Riverina Leader sport news, May 8, 2019

Explorers Rifle Club

NSW Match Rifle and Long Range F Class State Championships - Ungarie

A few of our members went to the NSW Match Rifle and Long Range F Class State Championships which were held over the weekend at Ungarie.

The championships are shot over 1000, 1100 and 1200 Yards. Congratulations to all our Explorer members who competed.

  • Match Rifle: 1st Shaun Wingrove Canberra, 454.32. 2nd Paul Maher Canberra, 451.32. 3rd David Xuereb Explorer, 448.32. 4th Phil Bain Explorers, 443.28
  • FTR: 1st M Punturiero - Loxton, 516.12.2nd Darren Bradley - Griffith, 512.13.3rd Geoff Willis Bathurst, 503.9.
  • F Open: 1st Ben Goodwin - Explorers, 526.17. 2nd Rob Jeffery Explorers, 524.17. 3rd Cliff Austen Nowra, 524.13. Neville Lyons - Explorers, 519.24.

Congratulations to all our Explorer members who competed.

Saturday 800 Yards Lockhart

Back at Lockhart on Saturday there was only four of us so a quick shoot. The wind was still playing its games but mostly coming from the left for around 2-3 points. But every now and then switching to come from the right with dire consequences if missed! Kevin Paton came out to shoot a stage and test his squashed trigger finger out certainly black and bruised Kevin!

Thanks for having us around afterwards Roz.

  • Results from Lockhart as follows: Target Rifle Scott Brindley-TRA-147.20. (Out of 150).F Class Graham Crowe-FS-170.11, Hubert Hassall-FS-135, Kevin Paton-FS-71.1-One Stage only. (Out of 180)



Tuesday, April 30: Verna Quigley, Marion McCrum and Jan Wilson def Inga Plater, Joy Robbins and Kay Reid. Jannette Brown, Alice Bower and Sandra Lucas def Irene Crouch, Muriel Telford and Elaine Larkin. Elsie McCrum and Mona Thornton def Glenda Rose and June Chappelow. Lorna Woolbank and Barbara Cotterill def Marie Williams and Michele Henderson. DAY WINNERS: Verna Quigley, Marion McCrum and Jan Wilson. Runners-Up: Elsie McCrum and Mona Thornton.

Thursday, May 2: Joy Robbins, Nola Post Alice Bower & June Chappelow def Joy Robbins, Marion McCrum, Norma Gay and Jan Wilson.


Roman Adamcewicz

Tennis continues today in the Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition 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 Isaac Schiller on 58 points followed by Robert Grantham on 531/2 points then Alastair Wright on 53 points with Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 48 points and Caden Maxwell on 41 points making up the top five placings.

Winners of the McDonalds Sports Awards this week were Alastair Wright 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 Monday from 4.30pm. Also, there is social tennis every Friday at San Isidore at 6pm. All standards are welcome contact Ruth on 0409 743677.


THE Business Girls played their postponed 2018 Foursomes Championships over the last weekend in April.

Saturday's honours went to the team of Pam Kellam and Lazetta Gaffney, from Cheryl McKee and Kerry Celegon. Janelle Doust and Maureen Foley claimed the win on Sunday, with second place going to Jenny Myers and Doreen Hazell.

NTP's to Lyn McMullen, Maureen Foley, Cheryl McKee and Janelle Doust.

Congratulations to 36-hole winners, and 2018 Foursomes Champions, Janelle and Maureen; runners-up Cheryl and Kerry, and Encouragement Award winners, Lyn McMullen and Sally Davidson, who won the award on a countback from Doreen Hazell and Jenny Myers.

The 2019 championships will be held later in the year, and will mark 30 years of continuous support from club stalwarts, Colleen Watkins, Lyn McMullen and Nancye Piercy. Well done, girls.

In Vets news, John Burkinshaw scored 34 nett to win last Monday's nine-hole stroke event, a shot clear of Grahame Winson, Tony Thompson and Keith Withers. Vouchers to 36 nett.

Thursday's comp went to Les Hodges, who carded 34 nett, from Grahame Winson 35, and Dave Sutton 36.

Vouchers to 38 nett on a countback.

The ladies played a stroke event last Tuesday, and in Div 1, Marg Hogan scored 71 nett for a countback win from Janelle Doust.

In Div 2, Linda Coombes also got home on a countback, scoring 74 nett, to beat Pam Seymour.

It was more cut-and-dried in Div 3, with Val Brunskill playing great golf to score 70 nett for a nine-shot win from Pat Grieve, 79 nett. NTP's to Dee Harley (Div 1), Pam Seymour (Div 2) and Sandra Mellen (Div 3).

Ball comp to 79 nett countback.

Clarrie Ridley did it again last Wednesday, defying the pouring rain on his way to scoring 38 stableford pts for a win in the A Grade event, from Peter Conlin, 37 pts on a countback from Trevor Garside.

In B Grade, John McLeod scored 37 pts to get the better of Darryl Dickinson, also on a c/b, while Rex Kember took third spot with 36 pts. NTP's to Bob McKenzie and Andy White.

Ball comp to 35 pts on a countback.

Sydney visitor, Ryan Laurent, showed the locals how it was done, when he scored 40 points to secure a win in A Grade in Saturday's members' stableford event, three points clear of Craig Jeffries 37, with Peter Conlin third with 36 pts.

In B Grade, Jim Neiberding carded 38 points for a win from Ray Harrison 37 points, on a countback from Geoff Asgill.

Dave McCrea also fired up for 40 points for a win in C Grade, from Peter Fulmer 38, and Peter Austin 36 points. NTP's to Kyle Harrison, Kevin Rafter and Richard Flanigan. Ball Comp to 34 points on countback.

Tim Barlow's nine-hole Sunday Stableford comp finished off the week, with Ken McPherson scoring 20 points to win on a countback from Kylie Baker and Darren Johnston, followed by Andy White, new member, Brendan Eady and Dave Weeden, 19 points, then another new member, Tracey Peeck, 18 points on a countback.


RAIN threatened last week and I didn't think we would have any starters but three brave cowboys and one Annie Oakley took off at about 9.15am, heading for Holbrook where they tucked into a snack and coffee at the Submarine Café.

After much ado about nothing they saddled up and motored up the highway in the direction of Tarcutta but never quite made the sleepy village because much needed rain came down upon them, so they peeled off at Kyeamba and went straight back to home camp before becoming drenched.

A short ride but nevertheless enjoyable.

Saturday morning saw a large gathering at Billy's for Meet and Greet and it was the new proprietors who got the greet, run off their feet keeping our lot happy.

I am sure they will get the hang of it as time goes by when they get that coffee machine into top gear.

It was all very pleasant and even Princess was happy with the beverage. He is a coffee tragic.

Sunday saw four lined up at McDonalds for the Sunday ride to somewhere which turned out to be Bethungra after taking a tour through Marrar.

It must be pointed out that Woody had come over from Temora to join the ride, arriving at 9.05am, and if it had not been for Ian wanting to have a last minute fag he would still be there waiting.

It so happens that we are on time sometimes, but not often.

Anyway they ended up on Murrulebale Road which passes Murrulebale Hill out Marrar way and ended up in Bethungra where they caught up with Garry and Gayleen Crabtree, who run The Old School Café there.

And while there they also caught up with Ed Hamilton, his mate Elvis and their wives who had come over from Cootamundra for a spot of nourishment.

Ed used to attend the Wagga rides and meetings until such time a Branch was formed in Cootamundra a few years back. Getting back to our Sunday riders, they rode over to Wantabadgery through Eurongilly and then came back home to Wagga through Oura just in time for a late lunch.

That's the activities for the last couple of weeks and up and coming there will be another Sunday ride on the 19th of this month followed by our next branch meeting on Tuesday, May 21.

Branch meetings are held in The Radio Club Rooms at number 7 Small Street, which is an extension of Forsyth Street on the Eastern end. The doors open at 7pm and the meetings generally get under way at 7.30pm and provided no one has any contentious issues she is all over rover by about 8.15pm and we can get on with supper and raffles etc. And don't forget each and every Wednesday a ride departs from Billy's Café, in Gurwood Street, at 9am. Destinations for Wednesday rides are decided on the day in question.

We have just had a newsletter from Natcom advising us of some great specials they are offering this month along with new Ulysses Club products.

These specials will change monthly and they will be bringing you many more new items in the near future that will include new designs and colours.

Go on the Ulysses web site to see the new items announcements - just in time for the cooler months.

You might like to buy the "Ulysses Story" to while away the hours on those wet weekends.

Please place your order on line at the Gear Shop www.ulyssesclub.org or call our Administration Office. Phone 1300 134 123 or 02 4647 7772. If you want to know anything about our local branch give our secretary, Mary, a call on 0413 586 196 or you could try our president, Trevor on 0418 517 673.

See you on the road enjoying this great autumn weather.

Rules Men's Bowls

WEDNESDAY blind draw Triples rained out.

Friday Nominated Pairs was sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and Hertz Rentals.

Winners: Peter Roberts, Bob Robertson 23 points; runners up Henry Sperrin, Peter Turner 20 points; 3rd place Doug Murray, Kevin Wales, 18 points.


  • Nominations for Minor Pairs Championship close May 20 with first round to be played June 9.
  • Nomination sheet on board for Monthly Settlers Group Blind draw Triples May 20, 9.15am start with $600 prizemoney.
  • Nomination sheet on board for visit from ACT Past Presidents Tuesday, May 14. Blind draw with 1.15pm start.
  • Nomination sheet on board for Versatility 5s Tournament on Sunday, June 23 with prizemoney $2125.
  • 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 5pm for 5.30pm start.

EMAIL: Send your results to rivcontributors@fairfaxmedia.com.au.