2017 Junior Bowls Tournament

Singles: Monday 25 and Tuesday 26, September 2017

Pairs: Thursday 28 and Friday 29, September 2017

Greg Danvers, Tournament Manager
M: 0412 111 733
E: gregdanvers@icloud.com

Ballina RSL Bowling Club in association with Aero Bowls are proud to present the 3rd Annual Canal Road Junior Tournament. What better way to spend part part of the September School Holidays then competing in the Beautiful Northern Rivers. Ballina RSL Bowling Club is located in central Ballina, close to ample accommodation, shops and entertainment. Ballina is right on the river surrounded by pristine beaches and only a short drive to Byron Bay, rainforest walks and river cruising.


Prize Pool

Kelvin Kerkow’s BowlsWorld (Burleigh Heads) have guaranteed three sets of AeroBOWLS and three ComfitPro Bowls Bags for prizes. Each player may only win one prize per event. Note: negotiations are ongoing to secure more prizes. The 2016 Prize Pool was $3500 with the Management Team working on having the 2017 Prize Pool at a similar or greater level

EVANS Head junior Oscar Forrester was named the Rising Star at the third AeroBowls Junior Tournament at Ballina RSL Bowling Club last week.

The 12-year-old, who has only been playing for around 18months, capped his four day Tournament with a 19-3 win over South Lismore’s Kye Faulks in the Under-13 Singles on Tuesday.
The U/13 Singles was introduced this year to cater for the younger bowlers with sisters Ella (9years) and Charli (7) Cameron travelling from Gunnedah to compete. Charli was named the Tournament Rookie after the Pairs final on Thursday.
Forrester teamed up with Inverell East’s Will Latter to contest the Under-18 Pairs where they finished third holding off brothers Jordan and Logan Dunn from Kaiapoi Club, on New Zealand’s South Island, in Thursday’s third place play-off.
Brisbane duo Sean Gillis from the Jindalee club and Zac McLeish (Durak Inala) beat Zack Dorring from Wee Waa and Caleb Cameron (Gunnedah) 19-9 in the U/18 Pairs Final.
Gillis, who has been a regular at the Tournament, picked up the Umpire’s Award and finished runner-up to former Alstonville bowler Indi Conlan in the Under-18 Singles final.
Indi Conlan, who is on the cusp of Papua New Guinea selection for the Commonwealth Games, now plays for the Enoggera club in Brisbane. Indi won the Queensland U/18 Singles and represented his adopted state at the National Championships, at Sydney’s Taren Point, over the October Long Weekend.

Right: Oscar Forrester, Evans Head, competing at the AeroBowls Junior Tournament at Ballina RSL Bowling Club. Pictures by Greg Danvers