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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1954 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

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

Time: 12:18.6 Margins: 8 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: W Wallace, 2: C B Dawes, 3: J Morganti, 4: L S Williams, 5: G O Manton, 6: W O Granowski, 7: J S Rowe, Str: B J Doyle, Cox: P Harrison, Coach: N W Cairnes

2nd Albert Park

3rd South Melbourne/Banks

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra over a course of 2 1/4 miles on the 20th February, 1954. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by eight lengths from Albert Park, second. 

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:34.0 Margins: 5 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: W Wallace, 2: B Dawes, 3: S J Rowe, Str: B J Doyle, Cox: P Harrison, Coach: N W Cairnes

2nd Albert Park

3rd Footscray

4th Banks

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra over a 2,000 metres course on the 12th December, 1953. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by five lengths from Albert Park. 

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3 lengths

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

2nd Banks

3rd Mercantile

4th Lake Colac

Holders – Albert Park Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Nagambie, over a one mile course on the 26th December, 1953. The race was won by Albert Park by three lengths from Banks Rowing Club. No times were taken.

Victorian Sculling Championship

(2 1/4 miles)

Time - Not recorded

1st D Dudgeon, Richmond

2nd D Brook, Essendon

3rd J Webster, South Melbourne

Other competing crews:

J Williams, Mercantile

P Begelhole, Yarra Yarra

Holder – R. V. Rawlins, Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra over a two and a quarter miles course on the 20th February, 1954. Won by D. Dudgeon of the Richmond Rowing Club. No times were taken.

Victorian 2,000 Metres Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:11.0 Margins: Easily

1st D Dudgeon, Richmond

2nd P Begelhole, Yarra Yarra

3rd D Brook, Essendon

Holder – D. Tucker, Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course 2,000 metres. 27th March, 1954. Won easily by D. Dudgeon of the Richmond Rowing Club from P. Begelhole (Yarra Yarra) and D Brook (Essendon).

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:19.4 Margins: 1 foot

1st Corio Bay – Bow: R Morell, 2: W Hunter, 3: M Watson, 4: E Partridge, 5: A Sceneay, 6: J George, 7: G Cowey, Str: J Evans, Cox: D Riches, Coach: W Melourey

2nd Mercantile

3rd Hawthorn

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra over the 2,000 metres course, on the 27th March, 1954. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by one foot from Mercantile Rowing Club, second, Hawthorn third.

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

TIme - Not recorded Margins: 2 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: G Cowey, 2: J George, 3: A Sceneay, Str: J Evans, Cox: R Moore, Coach: A B Bell

2nd Footscray

3rd Mercantile

Other competing crews:

Barwon

South Melbourne

Richmond

Albert Park

Hawthorn

Banks

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course 2,000 metres. 12th December, 1953. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by two lengths from Footscray Rowing Club, second. No times were taken.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time - Not recorded Margins: 2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: J Dartnell, Str: D Boykett, Cox: G Lawrence, Coach: R Aitken

2nd Wendouree

3rd Lake Colac

Other competing crews:

Essendon

South Melbourne

Ballarat

Nagambie

Holders – Lake Colac Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Nagambie over a one mile course on the 26th December, 1953. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by two lengths from Wendouree, second. No times were taken. 

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:32.8 Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: P Leggett, 2: J Pell, 3: A Batiste, 4: R McCubbery, 5: G Robertson, 6: V Sharp, 7: C Lewis, Str: R Richardson, Cox: L Butterfield, Coach: R R Aitken

2nd Barwon

3rd Ballarat

Other competing crews:

Banks

Wendouree

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course 2,000 metres. 27th March, 1954. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by three and a half lengths from Barwon Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:28.0 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: G Robertson, 2: V Sharpe, 3: C Lewis, Str: R Richardson, Cox: L Butterfield, Coach: R R Aitkin

2nd Banks

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra over a 2,000 metres course on 12th December, 1953. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by two and a half lengths form Banks Rowing Club.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time - Not recorded Margins: 3/4 length

1st Ballarat – Bow: R Kirsopp, Str: W C Tainsh, Cox: I Godfrey, Coach: E Laughton

2nd Banks

3rd Yarra Yarra

Other competing crews:

Mercantile

South Melbourne

Ballarat City

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Nagambie. Course one mile. 26th December, 1953. Won by Ballarat Rowing Club by three-quarters of a length from Banks, second. No time was taken. 

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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