Bowls Fiji prepares for world games

Litia Tikoisuva bowls during the World Bowls Championship trials at Suva Bowling Club last weekend. Picture: RAMA

A ROLLING start for Team Fiji Bowls as trials commenced towards the 2020 World Bowls Championship at the Suva Bowl Club over the weekend.

Fiji Bowls selector and coach Maurice Symes began his first round of two trials in Suva with the last trial scheduled in Nadi next weekend, to secure the cream of Fiji’s top bowlers to fly the flag in Queensland at the World Bowls.

“Most of the players represented Fiji at the Asia Pacific Games last year,” Symes said.

“And we have the same number of trialists attending in Suva that will take part in Nadi, just to see how they react to the different surfaces they will be playing on.”

A total of 16 trialists are attending the three-phase trials as Symes looks to find possible combinations.

“We will play different combinations to try and work out who are the best people for the best positions to try and we will do the same thing again next weekend.”

Symes expects to be able to put together a formidable team and has no doubt they will perform to expectations despite being one of the minor teams of the sport.

“Fijian bowlers are able to hold their own in nearly every world meet they attend and always come back with medals.”

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