Riverina Leader Sport, September 11

GRINNERS: The Rules Club's 2019 Challenge Pairs winners were Nathan Kemp and Zach Gabrielsen. Picture: SUPPLIED
GRINNERS: The Rules Club's 2019 Challenge Pairs winners were Nathan Kemp and Zach Gabrielsen. Picture: SUPPLIED

WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB

Last Tuesday, the ladies competed for their September monthly medals. It was Billie Johnston's turn to collect the Division 1 medal after she shot 82 off the stick for a nett 58 and a c/b win.

Marg Gregurke continued her recent hot streak of form with a scratch score of 85, nett 53, to claim the Division 2 medal. Scratch winners on the day were Jenny Hazell (Div 1) with a terrific round of 73; Gloria Vonarx (Div 2), 86, and Val Brunskill (Div 3), 85.

Handicap winners' vouchers were handed to Lyn Donohoe (Div 1), 58 nett; Fay Baker (Div 2), 59 nett, and Cae Cobby (Div 3), 54 nett. Kitty Howe collected the Div 1 NTP voucher, while the Div 2 and 3 NTP prizes went to Billie Johnston and Sandra Mellen respectively.

Cassie Gill put on an absolute clinic in putting, using the flat stick only 20 times during the course of her round, to easily win the Division 1 Putting comp. Billie Johnston also putted well with 26 to take out Division 2, while Cae Cobby needed one more putt to win the Division 3 voucher. Ball Comp to 64 nett.

The girls returned for a bisque par event on Friday. In Division 1, Dee Harley claimed the honours with a score of +12 from Di Jenkins, +11, while recently-crowned nonagenarian Vi Gardner enjoyed a great round of +13 to collect the Division 3 prize. Ball comp to +8.

In the veterans, in-form duo Eddie Wall and Warren Lynch combined well to score 34 poimts for a win in last Monday's nine-hole 4BBB comp, one better than Bob Moore and Don Kirwan. Then followed Terry Baker and Col Gorham with 31, and Warren Lynch and John Burkinshaw, 30 points.

In Thursday's nine-hole Stableford event, Bob Moore scored 27 points for a win, from Peter Kirkman and Roy Sanders 26, Don Kirwan, Ron Culgan and Tony Martin 25, and Tony Brunskill, 24 on a c/b.

John Burkinshaw made sure his good week stayed on track when he scored 47 points to win the A Grade event in last Wednesday's members stableford comp, a couple clear of Max Horsnell, 45.

In B Grade, Bob Warhurst fired up for 49 points and win from Maurie Hogan, 48. NTP vouchers were collected by Ray Harrison, Maurie Hogan and John Burkinshaw, while the ball comp went to 45 on a c/b.

Members returned for another stableford event on Saturday, and in A Grade, 40 points was enough for Grahame Winson to sneak home by a shot from in-form 1-marker, Warren Lynch.

Jim Neiberding scored 43 to collect the B Grade prize, from John Burkinshaw, 41, while Lex Boardman ran hot in C Grade, scoring 48 for a win, but only just, from the ever-present Eddie Wall, 47.

TENNIS

By Roman Adamcewicz

There's no tennis today in the Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex. The competition will resume on Wednesday, October 16.

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. Intersport Australia gift cards are awarded at the end of the competition for those players playing five matches, as well as a best and fairest award.

At the halfway point of the competition, equal leaders are Michael Paolucci-Ellis and Victoria Grantham, tied on 23 points, with Wyatt Piltz on 15 points, then Beau Bradley on 14 and Seth Piltz on 12 1/2.

This week's winner of McDonald's Sports Award was Victoria Grantham. For inquiries 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 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 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.

RULES MEN'S BOWLS

2019 Commonwealth Bank Challenge Pairs

Winners: Nathan Kemp & Zach Gabrielsen 10 +37

Runners-Up: Rod Cramp & Peter Durnan 10 +18

Third: Richard Durnan & David Ivanoff 9 +14

Fourth: Max Simmons & Mark Pearce 9 +6

Fifth: Lloyd Lacarino & Max Goldsmith 8 +32

Day 1 Card: Paul Adams & Glenn Fahey 6 + 12

Day 2 Card: Brian Hughes & Max Sanbrook 4 +10

A full complement of 28 teams from across the district, Melbourne, Narrandera and Wodonga competed for $4320 in prizemoney.

First prize of $1600 went to Zac Gabrielsen and Nathan Kemp with 10 wins plus 37 shots. Second prize of $1000 went to Peter Durnan and Rod Cramp with 10 wins plus 18 shots. Third prize of $700 went to David Ivanoff and Richard Durnan of Narrandera with 9 wins plus 18 shots. Fourth prize of $400 went to Mark Pearce and Max Simmons with 9 wins plus 6 shots and fifth prize of $250 went to the Melbourne team of Max Goldsmith and Lloyd Laccarino with 8 wins plus 32 shots.

Best card on day 1 and prizemoney of $140 went to Glen Fahey and Paul Adams with 6 wins plus 12 shots. Best day 2 card winners were Max Sandbrook and Brian Hughes with 4 wins plus 10 shots.

The Wednesday Blind Draw Triples was sponsored by The Athlete's Foot and Compleat Angler.

Winners with 24 points were Jeff Post, Kevin Wales, Keith Gill; runners-up Chris Leonard, Norm King, Ron Myers 22 points; 3rd place Dennis Rawlings, Jack Cousley 21 points; 4th place Andy Carey, Mick Mahon, Robbie Nolan 20 points.

Friday's Blind Draw cancelled due to weather. Nominations for Club Triples Championship close September 30, with the first round to be played Thursday, October 10 at 6.30pm.

Members are reminded that the club's AGM will be held in the bowlers lounge on Sunday, September 15 at 10.15am sharp.

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 Sets Play. Names in by noon for 1pm start

Sunday Mixed Blind Draw. Names in by noon for 1pm start

RULES WOMEN'S BOWLS

Tuesday, September 3

Consistency Singles Round 1

Elaine Larkin def Barbara Cotterill

Trish Hogan def Verna Quigley

Kay McMillan def Muriel Telford

Fran Mahon def Jenny Mitchell

Sandra Lucas def Mona Thornton

Social Bowls

Carole Freeman, Marion McCrum & Pat MacDonald def Marie Williams, Gayle Hull & Leone Maher

Elsie McCrum, Joy Robbins & Alice Bower def Irene Crouch, Lorna Woolbank & June Chappelow

Day Winner: Elaine Larkin

Runner-Up: Trish Hogan

Thursday, September 5

Consistency Singles Round 2

Elaine Larkin def Kay McMillan

June Chappelow def Fran Mahon

Sandra Lucas def Gayle Hull

Social Bowls

Nola Post, Marion McCrum & Barbara Cotterill def Anne Purcell, Verna Quigley & Norma Gay

Joy Robbins, Elsie McCrum & Jenny Mitchell def Alice Bower, Trish Hogan & Anne Leonard

Day Winner: June Chappelow

ULYSSES

Only three ventured out last week, Les Oscar and Woody. Gerhard had a dentist appointment at 9 and was going to catch up if time permitted but he didn't make it.

Gino turned up at 9am only to find the riders had left and it was at this point he had battery trouble; we got him going and sent him on his way, but that was the last anybody saw of him that day.

It was an interesting ride with the first leg being through Holbrook, Jingellic and Walwa.

From Walwa they continued on toward Corryong and took the Shelley Road across to Tallangatta where lunch was the order of the day at the Victoria Hotel.

After lunch, the riders backtracked to the Bellbridge, crossed over the Bethanga bridge and headed back to the Hume Highway, then to Holbrook across to Morven and stopped at Culcairn for an afternoon coffee at the bakery there. Refreshments over it was back home up the Olympic Way.

Woody is going to organise an overnight ride on October 16 to Mitta Mitta and beyond. Watch this space.

The Tri Branch weekend at Narrandera was a success by all accounts although the weather was a little on the fresh side.

Saturday Meet and Greet was a washout with so many people away and freezing cold weather. Only four turned up and didn't stay long.

The next ride for the month will be on Sunday, September 15 but at this stage a destination has not been decided upon, however turn up at McDonald's Edward Street car park at 8am and all will be revealed.

On October 6, Mark Williams will be leading a ride and knowing Mark it will be a good day out.

On October 12, there's an escort ride for Dee and Guy's wedding which, I believe, will be galavanting through Bourkelands. And on October 20 it's the annual Pink Ribbon Ride.

The next branch meeting will be on September 17 in the Radio Club rooms, which are located in Small Street.

The meeting gets under way at 7.30pm but the doors open at 7pm for you to mingle prior to the meeting and discuss what needs to be discussed.

We are well into getting the 2019 Toy Run off the ground and are looking for donations and new toys. The age span we cater for is about 3-15.

This year's run will be held on Saturday, December 7. At this time, all the necessary approvals have been granted.

We will be appearing at the Wollundry Markets, which are at the Civic Centre precinct, on Saturday, October 12 from 9am-1pm.

Until then, happy riding and may we get a bit more warm weather.

Remember, all rides from now until May 31 depart at 9am.