NUMBERS were high at the annual Wimmera Sports Assembly All Abilities bowls day at Stawell Bowling club on Thursday.
Sports assembly project co-ordinator Scott Davidson said that there was about 70 people taking part.
“It went really well and the weather held out,” he said.
“It was raining earlier in the day down in Ararat but not in Stawell whereas it tends to be the other way around.
“We had 30 more people rock up than we had registered beforehand.
“We were a bit worried with the weather and were expecting the numbers to go the other way.”
Despite the talk of floods and the wet weather participants from all over the Wimmera, players headed to Stawell to take part in the event.
Fun games were organised by Bowls Victoria including a variation of traditional bowls rules called Jack Attack.
The rules of Jack Attack made for a heightened social atmosphere around the greens and the casual games added with music and a footy theme created a fun environment for all involved.
“It was just a fun day of rolling bowls back and forth,” Davidson said.
“We had a footy theme so everyone was dressed up in footy gear.
“We were showing footy highlights and playing footy songs.”
It was the first time Davidson had been to the bowl’s day and he said it was a great success.
“It all went smoothly,” he said.
“It has been going on for years but it was one of the better turnouts from what I know.”