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Sporters Golf

A WIN for Phil Zikan on Bathurst Sun­day with John Rawl­ings the run­ner-up. Run-downs went to Terry Roser and Jim Mitchell. Terry also had the best gross. Wattsy took both the pin shots on the 12th and 17th. Paul Arm­strong took the pro pin. Lucky meat tray win­ners were An­gelo Maugeri and Woggy.

Same time tee-off next Sun­day at 8am.

A re­minder that there will be no Sporters Golf on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28 due to the Stan­thorpe Golf Car­ni­val.

RSL Golf

THE Monthly Medal for Oc­to­ber was once again a hotly con­tested event for the RSL golfers. Hot and sunny weather with the prom­ise of lots of run on the course saw a good roll up of 22 men, all think­ing that to­day is the day to shine.

Un­for­tu­nately, only one per­son per­formed to his ex­pec­ta­tions on the day and that was Charles Seeto who re­turned a card of 84/66. Run­ner-up was Michael Thomp­son who also played well to card a 78/69. Cliff

Bruce was the sharp­shooter with the put­ter, re­turn­ing to the club­house with 24 putts. Mike Thomp­son, Viv Thouard and Keith Allen were the lucky pin shot win­ners.

The ladies played their an­nual chal­lenge with the Ten­ter­field ladies at

Ten­ter­field. Un­for­tu­nately no of­fi­cial re­sults to date, but the grapevine tells me that the Ten­ter­field ladies were the bet­ter on the day.

Next week, the men will be tee­ing off at 7am and the ladies at 8.15am.

The course is look­ing good with the re­cent rain and mem­bers are re­minded that the Stan­thorpe Open week­end is fast ap­proach­ing.

If you have any spare time to vol­un­teer to help the green­keeper with the pre­sen­ta­tion of the course, it would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Golf Croquet

BOTH games we played to­day were short­ened to first to nine, mainly be­cause time ran out.

All play­ers are be­com­ing very in­volved in tac­tics, which make the games take longer, but also make them more in­trigu­ing and chal­leng­ing.

Dianne Wren, though not fully re­cov­ered from her re­cent ill­ness, was back and in good form hav­ing the best two game score of 10 hoops.

Both games played were triples, and in the very close first game Dianne Wren, Bev Sul­li­van and Justin Liddy fin­ished with nine hoops to de­feat Mar­ian Cas­tles, Elaine Brown and Shirley Page 8.

The sec­ond game was al­most as close with the team of Dianne, Bev and Elaine winning with a score of 9 against Justin, Shirley and Mar­ian 7.

As there is work be­gin­ning next week to im­prove our court, we are very grate­ful that the bowls club is al­low­ing us to use one of their greens, oth­er­wise golf croquet would not be play­ing for three weeks. We thank Justin and the bowls club for this ar­range­ment.

Gate­ball

FRI­DAY morn­ing’s Gate­ball was very en­joy­able. An­drea Denke­witz, Sharyn Roser and Les Williams made up Team 1, while Team 2 com­pris­ing Mar­garet Dick­en­son, Jenny Tun­bridge, Joy New­man and Val Fan­court.

Game 1 was close affair most of the way un­til Team 2 scored a few points in the fi­nal cou­ple of min­utes. Team 2 won with 12 points to Team 1s 8.

Game 2 was most ex­cit­ing, fin­ish­ing tied at 11 points each. As both teams had ex­actly the same num­ber of one and two-point scores, a ‘shoot-out’ was re­quired to de­ter­mine the win­ner. In a ‘shoot-out’, play­ers take one turn each (still play­ing in numer­i­cal or­der) to go through the first gate and the best score wins.

In this case, Team 1 won the shoot-out 4-3. Af­ter the break, Bill Gold­ing joined Team 1.

Game 3 was an­other very close fought match. At the end of the 30 min­utes, Team 1 had 12 points to Team 2s 9.

The last game of the morn­ing was also won by Team1, with a very good score of 17 points to 8.

There will be no Gate­ball (or other mal­let sports) for the next cou­ple of weeks while the court is be­ing re­ju­ve­nated.

In other news, two of our Gate­ballers, An­drea and Mar­garet, will be head­ing off to Bateau Bay, in New South Wales, to take part in the Aus­tralian Gate­ball Team Cham­pi­onships (Oc­to­ber 13-15).

They will be join­ing the Toowoomba team for this event, which in­volves a to­tal of 24 teams from around the coun­try and in­cludes six in­ter­na­tional teams.

It is an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for them and should be a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence.

Bridge

LAST Thursday we played a 4 1/2 ta­ble How­ell and the win­ners were Mar­garet and Brough War­ren. Sec­ond were John Fernie and He­len Cobon and third were Teresa and Ger­ald Em­bery.

Stan­thorpe Bowls Club

WED­NES­DAY, Oc­to­ber 4 –

Af­ter Mon­day’s rain two games of three bowl triples on a slightly heav­ier green.

He­len Jones, Ray Rankin and Ernie Jones against Mary Zeppa, John Cooke and Len Gir­genti (30-11).

Pat Cooke, Justin Liddy and Cliff Jones against Val White, Ric Geard and Remo Zeppa (23-12).

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7 – Two games of club pairs and one of four on a heav­ier green af­ter Fri­days down­pour (no com­plaints we need the rain).

In the fours, we had Rocky Thomp­son, He­len Jones, Len Gir­genti and Wendy Hur­nal had a win over Rocky Thomp­son, Mary Zeppa, Frank Gallo and John Cooke (9/11).

In the club fours a com­bi­na­tion of a heav­ier green, cold weather and su­pe­rior op­po­nents saw

Nev Grace and Justin Liddy go down to Remo Zeppa and Ray Rankin and Brian Brown with Dot Rankin ac­counted for Pat Cooke and Ernie Jones.

New spon­sor Domino’s very gen­er­ously put up a fam­ily meal voucher which was won by Justin.

At an ad-hoc meet­ing on Fri­day He­len Jones was nom­i­nated as trea­surer of the com­bined club and we look for­ward to her in­put.

Busy week ahead with stu­dents come and try on Mon­day and Tues­day croquet on the top green while their court is ren­o­vated.

So­cial bowls and the start of Twi­light Triples on Wed­nes­day.

Work­ing bee Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13 (not un­lucky).

So­cial bowls Satur­day and the triples car­ni­val on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15 (12 teams so far, more wel­come).

Spon­sor of the week is Domino’s.

PHOTOS: KIM MICKE

WIN­NERS: Stan­thorpe Ju­nior Rugby League pres­i­dent Lind­say Adams, Spencer Jensen, Hamish Cole and Rod­ney Steele. Mr Steele pre­sented Spencer and Hamish with the Frank and Beaulah Steele Me­mo­rial Tro­phy for best and fairest over­all on be­half of his late mother and fa­ther.

Ju­niors en­joyed the first Oz­tag game, show­cas­ing their skills in some fast games.

The Oz­tag sea­son kicked off on Thursday.

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