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Katherine Times Wed 20 May 2015



Katherine Times Wed 20 May 2015


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26 KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY MAY 20 2015 www.katherinetimes.com.au >> sport Golfers battle for mixed pairs foursome crown LAST weekend, six pairs combinations fought out the Katherine Golf Club Mixed Pairs Foursome Championship for 2015. Always a true tolerance tester and a serial buster of relationships and friendships, this years competition was convincingly won by the combination of Emma Pope and Robert Perkins. Turned out resplendently in matching blue outfits, the pair recorded a gross score of 181 over the 36 competition holes to claim their place on the clubs honour board. Di Kenafake and John Robinson took out the gross runner-up gong with 194. P.J. and Judy Spafford claimed the net prize with 159, eking out the win from Sandi Densley and Garrie Taylor, who were one stroke away with 160. On May 17, the club provided its thirsty golfers with a stroke event. A foursomes-reduced field of 47 golfers contested the event, with the course again proving too tough for those who challenged it. Only one player, Jim Demetriou, beat the DSR with a net score of 71. Always around the mark Arthur Aranui came in second on a countback from Gaz Orwell with 72 net. This Sunday, the club will stage a Stableford competition, with tee off times avail able on the website. There will be no Katherine Veterans Golf Club competition on Saturday due to the annual Chamber of Commerce NT Katherine Corporate Golf Day. This year, the burglar vets have again been invited to form dubious teams and plunder their share of the prize bounty. It is understood that a few vets will be having a warm-up game, with the plan being to hit out early on Saturday morning before the main event. On a sombre note, KVGC members will gather at the clubhouse at 10am on May 23 to honour the life of well-known vet Marty Rehutai. THE scoreboard attendant at the Katherine Sport and Recreation Club was kept busy when Bushrangers and Raiders piled on 38 points in their under-14 Katherine Junior Rugby League clash on May 15. In a classy showing on the paddock, Blair Andrews, Alton Moke and Lachlan Tyler all crossed the white line twice as Bushrangers ran away with the game 24-14. The pint-sized stars of the KJRL show shone when Raiders claimed a 16-8 win against Cowboys. Under-6 RAIDERS 16 defeated COWBOYS 8 Tries: Tyquan Wilfred 2, Harry Bader, Jack MacFarlane, Jaequon Delacoeur-Hunter, Owen Shields U8 RAIDERS 12 defeated COW BOYS 6 Tries: Joshua Hill-Kopp, Mark Fitzgerald, Beau Simpson; conversions: each player converted their own try BUSHRANGERS 12 defeated COWBOYS 6 Tries: Adrian King, Cooper Pierce, Joseph Wendt, Seth Hohn, Ross Sutherland; conversions: each player converted their own try BUSHRANGERS 18 defeated RAIDERS 16 Tries: Adrian King (2) Thomas Stothers, Cameron DaForno, Tyler Edward OCass, Brian Ross; conversions: Adrian King 2, Thomas Stothers, CameronDaForno U10 COWBOYS 20 defeated RAIDERS 18 Tries: Talon Biddle, William DaForno, Shannan Devery, Jarren Dore, Jarvis Griffey, William Hersey; conversions: James Brisk 2, William DaForno, Shannan, Devery, Nicholas Laurie, James Brisk (2) BUSHRANGERS 4 defeated RAIDERS 0 Tries: Christopher Kopp BUSHRANGERS 10 drew with COWBOYS 10 Tries: William Hersey, James Brisk, Christopher Kopp, Kyle Bader; conversions: James Brisk, Xavier Matthews, Jake Pierce U12 BUSHRANGERS 20 defeated RAIDERS 16 Tries: Trauaughn Dowling, Matt Hill, Kayden Griffey 2, Jace Byers, Jye King; conversions: Riley Honey, Tailesha Taimani U14 BUSHRANGERS 24 defeated RAIDERS 14 Tries: Blair Andrews, Alton Moke, Lachlan Tyler 2, Ethan Andres, Keven Turner, R.J. Gumban, Jett Hill, Joseph Line; conversions: Ethan Andres 5, Brock Johnson 3, Alton Mole, Keven Turner FOLLOWING the success of the 2015 Katherine Open earlier this month, players got straight back into the action when Katherine Tennis Club launched its junior team competition last week. More than 40 players have registered for the competition, which is played on Mondays at 5pm. Six teams will participate over a six-week period during the school term, and each team is comprised of five players, three of whom will play on any given match night. The format of the matches allows players to compete in two doubles and a single, playing to four games with tiebreaks at 3-all. Matches are played on three types of courts - Red Ball, Orange Ball and a full-sized court. On May 11, Flames - Riwaz Koirala, Eminly Knight and Dawnellen Batkin - defeated Aces - Leroy Schultz, Ethan Harris and Raunak Koirala - five sets, 23 games to one set, seven games, with strong performances from Knight and Batkin, who won all their matches. Schultz took the single against Koirala in the tiebreaker. In the matches between Saints - Mita Anderson, Kate Love and Andrew Jazyschyn and Bandits - Teri Mlilo, Henry Burden and Leo Howard - the former outfit was far too strong in a one-side results, five sets, 22 games to one set, 10 games. Love and Jazyschyn played well to win all of their matches. In the third match-up of the night, the Diamonds trio of Michael Jazyschyn, Eugene Bolton and Jed Farrington defeated Rebels - Sami Bawi, Peggy Magee and Caleb Leonhardt - four sets, 19 games to two sets, 17 games. Bolton was the only player in this set of matches to claim three victories. The club will begin its senior team competition on May 21. DOUBLING UP: Greg Dickson and Melinda McCormick are all smiles after claiming the runners-up silverware in the Open Mixed Doubles at the 2015 Katherine Open. Bushrangers, Raiders play out U8 thriller Players serve up strong performances on court after successful Tennis Open RICHOS FAIRWAY REPORT Robert Perkins and Emma Pope celebrate their 2015 Katherine Golf Club Mixed Pairs Foursome Championship victory at the weekend.DUCKING FOR COVER: Ducks Ross watches his shot at Katherine Golf Club.

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