Month: April 2019

  • Picton’s tennis champs hit it out

    PICTON Tennis Club’s 2013 champions were recently decided in a variety of categories.
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    Thirty-six competitors competed in 11 finals, including a new category for junior players, the “hotshots orange ball” event, which was won by Jake Cutmore, who defeated Hunter Mordue 6-0 in the final.

    Tournament organiser Krischan Keller described the tournament as one of the most successful championships in recent years.

    Keller said the A1 men’s doubles and A2 and A3 men’s singles were not completed on the same day as the other finals “due to various reasons”.

    Steve Jobson emerged triumphant in the top male category, the A1 men’s singles, defeating Ben Cosgrove 6-2, 6-3.

    Catherine Griffiths beat Mona Fakhry 7-6, 6-2 in the female equivalent, the A1 women’s singles final.

    “Steve’s superior and very accurate returning proved to be the difference in the final,” Keller said.

    “But Ben Cosgrove gave a great effort and the score does not reflect the quality of the match that was played.

    “The consistent play of Catherine throughout the women’s singles match proved to be too consistent for the hard-hitting Mona.

    “However, this was one of the longest and one of the most entertaining matches of the tournament.”

    Elaine Brockett and Alison Radford were too good for Mona Fakhry and Neda Vukomanovich, winning 6-2, 6-1 in the A1 women’s doubles final.

    “The combination of Elaine’s powerful forehand and Alison’s low-bouncing, slice backhand proved to be the difference in the match,” Keller said.

    “The match was played with great spirit, as everybody was enjoying themselves. And it was a pleasure to watch.”

    In other finals, James Longa and Catherine Griffiths beat Krischan Keller and Mona Fakhry 6-1, 6-4 in the A1 mixed doubles final; Maighan Duck defeated Sue Ottesen 6-1 6-1 in the A2 women’s singles final; Jessica Cutmore and Chelsea Gerada beat Maighan Duck and Kirsty Lee Barcicki 6-1, 6-3 in the A2 women’s doubles final; Jessica Cutmore and Greg Tyler defeated Eamon Byrne and Pamela Davis 6-2, 6-2 in the A2 mixed doubles final; and Greg Tyler beat Eamon Byrne 6-4, 6-0 in the men’s A3 singles final.

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  • Festival a reminder of the past

    SUNDAY’S Blessing of the Fleet festival is much more than simply another opportunity to celebrate and attract tourists to the region.
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    It is also an opportunity to look back at the important role the commercial fishing industry, and particularly the mainly Italian families to build up the industry several decades ago, has played in providing the region with a sound economic base.

    The economic base provided by fishing and farming, and the year-round jobs they have funded, have been integral to the region’s economic survival, allowing for the growth that tourism has been able to provide in more recent times.

    That the commercial fishing industry has been largely forced out of existence by government regulation is a source of continued concern and debate, particularly as so much of the nation’s seafood is now imported from areas which are far less clean and environmentally sensitive than Australia’s fisheries.

    However it seems there is a new sense of optimism for the commercial fishing industry.

    Experienced commercial fisherman Dick Perese speaks with great enthusiasm about a new approach from government and the bureaucrats providing advice to politicians.

    While some within the local commercial fishing sector do not share Mr Perese’s optimism, his approach is infectious and his vision presents great possibilities should there eventually oweverHbe some official acknowledgement about the sustainability of Australia’s fishing sector.

    That would also be vital for the Ulladulla region’s economy, and provide hope of rebuilding the commercial fishing fleet operating in the area.

    Until then, the Blessing of the Fleet provides a timely reminder about how commercial fishing helped shape the region, and provided traditions that continue to be followed.

    Editorial by Glenn Ellard

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  • Penrith farewell to rowers

    When the rowers leave Penrith after taking part in World Rowing Down Under Regatta they will take a piece of with them.
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    As a gift to the athletes Penrith Council distributed 2500 Penrith Backsacks to every registered rower who competed.

    The bright orange Penrith Backsack contained the official Penrith Visitor Guide, a map of the area and all its attractions, a ‘Mayoral welcome letter’ and coupons for local businesses.

    The Sydney International Rowing Regatta will bring an estimated $5.3 million* tourism dollars into Penrith in a real economic boost for the area.

    The Penrith City Centre Association and Penrith Chamber of Commerce played key roles in organising the coupon booklet which featured 25 local businesses.

    It was also an outstanding effort by the staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly for weeks to put together so many bags at the Penrith Visitor Information Centre.

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  • Third time lucky

    Poise: Kirby Mathieson knocks a short ball through gully with good balance and control.Women’s cricket
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    MORWELL Cricket Club bounced back from two consecutive grand final losses to claim its sixth Women’s Gippsland Cricket League title over Bairnsdale at the weekend.

    After finishing the home and away season in second position, with just the one loss to Bairnsdale, the Valley based team had to make the toughest road trip in the league to Peppercorn Park in order to claim the title.

    Morwell captain Robin Fitzpatrick sent Bairnsdale in after winning the toss in overcast conditions and her bowlers were tidy from the outset.

    Lynda Walker (0/17) and Simone Clymo (1/15) stifled the home team, who after 11 overs had crawled to 0/14.

    The pressure forced an error of judgment and a mid-wicket scramble saw Kelly Farley run out for five after some slick fielding from Megan Clymo.

    At 3/44 Bairnsdale star Becky Stevens entered the fray but her stay was short-lived thanks to another brilliant run out from Lisa Bowring.

    With 4/45 on the board from 20 overs, the East Gippslanders fell to ruin when Hayley Jones was smartly caught by Wendy Mathieson off Bowring (2/10).

    When Paula O’Neill’s (24) resilient stand was broken, the floodgates opened and Bairnsdale’s innings was ended on 94 in the 39th over.

    Chasing a small total, Kirby Mathieson and Fitzpatrick saw off the new ball and reached 0/5 from six overs before the skipper fell for three.

    Walker joined Mathieson and the pair scrapped to 1/21 after 20 overs, before Walker took to Fiona Morrison’s medium pacers in the 26th over.

    Walker smashed nine off the over and the pressure valve was released. Mathieson’s (12) resolute innings finally came to an end when she was bowled, but the platform was set at 2/55.

    Walker was in fine form and hit the ball to all corners of the ground in a chanceless and controlled innings that pushed Morwell ever closer to victory.

    AJ Bury (19*) showed great maturity in her partnership with Walker (53 retired) before the latter was forced to retire with victory in sight.

    Bowring (2*) and Bury scored the winnings runs in the 37th over.

    Walker was awarded the Glenda Jagoe player of the match award and Fitzpatrick was announced as the runaway GCL female player of the year for the third time.

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  • Paint the town red

    Rapid fire: House of Cards in action against Basscoast Raiders. photographs laura ferguson Breakout: H2O Blue facing off against club mates H2O. photographs laura ferguson
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    Paintball

    HARD 2 Overcome dipped into its paint pellet palette to take on the nation’s finest to win the Victorian Paintball Championship at its home turf in Newborough on Saturday.

    The Adrenalin Paintball Club A-team lived up to its name and overcame South East Cartel in the final of the ‘race to three’ tournament, while their Latrobe Valley club mates H2O Blue finished fourth.

    Will De Bono was named most valuable player of the tournament after nearly leading H2O Blue to an elimination final victory against Tension, a side containing two players, Ringo Ng and Ben Simpson, from Australian paintball powerhouse Sydney SWAT.

    Ahead 2-0 in the best of five format, H2O Blue was unable to land the finishing blow and bowed out after a nail-biting 3-2 loss.

    Adrenalin Paintball Club president and H2O Blue player Richard Cameron said the result painted a picture of how far the club had come in four short years.

    “It was a massive result for the club. The club is growing, the teams are getting more experienced and learning all the tricks of the trade,” he said.

    “It was the first time we’ve played this format, so to make it to finals (was huge).”

    A field of 50 players took to the state of the art Newborough facility for the championship, with 100 games completed throughout the day and policed by Refs Inc, arguably the country’s best officials.

    Cameron said visitors were left raving about the quality of the host club, with the Sydney contingent pledging a return with its full SWAT team in future.

    “The feedback from the event has been incredible,” Cameron said.

    “The club really does have a fairly high profile in the paintball community in Victoria now.”

    The toll of continuous play told on Cameron and company in the wake of the weekend’s warfare, but the avid player said the thrill of battle was well worth it.

    “When you’re standing there, first game of the day and you’re at your breakout point… the referee calls 10 seconds… the adrenalin starts pumping, the hands start shaking and your stomach starts to get those butterflies… it is really a massive rush,” he said.

    The club’s next hitout is round two of the 2013 PAV series in Wonthaggi on 27 April.

    To get involved with Adrenalin Paintball Club visit www.adrenalinpaintball南京夜网.au or the club’s Facebook page.

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