Inter-community rivalry is on a roll
Things are heating up on Halcyon’s bowling greens with the start of an inter-community tournament involving bowlers from Hope Island to Bli Bli.
The epicentre of this bowls rivalry is Glades, where a group of keen bowlers has organised to play each community in the Halcyon family over the next few months.
Kicking off in early March, the home-and-away series will see Glades play host to Halcyon Parks, Halcyon Greens (whose team includes some Vision bowlers) and Halcyon Waters respectively over three consecutive Sundays.
The Glades team will then travel to Lakeside, Landing and Parks for competition on Sundays during April and May before playing host to Lakeside and Landing in August.
The inter-community home-and-away series was the idea of Glades bowlers Kevin Bullard, Gary Coomber, Glen Mills, Vic Ritchie and Terry Tysoe, who have formed an organising committee for the new comp.
Kevin said their long-term goal was to take the competition to the next level and organise a championship play-off event that would involve every Halcyon community.
“The whole idea is purely and simply to have all Halcyon communities playing bowls against each other on the one day, he said.”
“Such a play-off would need to be held at a club venue because we would need at least two or three bowling greens to host all the games that would need to be played.
“And ideally we would like it to be held twice a year.”
In the meantime, ace bowlers from Glades and the three Sunshine Coast communities will roll up and compete for bowls supremacy in the very first Halcyon Bowls Challenge at Glades on Sunday, September 16.
The Challenge will involve merit-based mixed teams of 12.
Halcyon Landing community manager Donna Osborne said the inaugural clash in September was going to be fiercely contested with bragging rights and a shiny new trophy on the line.
“We have a lot of great bowlers who will love the opportunity to play for their communities against the others, so it will be very competitive,” Donna said.
“They all want their name on that trophy.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun.”