One of the warmest days of spring greeted participants to the Omakau Bowls3Five tournament last weekend.

The event, hosted in Omakau, featured 48 players who made up 16 teams from around the district and beyond.

Publicity officer Pam Walker said the final was a “tight game”, which added to the excitement of the two-day event.

“It went down to a tie-break [between Queenstown and Cromwell] after winning a set each. The [Cromwell] Fruit Heads put the kitty in the ditch, making it impossible to beat. This meant The Hawea Sandflys won overall by one set.”

which was live-streamed, made for “a great weekend”.

Organising the event was a big job, and there was no Omakau team in the tournament because “we needed all hands on deck”, Walker said.

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