Riverina Leader sport news, July 3

WINNER: Leone Maher took out the Rules Club's major singles championship.

WINNER: Leone Maher took out the Rules Club's major singles championship.

RULES WOMEN'S BOWLING CLUB

FINAL MAJOR SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP

Leone Maher 25 def Barbara Cotterill 18

SOCIAL BOWLS

Gayle Hull. Lorna Woolbank & Kay McMillan def Grace Smith, Carole Freeman & Jan Wilson

Bev Robinson, Marion McCrum & Kay Reid def Irene Crouch, Muriel Telford & June Chappelow

Marie Williams,Cheryl Darcy & Verna Burkinshaw def Nola Post, Elaine Larkin & Jenny Mitchell

Trish Hogan, Pat MacDonald & Mona Thornton def Verna Quiglley, Sandra Lucas & Michelle Henderson

DAY WINNERS

Gayle Hull. Lorna Woolbank & Kay McMillan

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

NOMINATED PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP

Muriel Telford & Michelle Henderson def Norma Gay & Jenny Mitchell

Bev Robinson & Leone Maher def Anne Leonard & Lynn Eggleton

Alice Bower & Trish Irilli def Joan Stair & Sandra Lucas

Verna Burkinshaw & June Chappelow def Janette Brown & Kay McMillan

Pat MacDonald & Jan Wilson def Verna Quigley & Lorna Woolbank

SOCIAL BOWLS

Sally Davidson & Fran Mahon def Trish Hogan & Kay Reid

DAY WINNER

Alice Bower & Trish Irilli

RUNNER-UP

Bev Robinson & Leone Maher

RULES MEN'S BOWLS

There was a a full complement of teams for last Sunday's Annual Versatility 5s Tournament.

Winners, with $1125 prizemoney, were Pedro Rudd, Gary Brookes, Geoff Holt, John Stout and John Hetherington with three wins plus 16 shots.

In second place, $625 prizemoney, were Zac and Nathan Gabrielsen, Nathan Gardiner, Bob Hart and Nick de Bruyn with three wins plus 13 shots.

In third place and $375 prizemoney were Ross Maguire, Graham Rossiter, Col Firman, Bill Bishop and Col Plater with three wins plus two shots.

Wednesday Blind Draw Triples, sponsored by Hunters Newsagency and Rods Custom Rods, saw Paul Fenwick, Peter Wild, Scott Bourne take out the winners' prize with 24 points. Runners-up: Ron Francis, Wayne Broad 21 points; 3rd place: Chris Leonard, Jack Cousley 20 points.

Friday Blind Draw Pairs was sponsored by Re Max Real Estate and Triple O Plumbing. Winners with 23 points were Doug Kinder, Brian Carroll 23; runners-up: Darren Kelly, Bill Wilson 22 points; 3rd place: Paul Fenwick, Keith Gill 21 points; 4th place: Barry Breust, Jim Sloan 20 points.

Saturday Blind Draw winners were Alan Jacobson, Kevin Wales, Tony Darcy 22 points; runners-up: Peter Dolden, Henry Sperrin, Norm King 20 points.

Nomination sheet is on the board for the Monthly Settlers Group 2 Bowl Blind Draw Triples Tournament on Monday, July 8 (9.15am start).

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 1pm for 1.30pm start.

WAGGA RSL MEN'S BOWLS

Wednesday AM Blind Draw saw the trio of Wal Paton, Allen Mulholland and Robert Hale claim the bickies with a score of 13.75+23 from Roy Hollis, Phil Burgess & Des Harmer on 0.50+16.

Wednesday PM Nominated Pairs saw a convincing win of 2+10 to John Swaffield and Darren Walker, with Andre DeHann and Geoff Jacquire runners up with 1+0.

Friday's AM Blind Draw saw Wally Paton and Des Harmer, with a score of 12, claim the winnings from Ken Morden and Ken Howell on 11.25.

Sunday AM Mixed Pairs were washed out by some very welcome rain.

Coming Events: Wednesday 10am Blind Draw. 1pm Nominated Pairs & Major Jackpot. Friday 10am Blind Draw. Sunday 10am Mixed Blind Draw. Nominations are open for the Major/Minor Championship to commence August 17 with a closing date of August 9.

WAGGA RSL WOMEN'S BOWLS

On June 25, D Christie, S Pim played A Brown and S Brown; C Parkinson and P Urquhart played P Wray and P Crawford; P Reeves and C Coleman played D McIntyre and P Whyte. Winners on the day: P Reeves and C. Coleman.

On June 27, social bowls were played with Wagga Women's Bowling Club members. WWBC's final day of bowling.

TENNIS

The finals of the Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition will take place today at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex. Presentations will take place at 5.30pm after the day's competition. In the event of rain, the presentations will take place at 4pm. 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. Sportsman's 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 Alastair Wright on 931/2 points. In second place is Robert Grantham on 87 points with Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 85 points, then Victoria Grantham on 73 points and Isaac Schiller on 70 1/2 points making up the top-five placings.

Winners of the McDonald's Sports Awards this week were: Victoria Grantham and Seth Piltz. For inquiries about the junior competition or tennis lessons, contact Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.

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

San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching Mondays from 4.30pm. Also, there is social tennis every Friday at San Isidore starting at 6pm. All standards are welcome, contact Ruth on 0409 743 677.

Roman Adamcewicz

ULYSSES

Les, Oscar, Gary, Gino, Thomo, Fred and new chum Scott Edwards all departed last Wednesday and went down through Culcairn to Walbundrie. From Walbundrie they took the Urana Road and motored to Corowa, ending up at Rutherglen, where they had lunch at the pie shop. After lunch, they all descended on the motor museum and drooled over the collection of old cars. The journey home was through Howlong, Burrumbuttock, Culcairn, Morven and Mangoplah. Another good day out in good weather.

Saturday's meet and greet at the Bean Café in Gurwood Street (aka Billy's) was well attended and what's more it was warm enough to sit outside and discuss the matters of the world and our home ground.

This coming Sunday (7th) is the Christmas in July ride which will leave McDonald's Edward Street car park at 9:30am and after a short ride to somewhere will terminate at the Red Steer Hotel for lunch. Should be a great day out. The next ride for the month will be on July 21, once again leaving from McDonald's, but at this stage I don't know where there ride will go. The next branch meeting will be held on July 23 at the Radio Club Rooms in Small Street, starting at 7.30pm. Turn up at 7pm for a bit of fellowship. And, of course, there are rides every Wednesday which leave from Bean's Café, 35 Gurwood Street. Destination is decided on the day.

We all like finding stuff that we can add to our motorcycles to make our riding more enjoyable, faster or safer. Whether it is a performance exhaust system, more comfortable seat or some other fandangle, the reality is we will find an excuse if we can afford same to fit the latest and greatest.

Some people spend fantastic amounts on special edition motorcycles or find lots of farkles that they can add to their bikes. Whether it is a special edition, custom job or whatever, it makes us feel good admiring our pride and joys and thinking about our next ride.

How many of us actually spend money on making ourselves better? We are the actual controller of the machine, what have we done to make ourselves better?

One of the best things we can do is spend a little on our well-being. Many members of Ulysses Club have been riding for a long time. Many riders have never had a serious crash and hopefully never will.

What we need to do is stop saying "I have been riding 20, 30 or 40 years and never had an issue, so I must be doing something right." I have met and enjoyed the company of members who have been riding for many years but still cannot do a feet-up U turn. I have met many people who simply have not crashed, more from good luck than good management.

Improving our skills is one of the cheapest ways of ensuring our safety, making our rides more enjoyable and protecting ourselves and families from the pain and heartache of a loss of life or ability. If we look at the expense of improving our knowledge and skills it is the cheapest form of modification that we can make, yet provides the greatest payback of expenditure.

Throughout the country new riders receive some form of compulsory training which far exceeds that which was available or even existed when most of us got our licences. A training course can confirm all of the things you are doing right, explain why they work and introduce new skills and knowledge that will make your pastime more enjoyable and safer. This type of training is not a pass/fail assessment but concentrates on developing skills.

The Ulysses Club recognises the importance of training and offers to assist members who undertake training to improve their skills and knowledge with financial assistance in helping pay for the training. The next time you are thinking of purchasing something for your bike, think about the person who controls it! Think about the confidence and enjoyment you can experience developing your skills with direction. The day you think you know it all, is the day you should give up riding. Remember, safe riding doesn't happen by accident!