Summerland Series attracts top bowlers
THE Summerland Bowls Series started at the Ballina Bowling and Recreation Club yesterday, and continues until January 7.
The Pairs event runs from December 27-29 while the singles will be played from January 5-7.
Eight of the competitors have represented at State or national level.
Two of the teams favoured to take out the Pairs title are Walter Jacobs (Double Bay) playing with Kelvin Kerkow (South Tweed Heads) and Neil Burgess (Lennox Head) who will lead for Shane Globits (Helensvale).
Jacobs won Singles Champion of Champions and has played Premier League while Kerkow is a long-standing State and Australian representative and is currently ranked number 10 in Australia.
Local Neil Burgess, a former NSW Singles Champion, has won the Summerland Singles six times, the last time being last year when he beat Shane Globits in the final ? he teams with Shane in the pairs this year.
Shane, currently ranked No 2 in Australia, is the winner of two Australian Singles titles.
He won the Summerland Singles in January 2006.