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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.