Promising players get chance in Kittyhawk tournament

Otago's promising young bowlers will be put to the test again this weekend.

The Kittyhawk bowls tournament is back on tomorrow at the Dunedin Bowls Stadium.

The tournament, heading for its seventh edition, is designed for bowlers aged under 30 from throughout the region, and has a prize pool of $2000.

The tournament is at capacity this year with 32 players lining up for a roll, including about 10 players who are not attached to a club and looking to give the sport a go, and 13 women.

Kapura Spooner, who was an unattached newcomer last year, won division one with South Island representative and experienced bowler Jonty Horwell.

Spooner, who had only been playing for six weeks when he entered the Kittyhawk tournament last year and has since joined Wakari, is back again to vie for the title.

Among the other players are young brother Lachie and Jordie McEwan, of St Clair, Mitch Scott, of Kaikorai, Kerry Heffer, of Te Rangi, and Logan Charles, of Green Island.