Men’s State Over 60 Side Announced

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2015 National Over 60 Sides Championships 12-15 October North Launceston, TAS Following last weekend’s selection trials, the Men’s State Over 60 Selection Panel are pleased to announce the players that will take part in the upcoming National Over 60 Sides Championships at North Launceston Bowling Club in October.

Gary Caffell (sk), Wayne Coyle, Ron Kuziela, Fred Holt;
Graham Evans (sk), Chris Lander, Lindsay Thorn, Grant Nicol;

Steve O’Neill (sk), Geoff White, Frank Carbone, Glyn Vaughan

The Selectors have made three changes to last year’s side that finished a creditable third, with Gary Caffell (Osborne Park), Ron Kuziela (Sorrento) and Chris Lander (Cambridge) all under 60 years of age twelve months ago.  Caffell certainly brings a wealth of experience; the former State Skipper having only recently retired from the Open side following the 2014 National Sides Championships at South Burnie, Tasmania.
Osborne Park’s Graham Evans and Steve O’Neill have retained their skip positions, as have the leads Grant Nicol (Osborne Park), Fred Holt, who was part of Manning Memorial first Premier League Pennant win, and Thornlie’s Glyn Vaughan – the inaugural 2014 McKenzie-Barns medal winner for the Best Player at a National Over 60 Sides Championships.
With a significant boost to the back-end coupled with the quality and consistency of the front-end pairings, the panel are confident these 12 men can match any opponent and achieve the ultimate gold medal success.

Photo:  Gary Caffell at the 2014 National Sides Championships in South Burnie, Tasmania courtesy of Bowls Australia