Some of the nation’s best lawn bowlers, plus the cream of local talent, will compete for $21,000 in prizemoney in the Summerland Bowls Series at Ballina’s Cherry Street Bowling Club.

Top-class bowlers Kelvin Kerkown (pictured), Brendon Egan, Alan McMaster, Jesse McKenzie and Brett Wilkie have nominated and will be challenged by local players Tony Scott (Ballina), Tony Cheli (Lismore), Aaron Teys (Ballina), Richard Latta (Ballina), Barry Ward (Ballina), Neil Burgess (Ballina), Michael Anderson (Ballina) and John Lang (Ballina).

The series will get under way on Saturday, December 27, with the $10,000 pairs event, with the final played on Monday.

The winning pair will share $3200.

The singles will be played from Friday, January 3, with the final on Sunday, January 5.

The singles winner will win $4000.

Play starts at 9am each day.

There are 16 Sections with four entries in each section making a total of 64 entries in each event.

The Summerland Bowls Series has been an annual event at the Cherry St Bowling Club in Ballina over the Christmas New Year holiday period for many years.

The event attracts some of the best bowlers in Australia. It provides an opportunity for the Northern Rivers’ top bowlers to pit themselves against some of the nation’s best and for spectators to see class bowlers in action.