Yamba masters winners

Three Yamba ladies have come home with medals from the Australian Masters Games which were held in Tasmania last month. L-R Margaret Pukallus, Mallika Van Pelt and Di Weick. Image: Will Edgar Lynne Mowbray Three Yamba women have recently returned from the Australian Masters Game in Tasmania, with medals. Yamba gymnastics club owner Mallika Van Pelt competed in the Gymnastics 40-49 yrs age group and won six medals; Balance – gold, Vault – gold, Bars – silver, Floor – silver and mini ...

Tom’s done it again

Lynne Mowbray Following up from our story on Tom McKenna back in early October; Tom’s Dragon Boat success, the Dragon Boat paddler from South Grafton has done it again. Tom has just returned from the 16th Australian Masters Games which were held in Launceston, Tasmania on October 21 - 28, with another swag of medals. Tom said that he paddled in the over 60’s Grand Masters Open C’s, in two divisions (Open and Mixed). “In the Opens I received gold,” said Tom. “In the Mixed ...

Kim competes at World Ironman Championship

Maclean resident Kim Elvery competing at the Ironman World Championship event which was held in Kona, Hawaii, in early October. Image: Contributed. Lynne Mowbray Maclean resident Kim Elvery has just returned from competing in the Ironman World Triathlon Championship, which was held in Kona, Hawaii. About 25 years ago, Kim began competing in smaller triathlons and has slowly worked her way towards the world’s top ultimate Ironman event. Kim said that to enter this event, you first ...

Heavy medals for Helmut and Jim

Helmut Klein (left) and Jim Wheeler. Image: Contributed Local swimmers Helmut Klein and Jim Wheeler recently represented the Clarence River Masters Swim Club at two major sporting events. The NSW Short Course State Championships was held at the Australian Institute of Sports at Canberra on October 14-15 with an estimated 180 competitors. Helmut won silver in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m backstroke. This was only a warm up for Helmut’s next event; along with ...

Euchre players converge on Yamba Bowling Club

Over 100 euchre players converged on the  Yamba Bowling Club during the Yamba tournament. Image: Contributed The euchre tournament held over the weekend October 21-22, certainly equaled, if not exceeded the expectations of the organisers, with 112 players on the Saturday, and 116 fronting up for competition on the Sunday.  Saturday resulted in Margaret Charlton winning 14 of the 18 games played, one game clear of six players on 13 games won. Sunday saw the competition still running ...

Yamba Ladies Golf – 40 year Ruby Anniversary

Yamba Lady Golfers celebrated their ‘Ruby’ anniversary with many visitors from other clubs playing golf in their 3 day Annual Tournament, last week.  The tournament is a highlight of our golfing calendar and has become a tradition over the past forty years. At one time the event was over 2 days under the name of Diamond Coast Yamba Tournament.  Our Tournament has had a few changes in the past. In 1986 the Tournament was over three days and later another day was added on the Sunday to ...

Yamba hosts Australian Wave Ski Open

Main: Multiple world and Australian Wave Ski Champion and former Grafton resident Rees Duncan, competed in last week’s Australian Wave Ski Open, which was held at Turners Beach, Yamba. Image: Lynne Mowbray Below: Competitors (l-r) Terry Oehm (Sydney) and Dave Howard (Crescent Head). Terry has been competing for 20 years and Dave for eight years. Image: Lynne Mowbray Lynne Mowbray Die hard wave ski enthusiasts from around Australia and New Zealand came together last week at Turners Beach ...

South Grafton Mixed Triples

Wednesday October 11 - men’s social afternoon Though the weather looked a bit ominous all games, two of triples and one of pairs, were completed. The results of all were as follows: Rink (1). C Roger, T Latter & J Betts d B Kenny, J Flaherty & S Weber 29-21; Rink (2). G Ireland & I Knox d K Fitzsimmons & D Andrews 20-13; Rink (3). M Andrews, G Taylor & L Bond d T Townsend, T Newsome & G Mallison 22-16. Winning Rink: (2) G Ireland, I Knox. Lucky player went ...

Crowe Horwath Pro-Am to Matt Millar

Main Image: (l-r)  Rob Caldwell (Crowe Horwath), President YGCC Tony Moran, Tim Small (Crowe Horwath) Matt Millar winner, Steve Jeffress r/up and Mark McGregor (Crowe Horwath). Images: Contributed Matt Millar teeing it up Cold weather welcomed a record field with 66 pro’s contesting for the $28,000 on offer and over 120 amateurs chasing the two day Stableford competition. Saturday saw touring Pro Steve Jeffress straight out of the blocks shooting 7 under 65 to be the club house leader ...

NSW Women’s Cricket Country Championships

Main photo: The North Coast U18 team. The Championships were played at Raymond Terrace, with the U15’s on Tuesday and Wednesday October 2-3 and the U18’s on Wednesday and Thursday October 4-5. In the U15 Country Championships, the North Coast played some fantastic cricket, displaying some very special moments. Coming away with two wins on the first day (one against Riverina and then the CNSW Cavaliers); North Coast put them into a great position leading into day two. Unfortunately a ...