Tournament to showcase talent

GYMPIE Ten Pin Bowling owner Peter Walsh urges the public to watch some of the sport’s best this weekend.

The ten pin centre is hosting the Gympie Grand Slam Tournament – the second round of the nine-round Queensland 2010 Wide Bay Tour.

The circuit kicked off with style in Bundaberg last weekend.

Running all day today and into the night before continuing tomorrow, singles competition will be fierce.

Walsh was excited to have top calibre players participating.

Making the trip to Gympie is Australia’s number one ranked male player George Frilingos.

“It’s very exciting to have such high quality players coming to contest our event,” Walsh said.

Frilingos will be joined by fellow Australian team player, Jason Walsh, from New South Wales.

The high profile players competing ensures Gympie novice bowlers will have a chance to see the sport at the elite level – minus the gutter balls that plague many amateur players.

“We definitely would like to see some people come out and watch,” Walsh said.

“It’s a unique chance to see what is possible in the game with a lot of hard work and talent.”

Former Gympie woman Alicia Meads, now based in Brisbane, will also be taking part after recently gained sponsorship to help take her game to the professional ranks.

Action gets underway today at Gympie Ten Pin in Potter Street from 7am while the finals commence from 11am Sunday.

Gympie Times