Gold Coast player Chris Sillitoe with ball, Chris Franklin (Gold Coast), Bill Kerr and Ben Cooper (both Cunningham) in polocrosse action at the Bony Mountain Recreation Grounds at the weekend.
Gold Coast player Chris Sillitoe with ball, Chris Franklin (Gold Coast), Bill Kerr and Ben Cooper (both Cunningham) in polocrosse action at the Bony Mountain Recreation Grounds at the weekend. Traci Cooper

Close contest at club carnival

CUNNINGHAM Polocrosse Club secretary Robyn Cooper rated the standard of polocrosse at the club carnival at the weekend as “some of the best club polocrosse she had seen in recent years”.

The carnival was the second for the season held by the Cunningham club at the Bony Mountain Recreation Reserve.

Tansey beat Warwick 19-17 in the A-grade final for the Leonard Family Trophy.

Warwick number one Colten Preston won best horse and rider in the A-grade competition.

All A-grade teams played a four-team round robin after grading games on Saturday morning.

Tansey beat Grafton 16-15 on Sunday morning. A Grafton win would have resulted in the winner being determined by goal count back.

In a surprise, Tansey 2 beat Gold Coast 1 on Saturday morning in the grading game to make the A-grade competition.

Cooper said the carnival was dubbed a “multi-horse carnival” which gave players an opportunity to play on different horses.

“Usually, players are only allowed to play one horse in a carnival unless it is vetted out and replaced,” Cooper said.

“Some players used young horses as well as their good horses in the carnival, which can make games more even.

“There were some surprising results.

“B-grade had to be determined on goal count back and there were only a few goals between teams in most of the finals.”



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