Guernsey bowlers still bound for New Zealand

GUERNSEY'S three representatives at the World Bowls championships in earthquake-hit Christchurch should continue with their travel plans to New Zealand.

Guernsey bowlers still bound for New Zealand

That was the advice of Bowls Guernsey driving force Garry Collins, who is soon to take on a director's role with the World Bowls tour that organise the two-week championships due to take place from 29 November.

Matt Solway, who is due to play in the men's pairs, has already left for the Antipodes and is spending a few days in Dubai before continuing on to Christchurch, while Jackie Nicolle has also headed south to enjoy a break in Singapore before the event.

Meanwhile, Todd Priaulx, who plays both the pairs and men's singles, heads out to the earthquake area in a week for practice ahead of the event.

He has no qualms about going and is reassured by the statement from World Bowls that everything will be fine.

'I've had no second thoughts,' said the Guernsey champion this morning.

'I feel for the people down there, but I have seen the statement and I'm confident everything will go ahead as normal.

'Obviously, you hope that when we are there that nothing happens.'

  • More in Tuesday’s Guernsey Press.

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