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THE stakes are high for the overall winners
of this year’s Victorian Open Series, with the
first round being held at Mornington-Penin-
sula breaks last weekend.
Both Men’s and Women’s division winners
will receive a 7-day Maldives Surf trip thanks
to The Perfect Wave Travel Co.
Among those in action were past open
champions Jack Perry (Jan Juc), Glyndyn
Ringrose (Phillip Island) and Steve Noble
The next round will be held on Phillip Is-
land, on the weekend of March 4 and 5.
Not only will the overall State Champion re-
ceive a 7-day surf trip, they will also receive
a spot in the Rip Curl Pro trials giving them a
chance to go head to head with the best surf-
ers in the world.
The final round, Round 3 will be held at
Bells Beach on September 2 and 3.
Surfing trip for surf
Phillip Island’s Glyndyn Ringrose will be hoping for a little of this sort of green room ac-
tion when he heads back to the Island to compete in the Second Round of the Victorian
Open Series in March.
There was a strong wind blowing across
Anderson Inlet last Sunday, making for ex-
hilarating conditions for sailors and wind-
THE 2017 Victorian Country Swimming
Championships are being held in the Lex Glov-
er Regional Aquatics Complex in Sale from Fri-
day, January 27 to Sunday, January 29.
With a number of local swimmers competing,
they will be focusing on morning heats (9am)
and afternoon finals (3.30pm Friday/Saturday,
2pm Sunday) during what will be a big week-
end of sport.
Sale to host
North/South winners on Monday, January 17
were Molly Downing and Roger Walker, followed
by Lorrie Read and Beryl Chilcott. Anne and
Bruce Gibson were third and fourth were Bron-
wyn Sund and Neville Chapman.
Shirley and Bob Weaver topped East/ West. Sec-
ond were Kaye Douglas and Yvonne Mears ahead
of Moya Crowley and Mike Dooley. Margaret and
Rob Kilkullen came in third.
Bridge is held at the clubroom situated behind
the Newhaven Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays,
12.15pm. for 12.30pm start.
If you want to practise with your partner or play
informally, bridge is available at the clubroom on
Thursday any time between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Friday January 20 Pairs event at Inverloch
North/South: First with an excellent
52.14% were Anne Williams and John Farr.
Seconnd place was a popular spot shared
by three pairs all achieving the very fine
score of 51.07% each and splitting the Mas-
terpoints between them.
They were Ken McKenzie and Marie Sands,
Clive Hope and Bron Sund and Anne and
Bruce Gibson, who were all consistent and
First with a superb score and the score of
the week across all venues were Kaye Dou-
glass and John Sutton, with a standout
Second with a highly commendable 55.42%
were the ever consistent pair of Hannah Mar-
tin and Margaret Munro.
Third with a fine 50.42% were Faye Row-
lands and Pat West, a pair always near the
Tuesday January 17 Pairs Event at Tarwin
First with a solid 62.50% were the very ex-
perienced and high achieving pair of John
Sullivan and Alan Johnston.
Second with a very sound 59.72% were two
stalwarts of the club fairly new to playing to -
gether, Hannah Martin and Philip Chapman.
Third with the great score of 54.17%
were Dawn Jolly and Ruth Stevenson and
fourth with a solid 50.93% were Kathryn
Smith and Colin Cameron.
Monday January 16 Pairs event at Meeni-
First with a splendid 60.17% were the
talented pair of Anne Williams and Rachel
They were closely followed by Margaret
Munro and Pat West with a heel snapping
score of 60.12%, a fine line of less than point.
Third were the ever reliable Kathryn Smith
and Brian Hoskins with a very solid 56.55%.
Well done to all for a highly competitive
week of excellent Bridge.
Please check the club websites for coming
A new series of Beginner classes will begin
on February 4 from 7pm-9 pm at the Inver-
loch Community House.
Please enrol there or contact Ken McKen-
zie on 0438 066 238 or Alan Johnston 5674
THE Westernport Field and Game held the
Stan McFee Memorial Club Championship on
Saturday and Sunday January 14 and 15 with
a total of 164 shooters competing over the two
Two rounds of 38/37 were shot both days
with one competitor shooting the perfect 25
on Saturday and four competitors on Sunday.
Sponsors for the day were Betty’s Glass and
J&K Handyman Services.
High Gun and club champion, Jarryd Passa-
rin with a score of 140.
Grade winners are: AA Grade 1st Grant
Sandford (139), 2nd Robert Passarin (133),
3rd Brian Satori (131). A Grade 1st Jeff Wal-
ton (129), 2nd Alan Mapleson (123), 3rd Jason
Barclay (123). B Grade 1st Bill McFee (123),
2nd Graeme Cole, (107) 3rd David Munday
(105). C Grade 1st Daniel Meldrum (85), 2nd
Mick Braden (80), 3rd Fred Huitema (74).
Veterans 1st Lionel Bradley (131), 2nd Danny
Genovese (104), 3rd Sid Davidson (104). La-
dies 1st Deborah Bradley (118), 2nd Krystal
Butler (108), 3rd Kathryn Cecho (80). Juniors
1st Michael Stevens (124), 2nd Harry Wilkie
(106), 3rd Joe Lieshout (101).
Congratulations to Grant Sandford, Jarryd
Passarin, Peter Onley, Tom Tryp and Alan Ma-
pleson on shooting rounds of 25.
Congratulation to Michael Stevens for win-
ning the overall junior champion for 2016.
Case of shell won by Aaron McKenzie, Barry
Dunn and Fred Huitema.
Raffle prizes – Crayfish donated by John Pa-
terson, Prawns supplies by club, Fishing Rod
supplies by Jim’s Bait and Tackle, Wine sup-
plied by Purple Hen Winery. Raffle winners on
Saturday, Lewis Betts, Wade McGirr and Mi-
chael Braden. Raffle winners Sunday, Peter On-
ley x 2, Grant Sandford.
Our next shoot is on Sunday, February 19
consisting of 75 targets with nominations com-
mencing at 9am. Clay target shooting is suit-
able for all ages and fitness levels with juniors
shooting for free.
clay target results
THE Wonthaggi Underwater Club was well
represented at the recent Underwater Hock-
ey National Titles.
Held at Palm Beach, Gold Coast from Jan-
uary 7-13, 30 state teams across six division
competed at this year’s event, showcasing
the best players in Australia from under 15s
Four Wonthaggi players, Kasey Hoskins,
Ben Robinson, Lee Duke and Bradley Pe-
ters were part of the under 15 Victoria/
Queensland mixed team.
Kasey said it was a fantastic experience.
“There was some very strong competition
from the likes of Western Australia, Tas-
mania and the gold medal winning team of
Queensland” said Kasey.
“Our mixed team ended in fourth place,
just outside the medals.
“It was a great effort considering we had
never played together before.
“We improved every game over the course
of the week and I can’t wait for next year’s
“Underwater Hockey is played with a
mask, snorkel, and fins.
“The team of six players have to try and
push a lead-filled puck with a small stick
across the bottom of the pool and score a
goal by flicking the puck into a tray on the
bottom of the pool. It’s an awesome sport
and I just love it.”
The Wonthaggi Underwater Hockey Club
once again formed the majority of the Victo-
rian team in the Under 19 division.
Captain of the Victorian under 19 Team
Tom Robinson said the team did a fantastic
job and only narrowly missed out on bronze,
with a number of tight and hard fought
Wonthaggi players included Ben Rielly,
Dylan Rielly, Roy Trumble, Clay Duke, Dylan
Ferneaux, Lachlan Cox, Lisa Mildenhall,
Caterina Alleway and Tom Robinson, along
with coach Dave McFee from Phillip Island.
Wonthaggi Underwater Hockey starts back
on Thursday February 9 at 7pm at the Wont-
haggi Pool and new players are very welcome.
Anyone interested in playing Underwater
Hockey can contact the Wonthaggi Underwa-
ter Hockey Club Treasurer Steve Dunn on
5674 3446, via email sdunn56@bigpond.
com or via the club’s Facebook Page.
hockey excels at Nationals
Wonthaggi Underwater Hockey Club players, Ben Robinson, Lee Duke, Bradley Peters and
Kasey Hoskins represented the under 15 Victoria/Queensland mixed team at the recent Un-
derwater Hockey National Titles.
Wonthaggi Underwater Hockey Club’s Ben
Robinson and Lee Duke set up a defensive
wall against Western Australia.
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