WARRNAMBOOL is a happy hunting ground for Deer Park bowler Rhys Jeffs.
The former Winchelsea talent was crowned Victorian singles champion at City Memorial "a couple of years ago" and is hoping to clinch victory in Warrnambool Bowls Club's $12,000 triples tournament this week.
Jeffs, who has teamed with two mates from Kangaroo Flat, said trips to the south-west had been fruitful in prior years and was hoping to carry on the tradition of success.
"It's always a good tournament down here and they always put on a good feed with good hospitality," he said.
"You always want to come down to these events and support them.
"Hopefully it's a good trip again (after the win a couple of years ago). We'll see how we go, it should be all good."
You can't really do much about (wind). If you start fighting it, you start playing worse so it's better to just go with the flow.- Rhys Jeffs
Jeffs said tough conditions on Wednesday - a booming easterly wind swept over the Timor Street greens for most of the day - meant it was difficult to execute plans.
"It just makes it hard on the consistency side of things," he said.
"I think it's hard for everyone and they're all feeling it, talking to a few.
"I think you've just got to put your head down and your arse up and go from there.
"You can't really do much about it. If you start fighting it, you start playing worse so it's better to just go with the flow.
"It's better just to go with it and give it a good crack."
Conditions are likely to become more trying heading into Thursday. Meteorologists are forecasting thunderstorms through Wednesday night and right through Thursday - the final day of action - as 32 teams contest the $12,000 prize.
Jeffs said his side struggled through the opening ends on Wednesday but found its groove as the day progressed.
"The start was definitely a bit rough. We got done in the first but we just got a game up so fingers crossed we can keep it going and keep chipping away," he said.
Jeffs' Deer Park side is currently fourth in the Metro Pennant's Premier grade with four wins and two losses.
Play will begin at Warrnambool from 9am on Thursday.
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