TWILIGHT CHALLENGE: Twilights Bowls is proving popular out at The Summit.
TWILIGHT CHALLENGE: Twilights Bowls is proving popular out at The Summit. Glenda Riley

Beat heat at twilight

BOWLS: A new bowls concept is proving popular, as The Summit aims to attract newer and younger members to the greens.

A fortnight ago the club began Twilight Bowls and volunteer Mick Mills said it had been a hit so far.

"We sort of got it going to help get some interest from younger bowlers and other people in the district who'd like to bowl,” Mr Mills said.

"We're trying to create new members for our club and get more people into bowls.”

The concept is simple - games start from 5.30pm and run through to dark.

It's not done in a competition format, so there's no pressure for beginners who've never given the game a go.

"If you start a competition with beginner bowlers they soon get bored with the idea so we'll keep it as a fun thing.

"We thought it'd be good for people to join in on sport and join an activity after work on a Friday,” Mr Mills said.

When play wraps up at about 7pm, players are encouraged to hang around for a sausage sizzle and socialise. It only costs $10 per person to play.

"It's been really good,” he said. "Started off better than we probably thought it would.

"We've had a few young people out here playing and, as it goes along, hopefully we'll get more.”

Mr Mills previously helped organise Twilight Bowls at the Stanthorpe Bowls Club and saw an opportunity to get it going at The Summit.

"A lot of clubs these days are doing things like this - creates more business.”

People can sign up as individuals or they can organise a team.

"Been good numbers so far and we've just kicked off,” Mr Mills said.

"This Friday we hope there'll be even more there.”

He said if they could create enough interest and get some sponsorship they could look to run a competition.

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