• The First ACT event of the year is one sleep away!

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      That's right folks the 2014 ACT season kicks off this Saturday at three clubs with the ACT singles being fought out between 101 of the state's bowlers. With the forecast temperature hitting between 37 and 39 expect only the best of the best to make it through to next week. The likes of Andrew Howie, Chris Grebert and Rob Kyle are all strong chances to take the title whilst defending 2013 winner David Lindbeck can't be discounted out. The prize money for the event is $400 for the winner and $200 for the runner up

      The three clubs hosting the event are Belconnen, Tuggeranong and West Deakin Hellenic. congratulations must be given to the clubs as this event is one of the pristine jewels in the ACT bowls calendar. Each of the 34 sections will have it's good share of bad bowls and great bowls but I'm sure a worthy winner will be found after the 15th of February. With the aim of the game to be the first to 25 shots every bowl will be crucial and any lapses in concentration will be dire.The event is played over the next three Saturday's and it will be a great test to see which players have carried their form over from last year, or have others rediscovered lost magic that has eluded them in recent years. Andrew Howie will want to continue his form from the back half of 2013 when he won the state triples and pairs crown, and taste glory once more. The players playing in their home backyard will hopefully have their home club supporting them all the way as they should, and give the event some real atmosphere which is what bowls in the ACT needs!

      I for one as a Queanbeyan member want to see our club compete really strongly and challenge Tuggeranong and Weston Creek in getting to the semi final spots. We have 12 players in the draw so the opportunity is there for us to take it if we are good enough. The 12 'Queanbeyanites' are:
      Elio Illijas, Chris Grebert, Andy Kaden, Trent Britton, Kevin Pearson, Mick Carley, Bill Jackson, Scott Dagwell, Phil Crowe, Peter Daly, Nathan Savino and Jeff Rankin. The field is strong with many No.1 pennant players involved and a few young potential champions in Trent and Nathan being the future of the club.

      So who will take home the 2014 Singles crown? Personally I want to get as far as I can, but realistically it's going to be hard not to see Andrew Howie continue his dominance over ACT events.
      This article was originally published in blog: The First ACT event of the year is one sleep away! started by Nathan Savino
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