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OCT/NOV 2012



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13 Christmas Raffles 22 Wenty Rewards 23 Cash Housie, Bingo, Hoi, Mahjong, Poker, Raffles 28 Member’s Badge Draws 29 New Year’s Eve 30 Melbourne Cup

Entertainment 16 October Entertainment 18 November Entertainment 20 December Entertainment 21 Kid’s Entertainment

Regulars 2 President’s and CEO’s Reports 14 October Calendar 15 November Calendar 24 Sub Clubs 27 General Information Don’t forget to ‘Check In’ on Facebook when you visit us The JOURNAL WENTY LEAGUES OCT/NOV 2012 • 1


President’s and CEO’s Reports

Ian McCann

President’s Report

CEO’s Report

Dear Members,

Dear Members,

Wenty Leagues is quickly developing into a destination of choice for diningout, with a wide range of options to suit everyone’s needs, including children. Since opening the new Wenty Café and releasing the Magpie Sports Bar snack menu, our food sales have increased significantly. We aim to soon better cater to the wants of our Members with our Noodle Bar which is due to open later this year.

I am pleased to announce that for the first time in the Club’s history membership will reach 40,000 during October. Membership has continued to grow through the current renovations and is a great sign of the Club’s resilience. It is exciting to consider what growth lies ahead following the completion of the building works.

We have had a bit of luck with the weather and our renovations have come a long way over the past few months. We recently opened 216 new car parking spaces on the Western side of the Club, which I am sure will be a well-received addition to the Club. Work has also started on the slip lane and entrance from the Great Western Highway, which will see access to the Club made easier for Members. Further great news with regards to our renovations is the review of plans for a new Grandstand complex at Ringrose Park by Council. In keeping with a commitment made by the Board, we plan to replace the dilapidated stand on the Western side of Ringrose Park. The all new purpose built stand will include gym facilities for the players and over 300 covered and 150 uncovered seats for spectators. Once again I’d like to congratulate all of our footballers on their outstanding results this season. We featured heavily in the Grand Finals and equaled our record by winning 12 Junior Rugby League Grand Finals this season. After 34 successful years at the Club, Eddie Chan has announced his retirement. Eddie has owned and managed the Imperial Dragon Chinese Restaurant with his wife, Winifred, since 1978. The Restaurant has been a popular choice for diners with its excellent service and great quality food. I would like to thank Eddie Chan and his team for their work over the years and wish them all the best in their future endeavors. After an exhaustive tender program, I am thrilled to announce that John Lim and John Chu will be the new operators for the Imperial Dragon Chinese Restaurant and the Noodle Bar. I’m sure we can all look forward to another long and fruitful relationship. Ian McCann President

Dave Brace

Wenty’s Christmas Raffles are due to start on Thursday 29 November and will run over 4 weeks. There will be over $35,000 worth of prizes for Members to win in our Toy, Seafood, Hamper and Ham, Pork and Turkey Raffles. It is great to see the Club has gained acknowledgment as a leading entertainment venue and draws in some big acts for our Starlight show goers. In the coming months we have some tremendous artists due to perform in the Starlight Room including David Campbell (13 October), Mark Seymour (27 October), John Paul Young (3 November) and Akmal (17 November). Be sure to book your tickets quickly for the best seats in the house. Our Melbourne Cup celebrations are shaping up to be a great day out. Melbourne Cup Day is always an extremely enjoyable and busy day at the Club. Our Luncheon in the Starlight Room will be hosted by the popular Chris Castle. Also featuring a delicious 2 course meal, the luncheon is a great way to enjoy the races. Full details of what’s on at Wenty for Melbourne Cup including the Luncheon menu and entertainment can be found on the back cover of this Journal. New Year’s Eve at Wenty has also been finalised after receiving plenty of positive feedback from our Members last year. The Starlight Dinner Function is set to be a huge hit once again offering a sumptuous meal with entertainment from one of Sydney’s most popular acts, Abbalanche, to bring in the New Year. We’ll also be hosting a special New Year’s Eve menu in Lucido and party band One Hit Wonders will perform on the new Wenty Lounge stage. The party atmosphere will spread throughout the whole Club to bring in 2013. I look forward to seeing you around the Club. Dave Brace Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Ian McCann

Alan Fowler

Tony Branson

Laurie Capovilla

Adam Cromack

Justin Isaacs

George Mumford

Trevor Simpson OAM









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Community Wenty helps the local community

My Story, My Neighbourhood

Each year local welfare organisations apply for funding from Wenty Leagues and other local clubs through the ClubGrants scheme. Applications for funding are ranked by a Committee which includes Holroyd City Council and Holroyd Interagency representing local charities.

An Affordable Community Housing Limited (ACHL) project funded by Wenty Leagues has helped participants document life in Western Sydney through photography.

On Thursday 9 August local organisations were presented with over $360,000 in grants, of which Wenty Leagues was the largest benefactor providing grants in excess of $160,000 to 13 projects (one of which was joint funded with another club). $18,000

Bridge for Asylum Seekers Foundation


Cumberland Women’s Health Centre Inc

$12,870 Holroyd High School P&C Association $4,000 Hospital Art Australia Inc $40,000

Mars Hill Café Inc


Parramatta West Public School P&C


Royal Rehabilitation Centre


St Anthony’s Parish Church


Technical Aid to the Disabled


The Australian Genies


The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre


Toongabbie District Girl Guides


Toongabbie Legal Centre Inc

We wish all of the recipients the best of luck with their projects and look forward to hearing about their success.

Over the course of 5 weeks throughout May and June this year, a group of ACHL tenants participated in the My Story, My Neighbourhood project, a photography training course, under the guidance of a professional photographer. Wenty Leagues’ $5,000 grant contributed to teaching the participants how to capture the essence of their lives through digital means. The funding covered teaching costs as well as the cameras, printing for the exhibition and the production of a book featuring the students’ works. Congratulations to everybody involved on the success of this project.

Staff of ACHL with project participants and their teacher

Taking the stage Wenty Leagues’ Starlight Room was packed on Sunday 15 July for a special show featuring 30 talented kids showcasing Indian music, dance and the arts. The Indian Australian Arts and Film Association (IAAFA) conducted a workshop with a $3,000 grant from Wenty Leagues which culminated in a Bollywood and Irish inspired show. The show was directed and choreographed by renowned Bollywood director TS Nagabharana and his wife Nalini. Wenty Leagues’ Club President Ian McCann attended the extravaganza, and was joined by Local MP for Toongabbie Nathan Rees.

ClubGRANT recipients with the Mayor of Holroyd and club representatives

Club President Ian McCann with TS Nagabharana and Nalini and project coordinators



The exterior of the new outdoor gaming area

Development Update New Outdoor Gaming Area Our new outdoor gaming area opened in September. This new area can be accessed via a prominent pedestrian ‘street’ within the Club that has been finished with special ceiling and lighting features. A large ramp with a stone finish has been incorporated into this ‘street’ to seamlessly join the Wenty Lounge level with the gaming floor. The highlight of the new outdoor area is a large architectural portal on the Southern side of the building which features a landscaped garden, 3m high decorative glass panels and a giant spherical copper-stained sculpture, finished with accent lighting.

Slip Lane Work on the slip lane and entry from the Great Western Highway is progressing extremely well. This entry off the highway will open in mid-November to coincide with the completion of the car park. Over the coming weeks we will see significant street scaping of this area and the installation of a large 10 metre high sign that will proudly display Wenty Leagues branding and LED signage.

Car Park Following some improved weather over the last few months, we have seen some solid progress with the car park development. A total of 216 new parking spaces were opened throughout September. If work continues to progress at the current pace, weather permitting, the majority of the car park works will be complete by mid-November. 4 • The Journal WENTY LEAGUES OCT/NOV 2012

Over 200 additional parking spaces have been opened

The slip lane progressing along well in mid-September

Noodle Bar The Noodle Bar is now taking shape and is anticipated to open for trade in late October. The new food outlet will seat 70 diners on the newly expanded mezzanine level in a casual dining setting. The Noodle Bar will be furnished with Oriental-themed, rustic furniture including thick chocolate coloured timber benches, fabric cushions and granite counter tops. The menu in the Noodle Bar will include a fusion of popular dishes from a diverse range of Asian cultures. When open, the Noodle Bar will complement the current Chinese Restaurant which will continue to trade as normal. The Noodle Bar’s structural work in its final stages in mid-September

Wenty Lounge The Wenty Lounge will soon feature a new stage and dance floor to host a range of entertainment, promotions and events. Gaming machines adjacent to the new Wenty Lounge have been relocated to create space for the construction of the stage. Construction of the stage and dance floor is now underway and is forecast for completion in midNovember. Once the new stage is operational in the Wenty lounge, the temporary stage in Lucido will be transformed into an expanded dining area.

Lucido Italian Restaurant

Demolition in the Wenty Lounge before starting work on the new stage and dance floor.

The Lucido dining area will soon receive a renovation which will include new carpet, high-backed banquet seating to create privacy within the space and a feature wine display. When the renovations are finished, the Restaurant will have an added private atmosphere to create a more chic dining experience. The Lucido dining area will soon include a new toilet amenity upgrade to complement the space.


Magpie Sports Bar If you love sport, you’ll love Magpie Sports Bar.

Magpie Sports Bar and Lounge treats sports fans to an unprecedented viewing experience with two massive 260cm plasmas, surround sound and over a dozen additional mounted plasmas and LCD screens.


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Big Breakfast

Breakfast All Day, Every Day Enjoy Wenty Café’s all day breakfast menu at any time. With grilled bacon, fried eggs, pancakes, hash browns, thick cut toast and plenty more, Wenty Café’s breakfast menu caters to everyone’s taste buds and is a great kick start to the day or the perfect pick me up at any time.

Wenty Café is open from 9am daily. Choose from:

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M Grilled bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomato, fried eggs, hash browns, thick toast Me Non mbers $15.00

Breakfast Wrap Bacon, fried egg, tomato, onion, mushroom, cheese, tomato relish

Bacon & Egg Turkish Roll Toasted Turkish bread with bacon, fried egg, tomato, onion, tasty cheese, BBQ sauce

French Toast Grilled bacon, maple syrup, cinnamon sugar

Pancakes Maple syrup, vanilla ice-cream or Banana, Belgian chocolate, cream The Wenty Café menu also includes a selection of beverages, burgers, wraps, pizzas and sweet tasty treats.


Members Non Members $10.50



Members Non Members $8.90


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Members Non Members $10.50



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Smoked Texas BBQ

Satisfy your taste buds October Special Oktoberfest plate


Golden chicken thigh schnitzel, grilled bratwurst Members sausage, crispy pork belly with sauerkraut, Non Members $23.00 warm potato salad and mustard.

November Special Smoked Texas BBQ 400g beef brisket sandwich with fresh homemade coleslaw and fries.

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Members Non Members $12.90

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The kids will love eating out too with our tasty and affordable Little Kids Fun Boxes (for children 5 and under) and the Big Kids Menu (for kids 12 and under). Then relax while the kids explore Playtime – our awesome new kids play area with a massive double slide, Playstation zone and mini-movie theatre.


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Feature Beer for October & November

Corona Extra


Corona Extra presents a smooth, refreshing taste and a well-rounded character with a pleasant malt and hop Members aroma. Corona beer is served traditionally with a lime or n Members $7.30 lemon wedge to heighten the citrus aromas and flavours. Its No flavour is equally subtle with a hint of sweetness. There is an appreciable lager taste at the end with some lingering hops.


Grilled on the bone grain fed beef rib-eye

Wood-roasted full rack of glazed pork ribs

Italian Restaurant Lucido Italian Restaurant is open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday 5.30pm till late.

October SPECIAL Grilled on the bone grain fed beef rib-eye with garlic mash potato, green peas, glazed carrots, jus and Yorkshire pudding

November SPECIAL Wood-roasted full rack of glazed pork ribs with thick cut chips and a sour cream, apple and walnut salad


Members Non Members $30.00


Members Non Members $34.00

Book for Lucido Online Use the online booking module to make your Lucido Italian Restaurant booking and receive instant confirmation. Simply go to our website and follow the links.

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For October & November Penfolds Private Release Chardonnay An instantly approachable wine with lifted aromas of rock melon mix and notes of freshly peeled yellow peach. The creamy mid-palate is supported by tropical fruit characters resulting in a wine that is balanced and suited to food.

Penfolds Private Release Shiraz Cabernet Pepper, spice, dark plum and ripe red fruit aromas leap from the glass with a hint of liquorice. The palate is dense and rich with juicy red berry fruit backed by coffee mocha flavours that run through a luscious palate. The finish is finely textured and balanced.

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Members Non Members $22.50


Imperial Dragon C hine se R e s ta u r a n t

Come and experience some of Sydney’s finest Cantonese cuisine at the Imperial Dragon Chinese Restaurant. For more information or to make a booking, call reception on 8868 9200. Open 7 days from 6pm & Lunch on Sunday from Noon

Our brand new NOODLE BAR Opening soon! 12 • The Journal WENTY LEAGUES OCT/NOV 2012

Christmas Raffles Ham, Pork and Turkey Raffles 50 Prizes to be won each night WIN your choice of a leg of Ham, a leg of Pork or two Turkeys (note: Ham and Pork will come as 2 x half legs for easier storage)

Thursday, November 29 Thursday, December 6 Thursday, December 13 Tickets on sale: 6-7.30pm Prize Draw: 7.30-8.30pm Either take your prize on the night or pick it up on Monday, December 24 from 12-6pm

Monster Toy Raffles 2 BIG NIGHTS 160 Prizes valued at over $13,000 including two of the latest iPads as major prizes to be won over 2 big nights. Sunday, December 2 Sunday, December 9 Tickets on sale: 4-6pm Prize Draw: 6-7pm

Monster Seafood Raffle 60 seafood vouchers for the award winning Penrith Seafoods at Wetherill park valued at nearly $4,000 to be won including a $300 Major Prize. Sunday, December 16 Tickets on sale: 4-6pm Prize Draw: 6-7pm

Christmas Hamper Raffles 50 fantastic Christmas hampers to be won each night. Thursday, December 20 Tickets on sale: 6-7.30pm Prize Draw: 7.30-8.30pm Sunday, December 23 Tickets on sale: 4-6pm Prize Draw: 6-7pm


October CALENDAR Your guide to what’s on at Wenty Leagues


9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong

1 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

8 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

15 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong

22 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class




9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker 7.30pm - 9.30pm Gold and Platinum Member’s Badge Draw

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie



9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker 7.30pm - 9.30pm Gold and Platinum Member’s Badge Draw

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie

9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker 7.30pm - 9.30pm Gold and Platinum Member’s Badge Draw

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie



9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker 7.30pm - 9.30pm Gold and Platinum Member’s Badge Draw

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie



9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker 7.30pm - 9.30pm Gold and Platinum Member’s Badge Draw

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie




THURSDAY 8am & 9.15am Gentle Exercise 11am Cash Housie 6pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

4 8am & 9.15am Gentle Exercise 11am Cash Housie 6pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

11 8am & 9.15am Gentle Exercise 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

18 8am & 9.15am Gentle Exercise 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle


FRIDAY 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Party with DJ Express

5 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Party with DJ Express

12 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Party with DJ Express

19 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Party with DJ Express




2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Ultimate Elvis – Paul Fenech 10pm Saturday Night Live Reasons 2B Cheerful

4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

2pm Cash Housie 8.30pm Live in Starlight David Campbell 10pm Saturday Night Live Party Central

4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Killer Queen – The Queen Show 10pm Saturday Night Live Ignition

4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

2pm Cash Housie 9pm Live in Starlight Mark Seymour 10pm Saturday Night Live Panorama

4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle










MARK SEYMOUR Saturday 27 October - 9pm 14 • The Journal WENTY LEAGUES JUN/JUL 2012

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November CALENDAR Your guide to what’s on at Wenty Leagues




THURSDAY 8am & 9.15am Gentle Exercise 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

1 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong

5 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

12 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class

19 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm Mahjong 7.15pm Ceroc Dance Class


9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 10-12pm Tiny Tots 12pm Melbourne Cup Luncheon 2-5pm Live in Lucido Acoustic Set 3pm Melbourne Cup 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker 7.30pm - 9.30pm Gold and Platinum Member’s Badge Draw

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie



9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker 7.30pm - 9.30pm Gold and Platinum Member’s Badge Draw

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie



9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker 7.30pm - 9.30pm Gold and Platinum Member’s Badge Draw

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie



9am & 10am Tai Chi 9am Gentle Exercise 11am Tiny Tots 7pm Bingo 7.30pm Poker 7.30pm - 9.30pm Gold and Platinum Member’s Badge Draw

9am Gentle Exercise 11am Hoi 5.30pm - 9.30pm Member’s Badge Draw 7.30pm Cash Housie


8am & 9.15am Gentle Exercise 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

8 8am & 9.15am Gentle Exercise 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

15 8am & 9.15am Gentle Exercise 11am Cash Housie 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday Raffle

22 8am & 9.15am Gentle Exercise 11am Cash Housie 6.00pm - 8.30pm Ham, Pork and Turkey Raffle



Christmas Raffles

FRIDAY 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Party with DJ Express

2 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Party with DJ Express

9 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Party with DJ Express

16 9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Party with DJ Express


SATURDAY 2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight John Paul Young & The Allsatr Band 10pm Saturday Night Live Party Vibe

SUNDAY 4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle



2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight Oh Boy – The Buddy Holly Show 10pm Saturday Night Live Hit Seekers

4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

2pm Cash Housie 8.30pm Live in Starlight Akmal 10pm Saturday Night Live Late Shift

4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle

2pm Cash Housie 7pm Live in Starlight The Beatels 10pm Saturday Night Live VIP

4pm - 7pm Sunday Raffle







9am & 10am Tai Chi 11am Bingo 7.30pm Cash Housie 10pm Party with DJ Express

30 Thursday 29 November Thursday 6 December

Ham, Pork and Turkey Raffles

Thursday 13 December

50 Prizes to be won each Night

Prize Draw: 7.30-8.30pm

Tickets on sale: 6-7.30pm

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Since being placed in the top 20 Elvis impersonators world-wide by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Paul’s profile has sky rocketed as one of Australia’s most sought after Elvis tribute artists. Paul’s show is a breath of fresh air when it comes to Elvis shows, recreating an exciting portrayal of ‘The King’ using his own live band and additional vocalists. What it takes are looks, charisma, stage presence, vocal prowess, the right moves, authentic Elvis outfits, humility, and a sense of humour. Paul Fenech absolutely delivers the whole package. TICKETS: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE NOW



David Campbell is one of Australia’s most popular entertainers - a multi-platinum selling recording artist, acclaimed star of theatre and television, and record-breaking live performer. Let’s Go – Saturday Night Live features a high-powered collection of hits, with all the freshness and energy that audiences have come to expect from David Campbell’s live shows. TICKETS: $55 ON SALE NOw No Free Tickets



Actor & musician Johnny Blunt bears an uncanny resemblance to Freddie Mercury. The moment he sets foot on stage, Freddie’s very essence is alive again. Killer Queen starts in the 1970’s - the decade of leather and the macho biker look, through to the 80’s and 90’s when Queen were the hottest act in music, with such immortal rock hits as ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We are the Champions’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Brian May himself (the original Queen guitarist) has seen Killer Queen & remarked “Astounding, Help! I have seen too much!” TICKETS: MEMBERS $10 I NON MEMBERS $12 ON SALE NOW VIDEO

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Acclaimed singer / songwriter Mark Seymour has followed up his successful 18 years with Hunters & Collectors with a vibrant solo recording career. When in 1998, Mark decided he’d done all he could as the front man of Hunters & Collectors, he plunged into the unknown, finding himself alone on stage with just an acoustic guitar. Internationally regarded as one of Australia’s best singer / songwriters, Mark continues to draw live audiences with his intense passionate vocals delivered with a measure of wry humour. TICKETS: $35 ON SALE NOw No Free Tickets

Tickets available from reception and online. Call 8868 9200 or visit

Free OCTOBER Entertainment

NOVEMBER Entertainment JOHN PAUL YOUNG & the Allstar Band SATURDAY NOV 3


John Paul Young became one of the biggest Australian stars of the 70’s and his career has progressed through the 80’s, 90’s and into the 21st Century. There’s not much of John’s career that hasn’t already been documented: a string of hits spawned over 4 million record sales, a couple of King of Pop awards, a Logie and a bunch of radio and TV awards from around the country and overseas. Enjoy JPY’s signature tunes, including ‘Love Is In The Air’ and ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’. TICKETS: $30 ON SALE nOW No Free Tickets



Oh Boy, The Buddy Holly Show has been performing for the past 10 years to a wide range of audiences and venues across Australia and Asia. The music of Buddy Holly remains as popular today as it was in the 1950’s. From ‘That’ll be the Day’, ‘Oh Boy’, ‘Peggy Sue’ and ‘Rave On’ – the music is timeless and known word for word by audiences of all ages. The Oh Boy show recreates the music of the entire Rock‘n’Roll era with appearances of legendary artists including Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper together with appearances by Roy Orbison, Bill Haley and Eddie Cochran to name but a few. Audiences can be guaranteed a night to remember with appearances and songs from all their favourites. TICKETS: MEMBERS $10 I NON MEMBERS $12 ON SALE: MONDAY OCTOBER 1


New Show


Known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal promises this year to deliver a show that is punctual and jampacked with words…some of which he will be using for the first time. Movies, sketch, stand-up, TV appearances, radio DJ and talk show host, improvisation and a published author, Akmal is one of Australia’s most respected, successful and accomplished comics. This year, for the first time in history, he’s promising to appear in high definition 3D (glasses not provided!). “People were rocking back & forth, holding in their stomachs and shouting out with laughter” – The Advertiser “(Akmal) is an explosion of laughter and entertainment.” – Daily Telegraph TICKETS: $39 ON SALE NOW No Free Tickets 18 • The Journal WENTY LEAGUES OCT/NOV 2012


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Featuring Bruce Coble (John Lennon), Steven Shipley (Paul McCartney), Marcus Phelan (George Harrison) and Neil Rankin (Ringo Starr), The Beatels perform a tribute to The Beatles that will make you feel like you’ve gone right back in time to see and hear the real thing. With a full collection of authentic Beatle instruments and Beatle costumes, their breathtaking performances will leave you singing ‘Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’. TICKETS: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE: MONDAY OCTOBER 1

Tickets available from reception and online. Call 8868 9200 or visit

Free November Entertainment



This fabulous show features hits from Australian Movie Musicals including Moulin Rouge, Muriel’s Wedding, Strictly Ballroom, The Boy from Oz and PRISCILLA! Featuring song and dance man Davin Griffith-Jones with a cast of Australia’s best singers and dancers, this show will knock you off your seat! TICKETS: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE: MONDAY November 5


Labelled Australia’s King of Country Rock, Jade Hurley is about to show this Wenty Leagues audience how he got his name. His flamboyant costumes combined with his ability to mix classic rock ‘n’ roll with country music has meant his appeal with audiences has never died. If you’re a country rock fan, this show promises to deliver. TICKETS: MEMBERS $10 I NON MEMBERS $12 ON SALE: MONDAY November 5




A show that delivers the music of two of the great groups that featured the best falsetto sounds of the 60’s and 70’s - The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The first half features the hits of The Beach Boys including Little Surfer, Kokomo, and many more followed by The Four Seasons featuring the hits from the Jersey Boys. TICKETS: MEMBERS $10 I NON MEMBERS $12 ON SALE: MONDAY November 5




New Show

After 40 Years in the music industry, it’s time for Johnny V to honor the famous Johnnies of all time! With the V Band and backup dancers Johnny will take you on a Magical Journey of worldwide hits, a night of fun and bring back cherished memories. TICKETS: MEMBERS $8 I NON MEMBERS $10 ON SALE: MONDAY November 5 VIDEO

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Scicluna returns with a holiday romp of Carols, Classic melodies and Comedy with this Jingling Christmas show joined by his tremendously talented vocal, instrumental and comedic side-kick Neil Hanson and the fabulous Luna Band. This festive frolic of music and laughter is the best way to kick off a truly Merry Christmas. TICKETS: MEMBERS $10 I NON MEMBERS $12 ON SALE: MONDAY November 5

New Show



Abbalanche is the essential ABBA experience. They will have you singing and dancing in the aisles, delivering a heap of ecstatic ABBA nostalgia. So dust off your flares, don your platforms, get down and get funky with these sexy swinging Swedes from Stockholm! The Starlight room will be set up with a dance floor for this event. TICKETS: $70 ON SALE NOW No Free Tickets

KIDS’ Entertainment TINY TOTS Tuesday 11am – 2pm every Tuesday

Entertain the kids while you catch up with other mums, dads and grandparents every Tuesday. OCTOBER 2 The DoDaDums live in the Starlight Room. The show features loads of original live music, dancing, crazy costumes and plenty of rib-tickling silliness. Free tickets for members and their children (non members - $2). Tickets are available from reception and are strictly limited so get yours today to avoid missing out. 9 The Karate Panda Show (11.15am) followed by a Magic Show Extravaganza (12.45pm) 16 Clowning around including face painting and games 23 Pat a Python, Touch a Turtle & Smile at a Crocodile with the Reptiles Rule Show 30 Bop till you drop at our Kid’s Disco and Karaoke Party

NOVEMBER 6* Paint and decorate your own special plaster from the Plaster Fun House.

One plaster per child. Additional plasters available at cost.

*Tiny Tots Tuesday will run from 10am-12noon on 6 November to cater for Melbourne Cup.

13 Dress up as your favourite Superhero and join Buzz Lightyear and Jessie the Cowgirl for some Superhero fun 20 Clowning around including face painting and games 27 Sydney’s favourite comedy magician performs in two live shows (11.15am and 1pm)

Hopper & Cuddles Christmas Adventure Monday 24 December 11am

Oh No! Santa Clause has a very bad cold so he visits Australia with some of his special helpers to warm up before Christmas Day. Join Santa Clause, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, Jingle & Jangle the Elves, Tinker the Toymaker and Mrs. Claus on their journey down under to meet Hopper the Kangaroo and Cuddles the Koala as they sort out Christmas! Tickets $10 (children under 12 months free) Tickets available from reception or online at The JOURNAL WENTY LEAGUES OCT/NOV 2012 • 21

BE REWARDED FOR YOUR LOYALTY! For every dollar you spend on eligible purchases in the Club, you will earn points in the Wenty Rewards program. These points can be exchanged for fantastic Rewards. Use your card to spend points throughout the Club and save on*: Food and Beverages at: •

Lucido Restaurant & Bar

Lawsons Bistro

Wenty Café

Wenty Bar

Magpie Bar

Starlight Bar

Gift Cards for: •

Westfield XS (EFTPOS)

Coles Group & Myer



Starlight Show Tickets BPay your utility bills** *Conditions apply **Minimum redemption rates apply. Platinum and Gold Members only.

Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help 1800 858 858 or visit www. Player Activity Statements available on request. For complete terms and conditions please see our reception staff.

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Promotions Bingo

Loads of gift vouchers up for grabs every session. Tuesday 7:00pm Friday 11:00am Book of 2 $3, Book of 4 $4 & Book of 6 $5


Hoi is a fun alternative to regular Bingo played with symbols instead of numbers. Prizes include gift vouchers, meat trays and grocery packs. Wednesday 11:00am $1 per card

Cash Housie


Playing every Monday night! Entry is free and there is $500 in cash up for grabs every week.

Cash Housie is similar to Bingo and offers the chance to win huge cash prizes! All proceeds from Cash Housie go to the Learning Links Charity. Learning Links aims to enable children with disabilities and learning support needs, and their families and communities, to realise their individual potential. Come along with your friends or make new ones, and join in the fun!

Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

11:00am 7:30pm 11:00am 7:30pm 2:00pm

For more information on Learning Links visit Monday: Authorised under NSW permit number GOCMJH/1436 Wednesday: Authorised under NSW permit number GOCMJH/1434 Thursday: Authorised under NSW permit number GOCMJH/1749 Friday: Authorised under NSW permit number GOCMJH/1435 Saturday: Authorised under NSW permit number GOCMJH/1431

Monday 7:30pm Registration from 6:30pm New players welcome


Bring out your poker face Play Poker at Wenty Leagues on a Tuesday night Learn to play… Make new friends… Win Cash Prizes! Tuesday 7.30pm Entry fee $11 Registration 1 hour before tournament For more details visit


Thursday – Meat, Gift Cards & Hampers* Tickets on sale: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Prize Draw: 7:30pm – 8:30pm Sunday – Gift Cards, Household Goods & More* Tickets on sale: 4:00pm – 6:00pm Prize Draw: 6:00pm – 7:00pm *Christmas raffles will commence on November 29. See page 13 for details.


Sub Clubs

Sub Clubs DISTRICT FOOTBALL As I write this report the season is coming to the final stages of what has been an excellent year for the Wentworthville Club. NSW Cup With the final round of regular competition played on Sat 1 Sept Brett Cook’s boys finished in 4th position, which under the new Finals Series System will be a distinct advantage. Apart from one hiccup when we lost to Mounties, the form in recent weeks has been outstanding. We were successful over high ranking sides including Premiers Canterbury Bankstown 22-10, an outstanding win against the Vulcans in Auckland 64-14 followed up with a strong win against the Illawarra Cutters 36-12 who had strung together a 10 game winning sequence. We also took the points in a tough win against the Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers 22-20. We continued our good form against Manly at Ringrose and we came away winners 64-18 in our last competition game. The recent results are all the more pleasing considering due to the high number of injuries to Parramatta NRL players we have lost some of our regulars to 1st grade. These included Jake Mullaney and Nathan Smith who both made their NRL debut. We have relied on Wenty contracted players including Lancen Joudo, Danny Howard, Matt Hunt, Dylon Gilbert, Jarome and KJ McKenzie, Broderick Wright, Tim Wynn, newly adopted Jason Wehbe and Captain Courageous Nathan Armit, all who have accepted the challenge and lifted their games to a new level. Regardless of future results, Brett Cook can be well pleased as this side has over achieved beyond all expectations. With the return of available NRL players for the Finals the side should only grow stronger for the remainder of the Series. Bundy Cup The regular competition finished on Sun 26 Aug 2012. With an unexpected loss to Cabramatta in Round 16, Alex Chan’s boys finished in second position on the table one point behind Minor Premiers, The Entrance Tigers. Despite some big winning margins against strong opposition in recent weeks, including 72-0 against the previous competition favourites St Johns Eagles, 46-24 V Auburn Warriors, 7218 V Blacktown Workers, 52-22 V Mounties and 44-26 V Burwood North Ryde. Alex continues to look for improvement in most areas. When and if Alex finds the solutions, this team will be mighty hard to hold out in any future matches, particularly now the NSW Cup side is assured of Finals football and with the eligible Parramatta NRL players returning to NSW Cup. This should also have a flow on result in the Bundy Cup, resulting in a stronger side. The 1st week of the Finals Series Wentworthville, without any movement of players from the NSW Cup, played the strong Windsor Wolves outfit. The boys met the challenge and reversed previous results against Windsor this season to win clearly 36-16. In week 2 of the Finals Series Wenty met Minor Premiers the Entrance Tigers in what was to be a cracker of a game with the winner advancing to the Grand Final. The latter stages of the Competitions will be covered in the next Journal and on the WDRLFC website. Ron Bottle - Secretary

JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE The Junior Rugby League Season is over. We had 15 teams make it into the Grand finals that were played throughout September with the results as follows: 8-4s vs Blacktown PCYC Loss 22-30 8-1s vs Rouse Hill Win 16-12 9-1s vs Cabramatta Win 18-6 10-3s vs Canley Dragons Win 44-16 11-1s vs Cabramatta Win 36-12 13-3s vs Cabramatta Win 20-12 15-3s vs Seven Hills Win 28-6 12-1s vs Cabramatta Win 10-4 13-1s vs Cabramatta Win 26-16 15-2s vs Guildford Win 28-10 16-1s vs Cabramatta Win 32-16 16-2s vs Kellyville Win 30-10 17-1s vs Mounties Loss 8-28 C Grade D2 vs Canley Vale Loss 12-28

A Grade D1 vs Merrylands Win 48-20 As you can see we have had a very successful season in 2012. Congratulations to all of our players & team officials who have all played Rugby League in the true spirit of the game. Our Junior Presentation Day will be held on Sun 21 Oct at Ringrose Park with free rides for our players from U6s to U14s. Our Senior Presentation Day will be held on Sun 4 Nov in the Wenty Leagues Club’s Starlight Auditorium beginning at midday for all teams from U15s to A Grade & Sydney Shield. This will be a luncheon for all our senior sides to celebrate the 2012 season. The Wentworthville Junior Rugby League Coaching Clinic will be held over 4 Monday nights (19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec) beginning at 6pm and will run for one hour. All children from 4 years old to 10 years old are invited to come along and learn the basics of Rugby League at our Coaching Clinic which is run by our club coaches. Players will have an introduction to Rugby League training at this clinic and all players will receive a FREE TShirt and a FREE Sausage Sizzle, on the last session night (10 Dec). Allan McGowan - Secretary

MENS BOWLS Congratulations to Greg Stuart, Dennis Harmer and Mark (Scruffy) Barton on their success in winning Zone 10 Triples. They will represent Zone 10 in the State Championship Finals in October at Soldiers Point Bowling Club. The club entered a C Grade side in the Zone 10 Mid-week Triples, and although the teams played well they failed to win their section for a chance to play in the final series. Wenty Leagues hosted the Smith Townsend Trophy which is played annually between Guildford, Merrylands, Wenty Leagues and Merrylands RSL. Merrylands were worthy winners. In 2013 Merrylands RSL are the host club which will be played at Guildford Bowling Club. The Mens and Ladies Clubs are combining to have a Membership Drive on Sat 28 Oct. There will be coaching and a fun game of bowls, followed by a sausage sizzle. Anybody 12 years and over interested in having a go at lawn bowls are encouraged to come along. All you need is a flat pair of rubber sole shoes. All equipment will be supplied. Four of our players represented Zone 10 at Carlingford against Zone 12, namely Peter Swan, Chris Couchman, Craig Maythers and Mathew Phillips. Zone 10 was successful in winning the A Grade, B Grade and Junior matches. Out of these matches Chris, Craig and Mathew gained selection to represent Zone 10 in the State Inter Zone Sides Championship. The Minor Fours Championship has reached the final stage. Sam Radanovich, Steve Lowery, Hugh Brooker and Charlie Zahra will play Norm Eatock, John Ireland, Cec Murtagh and Fred McGarry. Results from the A Grade Triples Tournament held on the 1st September were as follows; Winners: T. Caran, C. Malley. & D. Harmer. 4 wins + 25 Second: D. McCaffrey, P. Collison. & C. Maythers. 3 wins +18 Third: R. Mauro, J. Fenech. & F. Nikouseresht. 3 wins +10. Due to green renovations, the Men’s Christmas Day will be held on Sat 1 Dec. The greens will be closed from Mon 3 Dec 2012 till Mon 21 Jan 2013. Bowls will resume on Tue 22 Jan 2013. The format for the 2012 Bowls Presentation Dinner has been changed and will now be held on Sun 9 Dec commencing at 1pm. Merv Wright - Publicity Officer

SWIMMING I don’t have much to report as we are still on Winter holidays. We are very sorry that David Finch has stood down as Club Captain. Thank you for your hard work and we wish you the all the best in your new interest. The only results I have for this Journal are from the Walla Ross swim at Blacktown. Ted Jolly was placed 2nd and

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Melissa Cohen was placed 3rd in the 50 metres. Sean Henly and Karen Hardy won the Brace Relay and we won the 10 x 50m relay with six people. We are looking for new Members when we return to swimming after the long week-end in October. If you are interested please turn up at 7.45am. We have a great time with no pressure. You swim against your own times (not first past the post). You will be made very welcome. On Sun 11 Nov we are holding a four way swim with a nice BBQ. Joyce Rochford - Publicity Officer

EUCHRE We play Euchre in the Magpie Meeting Room every Wednesday night at 7.45pm. New players are always welcome. For more details contact Marion Green on 9636 2502. Our recent Wednesday night winners were: Jul 4 Frances Boxall, Mitchell Paterson & Taniya Mackay Jul 11 Trevor Penny, Marion Green & Mitchell Paterson Jul 18 Judy Byrnes, Vera Critchley, Janelle Kirkbride & Barry Phillips Jul 25 Glen Behan, Vera Critchley, Marion Green & Colin Levingston Aug 1 Brian Hogan, Frank Flaviano, Marion Green, Cathy Hill & Allan Ruppell Aug 8 Bill Seinor, Barrie Hewitt & Cathy Hill Aug 15 Judy Hargraves, Robert Fountain, Vera Critchley, Barrie Hewitt, Danny Gaal, Colin Levingston, Taniya Mackay, Mitchell Paterson, Mick Prestipino & Bill Seinor Aug 22 Colin Levingston, Judy Byrnes, Brian Hogan & Michael Smith Aug 29 Frances Boxall, Kay Dolman, Barrie Hewitt, Cathy Hill & Bill Seinor The winners of the Doubles Tournament held at the Mounties Club on Sunday 19 August were Allison Logan & Malcolm Logan. The Western Districts Inter-Club Euchre Association will be holding a Six-Handed Tournament at Toongabbie Sports Club on Sunday 4 November. There will be a Doubles Tournament at the Mounties Club on Sunday 25 November. Contact Marion for more details and entry forms for these events. Marion Green - Secretary

INDOOR BOWLS This year we enjoyed a wonderful Christmas in July bus trip. A full bus load left the Club at 8am and we motored up to Buttai Barn where we were spoiled with good food and great entertainment, arriving home just on dark. Our men’s singles competition was played on Sun 5 Aug. Barrie Craig was the winner and Robert Jones was the runner up. Congratulations to you both and to all players on the day. Mixed pairs were held on Sun 16 Sept. The results will be in the next journal. We are still looking for players for a Thursday night if anyone is interested. Happy Bowling. Fay Peter - Publicity Officer

GOLF Our Matchplay Championship has been played with the results as follows: - A Grade winner Rob Ruffle defeated Sam Mawad 7/5, - B Grade winner Leon Plotkans defeated Chip Chase 2/1, and - C Grade winner Graham Kenyon defeated Nathan Cook at the 19th Our jackpot hole was finally won after 8 months which requires a shot inside a metre on the shortest par 3 each week. This was won by Ray Hoole with a great shot only 2cms from the hole. Ray picked up $1100 for this shot. 3 weeks later Graham Kenyon won the jackpot hole worth only $120 for his shot of 34cms from the hole. Our clubman of the year point score, with 16 weeks to go, is becoming quite congested at the top with leader Ryan

Payne (128pts) followed by Nathan Cook (125pts), Lachlan Cairns (122pts), Leon Plotkans (112pts), Frank Soballa (112pts), Chip Chase (106pts) with another 8 players in the nineties. The popular air swing club had some additions these last couple of months with Joe Cannon (2), Brett Latham (2), Sam Mawad, Norm Hindy and Bernie Ambrose joining this elite group. Congratulations to Rei Reihana on his upcoming wedding on Sat 13 Oct. Rei said he still wants to go away on our weekend to Orange, on the same weekend he will play Saturday morning in Orange rush back to get married, go to the wedding reception and honeymoon, then back to Orange Sunday morning to play golf again. That’s dedication! It could also be the shortest marriage in history but either way, good luck to you Rei. Our major club Championships will commence on the Sun 28 Oct over 4 rounds. Alan Thompson - President

WHEELKINGS After finishing in a creditable third place in the 2012 National Wheelchair Basketball League, the WheelKings held their annual dinner at Wenty Leagues in August with over 100 guests in attendance. We were honoured to have the company of Wenty Leagues President Ian McCann and long-time WheelKings supporters Ken and Tracy Darke. All of our 12 sponsors were represented including Col Dennis from Wheelchair Sports NSW, and Matthew Phelps and Tristan Liles from Sydney University Sports. Each sponsor received a plaque from an individual WheelKings player in appreciation of their support. Major team award winners were: Most Valuable Player - CJ Grogan Most Improved Player - Jason Voncina Special Award for 20 years as a Player - Craig Cannane One of the highlights of the night was WheelKings and former Australian Gliders coach Gerry Hewson interviewing our 4 girls who were heading to the London Paralympics. Gliders Kylie Gauci, Sarah Stewart, Tina McKenzie and Katie Hill spoke eloquently of their road to London, and their hopes of winning gold. It was a fabulous night with 50 new members signing up for the WheelKings 2013 season, and many thanks go to Wenty leagues for sponsoring the event and offering the use of Lucido. The Sydney Wheelchair Basketball League starts after the Paralympics so check out the progress of our Division 1 and 2 teams at Michael King - Secretary

LADIES BOWLS The members’ appreciation day was held at the Club on Thurs 23 Aug. 0ur president Ann Stephens welcomed the members of the Board, our sponsors, and two of our foundation members Mrs Brenda Doyle and Mrs Gillian Webster. It was an enjoyable day with a game of bowls and a gourmet lunch. Our thanks go to the Board of Directors who have supported us all year round, to our sponsors Mr Alan Fowler of Laing & Simmons, Mrs Lisa Lynch of Donna‘s Flower Shop and Mr Peter Quigley of Quigley’s Quality Meats for the prizes for our games and raffles. A big thank you to Shirley and everyone involved in the organisation of the day. Thank you also to members for your attendance and continued support. Your committee is working hard to make your bowling days fun and rewarding. The results of the Major Single Competition were unfortunately published incorrectly in the last Journal. The winner of that competition was Lee Benson with Nancy Biddle as the runner up. My apologies all around. Results of the last competitions: Major Fours Winners Jean Chester, Joy Nesbitt, Nancy Biddle, Lee Benson. Runners up Judith Norgrove, Maria Kovac, Shirley Cox, Sonia Baitieri . Minor Single Winner Trish Wilkinson

Runner up Mary Zammit The consistency games are in progress and are well fought out. I will give you the results in the next edition. The Major/Minor competition will start in October. Please register your names ASAP with the Bowls organiser. Don’t forget you have to be in it to win it. The twilight bowls will start on October 7. Names in by 5pm. Please contact Judith at the Bowls office on 9896 3581 for more information. See you on the green. Gil Chaperon - Publicity Officer

QUINLAN SHIELD A meeting will be held in November with regards to Quinlan Shield for 2013. Information will be advised after the meeting is held. 5 indoor bowlers competed in the Australian championship. Results are as follows: Barbara Hill – Ladies Pairs – 2nd place Kerry Vial – Ladies Triples – 4th place Doreen Anderson – Mixed Pairs – 8th place Phillip Regan – Mens Triples – 6th place (Phillip had to be replaced on Wednesday due to a severe asthma attack.) Don Birt – Mens Fours – 4th place NSW did not do as well this year, finishing equal 3rd with QLD. Final standings were as follows: VIC 1st – 252 Points, TAS 2nd - 248 points, NSW and QLD 3rd - 202 points, SA - 176 points Terry and Barbara Hogan had to withdraw from the NSW team, owing to Barbara having a kidney transplant. Barbara is recovering very well and hopes to be back to bowls before Christmas. Doreen Anderson - Honorary Secretary

Sporting Clubs Weekly Schedule MONDAY Table Tennis H’cap C’ships 7.30pm Wally Webster Hall TUESDAY Mens Social Bowls Wenty Leagues


Snooker & Billiards Magpie Sports


Squash Club Pennant Comp Coolibah Fitness Centre


WEDNESDAY Indoor Bowls Mixed Social 10.30am Magpie Sports Mens Social Bowls (Triples) 5pm Wenty Leagues Goshin Ju-Jitsu Training Wally Webster Hall


Euchre Tournament Meeting Room




Our season is now over and we would like to congratulate the following teams for winning the Grand Final: 14’s Division 3, 12’s Division 4, 11’s Division 1, 11’s Division 3. Also congratulations to Runners Up - 10’s Division 3 (lost by one in extra time), and our only senior team to qualify for the Grand Final, the C8’s. To all the teams who were knocked out in the Semi Finals and Finals, you should all be proud of yourselves and hold your heads high. To all the teams that didn’t qualify this year, keep up the hard work and solid training. The Netball Club is proud of all teams for their contribution to another great year of netball and we hope you are looking forward to the Junior and Senior Presentations to celebrate the season. Our Presentation dates for 2012 are Fri 26 Oct for Seniors and Sun 28 Oct for Juniors. Keep an eye on our website for the AGM date, registration and grading dates for 2013 at or you contact us on The Netball Club would like to thank everyone who attended our Bi-Annual Trivia Night. As usual it was a fun, successful night and we hope to see you all in 2014. Season 2013 will be a big year for the Netball Club as it is our 50th Year. Special Event dates will be posted on our website. Kellie Denning - Publicity Officer

Ladies Social Bowls Wenty Leagues

CRICKET Our Winter Cricket Academy is coming to an end. We have seen some real talent coming through and we would like to congratulate the boys involved on their efforts. A big thanks also to the coaches and helpers who made the academy such a success. We are thinking of continuing the academy throughout the season. Our summer season has begun with our first game being played on Sat 15 Sept. We have 10 junior teams and 6 senior teams and would like to wish them all the best for the season. Junior Cricket Enquiries: Murray Mackay 0422 831 773 Senior Cricket Enquiries: Paul Zarb 0413 450 152 General Cricket Enquiries: Kathy Pettitt 0418 406 896 Kathy Pettitt - Secretary


Indoor Bowls Mixed Social 7.30pm Magpie Sports Dominoes Magpie Sports


Squash Club Pennant Comp Coolibah Fitness Centre


FRIDAY Mens Social Bowls Wenty Leagues


Mixed Social Bowls Wenty Leagues


Mixed Social Darts Magpie Sports


SATURDAY Junior Cricket (Summer) Various Venues


Junior Bowls Academy Wenty Leagues

10am - Noon

Mens Social Bowls Wenty Leagues


Senior Cricket (Summer) Various Venues


SUNDAY Golf Club Weekly Fixture Various Venues

6am-7.30am Start


Sub Clubs

Sub Clubs continued SQUASH The Squash Club held its Annual Presentation Night in Wenty Leagues’ Lucido Italian Restaurant. Our sincere thanks is extended to the staff at the Leagues Club for their efforts in ensuring it was an enjoyable evening. Michael Gregory was once again the highest individual club point score winner for the Autumn/Spring Competitions; Sebastian Trovato was awarded the Ken Darke Sports Person of the year; John Laurie was the winner of the Maurie Wheatley Perpetual Trophy, runner up was Tony Carderello and the Plate Winner was Jordan Mijalkov. 3 of our teams won their respective divisions in the 2012 Autumn Pennant’s Competition: Division 7 - Hendy Le, Jordan Mijalkov, Vincent Ha, Michael Pham and Paul Galea; Division 10 - Kristy Nader, Lisa Tukaki, Gillian Kirby, Darren Hudson and Denise Stoker Division 11 - Ante Jerovic, Diego Baigorria, Lou Cavasinni, Elvestio Devita and Alex Todorovitch 3 other teams were runner ups. The club has 19 teams playing in the 2012 Spring Pennant Competition. Finals are to be played during the week commencing Mon 26 Nov with the Grand Finals being played the following week. A number of our members will be travelling to Crookwell over the weekend of 6-7 Oct to participate in a NSW Master’s Tournament followed by a similar event in Dapto over the weekend of 24-25 Nov. The Club’s Annual General Meeting is to be held at the Leagues Club on Wed 28 Nov. Keep fit - play squash. Rob Spooner - Secretary

DARTS The Darts Club weeknight competition is in to the second half of the season, with most of the teams doing quite well and hopefully we will see a great result at the end of the season. The Presentation for dart events held in 2012 will be held on Sat 24 Nov between 11am & 4pm in the Lucido Italian Restaurant. Tickets on sale now.

The next events on the Dart Club calendar are: - Triples: Sun 14 Oct, with names in by 9.30am. - Money Challenge: Sun 21 Oct, $10 to be in by 12pm on the day. - Memorial Day Trophy: Sun 11 Nov with names in by 12.30pm. Cost $5. Results from played events: Dennis Cromack Open Singles Ladies Winner: Maryanne Gallagher, Runner up: Ruth Gotts Mens Winner: Stuart Jackson, Runner up: Jason Crofts Dart Club Handicapped Singles Winner: Stuart Jackson, Runner up: Jason Hobson Wenty Club Championships Singles Ladies Winner: Lisa Kay, Runner up: Terrieanne Hughes Mens Winner: Chris Whitting, Runner up: Kim Anderson Wenty Club Championships Mens & Ladies Doubles Ladies Winner: Raewyn Horne & Ellis Fletcher, Runner up: Ruth Gotts & Betty Kay Mens Winner: Chris Whitting & Paul Dorrington, Runner up: Andy Ko & David Harrison Social darts are played on Friday night with names in by 8pm. If you would like to have a game or would like to learn how to play come down to the Magpie Sports Bar and have a go. Ian Merry - Secretary

DOMINOS To all our competition winners so far, well done. At the time of this going to print, all of our competitions are in the finals. Results, winners and runners up will be listed in the next Journal report. Dominos will continue during the Christmas period so if you would like to have a go, that’s the time to come along and learn. Our presentation night is on Fri 23 Nov so don’t forget to get your tickets early to help with the catering numbers. And here’s a little bit of trivia for you all; Usain Bolt’s (the Gold medal sprinter) hobby is dominos! Happy dominos. Shirley Keniry - Secretary


Four women from the Wheelkings, the wheelchair basketball team Wenty Leagues has supported for 11 years, represented Australia in the 2012 London Paralympic Games. The Australian Women’s wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, came up against Germany in the final. After putting up a fight, the Gliders claimed silver against a very strong Germany team 58-44. It is the fourth consecutive Paralympic medal for the Gliders, who also won silver in Sydney 2000, and Athens 2004 as well as bronze in Beijing in 2008.

Club Contacts Mens Bowls President: George Mumford Secretary: Dennis Harmer 9896 3581 Womens Bowls President: Ann Stevens Secretary: Joyce Rochford 9863 5420 Cricket Club President: Justin Isaacs Secretary: Kathy Pettitt 0418 406 896 Darts Club President: David Harrison Secretary: Ian Merry 0410 507 165 Domino Club President: Ibrahim Kazangi Secretary: Shirley Keniry 0405 414 944 Euchre Club President: Frank Flaviano Secretary: Marion Green 9636 2502 Fishing Club President: Stamford Gabriel Secretary: Michael Nash 0409 030 460 Golf Club President: Alan Thompson Secretary: Leon Plotkans 0412 404 660 Indoor Bowls President: Barrie Craig Secretary: Patricia Gargan 9681 4242 Goshin Ju-Jitsu President: Ray Bligh Secretary: Renee Cefai 0410 636 330 Netball Club President: Judy Paton Secretary: Jody Manson 0414 320 525 Quinlan Shield President: Ken Darke Secretary: Doreen Anderson 9689 2179 Wheelkings Gerry Hewson 0448 726 365 WDRLFC (NSW & Bundy Red Cups) President: Jason Grant Secretary: Ron Bottle 0410 766 030 WUJRLFC (Junior Rugby League) President: Sam Gambin Secretary: Allan McGowan 0419 266 591


Wenty Leagues’ Fishing Club members Bill Mortell, Michael Nash, Charlie Looi and Charlie’s son Tim Looi flew to Darwin for the fishing trip of a lifetime. Bill, Michael, Charlie and Tim would fish from 6am till 7:30pm, and had a memorable time doing so, catching snapper, golden snapper, red throat snapper, bar cod, black tip reef sharks, Spanish mackerel, black dew, tuna, red emperor and perch. The biggest fish of the trip was caught by Tim; a 400lb bronze whaler that took all Tim’s strength to reel it in. Before heading home, the boys travelled 250km from Darwin to the Mary River, arriving at sunrise to catch barramundi. They trolled back and forth, up and down many billabongs to catch the elusive barra. The trip has made unforgettable memories for the gents. If you want to get involved in the Fishing Club and go on your own adventure, contact Club Secretary Michael Nash on 0409 030 460.

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Snooker & Billiards Club President: Alan Holland Publicity Officer: Grant Pulley 0421 955 107 Squash Club President: Elwyn Griffiths Secretary: Rob Spooner 0434 000 656 Swimming Club President: Tom Lamont Secretary: Robin Thomson 9636 8613 Table Tennis Club President: Gavin Bland Enquiries: Scott Chambers 0416124635

General Information

General Information Wenty Leagues contact info


50 Smith St. Wentworthville 2145

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Main reception Phone: 8868 9200 Email: Website:

Opening hours Sunday – Thursday 9am – 4am Friday – Saturday

9am – 6am

Please note that from 9am -10am Monday to Friday only the Wenty Café, Wenty Bar and Play Area are open. All other areas of the Club including the Gaming Floor do not open until 10am.

Dress REQUIREMENTS To maintain the high standard you enjoy at our club, we require all guests and members to adhere to the following instructions. The following articles outline acceptable and unacceptable items of footwear and clothing. Unacceptable (some examples, not limited to): • Football shorts, stubbies, board shorts or brief shorts • Sleeveless shirts • Swim wear or undergarments as clothing • Torn clothing • Bike shorts • Rubber Thongs after 7pm • Bare feet • Sports caps / Bandanna headwear Acceptable (some examples, not limited to): • Neat and tidy sports apparel • Camouflage clothing • Slides / sandals / scuffs / Ugg boots

For pick-ups or enquiries call 8868 9200 South Run 5:15pm 7:15pm 9:45pm 5:15pm 7:15pm 9:45pm 5:15pm 7:15pm 9:45pm 11:45pm - 12:00pm 2:00pm 5:30pm 7:30pm 9:45pm 11:45pm - 4:45pm 6:15pm 8:30pm 10:30pm

North Run 6:15pm 8:45pm 10:45pm 6:15pm 8:45pm 10:45pm 6:15pm 8:45pm 10:45pm 12:45am 10:45am 1:00pm 2:45pm 4:00pm 6:30pm 8:30pm 10:45pm 12:45am 3:45pm 5:30pm 7:30pm 9:30pm -

All information correct at time of printing. We apologise for any changes after this time. Wenty Leagues Club is a family friendly venue and we welcome children of all ages. To maintain a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience however, there are a few rules to follow in regards to children on our premises. 1. Children must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times 2. Children are not permitted in Wenty Café, Wenty Bar and Lounge, the Magpies Sports Bar, the TAB or the Gaming Floor Area (even when accompanied by an adult) 3. Children are not permitted on Club premises after 9:30pm and will not be admitted into the Club after 9:00pm (unless attending a private function or finishing dining in the Imperial Dragon Chinese Restaurant) Full ‘Children at Wenty’ policy available at

The Wentworthville Leagues Club Group supports the Responsible Service of Alcohol and the Responsible Conduct of Gaming



With experience in corporate and personal functions including conferences, birthdays, wakes and engagements, our Functions team can tailor a package for your needs. Contact our Functions consultants for your next function. Phone: 8868 9200 Email:




5 Chances to WIN $1,000 every Tuesday Night Draws at 7.30, 8.00, 8.30, 9.00 & 9.30pm Each draw a Gold or Platinum Member’s membership number will be randomly selected. If your membership number is drawn out and you are present in the Club then YOU WIN! Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/11/12041 Terms and Conditions available from reception


If your membership number is selected at random and you’re in the club then you could

win up to


There will be 4 chances to win every Wednesday Night, with the jackpot starting at $1,000 and increasing by $500 each week that it is not won.

Draws at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30pm Bonus Jackpot Draw Swipe your membership card on the night for an entry in the Bonus Jackpot Barrel. If a Member’s Badge Draw winner is not found, a bonus draw ticket is drawn for $100. If the Bonus Jackpot Draw is not won then it jackpots $100 for the next draw that night. Authorised under NSW Permit No. LTPS/12/08010 Terms and Conditions available from reception

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NEW YEAR’S EVE Welcome in 2013 at Wenty!

Dinner in Lucido with our special NYE 3 Course Menu

NYE Starlight Room Dinner Function Featuring ABBALANCHE

Menu details available at

Cost: $70

Enjoy a tantalising gourmet meal before dancing in the New Year to Abba’s catchy tunes with the best tribute to the sexiest swinging Swedes from Stockholm, Abbalanche! The traditional walk through pipe band The Starlight Room will be set up with a will also make an dancefloor for this event. appearance from 11pm The dinner menu includes: Main (alternate serve) Slow roasted grass fed beef striploin with garlic mash potato, vegetables and a creamy wild mushroom sauce or Chicken saltimbocca served with parmesan dusted polenta cake sautéed spinach, asparagus and a rich tomato and red wine sauce Dessert (alternate serve) Chocolate mocha cheesecake with frangelico anglaise and double cream or Banoffe pie – caramel, banana and fresh cream served in a crisp pastry tart

Tickets: $70 Commences: 7pm Tickets available from reception, online at or by phone on 8868 9200.

Phone 8868 9200 to book. Prepaid only.

One Hit Wonders Free from 10pm in Wenty Lounge Bring in the New Year with classic tracks and memorable hits as you sing and dance your way into 2013.

MELBOURNE CUP At Wenty Tuesday 6 November

Chris Castle

Coverage will be televised live around the Club all day on numerous big screens including Magpie Sports Bar’s two 260cm plasma screens. Make an afternoon of it with live music on the Lucido Stage from 1-5pm. Sweeps on sale from 12.30pm (sweep winnings can be collected from 4pm). TAB open from 8am - Smith Street entry only will be open at this time. Lucido Pizza menu will be available for order from Wenty & Magpie bars


Join award winning performer and MC Chris Castle for an afternoon of entertainment and laughs.

2 Course Menu including: Sourdough bread and butter MAIN (alternate serve) Steamed Atlantic salmon fillet with coconut jasmine rice, Thai vegetable salad with lime and nam jim dressing or Slow roasted mustard and pepper rubbed beef sirloin with sweet balsamic onions, herbed potatoes and rocket salad DESSERT Passionfruit and mascarpone cheesecake with lychee gelato and fresh berries

Tickets $35

Tickets available online at, in person at reception or by phone on 8868 9200

Hat Parade

• Best Novelty Home Made Hat • Best Elegant Home Made Hat • Best Store Bought Hat


• Big Screen • Sweeps • Door Prize

The Journal Oct/Nov 2012  

The Journal Oct/Nov 2012