Hong Kong's George Souza Jnr will return to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs almost 11 years after he set the rinks on fire with his extraordinary play. Returning to the SAR after spending the last 10 years in Lisbon, the 63-year-old has been invited to take part in the Silver Jubilee Hong Kong International Bowls Classic, which starts tomorrow, joining some of the biggest names in the game. While Souza enjoyed great success at the Kowloon Bowling Green Club as a two-time pairs champion in 1984 and 1994 and singles titlist in 1984, the former Hong Kong champion knows he will be hard pressed this time around. For 10 years have rolled since Souza was a serious competitor. Times have changed and Souza has hardly played his one-time favourite game, which made him one of the world's top bowlers during the 80s and early 90s. He has long packed up his bowls having won almost everything before him in a glittering career. But he's decided to return to the Classic to play for 'old time's sake'. 'I'm a bit rusty at the moment,' admitted Souza, a four-time gold medallist at the World Bowls Championships. 'This is the first time I am playing in the Classic since we won the pair's competition in 1994 [with David Tso]. 'Occasionally, I would come back to Hong Kong to watch the Classic but I haven't been a competitor for a long time. We were invited back to this tournament to play,' said Souza. 'Honestly, I have only played a few matches or roll-up play during the past couple of years. I am not competitive, so to speak. I didn't even play in Portugal while I was there. After 10 years of non-competitive bowls, it will be a struggle,' he added. But the significance of Souza's 'home coming' is that he has returned to the Kowloon Bowling Green Club (KBGC), where it was just like old times as he renewed acquaintances yesterday with some of the biggest names of the game during a news conference. 'It's great to see these guys again. It's going to be a fantastic two weeks of bowls,' said Souza. The singles competition will begin tomorrow at the Craigengower Cricket Club before switching to KBGC for next week's pairs competition.