Brian Hegarty draws a shot in the Past Presidents District Winners competition.
Brian Hegarty draws a shot in the Past Presidents District Winners competition. Allan Reinikka

Past presidents battle on the green

THERE ARE plenty of stories going around the Diggers and North Rockhampton Bowls Clubs as the state’s past presidents do battle on the greens.

While it might be considered a break, it is also a tough seven days for many of the bowlers who played in the District Winners of the Past Presidents State Fours competition over the weekend and then through this week in the Past Presidents State Friendship Carnival.

Rockhampton’s Jim Ross was a member of the four representing Central Queensland district over the weekend and he was pleased at the way the local team went.

“We got to the final but were beaten by Brisbane,” he said.

“We had wins over Monto and Caboolture to reach the final.”

The final was closely fought with Brisbane just taking the win.

“We had our chances but we couldn’t put them away,” Ross added.

“However, it was a great game.”

The team representing Central Queensland was Norm Diplock at lead, Ross at second, Jeff Slater at three and skip Brian Hegarty.

The tournament had all eight districts represented and was played on a knockout system.

The players were also lucky with the way the greens at Diggers Memorial Bowls Club played.

After perfect weather on Saturday, there was a lot of showers but Ross said the synthetic surface continued to play well.

Today the bowlers are back on the greens at Diggers and North Rockhampton for the finals days of the Past Presidents Friendship Carnival.

Ross said he has Slater, Doug Simpson and Paul McGuinness in his four and the team did well in the opening two rounds.

“We have won three of our four games,” Ross said.

Yesterday was a lay day.



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