DENNIS Lockwood and wife Jennine have been travelling all over the countryside in a caravan for the past three years looking for bowling clubs and playing in various competitions.

"It's a motive operation and if we don't go bowling where we go, then we try to find out about tournaments and try to play in them at a later date," Lockwood said.

The pair have travelled around New South Wales to places such as Lightning Ridge and spent last summer in Tasmania. Lockwood wanted to find a sport that would be a part of his pastime during retirement after working for QAL for 34 years.

"I've been playing lawn bowls for 12 years as a retirement sport in Gladstone and the best part about it is going around Australia," he said.

"We're off to Western Australia in March and will go to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia along the way and hopefully find a lawn bowls club there."

There is a family rivalry and the father of four sons, eight grandsons and one granddaughter said his wife has taken the mantle as number one bowler.

"Shortly after I took up bowls, my wife took it up and now she out-bowls me," Lockwood laughed.

BIAS GYPSIES

Dennis and Jennine Lockwood

Been to: New South Wales including Lightning Ridge, Tasmania

Next stop: Western Australia

Best greens? In Queensland of course



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