Pairs announced for Stewart Buttar Burnside Invitational

by admin

Bowls Australia is delighted to announce the selection of four players to compete in the Stewart Buttar Burnside Invitational in New Zealand next month. 

Taking place between Friday, January 12 and Sunday, January 14, Kelsey Cottrel, Karen Murphy, Brett Wilkie and Aaron Wilson have been selected by National Coach Steve Glasson for the prestigious $11,200** (figure from last year not sure if changed?) tournament.

See below for player bios:

Kelsey Cottrel 
Date of birth: 31/05/1990
Current State: NSW
Current club: St Johns Park
Australian debut: 2005
International appearances: 355 
Major achievements: Gold Medal (Pairs) 2012 World Outdoor Bowls Championship, Gold Medal (Fours) 2016 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Christchurch, Silver Medal (Triples) 2014 Commonwealth Games

Karen Murphy 
Date of birth: 18/12/1974
Current State: NSW
Current club: Cabramatta
Australian debut: 1997
International appearances: 595*
Major achievements: Gold Medal (Pairs) 2006 Commonwealth Games, Gold Medal (Fours) 2008 World Outdoor Bowls Championships, Gold Medal (Triples) 2012 World Outdoor Bowls Championships, Silver Medal (Triples) 2014 Commonwealth Games, Gold Medal (Singles) 2012 & 2016 World Outdoor Bowls Championships

Brett Wilkie 
Date of birth: 07/06/1974
Current State: QLD
Current club: Club Helensvale
Australian debut: 2009
International appearances: 235*
Recent major achievements: Gold Medal (Fours) 2012 World Outdoor Bowls Championships, Bronze Medal (Fours) 2014 Commonwealth Games, Gold Medal (Pairs), Silver Medal (Fours) 2016 Outdoor Bowls Championships

Aaron Wilson 
Date of birth: 24/11/1991
Current State: NSW
Current club: Cabramatta
Australian debut: November, 2016
International appearances: 56*
Recent major achievements: Gold Medal (Pairs), Silver Medal (Fours) 2016 World Outdoor Championships, 2016 World Junior Championships 

Quotes from Steve?

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Bowls Australia hopes to enjoy another successful campaign in Christchurch come January following the success of Scott Thulborn at last year’s invitational, who took home the $3600 Stewart Butter memorial crown.

For further information, contact:
Aidan Davis
Communications and Marketing Manager
0432 255 213