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SPORT | Buffalo indoor ON Wednesday, August 14 there were nine players on a wet night to bowl, which saw three teams of two and one of three. We played two games of 10 ends with six bowls. There was a countback third and second. In fourth (LL) skipper Bill Wolswinkle and Joe Occhipinti, third (LW) seven ends, skipper Rod McConchie and Mary Tumino; second (WL) 14 ends, skipper Charlie Tumino and Joyce Occhipinti; first (WW) skipper Toni Heldens, Andrew Hanks and Peter Heldens. Peter and Andrew played one game each. The best first game Charlie 17-1, second Rod 9-6. We wished Toni a happy birthday for August 13. Coming up on Friday, August 23 is our Peter McCallum cancer night at the Buffalo Hall at 7.30pm. Please ring Toni by Thursday, August 22 on 5663-6224. We hope to see you all next Wednesday at 7.30pm.


Joel gets job done E N T E RTA I N I N G badminton player Joel Langstaff lived up to his huge reputation, winning all his sets in style and cementing Rupees position on top of the ladder. Joel was capably supported by Gary McGrath who is in career best form at present. Combine this with Ian Cole and Tracey Ryan and the Rupee team appear firm favourites to take out this year’s premiership. Special mention to young Ben Ryan who went ‘oh so’ close to winning his singles match against his mum. Shilling was too classy for Euro in a match with many highlights. Parish Buckley was excellent for Euro, while Evie Dekker defeated her sister Simone in their singles match 15-7. Shilling will now look forward to doing some damatge in the finals series.Pound narrowly defeated Dollar by a slender four point margin. Jason Richards and his mum Rhonda Newton playing beautifully together to win their

doubles sets over much fancied opponents. Pound also has a finals’ campaign ahead of it and with a wealth of experience could go a long way in the finals. Finally, Marc continued on its winning way accounting for Yen that has taken out the wooden spoon. Steve Johnson was unstoppable for Yen, while Jose Shelton and Connor Krohn were very good for Marc. It has been an evenly contested season to this point and we look forward to the finals series with great anticipation. Our presentation dinner will be on September 7 at the Mun Heng Chinese Restaurant, a great night is assured.

Results Marc 4/90 d Yen 4/80, Rupee 7/119 d Franc 1/75, Shilling 5/116 d Euro 4/99, Pound 5/112 d Dollar 4/108.

Final ladder Round 14 Rupee.....................................102 Marc ........................................94 Pound ......................................84 Shilling ....................................82 Dollar .......................................69 Euro ..........................................63 Franc ........................................53 Yen ...........................................52

Dumbalk indoor MONDAY, August 12 saw 36 players at Dumbalk, the occasion being the club’s annual charity tournament which attracted players from other clubs in the association. Twelve teams each

Leongatha THE 2013-14 season is underway and Leongatha Bowls Club resumed its bowls activities after the winter recess with a social bowls event on Saturday, August 17. However due to weather conditions being a little unsettled only a small number of bowlers took to the greens. Winners on the day were B. Turner (s), J. O’Connor and Les Wilson with 2 wins plus 2. Runners-up were the pair of R. Saunders (s) and J. Lye on 1 win 1 draw and

of three players contested three games of eight ends. The winning team, Lee Armstrong (skip), Glenis Densley and Kevin Robertson achieved three wins with a score of plus 11. Runners-up were Arc Gammaldi (skip), Michelle Doug-

plus 7. Next social bowls will be held on Wednesday, August 21. Reminders: The club’s official opening dinner will be held at the clubrooms on Friday, September 6, 6.30pm (seated) and the cost is $15 per head. Names to be placed on the sheet near the entrance to the match committee room as soon as possible. The club’s official opening day will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 1pm. ‘Pre-season roll-ups’ will continue on Monday

South Gippsland Bridge Club Meeniyan – Monday evening: 1st Susan Ruffin, Jean Barbour. 2nd Faye Rowlands, Frank Arndt. 3rd Margaret Munro, Ellie McIntyre. 4th Pat West, Barbara Axten. Tarwin Lower – Tuesday afternoon: 1st Shirley Stewart, Debbie Anglim. 2nd Faye Rowlands, Pat West. 3rd Dawn Jolly,

Ruth Stevenson and Hannah Martin, Leila Bell. Inverloch – Friday afternoon: 1st Kaye Douglas, John Sutton. 2nd Jack Kuiper, Jean Barbour. 3rd Dawn Jolly, Colin Cameron. 4th Hannah Martin, Margaret Munro. 5th Norma Hannay, Marj Freeman and Mike Dooley, Bronwyn Sund.

Leongatha croquet PENNANT starts this week for our two teams. It is an away match played at Sale. We wish them good luck. For many years Blanche Kerr enjoyed this wonderful game, she now resides at Woorayl Lodge. All our members wish her a happy 90th birthday.

This season Wonthaggi Croquet Club will be using our lawns on a Tuesday while its lawns are being renovated. Anyone can join us on Fridays at 1pm. Thelma Arnup is once again president, Ann Shandley secretary and Maryann Kinnish treasurer.

Cornellisen up for award LEONGATHA’S Mikaela Cornellisen is among this year’s nominees for the bankmecu Gippstar Awards. The 53rd awards will be hosted on Wednesday, August 28 at the Waratah Restaurant in Morwell. This year’s awards will also see three special achievers acknowledged for the selfless work they do in the Gippsland Sporting Community. In addition Club and Team of the Year will be announced. “The finalists for team of the year have achieved success at very different levels this time around but it’s about keeping it in perspective” Buhagiar said. In what is believed to be a first, Judo Champion Aoife Coughlan has been nominated in both the junior and senior category over the yearly awards cycle. “We believe this is the first time someone has been successful in both the junior and senior categories of monthly nominations in the same year. This is no surprise really as Aoife is an outstanding athlete and

congratulations to her,” Gippsland Sports Academy Chief Executive Officer Judi Buhagiar said. “As always we have an exceptional field of monthly award recipients to choose from including National Champions and Olympians” she added. The strong field of contenders is made up of a cross section of sports including judo, sailing with a disability, archery, swimming and basketball with a disability. “The bankmecu Gippstar Awards are great because they have allowed the Gippsland public the opportunity to watch the development of the nominees in their sporting lives,” Buhagiar said. “Aoife Coughlan for example has been a regular monthly nominee for a number of years seeing her win the overall junior award last year, which the public has shared in.” This year’s bankmecu Gippstar monthly senior winners are Daniel McConnell, mountain bike, Samantha Crawford archery, Keith Ferguson skeet shooter, Craig Huffer athletics, Peter Bennett archery, Jeff

Bell representative archery, Andrew Brady clay target, Gary Maskiell sailing, Lisa Phillips lawn bowls, Mark Thorpe sailing with a disability, Mia Ross athletics, Natasha Exell basketball with a disability and Aoife Coughlan judo. This year’s bankmecu Gippstar monthly junior winners are Taylah Bott netball, Maeve Coughlan judo, Josh Street table tennis, Aofie Coughlan judo, Jasmine Doultree swimming, Aaron Nabulsi judo, Zoe Quinsey-Munro athletics, Benjamin Currie motorcycle riding, Darcie Morton table tennis, Damon Morton SC skiing and biathlon and Mikaela Cornellisen swimming. Nominations for Team and Club of the Year are Alberton Football Netball Association Open Netball Team, Under 13 Gulls Hockey Team, Gippsland Power and Traralgon Judo Club Special Achievers to be acknowledged are Danny Anderson volleyball, Daniel Sullivan surf life saving and Rick Gray Australian Rules Football.

las and Jeanie Baker with two wins and one loss. An improver’s prize was awarded to Veto Serafino (skip), Mary Tumino and Ed Hanley. Ronald McDonald House will be the recipient of the proceeds of the occasion.

mornings with a 10am start on August 19 and 26. Roll-ups and coaching will be held each Monday at 10am in September. The first of the ladies pennant practice will be held on September 10 at 10am against Phillip Island. The men’s noticeboard contains a form for the 2013-14 men’s availability for men’s pennant season. The next club’s monthly triples day will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 9.30am start, and BYO lunch. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

Sport grants open MEMBER for Bass, the Hon Ken Smith MP encourages all sporting groups in the Bass Electorate to apply for a grant in Round 1 of the Coalition Government’s Sporting Uniforms grant program which closes on Thursday, August 29. “Grants of up to $1000 are available to eligible clubs to help with the costs associated with providing sports uniforms and gear for their members,” said Ken Smith. “These grants can assist clubs to provide uniforms for members who may be excluded from sport due to having none or incomplete uniforms or safety gear. It also helps with jackets and tracksuits in club colours, umpires’ uniforms and new uniforms if club colours change.” “Items such as footy boots, tracksuits, jumpers, shirts, runners, bathers, hats and leotards are eligible items. Clubs that have not received funding in the previous 12 months are able to apply again this round,” he said. Priority will be given to items which reduce the barriers to participation due to socio-economic disadvantage and those items which will increase participation of all ages in a sporting or physically active arena. Ken Smith said “Sports uniforms are a costly item for clubs and members and these grants can assist to make the difference between participating or not.” “Jump on board now before August 29 and show the community you are proactive in helping members become or remain active within your club,” he said. Further details and application forms are available at or the new Victorian Government grant website

Inverloch bowls THE carpet bowls elimination series continued to establish the finalists for the club championship to be held at the Stoneham-night Presentation Dinner, this Friday. Seats for this event are still available. Entry forms are available at the Inverloch Bowling Club, inside the club-rooms and on the blackboard, outside. Social games were played concurrent with elimination games, but not scored in the usual way, because numbers were uneven. Today (Tuesday) marks the end of the carpet bowling season, and heralds the warm-up days for Mens’ Lawn Bowls, which commence in earnest with the historic reenactment of the Battle of Hastings (Not a

re-enactment of the bloody cross-bow and broad-sword battle of 1066, but the annual play-off between Hastings and Inverloch Bowling Clubs pennant teams for a perpetual trophy) Inverloch Men’s Pennant players are asked to register their entry on the “Battle of Hastings” forms at the clubhouse. More information on Ladies Pennant warm-up next week. Wednesday, August 14 saw no play, due to the more than generous rainfall of recent days. Time to come out of retirement, Uncle Noah. All is forgiven. Saturday, in the absence of a Korumburra/ Inverloch play-off this year, the match committee hastily organised a social game for 12 players, two games , six pairs, won by Edith Perret and Ron Burge (S). Runners-up were Paul Davis and Serena Bonnici (S).

• Wonthaggi Table Tennis

Great start for season A GRADE and A Reserve table tennis teams commenced last week. B Grade takes off with six teams on Thursday at 7pm after junior coaching. A Reserve teams began the season with eight new registered players and more than a few surprises. Eleven year old primary school student Micah Condron faced off to his first A Reserve match as a number one player - quite an achievement. Micah’s nine year old brother Jesse has hit the number two spot this season and is expected to do well. Hector Hilberto (NHL Winners) and Ed Beischer (All is Well), playing in number two spots, won all their games. Twelve year old Mackenzie Gardner, (Fluro Ninja’s) promoted to A Reserve from B Grade, won one singles and her doubles with Steve Anstey. A Grade players were in great form. Glenn Bolam (The Humans) was on fire and surprised with a well deserved win over Zach Anstey (Young and Old) in six.

Although the end result of that match was 4-1 it was no indication of the fierce competition, with very close results in all games. SMS (Michael Ede and Sebastian Vethanayagam) had a nail biting finish against Blindside (Luke Anstey, Averil Roberts), with Sebastian taking out the decider against Averil. Bruce Harmer and Trish Denier (Here and There) had a 4-1 win over Case deBondt and Eric VanZuyden (Dutchies). Bruce’s set against Case went to five with Bruce winning on the fifth 20-18 in a mammoth tussle. Junior coaching continues from 6pm to 7pm at the Table Tennis Centre each Thursday. Still room for more starters aged 8-14. B Grade commences this Thursday at 7pm with six teams. Four of the young players are only eight years of age but are showing great potential. It is interesting to note Wonthaggi table tennis players range in age from eight years to 75. It is certainly a game for all ages. Wonthaggi A Grade standard is excep-

tionally high with young players coming through the ranks and striving for inclusion. Getting to the top requires dedicated commitment as well as talent, but five teenagers have reached this goal in the past two years. For more information ring Bruce on 5672 2130

Wonthaggi table tennis Ladders - August 19 A Grade Young and Old ............. 4 4 (18) Here and There............ 4 4 (17) SMS .............................. 4 3 (14) Blindside....................... 0 2 (10) The Humans .................. 0 1 (12) Dutchies ......................... 0 1 (9) Justin/Heitor ........................... bye A Reserve All is Well ..................... 4 7 (22) Fluro Ninjas ................. 4 5 (18) NHL Winners............... 4 5 (17) Pixies............................. 0 4 (16) Wannabee Cowboys ...... 0 3 (12) Sensational Smashers .... 0 1 (7)

Leading players A Grade Bruce Harmer ...................... 2 Fred de Bondt...................... 2 Michael Ede ........................ 2 A Reserve Steve Anstey........................ 2 Jacob Methven .................... 2 Nancy Pattinson .................. 2 Ed Beischer ......................... 2 Hector Hilberto ................... 2

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The Great Southern Star - August 20, 2013  

August 20 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper.