Riverina Leader sports, January 29

WINNER: Luke Chisholm captured the City of Wagga Open for a second time at Wagga Country Club on Sunday. Picture: Les Smith

WINNER: Luke Chisholm captured the City of Wagga Open for a second time at Wagga Country Club on Sunday. Picture: Les Smith

WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB

It's hard to go past Dee Harley as the club's standout player for the week. Dee featured in both Tuesday's and Friday's nine-hole Summer Cup stableford comps, as well as claiming the nearest the pin voucher in both events. In the Tuesday comp Ros Tilden took out Division 1 with 21 points, beating Dee on a countback, while Jenny Hazell took third spot with 20 points. In Division 2, Sue Oakman ran hot with 22 points, one better than Trish Gray, 21, on a countback from Barb O'Donnell, also on a countback. NTP to Dee Harley. Ball comp to 17 points on a countback.

In Friday's Division 1 event, Dee took the honours with 20 points from Anne Leonard, 19, and Gloria Vonarx, 17. In Division 2, Sally Davidson also secured 20 points for a win from Jan Leonard, 18, on a countback from Sandra Donohue. NTP once again to Dee Harley. Ball comp to 16 points on a countback.

In vets news, it was a brave few who defied the thunder and lightning to complete last Monday's nine-hole stroke event. In the end, it was all worthwhile with each player being rewarded with a voucher for his efforts. Early starter Bernie Mogford claimed top prize with 34 nett from John Burkinshaw, 38, Eddie Wall, 39, and Peter McDonald, 43. The weather was far more welcoming when the vets returned on Thursday, when Roy Sanders fired up with a score of 31 nett for a win from Len Jenkins and Garry Forde, 32, Tony Martin, Mick Tilden, Tony Thompson, 33, and John Burkinshaw, 34 nett, on a countback.

In last Wednesday's members' stableford Bob McKenzie played well for 42 points and a win in A Grade from Peter Conlin 39 pts. In B Grade, John Tritton scored 40 points to get the better of playing partner Peter Barnes on a countback. NTPs to Bob McKenzie, Eddie Wall and John McLeod. Ball comp to 38 points on a countback.

The members returned for the January Monthly Medal stroke event on Saturday, and in A Grade John Dare got home in a close one, scoring 66 nett for a countback win from Bob Alexander, while John Parker took third place with 67 nett. Mark Beggs enjoyed a great round of golf, scoring 63 nett to clean up in B Grade, from Jim Neiberding, 66, and John McLeod, 67 nett. Collingwood tragic Graeme Loes did likewise in C Grade, scoring 63 nett for a solid win from Peter Austin, 66 on a countback, from Murray Denton. NTPs to John Dare, Eddie Wall and John Burkinshaw. Ball comp to 70 nett on a countback.

Tim Barlow's 18-hole Sunday Stableford Comp completed the week, with Peter McDonald taking the main prize with 40 points, from Jim Neiberding, 39, John Burkinshaw, 38, and Lex Boardman, Kylie Baker and Roy Sanders, each with 36 points.

RULES WOMEN'S BOWLS

Social Bowls, January 23

Verna Quigley, Jenny Mitchell & Leone Maher def Muriel Telford, Trish Hogan & June Chappelow

Joy Robbins, Cheryl Darcy & Fran Mahon def Joy Robbins, Pat MacDonald & Mona Thornton

Alice Bower, Anne Leonard & Michelle Henderson def Joan Stair, Barbara Cotterill & Jan Wilson

Day Winners: Verna Quigley, Jenny Mitchell & Leone Maher

RULES MEN'S BOWLS 

In the Wednesday Blind Draw Triples sponsored by Tasco Petroleum and Barbeques Galore Barry Belt, Ralph Todd, Col Plater took the prizemoney with two wins plus 26 shots; runners - up Paul Fitzgerald, Dooley Carroll, Bill Wilson 2 wins plus 20 shots; third place Mick Foxall, Doug Murray, Rob Nolan 2 wins plus 8 shots; fourth place Keith Wellham, Peter Reid, Mile Knezevic 2 wins plus 5 shots.

The Friday Blind Draw Pairs was sponsored by Bunnings Hardware and Scooters Mobility. Winners with 25 points were Gus Williams, Henry Sperrin; runners-up Terry Rosewall, Bernie Benson 21 points; third place Paul Fenwick, Keith Browne 20.

Saturday Blind Draw winners: Dennis Rawlings, Nathan Gardiner 21 points; runners-up John Hetherington, Kevin Wales 18 points.

Teams for the first round of the 2020 pennant season are on the board with the first round on February 1. A nomination sheet is on the board for the Monthly Settlers Group Blind Draw Triples on February 10 with $600 prizemoney and 9.30am start.

Nominations for the Major Singles Championship close February 7 with the first round to be played February 16.

Coming Events

Wednesday Blind Draw Triples. Names in by 9am for 9.30am start

Friday Nominated Pairs. Names in by 9am for 9.30am 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 MEN'S BOWLS

Drawn 4s Final Round, January 24

The final round of the drawn fours for 2020 was played on Friday, January 24 with results as follows:

Ian Williams 27 d Darren Walker 13, David Inglis 28 d Max Sanbrook 12. Mark Pearce 19 d Denis Knight 13, Trent Lord 20 d Alan Hills 11.

Going into the final round, there were two undefeated teams in the competition, the Max Sanbrook team and the Darren Walker team. Both these teams were soundly defeated on the night with the Sanbrook team relegated to third place and the Walker team finishing fourth. The Ian Williams-led side of Ian Williams, Bob Stoll, Ian Lewis and Bill Creasy took out the event with a score of 2.1 wins with a margin of 29. Runners-up were the team of Mark Pearce, Chris Cooney, John Swaffield & Warren Whyte with 2 plus 13.

The event was a winner with those that took part even though the first two rounds were played in terrible conditions of wind, dust smoke.

ULYSSES CLUB

Eleven riders rolled up for a coffee and chat on Wednesday of last week but only five mounted up. The people who didn't venture out don't know what they missed out on - it was a beautiful day and the roads were all in good condition. Pat, Noel, Len, Ian and Gino left the coffee shop about 9.10am and rode over to Gundagai by way of Wantabadgery and Nangus, stopping at Gundagai for ablutions.

From there it was planned to go to Brungle and then up to Tumut, but when we got to the old wooden bridge just before the Brungle turn off my Honda Varadero decided to have an engine malfunction. After several attempts to get it motivated again I gave it a slug of full choke and it fired up, albeit a bit hesitantly. After a little coaxing, swearing and praying it finally decided to behave and we continued on but took the Gocup road instead. We stopped at the bakery in Tumut and had a feed and drink and at this point Len returned back to Wagga to attend to some other matters. After devouring some food and drink the rest of us continued on up to Batlow to take in the effects of the bushfires. It was amazing to see where the fires had destroyed property and skipped over some areas completely untouched. But the bits that were not untouched were a devastating scene.

We continued on over to Tumbarumba where we fuelled up. The destruction there was just as bad but the firies have to be given a lot of credit for saving much of the townships. The next stop was Rosewood and we paid the local store a visit for a cold drink. Refreshed, we then continued on our way home through Humula and Tarcutta. Noel refuelled at Tarcutta and we all continued on down Mates Gully Road to Borambola and home. It was just starting to get a bit warm when we hit home soil, but all in all the day was near perfect. Not many turned up for meet and greet at the Commercial Club on Saturday morning and I believe that many had gone away for the weekend. No rides had been organised for the weekend, but with near perfect weather I am sure a few would have got their bikes out for a squirt. Our next scheduled ride is set down for Sunday, February 2. At this stage the ride has not been planned, but we will have something sorted so just turn up to the McDonald's Edward Street car park by 8.30am, with a full tank of fuel, and we will hit the road to somewhere at 9am.

The 2020 National Rally is looming and you can register now. Registration to attend will be open up till the rally opens on May 4.

For more details, visit agm2020.ulyssesclub.org or log onto the main website www.ulysses.org.au and follow the links. Most importantly, you must order your rally merchandise by February 12 otherwise you will miss out.

RIVERVIEW BRIDGE CLUB

Weekly Results

Tuesday 21/1

NS

1 4 Dare John & Tribe Rick 117 58.500.15

2 3 Britt Isabelle & Mullins Helen 109 54.500.11

3 2 May Daphne & Curtis Yvonne 107 53.50

EW

1 5 Lindsay Cherry & Kelsall Barbie 119 9.500.15

2 1 Stanbridge Dale & Riordan Kevin 109 54.500.11

3 2 Treloar Tom & Treloar Heather 108 54.00

Thursday 23/1

NS

1 2 Dare Sharon & Cook John 45 75.000.06

2 1 Huthwaite Lorett & Humble Aileen 30 50.00

3 3 Dwyer Mary & Gooden Robyn 15 25.00

EW

1 = 3 Peacock Ann & Kurrle Tricia 32 53.300.03

1 = 1 Dare John & Curtis Yvonne 32 53.300.03

3 2 Riordan Kevin & Burns Sally 26 43.30

Friday 24-1

NS

1 2 May Daphne & Mullins Helen 150 62.500.18

2 3 Fitzpatrick Nancy & Quilty Neryl 131 54.600.13

3 5 Dare John & Cook John 130 54.200.09

EW

1 5 Lindsay Cherry & Burns Sally 145 60.400.18

2 2 Treloar Tom & Treloar Heather 131 54.600.13

3 3 Piper Joan & Armstrong Jo 129 53.800.09

Saturday 25-1

NS

1 3 Fitzpatrick Nancy & Quilty Neryl 147 61.300.18

2 1 Woods Jackie & Caspers Mim 144 60.000.13

3 5 Wilson Muff & Stanbridge Dale 126 52.500.09

EW

1 2 Treloar Heather & Treloar Tom 132 55.000.18

2 = 3 Dwyer Mary & Gooden Robyn 125 52.100.11

2 = 1 Lindsay Cherry & Kelsall Barbie 125 52.100.11"