16 teams in Rose Bowl Champs
THE wet, dreary weather did little to deter Rose City lady bowlers yesterday, with a stellar 16 teams turning out to compete in the Rose Bowl Championships.
Pat Cook, 83, of Warwick East Bowls Club pondered the prospect of cancelling the day as clouds loomed.
“We didn’t think we’d get on the green at all (yesterday) morning,” she said.
Ms Cook has been playing bowls for 34 years and said it was more difficult playing in the wet conditions.
“It’s hard, very hard... the wet and the wind and the cold.”
Warwick Ladies Bowls Club president Judith Cutmore said although they welcomed the much-needed rain, they were pleased the sun came out.
Many braved the weather for some friendly competition and to vie for a stake in the total prize pool of $1000.
“When there’s prize money people will do almost anything,” Mrs Cutmore said.
The avid bowlers hoped the weather would hold up for today’s games at the Warwick Bowls Club green.
“If it’s like (yesterday) afternoon we’ll thoroughly enjoy it,” Mt Gravatt Bowls Club member Jacqui Campbell said.
Secretary and games director Dawn McLennan said the men’s game was the first to be cancelled on Saturday.
While we are only four days into June, Warwick has already notched up 50 per cent of the long-term average of 33.6mm for the month.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Tony Auden said Warwick could expect morning drizzle and afternoon showers over the next couple of days but it should clear and become fine next week.
Meanwhile, Stanthorpe has seen rain every day for almost a week, with a total of 40.2mm recorded from Saturday to 5pm yesterday, Weatherzone figures show.
June so far
Wettest this month: 16mm (yesterday)
Total this month: 16.2mm
Long-term average: 33.6mm
Minimum temperature: 6.8 degrees (June 1)
Long-term average: 4.8 degrees
Lowest on record: -7 degrees (June 30, 2004)
Maximum temperature: 18 degrees (yesterday)
Long-term average: 18.5 degrees
Highest on record: 26.3 degrees (June 16, 2002)
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