I hope you’ve been
enjoying your time on the green. It’s been a hectic winter for myself, not
least of all because I have made the move from
While moving states
is never easy, I’ve been fortunate enough to have a close network around me,
thanks largely to my new club,
It’s a terrific club and I’ve already found my feet, having been thrust into the deep end after lining up in the pennant team which recently won the number one state pennant flag. An added bonus was that our rink finished undefeated, so it felt great to be able to contribute to the win.
I’ve also played in a number of other tournaments recently, including the St Johns Classic Fours alongside Mel Macaulay, Anne Johns and Sharyn Renshaw. Jimmy and Shaz are both in the Australian team, and Mel is a dual world under-25 world champion, so it was a pretty handy line-up and we were lucky enough to win.
I also came close in my first club event, which was the triples, but got beaten in the final, so hopefully I can go one better next year. Achieving some early success on the green, however, helps vindicate my move north and I’m looking forward to a busy end to the year.
Off the green, my
university commitments are starting to swell, while on the rink, the 2009
Janome NSW Open at Taren Point is just around the corner. The NSW Open is the
final grand prix in
Unfortunately there’s no singles this year, but hopefully Kelsey Cottrell and I can go one better in the pairs. We reached the final of the Australian Open last year, but got beaten by Linda Gardiner and Gail Waitai.
All the results will
be on the Bowls Australia website, so keep an eye on how we go. Other than
that, I’m just spending my time getting to know my new city and entering as
many tournaments and doing as many drills to put myself in contention for the
2010 Commonwealth Games. With just 400 days to go, it won’t be long until it
swings around and it would be a dream come true to represent
That’s it for now.