Warwick East bowler Gloria Brady in action in the Rose Fiesta which finishes today at Warwick East.
Warwick East bowler Gloria Brady in action in the Rose Fiesta which finishes today at Warwick East. Gerard Walsh

Players get in the spirit for Rose Fiesta

GLORIA Brady reckons the Warwick East team needs a miracle to win the annual Rose Fiesta two-day carnival.

But, as much as Gloria is hoping for help from on high, the main thing for the 40 players from as far as Brisbane was that they all had a great time on the green.

"We are enjoying our bowls and the company of other bowlers," Brady said.

Pittsworth is the only club to have two teams of four in the competition, even if they needed to borrow a player from Clifton to cover for a late withdrawal.

Trish Ehlers has been travelling from Pittsworth for the past eight years and has won a few rounds.

"I have never been in a carnival-winning team but am happy with our first two rounds," Ehlers said.

She said the Pittsworth green was being worked on by a new greenkeeper.

"The Warwick East green is a bit faster than ours; if you are any good as a player, it shouldn't take long to adapt."

There were no trial bowls at Warwick East before the Rose Fiesta but Ehlers said players were given the chance for a few trial bowls before some competitions, especially where there is plenty of money on offer.

Warwick East member Ailsa Wickham said the carnival was going well.

"I am really enjoying it."

Two rounds of 21 ends were played yesterday and there will be two rounds of 18 ends today prior to the afternoon presentations.

There will be prizes for the top three teams overall and then four other teams will win individual rounds.

Warwick Credit Union and Warwick RSL Memorial Club are the major sponsors with support from six other sponsors.

See the results, photo of winners and more action photos in tomorrow's edition.



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