1932 Rowing Victoria State Championships
This year it was the turn of Preston Ladies to win their first Championship in the Women's Fours.
This was also the first year of the Women's Junior Four Championship raced over a quarter of a mile and also the Men's Lightweight Eight Championship raced over 1 1/2 miles.
Index to Results:
Champion Men's Scull
(2 1/2 miles)
Margins: 200 yards
1st C F W Peppler, Yarra Yarra
Other competing crews:
G Anderson, Albert Park
L Crothers, Mildura
R Jelbart, Melbourne University
E F Johnson, Mercantile
The 2 1/2 miles Championship Sculls was held on Saturday, 20th February, 1932, five scullers contesting the title. C. F. W. Peppler (Yarra Yarra) won with the greatest of ease by 200 yards.
Champion Men's Pair
Margins: 1 length, 1 1/4 lengths
1st Albert Park – Bow: K V Rathauskey, Str: A W McLeish, Cox: B Williams
2nd Footscray City
3rd Ballarat City
7th South Melbourne
9th Yarra Yarra
The Pair-oared Championship was rowed at Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on Saturday, 14th May, 1932. Nine crews competed, and Albert Park won a well-contested race by a length from Footscray City, Ballarat City a length and a quarter away third. Albert Park are congratulated on their second successive victory in the Championship Pairs.
Champion Men's Four
(2 1/2 miles)
Margins: 1 1/2 lengths, 4 lengths
1st Richmond – Bow: V Callaghan, 2: M Edmunds, 3: B Thompson, Str: J Barton, Cox: A Harvey
2nd Albert Park
4th Footscray City
6th Mercantile - Bow: G R B Patterson, 2: A Finlay, 3: Fred Shore, 4: J Bailey, Cox: J Cowling, Cch: James M Macfarlane
7th Melbourne University
Seven crews competed for the Four-oared Championship, rowed on Saturday, 19th December, 1931, over a course of 2 1/2 miles, starting at the 2 mile 50 chain mark, and finishing at the 10 chain mark. Richmond won by one and a half lengths from Albert Park, with Banks four lengths away third. Richmond are congratulated on their victory.
Champion Men's Eight
(2 1/2 miles)
Margins: 2 lengths, 1/2 length
1st Albert Park – Bow: A R Duncan, 2: M J Grenfell, 3: E W Cooke, 4: R White, 5: K Rathauskey, 6: G Plant, 7: C E Aslop, Str: A W McLeish, Cox: C Orme, Coach: H E Duncan
4th Mercantile - Bow: A P Miller, 2: R S Bolton, 3: T Fogarty, 4: A Gibbs, 5: Jack South, 6: Doug C Brooke, 7: Fred Shore, Str: J Bailey, Cox: M Green, Cch: James M Macfarlane
The Champion Eights were held on Saturday, 20th February, 1932, over a course of 2 1/2 miles, starting at the 2 mile 50 chain mark, and finishing at the 10 chain mark. Four crews entered. Albert Park won by two lengths from Hawthorn, Richmond half a length away third, and Mercantile.
Champion Men's 2,000 Metre Scull
1st George Anderson, Albert Park
2nd H E Ricketts, Yarra Yarra
3rd W C Davis, Richmond
4th R S Bolton, Mercantile
The distance of the One Mile Sculling Championship was this season changed to 2,000 metres, to accord with the distance of the Olympic sculling race. The race was held on Saturday, 19th December and resulted in a victory by a canvas by G. Anderson, H. E. Ricketts second.
Champion Men's Lightweight Eight
(1 1/2 miles)
Margins: 2 lengths, 2 feet
1st Richmond – Bow: R Dunn, 2: J Hanger, 3: K Reed, 4: J Baird, 5: A Welch, 6: W Maher, 7: M Brady, Str: A Pitt, Cox: D Calnin, Coach: James Barton
4th Footscray City
5th Mercantile - Bow: W Stevenson, 2: Keith Bilney, 3: Norman C Cairns, 4: H P Hamilton, 5: R Church, 6: J Blight, 7: R Ryall, Str: S C Macrae, Str: Cox: C Stirling, Cch: A P Miller
6th Albert Park
9th Yarra Yarra
For the first time an Open Lightweight Eights race was rowed over a course of 1 1/2 miles, from the 1 mile 50 chain mark to the 10 chain mark, on Saturday, 16th April, 1932. The race was open to all oarsmen ten stone or under, irrespective of status, and did not count points towards the premiership. A splendid entry of nine crews was received, the race being won by Richmond by two lengths from Wendouree, with Banks two feet away third. Richmond are congratulated on their victory in the first Open Lightweight Eights race.
Champion Men's Junior Eight
1st Mercantile – Bow: G H Smith, 2: F W Payne, 3: A V Card, 4: W Bayly, 5: S McKay, 6: J Clemens, 7: T Fogarty, Str: P Radich, Cox: J Cowling, Coach: G Smith
4th Melbourne University
9th Albert Park
Disqualified – Footscray City
An excellent entry of ten crews was received for the fourth annual junior Eight-oared Championship, rowed over a course of two miles from the 2 mile 10 chain mark to the 10 chain mark. The start was a magnificent sight, the ten crews breaking the line together. The use of amplifiers materially helped the starter in his difficult start. The Footscray City crew was first past the post, but was disqualified by the Umpire for leaving its course and impeding the other crews.
Champion Women's Four
(Distance - Half mile)
Margin: One canvas
1st Preston Ladies - Bow: V Radcliffe, 2: Stella Peters, 3: Edna Twite, Str: Doreen Kamphfhenkel, Cox: Sylvia Pridham
2nd Albert Park Ladies - Bow: E Patterson, 2: I de Zoete, 3: F Thomas, Str: M deZoete, Cox: D Hassell
3rd Warrnambool - Bow: G Edwards, 2: A Marr, 3: L Cornes, Str: M Tray, Cox: A Rayner
The Championship was conducted on 13th February 1932 on Albert Park Lake at the VLRA regatta. At the quarter mile all crews were level. Preston then gained a slight advantage which it then increased to win by a canvas.
Champion Women's Junior Four
(Distance - Quarter mile)
Time: No time taken
Margin: Two feet
1st Essendon Ladies - Bow: M Smith, 2: A Matthews, 3: M Giles, Str: G Spiller, Cox: W Cahir
2nd Preston Ladies - Bow: L MacIntosh, 2: N James, 3: M Thomas, Str: D Langley, Cox: V Allander
3rd Albert Park Ladies - Bow: D Oldfield, 2: M Curran, 3: K Jensen, Str: G Knott, Cox: D Hassell
The Championship was conducted on 13th February 1932 on Albert Park Lake at the VLRA regatta.
Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1903 - 1944.
Mercantile Rowing Club Annual Report
The Age Monday 15th February 1932 page 5. Sourced from http://nla,gov.au/nla.news-article203183803