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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1959 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: 11:45.6 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: H R Frederico, 2: M G Tomanovits, 3: R Lee, 4: C C Grant, 5: D H Boykett, 6: G McCall, 7: W S Arnold, Str: G M Taylor, Cox: C J Newman, Coach: R R Aitken

2nd Melbourne University

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course, 2 1/4 miles. 14th February, 1959. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by two and a half lengths from Melbourne University. 

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:11.0 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: H R Frederico, 2: G McCall, 3: W S Arnold, Str: G M Taylor, Cox: C J Newman, Coach: R R Aitkin

2nd Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

Banks

Corio Bay

Yarra Yarra/Hawthorn

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River. Course, 2,000 metres. 13th December, 1958. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by 1 1/4 lengths from Melbourne University.

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time: 6:33.0

1st Melbourne University – Bow: J A Hunt, Str: T R Davies, Cox: J Cockbill, Coach: Dr L S Williams

2nd Albert Park

Other competing crews:

Yarra Yarra

Banks

Melbourne

Footscray City

Holders – Yarra Yarra Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Moodemere, Rutherglen. Course, one mile. 1st January, 1959. Won by Melbourne University from Albert Park, second.

Victorian Sculling Championship

(2 1/4 miles)

Time: 15:21.6 Margins: 1 length

1st N Smith, Corio Bay

2nd J Hume, Yarra Yarra

3rd D Dudgeon, Richmond

Other competing crews:

G Pratt, Essendon

P Begelhole, Yarra Yarra

D MacMillan, Corio Bay

Holder – D. Dudgeon, Richmond Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course, 2 1/4 miles, 14th February, 1959. Won by N. Smith (Corio Bay) by one length from J. Hume (Yarra Yarra), second.

Victorian 2,000 Metres Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:00.0

1st N Smith, Corio Bay

2nd D Dudgeon, Richmond

3rd G Pratt, Essendon

Holder – G. Pratt, Essendon Rowing Club. Won by N. Smith (Corio Bay) in a time of 8 minutes from D. Dudgeon (Richmond) and G. Pratt (Essendon).

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:10.4 Margins: 3 feet

1st Melbourne Grammar вЂ“ Bow: L V Luxton, 2: T R Pringle, 3: R G A’Beckett, 4: J W Stuckey, 5: I F Bult, 6: D McA Baillieu, 7: E W Campbell, Str: W L Ruttledge, Cox: G C Morgan, Coach: G Sargood

2nd Mercantile

3rd Banks

Other competing crews:

Richmond

Scotch College

Dimboola

Powerhouse

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra. Course, 2,000 metres. 21st March 1959. Won by Melbourne Grammar School by three feet from Mercantile, second.

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:36.4 Margins 1 1/4 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: A Cordell, 2: P Humphris, 3: S H Newcomb, Str: P Harding, Cox: D Palfreyman, Coach: W L Wallace

2nd Dimboola

3rd Hawthorn

Other competing crews:

Albert Park

Essendon

Mercantile

Preston

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River. Course, 2,000 metres. 13th December, 1958. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by 1 1/4 lengths from Dimboola, second. 

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time: 6:52.0 Margins: 2 lengths

1st Richmond – Bow: L Patullo, Str: E Britton, Cox: G Stewart, Coach: M Gardner

2nd Dimboola

Other competing crews:

Wahgunyah

Banks

Albert Park

Essendon

Mercantile

Preston

Holders – Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Moodemere, Rutherglen, on the 1st Janauary, 1959. Course, one mile. Won by Richmond Rowing Club by two lengths from Dimboola, second. 

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:57.2 Margins: 1/3 length

1st Essendon – Bow: E Lomas, 2: A Vowles, 3: B Crawley, 4: D McNulty, 5: R Cooper, 6: G Walsh, 7: T Hunter, Str: D Dunn, Cox: K Augustine, Coach: V Pratt

2nd Yarra Yarra

3rd Barwon

Holders – Yarra Yarra Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 21st March, 1959. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Essendon Rowing Club by one-third of a length from Yarra Yarra, second.

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:42.0 Margins: 4 lengths

1st South Melbourne – Bow: R Tanner, 2: H Stevens, 3: G Taylor, Str: L Gallagher, Cox: E Jones, Coach: W Graham

2nd Banks

3rd Barwon

Other competing crews:

Mercantile

Essendon

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River on the 13th December, 1958, over a course of 2,000 metres. Won by South Melbourne Rowing Club by four lengths from Banks Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time: 6:51.0

1st South Melbourne – Bow: G Taylor, Str: L Gallagher, Cox: E Jones, Coach: W Graham

2nd Barwon

Other competing crews:

Rutherglen Lake

Yarra Yarra

Essendon

Holders – South Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Moodemere, Rutherglen, on the 1st January, 1959. Course, one mile. Won by the South Melbourne Rowing Club from Barwon, second. 

Victorian Junior Sculling Chamionship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:10.3 Margins: Easily

1st J Sykes, Corio Bay

2nd J Hume, Yarra Yarra

3rd D Huffman, Dimboola

Holder – N. Smith, Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Lower Yarra on the 21st March, 1959. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by J. Sykes (Corio Bay) easily from J. Hume (Yarra Yarra), second.

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 canvas, 4 lengths

1st Dimboola – Bow: G Gazelle, 2: B Taylor, 3: W Taylor, 4: R English, 5: J Kemfert, 6: G Gooding, 7: P Robinson, Str: R Gooding, Cox: G Linder

2nd Wendoree

3rd Barwon

4th Wentworth

This year saw the inauguration of Country Championships, organized by Mr. A. Worrall Jones, Secretary of the Country Championships Committee. Victoria was divided into eight regions, each region conducting regional championships for eights, fours and pairs. The successful crews and close seconds from each region then contested the Victorian Country Championships at Ballarat on Saturday, 14th March, 1959. The Eight-Oared Country Championship was won by Dimboola Rowing Club by a canvas from Wendouree, second, with a further four lengths back to Barwon, third.

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(Ditance - Not recorded)

Time - Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: D John, 2: D Ramage, 3: D Norwood, Str: D Caithness, Cox: K van den Belt

Other competing crews вЂ“ Not recorded

This year saw the inauguration of Country Championships, organized by Mr. A. Worrall Jones, Secretary of the Country Championships Committee. Victoria was divided into eight regions, each region conducting regional championships for eights, fours and pairs. The successful crews and close seconds from each region then contested the Victorian Country Championships at Ballarat on Saturday, 14th March, 1959. The Four-Oared Country Championship was won by Corio Bay Rowing Club.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 length, 1/2 length

1st Wahgunyah – Bow: P Richardson, Str: R Richardson, Cox: E Forbes

2nd Dimboola

3rd Wendouree

4th Wentworth

5th Yea

6th Barwon

This year saw the inauguration of Country Championships, organized by Mr. A. Worrall Jones, Secretary of the Country Championships Committee. Victoria was divided into eight regions, each region conducting regional championships for eights, fours and pairs. The successful crews and close seconds from each region then contested the Victorian Country Championships at Ballarat on Saturday, 14th March, 1959. The Pair-Oared Country Championship was won by Waygunyah Rowing Club by a length from Wendouree, second, with half a length between second and third.

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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