Namibia to host African States Bowls Tournament
Manicured green lawns and pleasant weather are what make a bowls tournament great. And this is exactly what the bowlers will get at the upcoming African States Bowls Tournament in the first half of September.
Namibia has been awarded the right to host the 2013 African States Bowls Tournament, one of the most prestigious international lawn bowls competitions on the continent. The tournament takes place in Windhoek from 8 to 14 September, according to Namibia Bowling Federation president, Ewald Vermeulen.
Seven African nations, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Malawi will roll it out in four categories, singles, pairs, triples and fours, with one to four players per team respectively. Men and ladies compete in separate divisions.
This year’s African States Tournament will also serve as qualifier event for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, which makes the competition even more important on the international calendar. The importance of the event will ensure world-class performances on the bowls green in Windhoek, as all countries will be represented with very strong and well-prepared teams. As a result Namibia can look forward to top class bowls action on Namibian soil.
The ladies competition will be staged at the Windhoek Country Club and the men’s category will be competing at Eros Bowls Club, next to Eros airport in Windhoek.