Short Ends with Barrie Lester

by Bowls Australia

Presented by BCiB Insurance Brokers, Barrie Lester answers the tough questions.

How old were you and why did you first take up bowls:
14 – my dad played and asked me to fill-in for night pennant

First tournament victory:
Club Handicap Singles

Toughest Singles opponent:
Mark Casey

Who has had the most influence on your career:
John Snell OAM

Favourite bowler while growing up:
Brett Duprez

Funniest Jackaroo teammate:
Corey Wedlock

Three things left on your bucket list:
– Fly First Class (long-haul)
– Monaco F1 Grand Prix
– See Melbourne Demons win an AFL Premiership

First album you bought:
Smash! The Offspring

Favourite holiday destination:
Fiji

Favourite movie:
Jurassic Park

Favourite TV series:
Ballers

Favourite band or musician:
Drake

Jackaroo with the best taste in music:
Aaron Wilson

Favourite carb:
Lasagne

Favourite meal after a day on the green:
Crispy salmon and green vegetables

What meal is your speciality to cook:
Tandoori chicken and salad

Chocolate in the fridge. Yes or no:
Yes!

Milo. Hot or cold:
Both!

Pineapple on pizza. Yes or no:
No way!

Parma or Parmi:
Parma

Coriander. Yes or no:
Horrific

Cats or Dogs.
Dogs

Who inspires you:
My family

Proudest non-bowls accomplishment:
Raising money/awareness for charities

Most embarrassing childhood memory:
When learning to surf I put the leg rope on my wrist

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose:
Million Dollar Listings L.A.

Who would you like to swap places with for a day:
The Rock

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, Snapchat or other:
Instagram