BOWLS: Practice makes perfect. Just ask the Algester team that won the Warwick East Rose Fiesta Bowls Carnival yesterday.
The two-day carnival attracted 10 teams, five from the Downs association, three from the Warwick East club and teams from Algester and Sunnybank clubs in Brisbane.
The Algester team won its four games to win at its first Rose Fiesta.
When asked about how often they played, team member Nevia Braiuka said up to five times a week.
"We are always playing somewhere in Brisbane. We love our bowls,” she said.
"This is our furthest trip this year but we often travel to events at the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane.”
She said the greens at Warwick East were a bit different to the greens in Brisbane. "The weather was a bit windy and cold on Monday,” Braiuka said.
The winning team from Algester won from the runner-up, a Warwick East combination of ladies president Margaret Wright, Venus Smith, Ron Philps and Frank Ternanov.
A West Toowoomba team led by Inglewood bowler Lorraine Callaghan was third.
The mystery prize was won by Necia Creighton, of Clifton, who replaced an unavailable bowler at short notice to ensure one team had four players.
In recent years men have been welcome to play in what had been a ladies-only carnival a decade ago.
"It is getting harder to get teams from our own district to play in a two-day carnival,” Wright said.
"The company was great but we are still to decide if we will hold the carnival again next year,” she added.