1923 Interstate Championships
Women's: 5 May 1923, Swan River WA
Men's: 7 May 1923, Swan River WA
Starter: F Shaw
Umpire: R S Jeffreys
Judges: W White, C O'Donnell & F Hollis
L St John, Angus Thomson & P Ryan
42nd Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup
Margins: 1/2 length and 1 1/2 lengths.
1st SA - Bow: Harry E Graetz, 2: Edward D Thomas, 3: Wally E H Jarvis, 4: Arthur V Scott, 5: Alf C Taueber, 6: William M Sladden, 7: Frank M Cummings, Str: Wally H Pfeiffer, Cox: Robert A Cummings, Emerg: E Tucker, Cch: H E (Ted) Higgs, Mgr: C A M West
2nd WA -Bow: Arthur H Mettam, 2: George Orgill, 3: Perc Pfarrington, 4: James (Jim) G Gordon, 5: William (Bill) A Browne, 6: James Child, 7: George W Mettam, Str: George Rogers, Cox: William (Bill) White, Emergs: G A (Gra) Rosser & H L Marsh, Cch & Mgr: Carl During
3rd VIC - Bow: Ray W B Todd, 2: H C Hawkins, 3: G R B Patterson, 4: R Weir, 5: H Robert Rush, 6: Jack L Mounsey, 7: R (Bob) V Gregg, Str; Jim M Buchanan, Cox: Eric J Counihan, Emerg: E C James, Cch: Jim M Macfarlane, Manager Edward Kenny, Selectors: Alex B Sloan, Jim M Macfarlane & M F Shea.
4th NSW - Bow: R M Johnson, 2: John (Jack) J Lewis, 3: Ivan C Bucci, 4: Jack McMullen , 5: E M Hall, 6: Joe T Vindin, 7: John H Blakemore, Str: John (Jack) McQueen, Cox: W J Maling, Emerg: Horace Robert Hunt, Cch: Ernie E Keary, Mgr: F V Bullen
5th TAS - Bow: O Ingles. 2: A Brewer, 3: B Dawson, 4: P Willey, 5: D L Scott, 6: T Chaplin, 7: J Courtenay, Str: C Coogan, Cox: J H Doolan, Cch: James Coogan, Mgr: Percy C Weetman
The race was postponed from the previous Saturday as it was too rough to race. The Eights Championships started badly with the Tasmanians breaking and the starter refusing to call the crews back. After catching the Tasmanians, the Victorians and Western Australians took the lead. By the mile mark, Western Australia led a length from Victoria and South Australia. The South Australian then took after Western Australia and drew up level with them by the two mile mark. The South Australians then moved away to win by 1/2 length with Victoria 1 1/2 length behind the Western Australians.
The NSW crew lost W C H (Bill) Ridley through illness and was replaced not by the named emergency but a local WA rower ANAs Jack McMullen. McMullen had the unique experience of being a substitute in a visiting crew and racing against his mother state.
In accordance with the rules of racing, Queensland was excused from attending the WA race.
Men's Interstate Sculling Championship–The President's Cup
Distance: 2 1/2 miles
Margins: 2 & 3 lengths
1st NSW - Arthur G Bull
2nd TAS - M Bradley
3rd VIC - Stanley McGorm
4th WA - A L Sadler
The sculling race was a straight forward win by 2 lengths for Arthur Bull.
Women's Interstate Four-Oared Championship–The ULVA Trophy
No time taken
Margins: 4 & 10 lengths
1st SA - Bow: M E O'Donnell, 2: Adele Hill, 3: M Thomas, Str: J Thomas, Cox: Owen Carrick, Cch: J J Foody
2nd TAS - Bow: W Howe, 2: O R Kidd, 3: M Atkins, Str: Edna M Radford, Cox: J Ifould, Cch: Percy Weetman
3rd VIC - Bow: D Hood, 2: V Samson, 3: R O'Sullivan, Str: E Connor, Cox: T Buchanan, Emerg: E Murphy
At the 1922 women's conference it was permitted that both Queensland and New South Wales would be exempted from the trip to Perth. The racing was again conducted in racing clinkers.
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