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1977 Interstate Championships

9 Apr 1977, Canning River WA

1977 programme

1977 Programme Cover

A fully buoyed five lane course was utilized for this event. The weather was warm but subject to strong winds.

PDF copies of the 1977 Interstate Championships program and the 1977 National Championships program can be found through these links.

Full definition images of these championships can be found on the Australian Rowing Images website.

89th Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup

Time: 6:19.0
Margins 7.2, 0.9 & 3.5 secs

1st NSW - Bow: Chris Shinners, 2: David W Clark, 3: Stephen J Handley, 4: Ian Paver, 5: Anthony Brown, 6: Gordon G Clubb, 7: Ian Clubb, Str: Islay R Lee, Cox: Stuart Carter, Emergs: Gary Uebergang & Simon L Dean, Cch: Stuart A Mackenzie, Mgr: Robin Poke
2nd SA - Bow: John Bolt, 2: Rob Lang, 3: A Matson, 4: Tim Willoughby, 5: Matthew Marquis, 6: Henry Duncan, 7: Nigel Winter, Str: Dennis Hatcher, Cox: Brenton Parsons, Emergs: Bruce Keynes & P Deaves, Cch: Robert Russell, Mgr: R Watts
3rd VIC - Bow: Eric D Schrader, 2: Alex B Sloan, 3: Bill G Magennis, 4: Murray C Ross, 5: Brian J Richardson, 6: Stephen A Shirrefs, 7: Tim J Young, Str: Kerry P Jelbart, Cox: Adrian E Maginn, Emergs: Rod J Guy & Tim P Ross-Edwards, Cch: David B Bishop, Manager: Field Rickards
4th TAS - Bow: Anthony (Tony) D Heron, 2: Bruce S House, 3: Michael B Partridge, 4: Eric J Miller, 5: T J Davis, 6: Reg Free, 7: Victor R Gibson, Str: Stephen J Spurling, Cox: Roger A Curtis, Emerg: Roger J Grace, Cch: David Poulson, Mgr: Chris Dalton
WA eliminated in repechage - Bow: Peter Woodland, 2: John Vos, 3: Murray McHenry, 4: Jim Battersby, 5: Michael Low, 6: Mark Scott, 7: Stephen Saunders, Str: Laurie Anderson, Cox: Craig Huxtable, Emergs: Gavin Lee & Rob Jewkes, Cchs: Ken Grant & Peter Shakespear, Mgr: Robert Lewis

E1: 1st NSW, 2nd VIC, 3rd SA
E2: 1st TAS, 2nd WA
R: 1st VIC, 2nd SA, 3rd WA
Final: 1st NSW, 2nd SA, 3rd VIC, 4th TAS

Despite a Victorian attempt to unsettle the favoured NSW crew by a very fast start, the NSW crew managed to lead through the first 500 metres and thereafter.

NSW crew

The NSW crew leaving Sydney

Left to right: Gary Uebergang, Simon Dean, Chriss Shinners, David Clark, Steve Handley, Ian Paver, Tony Brown, Gordan Clubb, Ian Clubb, Islay Lee, Stuart Mackenzie

Men's Interstate Sculling Championship–The President's Cup

Time: 8.09.4
Margins: 1.7, 12.4, 6.7 & 5.1 secs

1st NSW no 1 - Edward Hale
2nd NSW no 2
- Richard Reddell
3rd QLD - Robert Alexander
4th TAS no 2 - Adrian R Marshall
5th VIC - Peter L Benjamin
NSW no 3 eliminated in repechage - Jim Stride
TAS no 1 eliminated in repechage - John P Bugg
TAS no 3 eliminated in repechage - David Schier
SA no 1 eliminated in repechage - Neil V Talbot
SA no 2 eliminated in repechage - Robert J Bradley
SA no3 eliminated in repechage - Trevor D Sullivan
WA eliminated in repechage - Peter Jones

E1: 1st Reddell NSW, 2nd Benjamin VIC, 3rd Alexander QLD, 4th Sullivan SA
E2: 1st Marshall TAS, 2nd Bugg TAS, 3rd Jones WA
E3: 1st Hale NSW, 2nd Talbot SA, 3rd Stride NSW, 4th Bradley SA
R1: 1st Benjamin VIC, 2nd Talbot SA, 3rd Jones WA, 4th Sullivan SA
R2: 1st Alexander QLD, 2nd Stride NSW, 3rd Bugg TAS, 4th Bradley SA
Final: 1st Hale NSW, 2nd Reddell, NSW, 3rd Alexander QLD, 4th Marshall TAS, 5th Benjamin VIC

The final was a stirring race between Reddell and Hale. Reddell led all the way but faltered badly near the finish allowing Hale to win.

Men's Interstate Lightweight Four Championship–The Penrith Cup

Time: 7.26.5
Margins 7.0, 7.8 & 4.8 secs

1st VIC - Bow: Colin J Smith, 2: Peter T Antonie, 3: Simon M Gillett, Str: Geoff L Rees, Cox: David B England, Emerg: John F Hawkins, Cch: Peter E M L Philp
2nd NSW - Bow: Phillip Gardiner, 2: Alan de Belin, 3: Peter Riccord, Str: John Bailey, Cox: R Denton, Emerg: David Taylor, Cch: Bert Harding
3rd WA - Bow: Geoff Mitchell, 2: G Wayne Simmons, 3: Michael Sasse, Str: Chris Curry, Cox: Michael Hart, Cch: Richard (Dick) Gard
4th SA - Bow: William Moody, 2: A Beal, 3: W Young, Str: Vaughan Bollen, Cox: Geoff Worth, Emergs: R Widger & A Ranson, Cch: Bob Cooper
TAS eliminated in repechage - Bow: Mark A Roach, 2: Maurice J Barry, 3: David G MacFarlane, Str: G L Williams, Cox: D L Williams, Cch: John H Bolton

E1: 1st WA, 2nd SA, 3rd TAS
E2: 1st VIC, 2nd NSW
R: 1st SA, 2nd NSW, 3rd TAS
Final: 1st VIC, 2nd NSW, 3rd WA, 4th SA

The Victorians stormed off the line getting a half length in the first 250 metres and their lead was never in any doubt.

Men's Interstate Youth Eight Championship–The Noel F Wilkinson Trophy

Time: 4.55.5
Margins 1.4, 4.3, 1.7 & 4.3 secs

1st TAS - Bow: M Thorpe, 2: L McMullen, 3: S Ebsworth, 4: T Scandrett, 5: Glen Wills, 6: P Beswick, 7: Graeme Kitto, Str: P Hansen, Cox: C Wojtas, Cch: Paul Myler
2nd SA - Bow: Adrian P Blue, 2: Mike Osis, 3: Stephen J Mann, 4: J D Squigley, 5: M J Edwards, 6: J D Lott, 7: D F Matters, Str: C J Riggs, Cox: P Hogan, Emergs: John P Curtis & John C Bentley, Cch: Ron Lawrence
3rd NSW - C Capel, R Creer, T Gillespie, C Jones, C Newton, M Warren, R Tooth, R Purrell, Cox: S Walcott, Cch: Ken St Heaps
4th WA - Bow: Guy Bicknell, 2: Stewart Mitchell, 3: Jamie Downs, 4: Neville Kempton, 5: James Fairchild, 6: John Stocco, 7: Richard Read, Str: Peter Scott, Cox: Simon Cox, Emergs: Ian Telfer & Ian Tchakos, Cch: Paul Cox
5th VIC - Bow: Bradley G Horney, 2: J A Burzacott, 3: Peter A Shorten, 4: Richard J Tomczak, 5: P A Scott, 6: Gary J Gullock, 7: A R Heys, Str: Mark W Cunningham, Cox: M G O'Brien, Emerg: D J Cunningham, Cch: Jock Heys
NSW No 2 eliminated in repechages
WA No 2 eliminated in repechages

E1: 1st TAS, 2nd SA, 3rd NSW No 2, 4th WA No 2
E2: 1st WA No 1, 2nd NSW No 1, 3rd VIC
R: 1st VIC, 2nd NSW No 2, 3rd WA No 2
Final: 1st TAS, 2nd SA, 3rd NSW No 1, 4th WA No 1, 5th VIC

Tasmania led all the way.

Women's Interstate Four-Oared Championship–The ULVA Trophy

Time: 3.58.4
Margins 6.3, 3.1, 0.6 & 4.2 secs

1st NSW - Bow: Vicki Spooner, 2: Jill Callan, 3: Vivian Roe, Str: Sally Harding, Cox: Jill McCure (NB: Not an officially selected crew from NSW but permission was provided to race.)
2nd WA - Bow: Gwenda Bennetts, 2: Jenny Dalzeil, 3: Jane Cowan, Str: Penny Curry, Cox: Susie Gaskin, Emergs: Rosemary Barwick & Verna Westwood, Cch: Terry Scook
3rd SA - Bow: Barbara Phelan, 2: Lesley Dankbaar, 3: Barbara Henrich, Str: Dale Henrich, Cox: G Kinnane, Cch: Bill Dankbaar
4th VIC - Bow: Leanne J Whitehouse, 2: L J McDonald, 3: Pam D Westendorf, Str: D V Petschel, Cox: T Gazelle, Emergs: Anne Chirnside & Wendy John, Cch: Ruth Klinge
5th TAS - Bow: S Innes, 2: J Hurburgh, 3: H Shiel, Str: J Linton, Cox: B Beechey, Cch: G Burton

The winning Mosman crew was allowed by NSW to race but was not a representative NSW crew. It comprised rowers combining to better enhance the chances of Australia in international competition. They won convincingly.

E1: 1st WA, 2nd SA, 3rd VIC
E2: 1st NSW, 2nd TAS
R: 1st VIC, 2nd SA, 3rd TAS
Final: 1st NSW, 2nd WA, 3rd SA, 4th VIC, 5th TAS

Women's Interstate Sculling Championship–The Nell Slatter Trophy

Time: 4.40.8
Margins 2.4, 0.9, 9.9 and 1.3 secs

1st NSW - Evelyn Adams, Cch: Robyn Pull
2nd Sydney No 1 - Denise Phillips, Cch: Dennis Carmody
3rd VIC - Leisa Patterson, Cch: Jeff Sykes
4th TAS - Shann McGinniss, Cch: Reg Free
5th VIC No 2 (YWCA) - Kath L Bennett, Cch: Jack J Bennett
Artemis eliminated in repechage - Mary Renouf, Cch: L Renouf
WA eliminated in repechage - Vanessa R Grant, Cch - Ken D Grant
Sydney No 2 eliminated in repechage - Robyn Mackney, Cch: Kim Mackney

E1: 1st Patterson VIC, 2nd NSW, 3rd WA
E2: 1st Bennett VIC No 2, 2nd McGinniss TAS
E3: 1st Phillips Sydney No 1, 2nd TAS
R: 1st Adams NSW, 2nd McGinniss TAS No 2, 3rd TAS, 4th WA
Final: 1st Adams NSW, 2nd Phillips NSW No 2, 3rd Patterson VIC, 4th McGinniss TAS, 5th Bennett VIC No 2

Patterson lead to 800 metres but was passed by both Sydney scullers over the last 200 metres in a dash for the line.

Women's Interstate Lightweight Four Championship–The Victoria Cup

Time: 4.13.6
Margins: 1.0, 2.6, 8.8 and 2.3 secs

1st VIC - Bow: Marina DiMartino, 2: Lisa McKinnis, 3 Jan Olney: Str: Meredith Rayner, Cox: Cathy Gellion, Cch: Luan (Lou) Renouf
2nd NSW - Bow: Karen Law, 2: Fiona Renfrew, 3: Karen Williamson, Str: Maureen Revington, Cox & Cch: Robyn Pull
3rd SA - Bow: Annette Lowe, 2: Paula Mann. 3: Lesley Cummins, Str: Jill Mangelsdorf, Cox: Bronwyn Coulter, Emerg: Susan Egan, Cch: Phil Mangelsdorf
4th WA - Bow: Joanne E Green, 2: Robyn T Travers, 3: Barbara F Kelly, Str: Marie T Gibson, Cox: Veronica (Ronnie) Cooper, Cch: Warren J Gibson, Emerg: Lynne M Bayliss
5th QLD - Bow: Gillian Richards, 2: Cindy Walpole, 3: Debbie Walpole, Str: Megan McConnell, Cox: John Avery, Cch: Bede McLennan, Emerg: Virginia Davy & Gay Allen
NSW No 2 eliminated in repechage : Bow: Vicki Baxter, 2: Helen Ward, 3: Gwen Ryan, Str: Barbara Webb, Cchs: Len MacPherson & Robert (Bob) Stone

E1: 1st NSW, 2nd SA, 3rd WA
E2: 1st VIC, 2nd NSW No 2, 3rd QLD
R: 1st SA, 2nd WA, 3rd QLD
Final: 1st VIC, 2nd NSW, 3rd SA, 4th WA, 5th QLD

A narrow victory was achieved by the Artemis Rowing Club crew from Victoria.


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