Combined Winter Sports Windup - Save the date!
Dumbleyung Darts Club
The competition has moved into an A/B grade format for finals and we fell into the A grade section.
Coming up against this undefeated team, things did not start well and we found ourselves at a 5/1 disadvantage early, but perseverance got us to a 5/5 for the deciding game. Unfortunately we lost that last game, but it was darn close. In the end the result was 6/5 in their favour. Games were close and played in good spirit.
John Lee played well to end with an average of 56.72 and 2 pegs then Don O’Donnell 48.16 1 peg, John Williams 41.16, Ricky Mott 40.36 1 peg, Graham Wilson 37.38 highest score (= 1 peg) and Ricky Noble 34.
Next week we host Wagin Gangsters at the GODI - supporters welcome!
Article by G Wilson
Kukerin Dumbleyung Football Club
A solid win by the B Grade in the semi-final played at Williams on Sunday 26th August has secured Kukerin Dumbleyung a berth in the Grand Final!
After a low scoring first quarter the end result was Katanning Wanderers 2.3-15 to Kukerin Dumbleyung 8.8-56.
Goal Kickers were S. Jefferis (3), N. Ditchburn, C. Doney, L. Ward, J. Ward and C. Shotter.
Best Players for this important game were D. Head, J. Harrison, C. Doney, R. Hall and N. Ditchburn.
Kukerin Dumbleyung will play the winner of Katanning and Williams, who tussle it out this Sunday 2nd September.
The grand final will be played in Boddington in a fortnight’s time, on Sunday 9th September - keep the date free to head along and support the lads!! Go Cougars!!
Dumbleyung Men’s Hockey
It was a great game to watch! The team defended really well and there was plenty of attack with many missed opportunities to score. Courtney Bairstow received a stick to the jawline which meant a quick berth on the sideline due to the blood rule.
Well done to Regan and Courtney Bairstow for their commitment to the sport, having raced back from the Nullarbor Saturday morning. Thank you to Scott Angwin for umpiring, being unable to play due to injury.
Thanks again to Liam Hansbury and Rohan Morris for playing.
Better players Mark Smith, Shane Hall and John Bride. Goal scorers were two each for Mark Smith and playing coach Courtney Bairstow.
The men play in the semi-final this weekend September 1, against Williams on the Narrogin turf at 1.15pm. Good luck guys!!
Article by Y Shephard
Dumbleyung Netball Club
Our Dumbleyung Ducks played Cardinals Force 1 in the first semi-final for Division 2, with the winner to advance to the preliminary final. This was the first final some of our players have ever played which is a huge achievement and a game for all to remember.
A few position changes, finals fever and nerves, had our Ducks working hard across the court. With our strong defence, our Ducks recovered the ball throughout the game from rebounds and pressure on Cardinals attack to work up to our goal end. However, Cardinals took advantage of our unforced errors which saw them convert and take the lead early in the game.
The final score was Cardinals Force 1 (35) to Dumbleyung (25). While all our players played their hearts out, best players for Dumbleyung were Clare Smith, Roisin Lynch and Tegan Hall.
That was our final game for 2018 and while it is sad to be hanging up our netty dress for another year, it was another great year for our Ducks and one our players and members should be proud of! We welcomed five new members (as well as six babies pre-season and during the season plus one on the way), all players achieved their goals they had set for the season and we had the fabulous support from our community whether it be watching the game, reading the Quack Chat article or a chat in the street.
Sadly, we do farewell one of our Ducks this season with Chloe McDougall leaving our Club. Chloe has achieved so much at the Dumbleyung Netball Club from winning many awards including our fairest and best, as a dynamic executive member and fundraiser and her legacy, organising our latest uniform (which we wear with pride). You will be very much missed on and off the court. We wish you, Bevan, Hugo and Baby McDougall all the best in Lake Grace and look forward to filling out a KNA visitor pass every now and again.
Thanks again Ducks and supporters for another wonderful year! Looking forward to celebrating with you at the Winter Sports Wind-up Friday 5 October at the Dumbleyung Town Hall.
Article by P Gooding
Lake Grace Kukerin Hockey Club
Lakeview Golf Club
Saturday August 25, saw the elimination finals played commencing at 8.30am with thick fog to challenge the men. It was out of sight and up in the clouds, but clearing by the time they got to No 7. This didn't really deter the way they played and it probably helped some of them to actually stay on the fairways. Results: Jamie Dare def Dave Wall 2 up; Ricky Mott def Paul Ward 6 up as Paul commented he didn't play badly Ricky just played brilliantly having a 40 on the front 9; Lee Smith def Garry Bateup 4 up, Eric Gossage having the bye.
The second round was played in the afternoon with perfect weather and no sign of the fog of the morning. Eric was tested to the last hole defeating Jamie Dare 1 up; Lee Smith def Ricky Mott 4 up; Tamara Bartram def Liz Dare 8 up; Davina Gossage def Sharlene Powell 1up going to the last hole when Davina need a good putt, which she hasn't been doing lately, but at last just Geronimo, a winner, clinching a place in the finals. Good Luck to Sharlene who is playing off in the Championships in Katanning on Wednesday and also being a Grandma again.
The Stableford comp was won by "Red Bull" Marc Ball with a great score of 41 points with runner-up Karl West on 40 points. Karl is welcome any time, especially the tasty nibbles he brought along to share. A familiar face in Brad Ward was a welcome sight for all and he definitely hasn't changed much in the last year, still the same old same old if you know Brad.
Thursday is our Midweek day so get a partner and come along. Next Saturday 1 September will be a Stableford sponsored by Edwards Holden and the following Saturday is the Championship Finals.
8.30am Eric Gossge v Lee Smith; 8.37am Tamara Bartram v Davina Gossage; 10.30am Bob Hannah v Darryl Gaull.
Article by T Bartram