Last year it was Jarrod Langford holding aloft the Melbourne Tenpin Cup trophy at Oz Tenpin Chirnside Park. Who will it be in 2019?
Bowling fans are in for a treat this weekend when the 47th Melbourne Tenpin Cup gets underway with the first squad on Saturday morning at 8.30am.
After winning last year’s title by 53 pins from three-time winner and fellow left hander George Frilingos, Langford didn’t win another ranked event in 2018 but has started 2019 in great form winning the Kegel QLD Open and finishing second in the Australia Open.
The North Queenslander will face strong competition from Sam Cooley who finished ahead of him at the Australian Open, winning his first national ranked event of the year. Cooley will return to the ranked event circuit this weekend after finishing second at the Malaysian Open last month and will be looking to fine-tune his game before the next PBA tour swing.
Jayden Panella is another who will line up this weekend at Chirnside Park. The Australian representative currently sits third on the open national rankings with a best finish of 4th at the Australian Open.
8 pins for ladies
With an extra 8 pins added to each game for ladies, Bec Whiting will be in contention on Sunday. The Victorian bowler, who has won on the open ranked event circuit in the past and will push the men all the way, and no one would be surprised if she takes the honours following the match play round on Sunday afternoon.
To catch the best bowlers in the country in action get down to Oz Tenpin Chirnside Park, 25 Fletcher Rd, Chirnside Park and for all the results keep an eye on www.tenpinresults.com.au.