Riverina Leader sport, November 13-20

FORM: Kooringal Colts bowler Damien Wells about to bowl during the loss to South Wagga at Harris Park on Sunday.
FORM: Kooringal Colts bowler Damien Wells about to bowl during the loss to South Wagga at Harris Park on Sunday.


By Roman Adamcewicz

The Wednesday junior doubles tennis competition continues at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex today.

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 will be awarded at the end of the competition for those players playing five matches, as well as a best and fairest award.

New leader of the competition is Victoria Grantham on 39.5 points from Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 34 and Wyatt Piltz on 25. This week's winner of the McDonald's sports award was Wyatt Piltz.

For inquiries about the junior competition or tennis lessons, phone Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.


It was a fun day for the ladies on Saturday, as the midweek girls joined the Bee Gees (business girls) for closing day with a pinehurst foursomes event, followed by presentations. Winners on the day were Sally Davidson and Janine Fitzgerald with a score of 65 3/4 nett, from Lazetta Gaffney and Jenny Myers, 67 3/4 nett.

NTP vouchers were collected by Sandra Mellen on the 9th, and Therese Quinn on the 18th, while the straightest drivers during the event were Janine Fitzgerald on the first, and Lorraine Hickey on the tenth holes.

Finally, well done to Cheryl McKee, who collected the prestigious F.I.S.H. Trophy (which translated, means something like "Far out! It's Still Here!" - a popular remark after a player has an "air swing").

In vets news, Don Kirwan scored 28 nett for a strong win last Monday from Tony Martin 31, Russell Parr and Max Robinson 32, and Phil Powell, Tony Thompson and Ken Batt, 33 nett. Ken Morden got home in a close one in Thursday's stableford, scoring 23 pts for a countback win from Lex Boardman followed by Max Robinson 22, Tony Martin 21, and Tony Pollard, Peter Briggs, Grahame Winson and Bill O'Rourke, 20 pts on a countback.

The ladies enjoyed their Melbourne Cup Day with a three-club plus putter comp last Tuesday. In Division 1, Anne Leonard improvised well, scoring 84 off the stick for a nett score of 64 for a win from Di Jenkins, 88 nett 67. In Division 2, Sue Oakman carded 92 nett 68, to pick up the main voucher from Sandra Donohue, 99 nett 70. Ball comp to 75 nett on a countback.

The girls returned for a scramble ambrose teams event on Friday. The team of Sandra Mellen, Marg Gregurke, Joan Veerhuis and Carol Gardner combined well for a nett score of 62 5/8 to beat the teams of Jenny Hazell, Marg Hogan and Di Jenkins, 61 5/6 nett. Then was Sue Oakman, June Byrnes and Pam Seymour, 63 1/2 nett. NTPs to Pam Seymour, Val Brunskill and Marg Gregurke. Ball comp to team scores of 64 1/6 or better.

Last Wednesday's members' stableford event featured some close scores in both grades. In A Grade, it was Grahame Winson's turn to collect the main voucher and some cash from the boys when he put together 44 points for a one-point win from John Mooney 43, followed by John Parker with 41. Bob Warhurst also notched up 44 points for a win in B Grade from Peter Friedlieb, 43, and Peter Lyons, 40. NTPs to John Parker, Peter Barnes and Bob McKenzie. Ball comp to 38 points.

Members returned for another stableford event on Saturday. In A Grade, Kobi Nimmo made it two Saturday wins in succession, scoring 42 points for a countback win from the steady Ray Bell followed by Warren Lynch, who shot under par yet again for his 41 points and third spot. In B Grade, Keith Bevan fired up with 45 points and a solid win from Bruce Yeatman, 43, and Eddie Wall, 42. Dave McCrea scored 40 points for success in C Grade from Graeme Coulton, 38, and Barry Miller, 36. NTPs to Charlie Adams, Ray Bell and Richard Flanigan. Ball comp to 38 points.

Tim's 18-hole Sunday stableford completed the week, with Dave Weedon scoring 41 points to win on a countback from Lex Boardman. Ball comp to 41 points.


Major and Minor Pairs Championship first round: John Hetherington, Bill Wilson def Graham Rutherford, Harry Conroy 27/15; Nathan Kemp, Kevin Wales def Andy Carey, Henry Sperrin 28/16; Gary Brookes, Rod Cramp def Paul Fenwick, Wayne Smithers 19/16; Dennis Rawlings, Wayne Broad def Nathan Gardiner, Nathan Willis 29/21.

In Monday's Monthly Settlers Group 2 Bowl Blind Draw Triples Tournament, Rod Cramp, Rob Williams, Gary Schultz won first prizemoney of $210 with 3 wins plus 10 shots; second place prizemoney of $120 went to Col Plater, Joe Knox (sub Doug Kinder 3rd game), Peter Hoskins with 2 wins plus 24 shots; third prizemoney of $90 went to Andy Carey, Kerry Richards, Kevin Rafter with 2 wins plus 12 shots.

Best game winners for $60 prizemoney were: game 1 Chris Leonard, Rod Roy, Keith Gill plus 13; game 2 Ken Hamilton, Bill Wilson, Kevin Wales plus 12 shots; game 3 Bob Wright, Bernie Benson, Ron Myers plus 8 shots.

Wednesday Blind Draw Triples sponsored by Rod's Compleat Angler and The Athlete's Foot saw Mick Foxall, Martin Smith and Mile Knezevic take out the winners prizemoney with 22 points; runners-up: Andy Carey, Dooley Carroll,Jim Brown 21 points (on countback); third place Dennis Rawlings, Gary Brookes, Tiny Bower 21 points; fourth place Rod Cramp, Bob Linnett. Pat Peter 20 points.

A nomination sheet is on the board for the Graded 5, 6 and 7 Triples Tournament on November 16-17 with $3360 prizemoney; format six games 18 ends two-bowl triples with 9.15am start. Nominations close November 18 for Mixed Pairs Championship with first to be played November 28.


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


This season's Mixed Pairs Club Championship was played over the weekend of November 9-10.

Results went as follows Round 1: Max & Carol Sanbrook 21 d Darren & Hannah Walker 11. Andrew Smith & Julie Smith 17 d Chris Cooney & Janet Graham 16. Nick Williams & Dianna Dean 17 d Ian Lewis & Pauline Reeves 13. Quarter Finals: Max & Carol Sanbrook 15 d Andrew & Julie Smith 12. Nick Williams & Dianna Dean 17 d Warren & Trish Whyte 11. Brian Lawrence & Marilyn Hillier 28 d Ray & Jenny Hazell 15. Kevin Smith & Sue Pim 20 d Trevor & Trish Urquhart 11. Semi Finals: Max & Carol Sanbrook 15 d Nick Williams & Dianna Dean 13. Brian Lawrence & Marilyn Hillier 21 d Kevin Smith & Sue Pim 8.

The final between Max and Carol Sanbrook against Brian Lawrence and Marilyn Hillier produced a great game of bowls. The match was evenly poised after four ends at 3-3, then the Sanbrooks jumped out to a lead of 11 to 5 after 10 ends. Down 12/6 after the 12th end, the Lawrence team grabbed a score of five to make it 12-11 after end 13. With the Lawrence team needing a four on the last end they were holding three shots and they drew the fourth only to move one of the bowls in the count & fail in the measure by 2cm in gaining the four shots required. Final score favouring the Sanbrooks was 17-16.


Another week has passed, with only five enthusiasts mounting up for an adventure last week. Mark, Don, Trevor, Les and Oscar headed over to Gundagai through Wantabadgery and propped there with the RMS doing a public relations exercise, offering motorists some updates on the rules that they may not be aware of.

If the rider of a motorcycle is on P-plates and commits an offence, this may impact on their car licence, even if they have a full car licence.

After a break at Gundagai, the crew motored up the Hume Highway to Jugiong and peeled off to Murrumbateman for a coffee stop and snack. At this point, Mark, Don and Trevor returned to Wagga while Les and Oscar continued on to Boorowa, where they had lunch at the bakery. After lunch, Les and Oscar went to Young then came back down the Olympic Way through Cootamundra to home base.

Meet and greet was well attended at the Busy Bean Centre on Saturday, but it was pretty darn cold so the crew didn't hang around for long.

Motorcycle apprentice of the year award: Think about your local motorcycle mechanic and bike shops. Each of these businesses would likely have apprentices. Please approach the mechanics and ask if their apprentices know of the Ulysses Club motorcycle apprentice of the year competition. The last date for nominations is December 31. Ask them if they have considered nominating their fourth year apprentice for this competition. Third year apprentices who are excelling are also invited to apply. Since its inception, apprentices from all over Australia have competed for the prestigious award. Each of the zone winners wins a substantial cash award for tools of their trade. The ultimate winner is announced at the national rally and is presented with a motorcycle. The recognition the apprentices receive means a lot to their future career.

Events this side of Christmas include the ride out to the Altina Wildlife Park on Sunday the 17th. Gerhard will be the ride captain, and you can contact him on 0408 702 603 if you have any questions. It's well worth the trek out to the park. You will need assemble at McDonald's Edward Street car park for a 9am departure.

On Saturday, November 30 we will be heading down to Tallangatta for the Christmas party. We will meet at the Busy Bean Café for the usual meet and greet on Saturday morning and will depart from there about noon. Contact the Victoria Hotel on (02) 6071 2672 to book a room for the night.

On Saturday, December 7 the 2019 Toy Run will be run and will depart from the Jubilee Oval car park at 9am sharp. Make sure you have enough fuel on board as the run is just on 90km of stop-start navigating. If you turn up to the starting point early, the Kooringal Scouts will be able to supply you with a bacon and egg roll and tea or coffee for breakfast. That should be available from about 7.45am. If you have any queries regarding the toy run, give Pat a call on 0408 420 766.