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Benalla Badminton Club

Last week’s games had Astros (Team 4) 277 have a big win over Red Sox (Team 2) 161 and in the other game Dodgers (Team 1) 230 df Pirates (Team 5) 198. We had 8 three game winners last week Tom W, Josh C, Tim H, Peter M, John T, Adrian S, Adam G and Clare D congratulations to all of you and well played.

Tonight’s games have Dodgers v Red Sox on courts 5-8 and the other game has Rangers v Pirates on courts 1-4, the bye Team this week is Astros. If you are unable to play tonight try to organise a fill in yourself from the bye team which is Astros and then let Tim know what you have organised on 0417537135 as he needs to know. Try to be at the courts by 7.15 to have a warm up and then games can start promptly at 7.30 and remember to have fun while you are playing.

The Ladder as at 10/08/2022 round 12

Team Points %

1 Astros 20 119

2 Red Sox 16 96

3 Pirates 14 101

4 Rangers 12 97

5 Dodgers 10 89

Remember we have our Tuesday morning Social Comp from 9 am to 10.30 am all are welcome, if you need more information, phone Lois on 0407 362 366.

Benalla Bridge Club Results

The number of players attending continues to increase, especially at our Wednesday session. Congratulations to Jenny and Alan, Jackie and Helen for their excellent percentages, and to Christine and Peter for their placings in both sessions.

The Bridge Club is soon to offer lessons for people interested in learning how to play bridge. If you or any of your friends would like to take part, phone Peter on 0418 587 573 for details.

Monday, August 8

1. Jenny and Alan Monger 68.8%

2. David Morton and Kay Smith 53.5%

3. George Wagner and Marjorie Phillips 52.8%

4. Christine and Peter Holmes 50.7%

Wednesday, August 10


1. Jackie Rubira and Helen Price 63.4%

2. Christine and Peter Holmes 57.4%

3. Helen Peters and David Jamieson 53.3%


1. Coral Day and Dawn Breadon 56.5%

2. Diane Cornish and Bruce Cowan 56.0%

3. Peter Nelson and Jenny Baker 54.2%

Benalla Table Tennis


The Plovers 3-2 win over the Kookaburras sees them go to the outright top of the ladder displacing the Echidnas and earn favouritism to win the competition.

The Possums caused an upset with a 3-2 win over the top side the Echidnas. Jamahl McDonald continues his improvement, winning his two singles over Stephen Lane and Jack O’Connell both in three games.

Bottom-of-the-table Wallabies had a great win over the Owls 5-0. Gareth Burnell winning both his singles in two Games showing his improved consistency.

The fourth-placed Taipans proved too good for the fifth placed Rosellas winning 3-2. Mick Kelly again proving his is in good form by easily winning both his singles.


The Numbats continued their winning form overcoming the Emus 3-2. Stephen Mahon was the standout winning both his singles Games which proved to be the difference.

The fifth place Mozzies made a claim to play finals by beating the second placed Bullants 4-1. The critical doubles won by the Mozzies, Geraldine Moloney and Perrie Lansley over Carrol Perry and Helen Hyland in three very tight Games, 22-20 in the third.

The Gliders had a 3-2 win over the Eagles which should see the Gliders into the finals. Elliott McCallum and Perrie Lansley combined to overcomer Chris Seely and Patrick Cornell in the defining doubles.

The Wombats had a 4-1 win over Frogs, which will result in the Frogs missing the finals. Michael Mafrici having a great night winning both his singles and teaming with Sam Kancherla to win over Graham Sharp and Colin McFarlane in the doubles.


The bottom-of-the-table Hawks had a 4-1 win over the third placed Falcons. Sienna Bajada continues her recent good form by winning both her singles and teaming with Amber Heaney in the doubles to win in two Games over Xavier Rhodes and Peter Cruickshanks.

The top-of-the-table Crickets easily accounted for the fourth placed Doves 4-1.

Benalla Bowls Club

Indoor Bowls

Monday, August 8: Fourteen bowlers played 3 games of 8 ends of triples and fours. Winners were D McIntyre (Skip), S Zanin and D Gulbin with 3 wins and 23 shots up. The Runners Up were L Brown (Skip), V King and Joan Lemin with 1 win, a draw and 4 shots up.

Outdoor Bowls

Jackpot Triples — Wednesday, August 10

Jackpot Triples attracted entries from 24 teams, a total of 72 players. We welcomed visitors from Euroa, Mansfield, Moira, St James, Swanpool and Wangaratta in overcast and cold conditions. The winning team for the day was J Stevens, G Lessing and J Peake. Runners Up were G McDonald’s team from Wangaratta.

Jackpot Pairs Friday, August 12

Twelve teams played Jackpot Pairs in fine and cool conditions. The winning team was L Lidgerwood (Skip) and T Hill with 7 shots up. Runners Up were R Baulch (Skip) and I Hobson with 12 shots up.

Social Bowls Saturday, August 13

Twenty-four bowlers took to the carpets to play 2 games of 10 ends of 2 bowl triples with visitors from Euroa on a sometimes sunny day. Winners for the day were P Brock (Skip), R Rigby and T Reaper with 2 wins and 8 shots up. Runners Up were B Diffey (Skip), R Graham and W Rettke with 2 wins and 7 shots up.

Benalla Golf Club Men’s Results

Today Wednesday, August 17, is a stableford event (Lefties v Righties) and on Saturday, August 20, is a 4BBB stableford event.

RESULTS: August 10

On Wednesday, August 10, 28 players competed in a stableford event.

The best score of the day, 44 points, was had by Mitch Howe (Jubilee visitor) to win from runner up Peter Schwarzman 39 points.

Nearest the Pins -

3rd Crothers’ Joinery: Ian Wise

8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Ken Dosser

9th Cellarbrations Benalla: Nil

12th Ray White Benalla: Chris Keast

13th Fruits ‘n Fare: Mitch Howe

Ball Competition –

38 Trev Willmott, 37 Chris Keast, 36 Adrian Squires, Wayne Mackwell, 35 Mick Smith after countbacks.

Graeme Paull won the Michael Smith Masseur encouragement award.

RESULTS: August 13

Last Saturday, August 13, 26 players competed in a stableford event.

The best score of the day, 40 points, was had by Dave Dunster, with Ken Dosser, 37 points, the runner up.

Nearest the Pin -

1st Olivers Mensland: Nil

3rd Crothers’ Joinery: Richard Gourlay

8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Richard Gourlay

9th Cellarbrations, Benalla: Nil

12th Ray White, Benalla: Dave Dunster

13th Benalla Furniture Removals: Dave Dunster

7th KFC Benalla: Nil

Ball Competition –

36 Colin McFarlane, 35 Peter Chaszcziwsky, Wayne Mackell, 34 Wayne Muller, Phil Donges on countbacks.

Women’s golf

A small group played a stableford round on Thursday, August 11.

The winner was Sally Sykes with 34 points.

NTP Milner-Watson Pharmacy 8th J. Rubira, Ray White 12th S. Sykes, 14th S. Sykes.

The stableford round played on Saturday 13th was won by Denise Shanks with 31 points c/b.

NTP Golf Shop 13th M. Badrock, 14th S. Sykes.

This week, if course conditions allow, a stroke will be played on Thursday and a 4BBB on Saturday.

Please check the day’s event with the Golf Shop or through the OneGolf booking sheet.

Benalla Squash Club

Benalla Squash Club held round three of the spring 2022 competition played over August 8 and 10.

Section 2

Roweanne Builders Pty Ltd 3-11-104 defeated HP Excavations 1-3-72 (T. Currie defeated G. Cornell 3-0, A. Ross-Costello defeated V. Randi 3-0, A. Pastuszka lost to L. Ham (F/I) 2-3, J. Godwin (F/I) defeated A. Hodges (F/I) 3-0)

Steph Ryan MP 2-8-112 defeated Hollywoods Pizza 2-7-94 (K. Margat defeated T. Levesque 3-1, A. Ross-Costello(F/I) lost to A. Bowden 2-3, H. Margat lost to A. Woodward 0-3, A. Briggs defeated X. Kerr 3-0)

Section 1

Dr Stuart Jones Dentist 2-8-102 defeated Barkly Street Vets 2-6-106 (S. Jones lost to G. Murphy 1-3, T. McNair defeated T. Leenan 3-0, J. McNair defeated B. Pastuszka 3-0, R. Moulday lost to A. Pastuszka 1-3)

Smith Dosser Accountants 3-9-102 defeated Caslek Computing & Cabling 1-8-119 (G. Vitti defeated R. Firmer 3-2, A. Ham lost to C. McNair 0-3, J. McNair (F/I) defeated L. Margat 3-1, G. Margat defeated B. Flynn 3-2)

Benalla Senior Citizens Indoor Bowls Results

Tuesday, August 9: Winners — Anne Phillips (s), Bev Lindsay, Jean Holmes. Runners-up — Linda Stolz (s), John Oliver, Maurie Ryan, Pam Edgar.

Friday, August 12: Winners — Graeme Sharp (s), Les Saunders, Ruth Leek. Runners-up — Joy Aldridge(s), John Gelletly, Ian Brond.

Saturday, August 13: Winners — Graeme Sharp(s), Arlene Jensen/John Gelletly, Fran Capelhorn, Dulcie Mitchell. Runners-up — Tom Pepper (s), Florence Wright, Maureen Comie, Bev Lindsay.

Swanpool and District Table Tennis Results

Wednesday, August 10: At the Tatong hall the Wombat’s Nader, Andrew Marriott and Kyle Pearce narrowly defeated the Eagles’ Shaun Murphy and Luke and Ben Baklis scoring 6 rubbers to 5. Murphy won his three singles and Marriott and Nader won two singles rubbers each. Luke Baklis and Kyle Pearce won a singles each. Each team won a doubles rubber.

Also at the Tatong Hall the Tigers’ Paul and Wesley Shea and David Beer gave the Echidnas’ Tim Butler, Patrick Connell and Cathy a thrashing, scoring 9 rubbers to 2. Paul Shea and Beer won three singles rubbers each and Wesley Shea won a singles. For the Echidnas Butler and Connell won a singles each. The Tigers won both doubles rubbers.

At Moorngag the Bombers’ Colin Exton and John and Sienna Bajada easily accounted for the Emus’ Rob Erskine, Bruce Forster and Tammy Pearce, scoring 8 rubbers to 3. Exton and John Bajada each won three singles rubbers and for the Emus Pearce, Forster and Erskine all won a singles each. The Emus took three rubbers to three games. The Bombers won both doubles rubbers.

At the Swanpool FC hall the Magpie’s Pete and Will Smith and Damian Young just defeated the Swans’ Chris Seeley, Mike Larkin and Keith Bickerton scoring 6 rubbers to 5. Bickerton won his three singles rubbers and all three Magpie players won two singles each while the Swans won both doubles rubbers.

As this Wednesday (tonight) the 17th, is last of the home-and-away matches, here is the ladder up until last Wednesday, August 10. Bombers 13 points, Wombats 9 points, Eagles 8 points, Echidnas 8 points. These top four teams will play for the finals at the Tatong hall starting on Wednesday, August 24. (Adjustments to the ladder from tonight’s matches can be made by adding one point to each winning team.)

The bottom four team’s ladder scores are: Tigers 6 points, Emus 4 points, Swans 4 points, Magpies 2 points. These teams will play the first of the A-Reserve finals matches, beginning on Wednesday, August 24, at the Moorngag hall and Swanpool FC hall.

North Eastern Archers

During the month of June, North Eastern Archers hosted a shoot as part of the 2022 WAO Challenge event (the second time this event has been run by World Archery Oceania).

There are 13 island countries that make up World Archery Oceania, they are; Australia (of course), Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Island, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu with each country having archers shoot in the various rounds (Barebow, Long and Short) by bow discipline and age.

North Eastern Archers had 12 members participate in the mail match, with tight competitions form the other member countries of the Oceania group.

North Eastern Archers were able to deliver extremely well, and I am proud of our members who participated. Below is how each of our members fared in their respective divisions.

Barebow Open Men, Barebow Round

24th Dean Nabbe

Barebow Open Men, Short Round

12th Christopher Harmon

16th Shaun Clissold

21st Paul Start

Compound Open Women, Long Round

18th Shelley McFadzean

Compound Open Men, Long Round

3rd Joshua Mahon

5th Daniel Costa

22nd Ethan Start

52nd Russ Irvine

84th Mathugh Nabbe

Barebow U18 Men, Barebow Round

2nd Connor Schelfhout

Barebow U18 Men, Short Round

4th Reiley Schelfhout