Riverina Leader sport news, June 5, 2019

CHAMPIONS: Winners of The Rules Club Invitation Pairs Anne Leonard and Lynn Eggleton with ladies president Joan Stair (middle).

CHAMPIONS: Winners of The Rules Club Invitation Pairs Anne Leonard and Lynn Eggleton with ladies president Joan Stair (middle).


Invitation Pairs Tournament

A total of 26 teams contested the inaugural the Invitation Pairs Tournament in perfect conditions, with teams from Lake Cargelligo, Junee, West Wyalong, Gundagai, Tumut, Canowindra Coolamon Wagga RSL, Ganmain and the Rules Club. Going into the last game, there were two five-game winners, with the pairing of Anne Leonard and Lynn Eggleton finishing on top, winning all six games.

Winners: Anne Leonard & Lynn Eggleton 6+57

Second: Carol Sanbrook & Leone Maher 5+43

Third: Jason Dunn & Helen Pearce 5+37

Best Day 1 Card: Cheryl Darcy & Fran Mahon +29

Best Day 2 Card: Steph Puttock & Stacy Hague +10

Minor Singles Championship, Tuesday

Gayle Hull def Jannette Brown

Major Singles Championship

Leone Maher def Alice Bower

Trish Irilli def Muriel Telford

Lyn Eggleton def Sandra Lucas

Joan Stair def Jan Wilson

Anne Leonard def Elaine Larkin

Barbara Cotterill def Kay McMillan

Jenny Mitchell def Verna Quigley

Day Winner

Leon Maher

Final Minor Singles Championship, Thursday

Gayle Hull def Inga Plater

Major Singles Championship

Barbara Cotterill def Lyn Eggleton

Trish Irilli def Jenny Mitchell

Norma Gay def Joan Stair

Leone Maher def Anne Leonard

Day Winner: Barbara Cotterill


In the monthly Settlers Group Blind Draw Triples Tournament, Andrew Carey, Larry Stitt, Keith Browne claimed the winners' prizemoney of $210 with three wins plus 28 shots.

Second prizemoney of $120 was won by Max Sandbrook, Wal Paton and Rod Roy with three wins plus 21 shots on a countback from "Strop" McKenzie, Doug Kinder and Pat O'Halloran, three wins plus 21 shots (in third place and prizemoney $90). Best game winners ($60 prizemoney) were: Game 1, Team Dennis Rawlings plus 9 shots; Game 2, Team John Hetherington plus 12 shots, Game 3, Team Ron Francis plus 9 shots.

Wednesday's blind draw triples were cancelled due to wet weather.

Friday's Nominated Pairs event was sponsored by Harvey Mower World and Geoff Chambeyron Homes. Winners with 27 points were John Hetherington and Jim Sloan; runners-up Chris Leonard, Andrew Carey and Terry Rosewall, 23 points.

There were no bowls on Saturday or Sunday due to the ladies conducting their annual Invitation Pairs Tournament.

Coming Events

Draw's on the board for Minor Pairs Championship, with first round to be played June 15. Versatility 5s Tournament on Sunday, June 23 with prizemoney $2125 is now filled. Nomination sheet on the board for the Settlers Group Monthly Blind Draw 2 bowl Triples Tournament on Monday, June 17. Three games of 14 ends; prizemoney $600 with a 9am start.

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 1pm for 1.30pm start.


The rain meant both AM and PM Wednesday bowls was washed out.

Play was possible on Friday in very cold conditions. Winner in the blind draw competition was Ken Hamilton, Brian Dietch and Daryl Poynton, with a score of 11, from Allan Brentnall, Ken Howell and Frank Boyd on 10.50.

In Sunday's AM Mixed Social Blind Draw, the team of Jack Whyte, Trish Whyte and Sue Pim scored 17.75 to win from Bob Young, Frank Boyd and Sue Dean on 10.25.

Coming Events

Wednesday 10am Blind Draw. 1pm Nominated Pairs & Major Jackpot.

Friday 10am Blind Draw.

Sunday 10am Mixed Blind Draw. Sunday AM Minor Singles.


About nine bodies turned up for a ride last Wednesday, but they had all left their bikes at home. The weather was absolutely diabolical, very wet and very cold so the nine bods enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and went home and sat in front of the fire where they contemplated their next move for the day.

Saturday turned out to be a nice sunny day, although the degrees centigrade were still on the low side, however about 10 turned out for coffee and some cake at the Busy Bean Café in Gurwood Street.

Sunday was a magnificent day, with a clear blue sky and six of the team took off for the hills, going out through Tarcutta and then Humula to Rosewood where they pulled in for morning tea at Gone Barney. After a bit of a spell the next destination was Walwa, where lunch at the general store was the order of the day. One or two even topped up with fuel, and you now have a choice of 91 and 98 octane. Lunch over the ride progressed to Holbrook and then home via Mangoplah. A great ride, albeit a little on the cold side, especially when the snow-covered peaks were spied in the distance.

Apart from the Wednesday rides, the next Sunday ride will be on June 16, leaving from McDonald's Edward Street car park at 9.30am.

The next branch meeting will be on June 18 at the Radio Club Rooms in Small Street, starting at 7.30pm.

On July 7, the ride for the day will be a short stint around town, ending up at The Red Steer motel for a Christmas in July-type lunch.

Keep warm and keep well until we meet again. Go and have flu shot, there are a couple of nasties floating around out there.


There are only four weeks remaining 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, finishing at 6pm sharp. Sportsman's Warehouse giftcards are 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 Alastair Wright on 78 points. In second place is Isaac Schiller on 70 1/2 points, then Robert Grantham on 69 points, with Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 67 1/2 points and Victoria Grantham on 561/2 points.

Winners of the McDonald's sports awards this week were Makenna Irlam and Alastair Wright.

For inquiries about the junior competition or tennis lessons, phone Roman on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.

At Forest Hill, there is social tennis every Sunday afternoon from 3pm for all standards. Contact Col on 0447 464 234 or Trevor on 0407 513 974.

San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching on Monday from 4.30pm. Also, there is social tennis every Friday at San Isidore, starting 6pm. All standards are welcome. Contact Ruth on 0409 743677.

Roman Adamcewicz


The Matthews family had an excellent day at the WaggaRoos orienteering event on Willans Hill last Sunday, with success on both the easy and moderate navigation courses and winning the handicap for the day.

The lovely sunny morning attracted a number of family groups, many attempting orienteering for the first time.

Starting from the south-west end of Willans Hill near the corner of Mimosa and Erica streets, the 1900m easy navigation course allowed participants to make use of the numerous track and paths in the area, although one leg required following a long earth wall through the scrub.

Times were quite close and competitive despite many newcomers.

Phoebe and Simon Matthews were quickest around finishing, just more than a minute ahead of Jarrah Mestan and Julie Gooding. Freya Matthews was not far off the pace and finished well in third place. The Farquhar males, Duncan and Alexander, finished just ahead of the Farquhar females, Emily and Ella.

After their successful completion of the easy course, Simon, Freya and Phoebe Matthews then teamed up to attempt the 2.2 km moderate navigation course. Laura and Suzy Shelton did similarly.

Although the distance is only slightly longer than the easy course the moderate course challenges participants with options for cutting across country through the scrub, whereas the easy course is more constrained to obvious track and path options.

On Willans Hill, there are numerous earth walls that are relatively easy to follow, particularly when the forest floor is as open as currently.

Both groups coped well with the step up in navigation and the Matthews family added to their easy course successes, recording the quickest time on the moderate course.

Alex Davey had a convincing win on the 3.8km hard navigation course.

Both hard navigation courses included a number of control sites north of Baden Powell Drive that involved some steep uphill and downhill climbs. Alex finished well ahead of newcomer Stuart McDougall, with Bob Moore managing to grab third place ahead of Dale Clegg.

On the 5.4km hard course, Briohny Seaman finished a strong 12 minutes ahead of John Oliver.

The next event will start at 10am on Sunday, June 26 at Connorton. Drive south from Jubilee Park towards Mangoplah on the Holbrook Road. After about 6km, and just after crossing Stringybark Creek, turn right into the Connorton property and follow the signs to the assembly area.


1.9km Easy Course: Simon & Phoebe Matthews 19.00; Julie Gooding & Jarrah Mestan 20.18; Freya Matthews 23.54; Duncan & Alexander Farquhar 24.24; Emily & Ella Farquhar 28.49; Laura & Suzy Shelton 32.14; Pauline Moore 33.42; Kath Oliver 34.45; Bridgette Poulton & Amy Ziesing 37.51; Smith & Wealands family group 64.10. 2.2km Moderate Course: Simon, Freya & Phoebe Matthews 44.50; Laura & Suzy Shelton 73.14. 3.8km Hard Course: Alex Davey 38.27; Steve McDougall 55.43; Bob Moore 86.03; Dale Clegg 92.26. 5.4km Hard Course: Briohny Seaman 48.32; John Oliver 60.26.