EXPLORERS RIFLE CLUB
A SMALL turn out last Saturday for our 900 Yard shoot in warm weather.
Mirage was strong making target acquisition difficult for the scoped rifles.
But still some good scores with Ben Goodwin putting in two excellent stages.
Good to see David Xuereb having a good hit on the second stage.
Results: (handicap score in brackets) John Smoothy – F class – 105.1 (121), Ben Goodwin – FO class – 113.5 (126), Scott Brindley – TRA – 99.9 (118), Noel Hansen – TRC – 85.4 (112), David Xuereb – TRA – 92.4 (125)
Next weekend will be 1000 yard event.
MONDAY October 6 Veterans nine hole two man ambrose: (number of players) 45, (CCR) 21, (winner) Dennis Lawson 23 pts, (runner-up) Phil Cross 21 pts c/b, (NTP) L Vennel 680cm
Ball rundown: D Davis 21, V Lenehan 21, G Potts 21, M Watkins 21, K Slade 21, A Lowe 20, B Brown 20, T Curtis 20, J Wood 20, M Foster 20, D Carroll 20, K Noble 20, G McAlister 20, K Child 20, M Caspers 19, L Vennel 19, P Pitman 19 c/b
WAGGAROOS Debbie and Alex Davey competed exceptionally well at the recent Australian Orienteering Championships in Perth.
In the W55 Debbie finished with third placings class in long distance and middle distance courses and a fourth placing in the sprint distance.
In the M55 class Alex was consistently in the top eight.
The long and middle distance races were conducted east of Perth near Northam.
The sprint race was conducted around Curtin University.
Closer to home, Wes Campbell had a convincing win in the WaggaRoos event at the Murraguldrie State Forest last Sunday.
The wildflowers were in splendid bloom and although the open forest and gentle hills invited fast running, the warm weather and tricky navigation resulted in slower times than most participants expected.
Wes Campbell had some difficulties at the third and fifth controls but was still able to win the 3.8km hard course by a resounding 40 minutes.
Dale Clegg had significant difficulties locating the third control but managed the remainder of the course satisfactorily despite being restricted by hayfever to just edge out Albury couple Bill Krautz and Vera McCluskey for second place.
On the 5.2km hard course, Albury’s Rob Simmons was one who did take advantage of the open terrain and ran an almost error free race to win comfortably.
David Jenkins from the Bushflyers club in Canberra was also steady and finished second which was a good effort considering he has missed most of the last four months through injury.
Albury’s Matt Flower missed the first control but then settled down to finish third.
The next local event will be at Pomingalarna Reserve on Sunday October 26 starting from the Bagley Street entrance next to the golf club.
This will be a chance for local orienteers to tackle the courses used recently in the Riverina Championships.
Newcomers are welcome.
Murraguldrie State Forest: (5.2km hard) Rob Simmons (Albury) 47.24, David Jenkins BSA 53.37, Matt Flower (Albury) 56.49, Rick Armstrong (Albury) 60.07, Michael Burt (ACT) 63.56, Wayne Bajenoff (Albury) 106.11; (3.8km hard) Wes Campbell (W) 59.00, Dale Clegg (W) 101.50, Bill Krautz and Vera McCluskey (Albury) 106.00
RULES MEN’S BOWLS
CLUB Triples Championship: (first round) Gary Brookes, Brian Hughes and John Hetherington d Bob Hart, Kevin Cheney and Nick de Bruyn 23/13; Pedro Rudd, Mark Pearce and Jim Carroll d Mick Connor, Darren Peak and Glen Cranswick 23/21; Noel O’Brien, Ken Chalker and Peter Reid d Isaac Rayner, Appollo Birch and Bernie Benson 26/13; Peter Harry, Bryce and Rob de Bruyn d Peter Dewhirst, Dennis Rawlings and Geoff Rainbirds 31/11
Wednesday blind draw: (winners) Peter Reid, Jim Brown and Pat Peter 27 pts, (runners-up) Johnno Johnston, Keith Browne and Brian Wurtz 22 pts, (third place) Gary Brookes, Rod Roy and Barry Ingram 20 pts
Friday nominated pairs: (winners) Andrew Carey, Keith Browne and Don Cox 26 pts, (runners-up) Kerry Delaney and Peter Wild 22 pts, (third place) Francis Ryan and Ron Smith 21 pts
Saturday blind draw: (winners) Mick Foxall and Peter Hoskings 23 pts, (runners-up) Dennis Rawlings and Peter Dolden 16 pts
Sunday mixed mufti: (winners) Chris Leonard, Barb Cotterill and Sharon Connors 21 pts, (runners-up) Bob Robertson, Col Smith and Judy Le Leivre 19 pts, (third place) Owen Cotterill, Michelle Henderson and Ollie Henderson 18 pts
Draw for the Major and Minor Pairs is on board, with first round to be played on or before October 23.
Nominations are now open for the over 50’s tournament on November 3.
Coming events: Wednesday (blind draw triples) names in by 12 noon for a 1pm start, Friday (nominated pairs) names in by 12 noon for a 1pm start, Saturday (blind draw) names in by 12 noon for 1pm start, Sunday (mixed mufti blind draw) names in by 12 noon for a 1pm start
RULES CLUB WOMEN’S BOWLS
TUESDAY October 7: (First round club drawn fours) P McIntyre, M Telford, L Woolbank and V Burkinshaw d Davies, P MacDonald, J Stair and K Morley; E Larkin, T Iirilli, J Chappelow and K McMillan (day winners) d V Quigley, M Henderson, L Carroll and F Mahon; (social) N Post, C Darcy and L Maher d D Harris, B Cuthbert and M Hounsell; G Smith, M Williams and B Bland d R Woodbury, J Mitchell and B Cotterill (runners-up) M Thornton and K Reid d A Breasley and S Lucas
Thursday October 9: (second round club drawn fours) D Harris, A Breasley, C Darcy and L Maher d N Post, J Mitchell, C Freeman and B Cotterill; G Smith, N Gay, S Lucas and M Thornton d B Cuthbert, K Butler, M Hounsell and K Reid; E Larkin, T Iirilli, J Chappelow and K McMillan d R Woodbery, M Williams, B Bland and T Browne; (social) A Leonard and A Gladman d P MacDonald, L Woolbank, F Mahon and G Davies (day winners) d A Purcell and V Quigley.
There will was no women’s bowls yesterday, October 14, due to a men’s tournament taking place.
TENNIS BY ROMAN ADAMCEWICZ
TENNIS lessons for this term have resumed this week at the normal times and days.
There was excellent tennis played in the Saturday Junior tennis competitions last weekend.
The competitions will continue this Saturday, but with a new start time of 3pm.
There is no play in the competitions on Saturday October 25.
The junior tennis competition is open to all juniors wanting to play tennis in a friendly relaxed format, and is their first steps to playing competition.
All players should be able to serve to take part.
There will be trophies to all players having played at least five matches, as well as a special best and fairest award presented at the end of the competition.
This competition starts at 1pm and runs to 3pm.
In the junior tournament, Xavier McDevitt on 26 points is leading the pack.
He sits ahead of Bradyen Smythe on 20 points, Carter Noble on 16 1/2 points, Lara Plum on 9 points and Chloe Dumaresq with Jed Toohey Templeton tied on 6 1/2 points make up the top five positions.
The masters competition is for the player wanting more serious tournament play, with proper tie-breaker sets being played.
There is prizemoney for the top twenty players in the competition for all players having played five matches, as well as a best and fairest award.
To take part just turn up before the new start time of 1pm until 3pm finish.
Leading the masters competition is Angus Dumaresq on 35 points followed by Isaac McDevitt on 14 points and Caden Maxwell on 12 1/2 then Reece Rutland on 11 points with Charlton Geier on 9 points making up the top five places.
McDonalds Sports Award winners: (masters) Angus Dumaresq; (juniors) Jed Toohey Templeton
All enquires about the junior competitions or tennis lessons please contact Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.
Social tennis every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm for all standards at Forest Hill contact Col 0447 464 234 or Trevor 0407 513 974.
TWELVE turned up for morning munchies last Wednesday but only three of those rode off into the sunshine.
Must have been off-pension week.
The route they took was Temora, Wallendbeen, Harden, across to Jugiong and then on to the Dog-on-the-Tuckerbox for lunch.
After lunch, coffee and more talking about prior exploits, they headed off down the Hume to the Sturt Highway and home to Wagga.
A nice leisurely ride.
Saturday Meet and Greet at Billy’s Cafe had a nice roll up of fifteen to waste away the morning and again more tales about the past and more hopes for the future.
There would have been more there but the Toy Run committee was at the Kooringal Mall extracting donations from the Saturday morning shoppers.
We had a successful morning there and pulled up stumps at 12.30pm.
The generosity of Wagga people is truly amazing.
Next Saturday Billy’s will be closed so Meet and Greet will be at The Leprechaun’s Bean at 180 Forsyth Street.
Same time 10am.
There were two excursions last Sunday October 12, one lot took off to the Albury Border Bike Fest on their Bikes and another lot went to Lockhart, in Tin Tops, to the Sculpture thing that was on there The ride next Sunday October 19th is the Pink Ribbon Ride in aid of breast cancer.
Destination is Eskdale, 30 kilometres from Tallangatta, where riders will munch on lunch.
Don’t forget to bring your $10 donation to the cause.
Also next Sunday the Toy Run Committee will be canvassing donations at the South City Shopping Centre in Glenfield and on Saturday October 18 The Toy Run Launch will be at Bike Essentials in Dobney Avenue.
Here our major sponsors, GEO (Junee Correctional Centre) an Geoff Crouch Transport will be presenting their sponsorship money.
Graham Muttons Bathurst Blast is at the end of the month, and will leave from McDonald’s car park in Edward Street at 9am on Friday October 31, returning on Sunday November 2.
Accommodation is at the Park Hotel (02) 6331 3399.
Have been told that there is secure bike parking and the cost Twin Share is $40 per head per night.
Address for the Park Hotel is 201 George Street, Bathurst New South Wales, 2795.
It will be a good weekend, give Graham a call on 0400 211 315 for further details.
Rides leave Billy’s Cafe each and every Wednesday at 9am and Sunday rides leave McDonald’s Car Park at 9am.
Further information regarding the Ulysses Club Inc can be obtained by calling the Wagga Branch secretary on 0408 420 766.
Ride steady, ride safe and we will see you out on the road dodging the pot holes on your pride and joy.
WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB
THE Veterans played a nine-hole stableford event last Monday, when Kevin Wales cleaned up with 26 pts, followed by Ken Batt 25, and Herb Burgess and Bob Hodge with 24 pts.
Thursday’s stroke event saw Jim Nix card 28 nett to win by a shot from Danny McIntyre, with Dennis Adams, Barry Longmore and Keith Withers sharing third place, each with 30 nett.
The ladies played a stroke event last Tuesday, and Colleen Minos scored 73 nett to win division one by a shot from Monica Kember.
In division two Sue Oakman scored 74 nett to get home on a c/b from Gloria Vonarx, while Marg Hogan won division three with 76 nett, from Jan Leonard 78 nett c/b.
NTP’s to Penny Stewart (division one), Roz Tilden (division two) and Sandra Donohue (division two).
Ball competition to 79 nett c/b.
The girls returned for a stableford event on Friday, when Penny Stewart carded 40 pts to win division one by a point from Lyn Donohoe.
Gloria Vonarx played terrific golf for 41 pts in division two for a solid win from Dawn Elliott 38 pts, while Marg Francis scored 39 pts to take care of division three, with Val Brunskill runner-up with 38 pts.
NTP’s to Marg O’Rourke (division one), Dawn Elliott (division two) and Joan Veerhuis (division three).
Balls to 33 pts c/b.
Wednesday’s members stableford saw Billy Whalan score 40 pts to win the A grade event by a point from Jack Kalis, while Peter Friedlieb carded 39 pts to get home in B grade, from Scott Purcell 38 pts.
NTP’s to Jack Kalis and Dennis Lord.
Ball competition to 35 pts.
Members played a stableford event on Saturday, and in A grade, Jim Briggs scored 39 pts for a c/b win from Grahame Winson, with Bob Alexander third with 38 pts.
In B grade, Owen Guthrie won with 40 pts to win, also on a c/b, from Col Smith, with Bob McKenzie a shot back on 39 pts.
Rowan Laurent collected his first big prize when he won C grade with 39 pts, a point clear of seasoned veteran, Eddie Wall, while Doug Emery took third spot with 37 pts.
You had to be good to collect a NTP voucher on the day, with Charlie Adams, Todd Gunning and Ryan Nash each knocking it to around half a metre on the 9th, 13th and 18th holes respectively.
Ball competition to 35 pts.
In a warm-up for next week’s Business Girls Cup, the Business Girls played their Medal of Medals event on Saturday.
Winner on the day was the back-inform Lazetta Gaffney who fired 82 of the stick for 69 nett to get home from Colleen Watkins and Lyn McMullen, each with 72 nett, while Cassie Gill played a top shot to less than a metre on the 18th to win the NTP.
WAGGA RSL MEN’S BOWLING CLUB
TUESDAY: (blind draw) M Sheridan, C Seecamp 10 1/4
Wednesday: (blind draw) J Whyte, W Paton, B Waland 15; P Pearce, J Keys and K King 11 1/4; (nominated pairs) J Lane, J Cousley 15, G Miller, W Graham 14 1/2; (jackpot) R Smith and M Preuss
Friday: (blind draw) J Hillam, P Cluff and B Williams 13 1/2, B Harmer, R Whyte and R Dugdale 13 1/4 Sunday: (blind draw) J Hillam, A Smith and L Smith 19, D Renner, J Graham and R Duncan 11 1/4
Major/minor pairs: (semin-finals) R Parahi and T Urquhart 13 d M McComber and C Shields 12, B Harmer and J Cousley 24 d M Sanbrook and R Hamilton 14
Coming events: Tuesday (blind draw) 1.30pm; Wednesay (blind draw) 10am, (nominated pairs) 1pm; Friday (blind draw) 10am; Sunday (annual general meeting) 10.30am.
Lunch and a game of bowls will follow the meeting.
WAGGA RSL WOMEN’S BOWLS
TUESDAY October 7: (consistency) P Crawford d S Hayward; D Grogan d L Goddard; J Graham d B Stockley; C Colman d M Hillier
Thursday October 9: (consistency) H Pearce d M Cousley; M McIntyre d P Wray; J Graham d P Crawford; S Bowman d C Johnson; C Sanbrook d S Kingston; C Colman d D Grogan; S Geddes d B Reid; B Latham d K McDonald; (social) W Cornish and S Keane d N Arnel and D McIntyre; (yard stick) S Hayward, B Stockley and C Parkinson; (winner) C Parkinson; (social duty – Thursday October 16) M Passlow and M Priestly, (Tuesday October 21) V Fifield and J Smith
WAGGA WOMEN’S BOWLS
TUESDAY: (social) B Patterson and B Lloyd d S Mecham and J Le Lievre; B McClure and J Beck d J Willis and F Permezel
Thursday: (social) B Patterson and F Permezel d J Bishop and J Le Lievre
Saturday: (social) C Mackay, N Gray and J Beck d B Laing, J Tuckey and J Bishop; J McClure and S Mecham d J Willis and J Le Lievre
There has been a change to the morning bowls. The competition will now commence at 9.30am for a 10am start.
On Saturday October 18 there will be the Trophy Day and everyone is asked to bring a plate.
Wednesday card games from 1pm to 4pm.
WAGGA SPORTING SHOOTERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
SUNDAY saw 13 gunners contest a fifty clay rise.
The two new traps sorely tested some shooters however Aiden Lynch showed he was up to the challenge to break 43.
Daniel Penny demonstrated you do not need an under and over to succeed when he tied with Gary Smith on 41 for second place.
Our two juniors Tyler Chapman and Andrew Wright managed 36 and 27.
Work is proceeding on the upgrade of the field rifle range; so it should not be too long and we will again be open for off hand and black powder shooting.
Sunday the 19th will be a 200 yard centrefire group shoot.
For more information contact Don Ewin on 69263757 or 0428 887 252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates are available on our web site www.ssaawagga.org.au.
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