Congratulations to the students who represented our school and Western School Sports Association at the recent state athletics championships.
Congratulations to the Boys Rugby team who competed at the PSSA State Carnival recently. The boys just went down to Kingscliff 19-10. This places the boys at fourth in the State, an amazing effort! Thanks to Mr Bullock, Trent and our parent helpers that made the trip possible.
Ten bowlers participated in Wednesdays Jackpot Bowls. Winners on the day were Glen Porter, Graham Cope and Terry Dray who defeated Don Graham, Norm Johnston and Jason Cornish 29–7 (17 Points).
Runners up were Frank Gersbach and Ron Oxenham who defeated Mo Clare and Ian Humphries 17 – 11 (11Points).
The Jackpot was not won. Frank Gersbach won the Raffle. Wednesday competition fee are $12.
Jackpot Bowls are on again today, Names in by 1pm with a 1.30pm start, call 6845 1973.
Membership Fees for Bowlers who wish to compete in Championships, Pennants and Represent the Club at President Day Etc. are $85 ( $63 Bowls NSW, $12 Zone4 & $10 WBC).
Results of games in the Minor Singles are as follows:
- Peter Baker defeated Jason Cornish 31 – 21
- Garth Watts defeated Frank Gersbach 31 – 20
Results of Club Pairs.
- Ron Oxenham and Richard Carpenter defeated Bill Meharg and Terry Dray 23 - 21
- Games set down for Saturday, September 15 from 1pm start are as follows:
- Ron Oxenham and Richard Carpenter versus Jack Charlton and Rob Harvey
- Scott Reid and Peter Baker versus Paul Manning and Ian Humphries
Games may be played prior to this date by arrangement.
Sunday mixed bowling
Mixed Bowls are on again next Sunday with a 1pm start.
Names in between 12noon and 12.45pm. Draw for partners – Mixed Pairs 18 Ends.
The green fees are $10.
Tuesday night bowling ‘Daylight Savings’
Nominations are now being taken for the Annual Tuesday Night Bowls during Daylight Saving.
12 Ends of three bowl triples. Cost $5 per player – BBQ available as well as Raffles.
For more information or to enter call 6845 1973.
-by Terry Dray
Wellington Public School
Congratulations to the Boys Rugby team who competed at the PSSA State Carnival today. The boys just went down to Kingscliff 19-10.
This places the boys at fourth in the State, an amazing effort!
Thanks to Mr Bullock, Trent and our parent helpers that made the trip possible.
Bodangora Drag Races
The Bodangora drag races always draw a large crowd of locals and travellers who enjoy the thrill of bracket racing, burnouts, street cars, race cars and plenty of action for the whole family. Gates open at 8am with racing starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm. September 16 at Bodangora Airstrip, Goolma Road, Wellington. For more information call 0427 843 538.
Balmain missed a place in the NRL Finals this year however a former Tigers player, Gavin Groth, now a racehorse trainer at Gunnedah, won the B and W Rural Collarenebri Cup ( 1400 metres ) on Saturday with Beale Street.
A recent winner at Coonamble, Beale Street ( $3.60 ) at Collarenebri was taken to the early lead by Jake Pracey-Holmes and in new track record time won by over two lengths from Prettylittlefellow (Vad Bolozhinskyi, $5 ) and Zoutenant ( Michael Hackett, $2.70 favourite ).
Scone based Vad Bolozhinskyi rode three winners at the meeting including a winning double , Tattinger and Operatic, for Coonabarabran trained Graeme Brooker.
Tattinger, a winner two starts back at Scone, backed from $3 to $2.70 favourite at Collarenebri, burst clear from a pack of five to score a convincing win over Newcastle Dancer ( Scott Sweedman. $3.60 ) and Diamond Court ( Wendy Peel, $5) in the 1000 metres Joe and Jane Willis Memorial Benchmark 50 Handicap.
In an exciting finish to the Jack Meaney Memorial Maiden Plate ( 1200 metres ), Operatic ( $4.40 ) came home fast on the outside to win by a short half head from Carinda Road ( Rasit Yetimova, $3 equal favourite ) with Spy’s Shadow ( Michael Hackett, $4.40 ), a head away, third.
The third leg of the Vad Bolozhinskyi treble, the Douglas Fernando, Moree trained Beau In Chains ( $2.50 favourite ), tracked the leader then shot away to win the Benchmark 45 Handicap ( 1200 metres ) in new track record time from Road To Nowhere ( Wendy Peel,$3 ) and Festival Of Light ( Michael Hackett, $4.40 ).
Lightly raced three year old gelding What Diddy Say ( $2 favourite ) was well ridden by Parkes jockey Michael Hackett when holding a narrow lead turning for home then moving away to win the Maiden Handicap ( 800 metres ) by a length and a half from Silly Talker ( Wendy Peel, $5 ) and An Absolutemiracle ( James Rogers, $4.80 ).
What Diddy Say is trained at Parkes by George Wright for a Trundle syndicate including the Taunton family.
Final event, the 1600 metres Benchmark 50 Handicap, saw the Lindsey Kennedy, Coonamble trained Genetics ( Jake Pracey-Holmes,$4.40 ) leading most of the way when a three lengths winner over Double Eagle ( Daniel Pitomac,$2.50 ) And Bon Honour ( Rasit Yetimova, $2.20 favourite ).
Racing at popular north west venue Enngonia on Saturday and on Sunday at Dubbo ( TAB ) the features are the $60,000 Dubbo Cup and the $50,000 Picnic Championship Final.
-by Colin Hodges