Young Biggenden rider Dustin Fawckner warmed up on the mechanical bull before riding in the team penning at Dallarnil.
Young Biggenden rider Dustin Fawckner warmed up on the mechanical bull before riding in the team penning at Dallarnil.

Rain scares away nominees

A DOWNPOUR on Friday night might have helped the Dallarnil Sports Club's arena, but it did not help the turnout for its team penning and rodeo on Saturday.

Club president Max Pearce said it was disappointing to lose about 20 nominations in all penning and rodeo events.

He said storms on Friday night caused road closures in the North Burnett and Jandowae areas, causing some competitors to be flooded in.

But Mr Pearce said the quality of the rodeo riding was still high and pleased the enthusiastic crowd.

“The team penning was not affected, with mainly local teams contesting,” he said.

“There were still 90 teams in the open event, 40 beginner teams and eight juvenile teams.”

The club still attracted a good crowd to the sportsgrounds to watch a packed program of team penning followed by a night rodeo.

Mr Pearce said the fastest team took just over 50 seconds to pen three head of cattle, with plenty of spectators watching the action.

“The 5mm of rain which fell here on Friday night benefited the arena, and the weather on the day was kind to us.”



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