Star juniors set to converge on Club Dubbo for action-packed tournaments

TALENT: Dubbo's Hayden Barrow in action in last year's Zone 4 Junior Championships. Photo: JENNIFER HOAR
TALENT: Dubbo's Hayden Barrow in action in last year's Zone 4 Junior Championships. Photo: JENNIFER HOAR

Club Dubbo is preparing for a massive five days of junior bowls action during the school holiday period.

Four separate events highlight a busy time for the club, with 36 junior male and female bowlers, plus parents and officials from across the district and state, converging on the club for what promises to be some exciting and top-class bowls.

Zone and state selectors will also be on hand to cast their eyes over the potential of these young players, as spots for zone, country and state representation are all up for grabs.

The action starts on Tuesday with the staging of the Zone 4 Junior Singles and on Wednesday the Pairs Championships gets under way. On Thursday, things finish up with the fours championships.

The winners of each zone championship – Singles, Pairs and Fours – will then compete in the State Championships at Warilla in the winter holidays in early July. Also, following the championships, the Zone 4 Seven-a-Side team will be selected for the State Championships to be held in August, again at Club Dubbo.

Also, later this month the club will be hosting the annual Noel Soane Junior Pairs tournament.

Junior bowlers will be coming from all over the state to compete for the $4000 in prize money, one of the biggest junior purses in the state. The tournament is divided into two age categories – 14 years and under division, and a 15 to 18-year division.  There are twenty-six teams already entered, with players set to travel from Raymond Terrace, Armidale, Tamworth, Glen Innes, Blayney, Rylstone, Nyngan, Kurri Kurri, Wagga Wagga, Coonabarabran, Glenbrook, Gulgong, Cabramatta, Wee Waa, Gunnedah and Trangie, while Dubbo will also be represented.

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