John Aldersley qualifies for Australian Open

Tony Tinworth, Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Gordon's John Aldersley was the only Zone 9 player to qualify for the Australian Open which will be held at Shepparton Park and Mooroopna Bowls Clubs from 14th to 20th February.

Entry to this event is by way of winning through qualifying events and Bowls Australia has released the names of the 26 NSW qualifyers for the Singles event. There are a number high profile NSW players amongst those names - including one youngster who was playing as a junior only 2 years ago (he may well still be a junior). It is not known how many Zone 9 bowlers entered the qualifiers but Michael Harvey (Manly) and Phil Westcott (North Sydney) were amongst their numbers.

There is a field of 128 players in the Singles and the quota fer state was determined on the number of entries from each state in last year's Open.

Good luck John.  For more information on the Australian Open, click here.