FINE weather on Wednesday 7 brought out the bowlers for two games of triples and one of pairs.
Wendy Hurnall, John Cooke and Rocky Thompson over Helen Jones, Ray Rankin and John Graham (23/10).
Mary Zeppa, Erni Jones and Val White had a convincing win against Dot Rankin, Justin Liddy and Pat Cooke (32/15).
The pairs results, Frank
Gallo and Nev Grace scored a win over Len Girgenti and
Remo Zeppa (25/16)
Ernie won the raffle. Saturday 10 with five away at district fours saw Len Girgenti, Remo Zeppa and Mary Zeppa score a win over Brian Brown, Rocky Thompson (23/14).
In the other game Ray Rankin, Dot Rankin and Ric Geard defeated Nev Grace, Helen Jones and John Graham (18/14).
Meanwhile at Tenterfield in very warm conditions, the team Frank Gallo, Cliff Jones, Justin Liddy and John Cooke battled it out in the District Fours ably supported by their cheer squad complete with pom-poms.
Unfortunately despite winning two and a close loss, they missed progressing to the final by one shot on a count back to Tenterfield.
A great day some really spectacular shots by all players and terrific hospitality by the Tenterfield Club.
The club “A” singles is on the notice board and also a reminder for the AGM on 23/2/18. Sponsor for the week is Logan Steele.
GREAT to have Val Richardson back at Association Croquet on Tuesday morning.
She teamed up with Heather Widderick for a match against the pairing of Val Shepherd and Grace Howard.
A good morning for Val S and Grace, pegging out for the maximum score of 26 to Heather and Val R with 18.
The other match had Andrea Denkewitz and Joy Newman combining against Effey Russell.
Effey got off to a good start, but Andrea and Joy pegged her back to win 26 hoops to 18.
Effey had 3 “peels” in her round.
WE ARE still looking for a few more to join Thursday morning Ricochet.
This is a fun game that’s a bit tactical as well. Gentle exercise for the body and the brain.
We play at 8.30am each Thursday and happily welcome anyone wanting to try out.
This week, with just 5 players, Sharyn Roser and John Draper played a singles match, while Margaret Dickenson teamed up with Bron Southgate against
Sharyn won the singles match, pegging out with maximum points ( a first for her ) to John’s 11 hoops.
The other game was a much closer affair, eventually going in favour of Margaret and
Bron, 25 points to 24.
A GREAT turnout for Friday morning’s Gateball games. For the first 2 games, we played 2 rounds of triples matches.
On Court 1, Andrea Denkewitz, Les Williams and Heather Widderick played the Red balls against the White team of Jenny Tunbridge, Pat Schnoor and Val Fancourt.
Red team won the first game 16 points to 10, while the White team came back in the second round to win 14 points to 11.
On Court 2, Margaret Dickenson, Bill Golding and Grace Howard played the
White balls against Sharyn Roser, John Draper and Joy Newman with Red.
White team won the first round 10 points to 8. The second round finished up 10-points all, but went to White on a countback.
It was back to full team matches after the break, as we lost one player for the day.
Red team were Jenny, Les, Val, Margaret and Sharyn, while the White team was Pat, Joy, Bill, Heather and Grace.
Andrea acted as referee for this third game, which saw a narrow 11 point to 9 win for the White team.
Val and Bill left after this third round, so Andrea took Bill’s place in the White team.
Red team went on to record a very good 18 point to 9 win.
Some good play overall from Les. Pat had some good shots in the early games, as did Heather.
TEN enthusiastic players had a fun morning on our luscious croquet greens. Welcome to new player Kathy Hopgood.
Sharyn Roser took her around the greens for her first game to discover she has a natural flair and good aim for the game.
Good to see Pauline Inglis and Teresa Pyne back again after a protracted absence.
Meanwhile, Justin Liddy 9 and Teresa Pyne 4 had a decisive victory over Marian Castles 1 and Pauline Inglis 2. Di Wren 4 and Shirley White 6 managed a win over Liz Ellway3 and Bev Sullivan 3, despite Bev hitting accurately enough to score a hole in one during this game.
In the next round, Shirley 5 and Justin 7 were too strong against Bev 5 and Di 3.
This time it was Di who scored a hole in one. Cathy played very well to score 5; with her partner Sharyn scoring 5 they managed a close fought win over Pauline with a total of 7.
GOLFERS played for the February Monthly Medal over the weekend.
In keeping with their commitment to remember a significant event in the history of the armed services of Australia, todays Medal acknowledges the bombing of Darwin on the 19th February 1942.
This was the first attack by a foreign power on the shores of Australia and was the first of approximately 100 subsequent attacks carried out by the Japanese over the next year or so.
It was not widely reported at the time due to communication and security concerns, but a total of approximately 243 servicemen and civilians died on that day. This figure has been widely disputed over the following years - some as high as 900. Chaos reigned supreme on that day.
One of the more notable victims was Wing Commander Tindal who was killed whilst manning an anti aircraft gun. RAAF Tindal near Katherine in the Northern Territory is named in his honour.
It is interesting to note that the attack was led by the same Japanese Commander who led the infamous attack on Pearl Harbour.
The number of planes used (243) and bombs dropped was also greater that that used at Pearl Harbour.
The winner of the Darwin Medal was Ken Hinze.
Ken has been up in the leaders pack for the past couple of weeks, so maybe handicapper Aaron will get an opportunity to trim his handicap.
Trevor (toot toot) Wren was seen walking along the railways lines - unfortunately the train didn’t come through until Saturday Trevor.
All up it was a great field of 23 men enjoying the pleasant conditions.
Pin shots went to David Burgess, Mike McAuliffe and Keith Jones. Doug Rigden had a bit of a tussle with Max Hunter over the NAGA , but Doug got the nod on a countback.
A total of 15 ladies contested their Monthly Medal and it was good to see so many on the course.
Kay Webb and Helen Jones were neck and neck until the final few holes, but Kay held her nerve to win the medal by 2 strokes from Helen.
Run-down went to Christine Welstead and Linda Kelly. Helen was the best putter on the day to win the putting prize.
Pin shots for the ladies went to Mandy Benussi, Debbie Wilmott and Janine Sullivan.
Next week is a single stableford competition for both groups. Visitors are welcome with the men teeing off at 7am and ladies at 8.15
A GOOD roll-up on Sunday with Terry Byrnes the Winner. Runner-up was Paul Byrnes with the Run-downs going to Angelo Maugeri and Phil Zikan. Paul also had the Best Gross. Pin Shot on the 3rd went to Terry Byrnes and Paul Armstrong took the Pro Pin. Meat tray winners were Jim Mitchell and John Rawlings.
Same time tee-off next week between 7.30-8.00am.
Date Claimer: Maureen
Bates Memorial Day on 8th April.
THE subject for discussion at the next Australian Breastfeeding Association Tenterfield-Granite Belt Group is a topic of interest to all new parents - sleep.
All mums are invited to attend, regardless of how old their baby is, or how their baby is fed. Dads, grandparents, and children are always welcome.
Stanthorpe Baptist Church, Cnr Railway and Hillcrest Sts, Stanthorpe on February 22, 9.30am.
For inquiries regarding meetings, or for confidential counselling please contact Leah on 0409 001 634.
LAST Thursday we played a four table Mitchell and for N/S the winners were Hilary Richardson/Helen Reeves with John Fernie/Rebecca Pennington second.
John Kenyon and our nice visitor Margaret Franklin were third.
First for E/W were Ros Hart/Judy Mobbs with Violet Huggett/Lynn Simmers second and Margaret Brooks/Keith Barnett third.
AT THE CREASE: The Border District school competition attracted school kids to Stanthorpe from all across the region.