ACTION: The Stanthorpe club in action playing indoor bowls.
ACTION: The Stanthorpe club in action playing indoor bowls. Contributed

Bowlers ready to take on rivals Warwick

INDOOR BOWLS: It's a rivalry as old as time, and these Stanthorpe bowlers are taking it indoors.

After a dry streak for as long as president Louise Samuel can remember, team Stanthorpe took the trophy from Warwick and this Friday they're ready to hold onto it.

"We're only a little club but we're a fairly strong club,” Samuel said.

"We've got members who've been playing for 20 years and people who have been playing for a few months.”

Indoor bowls, sometimes referred to as carpet bowls, is similar to outdoor bowls but played on a green carpet with slightly smaller weighted balls.

The Stanthorpe team practise every week and a month up to the biannual game they start to work out their teams.

"It'll be teams of three,” Samuel said.

"I've just been putting people in different positions to see who will be skippers of each team.”

The recent formal internal competition, The Marian Bedows Shield, was won by team members Mary Clarke, Gerri Watson (Skip) and Judy Funk.

All three are part of the team travelling to Warwick.

The club has had a good 12 months and celebrated that at Anna's Restaurant last week. The social side of the club creates a positive atmosphere and helps keeps the motivation of the players high.

The club play at St Paul's Anglican Church on Corundum St at 7pm every Wednesday. Annual membership is $5 and to play is $3 a game.

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