Rocky teams top annual carnival
By DARRYN NUFER ? ROCKHAMPTON teams appear to have a mortgage on the drawcard events at the 81st Town and Country Teams Carnival heading into the final day today.
After the second day of play at the Victoria Park tennis courts yesterday, the home teams were front-runners in both A-grade men's and A-grade women's divisions.
More than 450 players ? social and serious ? from as far away as Canberra, Brisbane, Longreach and Darwin have converged on Rockhampton for the event.
In the A-grade men's competition, Rockhampton's DC Motors and Racqueteers teams lead the charge with Brisbane outfit Drop Bears.
Three Rockhampton teams dominate the top positions in the women's A-grade including IOWAS, 2p2p and Power Holes.
Meanwhile in the men's B1 division, Tannum Sands-based Tannum Terrors, Rockhampton's Good Times, Gladstone's Rowes Raiders and Sarina's Cockies are all vying for the top prize.
In the women's B1 division, Rockhampton's Nike Nobodies and Biloela teams Group Therapy and Bilo Girls are nicely placed.
This year's carnival, the biggest teams event in Queensland annually, has attracted 73 sixmember teams.
The final round is played this morning followed by finals action.
Entry is free.