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Ten Nations Tournament in Wales starts on Friday

A TEN nations tournament will be taking place in Wales from Friday.

Wales have invited nine countries to take part in the nine-day event which is being held as part of the preparation for the Atlantic Championships which Wales will host in 2019.
Countries taking part are Malaysia, Australia, USA, Spain, Ireland, Jersey, Canada, South Africa and Namibia (men only).

The test match is being held July 6-14 at Penylan, Cardiff, Penarth Windsor, Barry Athletic and Dinas Powis clubs. There is a rest day on July 10.

Wales have picked two teams and combined experienced and emerging players.

Team managers Hazel Wilson and Dave Harding said: โ€œAll of us in Welsh Bowls are delighted to be able to host this test event and welcome all the other countries as preparation for the prestigious Atlantic Championships in 2019. The test match is a great opportunity for our players to play against some of the top players in the world.

“We have selected an exciting blend of both experienced internationals and some of our best emerging talent. We look forward to following their progress through these matches and hope that the spectators enjoy some terrific bowls along the way.โ€