Home' The Loxton News : February 11th 2015 Contents 14 – The Loxton News, Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Locals struggle under pressure
with Tamzin Jenke
Waikerie all but sealed a
spot in the Bowls Riverland
Saturday division one pennant
finals following its upset win
over Loxton RSL on Saturday.
With one round remaining,
Waikerie’s 87-74 win has lift-
ed it into fourth spot, ahead of
Loxton Blue, which lost to Berri on
All matches were played on
Saturday morning, to avoid the 40
degrees plus temperatures later in
Waikerie won three of the four
match-ups, with Brian Burnett’s
team doing best, beating Lew
Westbrook’s four by 13 shots.
Loxton Blue won two of its four
rinks against Berri, and drew
another one, but still lost by 22
The Berri four skippered by Mark
Kubank was the match-winner,
trouncing Brad Semmler’s four by
Loxton Blue’s John Vaughan
skippered an outstanding 19-18
win over Andrew Hill’s four, while
Terry Thurston’s four was equally
impressive in its 21-16 win over
Dennis Treloar’s team.
Renmark kept its top two hopes
alive with a 95-74 win over
Bill Dopson’s team beat Neil
Thiele’s team 26-14, restricting the
Yellow quartet to just seven win-
Mark Howe skippered an excel-
lent win for Renmark against the
Loxton Yellow team guided by Des
Schliebs. Howe’s lineup led 8-0,
before three consecutive threes saw
the lead change hands.
During the game Renmark scored
some big numbers including a five,
three fours and a three.
Peter Kimber was Loxton’s only
winning skipper, defeating Sean
Leesue’s rink 24-21.
By the fifth end the score was
looking horrid for the Loxton team
as it trailed 5-13, but it gradually
fought back, eventually hitting the
front on the 19th end.
Rick Stoeckel’s Renmark four
led Brian Bullock’s four by 10
shots at one stage, gaining two
fives along the way. Bullock’s team
fought back, gaining eight shots in
three ends, to eventually lose by
Home side Renmark RSL
slumped to bottom spot on the
ladder, losing to Barmera by seven
RSL won two of the four match-
ups, but good wins to fours skip-
pered by Phil Ashton and Ray
Kuchel helped Barmera home.
Renmark 95 d Loxton Yellow 75.
B. Dopson 26 d N. Thiele 14; M. Howe
27 d D. Schliebs 18; S. Leesue 21 lost
to P. Kimber 24; R. Stoeckel 21 d B.
Beri 95 d Loxton Blue 73.
G. Butt drew with V. Pavia 25; M. Kubank
Vaughan 19; D. Treloar 16 lost to T.
Waikerie 87 d Loxton RSL 74.
B. Burnett 25 d L. Westbrook 12; R.
Davies 20 d J. Wright 17; W. Collins 19
lost to S. Roberts 26; B. Harden 23 d C.
Barmera 82 d Renmark RSL 75.
P. Ashton 19 d R. Adam 11; P. Kuchel
24 d M. Inglis 18; J. O’Brien 15 lost to
J. van der Wyst 21; J. Morena 24 lost to
K. Knight 25.
Loxton 71 d Barmera 53.
J. Willett 22 drew with T. Brown 22; A.
Wachtel 17 lost to K. Barnett 19; M.
Schutz 32 d H. Robinson 12.
Monash 68 d Loxton RSL 39.
T. Verrall 21 d L. Walter 13; P. Brennan
Waikerie 69 d Moorook 53.
D. Schapel 18 d C. Battams 13; B. Haby
27 d C. Pantic 17; D. Thompson 24 d T.
Renmark 69 d Renmark RSL 46.
Lyrup 68 d Berri 63.
Loxton RSL 60 d Monash 59.
A. Patterson 21 d G. Pahl 20; K. Ward
Barmera 66 d Loxton 57.
B. Frost 14 lost to D. Thomson 22; T.
Butler 16 lost to B. Thiele 26; S. Hall 36
d T. Hucks 9.
Renmark 66 d Waikerie 63.
Berri 91 d Renmark RSL 34.
Lyrup d Moorook (forfeit).
Waikerie 58 d Berri Red 55.
Berri Blue 64 d Barmera 48.
Renmark 69 d Monash 51.
by Steve Patching
Bill Skinner continued the run of high
scoring at the Loxton Golf Club, returning
40 points in Saturday’s stableford event.
Petro Fournaros took second place on a count
back from Mark Wundenberg.
In doing so, Fournaros continued his rapid drop
in handicap, with another fine round of 36.
In women’s golf, new member Sabine Grein
dominated both the mid week and weekend golf,
winning both events comfortably.
She won by five points on Saturday and the huge
margin of seven points on Wednesday.
Hassan Kara-Ali narrowly defeated Malcolm
Loxton in the men’s mid-week competition and
continued the run of 40-plus scores at the club.
His 41 was just enough to edge out Loxton, who
finished on 40 points.
Saturday stableford – Men: W. Skinner 40, P. Fournaros
36, M. Wundenberg 36, G. MacInnes 35, T. Edwards 34,
A. Hume 34. Nearest the pin: 2nd H. Kara-Ali 800cm, 5th
S. Harris 495cm, 12th M. Wundenberg 250cm, 15th D.
Sunman 300cm. Women: S. Grein 37, M. Tyler 32.
Wednesday stableford – Men: H. Kara-Ali 41, M. Loxton
40, P. Richardson 38, D. Unfendorben 37, P. Cahill 37,
A. Ling 35, B. Rollbusch 34, T. Arndt 34. Birdies- 12th D.
Unfendorben, B. Rollbusch, 15th B. Rollbusch. Women:
S. Grein 38, J. Fogden 31, K. Nolan 31, M. Tyler 31, E.
Rollbusch 30. Nearest the pin: J. Fogden. Birdies: 6th M.
Beating the heat
The latest round of
Riverland tennis was
played on Friday night,
Almost all matches across
the three grades were played
at Berri or Barmera, with
a lone division two match
played at Loxton.
Cobdogla trounced Loxton
11-1 in Saturday’s match.
Loxton veteran Phil Smith
won his team’s sole set, out-
pointing Sam Butterworth 9-7
at top single.
Loxton ladies Delaney
Lueth and Nadia Kruger were
unable to secure a win in
Shane Nettle was crucial
Four matches in the minor
round are yet to be played,
with Loxton to take on Berri-
view at Barmera this week-
Astrong performance by
Renmark Tintra’s men
helped the team to a com-
fortable win over Barmera in
Dean Schumann and David
Strongman were both in good
form for Renmark Tintra,
while Barmera’s Brooke
Penney played in two of her
team’s four winning sets,
including a 7-6 win at bottom
single over Renae Van Der
Berri-view won five of the
six doubles sets en route
to a 9-3 win over Waikerie.
Drogemuller was in good
form all day throughout the
latest round, including a 9-1
win at top single.
Tianna Adamczyk won her
singles set and a doubles set
The closest match of the
round was in division three,
where Paringa Red Dogs beat
Renmark Tintra by a single
set, with games even.
Cobdogla 11-83 d Loxton 1-40.
Doubles: S. Nettle/L. Hampshire
d P&J Smith 6-3; S. Butterworth/
Nettle d P&J Smith 7-5; B.
Kollmann/B. Fridd d S. Gillett/D.
Kassulke 6-4, 6-1; K. Saville/B.
Dillon d N. Kruger/B. Smith 6-2;
Saville/Dillon d D. Lueth/Kruger
Singles: Butterworth lost to P.
Smith 7-9; Kollmann d J. Smith
9-2; Hampshire d Gillett 9-3; Fridd
d Kassulke 9-7; Saville d Lueth
6-1; Dillon d Smith 6-0 .
Renmark Tintra 8-76 d Barmera
Doubles: D. Schumann/J. Pick
d W. Koskinas/M. Horsman 6-4;
Schumann/J. Van Der Hoek d
P. Jericho/Horsman 6-4; J.
Van Der Hoek/D. Strongman
d J. Bannear/J. Wright 6-1; S.
Rucioch/R. Van Der Hoek lost
to K. Bannear/E. Marks 3-6;
Rucioch/Van Der Hoek lost to
Marks/B. Penney 2-6.
Singles: Schumann d Koskinas
9-6; Strongman d J. Bannear 9-5;
J. Van Der Hoek lost to Jericho
8-9; M. Roy d Wright 9-3; Rucioch
d K. Bannear 6-4; R. Van Der
Hoek lost to Penney 6-7.
Berri-view 9-75 d Waikerie 3-48.
Doubles: A. Drogemuller/D.
Nelsson d A. Couzens/C. Griffiths
7-6; Drogemuller/Nelsson d
Couzens/L. McWaters 6-1;
R. Day/P. Cresp d McWaters
6-0; Day/Cresp d Griffiths 6-4;
G. Tsanavaris/A. Shotton vs T.
Adamczyk/P. Kroehn 2-6 6-1.
Singles: Drogemuller d Couzens
9-1; Nelsson lost to 9-8; Day
won 9-8; Cresp d McWaters 9-3;
Tsanavaris d Kroehn 6-3; Shotton
lost to Adamczyk 3-6 .
Loxton Gold 7-67 d Loxton
Doubles: S. Blaser/T. Graetz
d C. Wall/J. Lane 6-3, 6-4; T.
Kassulke/C. Maczkowiack vs
G. Cubbin/R. Battams 5-7, 7-5;
E. Zdanowicz/N. Graetz lost to
N. Burgmeyer/K. Wall 2-6; N.
Graetz/J. Zdanowicz d Wall/L.
Zdanowicz 6-3 .
Singles: Blaser d C. Wall 9-3; T.
Graetz d Lane 9-3; Kassulke d
Cubbin 9-2; Maczkowiack lost to
Battams 5-9; E. Zdanowicz lost to
Burgmeyer 1-6; J. Zdanowicz lost
to L. Zdanowicz 2-6 .
Cobdogla 8-63 d Renmark
Barmera 10-46 d Berri-view
Moorook 8-48 d Loxton 0-13.
Doubles: A. Smith/B. Walkington
d C. Allister/B. Coombe 6-1, 6-1;
D.- M. Hill d B. Wierda/V. Nobile
6-3; Hill/Hill d Nobile/M. Bristow
Singles: Smith d Allister 6-0; D.
Hill d Coombe 6-3; Walkington d
Wierda 6-2; M. Hill d Bristow 6-2 .
Paringa Red Dogs 4-39 d
Renmark Tintra 4-38.
Cobdogla 8-48 d Paringa Swans
Loxton RSL clings to grand final hopes
Waikerie Club has advanced to
the grand final of the Riverland
Darts Association’s summer
season, while Bourky’s Mob has
Waikerie Club posted a 6-3 win over
Barmera Odd Bods last week. Scores
were level at the end of the first round
of singles (3-all), and while Odd Bods
had their peg out changes, Waikerie Club
eventually won the first three singles of
the second round to claim victory.
In the elimination final, Loxton RSL
held off a determined Bourky’s Mob to
Again scores were level at the end of the
first round of singles.
In this Thursday’s preliminary final,
Odd Bods will take on Loxton RSL.
Qualifying final – Waikerie Club 6 (S. McKinnon
140, 123, 6x100; E. Walters 140, 129, 5x100;
W. Schwartzkopff 122, 6x100; V. King 9x100) d
Barmera Odd Bods 3 (D. Coombe 171, 2x140,
6x100; D. Parfitt 2x140, 135, 2x100; M. Seeby
Elimination final – Loxton RSL 6 (J. Willett
2x140, 118, 6x100; S. Pankhurst 140, 121,
3x100; R. Martin 140, 6x100; T. Smith 122,
2x100; A. Lovegrove 2x100) d Bourky’s Mob
4 (R. Yates 180, 2x140, 100; J. Bourke 140,
118, 3x100; M. Strother 125, 5x100; A. Bourne
A number of locals are currently in
Marion, competing in the Region Four
men’s bowls round robin event.
The competition began yesterday and will contin-
ue through until Friday.
In total, 10 Riverland players have been selected
for the event, with Waikerie’s Wayne Collins and
Berri’s Mark Kubank to skipper teams.
Rink one: Brian Burnett (Waikerie); Tyrone English
(Broken Hill); Geoff Langley (Nuriootpa); Mark Kubank
Rink two: Brad Semmler (Loxton); Graham Butt (Berri);
Gary Pursche (Waikerie); Wayne Collins (Waikerie).
Rink three: Ken Stokes (Berri); Steve Roberts (Loxton
RSL); Kevin Gebhardt (Broken Hill); Chris Rule (Lyndoch).
Rink four: Mark Schutz (Angaston); Ron Turnbull
(Nuriootpa); Matt Short (Angaston); Peter Gagaler (Broken
Rink five: Phil Ashton (Barmera); Barry Harden (Waikerie);
Brad Lane (Broken Hill); Mark Bloomfield (Broken Hill).
Reserves: Ben Quarterbornes (Renmark); Phil
Fechner (Nuriootpa); Aaron Jones (Eudunda); Roger
Davies (Waikerie); John Morena (Barmera); Matt Jones
Region Four comp
for Riverland men
continued from page 16
Loxton Football Club
coach Grant Fisher said it
was a “good weekend”.
“Sunday we had a real-
ly great session, about 24
blokes. That was As and Bs
and a couple of young ones
as well,” he said.
“A couple of our
Adelaide recruits were
able to come up and go
to the camp. It was good
that they were able to meet
most of the players.
“It was a great weekend
and provided some bond-
ing. Most people’s fitness
levels were pretty good.
I was quite impressed
with the fitness levels.”
The camp at Swan Reach
Area School included ball
work, a variety of drills, a
match and workout in the
Fisher said pre-season
was going well “so far”.
“So far, I have been pret-
ty pleased with the atti-
tude of the blokes that have
been training and certainly
the attitude of the guys on
the camp was really good,”
“Because we are training
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
we seem to clash a bit
more with other sports like
cricket and basketball.
“It will be nice to have a
few more numbers on the
track when that quietens
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