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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1937 Rowing Victoria State Championships

 

 

 


Champion Men's Scull

(2 1/2 miles)

Time: 17:13.0
Margins: 5 lengths

1st L A Purves, Yarra Yarra

2nd B G T Kelly, Melbourne

3rd R Williams, Yarra Yarra

4th C F W Peppler, Yarra yarra

Four scullers contested this event over a two and a half miles course on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, 6th February, 1937. Weather conditions were good. L. A. Purves won from B. G. T. Kelly by five lengths. Mr. Purves is heartily congratulated on his win in the Victorian Sculling Championship.


Champion Men's Pair 

(1 mile)

Time: 6:42.2
Margins: 1 length

1st Melbourne University – Bow: R J Jelbart, Str: P B Jelbart, Cox: W R Ward, Coach: R W B Todd

2nd Ballarat City

3rd Wendouree

4th Corowa

5th Ballarat

6th Albert Park

7th Richmond

8th Bendigo

Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, was again the venue for the Victorian Pair-oared Championship. Rowed on Saturday, 22nd May, 1937, the event attracted an entry of eight crews. The weather conditions were ideal. After a magnificent race, the Melbourne University Boat Club secured the coveted honours, with Ballarat City, a length away, second. The sincere congratulations of the Committee are extended to the Melbourne University Boat Club on its success.


Champion Men's Four

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: 17:08.6
Margins: 3 lengths

1st Richmond – Bow: B Hainsworth, 2: K E Harrison, 3: E Lindsay, Str: R Godfredson, Cox: H Plant, Coach: F G Thompson

2nd Mercantile

3rd Melbourne

4th Albert Park

5th Preston

6th Melbourne University

7th Hawthorn

Rowed on the Lower Yarra course on Saturday, 19th December, 1936, the race for the Four-oared Championship attracted an entry of seven crews. Weather conditions for the race were perfect, with a fairly strong stream running out. As in the Championship Eights, the Richmond Rowing Club provided the winning combination for this event. Mercantile Rowing Club, three lengths away, second. The Committee sincerely congratulates the Richmond Rowing Club on its win in this event.


Champion Men's Eight

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: 14:32.0
Margins: 2 lengths

1st Richmond – Bow: B Hainsworth, 2: W F Coppinger, 3: K K McKenzie, 4: W Yoxon, 5: W G Lloyd, 6: K E Harrison, 7: E Lindsay, Str: R Godfredson, Cox: T Croft, Coach: F G Thompson

2nd Albert Park

3rd Mercantile

4th Melbourne

The 45th Annual Eight-oared Championship was rowed on the Lower Yarra course on Saturday, 6th February, 1937. Weather conditions for the race were good. There were only four entries, and the race was won by the Richmond Rowing Club by two lengths from the Albert Park Rowing Club. The warm congratulations of the Committee are tendered to the Richmond Rowing Club on its win.


Champion Men's 2,000 Metre Scull

(2,000 metres)

Time - Not recorded
Margins: 3 lengths

1st L A Purves, Yarra Yarra

2nd C F W Peppler, Yarra Yarra

3rd M E K Hansen, Mercantile

The 2,000 Metre Sculling Championship was rowed on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, 19th December, 1937, under fair weather conditions, and resulted in a win for L. A. Purves by three lengths from C. F. W. Peppler, with M. E. K. Hansen third. These were the only starters. No time was taken for the race. Mr. Purves is sincerely congratulated on his win in this event.


Champion Men's Junior Lightweight Eight

(1 1/2 miles)

Time: 9:23.6
Margins: 3/4 length

1st Banks – Bow: S Chidgey, 2: E Burkitt, 3: C Hayton, 4: J Rawson, 5: D Burkitt, 6: B Meredith, 7: C Corney, Str: R Meredith, Cox: A Luly, Coach: R C Hilliard

2nd Wendouree

3rd Albert Park

Other competing crews - Not recorded 

This event was rowed over a course of one and a half miles on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, 24th April, 1937, and was contested by seven crews. The winning combination was provided by the Banks Rowing Club. Wendouree were three-quarters of a length away, second, whilst third place was filled by the Albert Park Rowing Club. The Banks Rowing Club is warmly congratulated on its win in this event.


Champion Men's Junior Eight

(2 miles)

Time: 12:04.0
Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: P F Kelly, 2: A Bell, 3: M McKenzie, 4: C W Keys, 5: C Muhlebach, 6: H Glover, 7: H Strachan, Str: H Olver, Cox: Les Long, Coach: C G Saleh

2nd Richmond

3rd Footscray City

4th Mercantile

5th Melbourne University

For the Junior Eight-oared Championship, rowed over a two-miles course on the Lower Yarra, on Saturday, 24th April, 1937, five crews faced the starter. The weather conditions were good. The title was won by the Corio Bay Rowing Club by one and a half lengths from the Richmond Rowing Club. This was the first Championship race won by Corio Bay Rowing Club, and the Committee warmly congratulates the Club and the crew in its success. 


Champion Women's Pair

(Distance - Not recorded)

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Champion Women's Four

(Distance - Half mile)

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Champion Women's Junior Four

(Distance - Quarter mile)

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Sources

The Victorian Oarsman with a Rowing Register, by John Lang, published by A H Massina and Company 1919.

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1903 - 1944.

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