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1944 APS Head of the River

The seventy-seventh Head of the River was conducted on the Yarra with only the Geelong schools firsts and seconds coming to Melbourne.

The Losers Final was conducted again with all heat losing crews participating. It is therefore the first official year of the small final. The race was conducted on the finals day.

After a very long career as the Geelong Grammar coach, William H Pincott retires after serious illness.

Second crews again raced which showed a decrease in war restrictions. More importantly all schools competed.

 


APS Hon Secretary: E M Davidson

Starter: H J Green

Umpires: Edward Kenny at the Bridge, Marcus Burke at the Bend, J L Mounfey at the Stagings

Judge: H T James

Timekeeper: Ray Todd

Head of the River

Time: 5:04.0
Margin: 1 1/2 lengths

 

 

 

Losers final:
Time: 5:01.1
Margins: 6 lengths and 1 foot

1st Geelong College - Bow: E R Ashton, 2: W F Humphreys, 3: D W Mackay, 4: Donald R T Macmillan, 5: I M McIlwain, 6: I E Cameron, 7: G H K Tippett, Str: N J Spalding, Cox: A L Bennett, Cch: Charles G Saleh
2nd Melbourne Grammar - Bow: R J Scott, 2: H B Clark, 3: P L Baillieu, 4: R J Batchelor, 5: B McK Birrell, 6: D W Wales, 7: R D Watson, Str: D G Harrison, Cox: R McN Decker, Cch: Walter E " Wally" Ricketts
3rd Wesley College - Bow: K H Grant, 2: R Rosanove, 3: R T Drew, 4: K W E Vear, 5: G L Fudge, 6: I F Hibbins, 7: G W Eastaugh, Str: A S Wood, Cox: C J hall, Cch: Neil H McNeil

Loser final:
1st Geelong Grammar - Bow: J A McArthur, 2: W J Grose, 3: C A Taylor, 4: R B King, 5: D E Charles, 6: K B Nelson, 7: K J Fulton, Str: R M Wynne, Cox: D G Crozier, Cch: William H Pincott and J E L Barber
2nd Scotch College - Bow: David M Jamieson, 2: Alexander T Dix, 3: Bruce L Burns, 4: Robert I Gillies, 5: John D Davis, 6: Malcolm L Fitzpatrick, 7: Graham E Proce, Str: Robert deC Shaw, Cox: John L Todd, Cch: Arthur L Burns
3rd Xavier College - Bow: C G Dawson, 2: A J Troup, 3: B S Dooley, 4: F A Mullins, 5: G T Awburn, 6: E T Hayes, 7: R D Bishop, Str: J Anthony Lewis, Cox: B K Grutzner, Cch: Albert Anderson

Geelong Grammar crew

Back row: J A McArthur, C A Taylor, D E Charles, R B King, W J Grose
Seated: K J Fulton, R M Wynne, K B Nelson
In front: D G Crozier

 

Scotch College crew
Back row: D M Jamieson, T P Ritchie, G E Price, B L Burns, J D Davis, J L Todd
Front row: M L Fitzpatrick, R deC Shaw, Mr A L Burns, A T Dix, R I Gillies
Photo: Scotch Collegian August 1944

Heat results:
E1: 1st WC, 2nd SC, Time: 5:20.0, Margin: 3/4 length and rowed on the Upper Yarra
E2: 1st MGS, 2nd XC, Time: 5:11.6, Margin: 3 lengths and rowed on the Upper Yarra
E3: 1st GC, 2nd GGS, Time: 4:20.0, Margin: 1 length and rowed on the Barwon

Second Crews

Distance: 0.5 mile
Time: 2:34.0
Margin: 1/4 length

Losers final:
Time: 2:35.0
Margins: 1 length and one canvas

1st Wesley College
2nd Geelong Grammar
3rd Melbourne Grammar

Losers final
1st Scotch College - Bow: D G Holloway, 2: J Cameron, 3: P C Roberts, 4: K Waltori, 5: G Hallam, 6: J Beyer, 7: D F MacLeish, Str: D Walton, Cox: M J Smith
2nd Geelong College
3rd Xavier College
- Bow: J McCarthy, 2: J Clayton, 3: R Britten-Jones, 4: D Richardson, 5: P Coleman, 6: R Gorman, 7: D Coughlin, Str: W Hill, Cox: R Moore, Cch: Rev J Smith SJ

Heat results:
E1: 1st MGS, 2nd XC, Time: 2:44.0, Margin: 1 canvas
E2: 1st WC, 2nd SC, Time: 2:42.0, Margin: 1 1/4 length
E3: 1st GGS, 2nd GC

Third Crews

(This race did not form part of the Head of the River regatta. The metropolitan race was raced on the Upper Yarra and the Geelong race on the Barwon on 16th April.)

Metropolitan
Time: 1:39.0
Margin: 2 1/2 lengths and 3 feet

1st Wesley College
2nd Scotch College - Bow: L O Gilsenan, 2: K R Cox, 3: J C Boyd, 4: J S Galbraith, 5: R Salthouse, 6: H Middleton, 7: D G Holloway, Str: B Hughes, Cox: B. Phillipe
3rd Melbourne Grammar

On the Barwon:
1st Geelong Grammar third crew
2nd Geelong Grammar fourth crew
3rd Geelong College

Fourth Crews

(This race did not form part of the Head of the River regatta. The metropolitan race was raced on the Upper Yarra and the Geelong race on the Barwon on 16th April.)

Metropolitan
Time: 1:43.0
Margins: 3/4 length and 4 feet

1st Wesley College
2nd Scotch College - Bow: D S McGregor, 2: W Mather, 3: F Snell, 4: I Cann , 5: J Molyneaux, 6: B Mathew, 7: P Dent, Str: W Philip, Cox: B Ricker
3rd Melbourne Grammar

On the Barwon:
1st Geelong College
2nd Geelong Grammar sixth crew
3rd Geelong Grammar seveth crew

Fifth Crews

(This race did not form part of the Head of the River regatta. The metropolitan race was raced on the Upper Yarra and the Geelong race on the Barwon on 16th April.)

Time: 1:23.0
Margins: 1 Canvas and 1/2 length

1st Melbourne Grammar
2nd Wesley College
3rd Scotch College
- Bow: R O Wootton, 2: A B Falk, 3: R E Macneil, 4: B White, 5: J D Aberdeen, 6: W D L Ride, 7: I R Johnson, Str: E D Lloyd, Cox: J S Green

Sixth Crews

(This race did not form part of the Head of the River regatta. The metropolitan race was raced on the Upper Yarra and the Geelong race on the Barwon on 16th April.)

Time: Not known

1st Melbourne Grammar
2nd Scotch College
- Bow: M J Smith, 2: J K Leggett, 3: W Johnstone, 4: D J Hughes, 5: R Mathieson, 6: P Richards, 7: D K Low, Str: D J Crichton, Cox: W Elliot

Seventh Crews

(This race did not form part of the Head of the River regatta. The metropolitan race was raced on the Upper Yarra and the Geelong race on the Barwon on 16th April.)

Time: Not known

1st Scotch College - Bow: D Muir, 2: N F Daniel, 3: O Bryce, 4: B F Kain, 5: J S Margetts, 6: A O Jackson, 7: N Seidal, Str: P Rofe, Cox: West
2nd Melbourne Grammar 7ths
3rd Melbourne Grammar 8ths

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