Aberdeen bowler Andrew Thomson is aiming for international recognition.
Thomson is trialling to be part of the Scotland squad for the 2017 Home International Indoor Series that takes place in March at Belfast Indoor Bowling Club.
The event contested between Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland is one of the most prestigious in the bowling calendar.
At Sunday’s trials in Falkirk, Thomson will fight it out with 32 others for the final 15 places and two reserve spots in the Scottish squad.
The 23-year-old is looking forward to the opportunity to show his ability.
He said: “It should be a good day and if I could qualify for the team it would be the highlight of my bowling career so far.”
Nine players have already been selected for the Scottish team.
Commonwealth Games gold medallists and Indoor World Champions Alex Marshall, Paul Foster and Darren Burnett are among those already picked, which illustrates the level of quality within the Scotland team.
But Thomson, who plays for Aberdeen Indoor Bowling Club, is quietly confident about his own chances of selection.
He added: “The standard will be high so you’ve just got to give it your best shot and if you have a good day you never know what can happen.
“Although it also helps if you can get the luck going your way during the match.
“I feel like I’ve been playing well for Aberdeen in our league so we’ll just have to see what happens.
“There have been players in the last few years from Aberdeen who have had trials but haven’t made it into the team.
“They’ve told me a bit about it so I know what to expect.”
Thomson does have previous international experience. He was selected for the Under-25 Home International Series last year and hopes that experience can help his attempt to make the senior squad.
“It was good playing the Under-25s,” Thomson said. “In the past few years the senior team have been predominantly Central Belt dominated.
“In the Under-25s, a few of us from the North-east have been given a chance, so hopefully that can happen in the senior team as well.”
As well as Thomson, Garioch’s Jason Banks and Turriff’s Connor Milne will also be trialling.