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FORTY seven wooden boats were entered
in the South Gippsland Yacht Club’s Classic
Wooden Boat Regatta on Australia Day Week-
end, the best number in the event’s history to
And with racing across three days, and some
social events in between, it made for an excel-
lent weekend for local and visiting yachties.
Commodore of the South Gippsland Yacht
Club, Rob McNair was delighted.
“There’s been a lot of work go in. We had a
really good exhibition at the community centre
and the boats were on display in The Glade on
Saturday,” said Rob.
“We had a dinner in Friday night in the bowls
club at which Neil Everitt and Russell Kenerey
spoke about books they recently have written.
“We had a great variety of boats, 12 Glen class
yachts including one full restored by Andrew
Chapman with won the award, a number of sail-
fish down from NSW and plenty of our own. It’s
been a great weekend,” he said.
NEW players are welcome and invited to try
out for all grades and junior coaching at Wont-
haggi Table Tennis Centre (Korumburra Road,
Wonthaggi, next to the netball courts).
Practice times are as follows:
A Grade from Wednesday, February 1, 7pm.
Enquiries 5672 2130.
A Reserve from Monday, February 6, 6.30pm
B Grade and Junior coaching from Thursday,
February 3, 6pm; eight to 15 year olds phone
5672 2130 or 5674 4628.
Social table tennis from Thursday, February
2 from 11am (5674 4628).
AAA (All abilities) program will commence on
Thursday, February 23 from 1 to 3pm (5674
The first state tournament for 2017 (Mel-
bourne Open) was held on Saturday at the Mel-
bourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.
Eleven year old Wonthaggi association player
Beau Dobbins had an exciting result as r/u in
the final of the Under 13 Doubles Champion-
ship with Raymond Zhang from Dandenong.
Beau also reached the quarter finals of the
Division 6 Singles against adult competitors.
Looking good Beau!
Zach Anstey was another successful player
reaching the final of the Division 2 Singles.
This event was against highly ranked Victo-
Zach had some great wins in other events
along the way.
Fourteen year old Archie Paxton had significant
wins on the day and played well against extremely
tough competition from around Victoria.
Results from veteran events were not yet
• Allambee Mirboo & District Tennis
KOONWARRA were narrow winners against
Leongatha on Saturday in Section 1.
There were three tiebreakers in this match
with Leongatha winning two. Tahlia Bryant has
to be pleased with her season so far, lots of ral-
lies and setting up her partner.
Phillip Island won well at Leongatha North with
two tiebreakers, one each way in the men’s sets.
In Section 2, Baromi men were too experi-
enced for the Green boys but they kept the ral-
lies going. Green won two ladies sets.
Koony won the men’s sets, Outtrim the ladies
to even the score.
The mixed sets went Koony’s way. Outtrim
lost two tiebreakers. The Korumburra team
had no answers for Berry’s Creek.
Well done to the Hallston boys winning well
without the coach. Good to see Elise Dowling
playing a fill in game.
In Section 3, Leongatha Parrots were winners
against Leongatha Hawks. Baromi won six sets
against Mardan, taking the top spot this week. This
match was played at Clear Creek Rd, what a great
venue with perfect weather. Leongatha were enjoy-
ing the evening after the match with a barbecue and
Marty Box playing music. A nice social time.
SECTION 1: Koonwarra 5.61 defeated Leon-
gatha 4.52, Phillip Island 7.65, defeated Leon-
gatha Nth 2.42, Inverloch bye.
SECTION 2: Koonwarra 6.56 defeated
Outtrim 3.52, Baromi 7.65 defeated Leongatha
Green 2.42, Berry’s Creek 9.72 defeated Ko-
rumburra 0.33, Hallston 7.67 defeated Leon-
gatha Gold 2.43.
SECTION 3: Leongatha Parrots 4.46 defeated
Leongatha Hawks 3.38, Baromi 6.50 defeated
Mardan 1.22, Leongatha Eagles Bye.
Phillip Island 106.5
Leongatha Nth 61.5
Berry’s Creek 112.5
Leongatha Gold 41.5
Leongatha Green 26.5
Leongatha Parrots 76.5
Leongatha Eagles 52
Leongatha Hawks 45.
ON SATURDAY, January 28, the annual Riv-
erside Tennis Championships were held at the
Trafalgar Tennis Courts on a warm and sunny
day. Many thanks to organiser Keith Sewell,
who after doing this for the last 13 years, an-
nounced he will be looking to hand over the
The results were as follows: Men’s Singles
Mick Shannon (Drouin) def Brendan Tang (Tr-
afalgar). Ladies Singles Jenny Cecil (Poowong)
def Allison Potter (Poowong). Men’s Doubles
Mick Shannon (Drouin) Joel Wyatt (Drouin) def
Simon Young (Drouin) Gavan Pratt (Hallora).
Ladies Doubles Jenny Cecil (Poowong) Allison
Potter (Poowong) def Kerry Bayne (Neerim)
Bridgitte Kuhnell (Neerim). Mixed Doubles
Lachlan Davey (Trafalgar) Winsome Sheehy
(Trafalgar) def Glen Halliday (Poowong) Jenny
A reminder that the season re-commences
this Saturday, February 4.
Riverside Tennis Association 2016/17 Lad-
Section 1 (Doubles): Trafalgar 77.5 125.65,
Warragul North 64.5 109.15, Drouin White 63
106.58, Drouin Maroon 53 91.39, Drouin Gold
Section 2 (Doubles): Hallora 85 155.04,
Trafalgar Tigers 80 143.90, Warragul 75
122.29, Poowong 71 117.72, Neerim District
68 129.17, Drouin 48 86.15, Trafalgar Lions
36 64.27, Buln Buln 21 36.91.
Section 1 (Singles): Moe Red 55 188.08, Moe
Blue 46 132.45, Yarragon 34.5 98.53, Drouin
Maroon 24 83.21, Drouin White 21 69.85, Dr-
ouin Gold 11.5 61.52.
Section 2 (Singles): Warragul Blue 43 128.57,
Warragul Purple 43 121.50, Trafalgar 38
134.21, Warragul White 27 89.88, Drouin 14
Koony wins a thriller
Young members of the Poowong Tennis Club, who attended the Australia Open last
week thanks to a bank sponsorship, also met up with Dylan Alcott, a gold medal winner
in tennis at the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and a silver medallist in Men’s
Wheelchair Basketball in London in 2012.
The kids had a day to remember.
Poowong kids live the
Australian Open dream
Riverside Tennis starts up again
Leanne Soderland filled in for Koonwarra
against Outtrim at Koonwarra last Saturday.
Outtrim tennis player Troy Grabham re-
turns serve during a Section Two match
against the strong Koonwarra combination
last Saturday. M300517
Best ever wooden boat
regatta at Inverloch
Wonthaggi player Beau Dobbins, right,
with his Dandenong Association doubles
partner Raymond Zhang.
There were 12 Gwen class yachts entered in the Clas-
sic Wooden Boats Regatta at Inverloch on the weekend in-
cluding this one by Simon Wilson a South Gippsland Yacht
Club member. M390517
South Gippsland Yacht Club
member Henry Mueller guides
his yacht towards the finish line
in the wooden boats regatta at In-
verloch last weekend. m380517
International moth sailor, David French
makes really good use of the wind by getting
his yacht up on its aqua-foil keel during rac-
ing on Anderson Inlet last weekend. M400517
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