Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Ballina's Boom Kid Heads to Scotland

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Ballina's Boom Kid Heads to Scotland

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Jim Brigginshaw

FORMER Ballina/Evans Head boom kid Aaron Teys, now a Warilla apprentice greenkeeper, is moving into international status. He is to represent the Australian Professional Bowlers' Association in Scotland on November 9.

He won selection by taking out the PBA event in Perth, Western Australia.

Coincidentally, he will be playing overseas at Perth, Scotland.

In another event, Teys, 19, just missed out on a second representative trip in which he would have played in England. He was beaten in the first round of the PBA knockout event by the bowler he beat for the Scotland trip.

This is the kid keen judges have earmarked for a special career.

Artificial arms

NOT everybody is in favour of the use of the artificial bowling arm.

A letter from a bowler claims their use should be restricted to social bowls.

"Standing upright and swinging one arm is about as much sport as darts," he says.

Whenever he attempted to recruit a bowler aged about 55, he's told, "Not yet - maybe when I'm older".

"The use of these arms will reinforce this image, particularly as they can appear in televised games," he says.

He goes on to say the use of this device will in about 10 years, change the image of bowls to "that of an older, disabled persons' game similar to croquet."

Apart from having croquet players swinging their mallets in defence of their game, the writer would be better off lauding the invention of a device that allows minor handicapped bowlers from taking part in a game they could not otherwise play.

Ned Kelly boards

BOSS of the development platoon in Sydney, Michael Beaumont, in his personal website newsletter titled Jack reports: "I took three calls on the one day this week."

More than pointing out how busy he was, I think he wanted to tell us the content of the calls. …

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