See how local clubs fared in Warwick Rose Bowl polocrosse
POLOCROSSE: Father-and-son combination Justin and Dan Hafey have won the IOR Petroleum Rose Bowl final at the first Warwick carnival with both in the Tansey 1 team.
Tansey beat Warwick 24-8 to win the Rose Bowl final on a weekend where the Warwick club hosted 64 teams at its carnival.
Warwick club president Les Fraser said the women's competition, which was played for the first time at a Warwick club carnival in recent years, was a great success.
"We will play another women's competition at next year's Rose Bowl,” Fraser said.
"It was a great weekend of polocrosse.”
At age 16, Dan Hafey is still a junior but is already playing in a No.1 position for the Tansey 1 team in the same section as his father.
"You want to play in the top team,” his father Justin said.
All season, Dan has been in the same position for Tansey and put three victories at the top of an outstanding year of success.
"We played well in the wins at Chinchilla, Warwick and at the Cunningham carnival early in the year when we beat the Queensland men's team,” Dan said.
While still a junior this year, Dan will play intermediates next year when he hopes to make the Queensland team for the nationals at Ballarat.
Justin and Lyndal Hafey have one son and three daughters and all six family members were part of Queensland teams at the nationals in Darwin.
Warwick 1 captain Cameron Shepherd admitted Tansey was just too classy in the Rose Bowl final.
"We will hope to play better in a fortnight,” Shepherd said.
In a fortnight, the Queensland club championships will be played at Wandoan and there is a strong chance Tansey and Warwick could meet again in the final.
Tom O'Neill from Tansey won the best horse and rider award with Jaylyn Downs Perth and the Gross Wholesale Meats award for champion horse of the carnival with Perth.
The women's competition was won by Tansey which defeated Warwick 1 21-15 in the final.
Test player Laure Sillitoe won best horse and rider while playing for Tansey.
Warwick 2 won A grade open with Anthony Wells from Warwick best horse and rider.
Cunningham 2 won B grade and Brenton Schnitzerling was judged best player.