Alan in Western Australia

  I am currently in Perth, Western Australia.  Western Australia is one of the States taking part in the "Carnival".  This is what the Australians call their State Championships for Over 40s (2 pools), Over 45s (2 pools), Over 50s, Over 55s, Over 60s, Over 65s and Over 70s.  There are therefore about 70 teams participating.  The games are being played in Bunbury on the south coast.  I'm playing for the Over 60 Western Australia Country side.  We finished third last year, having drawn with the eventual winners, Queensland.  I'm not sure what facilities exist on the south coast, but so far so good.