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A few good laughs, cheeky banter, a sense of competition and learning a new sport – add in a barbecue and cold beverages and the Twilight Series at the Alexandra Bowling Club is a perfect example of social bowls.

Now in its fourth year, the series featured about 30 teams competing for prizes but mainly for bragging rights, competitors said.

Organiser Allan Motion, who has been a club member for six years, said next week would be the last event of the series, but the club would then move into Thursday night games, which anyone could attend and make up teams on the night.

This year’s series had been curtailed because of Covid-19 conditions but was oversubscribed, some hopeful teams having to be turned away, he said.

The club also has the facilities for indoor bowls and Mr Motion said they would carry on all year if the interest was there.

Young gun . . . Maz Connell (13)is the youngest player in the Twilight series but won a prize Monday evening for being the first player to take the jack.

Family group Brian Orman, Tiri Connell and Maz Connell, playing as U Aint, moved to Alexandra from Wellington only two months ago for a change of lifestyle.

Mr Orman said the trio had played “once or twice” in a social league in Wellington and it was a great way to spend an evening and meet people.

For their game, netball teammates Melissa Joyce, Caitlyn Thomson and Stephanie Dwyer donned tutus and T-shirts with their team name

“We lose everything but that’s OK,” Ms Joyce said.

“We’re here for the laughs, the fun.”