Clubs rolling up for bowls carnival
PLAYERS from across the region will converge on Stanthorpe Bowls Club for a carnival this weekend.
Stanthorpe Bowls club president Justin Liddy said he was looking forward to the event, which will take place on Sunday, October 16.
"It's our open triples carnival,” Mr Liddy said.
"So there's teams from all over the district.”
Mr Liddy said clubs from across the Southern Downs had nominated teams to compete and this weekend would mark the club's second tournament for the year.
"There is a fours carnival earlier on in the year and then we have this triples carnival.”
Mr Liddy said the annual carnival was always a great day for all the bowlers involved.
"There are three people on a team and it goes all day,” he said.
"We get teams from all the different clubs - there's prizemoney at the end of it.”
There will be prizes for first, second, third and the winner of the last game.
Mr Liddy said the club's volunteers had been busy preparing the green and would also provide catering on the day.
"It's all done by the volunteers - the green is all prepared by volunteers, the catering is all done by volunteers from the club.
"We're expecting a big turnout and it's always a pretty good day.”
This weekend's event is sponsored by Stanthorpe Community Bank and the clubs attending will include The Summit, Warwick, Texas and Southern Cross.
While possible showers were forecast, Mr Liddy hoped for good weather on the day.
"If it's only a light shower we'll stop and have another cup of tea, but if it's really heavy rain, people don't want to play in the rain,” he said.
The day is also a fundraising effort, with proceeds going towards prizes on the day and back into club facilities.
Mr Liddy said he was grateful for the bank's support.
The carnival will run at Stanthorpe Bowls Club on Amosfield Rd from 9am-4pm this Sunday, October 16.