Riverina Leader sport, October 16

EYES: Wagga City's Max Harper tries to take a catch during a win over Wagga RSL. Picture: Emma Hillier
EYES: Wagga City's Max Harper tries to take a catch during a win over Wagga RSL. Picture: Emma Hillier


Last Monday's nine-hole vets stableford event ended up being a tight race between Max Robinson and Wagga City Golf Club's longest putter, Peter Briggs.

Both played great golf, each scoring 25 points, with Max winning on a countback. Close behind were Tony Pollard and Tony Thompson on 24 points, then Bert Adams and Lex Boardman, 23, and finally Bob Alexander, Les Hodges and Eddie Wall each on 22 points.

There was another stableford event on Thursday, but on this occasion it was anything but a close contest. Eddie Wall blitzed the field, scoring an incredible 31 points for a three-point win from the unlucky Mick Tilden, 28, followed by Bob Moore, 27, Barry Longmore, 26, and Bill O'Rourke and Warren Lynch each on 25 points.

The ladies had their AGM last Tuesday, followed by a nine-hole stableford event, which went to Joan Veerhuis from Barb O'Donnell. A few more girls competed in Friday's stableford comp, and in Division 1, Una Pocock played well for 47 points for a win, from Lorraine Hickey, 45 points. Cae Cobby secured Division 2 with 44 points, from Val Brunskill 40 points, while the ball comp went to 38 points on a countback.

Members played another stableford event on Wednesday and it was Mick de Vries' turn to stand up, scoring 41 points to take home the A Grade voucher, with Bill Whalan runner-up on 40 points. In B Grade, Rex Kember claimed the main voucher, along with a handful of $5 notes from his mates, with 40 points, enough for a c/b win from John McLeod. NTPs to Bill Whalan and Peter McDonald. Ball comp to 38 points.

In Saturday's members' stableford, Richard Flanigan put together 40 points for a win in A Grade from Max Horsnell, 39 points. In B Grade, Peter Taylor fired up for 43 points and a clear win from Cloud Merrigan, 40 points, while Darryl Dickinson took care of C Grade, scoring 41 points for a one-point victory over Rod Whitlock. NTPs to Frank Veliscek, Ken McPherson and Mick Laurent. Ball comp to 37 points.

The business girls, (or Bee Gees, as they like to be called) also played a stableford event on Saturday, and it was Kylie Baker's turn to collect when she carded 41 points for a good win from club stalwart, Jenny Myers, 39 points.

The week ended with Tim's Sunday stableford event, in which Tony Martin came back to form with a solid 45 points and a clear win from Dave Weeden, 41, and Rick Leonard, Ken McPherson and Lex Boardman, each with 38 points.


The first round of the Graded Club Triples Championship featured close scores in all matches.

Ross Maguire, Darren and Harry Conroy def Mark Pearce, Terry Rosewall, Peter Reid 21/20; Graham Rutherford, Andrew Carey, Jim Davis def Chris Leonard, Keith Wellham, Alan Jacobson 24/23; Paul Fitzgerald, Nathan Gardiner, Mick Carey def John Hetherington, John Stout, Norm King 23/21.

Wednesday Blind draw Triples was sponsored Bance Funeral and Hunters Newsagency. Winners with 25 points were Bob Robertson, Keith Browne, Kevin Rafter; runners-up: Chris Leonard, Johnno Johnston, Ron Myers 22 points; third place Scott Bourne, Henry Sperrin, Tiny Bower, 19 points, on countback from Andy Carey, Wayne Broad, David Bryant.

Friday Nominated Pairs was sponsored by Harvey Mowers & Chainsaws and Aust Farm & Fencing. Keith Wellham and Ralph Todd won first prize with 26 points; runners-up: Scott Bourne and Jeff Post 24 points; third place John Stout and Joe Knox, 22 points.

Nominations close October 28 for the Major and Minor Pairs Championship, with the first round to be played November 7.

Nomination sheet is on the board for the graded 5, 6 and 7 Triples Tournament on November 16 and 17 with $3360 prizemoney. Format: six games, 18 ends, 2 bowl triples with 9.15am start.


Wednesday Blind Draw Triples. Names in by noon for 1pm start

Friday Blind Draw 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 1pm for 1.30pm start



Anne Englebrecht, Pat MacDonald & June Chappelow def Jan Wilson, Marion McCrum & Barbara Cotterill

Nola Post, Michelle Henderson & Sandra Lucas def Kay Reid, Lorna Woolbank & Fran Mahon.

Joy Robbins, Verna Quigley & Elaine Larkin def Joy Robbins, Grace Smith & Alice Bower

Muriel Telford, Joan Stair & Leone Maher def Verna Burkinshaw, Gayle Hull & Mona Thornton

DAY WINNER: Nola Post, Michelle Henderson and Sandra Lucas

RUNNER-UP: Anne Englebrecht, Pat MacDonald and June Chappelow


What a great day it was last Wednesday: bright clear skies and not a lot of traffic on the road.

Four of us, Don, Pat, Bill Moncrief and Oscar left Busy Bean Central at about 9.12am and navigated our way over to Coolamon and then up to Ardlethan, where we stopped for a brief reassessment of our comfort zone.

We continued on to Barellan, passing through a couple of old villages that are now no more than a signpost. From Barellan, the next target was the Honda dealer in Griffith where Oscar had some minor repairs attended to on his Can Am Spyder. While that was taking place we meandered over to Bertoldos Bakery and had a very pleasant lunch, washed down with the obligatory cup of coffee.

Lunch over, we retrieved Oscar's Can Am and took the road home through Darlington Point, stopping off at Wadi for fuel. Next stop was Gillenbah where we regrouped, had an ice cream and rode on home down the Sturt Highway. Another great day out in the sun.

Meet and Greet was well attended on Saturday but I didn't make it as we were at the Wollundry Markets, waving the flag for the 2019 Toy Run. The morning at the markets was a little disappointing as there didn't seem to be many people around, however we did manage to sell a few raffle tickets and some badges, so all was not lost.

Also on the weekend, the Wagga Classic Motorcycle Club ran a two-day rally. On the Saturday morning, they had a bike display at Apex Park in Lake Albert with around 80 odd bikes on display. There were some magnificent machines there lovingly restored and polished by their owners, among them were four old Indian Chiefs who went on the short ride at about 10am. Luckily for them, the back-up trailers carried some fuel for an occasian that might arise. And it did. The poor old Indians were flat out doing 100ks on what fuel they carried. Very thirsty old machines, and I am told that at the end of the day so were the owners.

The WCMC rally over the weekend was very successful with a very good turnout of members, most local but many from out of town.


Two Wheels to Wellington - Motorcycle Awareness Week - October 20

Cameron Park, Nanima Cres, Wellington, NSW

Get your bikes out and come along to catch up with old friends and enjoy a cooked morning Tea and Lunch

All proceeds from the day will go toward the Ulysses Club Arthritis Research Roundation (UCARF)

Barbecue, raffles, bike displays, bike show and shine. For more information please contact Peter Ogen 0407 883 978 or Philip Melhuish 0428 638 880

The 2020 National Rally website is now available: agm2020.ulyssesclub.org so please check out all the news. The website will be updated as information is available. See you all at the 2020 Ulysses Club National Rally starting on May 4, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the 2020 National Rally secretary, Colleen Gaudron by email to 2020ucnrsecretary@gmail.com

28th Bombala Bike Show - Bombala - November 15-16

For further information: www.bombalamotorcycleassociation.com

Entry and camping $30

The next event on the local scene is the Pink Ribbon Ride which is being organised by Jackie Starr (0413 305 753) and Gerhard Grauer (0408 648 316). The ride will leave from McDonald's Edward Street Car Park at 9am and the usual donation of $10 will be your starting price.

Dee and Guy had a good escort for their wedding last weekend and are now living in wedded bliss.

And talking of bliss, get those bikes out of the shed and let the grease slosh around in the wheel bearings. See you on the road enjoying the lovely spring weather.


In August, our club champion Jim Nicholls played in Sydney against club champions from around the state and won the event he is now the NSW Champion of Champions.

The local handicap championship was won by Peter Lloyd from Bill Blowes by a very narrow margin.

N Nash/F Brown 7 def B Cattanach/M Salaganie3

R Westman/J Burmeister7 def D Foley/

F Permezel 5

A Hine/J Terry 7 defD Glasonbury/W Giddings4

B Cattanach/G Arbuckle7 def N Nash/R Westman5

F Permezel/M Salaganie 7 def C Cuthbert/

G Thompson4

D Munro 7 def D Glastonbury/D Foley6

J Burmeister/M Salaganie7 def C Studdert/

W Giddings 4

D Munro/N Nash 7 def A Hine/B Cuthbert 4


L Westman/A Hine 9 def B Cattanach/

G Thompson 4

E Zurbo/R Westman 7 def J Terry/D Munro 6

W Giddings/B Cuthbert 7 def V Chapman/

F Permezel 6

C Studdert/J Burmeister7 def D Foley 6

G Thompson/L Westman 8 def V Chapman/

F Permezel 5

B Cuthbert/A Hine 8 def W Halford/W Giddings 5

D Munro 9 def R Westman 4

C Studdert/W Giddings 7 def G Thompson

M Priest 4

L Westma/E Zurbo 9 def W Halford/B Cattanach 4

R Westman/B Cuthbert 7 def D Munro 6

From October, hit off time will be 8.30am on both Wednesday and Thursday.