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RSL misses out on double chance
Renmark timed its run
perfectly to steal second
spot on the Bowls Riverland
division one Saturday pennant
ladder on the weekend.
After spending most of the sec-
ond half of the season in third
place, Renmark defeated Barmera
by six shots to overtake Loxton
RSL, which lost to Loxton Blue by
six, and claimed the double chance.
Finals begin this weekend, with
top team Berri taking on Renmark
in the second semi-final at Berri,
while Loxton RSL will now play
a cut-throat first semi-final against
Waikerie at Renmark.
Sean Leesue and Bill Dopson
steered Renmark to victory over
Leesue easily beat Ray Kuchel
29-14, while Dopson got up by six
over John Morena.
Phil Ashton and John O'Brien
were triumphant for Barmera.
Loxton RSL's loss to Loxton Blue
was not enough for the latter to
reach the finals, with Waikerie nar-
rowly holding it out.
Nevertheless it was a brave effort
from Loxton Blue, with Brad
Semmler and John Vaughan playing
Semmler beat Geoff Huppatz by
12 shots, while Vaughan smashed
Steve Roberts by 17.
RSL's Lew Westbrook beat Vic
Pavia by 10 and Wright over-
came the more experienced Terry
Thurston by 13.
Loxton Yellow finished its season
on a good note with a 15-shot
triumph over Renmark RSL.
Brian Bullock and Neil Thiele led
the way with good wins over Ken
Knight and Ron Adam respectively
for Yellow, while Mirco DeCol and
John van der Wyst won for RSL.
Berri maintained good form
ahead of finals with a 16-shot
win over Waikerie.
Waikerie would have got over the
line if not for the efforts of Andrew
Hill, who led his rink to an 18-shot
win over Wayne Collins.
Brian Burnett was triumphant for
Waikerie, while Graham Butt won
by one for Berri.
Berri's Dennis Treloar and Barry
Harden fought out a 19-all draw.
Meanwhile, the midweek triples
finals commenced yesterday
Berri Red took on Loxton Red,
while Waikerie was up against Berri
The final will be played next
Wednesday at Berri.
Loxton Yellow 84 d Renmark RSL 69.
P. Kimber 17 lost to J. van der Wyst 27;
B. Bullock 26 d K. Knight 13; N. Thiele
25 d R. Adam 8; H. Appleton 16 lost to
M. DeCol 21.
Loxton Blue 71 d Loxton RSL 65.
B. Semmler 21 d G. Huppatz 9; V. Pavia
13 lost to L. Westbrook 23; J. Vaughan
26 d S. Roberts 9; T. Thurston 11 lost to
J. Wright 24.
Renmark 84 d Barmera 78.
R. Stoeckel 15 lost to J. O'Brien 22; S.
Leesue 29 d R. Kuchel 14; M. Howe 17
lost to P. Ashton 25; B. Dopson 23 d J.
Berri 91 d Waikerie 75.
D. Treloar 19 drew with B. Harden 19;
G. Butt 24 d R. Davies 23; M. Kubank
16 lost to B. Burnett 19; A. Hill 32 d W.
Second semi-final: Berri v Renmark @
First semi-final: Loxton RSL v Waikerie
Barmera 94 d Loxton RSL 47.
H. Robinson 32 d R. Ray 13; J. Klingbiel
37 d J. Baird 14; T. Brown 25 d L. Walter
Lyrup 58 d Loxton 55.
N. Leach 20 d B. Thiele 16; D. Wainwright
20 d D. McRae-Wood 15; S. Munro 18
lost to M. Schutz 24.
Berri 62 d Moorook 54.
R. Grosser 20 d C. Battams 15; M.
Cooper 15 lost to C. Pantic 21; N.
Harcombe 27 d T. Graetz 18.
Waikerie 68 d Renmark 48.
Monash 79 d Renmark RSL 43.
Second semi-final: Waikerie v Monash
First semi-final: Berri v Renmark @
Loxton RSL 81 d Barmera 33.
A. Patterson 16 lost to B. Frost 20; K.
S. Hall 7.
Loxton 77 d Renmark RSL 44.
T. Hucks 30 d B. Tankard 13; D. Vaughan
25 d A. Eckermann 14; G. Furness 22 d
L. Pinyon 17.
Renmark 64 d Moorook 46.
T. Minge 17 lost to C. Voigt 19; R.
Phillips 23 d L. Tschirpig 13; T. Schulz
24 d J. Sutherland 14.
Waikerie 61 d Monash 55.
Berri 78 d Lyrup 40.
Second semi-final: Waikerie v Renmark
First semi-final: Berri v Monash @
Berri Red 58 d Loxton 56.
R. Butt 14 lost to R. Reichstein 18; E.
Mason 23 d V. Milich 18; N. Martin 21 d
R. Auricht 20.
Barmera 61 d Renmark 56.
Monash 76 d Berri Blue 42.
Second semi-final: Waikerie v Berri Blue
First semi-final: Monash v Berri Red @
Heat of the day
Hot weather reduced the number of
golfers competing in last week's events at
the Loxton Golf Club.
Players started early to beat as much of the heat
as they could, but the greens still proved a chal-
Cate Cahill continued her fine run of form,
winning the Women's Monthly Medal with an
outstanding net 67, three strokes clear of Jenny
Both players are rapidly dropping their handicaps
and continue to figure prominently in each week's
Steve Patching was the best of the men, although
he was somewhat shocked to be pronounced winner
with just a net 75.
Difficult greens, hot weather and back marker tee
placements finally took their toll, and for the first
time in months golfers struggled to score.
In mid-week golf, Peter Cahill celebrated his
return after a few weeks absence with a runaway
His 42 points was on top of a run of excellent
scores and his handicap is rapidly dropping.
He is now playing off of 14 at Loxton.
Tony Hucks was again amongst the place getters
with a fine 38 points.
Next week sees the opening of the winter season
with the traditional men's and mixed pinehurst
being played on Saturday.
Saturday Monthly Medal -- S. Patching 91/75, F. Borg
96/75, P. Harman 82/76, G. Parry 77, P. Cahill 78. Women:
C. Cahill 106/67, J. Patching 102/70. Nearest the pin: 2nd
D. Harman 600cm, 5th P. Harman 400cm, 12th D. Tyler,
15th P. Cahill.
Wednesday Stableford -- P. Cahill 42, A. Hucks 38, A.
Ling 35, C. Cahill 34, S. Coombs 34, B. Rollbusch 34, J.
Patching 34, H. Kara-Ali 33, P. Moller 32, C. Sharam 32.
Birdies: 12th P. Cahill, 15th D. Zeliff.
Action packed program for Gift
Spectators will see an
action packed program at
the 2015 Nippy's Loxton
Gift meeting to be held
under lights at the Loxton
Oval next Saturday,
With heats, semi-finals and
finals, there will again be
around 50 events on the pro-
gram which is scheduled to
start at 5pm.
In addition to the Nippy's
Loxton Gift and the Kearney
Women's Gift, the 300m and
1000m events have attracted
excellent entries and should
once again provide tight fin-
Brad Schutz, a convincing
winner of the 2014 Nippy's
Loxton Gift, is returning in a
bid to claim the prestige event
for a second time.
He will face stiff opposi-
tion from the field of talented
sprinters lining up to win the
Among them is Jarrad
Dartnall, another former
Nippy's Gift winner, and
in-form duo Luke Houlihan
and Dylan Hicks who were
among the finalists in the
Adelaide Bay Sheffield run
late in December.
The Women's Gift will also
be keenly contested, with the
three placegetters in the 2014
event -- Lauren McHugh,
Hettie Driscoll and Hayley
Orman -- in this year's field.
McHugh won the Loxton
Hotel Trophy, awarded to the
most outstanding athlete at
the 2014 Nippy's Loxton Gift
Lauran Buchanan, who won
the 2014 Adelaide Women's
Bay Sheffield, and Ali
Trewartha, a finalists in that
event, could also be strong
contenders in the Loxton
The Riverland football
and netball relays, for which
Nippy's provide generous
prize money, will again be a
popular feature of the athletics
Admission is free for spec-
tators attending the athletics
meeting at the Loxton Oval.
Athletes cross the line during last year's premier race, the
Nippy's Loxton Gift final. This year's title is expected to be
Raison toasts Ireland in final
by Tamzin Jenke
Despite only having
played lawn bowls
"seriously" for two
Raison has taken out
the Loxton District
Bowling Club's Males
Prior to joining the club,
the 23-year-old previously
had played 'night owls' at
Raison came across many
outstanding players before
coming into the grand final
including Vic Pavia, Trevor
Schulz and Peter Kimber --
all of whom are previous
In the grand final, he
played against Gary Ireland
and won 25-19.
was pleased with his
"It still feels a bit surreal.
I didn't expect to get that far
when I saw the opponents I
had, but somehow I pulled
through," he said.
"All of my opponents
bowled extremely well,
which made the games
pretty exciting and
interesting to play."
Loxton District Bowling Club's Males
Singles Championship winner Matthew
Raison (left) with grand final opponent
Loxton into grand final
Loxton RSL defeated Barmera Odd Bods
6-2 to advance to the Riverland Darts
grand final on Thursday night.
RSL won both doubles in the preliminary final to
get off to a great start.
The first round of singles saw all games go to
three legs, with RSL taking all of them to lead 5-1.
Odd Bods bounced back to win the next singles
match, but RSL finished off the game with the next
Ady Lovegrove played well all night and could
have an impact in the grand final against Waikerie
Club at the Barmera-Monash Football Club this
Loxton RSL 6 (140, 100x3, 121 peg out; S. Pankhurst 140,
100x4; R. Martin 120, 104, 100x2; J. Willett 107, 100x5) d
Barmera Odd Bods 2 (D. Parfitt 140, 125, 100; D. Coombe
140, 100x4; M. Seeby 100x7).
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