Bowling your way to Hawaii will soon become a reality for one Riverina team.
An all expenses paid trip to Hawaii is up for grabs for two lucky Riverina lawn bowlers following the introduction of a new barefoot bowls tournament across the state.
You don’t even have to be a regular bowler to say hello to a Hawaiian getaway when the Rules Club hosts a round of the Aloha Barefoot Bowls competition.
Bowls NSW has selected three Riverina venues to represent the Western region with the winning team heading to Hawaii for the unofficial world championships.
The Rules Club bowling co-ordinator David Ferguson thought it was a fantastic incentive to get more people onto the greens, especially with the relaxed format.
“It’s a thing aimed at trying to get people in and playing bowls that have never played before,” Ferguson said.
“They can play with a registered bowler or two people that have never played before can just come and have a game and have the chance to win a trip to Hawaii.”
The Rules Club will hold their qualifying round on November 4 and 5 before Wagga’s winning team comes up against teams from Leeton Soliders Club and Griffith Ex-Servicemen’s Club.
Whoever takes out the next stage books their place for a tropical holiday.
To be eligible each team needs to have at least one non-registered bowler, who hasn’t been registered for the last 10 years.
“It’s a good promotion and to pay $25 and have a chance to go to Hawaii is pretty good,” Ferguson said.
The Rules Club is also looking to revamp its business competition and have created After 5 Bowls.
The four-week competition starts on October 16 with entries $105/team.
A barbecue will be provided with live music playing on the outdoor terrace.
Ferguson anticipates play will last for no more than two hours each week with flexible options for teams available.
“It’s a quick 15 ends, you only need three people per team and it doesn’t have to be the same three people each week,” he said.
Ferguson said the tournament was open to anyone interested in getting involved.
“We really want it to be popular as we are trying to change the whole theme of the Rules Club are trying to get younger people into the club,” he said.
“It’s the first time we’ve tried having live music out in the terrace and at this time of year it will be brilliant.”
There will also be a best tie competition for the last round with plenty of new prizes available.
For more information about either event contact David Ferguson on 0450 322 212.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.