Teys bowls his way into national semi-final at Tweed Heads

LOCAL prodigy Aaron Teys, now 21, followed up his brilliant Australian Open win by soaring into last week's semi-final of the Australian Indoors championship at Tweed Heads.

In this he was beaten by his Warilla clubmate, Northern Ireland international Jeremy Henry, who took the Indoors title in 2011 and holds two successive World Cup singles championships.

The burly Irishman won the first set 10-4. Teys fought back in the second and the score was 8-8 going into the last end. Teys just missed forcing a tie-break with his last shot.

Henry went on to win the championship, playing exemplary bowls against Tweed Heads bowls co-ordinator Paul Girdler who was playing on a green a few steps from his office.

Henry now will be representing Australia in the World Cup and aiming for a hat-trick of titles in this event. Carla Odgers, who won the women's Australian Indoors title, also will be a World Cup starter.