orfolk Island is host to the 2010 World Champion of Champions. This championship differs from other singles events in that players must win their National title to gain entry. This makes it a very tough competition, as players are selected exclusively by their current result, rather than selection by a national authority. It is the best versus the best from all over the bowls world.
Players and their families, friends and supporters will becoming from all over the globe to compete in both men’s and women’s singles.
Over 24 countries will be represented with players flying in from as far away as Botswana, the USA, Wales, Spain and as well as closer neighbours such as Malaysia and New Zealand.
Australia will be represented by Aaron Sheriff and Joyce Lindoces, while host Norfolk Island, the smallest country in World Bowls is proudly represented by David Smith and Carmen Anderson.
Showing how tough this Champion of Champions competition is, current title holders Brett Wilkie and Kelsy Cotrell, both from Australia, are not competing after being eliminated in the Nationals.
This event provides competitors and supporters the chance to combine sport with a unique holiday experience. The scenery on Norfolk is spectacular with beautiful beaches, lagoons, green pines and rainforests. The people of the island are amongst the friendliest you are likely to meet, proud of their heritage which stems from the ancestors of the Bounty Mutineers and their Tahitian wives. They are great competitors in sport, being the smallest country in world bowls, sending a team to the 19th Commonwealth Games to be played in Delhi, India from the 3rd– 14th October. This will provide great international practice for the locals before the Champion of Champions gets underway back on Norfolk from the 23rd November – 2nd December.
The Norfolk Island Commonwealth Games Team
The Ladies and Mens Commonwealth Games team for India were announced recently.
Singles: Debbie Wilford
Pairs – Christine (Petal) Hore (lead), Ester Sanchez (Skip).
Triples – Kitha Bailey (lead), Marg O’Brien (second) Annie Pledger (Skip)
Manger – Wendy Nagy
Singles – Phil Jones
Pair – Kerry Roberts (lead), Clancy Tall (Skip)
Triples – Tim Sheridan (lead), Barry Wilson (second) John (Moochie)
Manager – Brent Pauling
Congratulations to these players – we know that you will represent Norfolk with pride and determination to do well.
Always a popular destination with the Lawn Bowls Fraternity Norfolk Island is also hosting the Open Pairs Tournament, immediately following the Champion of Champions event.
General Norfolk Information
Norfolk Island is a self-governing territory under the authority of Australia. All travellers must enter through Australia or New Zealand. All travelers must hold an onward or return airline ticket and proof of accommodation.
All visitors require a passport valid for al least 6 months longer than the period of intended stay. For visa information please check with relevant authorities.
Norfolk Island Bowling Club is centrally located and all facilities are available on the island. Hospital, Medical, Dental and Pharmacy.
Getting there; Air Norfolk www.airnorfolk.com provides regular passenger services to Norfolk Island from Brisbane and Sydney three times a week, from Newcastle every Monday and Melbourne every Friday. For schedules contact 1800 612 960 or www.airnorfolk.com
For package tours and special bowls tours contact Burnt Pine Travel on 0011 6723 22195.
Our recommendation for accommodation is; Selwyn Cottages, Governors Lodge, Hibiscus Island Resort, Hillcrest Hotel, The Polynesian and Trade Winds Cottages
Recommended tours please contact: Norfolk Island Coffee and Silky Oakes Stables. For car hire contact Aloha Rent-a-Car. For all contact details please refer to advertisements.