Scone takes out the inaugural Singleton Bowls Club twilight title | PHOTOS

SMAILLES PACE: Local sporting legend Gary Smailles (Singleton RSL) pictured in the opening passage of Friday evening's tournament held in Singleton.
SMAILLES PACE: Local sporting legend Gary Smailles (Singleton RSL) pictured in the opening passage of Friday evening's tournament held in Singleton.

The Singleton Bowls Club played host to three rival clubs on Friday afternoon in a Zone 6 twilight extravaganza.

Club president Darren Tracey paid tribute to the visiting Singleton RSL, Abermain and Scone outfits for the club's inaugural mixed club social night.

"We wanted to use a night such as this to promote our club, strengthen our relationships with our neighbouring teams and, most of all, enjoy a night of bowls," Tracey told the Singleton Argus.

"Tonight's winner will then host next year's tournament so there will be plenty of competition on the green.

"We're also proud to announce that we have been able to welcome seven new sponsors since we were last published in the Argus in September so we'd like to pay tribute for all the promotion."

Play came to a close at 8:30pm as teams gathered to hear the final rankings for the evening.

Moments later, Scone was declared as the inaugural champion.

The Upper Hunter club will now play the host role for next year's tournament if the series is to continue.

"I think leading into the season this could become a great concept when we really put our hands together," Scone's winning skipper declared.

"I'd like to thank Pete from Abermain because it was actually his initial concept.

"I'd also like to thank our boys for getting together and coming down here at short notice.

"The green also played well, the bar staff and the hospitality tonight.

"But if you want the best bowling green in the zone then look no further than Scone."

Tracey also paid tribute to members within his own club for the inclusion of two female players in the final line-up.

THE HOST CLUB: Members of the Singleton Smurfs.

THE HOST CLUB: Members of the Singleton Smurfs.

"We're changing our ways and we've included two girls into the line up as well," he announced.

"So thanks to those two girls for playing today."