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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1953 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2 1/4 miles, Sir Thomas Nettlefold Medallions)

Time: 12:41.6 Margins: five lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: W L Wallace, 2: W O Granowski, 3; K J Fulton, 4: D Oliff, 5: G O Manton, 6: B J Doyle, 7: A G Barrett, Str: R R Aitkin, Cox: W M Bailey, Coach: H P Shears

2nd Melbourne University

3rd Albert Park

4th South Mellbourne

Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course 2 1/4 miles. 21st February, 1953. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by five lengths from Melbourne University.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:52.6 Margins: 2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: W L Wallace, 2: B J Doyle, 3: A G Barrett, Str: R R Aitkin, Cox: W M Bailey, Coach: H P Shears

2nd Albert Park

3rd Preston

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course 2,000 metres. 13th December, 1952. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by two lengths from Albert Park.

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time: 6:25.5

1st Albert Park – Bow: R B Duncan, Str: B D Dickson, Cox: J Libbis, Coach: H R Duncan

2nd South Melbourne/Preston Composite

3rd Ballarat City/Wendouree Composite

Other competing crews:

Richmond

Melbourne

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Colac on the 1st January, 1953. Course one mile.

Victorian Sculling Championship

(2 miles)

Time: 12:07.8

1st R V Rawlins, Melbourne

2nd D Tucker, Melbourne

3rd D Dudgeon, Richmond

Other competing crews:

R Williams, Mercantile

J Evans, Lake Colac

R Willis, Melbourne

Holder – R. V. Rawlins, Melbourne Rowing Club. Won by R. V. Rawlins, Melbourne Rowing Club from D. Tucker, second.

Victorian 2,000 Metres Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:48.4

1st D Tucker, Melbourne

2nd D Dudgeon, Richmond

Holder – R. Willis, Essendon. Rowed on the Lower Yarra over a course of 2,000 metres on the 21st March, 1953.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:55.4 Margins: 2 feet

1st Mercantile – Bow: C Lewis, 2: J Pizzey, 3: C Greenwood, 4: K A Levi, 5: J D Beecham, 6: C B Dawes, 7:R Baenziger, Str: R J Oliver, Cox: P Boykett, Coach: N W Cairnes

2nd Power House

3rd Banks

Other competing crews:

Richmond

Footscray City

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course 2,000 metres. 21st March, 1953. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by two feet form Powerhouse. 

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 9:08.6 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Banks – Bow: D Pascoe, 2: A Vale, 3: J Preston, Str: V Bradby, Cox: D Williams, Coach: J McBean

2nd Footscray City

3rd Mercantile

Other competing crews:

Lake Colac

Hawthorn

South Melbourne

Yarra Yarra

Richmond

Albert Park

Holders – Yarra Yarra Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra over a course of 2,000 metres on the 13th December, 1952. Won by Banks Rowing Club by one and a quarter lengths from Footscray City, second. 

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time: 6:51.5

1st Lake Colac – Bow: J Evans, Str: D Westbury, Cox: F Boykett, Coach: P B Borwick

2nd Albert Park

3rd Richmond

Other competing crews:

Wendouree

Ballarat

Ballarat City

South Melbourne

Banks

Melbourne

Barwon

Corio Bay

Held for the first time, the Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship was rowed on Lake Colac over a course of one mile on the 1st January, 1953. It was won by Lake Colac Rowing Club, with Albert Park second, and Richmond third. 

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:39.0 Margins: 1 length

1st Barwon – Bow: B Brown, 2: P Jukes, 3: A Moody, 4: J Wilks, 5: J Dowsett, 6: N Monkevitch, 7: K Davis, Str: K Palmer, Cox: D Stacey, Coach: L Quinn

2nd Ballarat

3rd Banks

Holders – Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course 2,000 metres. 21st March, 1953. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by one length from Ballarat Rowing Club. 

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 9:11.0 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: A Batiste, 2: V Sharpe, 3: C Lewis, Str: R Richardson, Cox: P Wilon, Coach: G J Robertson

2nd Banks

3rd Ballarat

Other competing crews:

Melbourne

South Melbourne

Yarra Yarra

Footscray City

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra over the 2,000 metres course on the 13th December, 1952. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by four lengths from Banks Rowing Club. 

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time: 6:38.5

1st Banks – Bow: A Baddeley, Str: F Spinks, Cox: M Perry

2nd Barwon

3rd Eaglehawk

Other competing crews:

Richmond

Ballarat

City

Ballarat

Melbourne

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Colac over a one mile course on the 1st January, 1953. Won by Banks Rowing Club from Barwon. The sincere congratulations of your Committee are extended to the winners of the foregoing Championships.

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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