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Stan­thorpe Bowls

FINE weather on Wed­nes­day 7 brought out the bowlers for two games of triples and one of pairs.

Re­sults were:

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.

As­so­ci­a­tion Cro­quet

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.

Ric­o­chet Cro­quet

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

An­drea Denke­witz.

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.

Golf Cro­quet

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.

RSL Golf

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

Sporters Golf

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.

Breast­feed­ing as­so­ci­a­tion

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.

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