THE Lae Bowling Club will be the centre of attention this weekend when it hosts a double-header for the national singles for both men and women.
Lae has always been the favourite to host the event because it is the only club to have three greens and better playing surface compared to any other clubs around PNG.
Participating centres are Madang, Mt Hagen, Goroka, Bulolo and Port Moresby, which will see around 80 veterans, masters, juniors and regular bowlers flocking to Lae, to take part over the weekend and put everything they have got to be the best male and female singles player in PNG.
Organisers are expecting a bumper crowd but are bitterly disappointed that after writing to several prominent business houses to sponsorship the event, none has come good.
However, the competition will still ahead as the 2010 champions will almost certainly qualify for a spot in the Commonwealth Games team to New Delhi, India in October.
Lawn Bowls has a record to be proud of – PNG’s first gold medal in 1994 Commonwealth Games through female veteran bowler Geua Tau.
Bowling has always been a medal prospect for PNG in every Commonwealth Game since.