Kylie Whitehead is set for the biggest week of her life.
The star Wodonga bowler will represent Australia at the World Singles Champion of Champions at Adelaide Bowling Club from October 28 to November 3.
Whitehead qualified for her first international event by winning the Australian Singles Champion of Champions in Tasmania last October.
She's been drawn in section one and will face national champions from Botswana, Canada, England, Hong Kong-China, Isle of Man, Namibia, Norfolk Island, Singapore, Spain and Zimbabwe.
"It's definitely the biggest event. I've never played in an international competition before," Whitehead said.
"It's been a long time coming, I guess. I've had to wait a whole year, but I'm glad it's finally here and I'm looking forward to finally being able to play in it.
"I've been playing a few tournaments over in Bendigo and a local one at Yarrawonga.
"Now that pennant has started, I've been getting the quality competition in and getting practice in regularly.
"I've never played any international competitors, so it's all really new to me and I don't really know any of the other women in the field.
"It will be good to meet some new people and test myself against the world's best."
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Whitehead has never experienced the greens at Adelaide Bowling Club, but is hoping being the only Australian in the field will play into her hands.
"I've heard the greens over there are pretty similar to what we have here in terms of the pace and the conditions," she said.
"I guess any good bowler is going to be able to pick up on a good green and play well on it, so it probably evens it out a little bit.
"Hopefully I'll be able to pick it up pretty quickly and find the pace of it and find my rhythm pretty easily."
Whitehead will play nine sectional matches from Monday to Friday for a chance to reach the finals.
"I've been making sure I've been doing the right things in preparation like keeping my fitness up and preparing myself mentally," she said.
"I'll be taking it one game at a time because I have to play 10 games altogether.
"I'll be focusing when I need to and resting between the games and trying to relax as much as I can."
Matches consist of two sets of nine ends, with a tie break if required.
"I haven't really played sets, it's usually 21 or 25 ends," Whitehead added.
"I'll have to have a different mindset. If you lose the first set I guess it's good that you can still be in the game if you win the second set.
"I'll be trying to win the first set so I've got the advantage going into the second set and will be trying to avoid going into a tiebreaker as much possible, because they're never fun."