Riverina Leader sport, October 23

RULES MEN'S BOWLS

In the 2019 Graded Club Triples Championship semi-finals, Graham Rutherford, Andrew Carey, Jim Davis def Ross Maguire, Darren and Harry Conroy 26/16; Gary Brookes,Dennis Rawlings, Max Simmons def Paul Fitzgerald, Nathan Gardiner, Mick Carey 31/23.

Monday's Monthly Settlers Village Group Blind Draw Triples was won by John Stout, Keith Gill, Ron Cameron with 3 wins plus 18 shots; runners-up were Rod Cramp, Ken Hamilton, Pat O'Halloran (2 wins plus 26 shots). In third place was Andy Carey, Jeff Post, Tiny Bower (2 wins plus 9 shots). Best first game prizemoney was won by Team Max Sandbrook. In game 2, Team John Hetherington (plus 9 shots and best game 3) prizemoney went to Team Paul Fenwick plus 12 shots.

Wednesday Blind Draw Triples was sponsored by The Windscreen Doctor and The Rules Club. Winners with 27 points were Keith Wellham, Kevin Wales, Sel Ormes; runners-up: Paul Fitzgerald, Doug Murray, Bruce Barber, 20 points; third place Paul Fenwick, Dooley Carroll, Tiny Bower 19 points.

Friday Blind Draw Pairs was sponsored by Settlers Village Group and Battery World. Andy Carey and Wayne Smithers won first prize with 22 points; runners-up: Nathan Kemp and Doug Murray 20 points; third place Jeff Post and Ian Hilton, 18 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: 6 games 18 ends, 2 bowl triples with 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 Sets Play. Names in by noon for 1pm start; Sunday Mixed Blind Draw. Names in by 1pm for 1.30pm start.

GRINNERS: Jodie Russell, Stacy Hague and Steph Puttock after winning the Rules Women's Invitation Triples Tournament.

GRINNERS: Jodie Russell, Stacy Hague and Steph Puttock after winning the Rules Women's Invitation Triples Tournament.

RULES WOMEN'S BOWLS

Rules Women's 2019 Invitation Triples Tournament

Winners: Steph Puttock, Jodie Russell & Stacy Hague (Junee) 5 wins + 43

Runner-Up: Cheryl Darcy, Anne Leonard & Lynn Eggleton (Rules) 5 wins +39

Third: Christine Cave, Leslea Gruber & Donna Seddon (Queanbeyan) 4 wins +27

Fourth: Carol McCaig, June Crozier & Dawn Cox (Ganmain) 4 wins + 20

Game Winners

Game 1 Nicole Clark +10; Game 2 Lyn Kelleher +16; Michelle Henderson +11; Game 4 Fiona Hartwig +10; Game 5 Joan Lloyd +14

WAGGA CITY MEN'S BOWLS

The 2019 Coca Cola Three Bowl Pairs Tournament was played over the weekend of October 19 and 20. A maximum field of 28 teams took part with some great bowls played.

Best Performed Team Game 1 Rob & B.J.Hare +18 $80

Game 2 Doug Kinder & Bill Manning +14 $80. Game 3 Terry Smith & Jim White + 22 $80. Game 4 David Streher & John Hetherington +17 $80. Game 5 Sam Harrison & Callum Logan +15. Game 6 George Jackson & Lionel Sands +14 $80. Game 7 Ron Cameron & Mick Barber +17 $80.

Overall Winners: 6th Place Craig Shaw & Sean Smith 5 wins+29 $100. 5th Place David Inglis & David Ivanoff 5 wins +35 $100. 4th Place Brett White & Glen Fahey 6 wins +25 $100. 3rd Place Pedro Rudd & Ricky Whybrow 6 wins +34 $200. 2nd Place Darren Walker & Max Sanbrook 6 wins +44 $400.1 st Place Matthew & Graeme McComber 6 wins +52 $800.

A great weekend was had by all participating bowlers with very even competition. After playing so brilliantly over the two days, Darren Walker must have felt a broken man to loose only one game and that due to his partner Max Sanbrook putting down a wrong bias bowl to cost them first place in the tournament and a further $400 in prize money.

CLUB COMPETITIONS

Wednesday AM Blind Draw coming in winners with a score of 10.25 was Roy Hollis, Frank Boyd & Des Salan with Barry Briggs & David Huthwaite filling second spot on 9.25.

In Wednesday PM Nominated Pairs, Max Sanbrook & Ricky Whybrow with 2+22 claimed the winnings from Doug Kinder & Rob Williams on 2+14. Minor Jackpot was claimed by Aaron Patterson & Ron Campbell.

Friday AM Blind Draw winners were Rob Williams, Roy Hollis & Ken Morden with a score of 9.50 from Ray Hazell, Bob Doubleday & Brian Sheppard .

Coming Events: Wednesday 9:30 am Blind Draw.

1pm Nominated Pairs & Major jackpot. Friday 9:30am Blind Draw. Sunday 9:30 am Mixed Blind Draw. Saturday 9am Clarrie & Barbara Inglis mixed three bowl pairs.

WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB

Bert Adams continues to defy the years, starring in last Monday's nine-hole vets comp with a terrific score of 29 nett, good enough for a c/b win from Bob Martin and the in-form Eddie Wall. Grahame Winson and Frank Veliscek followed with 30 nett, then Bob Hodge, Tony Brunskill, Max Robinson and Tony Martin, each with 31, and Phil Powell, 32 nett on a c/b. Thursday's comp went to Tony Pollard on 28 nett, from Max Robinson 30, then Bill O'Rourke, Lex Boardman, Charlie Down and Grahame Winson 32, while as expected, old Bert was in the frame yet again, collecting the last voucher on a c/b with his score of 33 nett.

The final round of the Ladies' Captain's v President's Comp was completed last Tuesday, with success going to the Captain's team to the tune of 710 to 704 pts. Kitty Howe dominated the day's Division 1 event with 45 stableford pts, from Janelle Doust 41, and Doreen Hazell, 40 pts. In Division 2, Vi Gardner played well for 43 pts and a win, from Billie Johnston 41 pts on a c/b from Val Brunskill, also on a c/b. Lorraine McGowan took care of Division 3 with 44 pts, one better than Therese Quinn, with Marg Gregurke claiming third place with 40 pts. NTP's went to June Byrnes (Div 1), Vi Gardner (Div 2) and Carol Gardner (Div 3). Ball comp to 36 pts.

A number of our girls played at Finley and Bright last Friday, leaving a reduced field for the ladies stableford event, which went to Therese Quinn on 42 pts, from Jan Marks, 41 pts. NTP, Pat Grieve. Ball comp to 37 pts c/b.

Members competed in a stableford event last Wednesday, and in A Grade, Ray Harrison ran hot with 47 pts and a clear win, from Bill Whalan 42 pts. Ray Barnett also played well for 43 pts for B Grade honours, with Les Ryan runner-up with 40 pts. NTPs went to Max Horsnell, Peter McDonald and Bill Whalan. Ball comp to 39 pts on a c/b.

The boys returned for their October Monthly Medal stroke event on Saturday, and it was good to one of our hardest workers on the course, Bob McKenzie, return to the winner's circle. Bob's 66 nett was enough to claim the A Grade Medal, from the back-in-form Bill Whalan, 67 nett. In B Grade, another golfer who's been hitting his straps lately, Lex Boardman, continues to play well, his score of 64 nett just good enough for a c/b win, from John Hazell. Ray Barnett kept the good scores going with 65 nett to take the C Grade gong, from Rod Whitlock, 66 nett on a c/b. NTPs to Peter Fulmer, Jim Briggs and John Messing. Also on Saturday, the business girls competed for their Medal of Medals, and it was Doreen Hazell's turn to put together a top round, scoring 65 nett to claim the main prize, with Sally Davidson taking second spot with 69 nett.

Tony Martin finished the week in style, scoring 47 pts to clear away from the field in Tim Barlow's Sunday Stableford comp, eight pts clear of his wife, Maureen, who claimed second place with 39 pts on a c/b from Rick Leonard.

ULYSSES CLUB

What a great turnout we had last Wednesday with nine bods rocking up to the starting grid. Greg Wood (who was general for the day), Les Smith and Brian Jennings went on to Mitta Mitta and stayed the night at the pub. The rest of us, Pat Combs, Tim Cashen, Bill Moncrief, Don Pembleton, Oscar Beazley and Gino Scutti followed the overnight trio down to Walwa where we all had lunch. The journey down was out on the Mangoplah Road down to Burrandana and Westby then on to Holbrook for morning tea at the bakery. Man oh man what a rough old tarmac that turned out to be, highlighted by a dead, king-size wombat on a blind sweeping crest. After satisfying our needs at Holbrook, we continued on to Walwa and from there the Mitta trio continued on to Mitta Mitta through Corryong and Tallangatta. The journey for them was not so great as the got drenched in a sudden downpour. The publican got them all dried out and after a pleasant night at the pub with good food and a few quenching ales they continued on home, the next day, through Wahgunyah, Howlong and Lockhart rubbing 650km off the tyres.

Meanwhile, the rest of the bunch peeled off at Tintaldra heading to Tumbarumba past Tooma and the Southern Cloud Memorial, and it was at about the memorial the rain started coming down. It was cold and uncomfortable but we managed to get to Tumbarumba without getting drenched so we pulled over and put on out wet weather gear. Then the rain stopped. The trip home for us was straight down the Wagga Road through Kyeamba and Gregadoo.

Meet and greet on Saturday was well attended with a few of the regulars out and about pursuing other activities.

The Pink Ribbon ride was held on Sunday and went out to Mangoplah then across to The Rock, Lockhart and Galore stopping off at the Berry Jerry rest area for morning tea and the raffle draws. Fourteen took part in the day with the four Merry Widows travelling by car. It was great ride and yummy morning tea raising money for breast cancer. Total $225.85. Thanks to everyone for your donation. A special thanks to Kooringal butchery, Blake St Meats, Busy Bean and Gelato and Coffee Break for your donations for our raffle.

The next events on our calendar are the trip to the Altina Wildlife Park on November 17. Phone Gerhard on 0408 702 603 for further information. Then the Branch Christmas Party is at the Victoria Hotel in Tallangatta on Saturday, November 30. The ride there will leave from Busy Bean Central, 35 Gurwood Street, after the Meet and Greet. Ring the Hotel on 02 6071 2672 to book accommodation and ring Mary Smith on 0413 586 196 to book your spot at the feast.

The 2019 Toy Run is on December 7, starting at Jubilee Oval Car Park at 9am and finishing about 12.15pm at the Wagga Civic Centre. Phone Pat for further details on 0408 420 766.