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best starts to the Riverland bowls
season last Saturday, Waikerie's
first division team recorded four
wins from four rinks.
After a major reshuffle of players
for the first round, the side chalked
up an impressive win over Renmark
Newly promoted skip Dixie Lee
rink took out the consistent John
Van der Wyst's four after leading
all day, 29-8.
The rink comprised of Lee,
Darren Kleemann, John Segneri
and Richard Law.
Roger Davies led his side to
an impressive 29-13 win over Ken
Knight, in what was a tight affair up
until halfway, when they piled on 13
shots in five ends to run away with
Wayne Collins had a real struggle
with Ron Adam's rink, just holding
on for a 16-13 win in the end.
Gary Pursche's side had a much
tougher assignment, with a rink that
appeared to be 'stacked' with RSL
stars, but fought on well to go down
by 10 shots, 13 to 23.
The final score went Waikerie's
While some of the changes that
have been made might need some
time to settle in, the team agreed that
there is room for improvement.
This Saturday, the first division
side takes on Renmark at home in a
game that will give the club a good
indication of how the season will go.
The second division team also
travelled to Renmark and chalked
up a solid win.
Evergreen Rom Barratt with his
side of Barry Wiese, Brian Rogers
and Derek Brown had a strong win
over Neil Dunstan's four, 25-6.
Newly promoted skip Grant Hall
had a tough encounter, but led almost
all day to wind up the winner, 20-15.
Bill Haby's four pulled a rabbit out
of the hat, picking up seven shots in
the last four ends to register a 23-all
draw after trailing all day.
This week the second division
side will play Barmera at home.
The third division team was at
home to Barmera and also prevailed
in what will be a tough grade after
the reduction of teams in second
division this year.
Fred King had a strong 24-13 win
after leading all day.
Brian Oliver returned to the club
after a year off to lead his rink to a
Neville Taylor and his side
finished with a flourish, picking up
six shots on the last six ends to go
down by a narrow margin, 16-17.
Third division bowlers will travel
to Moorook this weekend.
The fourth division side, led
by Merv Rolton was victorious over
Berri Blue, 29-10.
Newcomer Mike Shuman had
a 23-14 win, and Rob Neideck went
Fourth division bowlers will
travel to Renmark this Saturday.
Strong start for Saturday bowls
THE second game of the midweek pennant
bowls season was played last Wednesday, with
both first and second division travelling to
Loxton for their games.
The former had a loss against a strong Loxton side,
with two rinks down and one with a draw.
The best rink was Nancy Teasdale, John Segneri,
John Mortimer and Lorraine Watkins in their draw
against Raelene Reichstein's four.
They started off well, with multiple scores on the
first 10 ends, to be well up at the break, 14-5.
Teasdale's four then dropped off in the second
half to win only two ends of the last 10, allowing the
opposition to catch up. The final score was 19-all.
Dawn Boehm, Barb Taylor, Liz Thompson and Carol
Pennyfield drew Margaret Schutz's rink.
They won five ends in the first 10 to be down at the
break by only three shots, 9-12.
The rink struggled to score in the second half of
the game, only winning three ends to add six more
shots to their score, and went down by eight shots,
Judy Strauss, Lorna Kahl, Jan Gaeta and Wendy
King played against Bernie Mattner's rink and had a
fairly even first half, being down by two shots at the
Overall Strauss won seven ends to go down by eight
The final scores were Loxton 67, Waikerie 51.
Today, Waikerie's first division plays Lyrup at
The second division team did not fare any better
last week, going down to a strong Loxton side.
Nina Dellazoppa, Joan Tilley, Henry Mortimer and
Dawn Pursche drew Denise McRae-Wood's rink and
had the closest score, going down by two shots, 17-19.
Barry Weise, Kevin Gillespie, Joan Carter and Edna
Pfitzner faced Noeleen Milich's four and won only five
ends out of 20, but with multiple scores ended up on 13.
The opposition went on to win 13-24.
Ronda Cain, Ev Morgan, Lucy Gillespie and Joan
Miller played against Candice Raison's rink, and also
had a score of 13 over six ends, including a five on the
18th end. The rink's final score was 26-13.
The final team scores were Loxton 69, Waikerie 43.
Second division plays Renmark RSL at home today.
lose to Loxton
ABOVE LEFT: Waikerie Football Club under 15 football trophy winners (back, from left) Jeppy Kafexholli (teammate award), Dylan
Hahn and Jasman Singh (joint best and fairest, Wayne Schiller Perpetual Trophy) and Taran Brock (coach's award). FRONT: Ben
Smith (most consistent), Daimon Barrow (most improved) and Ryan Shaw (Kym Frahm Memorial Best Team Man Award). ABOVE
RIGHT: Under 13 trophy winners (back, from left) Rajinder Singh (most improved), Adam Weir (best team man), Dillon Gollan
(runner-up best and fairest), Steven Parfitt (coach's trophy) and Jack Burgemeister (best and fairest). FRONT: Patrick Liebich
(team manager's trophy), Shaun Smyth (most dedicated), Johnathon Twigden (most improved), Cooper Mackareth (coach's trophy,
leading goal kicker) and Mitchell Hahn (most consistent).
ABOUT 150 people
attended a presentation
night for Waikerie Football
Club's junior teams last
It was an exciting and
busy year for the undefeated,
All of the 27 boys
contributed to the team's
success at various stages
of the year, and all received
To single them out and
award trophies was a difficult
task, given their improvement
and consistency, and the coach's
emphasis on team success.
A highlight of the
presentation was awarding the
joint winners of the best and
fairest trophy, with both Dylan
Hahn and Jasman Singh having
Meanwhile the under 13s
played in their third straight
grand final but were unable to
During the year the team
won 11 games, including two
big victories by more than 140
The boys had a run of
seven wins in a row, with the
opposition failing to score in
the first half of each game.
The team will be looking
for another strong season next
year, with at least 10 boys from
this year's team available again
Both teams would like
to take this opportunity to
thank parents, helpers and
supporters, along with the
many sponsors who have
helped make the year a success.
Junior footballers celebrate season
Wednesday, October 8
Winner P. Stringer 42,
runner-up V. King 41.
Noble Road Wines
nearest to the pin: V.
Oxford Landing longest
drive: B. Wilson.
Thursday, October 9
Winner E. Kratopoulos
36 , runner-up K. Watkins
Nearest to the pin: K.
Longest drive: G.
Saturday, October 11
Division one: Winner D.
Fechner 40, runner-up J.
Division two: Winner M.
Summers 37, runner-up
H. Moyle 34.
Ladies winner: C. Fridd
37.Longest drive: C. Fridd.
Men's longest drive: A.
Nearest to the pin: W.
Bald, C. Bee.
ABOVE LEFT: Waikerie's Justice Ebert with her player of the tournament award for her performance
in the South Coast Red under 13 girls team at the SA Junior Regional Championship recently. ABOVE
RIGHT: Riverland under 13 boys captain Nathan Schmidt (right) makes a speech on behalf of his team,
which made it through undefeated to the grand final but lost to Whyalla, 1-3.
Waikerie hockey players at regional champs
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