BUNDABERG'S own version of the Invincibles are ready to prove their mettle against the best bowls teams in the state.
For the last two years Tantitha Bowls Club's men's team has made the state pennants final only to fall short to bowling heavyweights Pine Rivers and Helensvale.
And, after winning the Bundaberg Port Curtis Men's District Division 1 Pennant final on Sunday, the team is only one win away from another berth at the state titles.
They will go to Gladstone next fortnight to compete against the winner of the Central Queensland division.
And this time, team member Geoff Wilson wants to go one step further than ever before.
“We will be pretty confident going into Gladstone,” Wilson said.
“This will be the third time that we have been there and we have won it the past two years.
“But we seem to come up short in the state finals against Pine Rivers and Helensvale.
“They are the best areas in the state and we are keen to beat them.”
Tantitha have plenty of reasons to feel confident going into their match in Gladstone on October 18.
Their dynasty in the Bundaberg region has already been established with three straight crowns and an undefeated season in 2009.
With two former and two current Queensland representatives in their squad, Tantitha boasts a wealth of big-game experience.
Wilson, who plays in the Queensland Seniors Side, said there was an extra hunger in the side this year.
“Everyone wants to win the big tournament and we know that we have a good group of guys,” he said.
“To achieve everything we have over the last few years has been great.”
Tantitha also boasts Queensland Under-25 star Kurt Brown and former Queensland representatives Jason Andrewartha and Darren McCracken.
If Tantitha are successful in Gladstone on October 18 they will go to Bribie Island for the Bowls Queensland State Pennant finals on October 28.