John Lang of Evans Head Bowling Club at The Ballina Bowling Club Summerland Singles, Ballina. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star
John Lang of Evans Head Bowling Club at The Ballina Bowling Club Summerland Singles, Ballina. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

CLASSIC

A FULL field of 126 bowlers will turn out for the annual $10,000 Evans Head Seaside Classic Triples this weekend.

The host club will be represented by stalwarts Peter Carey and Bill Cooper while John Lang will play in a composite team with players from elsewhere.

Some of the best bowlers from Northern Rivers clubs will compete against teams from Sydney and South-East Queensland in the two-day carnival.

"They're coming from just about everywhere, you name a club and they'll probably be here,” event organiser Steve Cselka said.

"Just about anyone can win it and I wouldn't be tipping any team as the favourites.

"It can be a hotly contested event and one or two shots in any game can be the difference at the end.”

The event has been running for more than 10 years, with Mid Richmond Plumbers a new major sponsor this year.

A Brisbane team won it last year and will be back to vie for the $4800 first prize.

Five games will be played over two days with the winners decided on wins and overall margin.

There will be no drawn games with an extra end to be played to determine a winner.

"Each bowler will get one bowl each and the winner will be decided in a shoot-out on the extra end,” Cselka said.

"I've been to tournaments where a draw has wiped a few teams out and this will be the first time we'll go the extra end.

"All the accommodation is booked out and this weekend we'll bring a few extra dollars into the town.

"We'll have a band on at night and a full Chinese smorgasbord lunch.

"We're already planning next year's event and I'll have the brochure ready for the players to take home with them at the end of the competition.”

Games start at 9.30am both days with spectators welcome.



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