The nine-day NSW Women's State Championships has been hailed as a win for the sport, the host, South Tamworth Bowling Club, and Tamworth.
The event concluded this week, with South Tamworth Bowling Club chief executive officer Owen Walker saying it attracted more than 300 players plus a large number of their supporters.
"It was a strong competition for the women," Walker said, adding that the event was good exposure for the club.
"Obviously there's a tendering process and a hosting fee that you pay for these events. But, you know, it gets your name out there," he said.
Walker said attendees at the event were "very supportive of the club" because of the drought, with $1000 raised for drought relief.
Obviously there's a tendering process and a hosting fee that you pay for these events. But, you know, it gets your name out there.Owen Walker, South Tamworth Bowling Club CEO
Walker said the best performance from this region was by South Tamworth Bowling Club duo Patricia Girban and Marlene Brosie, who reached the semi-finals in the senior pairs.
He said the event attracted a number state and national representatives, headed by current Australian representative Aaron Wilson, who competed in the mixed pairs for Cabramatta Bowling Club.
Wilson's win was one of the event's highlights, Walker said. "He's the gun of bowls at the moment, pretty much," Walker said.