Mark Armstrong – Pialba
Mark sees being selected for North vs. South as an opportunity to play at a higher level of competition, and contribute towards a north team success.
He’s been playing bowls for 9 and a half years (with an 18-year break between then and now) and started after having a roll up at a local club. He found he really enjoyed the match play and skill required to master the game and wanted to keep playing and improving. He now plays four to 10 hours each week.
His most memorable bowls moments have been some State and event wins from playing in Victoria, but most enjoyable are the team wins in pennant (recently for Pialba) and for the Vic State side 2001-2002.
For now, Mark is enjoying the challenge of playing for championships but would enjoy getting a club, district or “better” team title win.
When asked who he most looks up to in bowls, Steve Glasson was his number one. “His acurate drawing ability and play in those Australian Indoor title wins from 1997-1999 was excellent. There wasn’t a lot of bowls on TV then, so I found his game style something to aspire to.”
His advice to new bowlers is to “hang around and play with or against good bowlers who have good habits”.
His one wish for bowls in Australia is to have everybody back playing bowls in Australia with no lockdowns.