Canterbury's Katelyn Inch will join Ali Forsyth and Shannon McIlroy in the Blackjacks at this month's A$100 000 Bowls Premiere League.

To be played at Queensland Club Pine Rivers, Inch replaces Jo Edwards who due to personal reasons, has had to withdraw.

The Blackjacks are the reigning champions so will be looking to topple the seven Australian sides to become the first team to win the title twice.

Inch said she was extremely excited about the opportunity but also incredibly nervous.


"Being asked to replace Jo is something you think will never happen - she is such an
icon of the game," she says. "So when added to this being a team event and Ali and Shannon being top world class players, I don't want to let them down either.

I'll somehow just have to forget about this and all the other outside influences that come with this format of the game and concentrate on bringing my 'A' game. If I do that I know I'll be fine - Can't wait" she added.