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A TRIO of Wonthaggi siblings are fast
making a name for themselves in the table
tennis world after recently taking home a
swag of end-of-season awards.
The three brothers, Leigh 18, Beau 10
and Darcy 16 have all played this year in
A Reserve with Wonthaggi Table Tennis As-
sociation and took home a total of eight
trophies between them at the recent pre-
Beau was one of the youngest players to
ever compete in A Reserve and his deter-
mination, style of play and general attitude
to the sport has been a credit to him at
such a young age.
The majority of players in A Reserve
are older teens or adults and not one ever
took him lightly, with Beau winning many
games during the past season.
Leigh captained his team (Champs) to a
stunning grand final win against Speedie
3.0 after they narrowly squeaked in to the
Darcy could be relied on every week to
win at least one and often two games.
His team (Macadamia) finished on top of
the ladder but lost in a narrow semi-final
IT has been a great year for skateboard,
scooter and BMX activities for young peo -
ple in the Bass Coast area.
Spring and summer are the seasons the
jointly run YMCA Bass Coast Skate Park
and FReeZA events are held.
During these events, young locals were
also given the chance to MC, DJ, judge as
well as perform live music to their peers
and the community.
There were over 1000 spectators and
100 competitors in the events.
Some of the standout competitors for
2015 were Josh Sheerin, Jayden (PJ) Hal-
lett, Adam and Jacob Knowles, Caleb Chi-
ron and Bayliss and Tarqyn Benton.
Shaolin Benton was the only female
competitor in the competition and shred-
ded it on the skateboard along with her
little brother Caleb, who was the youngest
skater at four.
The calibre of skate, scoot and BMX
from all locals was great and definitely a
lot to look out for in the 2016 events.
In 2016 YMCA Bass Coast have some big
Skate Park competitions and jams lined up
including the Vortex James Noble Memo -
rial Skate only comp, the 2016 Gippsland
Regional Skate Park Series, Cowes Skate
Park Comp and the 2016 South Eastern
Skate Park Series.
There will be heaps of prizes for partici-
pants and great local live music entertain-
ment for all ages.
Keep an eye out for these events and
come support skate, scoot and BMX riding
as well as local music in the Bass Coast.
There will also be skate park trips
across Victoria including the new Noble
Park Skate park, The Shed, and The Bun-
YMCA Bass Coast will be running skate
park sessions as part of the school holi-
days Vacation Care programs as an intro -
duction to skate park activities.
If you are a skateboard, BMX or scooter
coach and looking to help with develop-
ing these skate park activities please get
For further information on Skate Park
and Freeza events in the Bass Coast area
search for Bass Coast Skate Parks or Bass
Coast Freeza on Facebook, or call YMCA
Bass Coast Youth Programs Coordinator,
Fybian Chakaodza on 5952 2811, 5672
4194 or email fybian.chakaodza@ymca.
Last Saturday (Boxing Day)
saw a smaller field play for
some great trophies provided
by Peter VanAgtmaal with the
course rating 68.
Best score of the day and a
personal best by Shane Har-
land (15) with his 41 points
won A Grade narrowly from
the runner-up in Tim Fowles
with 40. Balls down the line
went to Trevor Herbert and
Laurie Webster 38 and Chris
B Grade winner was Steve
Webster (20) who played a con-
sistent round for his 40 points
from the runner-up in Mick
Bull with 36.
Nearest the pins: Bob New-
ton 1st, Chris Clements 7th,
Rob Gallagher 10th and Don-
ald VanRooye 13th.
Tuesday’s stableford round
with a 68 rating and a good
field of 39 saw a visitor from
Warragul in Peter Wilkins
(18) blitz the field with his 43
points to win.
Marty DeLeeuw who relished
the afternoon conditions (nor-
mally a morning golfer) to be
runner-up with a top round
of 42 points with Peter VanA-
gtmaal next best with 40 with
other ball winners in Brian
Clasby and Geoff Hughson
Nearest the pins: Wally Hop-
kins 1st, Leigh Sharp 10th and
Kevin Dixon hit a great shot on
the 13th with the raffle going to
Thursday’s stableford round
with the course rating 68 had
Sam Hislop (11) win with 40
points on countback from
Shane Harland. Nearest the
pins: Sam Hislop 1st and Matt
Wrigley 13th with Nathan War-
dle winning the raffle.
Next Saturday is stroke
monthly medal with trophies
provided by Laurie and San-
There was a small field in
the stableford competition last
Marg Harper (35) had a great
score of 41pts, followed closely
by runner-up, Lyn McIvor (20)
with a very nice 40pts.
NTPs went to Lee Clements
on the 1st with the coffee and
cake voucher and Judy Webb
on the 13th green.
There was no women’s com-
petition on Saturday.
Congratulations to Heather
Grist, who was the lucky win-
ner of the sleigh and all the
Bingo and counter teas re-
sume on New Year’s Day, Janu-
ary 1 and the Twilight comp
will restart on Thursday eve-
ning, January 7.
The club extends sincere
condolences to Janice Follett
on the passing of her husband,
Ian. Our thoughts are with
Janice and her family.
Summer has arrived well
and truly, with some swelter-
ing conditions experienced out
The condition of the entire
golf course is now very dry, al-
lowing for lots of run.
Tuesday, December 22 - Sta-
bleford: The winner was Athol
McGrath with 42pts. DTL: Kev-
in Flett 39pts, Graeme Watkins
36pts, Robert Fulton 34pts.
NTP: Garry Buckland.
Wednesday, December 23
Ladies Stableford: Viv Reid
turned another great score to
win with 38pts. DTL: Gayle Ty-
ers 36pts, Deb Williams 36pts.
NTP: Mary Ellis.
Thursday, December 24 –
Stableford: The winner was
Fred Tyers with 36pts, pipping
Josh Toner on countback.
DTL: Josh Toner 36pts, John
Mathers 35pts. NTP: Fred Ty-
ers, Peter Dight.
Stableford 9 Hole Chook Run:
The winner of the chook this
week was Jake Chaseling with
19pts. DTL: Shaun Chaseling
17pts, Phil Schofield 17pts.
Saturday, December 26 –
Boxing Day Stableford: The
winner was Shaun Chaseling
with 42pts. DTL: Col Pulham
41pts, Fred Tyers 39pts, Greg
Paine 36pts. NTP: 6th Col Pul-
ham, 13th Fred Tyers, 15th
Nick Connellan, 17th Cam
draws: The Friday night mem-
bers draw was drawn out on
Thursday due to Christmas.
The draw was won by Cheryl
Minns, but unfortunately she
wasn’t present at the club to
collect the $850. The draw will
now jackpot to $900 this week.
Jim Wilson had his name
drawn out in the Saturday eve-
ning members draw, but un-
fortunately he was not present
to collect the $280. The draw
now jackpots to $300 next
Coming events: Wednesday,
December 30 - Stableford
Summer Competition; Thurs-
day, December 31 – Stable-
ford; Friday, January 1 - Sta-
bleford Friday Friendly 9 Hole
Chook Run; Saturday, January
2 - Monthly Medal Stroke O’
Connell Motors Trophy.
Fifty three golfers took part
in last Tuesday’s Stableford
competition with Dave Vorw-
erg (15) leading the way in A
Grade with 36 points.
B Grade was taken out
by Kevin Scott (32) with 40
NTPs were Ed Poole on the
7th hole, Geoff McDonald on
the 14th and David Forbes on
DTL Balls went down to 32
points in a countback and were
awarded to Mick Oliver, John
Eabry, Bruce Cathie, Geoff Mc-
Donald, David Forbes, Andrew
Westaway, Doug Clemann, Ted
Bruinewood, Keith Finney, Will
Norden, Peter Waters, Frank
Smedley and Dennis Wallace.
On Thursday Leroy Shar-
rock (7) had an excellent round
of 40 points to win A Grade.
B Grade was won by Neale
Gillin with 39 points.
NTPs were Chris Leaver on
the 4th hole, Rod Hopcraft on
the 7th, Peter Waters on the
14th and Ian Murchie on the
DTL Balls went down to 35
points on countback and were
awarded to Bryan Sword, Rod
Hopcraft, Walter Taberner, Ian
Barlow, Bruce Hutton, Geoff
Tyson, Brian Fennessy, Doug
Clemann and Peter Hobson.
On Saturday a very small
field contested a Stableford
Competition with Ken Wardle
doing best with 36 points.
NTPs were Darrell Prior on
the 4th hole, Nathan Wardle on
the 14th and Dianne Betts on
Peter Jaspers, Bryan Sword
and Andrew MacFarlane were
A Stableford competition
was held on the holiday Mon-
day of this week in which An-
drew MacFarlane took out A
Grade with 39 points.
B Grade was won by Matt
Hunter also with 39 points and
Rita de Bondt won the ladies
section with a very good 40
NTPs were Peter Omond on
the 4th hole, Philippe du Ples-
sis on the 14th and Luke Gard-
ner on the 16th.
DTL Balls went to Bryan Mc-
Corkell, Marcus Fleming, Andy
Bassett, John Fraser, Beau Pe-
ters, Peter Stivic, Bill Howson,
Fred Debono, Bryan Sword,
Simon Duff, Peter Buttinger
and Ian Murchie.
DTL Balls for the women
went to Di Williams, Helen
Fraser, Bec Wilson and Helen
Thursday, December 24 –
Stableford: Day winner: Jim
Kidd (13) 40pts; B Grade: Josh
Robbins (21) 39pts C/B. DTLs:
Ian Evison 39, John Blunsden
39, Col James (Woorayl) 38.
NTP: 16th John McFarlane.
Saturday, December 26 –
Stableford: Day winner: Richie
Taylor (35) 39pts. DTLs: Scott
Blencowe 38, Keith Clerks 38,
Terry Bradshaw 37.
2nd shot NTP 1st hole: Ter-
ry Donnison. NTPs: 4th Joe
Kus, 6th Brandon Bradshaw,
13th Terry Bradshaw, 16th
THE management of the grassed areas
at Foster Showgrounds take a lot of time
and effort, requiring the frequent cutting
of five acres.
The mowing is done by volunteers from
the football club and it’s reasonable to
expect that they have a reliable mower to
do the job. This is why the Showgrounds
Committee of Management applied for a
grant from the shire to purchase a new
mower and were delighted with the news
that they had been allocated $4000 from
the latest round of Community Grants.
“The current mower was purchased sec-
ond-hand in 2011. The mower is now eight
years old and although well maintained it
has required considerable and costly re-
pair and is now no longer capable of do-
ing the job,” said a spokesperson for the
South Gippsland Shire Council.
The committee will now be able to purchase
a more powerful and reliable ride-on mower
that can service both the oval and the large
area of grassed surrounds on a regular basis.
Robert Paragreen accepts a grant of
$4000 on behalf of the Foster Show-
grounds from South Gippsland Shire
Councillor Mohya Davies.
Cutting a big job
down to size
Skateboarding competitions will return to Bass Coast in 2016.
Kudos to skate park comps
Triple treat for Allamby brothers
The three members of the Allamby family, from left, Leigh 18, Beau 10 and Darcy
16 all took home trophies at the recent Wonthaggi Table Tennis presentation night,
after all competed in the A Reserve competition.
Girls set for basketball challenge
Grace McRae, Gemma Thomas and Lanni Pryor recently attended their last Vic-
torian Country training session in Bendigo before the Southern Cross Challenge
Basketball Tournament to be held in Wantirna from January 14 to 18. Teams
from all around Australia will attend the prestigious tournament and is the ulti-
mate test for the nation’s best young basketballers.
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