Championships a blast from the past

Len Smoje, Joel Nathan and Peter Woodley, from Yokine Bowling Club, Graeme Wishart, from Vic Park Bowling Club, Pieter Harris, from Cambridge Bowling Club, and Lindsay Thorn, from Doubleview Bowling Club. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d435914
Len Smoje, Joel Nathan and Peter Woodley, from Yokine Bowling Club, Graeme Wishart, from Vic Park Bowling Club, Pieter Harris, from Cambridge Bowling Club, and Lindsay Thorn, from Doubleview Bowling Club. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d435914

After 21 years, the club will again host the prestigious event, which will bring the best bowlers from each state and territory to WA.

Up to 250 competitors will travel to the club for the four-day event from April 9 to 12.

Club manager Neil Cole said anyone who had not seen bowls in action should head down to the club and take a look at the competition.

�It�s one of the most competitive events in Australia,� Mr Cole said.

�We (WA) won the competition in 1994.

�We are going to make the greens as fast as we can, so we can win again.�

Mr Cole said bowling had come a long way since 1994, when women�s skirt lengths were measured before they could compete.

�It�s less formal now; we all have a good time,� he said.

For more information on the event, visit www.bowlsaustralia.com.au/Events/National-events/Australian-Sides-Championships.