Dumbleyung Lawn Classic
Thank you to all our sponsors: BUNGE, Dumbleyung Ag Supplies, Wishbone Transport, Churchview Wines, Grande Olde Dumbleyung Inn (GODI) Flexitrans and Dumbleyung Roadhouse.
A big thank you to one and all who made the SunSmart Dumbleyung Lawn Classic Doubles such a wonderful day of tennis and social connection!!!!
Thank you to all sponsors, all players, spectators who travelled from far and wide to play at our tennis club, to the cricketers for joining us for dinner and our devoted, whiz bang catering team. x ❤
Day 1 was an absolute hive of activity which saw some amazing tennis played and spectated...
What a fantastic day, Saturday to start the annual Lawn Classic, with the courts in magnificent condition. With a full contingent of 72 players vying for the elusive win there were some awesome tennis played. Quite a few new players made their debut for the Classic and the stalwarts once again making their presence felt - the Cowaramup Crowd. Congratulations to Tom and Marie Holben on celebrating their 47th Anniversary. They started coming to our Classic in 2003-2004 and have been ever since, maybe missing one year!!
Results of the Ladies:
A Grade: Jane Kowald and Peta Marinoni from Kojonup winning the day with 3 wins 23 games with runners-up Megan Hemsley and Caroline Smithwick 3 wins 21 games.
B Grade: Renae Bransby and Steffanie Green 4 wins 24 games with runners-up the mother/ daughter pairing of Julie and Georgia Ramm 3 wins 22 games.
C Grade: Candice Lloyd and Mel Eynon 4 wins 24 games from runners-up Anita Revel and Cassie Edwards 2 wins 20 games with Jessica Smith and Lauren Stock just missing out with 2 wins 18 games.
The Men's A Grade competition was keenly fought with many close encounters over the day with final winners in the A Grade in a tiebreaker event after having their opponents down 4-1, winning by the closest of margins was once again, Angus Armstrong and Kyle Angwin from Toolibin with 5 sets 25 games. Bridesmaids once again - Runners-up with 4 sets 24 games, Jon Ward and Kim Gooding.
The Men’s B Grade saw the young guns in Mark Smith and Lewis Edwards winning 6sets 30 games from Ethan Henry and Jamie Frost 4sets 23games. Height wasn't an issue with these boys they were all tall and really could bend, weave and smash a ball.
The C Grade Men's had new winners with Lee Smith and Chad Jefferis taking off the prize with 4 sets 23games and 11 against from last year's winner, Bob Oates but with new partner Matt Skelley 4 sets 23 games and 14 against.
The meal was superb as usual with Michelle Ball and Jane Smith organising. They excel themselves every year, and to our Captain- Glenn, President- Jamie. You all did a magnificent job over the days play to keep everything running smoothly, with the draw being done to perfection with many years of experience in running this event. The raffle saw many wonderful prizes being snaffled very quickly and we thank everyone who contributed to this. A big thank you to our Ladies’ Secretary and Captain, Megan Henry who is always so onto everything.
On Sunday, February 16th the beautiful weather continued. Another full field of 72 contesting the very popular mixed doubles event with husband and wife teams, girlfriend and boyfriends, mother and son and dad and daughter teams. Thank you to sponsors, Scott Jefferis & Hannah Chiswell for presenting the great trophies.
Thank you to all our amazing sponsors. Thanks to all players and spectators who travelled from far and wide to play at our tennis club. Thanks also to Greg Wood from Tennis West who travelled from our Regional Tennis Centre in Busselton to be a part of the day and Keith O’Brien our Upper Great Southern Association President who travelled to watch and support tennis in our Zone.
Mixed Doubles Results:
Group 1: Winners Angus Armstrong and Megan Henry 5 sets 25 games, not dropping a set but I did hear that they had a few hairy times with winning the last deciding point with these going in their favour. Runners-up Mac Cole and Jane Smith 3 sets 20 games.
Group 2: Winners Kim Gooding and Julie Ditchburn 6 sets 30 games, also not dropping a set but having 2 tight tiebreakers. Runners-up the opposite pairing to the winners of husband and wife were Nathan Ditchburn and Michelle Gooding 4 sets 26 games.
Group 3: Winners with another clean sweep but this all hinged on the winner of the last game where they played each other. Chris D’Almeida and Lisa Barr 5 sets 25 games triumphing over Scott Angwin and Rachael Springbett 4 sets 22 games.
Group 4: Dad and daughter teams played each other in the last game of the day with Michael and Morgan Barr 4 sets 24 games defeating Greg and Pippa Bairstow 3 sets 20 games.
Group 5: Winners Collin Russel and the fill in Queen Cassie Edwards winning again but this time by only 2 games, in the last game which was also a decider. 4 sets 24 games runners-up Brad Hall the returning “Dumbleyung boy” who now lives in Albany and his young partner Candice Ward 4 sets 22 games.
Group 6: Lee and Michelle Smith, who has made her comeback to tennis in style by winning 4 sets 22 games against the young engaged couple of Daniel Tholstrup and Jessica Smith 3 sets 21 games.
Overall there were 22 tiebreakers over the day’s play on Sunday. Seedings on both days were close to spot on with everyone enjoying their tennis and promising to return next year. Another big thank you to Megan Henry, whose media prowess ensured a full field for both days with many not being able to play.
Article by Tamara Bartram
Kukerin Bowling Club
On Sunday the Men’s championship singles and plate were completed. The championship final between Ross Ditchburn and Phil Adams was played in good spirit and the final result saw Ross Ditchburn win a well contested battle to become singles champion for 2019-20. Ross will now represent Kukerin at the League championships next weekend.
The plate semi-finals and final were also played. Peter Davidson played Tim Adams in one semi which was won by Tim in a spirited tussle. The other semi saw Graeme Taylor and Matthew King do battle with Matthew eventually coming through. The plate final played between Matthew King and Tim Adams was also a very even game of high-class bowls, eventually won by Tim Adams, narrowly.
Next Saturday the final pennant game of the home and away season will be played, and Kukerin will host Kulin. There will be pennant practice for all who can be available from 5.00 pm on Friday afternoon.
We wish good bowling to our sister and brother combination of singles players, Bev Davidson and Ross Ditchburn in the League singles at Kulin next Sunday. Social bowls at home next Sunday will be announced following the pennant game Saturday
Article by Phil Adams
Great Southern Midweek Tennis Association
The Kukerin courts were again full of action with Kukerin versus Dumbleyung and Kukerin New versus Tarin Rock (double the fun and double the lunch buffet!). There were a few new faces in the Tarin Rock team but Kukerin New challenged early in the day to have a solid win. In some epic tennis battles, Kukerin proved too strong for Dumbleyung this round, coming away with a convincing win. Lake Grace travelled to Katanning in what was a tightly contested match coming down to the last game of the day to determine the winner.
Match scores Round 9
Lake Grace (5 sets; 56 games) v Katanning (4 sets; 52 games)
Kukerin (7 sets; 61 games) v Dumbleyung (2 sets; 36 games)
Kukerin New (6 sets; 62 games) v Tarin Rock (3 sets; 42 games)
Thank you to Kukerin (aka the Champagne Gang!) for being our feature team this week.
Q&A with Kukerin
Team name: Kukerin
Nickname: Champagne Gang (GC) (this is serious - they even have T-shirts!)
Team members: Jodie Ditchburn (Captain), Helen Kirby, Maree Clarke, Dot Adams, Jo Doney, Marnie West, Pete Astbury and Kelsie Adams (swings between CG and Kukerin New).
Preferred court surface: At the lunch table
Joined GSMTA: Once upon a time in 2003….and still going strong today!
Oldest member: Helen Kirby, Dot Adams and Maree Clarke (started playing together in 2003)
Newest member: Kelsie Adams
Best lunch: Tarin Rock
Queen of Cuisine: Dot Adams (aka Powderpuff Dot!)
Queen of the Champagne: Pete Astbury (Pete organised the T-shirts)
Scores from previous rounds:
Katanning (8 sets; 68 games) v Dumbleyung (1 set; 32 games)
Kukerin (6 sets; 61 games) v Kukerin New (3 sets; 40 games)
Tarin Rock (6 sets; 61 games) v Lake Grace (3 sets; 40 games)
Kukerin (8 sets; 71 games) v Tarin Rock (1 set; 33 games)
Lake Grace (5 sets; 51 games) v Dumbleyung (4 sets; 51 games)
Katanning (5 sets; 59 games) v Kukerin New (4 sets; 56 games)
It was also awesome to see so many players within this Association taking part in the Dumbleyung Lawn Classic over the weekend. Fantastic tennis played and congratulations to the Dumbleyung Tennis Club for putting on such a great tournament. There are still a few more competitions taking place with the Katanning Open Doubles Tournament Saturday 22 February (for more details contact Geoff Stade 0428 211 551 or Geoff.firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Wickepin Ladies Doubles Open Day Wednesday 26 February (for more details contact Sarah Hyde: 0427 440 885 or email@example.com).
- Kukerin (9 wins)
- Tarin Rock (6 wins)
- Lake Grace (5 wins)
- Katanning (3 wins)
- Kukerin New (2 wins)
- Dumbleyung (2 wins)
Next Game – Round 10 (19 February 2020)
Dumbleyung v Tarin Rock
Katanning v Kukerin
Kukerin New v Lake Grace
Semi Finals (4 March 2020)
Grand Final (11 March 2020) – WATCH THIS SPACE!
Article by Pip Gooding