Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky Bowls over Yeppoon in Classic

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky Bowls over Yeppoon in Classic

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Byline: Alan Kennedy

LAWN BOWLS: Rockhampton Bowls Club fired a warning to teams visiting their greens by scoring an emphatic win over the highly regarded Yeppoon club in the Classic Challenge on Sunday.

Having had its match at Victoria Park postponed on Saturday the Rockhampton team relished its match on home turf and recorded a dominant display against the visitors from the coast, winning the contest 4-1.

Rockhampton star Brian Hegarty was in good form winning the singles match for his team but later admitted it was far from an easy win.

"It was a very close game. I got away and then he pulled back and then I got away towards the end," he said of his encounter with Yeppoon's Greg John.

Hegarty said Rockhampton also had a win in the doubles through the pairing of Ray Cavanagh and Gary Kingston while skips Jimmy Ross and Wayne Wilson tasted victory in the triples and fours respectively.

Yeppoon's lone win came in the other doubles match where Mike Hartley and Ric Roser triumphed.

"We've upset the apple cart," Hegarty stated.

Unfortunately for the Rockhampton club it now has to transfer that form to the slower outdoor greens during the coming weeks.

Hegarty is philosophical about this change.

"You do get used to the speed a green is running but bowls is a concentration game and so you have to adjust," he said.

Currently the Rockhampton turf is running about 15 seconds while the outdoor greens throughout the area are probably closer to 10 or 11 seconds.

The North Rockhampton juggernaut is rolling again with the team having a home victory on Saturday over Diggers Memorial 4-1.

Col James won his singles comfortably but Bill James had some nervous moments as he skipped his doubles team to victory over Kev Draper 20-18, a win that was only made possible after scoring eight shots on one end.

Paul Schafferius and Geoff Baldwin combined to win the other doubles match while Ron Graff skipped the fours to victory. …

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