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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1979 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Sculling Championship

Distance – Not recorded

Time: 7:55.6 Margins: 1/2 metre

1st A McCowan, Albert Park

2nd A McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat

3rd B Sarah, Wendouree-Ballarat

4th J Stonehouse, City of Warrnambool

5th P F Edwards, Melbourne

6th S Spurling, Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

A Rigby, Melbourne University

L Budge, Power House

D Elliott, Ballarat City

A Feldt, Banks

G Fulford, Melbourne University

Holder – E. Hale, Sydney Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 11th March, 1979. Won by A. McCowan, Albert Park Rowing Club by half a metre from A. McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Coxless Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:38.4 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: A Holt, Str: J Cumper

2nd Mercantile

3rd Corio Bay

4th Banks

Holders – Monash University Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 12th March, 1979. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by one and a half lengths from Mercantile Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:18.3 Margins: 1/2 length

1st Mercantile – Bow: S Gillon, Str: D Douglas, Cox: T Sanchez

2nd City of Warrnambool

3rd Banks

4th Corio Bay

Holders – Monash University Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, March 11th, 1979. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by half a length from City of Warrnambool Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Coxless Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:36.8

1st Melbourne University – Bow: V Bollen, P Antonie, S Gillett, G Rees, Coach: P E M L Philp

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendoruee, Ballarat, on the 12th March, 1979. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club. Won on a row-over.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:58.0 Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: V Bollen, 2: P Antonie, 3: S Gillett, Str: G Rees, Cox: D England, Coach: P E M L Philp

2nd Banks

Holders – Adelaide University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th March, 1979. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by three and a half lengths from Banks Rowing Club. 

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded, Norwich Shield)

Time: 6:22.4 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Monash University/Melbourne University Composite – Bow: A Holt, 2: J Cumper, 3: M Hunt, 4: S Jelbart, 5: T Young, 6: W Magennis, 7: B Richardson, Str: J Lowe, Cox: M Nicholson, Coach: P C Dane

2nd Sydney

3rd Melbourne University

4th Mercantile No 1

5th Banks

6th Mercantile No 2

7th Wendouree-Ballarat

Holders – Monash University Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 10th February, 1979. Won by Monash University/Melbourne University Composite by one and one-half lengths from Sydney Rowing Club. 

Victorian Lightweight Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:51.4 Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st A McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat

2nd D Stapleton, City of Warrnambool

3rd A Feldt, Banks

4th D Elliott, Ballarat City

Other competing crews:

T Poole, Corio Bay

L Budge, Power House

M Kwaitkowski, Footscray City

Holder – A. McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 12th March, 1979. Won by A. McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, by three and a half lengths from D. Stapleton, City of Warrnambool Rowing Club, second.

Vitorian Lightweight Coxless Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:19.0 Margins: 1 metre

1st Ballarat City/Corio Bay Composite – Bow: D Elliott, Str: T Poole, Coach: J Sykes

2nd Melbourne University No 1

3rd Richmond

4th Melbourne University No 2

5th Barwon

Holders – Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 10th February, 1979. Won by Ballarat City/Corio Bay Composite crew by one metre from Melbourne University No. 1 crew, second.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:09.8 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: R Gardiner, Str: W Digby, Cox: G Konig, Coach: G Hunter

2nd City of Warrnambool

3rd Yarra Yarra

4th Hawthorn

Other competing crews:

Ballarat City/Corio Bay Composite

Mercantile

Power House

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 12th March, 1979. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by one and a half lengths from City of Warrnambool Rowing Club.

Vitorian Lightweight Coxless Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded, D. S. Stirling Trophy)

Time: 6:29.2 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Melbourne University No 2 - Bow: V Bollen, 2: P Antonie, 3: S Gillett, Str: G Rees, Coach: P E M L Philp

2nd Melbourne University No 1

3rd Melbourne University No 3

4th Buckingham

5th Mercantile No 1

6th Mercantile No 2

Other competing crews:

Barwon

Murray Bridge

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 11th March, 1979. Won by Melbourne University No. 2 crew by one and a quarter lengths from Melbourne University No. 1 crew.

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:55.3 Margins: 3 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: R Rees, 2: S Marshall, 3: P Gardiner, Str: T Hyatt, Cox: D England, Coach: C Low

2nd Melbourne University No 3

3rd Mercantile

4th Power House

5th Murray Bridge

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 12th March, 1979. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by three lengths from Melbourne University No. 3.

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:29.0 Margins: 1 metre

1st Melbourne University – Bow: T Hall, 2: J McKenzie, 3: R Rees, 4: A Marshall, 5: M Quinn, 6: T Hyatt, 7: P van Veenendaal, Str: C Bartlett, Cox: A Maginn, Coach: C Low

2nd Haberfield

3rd Mercantile

4th Corio Bay

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 10th February, 1979. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by one metre from Haberfield Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Junior Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:57.5 Margins: 3/4 length

1st G Fulford, Melbourne University

2nd E Fenn, Rutherglen Lake

3rd D Elliott, Ballarat City

4th D Stapleton, City of Warrnambool

5th M Kwaitkowski, Footscray City

6th J Sabaljack, Monash University

Other competing crews:

N Collins, Ballarat City

D Barnes, Albert Park

C Allison, Latrobe University

C Syme, Banks

S Alsop, Monash University

Holder – B. Sarah, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 10th February, 1979. Won by G. Fulford, Melbourne University Boat Club, by three-quarters of a length from E. Fenn, Rutherglen Lake Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:58.0 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Footscray City – Bow: B Johnson, Str: M Henderson, Cox: M Goodyear

2nd Power House

3rd Hawthorn No 1

4th Corio Bay

5th Hawthorn No 2

6th Banks

Holders – Mosman Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 12th March, 1979. Won by Footscray City Rowing Club by one and one-quarter lengths from Power House Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:18.6 Margins: 5 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: R O Tomczak, 2: A Cleary, 3: R Kvant, Str: R I Tomczak, Cox: M Sheahan, Coach: L Gladman

2nd Barwon No 2

3rd Rutherglen Lake

4th Yarra Yarra

5th Mercantile

6th Melbourne

Other competing crews:

Essendon

Power House

Footscray/Essendon Composite

Holders – Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 10th February, 1979. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by five lengths from Barwon No. 2 crew.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:18.4 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: R O Tomczak, 2: J Sabaljack, 3: G Dunnium, 4: A Cleary, 5: R Kvant, 6: P White, 7: J Murray, Str: R I Tomczak, Cox: M Sheahan, Coach: L Gladman

2nd Mercantile

3rd Wendouree-Ballarat

4th Banks

5th Melbourne Grammar

Other competing crews:

Brighton Grammar

Caulfield Grammar

Holders – Mosman Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 11th March, 1979. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by two and a half lengths from Mercantile Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Youth Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:40.7 Margins: 30 centimetres

1st Banks – Bow: P Rumpf, 2: M Pringle, 3: N Jackson, Str: N Robinson, Cox: S Hart, Coach: J Bennett

2nd Mercantile No 1

3rd Mercantile No 2

4th Corio Bay

5th Barwon

6th Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

Corio Bay No 2

Melbourne

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 10th February, 1979. Won by Banks Rowing Club by 30 centimetres from Mercantile No. 1 crew. 

Victorian Youth Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:24.4 Margins: 1/2 length

1st Mercantile – Bow: S Cook, 2: A Briggs, 3: A Burnei, 4: A McDonald, 5: D Thomas, 6: D Spence, 7: A Murchie, Str: D Webster, Cox: V Ronai-Horvath, Coach: M Aitkin

2nd Geelong College

3rd Corio Bay

4th Mercantile No 2

5th Brighton Grammar

Other competing crews:

Scotch College

St Kevin’s College

Banks

Geelong Grammar

Barwon

Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 12th March, 1979. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by half a length from Geelong College, second. 

Victorian Schoolboy Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:13.0 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st St Patrick’s College – Bow: P Thomson, 2: M Crameri, 3: M Reedy, Str: A O’Brien, Cox: J Grant, Coach: F Ritchie

2nd St Patrick’s College No 2

3rd Ballarat & Queens Grammar

4th Ballarat & Clarendon College

5th St Patrick’s College No 3

Holders – St. Patrick’s College. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 12th March, 1979. Won by St. Patrick’s College No. 1 crew by two and a half lengths from St. Patrick’s College No. 2 crew.

Victorian Schoolboy Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded, M. S. Williams Medallions)

Time: 6:24.6 Margins: 1/2 length

1st Melbourne Grammar – Bow: B Fry, 2: A Maughan, 3: J Purnell, 4: A Piellerup, 5: P Hilditch, 6: J Arnold, 7: C Rose, Str: J Michelmore, Cox: J Lancell, Coach: A J Smith

2nd Wesley College

3rd Geelong College

4th St Kevin’s College

5th Geelong Grammar

6th Scotch College

Other competing crews:

Scotch College No 2

Scotch College No 3

Brighton Grammar

Caulfield Grammar

Holders – Melbourne Grammar School. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 12th March, 1979. Won by Melbourne Grammar School by half a length from Wesley College, second.

Victorian Country Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3 lengths

1st A McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat

2nd B Sarah, Wendouree-Ballarat

3rd D Stapleton, City of Warrnambool

4th J Stonehouse, City of Warrnambool 

Holder – B. Sarah, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 18th March, 1979. Won by A. McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, by three lengths from B. Sarah (Wendouree-Ballarat), second.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 5 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: J Murray, Str: P White, Cox: S Emonds

2nd Wendouree-Ballarat

3rd City of Warrnambool

4th Lake Colac

5th Barwon No 1

Holders – City of Warrnambool Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 18th March, 1979. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by five lengths from Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 2 lengths

1st City of Warrnambool – Bow: D Stapleton, 2: C Wooster, 3: C MacDonald, Str: J Stonehouse, Cox: K Johnson

2nd Ballarat Grammar

3rd Bendigo

4th Barwon

Other competing crews:

St Patrick’s College No 2

St Patrick’s College No 4

Ballarat College

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 18th March, 1979. Won by City of Warrnambool Rowing Club by two lengths from Ballarat Grammar, second.

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 2 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: J Nurzenski, 2: R Gardner, 3: W Digby, 4: B Horney, 5: R O Tomczak, 6: A Cleary, 7: R Kvant, Str: R I Tomczak, Cox: M Sheahan, Coach: L Gladman

2nd Wendouree-Ballarat

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 18th March, 1979. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by two lengths from Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Country Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: T Purcell, 2: C Cox, 3: J Nurzenski, Str: B Horney, Cox: G Konig, Coach: G Hunter

2nd Ballarat College

3rd St Patrick’s College

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 18th March, 1979. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by one and one-half lengths from Ballarat College, second, with St. Patrick’s College third.

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1976 - 1987.

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