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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1970 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:49.0 Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st R F Fitch, Barwon

2nd K Leach, Mercantile

3rd N Talbot, South Australian Railways

4th R Garrard, Mercantile

5th T McNair, Swan River (WA)

Holder – J. R. Sykes, Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th February, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by R. F. Fitch, Barwon Rowing Club, by three and a half lengths from K. Leach, Mercantile, second. T. McNair (Swan River WA) was eliminated in the heats.

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3/4 length

1st Monash University – Bow: D B Bishop, Str: K P Jelbart, Cox: R W England, Coach: R Moore

2nd Corio Bay No 2

3rd Corio Bay No 3

4th Mercantile No 2

5th Mercantile No 1

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Upper Yarra Course on the 25th October, 1969. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Monash University by three-quarters of a length from Corio Bay No. 2.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:26.5 Margins: 3.9 seconds

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

2nd Mosman (NSW)

3rd Mercantile

4th Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

Monash University

Banks

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 4th April, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by 3.9 sec. from Mosman (NSW), with Mercantile third.

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres, Norwich Shield)

Time: 6:18.9 Margins: 1/2 length

1st Mercantile – Bow: D Palfreyman, 2: L P Ayres, 3: J H Gumley, 4: J R Harry, 5: J E Shanasy, 6: D G Douglas, 7: S M Gillon, Str: G H Boykett, Cox: A G Maginn, Coach: D H Boykett

2nd Adelaide University

3rd Yarra Yarra

4th Banks/Mercantile/Power House Composite

Other competing crews:

Buckingham (TAS)

Melbourne University

Monash

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th February, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile by half a length from Adelaide University, with Yarra Yarra third.

Victorian LightweightпїЅSculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 9:47.2 Margins: 3.8 seconds

1st G Ramsbottom, Melbourne

2nd W E John, Monash University

Holder – G. Ramsbottom, Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 4th April, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by G. Ramsbottom by 3.8 sec. from W. E. John, Monash University Rowing Club.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Melbourne No 2 – Bow: G Ramsbottom, Str: R W Young, Cox: E L Tweedie, Coach: W J Ramsbottom

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Banks

4th Melbourne No 1

Other competing crews:

Barwon

Hawthorn

Mercantile No 1

Mercantile No 2

Holders – Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on the Upper Yarra course, on the 25th October, 1969. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne Rowing Club No. 2 by one and one-half lengths from Corio Bay. The event was re-rowed on November 1st after the final was declared “no race”.

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:02.9 Margins: 1 length

1st Melbourne University – Bow: B Clarke, 2: A McKinley, 3: C Johnston, Str: P Nicholson, Cox: A Richards, Coach: M Schapper

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Mercantile

4th Barwon

Other competing crews:

Footscray City

Melbourne

Torrens (SA)

Mildura

South Melbourne

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th February, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by one length from Corio Bay Rowing Club. 

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:14.0 Margins: 1 second

1st Mosman (NSW) – Bow: G Fuller, 2: S Spencer, 3: R Poke, 4: J Cody, 5: B Keats, 6: T Pinson, 7: J Bentley, Str: R Clementson, Cox: R Arentz, Coach: J Raper

2nd Barwon

3rd Mercantile

4th Melbourne

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 4th April, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mosman Rowing Club (N. S. W.). Won by one sec. from Barwon, with Mercantile third.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Banks – Bow: G J Hardie, Str: R K Cusworth, Cox: L Holland

2nd Mercantile No 1

3rd Power House

4th Mercantile No 2

Other competing crews:

Albert Park

Banks No 2

Monash University

Holders – Hawthorn Rowing Club. Rowed on the Upper Yarra course on the 25th Ocotber, 1969. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Banks Rowing Club by one and one-quarter lengths from Mercantile No. 1. 

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:15.1 Margins: 1/3 length

1st Mercantile – Bow: A Darker, 2: R Redman, 3: R Dawson, Str: R Negri, Cox: J Ling, Coach: K McConville

2nd Barwon

3rd Richmond

4th Banks

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th February, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by one-third of a length with Barwon second.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:59.0 Margins: 5.6 seconds

1st Geelong Grammar вЂ“ Bow: G Wood, 2: R Lansell, 3: T Rogers, 4: A Smith, 5: D Cutts, 6: J Hohnen, 7: C Koren, Str: J Brodribb, Cox: P Bender, Coach: F Covill

2nd Melbourne University

3rd Mosman (NSW)

4th Xavier College

Other competing crews:

Melbourne Grammar 

Carey Grammar

Melbourne High 

St Kevin’s College

Caulfield Grammar

Mercantile

Wendouree

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 4th April, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Geelong Grammar School by 5.6 sec. from Melbourne University. 

Victorian Country LightweightпїЅFour-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: A L Hart, 2: P J Morgan, 3: K M Chandley, Str: P A Armitage, Cox: G Hunter

2nd Corio Bay

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 14th March, 1970. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Corio Bay was second. 

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: A L Hart, 2: P J Morgan, 3: P McHugh, 4: L Ljubanovic, 5: J Bateman, 6: R Fitch, 7: K M Chandley, Str: P A Armitage, Cox: M Dunstan

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Geelong Grammar No 1

Other competing crews:

Wendouree

Geelong Grammar No 2

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 14th March, 1970. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Corio Bay was second and Geelong Grammar No. 1 third. 

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

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

2nd Barwon

3rd Ballarat City

4th Dimboola

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 14th March, 1970. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club from Barwon, second.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

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

2nd Ballarat

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 14th March, 1970. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Ballarat Rowing Club was second.

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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