The New Zealand Junior Singles is the pinnacle event for junior bowls, and this year's field will see 29 youngsters take to the mats at 38 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland.
Perhaps what is most exciting is there will be a new name etched onto the trophy by the end of the Sunday - no former champions are in the mix.
It could well be a year for the girls with Poverty Bay's Kayla Trowell - younger sister of Nathan - in fine form. It will be her second time competing on the national junior stage, and she has featured well in the North Island Secondary School events with a bronze in the singles and a gold in the pairs.
Tauranga's Hunter Reid and Ashburton's Shania Lawson are another two names who popped up over the Secondary School weekend. Hunter won gold in the NISS Singles and Shania earned bronze down south.
Many familiar faces return to the field as strong contenders, such as Shawn Perry (Southland), Jorjye Popow (Manawatu), and recent 1-5 Year Pairs Champion, Jacob Warrington (Hutt Valley).
Of course, many of the field will return to the mats on Monday and Tuesday for the New Zealand Secondary School Singles and Pairs. National Fours Champion, Dylan Foster, looks to be a hot favourite, however there are many up and comers who have the potential to take this out.
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