Races, rugby, motocross and archery on a Western Downs weekend

Chinchilla Motocross Club Day this Sunday at the Brigalow Recreation Grounds.
Chinchilla Motocross Club Day this Sunday at the Brigalow Recreation Grounds. Emma Heron

Dogs and Cods at home

THE Bulldogs will go head-to-head with season rivals Roma Cities at the Dog House this Saturday.

Over in the Fish Tank, the Condamine Cods take on the St George Frillnecks and the River Rats meet the Toowoomba Bears.

Kick-off at Bulldog Park will be at 12.30pm, with all grades fielding teams.

The River Rats play from 1.30pm in Condamine, with the Cods taking the field at 3pm.

Bars and barbecues will operate at both events.


Warra Races

HEAD to the Warra Races this Saturday for an action-packed six-race program.

Gates open at 11.30am, with family-friendly events and children's novelty races.

The day will also feature market stalls and Fashions on the Field.

There will be a licensed bar operating and an old-school Warra camp oven dinner and live music after the final race.


Brisbane rugby goes bush in Roma

CHINCHILLA rugby fans won't need to head to Brisbane for their premier grade fix, with Roma's Bassett Park set to host Norths and Brothers on Saturday.

The teams will make a special fly-in visit to put on an action-packed game billed as "Brisbane rugby goes bush".

The game will provide fans with not only a big day of rugby action but also a full day of entertainment, with loads of local music, fantastic food and plenty of free fun for kids.

The Roma Echidnas will take on USQ at noon, with the main event from 3.30pm.


Chinchilla Archers Open Day

CHINCHILLA Archers will host its open day at 9am on Sunday at The Overflow.

Archers will start on the target range then take to the field course.

Junior membership (up to 16) will be $55 a person, adult membership $85 a person or $195 a family annually.

There will be a shoot fee of $5/junior, $7/adult or $20/family (up to six members). Membership applications must be completed and fees paid prior to shooting.

Please bring all of your own equipment.

A sausage sizzle and soft drinks will be available for purchase.


Motocross in Jandowae and Brigalow

HIT the Brigalow Recreation Ground track this Sunday for the second Chinchilla Motocross Club Day.

Sign-on and scrutineering will begin from 7.30am.

Jandowae will also host a trail bike ride in aid of the local P&C and Kindy across Saturday and Sunday.

Open, novice and peewee tracks will operate across the weekend from the bike camp at Cockatoo Ridge Rd.

Camping is available from Friday afternoon, with a weekend briefing at 8.30am on Saturday. The track opens at 9am on both days.

Riders must pay an entry fee of $60 for open, $30 for novice and $15 for peewee, which covers the entire weekend and insurance.

A canteen will operate and a bar will be open from 2pm on Saturday.

Topics:  archery chinchilla chinchilla bulldogs condamine cods motocross races trail ride warra western downs whatson

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