Greens back in action for big carnival at South Lismore
A NUMBER of leading local bowlers will take part in the South Lismore Bowling Club Easter men's pairs and open triples carnival tomorrow and Saturday.
Luke Jones, Glen Pitts and Peter Taylor are among the top bowlers, with the $2000 pairs tomorrow and another $2100 up for grabs in the open triples on Saturday.
Numbers are down this year with the event formerly run as the Country Classic Pairs, which featured plenty of leading bowlers from the big clubs in south-east Queensland.
"It's a bit less prizemoney this year and more just the local guys playing," carnival organiser Garry Coughlin said.
"We've tried to get the ladies involved and hopefully we get plenty playing in the triples.
"With the recent flood it has been a bit hard to get all the information out to the local clubs.
"We've had a few more ring in today and we're already back playing on the greens."
Flood waters stopped at the doors of the South Lismore club with most of the damage being electrical and ruined food.
The greens were covered by water but all damage has been repaired.
"We were lucky there wasn't too much damage," Coughlin said.
"Entries are still open both days and they can just ring the club for more information."
Cost is $25 each day with lunch included.
Phone entries to 6621 3510.