2019 Trans Tasman Test Series: Disciplines confirmed for Development team

by Domenic Favata

The Jackaroos collective make-up for the 2019 Trans Tasman Test Series is beginning to take shape, with the disciplines confirmed for the previously announced Development team.

As has been tradition, both Australia and New Zealand will be afforded the opportunity to field open and development teams for the annual event, as well as the introduction of an Over-60’s event for the first time.

BCiB Australian Jackaroos Ellen Ryan and Ben Twist will lead the Development team in Singles duties, with both backing up in the Pairs alongside 2019 Women’s Australian Champion of Champions winner Dawn Hayman and Club Helensvale local Jayden Christie respectively.

The teenage duo rewarded for their performances in the recent Australian Under-18 Championships, Queensland’s Kira Bourke and Jake Rynne, have been entrusted with the lead duties in both the Triples and Fours, while the more experienced Tiffany Brodie, Bolivia Millerick, Jesse Noronha and Carl Healey fill the remaining positions.

The 2019 Trans Tasman Test Series is the second of two back-to-back marquee events staged on the Gold Coast in November, with the 2019 Multi-Nations (November 18-24) to kick-start a 10-day festival of international bowls.

A second Trans Tasman Test Series will be staged in early February next year, again on the Gold Coast and will act as the final opportunity for the Jackaroos to press their claims for a World Bowls Championships berth.

Following the 2020 event, New Zealand will then be afforded the hosting rights of consecutive Trans Tasman Test Series.

Trans Tasman Test Series
November 25-27
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
(Broadbeach, Helensvale & Musgrave Hill)

Open Team

Women:

Singles: Chloe Stewart
Pairs: Chloe Stewart, Kelsey Cottrell
Triples: Carla Krizanic, Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch
Fours: Kelsey Cottrell, Carla Krizanic, Rebecca Van Asch, Natasha Scott

Men:

Singles: Aaron Wilson
Pairs: Aaron Teys, Aaron Wilson
Triples: Barrie Lester, Corey Wedlock, Aron Sherriff
Fours: Barrie Lester, Aaron Teys, Corey Wedlock, Aron Sherriff

Development Team

Women:

Singles: Ellen Ryan
Pairs: Ellen Ryan, Dawn Hayman
Triples: Kira Bourke, Tiffany Brodie, Bolivia Millerick
Fours: Kira Bourke, Tiffany Brodie, Bolivia Millerick, Dawn Hayman

Men:

Singles: Ben Twist
Pairs: Jayden Christie, Ben Twist
Triples: Jake Rynne, Jesse Noronha, Carl Healey
Fours: Jake Rynne, Jayden Christie, Jesse Noronha, Carl Healey

* Over-60’s selections to be made following 2019 Australian Senior Sides Championships
* Trans Tasman Test Series will return to its traditional format, whereby players will only be permitted to change positions in their respective discipline.