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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1977 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:41.0 Margins: 4 lengths

1st R Reddell, Haberfield

2nd P Benjamin, Mercantile

3rd A McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat

4th P Nevett, (A N U)

Other competing crews:

S Mollard, Monash

M Hawke, Haberfield

A Feldt, Banks

N Smith, Mercantile

Holder – P. Banjamin, Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 5th February, 1977. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by R. Reddell, Haberfield Rowing Club, by four lengths from P. Banjamin, Mercantile Rowing Club.

Victorian Coxless Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:39.0 Margins: 7 lengths

1st Bendigo – Bow: C Barton, Str: P Armstrong

2nd Melbourne University

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 14th March, 1977. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Bendigo Rowing Club by seven lengths from Melbourne University Boat Club.

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:56.0 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Sydney – Bow: I Clubb, Str: I Lee, Cox: S Carter, Coach: S A McKenzie

2nd Franklin

3rd Monash University

4th Wendouree-Ballarat

5th Bendigo

6th Banks

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 11th December, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Sydney Rowing Club by two and a half lengths from Franklin, with Monash University third.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:58.0 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Sydney – Bow: S Handley, 2: S Dean, 3: I Clubb, Str: I Lee, Cox: S Carter, Coach: S A McKenzie

2nd Melbourne University No 2

3rd Mercantile No 1

4th Sydney No 2

5th Adelaide University

6th Melbourne University No 1

Other competing crews:

Franklin

Banks

Drummoyne

Adelaide

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 11th December, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Sydney Rowing Club by two and a half lengths from M.U.B.C. No. 2, second.

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres, Norwich Shield)

Time: 6:57.0 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Monash University – Bow: L Ljubanovic, 2: C Rawson, 3: M Hunt, 4: S Jelbart, 5: W Magennis, 6: K Jelbart, 7: T Young, Str: B Richardson, Cox: D England, Coach: D B Bishop

2nd Mercantile

3rd Melbounre University

4th Adelaide University

Holders – Monash University Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 5th February, 1977. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Monash University Rowing Club by one and a half lengths from Mercantile Rowing Club.

Victorian Lightweight Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:01.7 Margins: 5 lengths

1st A McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat

2nd J R Sykes, Corio Bay

3rd T Poole, Corio Bay

4th D Elliott, Ballarat City

5th A Feldt, Banks

6th J Ward, Rutherglen Lake

Holder – A Feldt, Hawthorn Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 14th March, 1977. Won by A. McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, by five lengths from J. R. Sykes, Corio Bay Rowing Club, second. 

Vitorian Lightweight Coxless Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:59.1

1st Adelaide University – Bow: A Ransom, Str: R Widger

2nd Melbourne No 2

3rd Melbourne No 1

4th Mercantile

Rowed on Lake Wendoruee, Ballarat, on the 14th March, 1977. Course, 2000, metres. Won by Adelaide Universtiy Boat Club from Melbourne No. 2, second.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:29.9 Margins: 6 lengths

1st Essendon – Bow: C Forsyth, Str: C Ohlson, Cox: T Dwyer, Coach: J Heyes

2nd Melbourne

3rd Corio Bay

4th Power House

5th Barwon

6th Bendigo

7th Mercantile

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th December, 1976, Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Essendon Rowing Club by six lengths from Melbourne with Corio Bay third. 

Victorian Lightweight Coxless Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:10.4

1st Melbourne University – Bow: C Smith, 2: P Antonie, 3: S Gillett, Str: G Rees, Coach: P E M L Philp

Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 14th March, 1977, Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University on a virtual row-over.

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:02.0 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: C Smith, 2: P Antonie, 3: S Gillett, Str: G Rees, Cox: A Edwards, Coach: P E M L Philp

2nd Mercantile No 1

3rd Mercantile No 2

4th Melbourne University No 2

5th Essendon/Melbourne Composite

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 5th February, 1977. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club, by four lengths from Mercantile No. 1.

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:38.8

1st Mercantile – Bow: J Hawkins, 2: T Thurtell, 3: M Robertson, 4: P Ainsworth, 5: R Stewart, 6: R Garrard, 7: I Porter, Str: M Owen, Cox: V Ronai-Horvath, Coaches: P Guest and H R Frederico

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 14th March, 1977. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club. The only other entrant was ineligible to compete. 

Victorian Junior Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 9:21.5 Margins: 3 lengths

1st M Hawke, Haberfield

2nd D Elliott, Ballarat City

3rd D Bagnall, (A N U)

4th P Moon, Banks

5th T Poole, Corio Bay

6th A Gibson, Hawthorn

Other competing crews:

P Tippett, Wendouree-Ballarat

S Mollard, Monash

M Kwaitkowski, Footscray City

R Gardner, Barwon

N Smith, Mercantile

J Buzacott, Ballarat City

E Fenn, Wahgunyah

Holders – S. Mollard, Monash University Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 5th February, 1977. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by M. Hawke, Haberfield Rowing Club, by three lengths from D. Elliott, Ballarat City Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:07.3 Margins: 2 lengths

1st Essendon – Bow: C Forsyth, Str: C Ohlson, Cox: T Dwyer, Coach: R Smith

2nd Melbourne University

3rd Mercantile

4th Banks No 1

5th Mosman

6th Power House

Other competing crews:

Hawthorn No 1

Hawthorn No 2

Banks No 2

Holders – City of Warrnambool Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 14th March, 1977. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Essendon Rowing Club by two lengths from Melbourne University Boat Club, second.

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:27.0 Margins: 3/4 length

1st City of Warrnambool – Bow: D Stapleton, 2: J Stonehouse, 3: I McDougall, Str: A Newman, Cox: J Crosbie, Coach: B Stapleton

2nd Drummoyne

3rd Banks

4th Franklin

5th Melbourne University

6th Essendon

Other competing crews:

Mercantile

Hawthorn

Albert Park

Banks No 2

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th December, 1976. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by City of Warrnambool Rowing Club by three-quarters of a length from Drummoyne, second. 

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:43.3 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Banks – Bow: P Moon, 2: K Borthwick, 3: H Svenson, 4: D McDougall, 5: P Fitzgibbon, 6: R Pilmore, 7: J Oates, Str: S Matheson, Cox: S Hart, Coach: J Bennett

2nd Geelong College

3rd Wesley College

4th Scotch College

5th Essendon

6th Brighton Grammar

Other competing crews:

Geelong Grammar

Carey Grammar

St Kevin’s College

Melbourne Grammar

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 14th March, 1977. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Banks Rowing Club by one and one-quarter lengths from Geelong College, second.

Victorian Youth Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:34.0 Margins: 1/2 length

1st Wendouree-Ballarat – Bow: P Shorten, 2: G Gullock, 3: A Heys, Str: M Cunningham, Cox: M O’Brien, Coach: J Heys

2nd Barwon

3rd Yarra Yarra

4th Corio Bay

Holders – Ballarat & Clarendon College. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 5th February, 1977. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club by half a length from Barwon Rowing Club.

Victorian Schoolboy Four-Oared Championship

(1,600 metres)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Ballarat Grammar School – Bow: R Bury, 2: S Treloar, 3: J Jelbart, Str: I Fulton, Cox: M George, Coach: E Vahl Meyer

2nd Ballarat High School

Other competing crews:

Ballarat Collegee

St Patrick’s College

Carey Grammar No 1

Carey Grammar No 2

Holders – Ballarat & Clarendon College. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 12th March, 1977. Course, 1,600 metres. Won by Ballarat Grammar School by two and a half lengths from Ballarat High School.

Victorian Schoolboy Eight-Oared Championship

(1,600 metres, M. S. Williams Medallions)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1/3 length

1st Wesley College – Bow: M King, 2: R Bade, 3: A Gus, 4: R Newton, 5: J Sharp, 6: I Wood, 7: A Hall, Str: D Goodwin, Cox: M Busby, Coach: A Mitchell

2nd Geelong College

3rd Brighton Grammar

Other competing crews:

Geelong Grammar

Scotch College

St Kevin’s College

Xavier College

Melbourne Grammar

Carey Grammar

Holders – Brighton Grammar School. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 12th March, 1977. Course, 1,600 metres. Won by Wesley College by one-third of a length from Geelong College, second.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Bendigo – Bow: P Armstrong, Str: C Barton, Cox: H Bennetts

2nd City of Warrnambool

Other competing crews:

Corio Bay

Barwon

Lake Colac

Wendouree-Ballarat No 1

Wendouree-Ballarat No 2

Holders – City of Warrnambool Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Colac on the 26th February, 1977. Won by Bendigo Rowing Club from City of Warrnambool Rowing Club. 

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st City of Warrnambool – Bow: D Stapleton, 2: J Carter, 3: B Stapleton, Str: J Stonehouse, Cox: J Crosbie

2nd Wendouree-Ballarat

Other competing crews:

Barwon

Corio Bay

Lake Colac

Ballarat Grammar

Holders – Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Colac on the 26th February, 1977. Won by City of Warrnambool Rowing Club from Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: P Chandley, 2: R Tomczak, 3: G Wilkes, 4: P Armitage, 5: J Nurzenski, 6: D Wilson, 7: R Gardner, Str: W Digby, Cox: J Hart

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Warrnambool

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Colac on the 26th February, 1977. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Won from Corio Bay with Warrnambool third. 

Victorian Country Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: R Gardner, 2: W Digby, 3: G Wilkes, Str: P Armitage, Cox: J Hart

2nd Corio Bay

3rd City of Warrnambool

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Colac on the 26th February, 1977. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Won from Corio Bay and City of Warrnambool Rowing Clubs.

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1976 - 1987.

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