Lawn bowls gets down to business in Corporate Challenge
THE 2016 Kingaroy Bowls Club Corporate Challenge opened to a good reception and hinted at a strong future.
Ten teams of four battled it out in the opening round of the six-week social orientated competition on Tuesday.
The good turnout of 40 bowlers from a number of different work places around the South Burnett, from schools to correctional services, surprised organisers.
"I was always hoping for this number," Kingaroy Bowls Club chairman Geoff Clutterbuck said.
"But it is better than what we thought."
Clutterbuck said there was another Corporate Challenge of the same format planned for September.
"We're just hoping the people we've got will stick with it," he said.
"At the end of the six weeks there will be prize money."
Clutterbuck said many of the bowlers had never played the sport but found relaxed atmosphere the perfect introductory point.
"It's working alright," he said.
"The actual organisation of the game isn't difficult - we're built for it."
Clutterbuck said club president John Lacey put in a lot of the leg work months before the start of the competition to get it off the ground.
"John did a lot of work running around businesses," he said.
Lacey was impressed with the turnout on Tuesday night and saw it as a positive new competition.
He said it also had the possibility to launch future bowls competitions in Kingaroy.
"We could get a weekend competition with this sort of number," Lacey said.
Lacey said he would look for further opportunities based on the next round of the Corporate Challenge.
"The next one in September, we might improve on it and get the 14 teams we wanted," he said.
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