I played around with zkLobby and got it to work...
I couldn't see or add any battles at first. I then created a new user name and restarted the lobby.
Then I could see active battles but could not click them and creating a battle didn't work.
Lastly, I switched back to my original user name and restarted the lobby. Now all systems go.
Hope this helps someone with the same issue. Perhaps my lobby just needed to update bits at a time. Though I started the lobby many times with no success. It wasn't until I swapped user names twice that it started working.