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Australian Rowing History

1980 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

Victorian Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:21.3 Margins: 2 lengths

1st N Manefield, Bendigo

2nd A Cassidy, Corio Bay

3rd R Reddell, Haberfield

4th C Rowe, Haberfield

5th R McGowan, North Shore

6th C Shinners, Sydney University

Other competing crews:

G Hall, Tasmania University

G Hunt, Murray Bridge

R Garrard, Corio Bay

J Stride, Sydney

P Benjamin, Mercantile

K Leach, Mercantile

P Mangelsdorf, Mannum

I Luxford, Sydney University

R Barnes, Albert Park

A Rigby, Melbourne University

Holder – A. McCowan, Albert Park Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendoruee, Ballarat, 3rd February, 1980. Won by N. Manefield, Bendigo Rowing Club, by two lengths from A. Cassidy, Corio Bay Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Coxless Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:47.0 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Adelaide University – Bow: J Bolt, Str: R Lang

2nd Monash University

3rd Sydney University

4th Adelaide/Torrens Composite

5th Drummoyne

6th Sydney

Other competing crews:

Banks

Essendon

Melbourne University

Adelaide

Tasmania University

Mercantile No 1

Mercantile No 2

Sydney

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 3rd February, 1980. Won by Adelaide University Boat Club by four lengths from Monash University with Sydney University third.

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:24.0 Margins: 3 lengths

1st Adelaide/Adelaide University Composite – Bow: B Keynes, Str: T Willoughby, Cox: B Parsons

2nd Monash University/Melbourne University Composite

3rd Sydney

4th Drummoyne

5th Sydney

6th Mercantile

Other competing crews:

Banks

Haberfield/North Shore Composite

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 3rd February, 1980. Won by Adelaide/Adelaide University Composite crew by three lengths from Monash University/Melbourne University Composite, second.

Victorian Coxless Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:16.5 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Sydney – Bow: A Brown, 2: I Paver, 3: R Paver, Str: A Curtin

2nd Sydney University

3rd Melbourne University

4th Haberfield/North Shore Composite

5th Sydney/Haberfield Composite

6th Tasmania University

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 2nd February, 1980. Won by Sydney Rowing Club by one and one-quarter lengths from Sydney University, second. 

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:25.5 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Monash University/Melbourne University Composite – Bow: J Lowe, 2: T Young, 3: W Magennis, Str: B Richardson, Cox: D England, Coach: P C Dane

2nd Adelaide/Adelaide University/Torrens Composite

3rd Sydney

4th Drummoyne

5th Mercantile

6th Mercantile

Other competing crews:

Banks

Barwon

Adelaide/Adelaide University/Torrens Composite No 2

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 2nd February, 1980. Won by Monash University/Melbourne University Composite crew by one and one-half lengths from Adelaide/Adelaide University/Torrens Composite crew, second. 

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded, Norwich Shield)

Time: 6:59.0 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Monash University/Melbourne University/Banks Composite – Bow: B Matheson, 2: J Cumper, 3: P Duckett, 4: K Jelbart, 5: T Young, 6: J Lowe, 7: W Magennis, Str: B Richardson, Cox: D England, Coach: P C Dane

2nd Mercantile

3rd Melbourne University

Holders – Monash University/Melbourne University Composite crew. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 19th January, 1980. Won by Monash University/Melbourne University/Banks Composite crew by three-quarters of a length from Mercantile Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Lightweight Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:23.6 Margins: 6 lengths

1st M Smith, Drummoyne

2nd S Cook, Mercantile

3rd G Wearne, Drummoyne

4th S Spurling, Melbourne University

5th A Phillips, Sydney

6th D Elliott, Ballarat City

Other competing crews:

N Taylor, Torrens 

L Budge, Power House

R Booth, Mannum

M Kwaitkowski, Footscray City

M Connolly, Mercantile

D Cooper, Melbourne University

G Hunt, Murray Bridge

D Cochrane, Bendigo

D Stapleton, City of Warrnambool

Holder – A. McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 3rd February, 1980. Won by M. Smith, Drummoyne Rowing Club, by six lengths from S. Cook, Mercantile Rowing Club, second.

Vitorian Lightweight Coxless Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:31.0 Margins: 1/3 metre

1st Drummoyne – Bow: G Gardiner, Str: C Hefer, Coach: H Hefer

2nd Melbourne University No 1

3rd Melbourne University No 3

4th Mercantile

5th Australian National University

6th Melbourne University No 2

Other competing crews:

Adelaide University/Murray Bridge Composite

Drummoyne No 2

Holders – Ballarat City/Corio Bay Composite crew. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 3rd February, 1980. Won by Drummoyne Rowing Club by one third of a metre from Melbourne University Boat Club, second. 

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not Recorded)

Time: 9:05.7 Margins: 1/2 length

1st Drummoyne – Bow: G Hefer, Str: M Campbell, Cox: W Arndell, Coach: H Hefer

2nd Australian National University

3rd Barwon

4th Yarra Yarra

5th Albert Park

6th Corio Bay

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 3rd February, 1980. Won by Drummoyne Rowing Club by half a length from Australian National University, second.

Vitorian Lightweight Coxless Four-Oared Championship

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

Time: 7:28.6 Margins: 2 lengths

1st Drummoyne – Bow: G Gardiner, 2: C Hefer, 3: M Smith, Str: M Campbell, Coach: H Hefer

2nd Melbourne University No 1

3rd Mercantile

4th Melbourne University No 2

5th Torrens/Adelaide University Composite

6th Buckingham

7th Australian National University

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 2nd February, 1980. Won by Drummoyne Rowing Club by two lengths from Melbourne University Boat Club, second. 

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:39.5 Margins: 19 lengths

1st Drummoyne – Bow: P Reynolds, 2: J Bowes, 3: G Hefer, Str: G Webb, Cox: W Arndell

2nd Power House

3rd Mercantile

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 2nd February, 1980. Won by Drummoyne Rowing Club by 19 lengths from Power House with Mercantile third.

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Row-over

1st Melbourne University – Bow: A Marshall, 2: P Gardner, 3: S Young, 4: S Spurling, 5: P Antonie, 6: S Gillett, 7: C Bartlett, Str: T Hyett, Cox: T McCoy, Coach: R Stewart

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 19th January, 1980. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club on a row-over. 

Victorian Junior Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:45.5 Margins: 4 1/2 lengths

1st N Manefiled, Bendigo

2nd A Cassidy, Corio Bay

3rd G Gullock, Wendouree-Ballarat

4th S Cook, Mercantile

5th G Hall, Tasmania University

6th D Elliott, Ballarat City

Other Competing crews:

D Stapleton, City of Warrnambool

R Booth, Mannum

G Hunt, Murray Bridge

A Herold, Banks

S Allsop, Monash University

D Cooper, Melbourne University

D Barnes, Albert Park

D Cochrane, Bendigo 

Holder – G. Fulford, Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 2nd February, 1980. Won by N. Manefiled, Bendigo Rowing Club, by four and a half lengths from A. Cassidy, Corio Bay Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:49.6 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Banks – Bow: D Hadrian, Str: P Nichols, Cox: S Hart, Coach: J Bennett

2nd Wahgunyah

3rd Power House

4th Corio Bay

5th Hawthorn

6th Barwon

Other competing crews:

Barwon

Footscray City

Yarra Yarra

Power House

Banks

Essendon

Holders – Footscray City Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 3rd February, 1980. Won by Banks Rowing Club by three-quarters of a length from Wahgunyah Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:06.7 Margins: 3 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: G Amezdros, 2: A Egan, 3: B McNaughton, Str: C Walker, Cox: S Pearce

2nd Yarra Yarra

3rd Wendouree-Ballarat

4th Mercantile

5th Power House

6th Footscray City

Other competing crews:

Footscray City

Power House

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 2nd February, 1980. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by three lengths from Yarra Yarra Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:18.0 Margins: 1/2 length

1st Mosman – Bow: D Wilson, 2: M O’Gorman, 3: R Purnell, 4: D Gordon, 5: R Morris, 6: G Jones, 7: C Holmes-a-Court, Str: G Edmonds, Cox: T O’Hanlon, Coach: S Evans

2nd Banks

3rd Mercantile

4th Geelong Grammar

5th Geelong College

6th Melbourne Grammar

Other competing crews:

Caulfield Grammar

Horsham

Brighton Grammar

Carey Grammar

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 10th March, 1980. Won by Mosman Rowing Club by half a length from Banks Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Youth Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 metre

1st G Hunt, Murray Bridge

2nd A Herold, Banks

3rd B McNaughton, Corio Bay

Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 19th January, 1980. Won by G. Hunt, Murray Bridge Rowing Club, by one metre from A. Herold, Banks Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Youth Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:33.5 Margins: 7 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: A Murchie, 2: C Hall, 3: D Thomas, Str: D Webster, Cox: M Sim, Coach: J Burford

2nd Banks No 1

3rd Mercantile No 2

4th Melbourne University

5th Banks No 2

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendoure, Ballarat, 19th January, 1980. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by seven lengths from Banks Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Youth Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:56.8 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Melbourne University – Bow: A Craig, 2: M Roberts, 3: A Hall, 4: J Peters, 5: R Hall, 6: M Keeley, 7: P Reedy, Str: J Michelmore, Cox: D Fisher, Coach: A Michelmore

2nd Mercantile

3rd Barwon

4th Sydney

5th Banks

6th Corio Bay

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 3rd February, 1980. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by three-quarters of a length from Mercantile Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Schoolboy Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:30.2 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Ballarat & Queens Grammar – Bow: A Pamflett, 2: P Gray, 3: C Stevenson, Str: P Johns, Cox: A Tunbridge, Coach: E Vahl Meyer

2nd St Patrick’s College

3rd Ballarat & Clarendon College

4th St Kevin’s College

Other competing crews:

Carey Grammar No 1

Carey Grammar No 2

St Patrick’s College No 2

St Kevin’s College No 2

Holders – St. Patrick’s College. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, 10th March, 1980. Won by Ballarat & Queens Grammar School by one and one-quarter lengths from St. Patrick’s College, second.

Victorian Schoolboy Eight-Oared Championship

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

Time – Not recorded

1st Melbourne Grammar – Bow: T Nelson, 2: A Rogers, 3: A Imison, 4: S Withers, 5: C Miller, 6: G GcGlashan, 7: B Fry, Str: A Kiellerup, Cox: M Scott, Coach: A Smith

2nd St Kevin’s College

3rd Geelong College

Other competing crews:

Wesley College

Xavier College

Brighton Grammar No 1

Brighton Grammar No 2

Geelong Grammar

Carey Grammar

Caulfield Grammar

Scotch College

Holders – Melbourne Grammar School. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, 8th March, 1980. Won by Melbourne Grammar School from St. Kevin’s College, second. 

Victorian Country Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3 lengths

1st G Gullock, Wendouree-Ballarat

2nd D Elliott, Ballarat City

3rd W Digby, Barwon

Other competing crews:

T Poole, Corio Bay

S O’Brien, Ballarat City

Holder – A. McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, 16th February, 1980. Won by G. Gullock, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, by three lengths from D. Elliott, Ballarat City Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 5 lengths

1st Wendouree-Ballarat – Bow: G Falla, Str: B Sarah, Cox: P Ludbrook, Coach: A McKinley

2nd Barwon

3rd Wendouree-Ballarat No 2

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, 16th February, 1980. Won by Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club by five lengths from Barwon Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1/3 metre

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

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Wendouree-Ballarat

Holders – City of Warrnambool Rowing Club. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, 16th February, 1980. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by one-third of a metre from Corio Bay Rowing Club, second. 

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: R Gardner, 2: C Thoms, 3: T Inglis, 4: D Kovac, 5: R O Tomczak, 6: A Cleary, 7: R Kvant, Str: R I Tomczak, Cox: G Konig, Coach: L Gladman

2nd Corio Bay

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, 16th February, 1980. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by three and a half lengths from Corio Bay Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Country Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: C Cox, 2: J Ruby, 3: J Nurzenski, Str: D Gardner, Cox: P Sheehan, Coach: G Hunter

2nd Corio Bay No 2

3rd Corio Bay No 1

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, 16th February, 1980. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by three and a half lengths from Corio Bay No. 2 crew, second. 

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1976 - 1987.

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