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1986 Interstate Championships

6 Apr 1986, West Lakes SA

1986 programme

1986 Programme Cover

Organising Committee & Officials

Organising Committee: F G O'Brien (Chairman), K O'Brien, S Frewin, R Roberts, K Baker, P Howell, Bryan Draper, Phil Mangelsdorf, Tim Ward, Barny Cundell, Mike Eastaughffe, P Blank, J Blank, J Webb, B Kinspel, C Madsens, K Buys, A Terrell, D Cathcart

98th Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup


1st VIC - Bow: Neil Myers, 2: James Lowe, 3: Ian Belot, 4: Michael McKay, 5: Mark Doyle, 6: David Doyle, 7: Ion Popa, Str: James Tomkins, Cox: David Colvin, Cch: Brian Richardson, Mgr Andrew Guerin, Emergs: Martin K O'Halloran & Nick Robinson
2nd NSW - Bow: Craig Muller, 2: Stuart Boyd, 3: John Croll, 4: Andrew Ambrose, 5: Richard Finlayson, 6: Jim Battersby, 7: James Clarke, Str: Stephen Evans, Cox: Terry O'Hanlon, Cch: Bruce Evans
3rd SA - Bow: Alistair Davidson, 2: John Belcher, 3: Hamish McLachlan, 4: Jamie Nicholson, 5: Chester Macdonald, 6: Joel Mayne, 7: Scott McKay, Str: Robert Booth, Cox: Robert Rowlands, Cch: Gavin Thredgold
4th QLD - Bow: Peter Lehmann, 2: Cameron Prout, 3: Matthew Stower, 4: Richard Graham, 5: Malcolm Rasmussen, 6: David Potter, 7: Wilhelm Remington, Str: Patrick O'Keefe, Cox: John Lincoln, Cch: Ted Hale
5th TAS - Bow: Andrew Flakemore, 2: Robert Williams, 3: Ray deHaan, 4: Dino Radenti, 5: John Bannon, 6: Garry Spriggs, 7: David Carter, Str: David Tippett, Cox: Gavin Wakefield, Cch: Merv Tippett

Victoria led from the start and won comfortably by five seconds in the end. However NSW applied good pressure on the Victorians with 500 metres to go but to no avail. Coach Brian Richardson stated that: "To win by two lengths was amazing. I have seen only one other crew put clear daylight between itself and the rest, and that was the NSW crew of 1976."

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


1st QLD - Richard Powell, Cchs: Robert Marlow & Bob Bleakley
2nd WA - Anthony Lovrich
3rd VIC - Gary Gullock
4th NSW -Paul Reedy, Cch: Rusty Robertson
5th SA - Brenton Terrell, Cch: Rob Lang
6th TAS - Dan Wyly

Richard Powell from Queensland took the lead at about the 500 metre mark and was never headed after that point. Gullock from Victoria applied pressure at various stages of the race but Powell won through by a margin of 3 seconds.

Men's Interstate Lightweight Four Championship–The Penrith Cup


1st VIC - Bow: Phil Gardiner, 2: Simon Cook, 3: Joe Joyce, Str: Brian Digby, Cch: Geoff Hunter
2nd TAS - Bow: Peter Holloway, 2: James Osborne, 3: Ian Jordan, Str: Bruce House, Cch: David Poulson
3rd NSW - Bow: Nick Hunter, 2: Derek Mollison, 3: Andrew Randell, Str: Merrick Howes, Cch: Paul Rowe
4th WA - Bow: Marc Corser, 2: Vaclav Vanek, 3: Darryl Salisbury, str: Ian Clarke, cch: Bill Cherrington
5th SA - Bow: Tim Burns, 2: Bill Natt, 3: Richard Wiseman, Str: Michael Strout, Cch: Robert Holland & Bill Dankbaar, Emerg: Mark Footer
6th QLD - Bow: Lachie Meehan, 2: Stuart Cioccarelli, 3: David Power, Str: Rod Birt, cch: Jack Hutchinson

The Victorians led from the start and whilst the finishing margin was only 4 seconds, they did not look threatened at any stage.

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


1st VIC - Bow: Heath Ruddock, 2: Oresti Kyrapadopolous, 3: Anthony Bowyer, 4: Andrew Cohen, 5: Tim Howes, 6: Fred Coates, 7: Justin Negri, Str: Simon Kaye, Cox: Brett Marshall, Cch: David Pincus
2nd QLD - Bow: Martin Urban, 2: Tim Browne, 3: Mark Halstead, 4: Bruce Wright, 5: Tim Herbert, 6: Michael Donnelly, 7: Wade Ruffin, Str: Andrew Dann, Cox: Andrew Lincoln, Cch: Gary Merritt, Emergs: Doug Kewley & Richard Bell
3rd WA - Bow: Tom Warner, 2: Joe Langford, 3: Michael Logue, 4: Quentin Sims, 5: Martin King, 6: Martin Attwill, 7: Ben Rosser, Str: David Deykin, Cox: Matthew Dry, Cch: George Xouris
4th NSW - Bow: Phillip Chapman, 2: Edward De Salis, 3: Michael Wilkinson, 4: Steven Schweikert, 5: Nick Lloyd, 6: James Ditzell, 7: Peter Murphy, Str: Andrew Gorringe, Cox: Richard Silverton, Cch: Phil Cayzer
5th SA - Bow: David Greenslade, 2: Sam Pearce, 3: Alistair Beard, 4: Tom Merrigan, 5: David Belcher, 6: Matthew Mayne, 7: Michael McLeish, Str: Matthew Henbest, Cox: Craig Briggs, Cch: Matthew Draper
6th TAS - Bow: John Keogh, 2: A Foley, 3: D Steven, 4: A Saville, 5: Malcolm Turner, 6: R Sampson, 7: M Dance, Str: Scott Oakley, Cox: M Morris, Cch: John Bolton

This was an intriguing race. The Australian Rowing magazine described it as follows: The Victorian crew broke at the first attempt to startand were perhaps unsettled when the race got away clearly on the second attempt. The Queenland crew were first through the 500m, 1000m and 1500m in times of 1:21, 2:50 and 4:23 respectively, but the Victorian crew coached by David Pincus, produced a superlative final 500m. The crew's rating actually dropped to 37, and with no sign of anxiety and a flawless, fluid rhythm, the Victorian Youth Eight swept to a 2.5 second victory over second placed Queensland.

Women's Interstate Four Championship–The ULVA Trophy


1st VIC - Bow: Debbie Bassett, 2: Kate Hall, 3: Sue Chapman-Popa, Str: Margot Foster, Cox: Sarah Danckert, Cch: David Palfreyman, Emergs: Kate Hall & Debbie Bassett
2nd NSW - Bow: Vicki Spooner, 2: Alison Smith, 3: Amanda Rudgley, Str: Sue Weston, Cox: M Thompson, Cch: Peter Shakespear
3rd WA - Bow: Lisa Harffey, 2: Rachel Walker, 3: Nerome Hall, Str: Avonia Arndt, Cox: Paulette Stroet, Cchs: Warren Gibson/Tracey O'Shannessy, Emerg: Lucy Colyer

This was a strong win of seven seconds to the Victorian crew.

Women's Interstate Sculling Championship–The Nell Slatter Trophy


1st NSW - Annelies Voorthuis,Cch: Robert Marlow
2nd QLD - Ceinwen Frisch, Cch: Bob Bleakley
3rd TAS - Urszula Kay
4th VIC - Julie Slattery, Cch: Tony Feldt
5th WA - Lucy Colyer

This was a great race between Annelies Voorthuis of NSW and Ceinwen Frisch of QLD - the other scullers were outclassed. These two scullers fought out the championship throughout the race in a great struggle with Voorthuis winning narrowly.

Women's Interstate Lightweight Four Championship–The Victoria Cup


1st VIC - Bow: Gayle Toogood, 2: Angela Maidment, 3: Jo Dickson, Str: Jill Camier, Cch: Brian Dalton, Emerg: T Fortune
2nd SA - Bow: Christine Martin, 2: Denise Collins, 3: Amanda Cross, Str: Karin Riedel, Cch: Fearnley Szuster
3rd QLD - Bow: Gael Paul, 2: Debbie Flynn, 3: Debbie Gordon, Str: Bronwyn Gray, Cch: John Rynne
4th NSW - Bow: Pauline Bellemore, 2: Palmina Lo Lo, 3: Debbie Clingeleffer, Str: Virginia Lee, Cch: Lindsay Callaghan

This was the best race of the day with three crews tenaciously fighting for the Championship. Victoria won through in the end but were hotly pursued by both SA and QLD.


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