Coen Welsh | Aug 9, 2017 | 0
Emerging teen star impresses at bowls finals
Since getting involved in bowls at a corporate event in 2013, the young Olivier has not looked back and has steadily been making a name for himself. Olivier has since joined the Namib Park Bowling Club in Walvis Bay. Olivier recently devoured Sandy Joubert in the men’s plate division after fighting his way through the competition and edged the veteran Joubert 21:12. Olivier went on to win the Junior (Novice ) category at the Walvis Bay Bowling Club last weekend were a total of seven players had entered. Said veteran bowls world champion Douw Calitz about Olivier, “His first quality that captured my attention was his exceptional delivery and, in my opinion, a good constant delivery is one of the most important skills in bowls for success.”
The game between the two generations was followed closely by the spectators, as many wanted to see as to how good Olivier had become in his short bowling carreer It quickly became evident that the youngster was able to handle the pressure, defeating Joubert 21:12. Olivier went on to win the Junior (Novice ) category at the Walvis Bay Bowling Club last weekend. A total of seven players had entered.
“We’ve played the Namibian National Championships two weeks ago and I was excited to see him in the final of the Plates singles. There he again caught my attention with his fantastic delivery and the exceptional way how he handled the pressure. The whole match he was calm and expressed no tension, which is also important in bowls not to show your opponent when you feel under pressure. It is now our duty as senior bowlers to assist Carol and ensure this talented young athlete is well looked after and given the necessary exposure, because my feeling tells me he is a potential future legend,” Calitz added.