A MAJOR upset marked the first day of the Lismore City Bowling Club's annual carnival when two 90-year-olds beat a team skipped by a No 1 pennants player.
Club secretary Bob Thompson said it made for some friendly banter over a beer after the game.
Over the three days, 130 players nominated for the carnival, which was 30 short of what had been expected.
Players came from Alstonville, Ballina, Nimbin, Kyogle, Casino, Coraki, Woodburn and the five Lismore clubs.
Winners and runners-up on the first day came from South Lismore, while the best round went to East Lismore and an Lismore Heights/Alstonville comp-osite team.
Prizemoney this year is $2000, with the first day sponsored by the Lismore Workers Club and the last two days by the bowling club itself. The carnival will be completed today.
The Lismore City Bowling Club is the oldest north of Newcastle and will celebrate its centenary next year.
The City women's bowling club is seeking nominations for its Tyro Triples on October 23.