Dapto Bowling Club have a top class field chasing $5500 in prize money for the 30th year of their annual Flyaway Triples.
Just a spot or two remain open for the popular annual event, which will include a team from Tumut and Boorowa, plus many of the best Illawarra players.
The two-day tournament on September 13-14 will feature five games of 13 ends, with the winners to split $1500.
The top 14 placegetters earn prize money, along with the five individual game winners, with a mystery prize also drawn.
Leading Illawarra players Brian Harriott (Towradgi), Ray Parkes (Towradgi), Jason Cheadle (Wiseman Park) and Dapto's Brian Suckley will skip a team, while Geoff Wyse will also skip the visiting Tumut side.
The tournament has come a long way since its inaugural year when the total prize pool was $400.
The Flyaway Triples is one of the big club events in Illawarra over the next few months.
Warilla to host champs
Warilla host arch-rival Taren Point and Merrylands in a home double-header in the NSW Champions League on Saturday.
Warilla are fourth with four wins and two tie-break losses in the 12-team event, with six teams qualifying for the semi-finals. Taren Point are the reigning Champions League winners, and they have won the Grade 1 State Pennants the past two years.
Merrylands are unbeaten in this year’s Champions League, while Taren Point are last but have played only three games.
‘‘Meeting the champions the past two years will be a good test,’’ Warilla skip Jeremy Henry said.
‘‘The schedule means some teams have played eight games, others three or four, so there’s a bit of sorting out, but Taren Point and Merrylands are two of the top teams.’’
The Taren Point match is from 2pm, with the Merrylands match from around 6pm.