coming down to the last bowls.
By GAVIN HOLBURN*
T HE title of under 18 Zone 14
Singles Champion has gone
to Cameron Wills at the West
In a tough game, Cameron tri-
umphed over Rebekah Ramsay, of the
Port City BC, to have a 31-13 win.
Cameron exhibited a true level
of concentration to achieve the win
and led from the start, but despite
the score difference, Cameron had
to fight for shots throughout the
game with his draw shot making
a real difference.
In the semi final, he had defeated
Josh Shearam with a score of 31-12,
and in the District final he defeated
Daniel Gilmore 31-27.
In the Zone final, Cameron had
to come from behind when he was
13 shots against the experienced
Daniel on 19, and drew even on
23, then dug deep and played great
draw shots to win the game 31-27.
Daniel, now 17 years old, had
By RICHARD GUEST*
played in the last four District finals,
winning on two occasions.
Senior members of the West
Coffs club are proud of Cameron's
achievements as they have witnessed
the maturing of a potentially great
With a full range of shots to
• Cameron Wills
Manager Mick Devine will be pleased
with the depth of talent he will have
for this year's CHS Championships to
be held on home soil at Penrith.
Speaking of the CHS Championships,
many Regions will have had their
selection trials by now and will be
eagerly awaiting this prestigious event.
Penrith will be hosting the ten
sporting Regions which make up
Combined High Schools.
Last year's winners, North Coast,
will be striving for an unprecedented
three wins in a row.
Manager David Ogilvy will be
especially keen after missing last year's
victory whilst holidaying overseas.
This event is a great opportunity
for players to impress selectors and
gain a place in a state side.
The NSWCHS side is selected solely
based on how players perform on the
three days of this event.
Competition will be fierce again
at the CHS Girls Singles and Pairs
Championships to be held at Warilla
in late June.
A competitive field has been assem-
bled and players will be striving to
not only win the gold medals on
offer, but to also gain selection in
the NSWCHS Girls side.
A full report will be available in
the next issue.
Congratulations to our three CHS
Blues winners for 2009.
Sean Mawdsley (Dapto High), Aaron
Spears (Warilla High) and Rebekah
Ramsay (Port Macquarie High) were
presented the highest honour in
school sport at a formal event at
Their names go alongside numer-
ous Olympians and famous Australian
sportspersons like Ian Thorpe and
The underlying criterion for being
awarded a CHS Blue is to represent
NSWCHS with distinction. All three
were standouts in their sides at the
annual exchange event at Port Mac-
quarie last year.
* Gavin Holburn is the NSWCHS Lawn
-- Continued on page 68
A young champion in the
making at West Coffs!
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