Riverina Leader sport news

ALL EYES ON: There were many keen supporters at the Riverina Football League Big Freeze challenge at the weekend to raise awareness about motor neurone disease. Picture: Emma Hillier
ALL EYES ON: There were many keen supporters at the Riverina Football League Big Freeze challenge at the weekend to raise awareness about motor neurone disease. Picture: Emma Hillier


Roman Adamcewicz

LAST week both the Wednesday doubles competition and Saturday singles competition were washed out. The Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition continues today at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex.

The competition is open to all players that are able to serve.

To enter turn up at the courts before the start time of 4pm finish at 6pm  sharp. Sportsmans Warehouse Giftcards awarded at the end of the competition for those players playing five matches as well as a Best and Fairest award.

Leading the competition is Pat Wright on 15 points then Makenna Irlam on nine points close behind Lucy Goodyer on 8½ points then

Alastair Wright on 7 ½ points with Kelsey Atkinson on 6 ½ points making up the top five positions.

This week’s McDonalds Sports Award went to Pat Wright and Holly Versteeg.

The Saturday Junior Singles Tennis competition at Forest Hill got under way last Saturday.

The Singles competition is for players wanting more serious tournament play, with proper tie-breaker sets being played.

There is prizemoney for the top twenty players in the competition for all players having played five matches, as well as a best and fairest award at the end of the competition.

To take part, just turn up at the start time of 3pm until 5pm.

Leading the Singles competition after the first week is Caden Maxwell on 5 points then Oliver Plum, Pat Wright and Alastair Wright all tied on 3 ½ points with Robert Grantham on 2½ points making up the top five positions.

This week’s Singles winners of the McDonalds Sports Award were Caden Maxwell and Tory Grantham.

Enquires about the junior competitions or tennis lessons please contact Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.

At Forest Hill there is social tennis every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm for all standards contact Col 0447 464 234 or Trevor 0407 513 974.

San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching every Monday from 4.30pm and social tennis every Friday commencing at 6.30pm. All standards are welcome contact Ruth on 0409 743677.


MAJOR DRAWN PAIRS: J. Edwards & C. Darcy def G. Smith & J. Wilson in a very close Final.

SOCIAL: T. Hogan, B. Robinson & F. Mahon def J. Robbins, A.Leonard & J. Chappelow. Thursday, August 9: P. MacDonald, J. Wilson def S. Davidson & J. Chappelow. B. Robinson & F. Mahon def J. Robins & V. Burkinshaw.

Explorers Rifle Club

THANKS to all who attended the working bee on Saturday morning. John Dixon and David Xuereb did a great job preparing the butts and it is looking great. 

Graham and John finished the Gyprock in the clubhouse, Phil whipper snipped the mounds and around the clubhouse, Ben and Hubert mowed and Scott and JohnG cut the firewood and rehung the score boards. 

Thank you to everyone. I believe Rob and David are doing a quick plumbing repair during the week.

During the lunch break the rain came down and did not abate till about 2.30pm. For the few that stayed on we eventually had some good conditions to shoot a 700Y match in. 

Neville was on fire and had two great stages to take out F Class and the Handicap.  Scott and Dave had a close tussle in Target rifle again.

Prize Meeting  – August 18 and 19.

Looks like we should get a good number of shooters attending.

The Fishing Club is providing markers so we will need to provide butts officers to supervise. Please assist on the day.

Results from Lockhart as follows: Target Rifle Scott Brindley-TRA-146.12, David Xuereb-TRA-143.9 (Out of 150). F Class   Neville Lyons-FO-170.7, Ben Goodwin-FO-168.6, John Goodwin-FO-163.7, Graham Crowe-FS-146.1. (Out of 180)

Rules Men’s Bowls

THIS week’s Wednesday competition was sponsored by Knights Meats. Winners were Bob Robertson, John Stout, Robbie Nolan 23 points; runners up Ross Maguire, Eddie Forbes, Ollie Henderson 22 points; 3rd place Doug Kiner, Johnno Johnston 19 points.

Friday Nominated Pairs winners: Zac Gabrielsen, Strop McKenzie 28 points; runners up Noel O'Brien, Bill Bishop 26 points; 3rd place Jeff Post, John Hawke 22 points.

Sunday Mixed blind draw winners: Jenny Mitchell, Bev Robinson, Anne Purcell 19 points; runners up Bob Connors, Rex Lloyd, Sue Brown 17 points; 3rd place Hernry Sperrin. Ken Chappelow 16 points.   

Nomination sheet on Board for the Annual Challenge pairs Tournament Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16 with prizemoney of $2950.

Nomination sheet on board for the Monthly Settlers Group two bowl blind draw Triples Monday, August 13 at 9.30am, $610 prizemoney; single entry; three games 14 ends. Nomination sheet on board for the Bowlers versus The Fishos on Saturday, August 25  at 1pm


  • 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 12.30 pm for 1pm start.


FIRST and foremost – what a round by Val Brunskill, who amassed 46 points to win last Friday week’s ladies stableford comp by seven shots. Well done, Val!

Sticking with the girls, last Tuesday the ladies played their Monthly Medal stroke event, with congrats going to medal-winners, June Byrnes in Div 1, and Lorraine McGowan in Div 2.

Kitty Howe also played well to collect the Div 1 scratch prize with 101, while Doreen Hazell won the handicap event with 75 net. In Div 2, Pam Kellan scored 101 for success in the scratch event, while Fay Baker netted 74 to win the handicap prize.

Jan Leonard claimed the Div 3 scratch with 108, while the best nett score went to Sandra Mellen with 72. NTPs to Jenny Myers, Marg Wise and Sandra Mellen. Putting Comp to June Byrnes, Pam Kellam and Jan Leonard.

The girls returned for a stableford event on Friday, and in Div 1, Carol Martin fired up with 40 pts for a clear win from Lorraine Hickey 36 pts. In Div 2, Jan Leonard also carded 40 pts to get home by a single point from Cae Cobby. NTP to Carmel Pearce. Ball Comp to 32 pts on a c/b.

Still with the ladies.. Saturday saw the Business Girls play the first round of their Business Girls Cup, and Jenny Myers led the way with 73 nett, from Maureen Foley 74, and Sally Davidson 75 nett. They returned for the second round on Sunday, when Pam Kellam scored 74 nett to lead Cheryl McKee 77, Kerrie Celegon 78 nett, and Janelle Doust, 79 nett.

Last Monday’s Vets was in the form of a 4BBB, with the team of Eddie Wall and Clarrie Ridley cleaning up with 29 nett, from Les Hodges and Ron Culgan 30, and Maureen Martin and Julie Yates 31 nett on a c/b from Terry Baker and Jim Briggs.

Thursday’s stableford event went to Ron Culgan with 21 pts on a c/b from Grahame Winson and Danny McIntyre, followed by Clarrie Ridley 20 pts, and Maureen Martin and Bob Hodge 19 pts.

Grahame Winson made a rare visit to the winner’s circle when he took out the A Grade prize in last Wednesday’s stableford event with 42 pts, from John Dare 30 pts. In B Grade, Steve Rodham played also played well for 40 pts to win in a c/b from Luke Tooze. NTP’s to Clarrie Ridley, Robert Wilson and Bob Alexander. Ball Comp to 35 pts.

Members returned for another stableford event on Saturday, when Max Horsnell ran hot for 41 pts for a win from the consistent Bob Alexander 39 pts on a c/b. Brad Sainsbury claimed B Grade with 40 pts, from Paul Mauger 38 pts, while in C Grade, Ray Barnett cleaned up, also with 40 pts, from Frank Veliscek, 38 pts. NTP’s to Grahame Winson, Matt McMullen and Peter Conlin. Ball Comp to 34 pts on a c/b.

The week wound up with Tim Barlow’s nine-hole stableford event, which went to Callum Hurst with 23 pts, from Jim Neiberding 22, and Kade McDonald 21 pts. Ball Comp to 18 pts.


A RECORD was set last Wednesday for the shortest mid-week ride ever. From home to Billy’s and then home again. The weather pulled them up with a vengeance, so maybe we will have better luck today.

Meet and Greet was a modest affair on Saturday but still enjoyed over a nice hot cup of coffee along with a muffin.

There is a ride on this coming Sunday and it will leave McDonalds Edward Street car park  at 9.30am. 

I can’t tell you the destination, just turn up and find out. I must remind all riders to always arrive at the departure site with a full tank, there is nothing worse than having someone holding up the works while they doodle about getting fuel. 

Also it is a good idea to carry a flask of water, particularly in the warmer  months which we hope are looming.

Next Tuesday will be our Monthly Branch meeting to be held in the Radio Club Rooms in Small Street.  Doors open at 7pm and the meeting gets under way at 7.30pm. 

Supper is always available which will set you back $2 and a raffle is always held to bolster branch funds and, of course, offer some great prizes.

The next major event on our calendar is the Tri Branch get together at Yackandandah at the end of the month on the 31st. If  you intend going give Bill Allott a call on 0417 652 974.

The Ulysses Club web site has just been overhauled and details regarding the Rally in Victoria next year will be posted shortly. Keep your eyes peeled

Give our National Office a call on 1300 134 123  for any further information on the Ulysses Club or you may contact our Branch Secretary on 0413 586 196.


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