Bowlers go barefoot in name of fun



THEIR shoes are off and a group of Rockhampton Rotarians are inviting everyone to a fun afternoon of bowls.

The name of the game is barefoot bowls ? that means no shoes or you can wear socks, and it's all happening at Athelstane House, the former Athelstane Bowls Club, in Ward Street this Sunday from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Strict playing rules and the required white dress go out the window for this contest which involves teams of four players.

"We want this to be something the community can enjoy and a venue we want the community to use,'' Rotarian Graham Williams said.

These Rotarians do not claim to be the world's best bowlers ? far from it.

A couple of them have played before, but most have already forgotten the rules.

One thing is certain, Rotary is determined to keep the lawn bowls spirit of this bowls club, which was first opened in 1913, alive and well.

Honour boards and trophies remain and the surroundings are as tranquil as ever.

Even some other clubs are chipping in with some advice to help the Rotarians keep the bowling greens up to scratch.

Every Friday afternoon the club members wander out for a couple of enjoyable ends followed by a couple of enjoyable refreshments.

It all sets the scene for a relaxing afternoon of bowls open to everyone.

All it costs is $10 for three hours of bowls, prizes and fun. For more details call 4927?6768 or 0427?112?004.



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