Riverina Leader sport, November 6-12

GRINNERS: Dale Isaac (Riverina Motor Group) with winner Vicki McDonagh and Gary Brill, president of Wagga Field and Game.
GRINNERS: Dale Isaac (Riverina Motor Group) with winner Vicki McDonagh and Gary Brill, president of Wagga Field and Game.


The annual 100 target handicap shoot, sponsored by Riverina Motor Group, was staged in October.

Forty shooters turned out on a sunny day to shoot two ranges set up by the committee on Friday. Members and visitors turned up to the range for a 10am start to nominate and start busting clays. The boys had set some interesting targets, with a lot of interference on the shot location on target some thought had to be taken in where to shoot the clay. The major winner was Vicki McDonagh, with a handicap score of 95/100.

Other winners:

AA grade 1st Matt Woolnough

A grade 1st Max Payton, 2nd Stephen Peck, 3rd Gary Byron on count back

B grade 1st Gary Brill, 2nd Darren Inglis, 3rd Bruce Irvine

C grade 1st Shane Robertson


Congratulations to Jan Leonard, who put her hand up for shot of the week honours, when she aced the par three 13th hole during last Tuesday's Canadian foursomes presentation day event. However, Una Pocock teamed with Pat Grieve to take the day's main prize, scoring 85/59 nett, for a convincing win from Jan and her partner Sandra Donohue. They settled for second with their score of 83/63 nett, and a c/b win from Trish Gray and Kitty Howe, also on a c/b. The remaining two NTP vouchers were handed to Marg Hogan on the 9th and Sandra Mellen on the 18th. Ball comp to teams with scores of 67 nett on a c/b.

The ladies returned for a mulligans stableford on Friday. In Division 1, Kylie Baker scored 47 points for one-point win from Di Jenkins, while Maureen Foley took third on a c/b with 44 points. In Division 2, Jan Leonard continued her great week with an outstanding score of 49 points, two clear of Sandra Donohue, followed by Val Brunskill on 44. NTP on the 9th hole to Marg Hogan. Ball comp to 41 points on a c/b.

In vets news, Eddie Wall played well yet again in last Monday's nine-hole stroke comp, scoring 28 nett for a win from Don Thorne, 29 nett, and Peter Kirkman, Bob Alexander, Max Robinson, Mick Tilden and Barry Longmore on 30 nett. Peter Briggs picked up the final voucher with 31 nett c/b. The boys returned for another stroke event on Thursday, and it was Len Jenkins' turn to collect the main prize, scoring 27 nett for a one-shot win from Bob Martin, Don Thorne and Max Robinson. Les Hodges, Barry Longmore and Peter Briggs followed with 29 nett, then Roy Sanders, 30 nett, on a c/b.

A reduced field for last Wednesday's members' stableford comp didn't concern Warren Lynch one bit, as he put together yet another great round of golf, going 4-under off the stick, for 43 points and a close win from Ross Hollis, 42, on a c/b from consistent vet Bob Alexander. NTPs to Bruce Yeatman, Lex Boardman and Eddie Wall. Ball Comp to 41 points on a c/b. The members returned for another stableford event on Saturday, and in A Grade, Kobi Nimmo played well for 42 points and a win from one of the straightest hitters in the club, Jim Briggs, 40 points. Geoff Asgill also collected 42 points to take the honours in B Grade from Frank Veliscek, 41, while in C Grade, Doug Emery fired up with 44 and a win from Les Ryan, 42 pts. NTPs to Matt Tooze, Geoff Asgill and Owen Guthrie. Ball comp to 38 points on a c/b. Finally, Sunday's welcome downpour resulted in a reduced field for Tim Barlow's Stableford event, which went to Roy Sanders with 40 points, from Lex Boardman, 39.



Tuesday, October 29

President Joan Stair welcomed 64 players from the Central Riverina district clubs to the Rules Club Ladies Annual Tournament.

Winners: Sally Davidson, Anne Leonard Barbara Cotterill & Mona Thornton

Runner-Up: Gayle Hull, Marion McCrum, Elaine Larkin & Kay McMillan

Thursday, November 31

SOCIAL BOWLS: Anne Englebrecht, Kay Reid & Michelle Henderson def Anne Englebrecht, Marion McCrum & Jan Wilson

Elaine Larkin & Alice Bower def Verna Burkinshaw & Jenny Mitchell

Muriel Telford & Anne Leonard def Verna Quigley & Barbara Cotterill

Day Winner: Anne Englebrecht, Kay Reid & Michelle Henderson.


Congratulations to Gary Brookes, Dennis Rawlings and Max Simmons on winning the final of the Club Triples Championship, 24 shots to 21 over Graham Rutherford, Andrew Carey and Jim Davis in a high-standard, entertaining match on Thursday evening. In the semi-finals, Brookes' team def Paul Fitzgerald, Nathan Gardiner, Mick Carey 31/23; and Rutherford's team def Ross Maguire, Darren and Harrison Conroy 26/16.

In Wednesday Blind Draw Triples sponsored by Remedial Massage and Bance Funeral Services, Keith Wellham, Kevin Wales and Robbie Nolan claimed the prizemoney with 26 points; runners-up were Peter Reid, Jack Cousley, Johnno Johnston 21 points. In third was Paul Fenwick, Doug Murray, Kevin Rafter (19 points).

Friday Blind Draw Pairs was sponsored by Harveys Mowers & Chainsaws and Crestia Carpets. Keith Wellham and Henry Sperrin won first prize with 23 points from runners-up Terry Rosewall, Kevin Wales (20 points).

The draw is on the board for the Major and Minor Pairs Championship, with the first round to be played November 7. A nomination sheet is on the board for the graded 5, 6 and 7 triples tournament on November 16-17, with $3360 prizemoney. Format: 6 games, 18 ends two-bowl triples with 9.15am start. Nominations close November 18 for the Mixed Pairs Championship, with the first matches to be played November 28.


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


I led the way last Wednesday and told the eight riders, about to embark on the day's adventure, that we would navigate our way to Wodonga. However, I omitted to tell them how we would do it and the inevitable happened when two members went the other way. Pat, Les, Woody, Oscar, Gerhard, Gino, Don and Sue set out at about 9.15am and headed down Gurwood Street to the lights at the hospital intersection (which had just turned red). We did a right turn there and headed west along the Sturt Highway to Collingullie. And that is where we had a problem, Les and Woody lost track of the first bunch and turned off down the Olympic Way to Albury.

The tailender of the first bunch (who shall remain nameless) failed to realise we had lost a couple of riders, so we didn't stop to pick them up which illustrates how important it is to know who is following and keep a lookout for their headlights. Not withstanding the fact we were two short, the leaders continued to Lockhart then Walbundrie and Howlong, where we had a refresher and answered a call from Les to arrange a rendezvous in Wodonga. After a drink and something to eat we then trundled our way over to Albury and finally met up at the Blazing Stump Hotel on Anzac Parade, close by to Bandiana. After a nice lunch at the hotel we headed for home past the Hume Weir and out to Table Top though Thurgoona and on to Culcairn, where we stopped for a breather before motoring up the Olympic Way home.

On Saturday morning, there a healthy gathering at Busy Bean Central while the Toy Run committee rattled the bucket and sold some raffle tickets at Kooringal Mall. It was a pretty disappointing morning, so we may have to think about going there next year. The next event for the Toy Run will be at the Marketplace on Saturday, November 16.

The Dee and Guy ride had eight riders front up at Maccas on Sunday morning and Guy, Dee, Mark, Mick, Les, Graham, Therese and Janine sailed off east to Gundagai through Wantabadgery. They had a bite to eat at the bakery and more or less came straight home with rain threatening.

Those who did go to Gundagai split up and took a different route home, some by way of Tumblong and some straight down the highway.

We certainly got a good dose of rain later in the day, hopefully enough to raise the dam levels around the state.

The national committee would like to remind members that the nominations for positions for 2020 must be received by the national secretary by November 30. Nomination forms can be requested from the national administration office; email secretary@ulysses.org.au or administration@ulysses.org.au

Take out that membership card from your wallet and check the renewal date. If your renewal is due on December 31, please consider renewing it early. The admin office will close for about two weeks over Christmas.

Coming events are the trip to the Altina Zoo at Darlington Point on November 17 and the Christmas party at Tallangatta on Saturday, November 30. Please phone secretary Mary on 0413 586 196 for further information.

The annual toy run is on Saturday, December 7 starting at Jubilee Oval at 9am. For further information, phone Pat on 0408 420 766.

Pat Combs


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 is 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 34 points, then Victoria Grantham on 33 with Wyatt Piltz on 21 points, Max Laurent on 17 and Beau Bradley on 16.5. This week's winner of the McDonald's sports award was Max Laurent. For inquiries about the junior competition or tennis lessons, phone 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 at 6pm. All standards are welcome: contact Ruth on 0409 743677.