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Peter Reedy won the Greymouth
Golf Club veterans’ competition
recently with 39 points from Ken
Williams 38, and Phil Donaldson
and Bruce Woodley 37. Twos: Reedy,
A Tempo and B Foster.
The Recreation Hotel Gordons Gin
Tournament on Saturday was won
by Kevin Thomas. Thomas scored 42
points to win from Paul Watson 41,
Peter Bourke 38, Ken Williams 36,
Jim Campbell, John McGee and Pete
Theron 35. Nearest the pin: P Bourke,
M Dixon, L Beirne, P Pretorius.
Round one of the Recreation Hotel
Dewars Cup was played on Sunday
and won by Grant Elwood’s plus
5 score. Peter Mcgee, plus 3, was
runner-up from Jim Campbell plus
2, Ken Williams plus 2 and Paul
Watson plus 1.
The finals of the Kaiata and Groom
Cups will be held on Saturday, K
Lee and J Hammond on duty, and
on Sunday the second round of the
Dewars Cup, G Collings and B Bull
A match will be arranged for
Greymouth women on Saturday,
Rhonda Levien on duty, while round
two of the Blair Salver matchplay
event is on Sunday, Patti Brown on
The Greymouth women’s midweek
tournament is set for Wednesday.
Peter Reynolds and Stan Naylor
combined well to win the Hokitika
Golf Club four-ball bogey on
They had a plus 9 score, while the
runners-up, Ian Cooper and Brian
Wilkinson, were on plus 7.
A small field contested a stableford
on Sunday, with Naylor returning
the best score of 38 and Brent Simkin’s
36 being the only other score of note.
In the Wednesday stableford on
May 14, Colin Growcott shot his
best round for some time with 89-24-
65 to win with 42 points on a count
back from visitor Lance Smith. Gary
Ferguson was close behind on 41
points, with Hugh Havill on 40.
Twos over the week were recorded
by Naylor, Russell Gugich, Peter
Reynolds, Alan Bradley, Jim Hickey,
Brian Wilkinson, Harry Keenan,
Tony Reynolds and Daniel Hyndman.
The qualifying rounds for the Club
Championships will be held this
weekend. A medal will be played on
both days with drawn groups within
the respective grades. Members not
participating in the championships
are also welcome to play.
Davidson, Alison Day and Marj
Curtain headed to Blenheim for the
National Teams event on Sunday,
finishing with a team total of 152,
which put them in the middle of the
A stableford at home was won by
Liz Gunatunga on 38 points, followed
by Glenice Purcell on 31.
The second round of qualifying
for the Club Championships will
by played on Saturday, the match
committee on duty and Sharon
Davidson and Alison Day on
afternoon tea. If wet this match will
be played on Sunday. Those unable
to play but wanting to be in the club
champs should advise the Match
Committee to be included in the
Ellerys 5-0 in the Greymouth squash
competition this week.
Sue Campbell was the only player to
drop a set, defeating Nigel Shirley in
four games. Terry Hughes beat Keith
Barrow in three close games, and Clark
Ellery showed good form to beat Erin
Ellery in three games.
E Ellery lost to C Ellery 0-3, K Barrow
lost to T Hughes 0-3, A Campbell lost
to P Russ 0-3, J Bell lost to J Thomas
0-3, N Shirley lost to S Campbell 1-3.
Hokitika beat Roa Mining 3-2.
In the game of the night, Hokitika’s
Rhys Martin outran the younger Jimmy
Campbell to come back in the last three
The up and coming Brogan Watt
played well to beat Mike Winter in
four games. Sam Coll was too good
for Keogan Hopper, winning in three
R Martin beat J Campbell 3-2, M
Nixon beat T Ridge 3-0, M Winter lost
to B Watt 1-3, D Scott beat M Anisy
3-1, K Hopper lost to S Coll 0-3.
Showcase Jewellers beat AMP 3-2.
Alan McInroe beat Jason Pritchard in
five close games. Teri Campbell was too
good for Christine D unn, winning in
four games, and Alana Pritchard played
well to beat Dean Thomas in three
N Coll won by default, P Donaldson
won by default, A McInroe beat J
Pritchard 3-2, T Campbell beat C Dunn
3-1, D Thomas lost to A Pritchard 0-3.
Mitre 10 lost to Sotherans 2-3.
Richard Roberts played well to beat
Drew Talboys in four games. Dave
Smith also won in four over Matt Coll.
Sotheran’s Ian Pattinson was too good
for Ant Haslam, winning in three games.
James Bell had a convincing win over
Maria Roberts, winning 3-0 .
A Haslam lost to I Pattinson 0-3, D
Smith beat M Coll 3-1, K McGirr lost
to G Williams 1-3, D Talboys lost to R
Roberts 0-3, J Bell beat M Roberts 3-0.
A bit of West Coast
indoor bowls history
was created in the final
of the Oliver Memorial
with the winning team
of Sheryl Anderson,
Heather Pawsey, Doug
Goodall and Grant
Richardson (s) failing to
score any of the points
recorded in their 13-11
Richardson’s four and
the other finalist — Bev
Hunt, Barry Harper,
Margaret Wright and
Tom Wright (s) —
contested a 10-end final.
Wright scored one on
the first end but the kitty
was driven off the mat on
the next two ends, gifting
Richardson six points.
Over the next four ends,
Wright added another
10 points to lead 11-6
but the kitty was again
driven off the mat on the
next two ends, putting
Richardson up 12-11
going into the final end.
With one bowl to go
Wright held shot but his
last effort nudged one
of Richardson’s bowls
closest to the kitty to
give him an unlikely 13-
11 win, the opposition
gifting him all 13 points.
The final of the
Fred Goodall Pairs was
won by Steven Bellis
and Sheryl Anderson.
They beat John Atkinson
and Bill Gage, who had
downed Jim Findlay and
Sandy Young in a semi-
Bellis started strongly
to lead 11-2 after four
ends but Atkinson fought
back to 8-11 before Bellis
edged to a 13-10 lead.
Entries for the Q ueen’s
Birthday Pairs and Fours
tournament at the high
school hall now stand at
50 pairs and 24 fours.
Favoured teams in
the pairs are skipped
by D Milne (Buller), G
M Ashby (Paparua RSA),
B Woods (Hornby), J
Adams (Blenheim), P
Brown (Timaru) and R
In the fours, the
favourites are D Milne
(Buller), M Ashby
(Paparua RSA), B Woods
(Hornby), R Shadbolt
(Rangiora), J Adams
(Blenheim), J Atkinson
(GWMC) and P Brown
West Coast golf round-up
Kieran Read is again missing
for the Crusaders, his flu ruling
him out of the match against
the Highlanders in D unedin on
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen
suggested yesterday No 8 Read
would be sidelined for another
week. While he has recovered from
his concussion, his flu symptoms
have prevented him from taking
part in contact training. The All
Black, named as the IRB player of
the year last year, has now missed
a total of four matches for the
Crusaders after his concussion
suffered against the Chiefs on April
After last weekend’s shock loss
to the 14-man Sharks, Todd
Blackadder has made six changes
to his side. He has elected to send
his All Blacks front row of Wyatt
Crockett, Corey Flynn and O wen
Franks to the reser ves bench,
picking Tim Perry, Ben Funnell
and Nepo Laulala to start.
Andy Ellis returns to the No 9
jersey and Israel Dagg, who was
rested against the Sharks, starts
at fullback. Tom Taylor has been
given the challenge of marking in-
form Highlanders centre Malakai
The confidence among the
Highlanders will be high after their
gritty victory over the Hurricanes
in Wellington, with this match,
and the later game on Saturday
between the Chiefs and Hurricanes
in the capital, likely to have a big
bearing on the outcome of the New
Crusaders: Israel Dagg, Johnny
McNicholl, Tom Taylor, Ryan
Crotty (c), Nemani Nadolo, Colin
Slade, Andy Ellis, Luke Whitelock,
Richie McCaw, Jordan Taufua,
Sam Whitelock, Dominic Bird,
Nepo Laulala, Ben Funnell, Tim
Perry. Reser ves: Corey Flynn,
Wyatt Crockett, O wen Franks,
Jimmy Tupou, George Whitelock,
Willi Heinz, Adam Whitelock,
NSW centre Josh Morris believes the
ying and yang of Canterbury halves
Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds is
the perfect blend for the State of Origin
Morris’ Bulldogs team-mates are the
16th halves partnership used by NSW
in nine years as coach Laurie Daley
rolls the dice by axing Mitchell Pearce
and James Maloney in an attempt to
end Queensland’s dominance which
stretches back to 2006.
The pair have one Origin appearance
between them with Reynolds playing
off the bench in game two in Brisbane
last year and Hodkinson will also debut
in the bearpit that is Suncorp Stadium
Despite his inexperience at this level,
Morris said Hodkinson has the right
mentality and temperament to succeed
against the Maroons.
“He is a very composed guy and he is a
hell of a defender,” Morris said.
the defensive line and I have no doubts
he’ll be fine.”
The combination of Reynolds and
Hodkinson has guided Canterbury
to the top of the NRL ladder after 10
rounds and and Morris revealed the duo
are polar opposites on and off the field.
“Josh does everything at 100 miles an
hour whereas Trent is very calm and
steers the team around,” he said.
“But they ’re a good balance together
and that ’s been a real help to us at the
Bulldogs and I really think they can
bring their good form into Origin.”
For the third successive series Morris
will line up against his test team-
mate Greg Inglis and although he has
more than matched the threat of the
Queensland superstar he denies he has
worked out how to stop him.
“In my eyes he’s still the best centre in
the world,” he said.
“He’s a very dangerous player and I
look for ward to whenever I play against
him. He’s a hard man to contain and I
just do my best.
“ You just have to get as close as possible
and try and not get fended in the fence
and made to look a fool. ”
Lance Armstrong has
been stripped of his
award in the Legion of
Honour, the best-known
recognition in France.
Armstrong was given
the rank of “Chevalier’’
“ Legion d’Honneur’’ in
2005, the last year of his
seven consecutive Tour de
He was later stripped
of those titles for doping.
A Legion of Honour
official, who was not
authorized to be quoted
by name, said today she
was unable to indicate
when the decision
was made to remove
She said the
organization does not
traditionally announce it
publicly when honourees
lose their decoration.
comment. The Legion
of Honour was created
Bonaparte in 1802, and
roughly 1 million people
have received it over
the years. It is France’s
Adam Scott plans to enjoy being the
world’s top-ranked player for as long
as he can but knows his focus needs to
be on golf at this week’s Crowne Plaza
Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Australian will be competing
in his first PGA Tour event since
he dislodged Tiger Woods from the
game’s pinnacle on Monday, and he
was still coming to terms with that
achievement when he spoke to reporters
“It’s incredible really to sit here as
the number one golfer in the world,”
a smiling Scott said in the interview
room at Colonial Country Club. “I feel
I probably downplayed the rankings
for the last few months. I was trying
to take some pressure off myself and
just think about playing golf rather
than other things that happen from it.
Monday morning when it was official I
had a better sense of the achievement in
becoming No 1.
“It certainly means a lot to me and my
family and the team of guys around me
who spend a lot of time with me.”
Scott, who spent 38 weeks as the
second-ranked player, had several
chances to overtake Woods through
high tournament finishes but failed to
do so until he seized the top spot on
The 33-year-old is just the second
Australian to become No 1, following
Greg Norman’s final reign which ended
in 1998, but he knows his stay could be
“I am going to have to work pretty
hard to stay on top but part of coming
here this week was to play as the number
one golfer in the world and enjoy it for
at least a week,” Scott said.
“And from there we will see what
The top five players in the rankings are
separated by less than a world ranking
point and either Swede Henrik Stenson
(third) or American Matt Kuchar (fifth)
could dethrone Scott this week. Woods
(second) and Bubba Watson (fourth)
are not competing.
For his part, Scott has a simple
strategy in mind for this week’s PGA
Tour event, which was won five times by
golfing great and Fort Worth resident
“I just need to get on with playing golf
and enjoy this week,” the Australian
“I enjoyed Monday night, celebrating
with some close friends. You’ve got to
do that to kind of understand otherwise
everything becomes very monotonous
and just nothing’s great, nothing’s bad.
And you can’t feel like that.
“ You’ve got to go through the highs
and the lows. This week is going to be
enjoyable but I’m going to just try and
get on with playing golf the best as I
Scott will tee off in tomorrow ’s
opening round in the company of twice
champion Zach Johnson and his fellow
American Jimmy Walker, the PGA
Tour’s FedExCup points leader.
Boo Weekley is back to defend the
title he clinched by a shot last year to
get his name engraved on the Wall of
Champions by the first tee.
“It’s always fun to be able to come
back to a place that you enjoy being
around, and the golf course is always set
up pretty good for the way I get to play,”
American Weekley said.
“My game’s good. Last week I hit it
solid, I just didn’t make the putts.
“I’m hoping this week my putter will
get hot kind of like what it did last
The West Coast 15yrs
rugby league squad to
train for the South Island
tournament, in D unedin
in July, has been named.
The squad is.— George
Rubbo, Alec Whitmore
(Marist); Logan Staton,
Vaughtn Patena, Daley
Brough, Hector Tainui
(Hokitika); Dlanio Stone
Matt Sheehan, Jade
Ramsey (Brunner); Luke
Stewart, Cam McKenzie,
Taz Bentley, Brad
Campbell, Thomas O’Dea,
Iraia De Goldi, Andrew
McCallum, Blake Gray
(Suburbs). Two players to
be added at a later date.
Training is the the
Karoro ground on
Tuesday at 6pm. Inquiries
to Phil or Deb Campbell
03 768 7130 or 021
768572, Bevan Brough
03 755 7191 or 027 373
7808. — (PBA)
of France’s Legion
in indoor bowls
WC 15s squad
No Read again
Plenty of tries were
scored in West Coast
junior rugby clashes
at the weekend.
Marist and Grey
Valley met, with both
teams running in a
number of tries.
Bella Masters, Liam
Galbraith and Jake
Crook all had a run,
while Seth Billett
and Harley Andrew
did well in their first
game. Will Faulkner
and Sam Hampton
put in a great effort.
Players of the day
were Mackley Fahey
and Brennan Thomas.
Marist proved too
strong for Wests in
a match where tries
were a feature. After
a slow start, Wests
competed well with
player of the day
Allan Harris crossing
the line twice. Marist
played as a team,with
players backing each
other up on defence
Marist ’s junior
hard, with Cullam
earned himself the
best defender award. Player of the day Wil
van der Geest scored seven tries, as did
Antonio Verhoeven. Also standing out
were Marco Leleifua and Nikolai Duffel.
Kiwi showed improvement against South
Westland, but lost 30-35.
Hamish Miller impressed by scoring
two tries. Vinnie Stevens-Glass, who also
scored twice, defended strongly and led
from the front. Connor Reid showed good
skills in only his second under-8 game,
scoring his first try of the season.
Curtis Smith also dotted down. Caelan
Bond and Raven Boyd got among the play
and tackled well.
South Westland, having their first game
for the season, got into their work early,
with Max Maisey named player of the day
and Niall Alexander scoring two quick
Wiremu Rakete along with George
O’Brien put in some solid tackles.
It was a good first up effort for the
boys from the south with some first time
players having good games including
Thompson Wright, who also scored one
try, Jack Glancy, Phonse Carroll and Eliah
O’Donohuge and Caleb Staples.
Marist came up short against a well-
drilled Wests, 27-10.
The green team matched the locals for
most of the first half with a nice try from
Jack Olsen keeping them in touch.
Palm Promma was a standout in the
for wards earning him the player of the
Both Bram Schutte and Mac Williams
had strong support games, with Williams
sneaking a lot of ball in the lineouts.
Marist ’s defence was too casual in the
opening minutes of the second half and
Wests made them pay by crossing the line
However, Marist fought back with a try
to Sam Robb, who was rewarded for some
fine individual attacking play with the back
of the day prize. Caleb Mahuika made
some big defensive tackles as did Kalen
For Wests, the for wards were strong in
the scrum and provided good ball to their
backs. There were some good probing runs
from Blake Robinson, Leyton Foster and
Although Wests were behind in the
penalty count, their defence held strong
they came away with a good team effort to
take the win.
PICTURE: Paul McBride
Marist flanker and captain Paddy Davidson breaks the Blaketown defence on his way to scoring a try in the
under-16 rugby clash played at Karoro on Saturday. In a tight match, Marist won, 28-24.
West Coast junior rugby wrap
Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has
been hit with a $10,000 fine by
the NRL following his comments
about the referees following the
Raiders’ loss to Penrith last Sunday.
The breach notice was issued by
the NRL’s head of football Todd
Greenberg who said the the code
had a duty to protect match officials
from comments that attacked their
“Coaches have every right to
comment on the refereeing of a
match and to be critical of particular
decisions,” Greenberg said.
“But those comments should not
be excessive or damage the image
of the game - and that is what has
happened in this case.”
The punishment compounds a
miserable start to the season for
Stuart, whose side sit second-
last on the ladder after poaching
the former NSW coach from
Parramatta, who he led to the
wooden spoon last year.
Greenberg said he had no option
but to issue the notice after Stuart
went on a foul-mouthed rant after
his side were on the wrong side of
“ We have to take a stand against
this kind of commentary or it will
open the door for coaches to do
the same thing week after week,”
he said. “And that is not in the best
interests of the game. ”
The Raiders now have five
working days to respond to the
Newcastle for ward Alex
McKinnon has had weak signs of
muscle contraction in his legs as
he continues his recovery from a
serious spinal injury.
The Knights released an update
on McKinnon’s condition yesterday,
with the 22-year-old claiming he
has had some improvement over
the past three weeks including
increased movement in his left arm.
“Had a few little changes ... A lot
more movement in my left arm,” he
“When I’m on a tilt table on my
back with the physio, I’m starting to
do these little squats. I was pretty
stoked about that. That ’s obviously
a great thing when my goal is to
be back walking. Obviously to
have a bit of movement in my legs
is massive for me and something
that I will carry with me through
the weeks where I don’t get much
The exercise McKinnon was
discussing involves an assisted
partial strengthening of his legs
with the tilt table removing the
resistance of gravity.
McKinnon says he is keeping
upbeat though he knows he faces a
long recovery process that could be
unknown for up to two years.
“It’s going to be a tough ride
and I realise next weekend I’m not
going to be back to normal or even
increasing,” he said.
“ I realise it ’s going to take a long
time to realise where I’m at.”
STATE OF ORIGIN
Morris confident with NSW halves pairing
Veteran outside back Justin
Hodges has failed to complete a full
training session at Queensland’s
State of Origin camp on the Gold
Hodges, who came off early in
last Friday ’s NRL clash between
Brisbane and Gold Coast with
an ankle knock, left the session
with approximately half an hour
to go after a brief discussion with
medical staff. Q ueensland officials
quickly denied the matter was
anything serious and the 31-year-
old’s withdrawal had been simple
The Maroons have Melbourne’s
Will Chambers at their camp as a
reser ve in the possibility Hodges
cannot overcome the ankle problem
by next Wednesday ’s Origin opener.
Hodges, along with Melbourne
pair Billy Slater and Cameron
Smith, undertook only light duties
in the squad’s training session
Slater and Smith both completed
the afternoon session without
incident. — AAP
Hodges fails to finish maroons training
Spray at refs costs Canberra coach $10,000
McKinnon shows signs of more muscle improvement
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