The South Eastern Times : October 16th 2014
SPORT 29 Penola to host SE titles THE South East 2-ball Ambrose Championship is being held at Penola Golf Club this Sunday. Open to any players who have a handicap, this highly regarded event will be again well attended. Starting at 10.30 for CHANGE OF HEART: Veteran sports administrator, Keith Sneath is understood to be having a change of heart in his initial decision to step down as president of the Millicent Racing Club. At the Barrier with David Gilbert Committee bursting at the seams MOST country sporting clubs can relate to the problems of getting the maximum number of persons on its general committee. In local racing, the Mount Gambier club has been well down on numbers – committee wise – for some years. However, in an excellent show of faith towards the executive of the Millicent Racing Club, supporters of the club gladly “have jumped out of trees” to ensure a full committee for the 2014-15 season. The MRC had its annual general meeting on Monday night with 15 people in attendance and was advised that the club had returned a loss of $1153.20 for the 2013-14 season, a substantial improvement on the $32,618.59 loss the previous year. However, when you take into account the club put in $33,986.36 out of its coffers to boost stakemoney for the annual meeting back in May, then the result is gratifying. “It is a healthy situation overall, however cup day needs to be looked at,” finance guru Paul Connell told those present. Not that Millicent Cup day itself was profitable, incurring a small loss of $1671.88. That was attributed to the downturn in attendance, resulting in a smaller gate and considerably less income from catering. The big winner financially was from the farming operations of the club, returning a profit of $14,132.64. The club now has a full committee, thanks to stock agent Rick Grimes, Kingston publican Mark Dwyer, retired jockey Wayne Burris and Steve Moore all putting up their hand to come on board. Jo Leyden goes into her second term as secretary, while the position of president for 2014-15 will be resolved at the next committee meeting on November 11. It is believed that current president Keith Sneath is reconsidering his original plan to step down and may line up for a third term. Membership fees remain unchanged at $25 a double and $15 a single. Disappointing response IF the Southern Ports race day is ever to become more than just another race meeting on the www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au NEW COMMITTEE MAN: Former police officer turned stock agent, Rick Grimes has joined the new committee at the Millicent Racing Club. Limestone Coast calendar, then there is much work to be done to get a more positive response from residents and business houses of our coastal towns. The second Southern Ports race day was conducted at Penola on Sunday and despite near perfect conditions the crowd was poor. Assurances that buses would arrive from the coast never eventuated and race sponsorship for the eight race card from Southern Ports business houses was not what was expected. Thanks goodness a bus load from the Casterton/Sandford Netball Club arrived at the track on their return journey from an end-ofseason weekend in Robe. The girls added plenty of colour and some atmosphere to what was otherwise a lack lustre meeting. One Kingston resident stated that it was the wrong time of the year to stage the meeting as “The fishing season has just started and the fishermen are broke at the moment.” Despite a disappointing response to both Southern Ports race meeting run thus far, the Penola Racing Club executive is still keen to have another crack next season, preferably on a Sunday in autumn if the club can acquire a suitable date. Easily the most impressive winner at Penola was the Colac first starter Royal Spinner, while other eye catching efforts came from Hasta La Shamer (seventh, but never got a clear run) and Be Fair (second). registration and bacon and egg roll, the entry fee is only $30. This includes entry, bacon and egg roll, BBQ lunch, afternoon tea and access to over $2000 of prizes. With nearest the pins on every hole, there are many options to win a prize. With a delightful 28C forecast, conditions should be perfect for low scores. Previous winners have come from Naracoorte, Mount Gambier and Penola and with entries already from Adelaide and across the border, the prize could go anywhere. Go to www.penolagolfclub. com.au for entry forms and further information. SITTING PRETTY: Millicent golfer, Mark Pretty and a small group of other locals are expected to head to Penola this Sunday to contest the annual South East Ambrose Championship. Blue comes out on top in bowls Bowls results DESPITE Millicent turning on a cold snap with intermittent rain, light hail and wind that would blow the froth off your cappuccino, Round 1 of the pennant Monday roster went under-way. Millicent Green’s Malcolm Wright, Norman Peart, Maureen Fitter and Jim Earl were defeated 16/0 to 28/2 by Millicent Blue’s Pennant competi- tion Friday roster –- Round 1: Division 1 (home v Mount Gambier RSL): Judy Saint (s), Heather Carthew, Margaret Fennell and Betty Pretty coasted along until lunchtime leading 15/5. On resuming play in the afternoon they secured only five ends. The opposing team is well respected and a force to be reckoned with. Final score 24/27. Esther Scudds (s) along wi th Merle Stevens, Ros Varcoe and Esther Scudds, Lyn Scudds, Ken Taylor and Brentley Thomas, while the Green’s Ed Fitter, Dianne Stephens, Frank Weber and Alan Strother recorded a 30/2 to 22/0 win over the Blue’s Derk Pietersma, David Botting, Bill Cattanach and Ella Pietersma. The final result saw Millicent Blue win 12 points to Millicent Shirley Galpin led 15/4 at the break. It was an amazing effort with the end resulting in a win to Millicent 21/18. Final score 21/18, resulting in a tie. Division 2 (Millicent Red v Millicent Blue): Blue team of Margaret Johnson (s), Liz Carnellor, Joan Ellis and Adriana Ross enjoyed a game with the Red side comprising of Mary Clifford (s) Dianne Stephens, Barbara Schuller and Mary Campbell. There were a number of gasps when either skip Green’s two points. Millicent Red’s Iain Campbell, Ian Ross, Mary Campbell and Adriana Ross 22/2 and Neil Whelan, Denis Clifford, Mary Clifford and Carlene Godden 23/0 drew with Port MacDonnell Red, seven points all. The final result Millicent Red 7 points to Port MacDonnells 7 points. bowled a fantastic bowl. The moment was enjoyed by both teams. Final score Red 27/21. The Blue team with Ella Pietersma (s), Carlene Godden, Jan Buhlmann and Carol Gibbs over-ran the team of Dorothy Evans (s) Dawn Bellman, Maureen Fitter and Norman Peart. The team will settle and make a good contest within the next couple of weeks. Final score Red 29/12. Division 3 (away v Naracoorte): The of Dorothy Harkness (s), Mary Teams Pennant competition teams - round 2: Friday roster Beachport Bowling Club Division 3: Beachport Red (away v Robe): J. Preston (s), M. Bowman, J. McArthur, J. Amos; R. Gilbertson (s), R. Burdon, I. Allwright, R. Sims. Reserve: P. Allwright. Beachport Blue (away v Millicent): S. Young (s), M. Redden, P. Wakelin, R. Kain; S. Werchon (s), J. Hall, M. Lawrie, L. Smith. Reserve: M. Snook. Saturday roster Beachport Bowling Club Division 4 (away v Naracoorte RSL): B. Jolley (s), W. Burdon, A. Young, R. Dunsford; P. Copping (s), T. Shepherd, P. Allwright, N. Killick; A. Mc Kenzie (s), G. Trezise, J. Gilbertson, J. Mc Arthur. Reserve: I. Mc Arthur. The South Eastern Times, Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 29 Allen, Pat Hitchcock and new player Robin Rolfe travelled to Naracoorte to compete. They started off well, but were unable to sustain the continuous pressure. Final score 19/23, resulting in a tie. Fay Richards (s), Maureen Elton, Bev Davey and Lorraine Madden were playing well. It was incredible but both teams were 13/8 at the break. Richard’s team went on to win 21/17. Final score 21/17.
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