Jack Attack storms Sydney
Four Clubs in Sydney have already commenced a Jack Attack competition while a couple of others are about to kick off.
While the backdrop and participants have varied at each club, the game is the same and the common factors seen during the Jack Attack nights have been new people having a go at our great sport and having a lot of fun doing so.
Club Grandviews are mid-way through a corporate Jack Attack competition where many new bowlers from local businesses love the after-work activity.
With plumbers, conveyances, builders and real estate agents all having a crack at Jack Attack, the Club’s Bowls Coordinator Cameron Curtis has said that Jack Attack is opening up the game to brand new bowlers.
“Jack Attack has taken our Club by storm; the business comp players are hooked and have already signed up for the next winter comp,” Mr Curtis said.
“Business at the Club is booming on a Thursday night with the vast majority of players staying for dinner and drinks after the Jack Attack presentations each week.”
The Hills Bowling Club, in Baulkham Hills, has commenced their season on Wednesday nights at 6pm and it is certainly not too late to register a team to play.
The Hills have seen new and regular bowlers aged 8 to 80 all coming to try their hand at lawn bowls in a relaxed and enjoyable environment, whilst also learning the fundamentals of the game.
Club Mount Lewis, owners of the Sydney Lions APL franchise are very familiar with the format and their Thursday evening competition has also just commenced.
The game is proving very popular at the Lion’s den with a green full of bowlers participating in its first week, many of whom were new bowlers who were teamed up with current bowling members.
Bowls Co-ordinator David Ellis says it’s awesome to see so many members bring their friends who haven’t had a game of bowls before.
“It’s great that their introduction to the sport is through Jack Attack and there was a full green of bowlers all enjoying a game, music pumping and a few drinks; it’s a great advert for the sport,” Mr Ellis said.
At beautiful Avalon Beach Bowling Club, the Jack Attackers are enjoying the game on Friday nights to the sounds of live music.
Dave Humphries, the Bowls Secretary at ABBC, was keen to sign his Club up for the program after recognising its appeal during the telecast of last year’s Australian Premier League (played in the similar fast paced format).
Many workers around Avalon are finding that playing Jack Attack is the perfect way to wind down at the end of the week and with games going for just 60-75minutes there is plenty of time for socializing in the club after the game is done!
One of Sydney’s hidden gems; Artarmon Bowling Club launched their Jack Attack event on March 5 and will continue across all Thursdays in March.
With the support of a sponsor, the club is putting up $1000 in prize money which will be evenly distributed between brand new and regular bowlers alike.
The Club is putting on a BBQ each night and the cost is only $5 each week.
If you’d like to register a team of three (or up to six) players, please call the Club on 9419 5353 and leave your details.
Why not introduce someone new to bowls and take them to your nearest club hosting Jack Attack competitions?
To find a club near you, check out the Jack Attack website www.jackattack.com.au for a full list of clubs Australia wide.