5 Jan 2010

Fours take centre stage at national bowls champs

11:48 am on 5 January 2010

After a flurry of finals action, the national bowls championships continue with the start of the men's and women's fours in Wellington.

The powerful combination of Cabramatta's Ryan Bester, Gary Lawson, Danny Delany and Kelvin Scott will start out as favourites.

But defending champions Peter Belliss, Kevin B Robinson, Steve Posa and Justin Goodwin and the quarter of Richard Girvan, Ali Forsyth, Sean O'Neill and Andrew Todd will be worthy adversaries.

The women's fours favourite is the Karen Coombe-skipped team of Helen King, Clare McCaul and Genevieve Baildon.

The defending champions return in the form of Sue Burnand, Mandy Boyd, Angela Boyd and Leanne Curry.