READY TO ROLL: Evans Head bowler John Lang will be in one of the top teams at the $10,000 Seaside Classic this weekend.
READY TO ROLL: Evans Head bowler John Lang will be in one of the top teams at the $10,000 Seaside Classic this weekend. The Northern Star

Triple treat at Seaside Classic

CLUB stalwart John Lang will be in one of the top teams at the annual $10,000 Evans Head Seaside Classic Triples this weekend.

He will team up with Ballina duo Michael Anderson and Kris Lehfeldt with the winning team sharing $4800.

Anderson is a former New South Wales state representative while Lehfeldt was ranked number 8 in Australia two years.

About 40 teams have entered this year with a couple of spots in the field still up for grabs.

"I'd expect it to fill up in the next couple of days,” event organiser Steve Cselka said. "We send the invite out to clubs from Brisbane to Sydney and get just about everyone in-between.

"There is always a lot of our top local bowlers and plenty of others that come mainly from the Gold Coast.”

South Tweed bowler Scott De Jong is bringing a team and will look for his second big win in as many weeks.

De Jong shared prizemoney with former world number one Kelvin Kerkow and Commonwealth Games medallist Brett Wilkie when they won the $15,000 Ocean Shores Fours.

Former Australian singles champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rob Parrella will compete in the Evans Head event.

A new team will crowned champions with Queensland bowlers Clinton Bailey, Kurt Brown and Peter Leo not back to defend their title.

There will still be a fair contingent from Queensland with Brendan Egan, Kevin Higson and Dale Shillington bringing teams.

The competition includes five games of 21-ends with first prize decided on overall wins and margins.

"You need to win all five games to be in the hunt for the major prize,” Cselka said.

"They love coming to Evans Head and we provide a good atmosphere and competition.

"Some of the other clubs in our district really struggle with tournaments but hopefully we never well.”

Tier Four Bowling Australia rankings are up for grabs and there will be no drawn games with an extra end to be played to determine a winner.

The event has been running for more than 10 years with Mid Richmond Plumbers coming on as a major sponsor last year.

Games start at 9.30am both days with spectators welcome.



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