Matthew Plax has been named sports chairman for Team GB Ten Pin Bowling at the 2011 European Maccabi Games in Vienna.
Plax competed at the 2005 Maccabiah Games and managed the bowling teams at the 2007 European Games in Rome and at the 2009 Maccabiah.
Plax said: “We intend to take a full team of six bowlers, with a squad strong enough to win individual and team gold in Vienna. There are a number of younger bowlers who have not taken part in an international Maccabi event before, but who are certainly good enough to break through into the team.
“Our bowling team swept the board in Rome and was one of Team GB’s biggest successes at the Games. Gary Ellis in particular proved himself as one of the best bowlers in Europe with a five medal haul. The bar has been set very high but I am confident that the team will deliver more medals in Vienna.”
Applications are now being accepted online at www.maccabigb.org and are open to anyone who wishes to take part in this fantastic tournament next July. Trials will commence in September 2010 and are due to take place in London and the Midlands/North so will be accessible to bowlers all over the country.