The Border Watch : April 3rd 2014
32 SPORT Ploenges leads his team to victory THE team of Ron Ploenges (skip), Peter Gregory, Peter Roachock and Graham Wilson has taken out the Mount Gambier RSL and District Bowling Club’s two-day Open Men’s Fours competition with a strong six-game win over the nearest rivals. The men were first among a field of 18 teams from the Lower South East, Nhill, Portland and Horsham City Bowling Clubs, all keenly contesting the annual event. Friday morning causing both early games to be cancelled, two games Friday afternoon and four on Saturday provided plenty of strong competition. At the conclusion of Day 1, Shayne Pudney’s composite side was slightly ahead of five other two-game winners but a loss to Portland before lunch on Saturday dented his prospects a little. By lunch time on Saturday only Ron Ploenges’ team had won all four games. Graeme Ellis dropped an eight to Barry Guy from Portland but still won the game. Towards the end of the day, spectator interest centred on Ron Ploenges’ team, wondering whether the men could maintain their winning form. The score was all square with four ends to play but they held on to win quite decisively by seven shots, ahead of Graeme Ellis’ team and the team of Shayne Pudney. Despite heavy rain on the Student bowls A CONTINGENT of 20 year 10 students from Grant High School received basic tuition from eight club members over the past two weeks. The students were very enthusiastic and quickly acquired the basic skills of bowls. Apart from practising skills During Saturday afternoon, Gary Feast’s team recorded a draw in both games, while and having fun competitions, a variety of fun activities were provided such as bowling to a square, playing “football”, and bowling to a target mat and an ordinary mat. Improvement in skills and abil- ity were quickly achieved and the program was an overall success. A seven-week after school hours Active Program is being held at the club every Tuesday afternoon which involves 15 students from Suttontown Primary School. A wide variety of activities is being provided with each of the five groups rotating at 15-minute intervals. The youngsters have taken well to the sport and are progressing steadily. The Federal Government is funding the program and the money provided going towards the purchase of four sets of small bowls for use by school groups. Edlington having a magic year in bowls RON Edlington has had an outstanding bowls season, winning the club singles and the veteran singles of the Mount Gambier RSL and District Bowling Club. His run of excellent bowling has extended into other tournaments and events throughout the season. MIXED VICTORY: Winners of the Championship Mixed Fours (from left) Betheny and Bernie Shepherd, Ken Smith and Jo Sykes VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au WINNERS: (from left) Bill James, sponsor, of the Scott Group of Companies, with winners Brian Francis, John Heaver, John Barnes and David Wylie Close contest in open men’s fours THE WINNERS: (from left) Peter Roachock, Peter Gregory, sponsor, John Schroder, Graham Wilson and Ron Ploenges (skip). CHAMPAGNE and breakfast heralded the start of the popular “Jinx Day” Open Men’s Fours sponsored by Scott Group of Companies and SE Funeral Services at the Mount Gambier Bowls Club. Playing four games of 10 ends in sectional format all players were keen to win their section with the highest score and earn their names on the honour board. At lunch time the early leaders were David Wylie, John Barnes, John Heaver and Brian Francis from Noel Miller, Terry Seiler, Julius Turoczy and Bill Brehmer. After lunch the battle continued in earnest. RUNNERS-UP: Mount Gambier RSL team (from left) Deane Wilkinson, Graeme Ellis (skip), Andy Ashby and Rob Corner. At the completion of the day winners of Section 1 were Toni Prugo, Bob Cranwell, Carlo Bertetic and David Ranneburg with 83 points. Section 2 was won by Ron Edglinton, Bob Milligan, David Anderson and Graham Wilson with 95 points. Section 3 saw Noel Miller, Terry Mount Gambier harness racing results MOUNT Gambier Harness Racing Club results from Sunday, March 30, 2014: Race 1, $2500 Next Meeting 8th April R3-R13 Pace, 2190m: ($2.40 fav.) Paris To Berlin (J. Finnis) 1; ($15.10) Big Gorilla (M. Micallef) 2; ($37.90) Walberon (Mark Phillips) 3. Others: Amberlu Angus, The Gunstar, Galatos, Venus Williams, Gellons Warrior, Igetaround. Margins: 6 metres, head. Time: 2.45.3. Mile rate: 2.01.40. Last half: 58.5. Owners: P. & L. Medhurst. Trainer: Barry Finnis (Glencoe). Numbers: 1, 7, 6, 3. Win: $2.40. Place: $1.00, $2.30, $9.20. Quinella: $10.30. Trifecta: $530.70. Exacta: $11.40. First 4: Jackpot. Race 2, $2000 President’s R1 Pace, 2190m: ($12.80) Maybe Cruising (J. Finnis) 1; ($13.30) Adams Express (Mark Phillips) 2; ($1.20 fav.) Racer (R. Barker) 3. Others: Magical Bazz, Amusing Cruiser, Our Uptown Girl, Fill Billys Shoes, Strong As Arma. Margins: ½ head, 5.5 metres. Time: 2.44.7. Mile rate: 2.00.7. Last half: 58.8. Owners: P. and L. Medhurst. Trainer: Barry Finnis (Glencoe). Numbers: 1, 3, 2, 8. Win: $12.80. Place: $3.00, $2.50, $1.00. Quinella: $191.50. Trifecta: $381.40. Exacta: $134.80. First 4: $1605.40. Extra double (1 & 1) $47.60. Race 3, $2000 P. & L. Livestock Real Estate 3YO Pace, 1790m: ($6.40) Top Share (J. Finnis) 1; ($1.70 fav.) Samara Sky (J. Glynn) 2; ($31.40) Our Supreme Guy (R. Barker) 3. Others: Diamonds At Dusk, Our Mackalena, 32 - The Border Watch, Thursday, April 3, 2014 Goodtime Annabella, Johnny Redcoat, What A Safari, Mymasterpiece. Margins: 2.5 metres, 4.0 metres. Time: 2.14.01. Mile rate: 2.00.5. Last half: 60.0. Owners: P. and L. Medhurst. Trainer: Barry Finnis (Glencoe). Numbers: 9, 10, 2, 1. Win: $6.40. Place: $1.80, $1.00, $4.30. Quinella: $3.10. Trifecta: $162.70. Exacta: $26.20. First 4: $1218.20. Race 4, $2000 100 Club 3YO + Older Pace, 1790m: ($10.80) Wings Of Delight (M. Micallef) 1; ($2 fav.) Cryptic Chance (Mark Phillips) 2; ($4.30) McArlian (J. Finnis) 3. Others: Manwarra Payroll, Jasper Ray, Apalachin. Margins: head, head. Time: 2.14.1. Mile rate: 2.00.5. Last half: 60.0. Owners: D. Earl, R. Lattin, R. Stafford, B. Sneath, B. Turner, K. & D. Medhurst, A. Rice. Trainer: Ray Lattin (Mount Gambier). Numbers: 1, 4, 2, 7. Win: $10.80. Place: $3.00, $2.00, ntd. Quinella: $11.80. Trifecta: $67.50. Exacta: $17.60. First 4: $71.60. Race 5, $2000 Don McDonnell R2 Memorial, 2190m: ($10.10) Forced Out (J. Glynn) 1; ($1.80 fav.) Glenthorne (M. Micallef) 2; ($22.10) Ruffiano (Mark Phillips) 3. Others: Stylish Embrace, White Eyed Girl, Guilty Rama, Jasmint. Margins: head, 3 metres. Time: 2.47.5. Mile rate: 2.03.1. Last half: 59.0. Owners: Phil Wood Cattle Services Pty. Ltd. (Manager: P.G. Wood). Trainer: David Kemp (Allendale East). Numbers: 2, 7, 1, 6. Win: $10.10. Place: $3.00, $1.00, ntd. Quinella: $2.20. Trifecta: $149.80. Exacta: $6.20. First 4: $1382.60. Race 6, $1500 Life Members C0 Pace (Prelude), 2190m: ($1.20 fav.) Four Starzzz Fella (M. Craven) 1; ($5.40) Just Be Modern (B. Howard) 2; ($19.40) Sign No More (J. Finnis) 3. Others: Hey Peggy Sue, Dee Cees Desire, Kurraca Knight, Zechef. Margins: 2 metres, 8 metres. Time: 2.49.5. Mile rate: 2.04.5. Last half: 59.8. Owners: C. Gilmore, D. Howard, H. Walker, J. Spehr. Trainer: Kevin Brough (Heywood). Numbers: 3, 7, 2, 6. Win: $1.20. Place: $1.00, $1.70, ntd. Quinella: $2.50. Trifecta: $5.30. Daily double (2 & 3) $11.70. Treble (1, 2, 3) $216.10. Exacta: $2.50. First 4: $18. Quadrella (9, 1, 2, 3) $105.50. Seiler, Julius Turoczy and Bill Brehmer win with l04 points. But it was David Wylie, John Barnes, John Heaver and Brian Francis winning Section 4 and also having the overall highest score of 107 points that earned them the right to get their names put on the honour board. Championship Mixed Fours played on Sunday saw only the smallest of fields of four teams front up to play. At the end of the day only one team consisting of Bethny and Bernie Shepherd, Ken Smith and Jo Sykes won all three games with David Babb, Marika Heaver, Gary Widdison and Beryl Versluis coming runner-ups. Social bowls on Tuesday saw a bus load of bowlers from Warrnambool try their luck against the Mount Gambier bowlers. Two friendly games of l2 ends of 2x4x2 were played Marika Heaver and Rene Davis the winners for the day.
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