Queensland Seniors Side announced!
Bowls Queensland has announced the state’s roster for the Australian Senior Sides Championships which will kick off at Ettalong Bowling Club, NSW in October (Oct, 21-24).
The Australian Senior Sides Championships is the biggest show in Over-60s bowls and runs over four action-packed days, Australia’s top over-60 players will battle it out for bowling glory and national bragging rights in separate men’s and women’s championships.
The 24 person squad consists of 12 men & 12 women and the new squad will feature three debutantes. Karen Goldswothy, a multiple Queensland State Title holder (including this year’s State Fours and runner up in the Singles) will debut in this year’s Over-60s side. Former Victorian representative Joan Tennent has moved North and will make her debut for Queensland and don the maroon attire for the first time. Former Queensland open team representative Graeme Kath from Dalby makes his debut in the men’s side and will play his first game in the Over-60s this year.
The selectors hope the impressive line up will enable Queensland to launch a successful campaign in NSW and are eager for the women to reclaim the title after their winning streak of four championships ended in 2017. After a six-year drought, the men were runners up last year and are itching to pip their post and bring home a trophy for QLD.
Former skip Geoff Maskell was unavailable for selection due to coaching commitments in Hong Kong, China.
Queensland will take on teams from South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory & the Northern Territory.