Rocky tops in triples opener

DEFENDING champions Rockhampton have come out on top after the opening day's play in the North Rockhampton Invitation Masters Triples Carnival yesterday.

The Pat Fullwood-skipped Rockhampton team, which in-cludes Margaret Reddy and Maureen Callow, was one of four teams to finish with three wins on the first day of competition.

Rockhampton leads the quality field on six match points, plus a margin of 19, with other unbeaten teams, Diggers, Gracemere and Mackay teams, all within striking distance.

However, the title-holders still must face Victoria Park and hosts North Rockhampton in their final two rounds.

Lorraine Dougan's Diggers combination is sitting in second place on six points, plus 17.

In third place is the Marion Batchelor-skipped Gracemere team on six points, plus 15.

The Doris Munro-skipped Mackay team heads the strong visiting contingent, boasting six points, plus seven.

This year's event has attracted 28 teams from Clermont, Emerald, Biloela, Baralaba, Mackay, Gladstone, Emu Park, Yeppoon, Gracemere, Victoria Park, Rockhampton, Diggers and North Rockhampton.

Play continues from 9am at North Rockhampton Bowls Club today.



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