Your club sport report, April 15, 2019

GIRL POWER: Zoe Jenkins weighs up her options during the Wagga City Wanderers match against Canberra United Academy at the weekend. Picture: Emma Hillier
GIRL POWER: Zoe Jenkins weighs up her options during the Wagga City Wanderers match against Canberra United Academy at the weekend. Picture: Emma Hillier

WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB

STRONG and gusty winds made life interesting for the ladies as they competed in last Tuesday's stroke event. Lyn Donohoe handled the weather admirably when she scored 74 nett to take out Division 1, from Kitty Howe, 77 nett. In Division 2, Jan Marks also toughed it out for a score of 74 nett, beating Una Pocock by a shot, while Sandra Mellen collected the Division 3 voucher with 77 nett, from Fay Baker 78 nett. NTP's to Monica Kember (Div 1), Carmel Pearce (Div 2) and Sandra Mellen (Div 3). Ball Comp to 83 nett.

Conditions were a lot better when the girls returned to compete in a 'Moneyball' event on Friday. Well done to the winning team of Monica Kember, Lorraine McGowan, Colleen Mavroudis and Marg Bradley, who scored 35 points, and runners-up, Carol Martin, Ann Leonard and Pam Seymour, with 34 points on a countback.

In Vets news, last Monday nine-hole Vets stroke event went to Peter Biscaya with 35 nett on a countback from Dave Sutton and John Burkinshaw, followed by Denis Adams, Alan French and Clarrie Ridley, 36 nett. Vouchers to 37 nett on a countback. In Thursday's comp, Dave Sutton played well once again for solid score of 32 nett and a win, from Grahame Winson and Barry Longmore, 33, and Peter Kirkman 35 nett. Vouchers to 37 nett.

John Mooney made it two A Grade wins on successive Wednesday's when he scored 41 stableford points to claim the main voucher in last week's stableford comp, well clear of Col Smith 38, and John Dare 37 points. In

B Grade, Gary Chamberlain also fired up with 40 points for an impressive win from John McLeod 36, and Garry Forde 35 points. NTP's to Peter Conlin and Ray Harrison. Ball comp to 34 points on a countback.

Members returned for another stableford event on Saturday, when Max Horsnell led the way in A Grade for 39 points, getting the better of short game wizard, Bob McKenzie, 35 points. In B Grade, Phil Harrison also carded 39 points for a countback win from Mick Thorn, while Todd Ramsay scored 37 points to take care of C Grade, from Collongwood tragic, Graeme Loes, 36 points, (which resulted some talk about 'Loesy being used to collecting runner-up prizes'.)

A sub-par round by Kyle Harrison was not enough for a win in Tim Barlow's nine-hole Sunday comp, the honour going instead to Dave Weeden with 23 points. Kyle had to settle for 20 points, along with Ken McPherson and Peter McDonald, with Roy Sanders taking the final voucher with 19 points.

RULES WOMEN'S BOWLS

TUESDAY, April 9: Sandra Lucas & Tracie Browne def Glenda Rose & Elaine Larkin. Verna Quigley & Jan Wilson def Janette Brown & Grace Smith. Muriel Telford, Marion McCrum & Verna Burkinshaw def Muriel Telford, Anne Leonard & June Chappelow. Pat McIntyre, Elsie McCrum & Monat Thornton def Nola Post, Joy Robbins & Kay McMillan. DAY WINNERS: Sandra Lucas & Tracie Browne.

Thursday, April 11: Marion McCrum, Norma Gay & Jenny Mitchell def Gayle Hull, Alice Bower & Joy Robbins. Annette Englebrecht, Ann Purcell & Sandra Lucas def Annette Englebrecht, Elsie McCrum & Grace Smith. DAY WINNERS: Marion McCrum, Norma Gay & Jenny Mitchell.

Tennis

THERE was no tennis today in the Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex due to the school holidays.

The Wednesday competition will resume May 1 at the normal time.

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 Isaac Schiller on 52.5 points followed by Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 48 points with Robert Grantham and  Alastair Wright tied on 47 points and Caden Maxwell on 41 points making up the top five placings.

Winners of the McDonalds Sports Awards this week were Robert Grantham, Yassin El Sanabary and Kelsey Atkinson.

Enquires about the junior competition 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 Friday from 4.30pm. There is also social tennis every Friday at San Isidore commencing at  6.30pm. All standards are welcome contact Ruth on 0409 743677.

RULES MEN'S BOWLS

SOCIAL BOWLS: March 3 Blind Draw Triples: Winners: Pat Peter, Selwyn Ormes & Barry Belt 23.75 points. Runner-up: Don Cox, John Stemp & Terry Rosewall 23.5 points. Third: David Bryant, Eddie Forbes & Geoff Rainbird 22.75 points.

March 5 Friday Nominated Pairs: Winners: Rod Cramp & Terry Rosewall 24. 25 points. Runner-up: Jim Davis & Henry Speerin 21.5 points.

March 7 Sunday Mixed: Winners: Elaine Larkin & Anne Purcell 18. 5 points. Runner- up: Nola Post, Owen Cotterill & Barbara Cotterill 18 points.

April 8 Settlers Blind Draw Triples: Winners: Selwyn Ormes, Joe Knox & Mick Foxall 3+16. Runner-up: John Rogers, Eddie Forbes & Gary Brookes 3+14. Third: Trevor Urquhart, Peter Reid & Ron Campbell 2+15

EASTER TOURNAMENT

  • Good Friday: Mixed Four: three games 12 ends at 12.30pm.
  • Easter Saturday: Men's and ladies' three bowl pairs, four games 10 ends, at 9.30am.
  • Easter Sunday: Mixed pairs, four games 12 ends at 9.30am

Contact Gary Brookes 0412 030 627 or email bowls@rulesclubwagga.com.

COMING UP: Monday May 13, Settlers Blind Draw Triples.

  • Wednesday: Blind Draw Triples names in by 12pm for 1pm start
  • Friday Nominated Pairs names in by 12pm for 1pm start
  • Saturday Blind Draw pairs names in by 12pm for 1pm start
  • Sunday Mixed Social names in by 1pm for 1.30pm start.

UYLSSES

NOW you have heard of the epic journey The Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.

Well, we have our own version here in Wagga. The Long Way Round to Walwa by Oscar Beazley. Yes four of us left Wagga at 9.45am on Wednesday, April 10 with the intention of arriving in Walwa for lunch.

We were late leaving as I had an issue with tyre pressure and having got that sorted off we went out through Mangoplah, Cookardinia, and Morven to Culcairn for a breather and sustenance. And from here the journey began.

Down the Olympic way through Gerogery to Table Top where we turned down Table Top Road, past the Kinross Woolshed Hotel through to Thurgoona and at the end of the road did a lefty to the Hume Dam.

"Aha" I thought we are going left here across the Bethanga Bridge, past Bellbridge and on to our destination from there. But not so, we turned right, rode past the Dam Wall and then on to the Murray Valley Highway to Tallangatta. When we got to the Tallangatta turn off I thought "You beaut, a feed and a drink coming up" but once again disappointment.

We kept going until we pulled in to the Koetong Hotel but all we saw there was a six foot high sign saying "For Sale" so we soldiered on to the Shelley-Walwa Road turn only to be told, in neon lights, that the road was closed until further notice.

Well we weren't going to wait until further notice so we plugged away until we got to within 10 kilometres of Corryong. Wonderful, food and drinks coming up in about 10 minutes, but not on your nelly we spun to the left and motored over to Tintaldra after travelling through Cudgewa where the local pub beckoned us in. But we rode by.

Having got to Tintaldra it was only about 25ks back to Walwa and we got there at 10 minutes past two.

The pub shuts at two. So we had a snack and a drink at the little general store across the road.

After snacking, chatting and refuelling we navigated our way back to Holbrook then back home through Mangoplah and the late afternoon shadows. We ended up scraping about 430kms off the tyres but it did turn out to be an epic adventure. Thanks Oscar. Now while we are on the subject of Walwa they have now got 98 octane on sale there as well as 91 and the place is getting quite a makeover. Caltex Star Card is also an option for your fuel as well as all the other payment methods.

Saturday morning at Billy's for Meet and Greet was not that well attended, which was a shame because it was a beautiful morning however ten bods fronted up and enjoyed the usual coffee, muffin and some well informed conversation. Annette has sold the Billy's Café business to Kylie Bean who runs the Busy Bean in Kooringal Road. The shop will not be open this Saturday (Easter) so we are going to assemble at the Commercial Club at 10am and Annette's final day of business will be on Saturday, April 27, so roll up and bid her a fond farewell. Kylie Bean will be in charge from Saturday, May 4 so let's see what happens.

Sunday was not a scheduled ride day but I did see a ton of bikes out there on a great bike riding day, they were everywhere in ideal conditions. I happened to be in Tumut on Friday and all the coffee stops were inundated with thirsty riders from all over the countryside. Our next ride will be on May 5, we are skipping the third Sunday in April because of Easter, however don't let that stop you from going and flushing the constabulary out from their hiding places.

Don't forget to meet up with the Billy's crew each Wednesday where a ride will be discussed and head off at about 9am. Time is not a big factor for these rides the thing is to get out and enjoy the day with a few like-minded mates.

Come June all the rides, both Sunday and Wednesday will leave at 9.30am. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, enjoy the weather and riding until the winter months come and put a spanner in the works.

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