Pairing up


Queenstown bowlers and darts players are tipping a win-win from clubbing together.

The Queenstown Darts Club has established a new home at Queenstown Bowls Club’s 115-year-old clubrooms in Queenstown Gardens, after spending its first five years at Morrison’s Irish Pub.

Club secretary Jonny Yates (right) says it gives them a better base to grow from and to host visiting teams as well as regular Tuesday club nights.

Bowls club president Neil Buchanan (left) says it also fits with Bowls New Zealand’s new policy of encouraging clubs to become community hubs.

Both men say the move’s already giving players of each sport the chance to try the other one.

“A target audience,” Yates quips.