Hillside Bowling Club hosts the Zimbabwe National Singles Tournament this morning as players seek tickets to represent the country in the World Champion of Singles tournament set for Cyprus in October this year.
The tournament will run until Sunday. President of the Matabeleland Bowling Association Kevin McGeoch yesterday told NewsDay Sport:
We are having our National Singles Tournament from tomorrow (today) until Sunday.
The tournament is open to everyone who is interested in taking part in the World Championships for both women and mens sections, he said.
Don Rigby, Alan Sawiak, Dennis Streak and Berth Booth have been placed in Section A where the winner of each section will proceed to the quarter-finals.
Roy Osborne, Paul Caddick, Paul Fairbairn from Bulawayo and Tony Havercroft from Harare are in section two.
Daniel Rubengo, Jono Evans, Mark Fieldus from Bulawayo and Clive Robertson from Harare are in section three. Section four has Dylan Sandwith, Norman Gardiner, Terry Bowes and Gerry Oosthuizen.
Section four, five and six comprises players from Bulawayo only. McGeoch, Bryan Ray, Wayne Williams and Wally Schuler are in section five. Section six consists of Roy Garden, Billy Hunt, Gary Sandwith and Everett Barow.
Harare bowler Manuel Silva, Mark Ehlers, Dave Bryan, Dave Wood and Rob Adlam representing the hosts are in section seven while Harry Kew, Rodney McLaren, Tim OCallahan from Bulawayo, Alan Dykes and Tom Craven from the capital complete the list in the mens section eight.
In the womens category, Olly Baker, Mel James, Amina Hasim from Bulawayo and Marie Pezarro from Harare are in section A.
Section B has Heather Sinclair, Boni van Heerden, Jane Rigby and Caroline Crawford from Bulawayo with Jackie Levey from Harare also coming in.
Lorna Delport will represent Midlands Province alongside Harares Jay Patterson, Caro McDonnell, Sylva Kendal Ball and Poppie Scheepers from Bulawayo are in section three.
Jenny Schoultz, Alison Smith and Betty Mabeza from Bulawayo, Ursula Gripper from Harare and Olivia Hastings from Midlands are in section four.
The section winner and runners-up will proceed to the quarter-finals in the womens sections.