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WAIKERIE'S first division had mixed results
in the Riverland pennant bowls double header
on the weekend.
However, with other results providing some
upsets, the team is still a chance to play finals at the
end of the season.
On Saturday, Waikerie defeated Loxton 98-70. The
big improver for this game came from Wayne Collins's
rink, which had a 35-11 win with the new-look side of
Andy Fulwood, Nathan Cronin and Ken Morley.
Gary Pursche's rink had a solid 25-19 win.
Barry Harden skippered Roger Davies's rink and
led most of the day until the final ends, going down
16-17 in a low-scoring match.
Dixie Lee's rink took on the formidable Peter
Kimber and, despite trailing all day, had a big finish
in the final five ends, only to come up one shot short,
On Sunday, Waikerie lost to Barmera 65-70 in a
close affair across the green.
It took the Waikerie bowlers a little time to adjust
to the faster Barmera greens, and they were 17 shots
down at the halfway mark.
All sides picked up in the second half, but just
failed to overtake the Barmera side in the end.
Pursche's rink had a 14-all draw, Fulwood skipped
in Collins's absence and went down 18-20, Lee's rink
went down 16-18 and Davies went down 17-18.
First division plays Renmark RSL this weekend in
a must-win game.
Second division had a successful weekend,
defeating both fourth-placed Berri on Saturday and
second-placed Lyrup on Sunday.
Saturday's score against Berri was 61-59, including
a 22-18 win for Peter Fechner.
David Thompson, skippering for his first game,
had a big 27-7 win over the Berri rink, which included
ex-Waikerie player Ned Harcombe.
Grant Hall's side went down with a 12-34 score that
included losing an eight on one end.
Sunday saw Waikerie defeat Lyrup 55-51.
Hall's side had a form reversal, carrying the team
and winning 20-13, Thompson went down 15-17 and
Fechner went down 20-21.
The second division takes on Moorook away this
Third division is holding on to top spot despite
losing its first game of the season.
On Saturday, Waikerie defeated Renmark RSL,
70-59. Brian Oliver had a 25-18 win, Fred King had a
25-20 win and Neville Taylor had a 20-21 loss.
The score on Sunday was Lyrup 62, Waikerie 48.
Oliver had a 22-15 win, King went down 17-19 and
Taylor went down 9-28.
Waikerie is at home against Renmark this week.
The fourth division's Saturday game saw Waik-
erie lose to Monash, 56-62.
Merv Rolton had a 15-all draw, Henry Mortimer
suffered a 25-26 loss and Rob Neideck had a 16-21 loss.
On Sunday, Waikerie defeated Barmera, 79-37.
Rolton won 28-11, Mortimer won 26-10 and Neideck
The fourth division travels to Berri to take on
Berri Blue this week.
Saturday: Waikerie 98 d Loxton Yellow 70. R. Lee 22 lost to P. Kimber
23; B. Harden 16 lost to D. Schliebs 17; W. Collins 35 d B. Bullock 11;
G. Pursche 25 d N. Thiele 19.
Sunday: Barmera 70 d Waikerie 65.J. Morena 18 d R. Lee 16; P.
Ashton 20 d A. Fulwood 18; D. Wutke 14 drew with G. Pursche 14; R.
Kuchel 18 d R. Davies 17.
Saturday: Waikerie 61 d Berri 59. P. Fechner 22 d J. Grosser 18; G.
Hall 12 lost to M. Cooper 34; D. Thompson 27 d J. Cresp 7.
Sunday: Waikerie 55 d Lyrup 51. D. Thompson 15 lost to S. Lloyd 17; P.
Fechner 20 lost to J. Jungfer 21; G. Hall 20 d S. Munro 13.
Saturday: Waikerie 70 d Renmark RSL 59. B. Oliver 25 d A.
Eckermann 18; F. King 25 d L. Pinyon 20; N. Taylor 20 lost to C.
Sunday: Lyrup 62 d Waikerie 48. S. Nattrass 15 lost to B. Oliver 22; J.
Letton 19 d F. King 17; N. Nattrass 28 d N. Taylor 9.
Saturday: Monash 62 d Waikerie 56. S. Elsdon 15 drew with M. Rolton
15; T. Mullan 26 d H. Mortimer 25; P. Groecke 21 d R. Neideck 16.
Sunday: Waikerie 79 d Barmera 37. H. Mortimer 26 d M. Szabo 10; R.
Neideck 25 d T. Daelman 16; M. Rolton 28 d R. Macro 11.
hosted at Morgan
THE Morgan Dirt Kart Club held the
Riverbend Classic -- its last meeting for the
year -- on Saturday, November 1.
With 150 nominations, competitors from all
over the state converged on Morgan for a fun day
It was also the last round of Riverland champi-
onships, a series of events held by the region's four
dirt kart clubs at Loxton, Renmark, Blanchetown
The overall points for those who competed in
all four events were tallied, and went towards the
overall winner for each division.
The highest point scorer received the crown of
The Morgan Dirt Kart Club wishes to thank
all the competitors who have supported the club
It would like to especially thank the sponsors
and volunteers who continue to help the club.
"All the best for Christmas, and we look forward
to seeing you again in 2015," a club spokesperson
added. RIVERBEND CLASSIC
Rookies: Max Heinrich, Zack Heinicke, Talitha Stott, Lily Heinrich,
Jack Short, Lucas Ooyendyk, Lucas Warnett.
KT Medium: Daniel Wenske, Jakyb Sharman, Ben Wastell.
125 Light: James Gibb, Justin Argent, Daniel Jury.
Outlaw: Brett Morgan, Brook Alexander, Gary Carlier.
KT Heavy: John Pfeiler Jr, Kobi Koch, Bradley Stell.
KT Twin: Darren Wagner, Antonio Olivastri, Haydyn Farrow.
J Open: Rebecca Ganz, Denise Jeffree, Kyle Lamb.
200 Open: Barry Heinrich, John Robinson, Daniel Stott.
J Junior Heavy: Jenna Kervers, Riley Hammerstein, Brayden Dunn.
125 Heavy: Mark Jeffree, Adam Eastly, Rob Nottle.
KT Ladies: Amanda Eastley, Angela Pfeiler, Kerri Skuse.
KT Light: Jakyb Sharman, Ashley Stott, Ben Wastell.
J Junior Light: Cody Furler, Zack Sloan, BJ Kristic.
100 Open: Zac Hammerstein, Bradley Stell, Josh Ryan.
Statesman: Gary Fisher, Larry Furler, John Pfeiler.
WAIKERIE hosted a successful
over 60s bowling tournament that
attracted 14 teams from across the
Riverland and Barossa Valley on
Teams from Morgan, Loxton,
Berri, Waikerie, Renmark, Clare and
Nuriootpa competed in the Bowls SA
Seniors Supa Series.
Peter Kimber's team of four from
Loxton won the event, with Ken
Stokes's Berri side placing second,
while Dixie Lee led his Waikerie side
to third place.
Bowls Australia community devel-
opment officer Richard Law said the
event was a success for the Waikerie
"It was a fantastic day of bowling,"
"We had 14 very eager teams, and
they played excellent games of bowls.
"We had a very good representa-
tion of the Riverland, and we are
very grateful of those teams who
Mr Law said he believed all players
enjoyed the event.
"Because it was an over 60s event, I
think many of the players enjoyed the
more traditional style of the game,"
"When we have younger players
competing, they are very enthusiastic
and keen to get from one end to the
other, so I think the players appreci-
ated a quieter game.
"We also had great support from
the District Council of Loxton Waike-
rie and the ANZ Bank, who sponsored
in the Bowls
Locals third in
Second division on its own
was the town's only
bowls team playing
in the Wednesday
last week, with first
division having a bye.
The bowlers played
Loxton at home and,
with only one rink up, it
was a bit of a walkover
by the Loxton team.
Kevin Gillespie, Joan
Carter and Edna
Pfitzner met Denise
McCrae Ward's rink.
started very well, with
several multiple scores
in the first half of the
game, including a five
on the 10th end and
being well up at the
The bowlers dropped
off a little in the second
half of the game, win-
ning only four of the 10
ends, but their lead was
too great despite the op-
position's efforts. Mor-
timer's four went on to
win by nine shots, 23-14.
Joan Tilley, Denise
Thompson and Dawn
Pursche drew Noeleen
Milich's rink and, de-
spite picking up a six on
the first end, went win-
less until the seventh
end, dropping 10 shots
in that time.
They picked up three
singles after that to be
two shots down, 9-11,
going into the 10th end.
then won only four of
the last 10 ends, drop-
ping a six and going
down in the finish by
nine shots, 16-25.
Ronda Cain, Evelyn
Morgan, Lucy Gillespie
and Joan Miller had a
bigger struggle against
Candice Raison's four,
winning only four ends
of the 20 and being
soundly beaten by 18
The final scores were
Waikerie 47, Loxton 65.
This week the first
division plays away at
Berri, and the second
division is away at Ren-
Club news: The first
semi-final of the sin-
gles championship was
played last Wednesday
between Barb Taylor
and Liz Thompson,
with Taylor defeating
The next semi-final
between Wendy King
and Judy Strauss will be
played later, having been
delayed because of heat
and other bowls events.
The final will be
played on Thursday,
November 27, between
Taylor and the winner
of the King and Strauss
SOFTBALL RESULTS 15/11 (ROUND 4)
Renmark Blue 13 d
Renmark Blue best players:
L. McDonald, L. Brauer, H.
Waikerie: M. Kuchel, K.
Watkins, A. Weir.
Waikerie 26 d Loxton Green
Waikerie best players: T.
Vandam, M. Briscoe, J.
Hanson. Loxton Green: T.
Watkins, C. Hammerstein,
RIVERLAND DARTS ASSOCIATION
Waikerie Club had a
strong 9-2 win over Loxton
RSL Kaos in the Riverland
Darts Association last week.
Monash Wanderers also
nearly caused an upset over
Bourky's Mob jumped to
ﬁrst round of singles, but
Wanderers fought back to
level the score 5-all.
Wanderers were unable
to hold Bourky's Mob out
and went down 6-5.
Loxton RSL defeated
Berri Club 11 nil, Barmera
Odd Bods had a close
one against Cobby Kaos,
winning 6-5, and Barmera
Hotel defeated Tanya's
Thursday, November 13
Bourky's Mob 6 (M. Strother
140, 125, 100x2; R. Yates
140, 100x4; J. Bourke 140,
100x2; A. Bourne 100x5)
d Monash Wanderers 5 (R.
Tyck 140x2, 121x2, 100x6;
A. Weidenhofer 140, 125,
121x2, 100x2, 138 peg out;
D. Martin 140, 100x3).
Waikerie Club 9 (Shane
McKinnon 140, 121x2,
100x3; E. Walters 140, 123,
100x4; W. Schwatzkopff
125, 100x5; Steve McKinnon
100x4) d Loxton RSL Kaos 2
(M. Reichelt 140x2, 100; T.
Romeo 140, 125X2, 100).
Barmera Odd Bods 6 (D.
Parﬁtt 140x2, 130, 125x2,
100x2; D. Coombe 140x2,
100x6; M. Seeby 137, 100x4;
D. Roessel 134, 118, 100 d
Cobby Kaos 5 (J. Broekers
140x3, 134, 125, 121x2,
100x2; D. Cooper 140, 139,
120; J. Morrison 138, 116,
Loxton RSL 11 (S. Pankhurst
180, 140, 100x5; R. Martin
123, 100; A. Hargreaves
100x2; T. Smith 100x2; A.
Lovegrove 100) d Berri.
Athletics has seen a high
number of participants
over the past two meets.
Its meet scheduled for
Friday, November 7, was
brought forward to the Thurs-
day night, because of extreme
heat forecasted for the Friday,
and attracted 50 competitors.
Aaliyah Loffler recorded
four personal bests and broke
a club record in the under 10
girls 100m spring with a time
of 15 seconds.
Jack Colbert and Connor
Mackereth recorded four per-
sonal bests in the most recent
meet, which attracted 39 ath-
letes and a strong number of
Tiny Tot participants.
Thursday, November 6
One personal best: Mitchell Pick,
Gariel Newsham, Kosta Pipikos, Jack
Duffield, Kaden Schiller, Zoe Collins,
Jade Kroehn, Theo Pipikos, Ethan
Rayner, Blake Loffler, Owen Kroehn,
Kyton Rayner, Jacob Mackereth and
Two personal bests: Christian Mitolo,
Bailey Loffler, Angelos Myer, Cowan
Gogoll, Latia Loffler, Loren Duffield,
Isabella Pipikos, Jack Colbert and
Three personal bests: Ella Pick and
Four personal bests: Aaliyah Loffler.
Friday, November 14
One personal best: Jack Duffield,
Cowan Gogoll, Kaden Schiller, Latia
Loffler, Aaliyah Loffler, Owen Kroehn,
Stuart Liebich, Kyton Rayner, Daniel
Schmidt and Nathan Schmidt.
Two personal bests: Zoe Collins, Jade
Kroehn, Loren Duffield, Zali Schiller,
Blake Loffler, William and Thomas
Three personal bests: Bailey Loffler,
Sarah Campbell and Naomi Uchida.
Four personal bests: Jack Colbert
and Connor Mackereth.
Heat forces little athletics meet to change day
TINY Tots participating in the Little
Athletics meet recently.
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