WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB
Congratulations to former club stalwart Jo Williams, who recently won the ladies' club championship at her new home in St Helens, Tasmania.
In local news, last Tuesday the girls competed for the Scott Lennox Trophy, which was presented to Division 3 winner Therese Quinn after a great round of 47 points from runner-up and Division 1 winner, Lyn Donohoe, 45. Kitty Howe claimed second place in Division 1 with 41 points, with Marg Hogan third on a c/b with 39 points. In Division 2, Lorraine Hickey also played well for 45 points, and a win from Billie Johnston 41 points, and Una Pocock 37 points on a c/b. Barb O'Donnell collected the runner-up prize in Division 3 with 42 points, from Marg Gregurke, 40 points on a c/b. NTPs to Marg Hogan (Div 1), Lorraine Hickey (Div 2) and Sandra Donohue (Div 3). Ball comp to 35 points on a c/b.
The girls returned on Friday for a stableford event. In Division 1, June Byrnes scored 41 points for a c/b win from Di Jenkins. Sandra Donohue earned a clear win in Division 2 with 43 points from runner-up Jan Leonard (39 points), while in Division 3 Carole Gardner claimed the main prize with 40 points.
In vets news, Ron Culgan fired up with a terrific score of 26 nett in last Monday's nine-hole stroke event, with Bert Adams and Les Hodges taking the minor placings on 28 nett. Mick Tilden, Eddie Wall and Ken Morden followed with 30 nett, from Bob Alexander and Barry Longmore, 31 nett.
In Thursday's comp, Peter Briggs continue his recent hot streak, scoring 28 nett to beat Barry Longmore and Max Robinson on a c/b. Ken Morden, Lex Boardman and Tony Martin followed with 29 nett, from Grahame Winson 30, then Garry Forde and Don Kirwan, a shot back on 31 nett.
Also, well done to Eddie Wall and Tony Martin who put in some tough hours last week covering temporary greens with four ute-loads of sand. Their efforts have resulted in a huge improvement in the consistency of the greens, and is appreciated by each and every golfer in the club.
In Wednesday's members' comp saw Mick Laurent score 43 stableford points to pick up the A Grade voucher, along with a handful of fivers in side-bets, while the ever-present Bob Alexander took second place with 41 pts.
In B Grade, Darryl Dickinson also scored 41 points for a c/b win from Bruce Yeatman. NTPs to Bob Alexander, Mick Laurent and Maurie Hogan. Ball Comp to 38 points.
The boys returned for another stableford event on Saturday, and in A Grade, Peter Conlin wasn't too much over par when he finished with 44 points, and a one-point win from Grahame Winson.
It was a similar story in B Grade, with Peter Taylor scoring 44 points for a win, from Todd Gunning, 42 points. Rod Porter took the honours in C Grade, collecting 40 points for a c/b win from Sam Rodham. NTPs to Lex Boardman, Peter Treharne and Bob McKenzie. Ball comp to 38 pts on a c/b.
The business girls also played for their Scott Lennox Trophy on Saturday, which went to Jenny Myers from runner-up, Jeanette Ronnfeldt.
Tim's 18-hole Sunday stableford comp completed the week, with Eddie Wall once again successful, scoring 44 points to beat Peter McDonald on a c/b.
RULES MEN'S BOWLS
The 2019 Annual Settlers Group-sponsored two-bowl triples tournament was played on Wednesday and Thursday.
A total of 24 teams from Merimbula, Sale, Nowra, Henty, Cootamundra and District clubs competed for the $7320 prizemoney.
First prize of $3000 went to the unbeaten team of Glen Fahey, Noel O'Brien, Bill Bishop with 6 wins plus 36 shots; runners-up prizemoney of $1650 was won by the Nowra team of Scott Mathieson, Jamie Reed, Stuart Christian also unbeaten with 6 wins plus 25 shots. Third prizemoney of $900 went to the Narrandera team of David Ivanoff, Peter Durnan, Shane Rowlands, 5 wins plus 39 shots, while fourth prizemoney of $600 was won by David Streher, John Hetherington, Col Curtis 5 wins plus 33 shots. Fifth prizemoney of $450 was won by Gary Brookes, Ron Rynehart, Bob Robertson, 5 wins plus 31 shots.
Best game winners and $120 prizemoney were: game 1 George Jackson, Doug Kinder, Dennis Rawlings plus 19 shots; game 2 Chris Leonard, Chris Cooney, Rod Cramp plus 18 shots; game 3 Barry Belt, Damien Lord, Jason Williams plus 18 shots; game 4 Mick Brougham, Ken Maher, Bruce Diffey plus 19 shots; game 5 Paul Fitzgerald, Col Plater, Mick Foxall plus 14 shots; game 6 Ross Maguire, Graham Rutherford, Paul Adams plus 20 shots.
Friday's Nominated Draw Pairs was sponsored by Hertz Rentals and Wagga Nursery. Alan Jacobson and Sel Ormes won first prize with 23 points; runners-up: Keith Wellham, Wayne Broad 21 points; third place Andy Carey, George Jackson 18 points.
Sunday mixed blind draw winners: Norma Gay, Elaine Larkins 18 points; runners-up Bev Robertson, Alice Bower 16 points (on countback); third place Jenny Mitchell, Verna Quigley 15 points.
A draw on the board for the major and minor pairs championship, with the first round to be played November 7.
A nomination sheet is also 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 two-bowl triples with a 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
WAGGA RSL WOMEN'S BOWLS
Thanks to all who helped on the day or took part in the games for a successful tournament
Winners: RSL T Whyte, P Wray & N.Jones
Runners up: RSL C Sanbrook, D Dean & S Brown
Happy 90th Birthday to our two lovely ladies having a 90th birthday this week: Beryl Latham and Mona Smith
Social Bowls 17/10
E Evershed & S Brown def J Williams & T Whyte
J Griffiths & C Coleman def J Le Lierve & B Tindall
P Reeves, L Low & K McDonald def P Reeves, D Dean& P Wray
Day Winners: S Brown's team
WAGGA RSL MEN'S BOWLS
A good week of bowls in all club events with results being as follows: Wednesday AM Blind Draw winners Warren Whyte, Brian Dietsch & Terry Hilton with a score of 11.25 from Ken Morden, Rob Lander & Bob Hale on 10.25.
Wednesday PM Nominated Pairs saw Peter Haby & Ron Campbell grab the cash with a score of 16.75 from Terry Rosewall & Ron Smith on 15.
The minor jackpot was claimed by Ron Smith & Terry Rosewall.
Friday AM Blind Draw seen Wally Paton & Des Salan take home the prize with a score of 13.
Sunday AM Mixed Blind Draw was a win to Warren Whyte & Frank Boyd with 15.75 points with Marcus Pim & Leonie Hand coming in second on 14 points & Bill Graham & Dianna Dean next on 13.50.
Coming Events: Wednesday 9.30am Blind Draw. 1pm Nominated Pairs & Major Jackpot. Friday 9.30am Blind Draw. Sunday 9.30am Mixed Blind Draw. Nominations for Club Mixed Pairs Championship to be played over November 9 &10 close November 1.
By Roman Adamcewicz
Tennis continues today 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 (finish at 6pm).
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.
Leading the competition is Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 29 points from Victoria Grantham on 271/2 points, with Wyatt Piltz on 171/2 points, Beau Bradley on 161/2 points and Max Laurent on 15 making up the top five.
This week's winners of the McDonald's Sports Award were Victoria Grantham and Beau Bradley.
For inquires 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 on 0447 464 234 or Trevor on 0407 513 974.
San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching Friday from 4.30pm.
Also, there is social tennis every Friday at San Isidore starting 6pm. All standards are welcome, contact Ruth on 0409 743677.
Seven riders ventured out for the day mid last week and took in the road to Oura and then Wantabadgery. From Wantabadgery the next part of the trip was over the low level bridge to Tumbalong and Adelong finally stopping at The Pie in the Sky Bakery in Tumut for refreshments.
Having satisfied the inner man, the group went on to Talbingo where lunch and a chat was the order of the day. It was good to see Ian back on his bike after his recent health scare.
The usual Saturday morning coffee get-together was well attended and the Toy Run Committee did a fundraiser at the South City Shopping Centre.
Another fundraiser will be held at the Kooringal Mall this coming Saturday and at the Marketplace in Baylis Street on November 16.
The Toy Run is on Saturday, December 7, departing the Jubilee Park car park at 9am. The run is free of charge, but riders are requested to bring a new toy to put in the collection. Riders must be licensed and bikes must have current registration and be currently roadworthy.
Last Sunday was not an official ride day, but with perfect weather holding out for the day there were many bikes zipping around and about.
Our next ride is the Dee and Guy ride leaving Maccas at 9am on November 3 followed by the Altina Park ride on November 17. Until then, ride safe.