A big crowd disregarded the threat of rain to enjoy some very exciting racing at the Sundowners Cup and Cooma Cup race meeting on Saturday.
After 100.5 millimetres of rain having fallen on the track in the preceding week, it was a track gallop at 6.15am on race morning that determined that the track was safe to race on.
With the track being rated a Heavy 9 (the heaviest being a Heavy 10), the committee was relieved that the work they had done in preparation for the meeting was not in vain.
COOMA, Jindabyne, and Adaminaby were each represented well when region nine travelled to Tuross Head in mid-November for the playoffs.
Adaminaby’s Glenda Daal skipped teammates Luba Waters, Lana Theobald, and Lynette McMahon in the open category. Results for Adaminaby were mixed with a win over Tuross Head and a loss to Merimbula.
JINDABYNE Business Bowls is underway, and round two results are in with team Firebowls leading the way on two wins, six points and a plus 42 differential.
Team Firebowls has amassed 49 shots and conceded just seven showing they will be hard to beat this year.
Close behind in second place is the Lakeside Loonies on six points and a positive differential of 29 shots. In third place Bowls Deep are contenders registering six points and a plus 27 points difference.
By COOLAMATONG GOLF CLUB
NEW Coolamatong Golf Club member Ewan Murdoch (C Grade) has captured the WR Wallace trophy with a strong round of three under par 68 nett.
Ewan only received his official handicap during the week but his handicap will drop a few points now and he is likely to be in B Grade next game.
The ladies’ winner was Kylie Woodcock with a nett 82 with only a small number playing.
By TRISTA HEATH
Jindabyne High School Year 10 students Isabella Tripet and Eden Klemm Were recently selected to represent the NSW Combined High Schools Sports Association (NSWCHSSA) on their Rugby Union Tour 2024 in New Zealand next year.
The young athletes showcased their skills at the Rugby Day in Canberra on Saturday November 11, earning them a well-deserved spot on the team.
By BOMBALA GOLF CLUB
WEDNESDAY November 29 was not a day for golf with heavy rain falling all day. Golfers didn’t complain as it was needed.
On Saturday, members played a Stableford for Club trophy. The competition was reduced to a nine hole competition when there was a huge storm with water running everywhere.
It has been a different ball game out on the course, very wet again with the ball stopping where it landed. More work to be done on the greens, a nightmare for greenskeeper Ray.
The winner of the nine holes was Wayne Elton on 18 points from Glen Hampshire 15 points. Golden shot won by Brendan Weston.
On a much better day there was a good field playing a Par for Club trophy. The winner Steve Tatham. Steve didn’t have a good front nine with a score of – 5 but turned it around with plus 5 on the back nine. Steve won on a countback from Liam Beazley square.
Ball winners Steve, Liam, Wayne Elton – 4 and Glen Hampshire – 4 on countback from Neil Thompson – 4.
Golden shot went to Nick Ryan.
Golf program for the week
Wednesday December 6 - Stableford. Club Trophy.
Saturday December 9 - Stroke. Monthly Medal.
Sunday December 10 - Chapmans. C. & W. Elton Trophies.
By COOMA GOLF CLUB
CLUB Champions Hunter Caldwell and Helen Crawford won the Klein trophy on Saturday with a four-ball-best-ball aggregate score of 68 points.
In Saturday’s stableford, the A Grade winner was Dave Goggin with 35 points, the B Grade winner was Ben Smith with 37 points and the C Grade winner was Harry Mould with 34 points.