Junee's bowls club is yet to achieve gender parity, with roughly 100 men to 30 women, but both genders have witnessed their strengths in succession.
The men's division will compete at the state championships in Port Macquarie later this month.
Meanwhile, club member Stacey Hague has returned from last week's wins at the NSW Champion of Champions in Asquith. Hague made it to the fourth round before she went down 25 to 14 to title holder Karen Murphy.
"It's a massive achievement and honour to have been able to get there," she said.
Having begun the sport socially on the invitation of her mother, Hague has since developed an appreciation for the game's combined strategy.
"It's a mental challenge, there's a lot more to it than throwing a round object to get close to the jack.
"You have to get the right line, weight. You're playing against the competitors and the elements. It was mostly raining [last week], which makes the green very different and the ball harder to hold onto."
Despite the growing success of its female members, the bowls club is still hampered by a "historic" gender divide. While men's competitions generally take place on the weekends, women's are reserved for mid-week.
"About 80 per cent of [the club] are working or at school during the week, so it is unfair. I think we'll have to wait for a generational shift," Hague said.
"Men and women have been involved with the game for forever, but historically women stayed at home and men worked. That's changed now."