Riverina Leader sport news

COURT ACTION: Abbey Corbett during the A Grade netball match between Turvey Park and Griffith. Pictures: Emma Hillier and Les Smith
COURT ACTION: Abbey Corbett during the A Grade netball match between Turvey Park and Griffith. Pictures: Emma Hillier and Les Smith


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 29½ points with Alastair Wright on 22 points then Makenna Irlam on 19 points with Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 15 points and Lucy Goodyer on 13 points making up the top five positions.

This week’s McDonalds Sports Award went to Mohemed Ghazy and Alastair Wright.

The Saturday 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 5 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.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 28: MAJOR CONSISTENCY SINGLES: K. Reid def E. Larkin, C. Darcy def J. Chappelow, N. Gay def V. Burkinshaw, J. Mitchell def A. Bower.  SOCIAL: I. Plater R. Woodbury & M. Hounsell def T. Hogan, B. Robinson & K. McMillan. N. Post, P. MacDonald & S. Lucas def G. Hull, M. Telford & M. Henderson. J. Robbins, B. Cotterill & J. Wilson def G. Smith C. Freeman & J. Stair. DAY WINNER: N. Gay.

Thursday, August 30: MINOR CONSISTENCY SNGLES FINAL: j. Robbins def J. Brown. MAJOR CONSISTENCY SINGLES: J. Stair def G. Smith, M. Thornton def A. Leonard, T. Iirilli def S. Lucas, B. Robinson def M. Telford. SOCIAL: L. Woolbank& J. Wilson def T. Hogan & J. Edwards.E. McCrum & J. Mitchell def N. Gay & J. Chappelow. B. Cotterill, A. Bower & K. Mcmillan def P. MacDonald, A. Purcel & V. Burkinshaw. 

Rules  Men’s Bowls

THIS week’s Wednesday competition was sponsored by Kotzur Canvas, Mobility Scooters, Whitings Drycleaners and Rules Catering. Winners were Mick Foxall, Peter Reid, Tony Darcy, 22 points; runners up Geoff Rainbird, Bernie Leitch, Ollie Henderson 21 points; 3rd Andrew Carey, Norm King 20 points; 4th Barry Belt, Kevin Wales, Bob Linnett, 19 points. Friday Nominated Pairs rained out.

Sunday Mixed mufti winners: Jenny Mitchell, Rex Lloyd, Nola Post, 17 points; runners up Alice Bower, Anne Purcell, Joy Robbins, 16 points.

Nomination sheet on board for the Annual Challenge Pairs Tournament September 15 and 16 with prizemoney of $2950. Bowlers are reminded that the AGM will be held in the Bowlers Lounge Sunday, September 23 at 10am. Nominations forms for all positions on Notice Board. Nominations close September 24 for the Open Draw Club Triples with first round October 6. No Mixed Social Bowls this Sunday, September 9 due to State Titles event.

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 12.30 pm for 1pm start.


GREENS renovations took precedence over golf last Monday and Tuesday, with no competition rounds being played. The good news is, thanks to Bob McKenzie and our hard-working greenkeeping staff, the greens will be in great order in a couple of weeks. More importantly, once the warmer weather comes along, they will be as good as they’ve ever been.

The ladies played an Open Division nine-hole stableford event last Wednesday, and looking at the scores, the girls obviously had no problems with the freshy-cored putting surfaces. Lorraine Hickey shot her handicap to pieces when she amassed 24 pts to win the event, from Sally Davidson 22, Trish Gray 21, and Jan Leonard 20 pts. Wednesday also saw the members play their mid-week stableford event, and once again, the scores were great under the circumstances. In A Grade, Matt McMullen had some sort of day out when he scored 44, including an NTP effort on the short 13th hole, to win the event from Bob McKenzie, 41, who made up for it by collecting a fistful of dollars from his playing partners. Adam Skow somehow managed to top Matt’s effort when he scored 45 to take out the B Grade event, from a very unlucky Ian Hitchman, who also fired up for 44. NTPs went to Billy Whalan on the 9th, Matt McMullen on the 13th and Eddie Wall, who landed his ball less than a metre from the pin on the long par three 18th hole. Ball comp to 37 on c/b.

Visiting Vets from the Country Club dominated Thursday’s nine-hole stroke event, with Geoff Bromham playing 7 under his handicap for 29 nett, from John Ristivojevic and Michael Hewitt 31, Robert Frazer 32, Mick Bailey 33 and Les Hodges and Bob Hodge, each on 34 nett. Ball comp to 35 nett.

Members returned for a 4BBB Par event on Saturday. Early-starters, Peter McDonald and Cloud Merrigan, put together a solid total of +9, to get the better of Mick Thorn and Paul Hallam on a c/b, with Doug and Daniel Emery taking third spot with +8. Individual winners on the day were Roman Adamcewicz +3 (A Grade), Peter McDonald +4 (B Grade) and Daniel Emery +3 (C Grade).  NTP’s to Roman Adamcewicz on the 9th and 18th, and Adam Skow on the 13th. Ball comp in the teams event went to +6 or better.

The week wound up with Tim’s nine-hole Sunday comp, which went to Brad Watson with 23, from Eddie Wall 22. Ball comp to 17 on c/b.


THE only starters for last week were Oscar and Gerhard who did a short tour of the district on a day that threatened to rain but didn’t. The attendance at Meet and Greet on Saturday was pretty dismal with only nine fronting up in absolutely shocking weather. I was there and after a bit of a chat and a nice coffee I purchased the papers and curled up at home in front of the fire for the rest of the day.

The Tri Branch get-together at Yackandandah went ahead last Friday, Saturday and Sunday with seven from Albury/Wodonga, seven from Griffith and five from Wagga in attendance. The weather on Friday and Saturday was a shocker and the Griffith and Wagga Crews all lobbed up in Tin Tops. The only motorcycles belonged to the Albury/Wodonga mob. From all reports they all had a great weekend and Griffith went home on Sunday to start planning next year’s event.

Our next ride is set down for September 16 and hopefully by then we will be getting some warm weather. The ride will leave McDonalds in Edward Street at 9am and by then we will have a destination. All rides for the next nine months will depart at 9am and that includes Wednesdays.

PASCOE: Ameen Osman, South Wagga, takes on Duncan Brodie, Lake Albert.

PASCOE: Ameen Osman, South Wagga, takes on Duncan Brodie, Lake Albert.

Preparations are ramping up for this year’s Toy Run which will be conducted  on Saturday, December 1. Start will be from Jubilee Oval at 9am and finish will be at the Civic Centre in Tarcutta Street at about 12:15pm. We sincerely trust that the Toy Run will not get washed out like it did last year. In all it’s 30-year odd history that is the one and only time we had to cancel, however we still managed to hand over a heap of toys to the charities for distribution. On Saturday,  October 13 we will be having the Toy Run launch in front of the Council Chambers in Baylis Street from 8:30am until 12:30pm so if you can please come along and support the cause. Some raffle tickets, badges and a sausage sizzle will be on sale.

Apart from rides our next major even is the Christmas Party to be held at the Royal Hotel in Tumut on November 24.  is some accommodation available at the Royal and you can book by phoning 6947 1129.  f you don’t wish to camp at the Royal there is plenty of alternate accommodation within walking distance.

FOOTY: Ryan Price in the Leeton Whitton v MCUE Riverina Football League clash.

FOOTY: Ryan Price in the Leeton Whitton v MCUE Riverina Football League clash.

The next Branch meeting is Tuesday, September 18 at the Radio Club Rooms in Small Street.  Doors open at 7pm and the meeting gets under way at 7:30pm. 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, Mary, on  0413 586 196