KICKING UP THE DUST: Competitors take to the field at the Chinchilla Polocrosse Carnival.
KICKING UP THE DUST: Competitors take to the field at the Chinchilla Polocrosse Carnival. Brooke Duncan

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Polocrosse: Hundreds of riders and spectators have converged on Chinchilla for the Polocrosse Club's biggest carnival of the year.

It was the second-largest attendance for a Queensland polocrosse carnival for the year according to the club president, Murray Sturgess.

"We had 67 teams... plus five teams of what we call mini juniors which is just the little fellas learning the trade, so effectively there was 72 teams,” he said.

In what he hails as a "tremendous success” Sturgess said the carnival featured most of the state's top players.

"Most of the top Queensland players were here giving their horses a final sort of run, because we have the Queensland championships in another three weeks and from there... teams head to Western Australia to Perth for the nationals titles,” he said.

"So most all of the state representatives were here playing in their own club sides in preparation for the state championships and then the national titles.”

Tansey took out the A Grade final against Warwick, while Cunningham won the mixed final, and Chinchilla took out the B Grade.

It was a tale of strong numbers for the Chinchilla Club too, fielding six senior teams, a junior team, and a mini juniors team.

"I would say that's the most teams we've ever fielded at a carnival, and we had more than a team sitting on the sideline who just didn't play for one reason or another and helping out, so you know the club is really strong in numbers, it's tremendous,” Sturgess said.


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