ECHUCA company Trophyman has ensured the World Bowls Challenge will always have a local feel after designing the trophy for the inaugural event.
In the lead-up to the event, the team at Trophyman was approached by Moama Bowling Club to create a prize which was different to those presented at past tournaments.
And Phil Masters’ team was more than happy to oblige.
“Our aim was to create a world class trophy which represented the twin towns,” he said.
“That's why we aimed to use locally resourced natural timber, which has a beautiful grain and texture which allows for some great designs.
“Combined with modern elements like stainless steel we thought we designed a trophy which represented a modern event.”
While Trophyman wanted to add a strong local flavour, their focus also came back to the athletes on show.
“The trophy needed to represent just how talented those players are,” Masters said.
“The class and skill they possess is second to none. Their display of bowling was terrific across the two days of competition.
“It was a massive honour for our team to be involved in the process and we're grateful to MBC for the opportunity.”
The trophy stands at 750mm high and was awarded to Australia at the end of the first event.