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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1976 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:17.4 Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st P Benjamin, Mercantile

2nd J R Sykes, Corio Bay

3rd K Leach, Mercantile  

4th P Nevett, (A N U)

5th A McCowan, Albert Park

6th R Garrard, Mercantile

Other competing crews:

N Smith, Power House

L Budge, Power House

Holder – P. Rowe, Haberfield Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th February, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by P. Banjamin, Mercantile Rowing Club, by three and a half lengths from J. R. Sykes, Corio Bay Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Coxless Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:04.0 Margins: 3 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: C J Smith, Str: G L Rees, Coach: P Philp

2nd Monash University

3rd Wendouree-Ballarat

Holders – Haberfield Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th March, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by three lengths from Monash University, second. 

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:25.0 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: C J Smith, Str: G L Rees, Cox: G G Garnham, Coach: P Philp

2nd Monash University No 2

3rd Warrnambool

4th Monash University No 1

5th Bendigo

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th March, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by four lengths from Monash University No. 2, second.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:44.6 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Sydney – Bow: A Brown, 2: I Lee, 3: E Hale, Str: S Handley, Cox: S Carter, Coach: M Morgan

2nd Sydney No 2

3rd Melbourne University No 2

4th Adelaide University No 2

5th Torrens

6th Melbourne University No 1

Other competing crews:

Adelaide No 1

Adelaide No 2

Monash University

Adelaide University No 1

Holders – Adelaide/Torrens Composite crew. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 14th December, 1975. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Sydney Rowing Club by four lengths from Sydney No. 2, second.

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres, Norwich Shield)

Time: 6:25.2 Margins: 1 length

1st Monash University – Bow: M J Slee, 2: J E Bourke, 3: P A Cusworth, 4: R K Cusworth, 5: W G Magennis. 6: B J Richardson, 7: S B Jelbart, Str: K P Jelbart, Cox: D B England, Coach: D B Bishop

2nd Melbourne University

3rd Mercantile

4th Banks

Holders – Melbourne University Composite. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 24th January, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Monash University Rowing Club by one length from Melbourne University Boat Club, second.

Victorian Lightweight Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:59.7 Margins: 4 lengths

1st A Feldt, Hawthorn

2nd T Poole, Corio Bay

3rd N F Smith, Power House

4th D Elliott, Ballarat City

5th L Budge, Power House

Holder – N. F. Smith, Power House Rowing Cub. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 8th March, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by A. Feldt, Hawthorn Rowing Club, by four lengths from T. Poole, Corio Bay Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:45.9 Margins: 1 length

1st Barwon – Bow: P J Morgan, Str: K M Chandley, Coach: J Hart, Coach: G Hunter

2nd Melbourne

3rd Essendon No 2

4th Corio Bay No 2

5th Corio Bay No 1

6th Essendon No 1

Other competing crews:

Warrnambool

Ballarat City

Power House

Holders – Power House Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th December, 1975. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by one length from Melbourne Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:32.3 Margins: 6 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: J Hawkins, 2: P Macartney, 3: I Porter, Str: T Thurtell, Cox: V Ronai, Coach: M Tomanovits

2nd Wendouree-Ballarat

3rd Melbourne University

4th Melbourne/Footscray Composite

5th Power House

6th Murray Bridge

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 24th January, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by six lengths from Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:49.6 Margins: 5 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: A N Guerin, 2: M Connolly, 3: I Duthie, 4: M F Owen, 5: A Spriggins, 6: R Garrard, 7: C Koster, Str: G Robertson-Smith, Cox: M Aitkin, Coach: D Palfreyman

2nd Power House

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th March, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by five lengths from Power House Rowing Club. 

Victorian Junior Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 9:08.4 Margins: 2 lengths

1st S Mollard, Monash University

2nd J Murray, Barwon

3rd D Elliott, Ballarat City

4th L Budge, Power House

Other competing crews:

T Poole, Corio Bay

N Smith, Power House

R Gardner, Barwon

Holder – P. Banjamin, Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th March, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by S. Mollard, Monash University Rowing Club, by two lengths from J. Murray, Barwon Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:15.0 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st City of Warrnambool – Bow: J Stonehouse, Str: D McDougall, Cox: J Crosbie, Cox: W Scutcheon

2nd Essendon

3rd Melbourne University

4th Richmond

5th Banks

6th Power House

Holders – Barwon Rowing Cub. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 14th December, 1975. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by City of Warrnambool Rowing Club by two and a half lengths from Essendon Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:42.8 Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: J Hawkins, 2: P Macartney, 3: I Porter, Str: T Thurtell, Cox: V Ronai, Coach: M Tomanovits

2nd Essendon No 1

3rd Melbourne University

4th Wendouree-Ballarat

5th Power House

6th Monash University

Other competing crews:

Essendon No 2

Wentworth

Ballarat College

Hawthorn

Holders – Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th February, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by three and a half lengths from Essendon No. 1, second.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:53.5 Margins: 1 length

1st Banks – Bow: P J Moon, 2: D J Dunn, 3: W J Oates, 4: J F Lewis, 5: G L Matheson, 6: P J FitzGibbon, 7: A J McQueen, Str: R B Pilmore, Cox: S T Hart, Coach: J Bennett

2nd Melbourne University

2nd Power House

4th Melbourne/Footscray Composite

5th Mercantile

6th Melbourne Grammar 

Other competing crews:

Hawthorn

Essendon

Geelong Grammar

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th March, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Banks Rowing Club by one length from Melbourne University and Power House, who were equal second.

Victorian Youth Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Row-over

1st Ballarat & Clarendon College – Bow: S Moreton, 2: J Cunningham, 3: A Heys, Str: M Cunningham, Cox: M O’Brien, Coach: J Heys

Holders – Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 8th March, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Ballarat & Clarendon College on a row-over.

Victorian Schoolboy Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:04.1 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Ballarat & Clarendon College – Bow: S Moreton, 2: J Cunningham, 3: A Heys, Str: M Cunningham, Cox: M O’Brien, Coach: J Heys

2nd Ballarat & Queens Grammar 

3rd St Patrick’s College

Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th March, 1976. Course 2,000 metres. Won by Ballarat & Clarendon College by four lengths from Ballarat & Queens Grammar School with St. Patrick’s College third.

Victorian Schoolboy Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:18.0 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Brighton Grammar – Bow: G J Molloy, 2: P W Scott, 3: C L Wilson, 4: R B Keast, 5: R M Zacharin, 6: G R Viner, 7: P C Fitch, Str: A P Briggs, Cox: D J Strong, Coach: R Wilson

2nd Scotch College 1st crew

3rd Melbourne Grammar 1st crew

4th Scotch College 2nd crew

5th Melbourne Grammar 2nd crew

Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 7th March, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Brighton Grammar School by one and a half lengths from Scotch College 1st crew.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded

1st City of Warrnambool – Bow: J Stonehouse, Str: D McDougall, Cox: J Crosbie

2nd Lake Colac

3rd Wendouree-Ballarat

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 11th April, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by City of Warrnambool Rowing Club. Lake Colac were second.

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded

1st Wendouree-Ballarat – Bow: B Sarah, 2: J Coutts, 3: G Hucker, Str: A McKinley, Cox: G Harrison

2nd Barwon

3rd Warrnambool

Holders – Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th April, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club from Barwon, second, and Warrnambool, third. 

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: R Gardner, 2: K M Chandley, 3: R Box, 4: H Mussett, 5: Roman Tomczak, 6: P White, 7: J Murray, Str: Richard Tomczak, Cox: B Digby

2nd Warrnambool

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th April, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Warrnambool Rowing Club were second.

Victorian Country Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: F X McMahon, Str: W F Noyes, 3: J R Virgona, Str: M Killeen, Cox: D G Steven

2nd Barwon

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th April, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Barwon were second.

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1976 - 1987.

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