UK Tour schedule

by Aidan Davis

Australia’s playing schedule for their impending UK Tour, which commences in the early hours of Wednesday morning AEST, has been confirmed.

The BCiB Australian Jackaroos will contest a series of test events against Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England at Leamington Spa – the venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – in addition to venues in Cardiff and Berriew, Wales.

It’s the second consecutive year the Jackaroos have ventured to the UK as they continue to ramp up preparations for their next Commonwealth Games tilt.

Bowls Australia acknowledges the contribution and support received from Commonwealth Games Australia in funding the High Performance program and its athletes to ensure no stone is left unturned in the Jackaroos quest for glory in 2022.

“We are extremely thankful to Commonwealth Games Australia for their ongoing commitment to the sport and its athletes as we continue our journey towards Birmingham 2022,” National Coach Steve Glasson said.

UK TOUR DETAILS:

AUSTRALIA v IRELAND – TEST 1
Tuesday, July 9 – Leamington Spa
6.00pm (3.00am Wednesday, July 10 AEST)

10 x Singles Open Squad v Ireland
1 x Vision Impaired Pairs v England
2 x AWD Pairs v England

AUSTRALIA v IRELAND – TEST 2 
Wednesday, July 10 – Leamington Spa
10.00am (7.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Ireland
Men’s Pairs v Ireland
Women’s Triples v Ireland
Men’s Triples v Ireland
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

1.15pm (10.15pm AEST) 
Women’s Singles v Ireland
Men’s Singles v Ireland
Women’s Fours v Ireland
Men’s Fours v Ireland
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

4.00pm (1.00am Thursday, July 11 AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Ireland
Men’s Pairs v Ireland
Women’s Triples v Ireland
Men’s Triples v Ireland
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

AUSTRALIA v IRELAND – TEST 3 
Thursday, July 11 – Leamington Spa
10.00am (7.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Ireland
Men’s Pairs v Ireland
Women’s Triples v Ireland
Men’s Triples v Ireland
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

1.15pm (10.15pm AEST)
Women’s Singles v Ireland
Men’s Singles v Ireland
Women’s Fours v Ireland
Men’s Fours v Ireland
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

AUSTRALIA v SCOTLAND
Friday, July 12 – Leamington Spa – TEST 1
10.00am (7.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Scotland
Men’s Pairs v Scotland
Women’s Triples v Scotland
Men’s Triples v Scotland
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Scotland
AWD Triples v Scotland

1.15pm (10.15pm AEST)
Women’s Singles v Scotland
Men’s Singles v Scotland
Women’s Fours v Scotland
Men’s Fours v Scotland

2.00pm (11.00pm AEST)
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Scotland
AWD Triples v Scotland

4.00pm (1.00am Saturday, July 13 AEST) 
Women’s Pairs v Scotland
Men’s Pairs v Scotland
Women’s Triples v Scotland
Men’s Triples v Scotland

7.00pm (4.00am Saturday, July 13 AEST) – TEST 2
10 x Singles Open Squad v Scotland

AUSTRALIA v SCOTLAND
Saturday, July 13 – Leamington Spa –
10.00am (7.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Scotland
Men’s Pairs v Scotland
Women’s Triples v Scotland
Men’s Triples v Scotland
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Scotland
AWD Triples v Scotland

1.15pm (10.15pm AEST)
Women’s Singles v Scotland
Men’s Singles v Scotland
Women’s Fours v Scotland
Men’s Fours v Scotland

2.00pm (11.00pm AEST)
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Scotland
AWD Triples v Scotland

4.00pm (1.00am Sunday, July 14 AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Scotland
Men’s Pairs v Scotland
Women’s Triples v Scotland
Men’s Triples v Scotland

Sunday, July 14 – Leamington Spa – TEST 3
10.00am (7.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Scotland
Men’s Pairs v Scotland
Women’s Triples v Scotland
Men’s Triples v Scotland
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Scotland
AWD Triples v Scotland

AUSTRALIA v WALES
Monday, July 15 – Sophia Gardens – TEST 1
8.30am (5.30pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Wales
Men’s Pairs v Wales
Women’s Triples v Wales
Men’s Triples v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

11.00am (8.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Wales
Men’s Pairs v Wales
Women’s Triples v Wales
Men’s Triples v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

2.00pm (11.00pm AEST)
Women’s Singles v Wales
Men’s Singles v Wales
Women’s Fours v Wales
Men’s Fours v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

4.00pm (1.00am Tuesday, July 16 AEST)
Women’s Singles v Wales
Men’s Singles v Wales
Women’s Fours v Wales
Men’s Fours v Wales

AUSTRALIA v WALES
Tuesday, July 16 – Sophia Gardens
8.30am (5.30pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Wales
Men’s Pairs v Wales
Women’s Triples v Wales
Men’s Triples v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples Wales

11.00am (8.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Wales
Men’s Pairs v Wales
Women’s Triplesv Wales
Men’s Triples v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

2.00pm (11.00pm AEST)
Women’s Singles v Wales
Men’s Singles v Wales
Women’s Fours v Wales
Men’s Fours v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

4.00pm (1.00am Wednesday, July 17 AEST)
Women’s Singles v Wales
Men’s Singles v Wales
Women’s Fours v Wales
Men’s Fours v Wales

AUSTRALIA v WALES
Thursday, July 18 – Berriew
8.30am (5.30pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Wales
Men’s Pairs v Wales
Women’s Triples v Wales
Men’s Triples v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

11.00am (8.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Wales
Men’s Pairs v Wales
Women’s Triples v Wales
Men’s Triples v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

2.00pm (11.00pm AEST)
Women’s Singles v Wales
Men’s Singles v Wales
Women’s Fours v Wales
Men’s Fours v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

4.00pm (1.00am Friday, July 19 AEST)
Women’s Singles v Wales
Men’s Singles v Wales
Women’s Fours v Wales
Men’s Fours v Wales

AUSTRALIA v WALES
Friday, July 19 – Berriew
8.30am (5.30pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v Wales
Men’s Pairs v Wales
Women’s Triples v Wales
Men’s Triples v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

11.00am (8.00pm AEST)
Women’s Singles v Wales
Men’s Singles v Wales
Women’s Fours v Wales
Men’s Fours v Wales
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v Wales
AWD Triples v Wales

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND
Saturday, July 20 – Leamington Spa – TEST 1
10.00am (7.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v England
Men’s Pairs v England
Women’s Triples v England
Men’s Triples v England
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

1.15pm (10.15pm AEST)
Women’s Singles v England
Men’s Singles v England
Women’s Fours v England
Men’s Fours v England
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

4.00pm (1.00am Sunday, July 21 AEST)
Women’s Pairs v England
Men’s Pairs v England
Women’s Triples v England
Men’s Triples v England
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND
Sunday, July 21 – Leamington Spa
10.00am (7.00pm AEST)
Women’s Pairs v England
Men’s Pairs v England
Women’s Triples v England
Men’s Triples v England
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

2.00pm (11.00pm AEST)
Women’s Singles v England
Men’s Singles v England
Women’s Fours v England
Men’s Fours v England
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

4.00pm (1.00am Monday, July 22 AEST)
Women’s Pairs v England
Men’s Pairs v England
Women’s Triples v England
Men’s Triples v England
Vision Impaired Mixed Pairs v England
AWD Triples v England

*Schedule subject to change.

Squad:

Jackaroos Squad
Women:
Kelsey Cottrell (28, St Johns Park, NSW)
Karen Murphy (44, Cabramatta, NSW)
Natasha Scott (28, Raymond Terrace, NSW)
Chloe Stewart (23, Tweed Heads, QLD)
Samantha Shannahan (30, Deer Park, VIC)

Men:
Ray Pearse (34, Cabramatta, NSW)
Aaron Teys (25, Warilla, NSW)
Aaron Wilson (27, Cabramatta, NSW)
Corey Wedlock (22, Warilla, NSW)
Benjamin Twist (28, St Johns Park, NSW)

Para-sport squad
Athletes with a disability triples:
Tony Bonnell (51, Broadbeach, QLD)
Joshua Barry (38, Deer Park, VIC)
Chris Flavel (35, Payneham, SA)

Vision-impaired pairs:
Jake Fehlberg (25, Burleigh Heads, QLD, Director – Grant Fehlberg)
Lynne Seymour (69, Thuringowa, QLD, Director – Robert Seymour)