Mentoring our young guns
Christina Pavlov tutors at Open qualifying. The Men’s and Women’s pairs gets underway today at Tweed Heads for the Queensland qualifying for the Australian Open Queensland qualifying.
Tough competitors, Des Cann and Brett Wilkie stand out in the Men’s draw, as do Rohan Wilson and Nathan Rice. Brett Murphy, Development Manager at Bowls Queensland said, “Dale McWhinney-Shillington with Graeme Shillington and Dean McWhinney partnering Paul Girdler are also strong pairings.”
Over in the Women’s Carmen Anderson and Julie Keegan will offer difficult opposition in section four, Murphy stated, “They look a pretty scary pair.” The Millerick twins, Bolivia and Cassandra, will also provide a stern test in section three, which also sees Kiani Andersen, an under 25 squad member, teaming up with experienced state rep Sue McKenzie.
“It’s good that a couple of our over 60’s state players take a couple of juniors under their wing, give them some of their experience,” commented Brett Murphy.
Christina Pavlov again teams up with a junior player. After paring with Nathan Appleton yesterday, she joins Selina Goddard for today’s games. They are in section two with Michaela Bailey-Nelson and Madison Styles, two young players from north Queensland.