Well done to Stephen Zino who made it through to the semifinals of the first Professional Bowls Association event of the season on Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Playing at the indoor Heretaunga complex in Hastings Stephen eventually went down to former Victoria member Kevin Rice in the Scottish International Open Singles qualifier. After the weekend’s play, Stephen is ranked 8th in the NZ PBA Race to Oz 2012 rankings. The top four at the end of the season are automatic invites to the annual international challenge against the Australian PBA at Tweed Heads on the Gold Coast.
Four Victoria players are back in action this weekend at Heretaunga with Janice McKenna, Stephen, Richard Corry and Hayley May all starting at 10am on Saturday in the Welsh International Open Singles qualifier.