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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1969 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:46.0 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st J R Sykes, Corio Bay

2nd K Leach, Corio Bay

3rd P Edwards, Melbourne

4th J Bennett, Banks

Other competing crews:

T McNair, Swan (WA)

P Mangelsdorf, Mannum (SA)

R Bradley, S A Railways Institute

N Talbot, S A Railways Institute

Holder – P. Edwards, Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th February, 1969. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by J. R. Sykes (Corio Bay) by one and a half lengths from K. Leach (Corio Bay).

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: G Xouris, Str: J R Watt, Cox: K Stevens

2nd Essendon

Other competing crews:

Wendouree

Morwell Y M C A

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on the Darling River, Wentworth, on the 7th April, 1969. Course, one mile. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by three and a half lengths from Essendon Rowing Club.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:48.3 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: J R Sykes, 2: J R Watt, 3: G Xouris, Str: D B Ramage, Cox: K Stevens, Coach: D B Ramage

2nd Monash University

3rd Mercantile

4th Melbourne University

5th Banks

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 14th December, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by four lengths from Monash University, second. 

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres, Norwich Shield)

Time: 6:20.5 Margins: 3/4 canvas

1st Mercantile – Bow: P R Knowles, 2: R W Connolly, 3: H J Foley, 4: R P Lachal, 5: J Shanasy, 6: D G A Douglas, 7: S M Gillon, Str: G H Boykett, Cox: G Godkin, Coach: D H Boykett

2nd Corio Bay

Other competing crews:

Barwon/Mercantile Composite

Melbourne University

Monash University

Banks/Essendon Composite

Yarra Yarra

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th February, 1969. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by three-quarters of a canvas from Corio Bay, second.

Victorian LightweightпїЅSculling Championship

(1 mile)

Time – Not recorded

1st G Ramsbottom, Melbourne

2nd C Roberts, Richmond

3rd L D Renouf, Corio Bay

Holder – C. Roberts, Richmond Rowing Club. Rowed on the Darling River, Wentworth, on the 7th April, 1969. Course, one mile. Won by G. Ramsbottom (Melbourne) from C. Roberts (Richmond).

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 4 lengths

1st Melbourne – Bow: J Fitzgerald, Str: R Young, Cox: T Craig

2nd Barwon No 2

Other competing crews:

Barwon No 1

Corio Bay

Melbourne University

Banks No 1

Banks No 2

Melbourne No 2

Essendon

Hawthorn

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Darling River, Wentworth, on the 7th April, 1969. Course, one mile. Won by Melbourne Rowing Club by four lengths from Barwon No. 2.

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:33.4 Margins: 1 canvas

1st Barwon – Bow: P McHugh, 2: M Morgan, 3: A Hart, 4: P Morgan, Cox: W Cook, Coach: L Gladman

2nd Mercantile

3rd Melbourne

4th Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

Richmond

South Melbourne

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th February, 1969. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Barwon by a canvas from Mercantile, second.

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:28.4 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Mercantile – Bow: P V Wood, 2: A K Darker, 3: R I Griffiths, 4: R W Connolly, 5: R F Cummings, 6: G Park, 7: T J Hogan, Str: P H O’Brien, Cox: R Loveless, Coach: P J Downey

2nd Melbourne University

3rd Barwon

4th Mercantile No 2

Other competing crews:

Hawthorn

Banks

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 14th December, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by three-quarters of a length from Melbourne University.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Hawthorn – Bow: M A Phillipson, Str: A J Gibson, Cox: B McLoghlin

2nd Mercantile

3rd Banks No 2

Other competing crews:

Banks No 1

Adelaide (SA)

Torrens (SA)

Power House

Melbourne University

Holders – Essendon Rowing Club. Rowed on the Darling River, Wentworth, on the 7th April, 1969. Course, one mile. Won by Hawthorn Rowing Club by one and one-half lengths from Mercantile and Banks No. 2 third.

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:06.5 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: W B Hutchins, 2: Sahanasy, 3: R Gurnsworthy, Str: P R Knowles, Cox: M Lawrence, Coach: S H Newcomb

2nd Power House

3rd Geelong Grammar 

4th Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

Corio Bay

Banks

Monash University

Ballarat

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 14th December, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by two and a half lengths from Power House, second.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:39.0 Margins: 2 feet

1st Melbourne University – Bow: F W Richards, 2: D J M Bainbridge, 3: A J Oakley, 4: R S Zahara, 5: J B Kiddle, 6: A H Bainbridge, 7: R J Stewart, Str: W S Etheridge, Cox: A K Shulz, Coach: W R Stokes

2nd Mercantile

3rd Hawthorn

4th Banks

5th Corio Bay

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th February, 1969. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by two feet from Mercantile Rowing Club. Corio Bay was eliminated in the heats.

Victorian Country LightweightпїЅFour-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: K Chandley, 2: P Armitage, 3: A Hart, Str: P Morgan, Cox: W Cook

2nd Corio Bay

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th March, 1969. Won by Barwon from Corio Bay Rowing Club.

Victorian Junior Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Row-over

R J Garrard, Mercantile 

Holder – A. Bainbridge, Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 14th December, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. A row-over was awarded to R. J. Garrard, Mercantile Rowing Club.

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: LGlenny, 2: G Cotton, 3: D Lewis, 4: J Sykes, 5: C Seward, 6: R Webb, 7: G Xouris, Str: J Watt, Cox: K Stevens

2nd Barwon

3rd Wendouree

Other competing crews:

Dimboola

Ballarat City

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th March, 1969. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Barwon was second and Wendouree was third. 

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: J Sykes, 2: G Cotton, 3: G Xouris, Str: J Watt, Cox: D Jarvis

2nd Barwon

3rd Wendouree

Other competing crews:

Dimboola

Ballarat High School

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th March, 1969. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Barwon and Wendouree were second and third respectively.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: G Xouris, Str: J Watt, Cox: K Stevens

2nd Wendouree

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th March, 1969. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Wendouree was second. 

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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