Macau's problem-prone bullfight festival suffered another setback yesterday when rain washed out the tournament. Angry spectators gathered outside the ticket office to demand refunds when the two-hour show was abandoned after an hour. But organisers refused to return their money. Albert Ng Kwong-yu, 34, who had travelled from Hong Kong, said an offer of free entry to either of the two tournaments next weekend was not good enough. 'I can't spend all that money coming from Hong Kong again,' he said. 'I paid to see a bullfight, but have not seen [a complete] one. Everyone should get a refund.' Wong Po-yan, 23, said he would write to the Governor of Macau to complain. 'They are cheating us,' he said. A spokesman for Taurus, the company staging the event, claimed the chance of bad weather was a risk people took when they bought the tickets. 'If they want a refund they should ask God. Maybe Jesus Christ Superstar will deliver it to them,' Paula Monteiro said. The 6,000-seat bamboo stadium was about a quarter full when the event started at 4 pm. By the time organisers stopped the show, about 500 people remained. Rain formed pools in the sand ring and spectators stood to avoid sitting on wet wooden benches. Problems have beset the festival. On Saturday, spectators had to run a gauntlet of animal-welfare protesters. A parade scheduled for Friday as part of the fiesta's grand opening was cancelled when a group of bullfighters was delayed in Malaysia. Smoke haze blanketing the region grounded their flight. Protesters have also claimed the bulls - whose remains are destined for Macau restaurants - may be infected with 'mad cow' disease.