Sporting Results around the Myall Coast communities


Tea Gardens Runners

At the City to Surf 10.8.14. 14Kms: Breton Gibbs 75m00. At the Lookout 24.8.14. 2kms Male: Tate Bruinsma 6m51 (PB) Female: Ellie Gooch 7m40 (New Record). Handicap: 1. B Markham 2. T Bruinsma 3. T Rochester 4. B Gibbs 5. C Bertram 6. K McGregor 7. B Rochester. Fastest 2Kms Female: Keira McGregor 13m07. Fastest 4Kms Male: Brad Markham 21m31. Fastest 6Kms Male: Tate Bruinsma 26m37 Female: Tracey Rochester 39m51 (PB). Personal best time: 2Kms Tate Bruinsma, 6Kms Tracey Rochester. New 2km course record: Ellie Gooch 7m40. Our next run at the Lookout will be the Fun Run on Sunday 31st of August. Walkers, Joggers and Runners are all welcome.


Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling

August 18 The Newcastle District Bowling Association, in conjunction with the Newcastle Mattara Festival conducted its annual bowls tournament.

Tea Gardens were represented with a few bowlers competing in various events. The most successful being our Club Champion, Dennis Ashbridge.

In the Open Singles Championship, Dennis won all of his sectional games to make it through to the semi-finals.

A real “feather in his cap” was his defeat of Ian Lean, the Newcastle Zone 2, 2013 Bowler of the Year Dennis beat Ian 21-19 in the quarter-finals. Dennis was then beaten in the semi-finals by Scott Thoroughgood from Lambton, another very well-credentialed bowler. Well done Dennis!

August 20 The usual Wednesday bowls was washed out, a prelude to a miserable weather week for bowls.

August 22 The Friday Jackpot Pairs was played with 30 bowlers competing in 6 games of pairs and 1 game of two-bowl triples. The winning team on the lowest winning margin, (+3) was Ross Barry and Danny Johnson.

Runners-up, on a count-back were; Barry Goode, Geoff Muggleton and Kerry O’Brien, (+5). The “lucky”, non-winning team was Les Beggs and John Adam. The Jackpot number draw #5 saw the jackpot go off with equal winners; Bill Moon and Richard Lee, Barry Goode, Geoff Muggleton and Kerry O’Brien.

August 23 The semi-final of the Club Minor Pairs Championship was set down for play but was deferred because of the weather.

August 24 The Sunday Introduction to Bowls competition saw 24 players competing.

The winners were Stewart Sturrock, Clare Brown and Bill Moon. The Lucky Losers were Lynda Richards, Dorothy Thompson and Jeanette Emmett. Thanks to the coach, John Bilby and cooks, Keith Smith and Barry Goode. A big welcome to Pam Barry for her first game.

The weather cleared away to enable the Club Minor Pairs Championship to re-commence with Neil Kibble substituting for Geoff Muggleton. In the first match, Neil Kibble and Doug Naylor were off to a flying start and at the half-way mark had a comfortable 16-5 lead in their match against Col Fossey and Tony Attard.

After picking up a 3, against the run of play, on the 12 end, Fossey and Attard seemed to regain their confidence and stormed home over the last 10 ends winning that stanza by an amazing 17-2.

At end 20 the scores were even at 18 all. Fossey and Attard then claiming 4 on the last end to win 22-18, to clinch a berth in the finals. What a game!

In the other game Ross Barry and Danny Johnson also had a comfortable lead at half-way 13-7 in their game against Peter Gurney and Leigh Hunt. Gurney and Hunt fought back and with one end to play were trailing by just 1 shot going into the last end. It looked as though the match may have to go into extra time until Barry tucked the jack around the corner in a near impossible position. Barry and Johnson proceeding to the final with a 22-20 win.

Congratulations to all bowlers for some really great play. Tea Gardens Men’s Bowling Club, the home of the Mighty Dolphins, is proudly sponsored by Pelican Pest Control. The Jaffa

Tea Gardens Women’s Bowls

Tuesday 19 August The first round of the Club Triples Championship was postponed and the social bowls planned for today was cancelled due to the inclement weather.

Thursday 21 August The first round of the Club Triples Championship was played today. Those unfortunate to play had to contend with one light shower and then rain, forcing play to be interrupted for 45 minutes, while puddles on the green dispersed.

The winners for the day were the teams of:  Jill McBride, Jo Younghusband and Kathy Rimmer winning 17-11 (over Carol Haydon, Verley Gray and Wendy Brand).

and: Chris Fossey, Jan Eyles and Wendy Jones winning 23-9 (over Pam Gilchrist, Beverly Thrift and Julie Kennedy)

The second round of the Club Triples Championship will be played on Tuesday 26 August, weather permitting. Tea Gardens Women’s Bowling Club is proudly sponsored by Pelican Pest Control. Lily Smith


Hawks Nest Bridge Club

Hawks Nest Bridge Club AGM. 64 Members attended and the committee now has Margaret Burfield as Hon.Sec. & Linda Conroy in general committee. Carolyn Seymour is standing down from committee; Members voted that table fees be raised to $5 for Members and $7 for visitors and to support players who have qualified to represent the Club at Regional, State and National finals. The third motion that “the Club contribute to the registration fee for the Hunter Teams was not passed, but returned to committee for further consideration.
Friday’s bridge came to a wonderful stop for coffee and a vigorous, if not always harmonious, rendering of Happy Birthday for club favourite Pauline Cole. Two magnificent cakes had been baked to celebrate the occasion.
Hawks Nest Bridge Club programme: Friday 29 August Australia Wide Pairs. Sunday 31 August GNOT Regional final at Newcastle B.C. 9.00AM for 9.30 start.

Thursday 11 September Diggers’ day at the pub. Results. Monday 18 August. 1 Trish & Jim Thatcher, 2 Trish & Colin Gratwick, 3 Lorna & John Worgan.
Friday 22 August. N/S 1 Carolyn Seymour & Liz Caro, 2 Christina La Ponder and Sue Donohue, 3 Chez Rands & Leslie Falla. E/W 1 Peter Parrett & Adrian Ryan, 2 Anne Phillips & Helen Blackbourn 3 Pauline Cole & Jean Little.


Bulahdelah Golf Club

Single Stableford 23/8/2014. Mens Winner-R.Green.R/Up-D.Gray. Ladies Winner- A.Syme. R/Up- T Stellema. NTP 17th- R.Green. Jackpot 6th-15th – Men’s- S.McNaughton. Ladies- T.Stellema.

Hawks Nest Veteran Golfers

Results: 19-Aug-14. (Name, Scrtach, Net). Smith, Tony 45, 39.5. Douglas, Joe 45, 39.7. Reynolds, John 50, 39.8. Nearest the pins: 3rd Hole ‘A’ Grade Rutter, Jim. ‘B’ Grade Reid, Bob. 5th Hole ‘A’ Grade Smith, Tony. ‘B’ Grade, Newall, Peter.

Myall Coast Vets Golf Club

2 Person Ambrose: 1st. Peter Howard and Bob Peters 67.5 2nd. Kevin Clemens and Kevin Williams 69. 3rd. Bob Macklinshaw and Peter Nealon 69.5. 4th. Peter William See and Peter Gurney 69.75 c/b. 5th. Robert Murdoch and Geoff Crockett 69.75. NTP. 10th. A Peter Howard. B Ron Stewart. C Erik Lindstrom.NTP. 16th. A Bob Macklinshaw. C Erik Lindstrom.


The Tea Gardens Hawks are one win away from a 2014 grand final appearance, after defeating the Mallabula Panthers by 28 points to 6 on Saturday.

The Hawks pack was dominant in some big exchanges up front, which gave the backs plenty of room to move. Jeff Wortley starred at halfback with a three try haul, and lead up work to put Aaron Waters over. Waters played a strong game, after being targeted on the wing by the opposition. Concentrating on the Hawks halves and outside backs, Mallabula were caught by elusive work from David Edmonds at dummy half in the 50th minute. Edmonds solo try was the turning point in a torrid struggle. Anthony Cameron kicked 3 goals from 4 attempts, while Jeff Wortley converted one try.

Kirran Shearer took the ball up with purpose, supported by Jason Purdon and Luke Gilbert. Center pairing, Anthony Cameron and Craig Lee were tradesman like, and Mitchell Baker returned from injury to play a safety first game at fullback.

Jason Purdon was awarded the supporters vote. Best in defence was Trent Murphy, whose work rate was exceptional. Jeff Wortley received the vote for best in attack, and was the “player’s player” choice.

The Hawks will return to Lakeside Sporting Complex on Saturday to play minor premiers, Newcastle University in the major semifinal. Kick off will be at 1:20pm. Cessnock, who defeated Dora Creek, last week, will play Mallabula in the elimination game at 3pm.

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