Riverina Leader sport news

WELL DONE: Jockey Kayla Nisbet is all smiles after winning the William Farrer Hotel Maiden Handicap. Race 3 on Belfast Bella at the weekend. Picture: Emma Hillier
WELL DONE: Jockey Kayla Nisbet is all smiles after winning the William Farrer Hotel Maiden Handicap. Race 3 on Belfast Bella at the weekend. Picture: Emma Hillier

Rules Men’s Bowls

The Knights Meats Annual Versatility 5s Tournament with $1750 in prize money was won by the Henty team Glen Harrison, Kim Maher, Ian Harrison, Darren and Heath Walker with four wins plus 55 shots up. In second place were David Streher, Mark Pearce, Dennis Rawlings, Peter Dewhirst and Terry Rosewall with three wins plus 34 shots, and in third place were Pedro Rudd, Gary Brookes, Geoff Holt, John Stout and John Hetherington with three wins plus four shots. 

Wednesday blind draw winners: Jeff Post, Alan Jacobson, Bob Linnett 22 points; runners up John Hetherington, Johnno Johnston, Steve Brown 21 points; third place Paul Fitzgerald, Rod Roy 19 points.

Friday Nominated Pairs winners: Barry Belt, Paul Fitzgerald 19 points; runners up Chris Leonard, Rod Cramp 18 points.

Nominations for Minor Pairs Championship close July 2 with first round played July 14. Nomination sheet on Board for the Settlers Group monthly two bowl blind draw Triples Tournament on Monday July 9, 9.15am start with $600 prize money. Three games of 14 ends; $10 lunch available after second game; names to be in by 3pm Saturday July 7. 

Coming Events

  • Wednesday blind draw Triples: Names in by noon for 1pm start.
  • Friday Nominated Pairs: Names in by noon for 1pm start.
  • Saturday Blind draw: Names in by noon for 1pm start.
  • Sunday Mixed Blind Draw: Names in by 12.30pm for 1pm start.


We had a good roll up for last week’s midweek ride with three spyders and five bikes at the starting grid.  Smithy was out of contention after an operation and wasn’t quite up to braving the elements, and I have an appointment every Wednesday at 9am which puts me out of the loop for another month. 

The team trundled over to Cootamundra where they stopped for another of those coffee intakes and then all went over to Gundagai for lunch at the Services Club. 

Wednesday rides are judged on miles per gallon and feeds per hour.  After a very pleasant lunch the group came home down the Hume and Sturt highways. Oscar and Crafty peeled off at Cootamundra and came home to attend to family matters.

At our branch meeting last week it was decided that we will dispense with Christmas in July and just meet for a meal at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant, in Kincaid Street.  I will advise you of the full details in next week’s Leader.  Ten came along to Meet and Greet on Saturday and we had a very pleasant morning – inside where it was warm.   

There was no official ride on Sunday and our next one will be on Sunday July 1 going to the Junee Jam and on the 15th we will have a ride to Narrandera, Ardlethan and Temora.  Lunch will be at Temora.  Then on August 5 the annual gathering with Albury and Griffith will take place at the Morundah Hotel, where mien host always puts on a good feed.

Another gathering to look forward to is the Tri-Branch Weekend at Yackandandah.  Albury/Wodonga are the hosts this year and the dates are Friday August 31,  Saturday and Sunday September 1 and 2. 

The venue is the Yackandandah Holiday Park and if you want to book a cabin give them a call on 02 6027 1380. Tell them you are with the Ulysses Club function.  The organisers have got a good calendar of events and we will give you more details as the time gets closer.

The Toy Run Committee is getting up to speed and has got a few events and fundraisers booked leading up to the run which is set down for Saturday December 1. 

We can only hope we don’t get a massive downpour of rain on the day which forced us to cancel the run.  It didn’t stop us from giving the charities a truck load of toys we had collected during the year. 

On Saturday October 13 the Toy Run Launch will take place in front of the Council Chambers in Baylis Street and it is hoped we can put on a family morning for young and old.

Things are looking up with membership of Ulysses in Australia starting to rise again and with your help we can make it really ramp up.   From humble beginnings on December 6 1983 a small gathering of motorcyclists met at the Sydney Hotel  under the leadership of Stephan Dearnley and on February 7 1984 the club was formed with 25 initial members.   

It  is the largest organisation of its kind with over 138 branches in Australia and it now has branches in Germany, Vietnam, South Africa, Norway,  Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Great Britain,  Cuba, and New Zealand with external members of the Australian club in Italy, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Fiji, China, Austria, Thailand and the United States.

So there you have it ... get that bike out of the shed and come and enjoy some great riding.   Wednesday rides leave Billy’s Café, in Gurwood Street at 9:30am after those present have made a decision as to where to go. 

Sunday rides are on the first and third Sunday of each month and leave from McDonalds Edward Street Car Park at 9:30am, and, of course, there is nothing to stop members organising rides among themselves at other times. And last, but not least, we have Meet and Greet at Billy’s Café on Saturday mornings at 10am.

Wagga City Golf

The Vets played a Stableford event on Monday with Don Thorn producing the goods with a solid 33 nett on a count back from Peter Kirkman. Thursday saw a new contender for the title with Robert Hodge blasting through for a victory with a nett 34 nett one clear of Peter Briggs on 35 nett.

The Ladies are halfway through their club championships with Division one Jenny Hazell currently on 189 scratch two shots ahead of June Byrnes 191, and in a tie for the nett we have Lorraine hickey going head-to-head with June Byrnes.

Division 2 sees some seriously hot scoring considering the weather with Simone Pillotto and Carmel Pearce on 203 gross. Simone holds a four-shot lead in the nett from Carmel Pearce. Simone had the best daily score of the tournament of 64 nett. Well done Simone.

Division 3 is a tightly-contested grade, with Jan Leonard leading the way on 220 gross from Janine Fitzgerald 223, and in the handicap division Janine Fitzgerald 155 nett leads the way by one shot from Jan Leonard 156 nett.

Play concludes this Friday for the 72-Hole Championship

Jeremy Whalan took out A Grade honours on Wednesday scoring 70 nett from ever-consistent Clarie Ridley 72 nett. B Grade went to John Brown with 73 nett on a count back from  Michael Devries 73. Nearest The Pins 9th hole Bruce Yeatman 13th Tom McDonell 18th Bob Alexander

Jeremy Whalan took out A Grade honours again in Saturday’s Monthly Medal, scoring 70 nett from Michael Laurent 72 nett. B Grade Monthly Medal winner was Bill Whalan 73 nett on a count back from Steve Purcell and Michael Buckley. C grade Monthly Medal with a 74 nett from Bob Warhurst 75 nett. Well done Michael and Bob. Nearest the pins was won by John Burkinshaw 9th hole 345 cm 13th hole Jeremy Whalan 220 cm and Jim Neiberding on the 18th 570 cm.

Sunday 18-hole comp was won by Peter Austin 38 points from Steve Hall 25 points.

Rules Ladies Bowls

Tuesday 19, June 19: CLUB PAIRS N. Post & T. Hogan def C. Freeman & J. Wilson. M. Telford & M. Henderson def N. Gay & J. Mitchell

SOCIAL BOWLS: V. Burkinshaw, M. Williams & E. McCrum def V. Burkinshaw, I. Crouch & J. Chappelow. G. Smith, J. Brown & F. Mahon def I. Plater M. McCrum & K. Reid. B. Robinson & E. Larkin def L. Carrol & L. Maher. L.Woolbank & M. Thornton def P. MacDonald & A. Bower

DAY WINNERS: B. Robinson & E. Larkin

THURSDAY, June 21: CLUB PAIRS M. Telford & M. Henderson def L. Carroll & M. Thornton. B. Robinson & E. Larkin def A. Leonard & L. Eggleton. C. Darcy & F. Mahon def K. McMillan & t. Iirilli

SOCIAL BOWLS: A. Purcell, P. MacDonald & J. Edwards def I. Plater, G. Smith & K. Reid. G. Hull, A. Bower & J. Chappelow def G. Hull, F. Dallinger & T. Hogan. J. Robbins, L. Woolbank & J. Mitchell def H. Tyrrell, R. Woodbury & J. Wilson. M. McCrum & V. Burkinshaw def N. Gay & J. Brown.

DAY WINNERS: J. Robbins, L. Woolbank & J. Mitchell.  Runner- Up M. Telford & M. Henderson.


Reserve grade Brothers 16 d Junee 14 Kanagroos 44 d Tumut 4 Young d Temora (forfeit) Albury d Cootamundra (forfeit) Southcity 32 d Gundagai 0

Leaguetag Brothers 34 d Junee 0 Kangaroos d Tumut on forfeit Temora 20 d Young 14 Southcity 22 d Gundagai 8 Albury 14 d Cootamundra 6

Weissel Cup Young 40 d Temora 4 Albury d Cootamundra on forfeit Southcity 54 d Gundagai 4 Kanagroos 22 d Tumut 14

Sullivan Cup Brothers 26 d Southcity 18 Young 72 d Temora 8 Albury 34 d Tumut 10


Second grade Griffith 53 d CSU 17 Wagga City 34 d Leeton 28 Waratahs 33 d Tumut 3 Third grade Griffith 24 d Deniliquin 22 Waratahs 36 d Tumut 14 Wagga City 32 d Hay 21 Women’s Griffith 20 d CSU 17 Leeton 29 d Wagga City 15 Ag College 32 d Albury 15 Waratahs 44 d Tumut 5


Wed. 20/6 G Arkbuckle/I Taber d C Studdert/A McGregor 7-6 D Glastonbury/J Terry d D Munro F Mowbray 7-3 W Giddings/N Nash d E Zurbo/S McGregor 7-3 F Brown/B Cattanch d I Hayes/F Permezel 6-3 M Doig d M Butler/J Burmeister 7-5E Zurbo/F Brown d I Hayes/B Cattanch 7-4D Glastonbury/W Giddings d N Nash/G Arkbuckle 7-3 I Taber/M Doig d J Burmeister/D Munro 7-5 C Studdert/J Terry d M Nichols/A McGregor 7-5 F Permezel d F Mowbray 7-5 J Burmeister/D Munro d N Mcrae/C Studdert 7-5 Thurs 21/6E Zurbo d D Glastonbury/K Alcott 7-2 J Burmeister/L Westman d W Giddings/J Terry 7-3 F Brown/D Salan d Fay Permezel/C Studdert 7-5 D Munro/P Coleman d V Chapman/MButler 7-3 M Priest d N Nash 7-5 K Alcott/F Brown d D Munro/W Giddings 7-4 F Permezel/J Burmeister d P Coleman/D Salan 7-1 C Studdert/M Priest d M Butler/N Nash 7-0 E Zurbo d V Chapman/J Terry 7-6 D Glastonbury d L Westman 7-4