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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1968 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:24.8 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st P Edwards, Melbourne  

2nd J R Sykes, Corio Bay

3rd K Leach, Corio Bay

4th R Winton, Mercantile

Other competing crews:

J Skidmore, Yarra Yarra

J J Bennett, Banks

P Hoban, Yarra Yarra

Holder – J. R. Sykes, Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 3rd February, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by P. Edwards (Melbourne Rowing Club) by one and one-quarter lengths from J. R. Sykes (Corio Bay).

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time: 5:30.5 Margins: 1 canvas

1st Banks – Bow: P M Guest, Str: D B Ramage, Cox: G Godkin

2nd Mercantile No 1

3rd Mercantile No 2

Other competing crews:

Essendon

Corio Bay

Ballarat City

Morwell

Yarra Yarra

Nagambie

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed at Nagambie on the 26th Decmeber, 1967. Course, one mile. Won by Banks Rowing Club by a canvas from Mercantile No. 1, with Mercantile No. 2 third.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:42.5 Margins: 6 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: L Glenny, 2: G Cotton, 3: G Xouris, Str: J Watt, Cox: D Jarvis, Coach: G Xouris

2nd Victorian Composite

3rd Mercantile

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 20th April, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by six lengths from Victorian Composite, second. 

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres, Norwich Shield)

Time: 5:57.1 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Mercantile ­– Bow: P Philp, 2: V Mulder, 3: D Douglas, 4: J Burford, 5: G Johnston, 6: J Bourke, 7: S Gillon, Str: G Boykett, Cox: T Daffy, Coach: H R Frederico

2nd Victorian Composite No 1

3rd Buckingham (TAS)

4th Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

Victorian Composite No 2

Monash University

Banks

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 3rd February, 1968. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by three-quarters of a length from Victorian Composite No. 1.

Victorian LightweightпїЅSculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1/2 length

1st C Roberts, Richmond

2nd G Ramsbottom, Melbourne

Holder – J. R. Sykes, Corio Bay. Rowed at Nagambie on the 26th December, 1967. Course, one mile. Won by C. Roberts (Richmond) by half a length from G. Ramsbottom (Melbourne).

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: P Downey, Str: R Griffiths, Cox: R Loveless

2nd Ballarat City

Other competing crews:

Melbourne No 1

Melbourne No 2

Mercantile No 2

Richmond

Barwon

Footscray City

Banks

Essendon

Melbourne University

South Melbourne

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed at Nagambie on the 26th December, 1967. Course, one mile. Won by Mercantile by one and one-half lengths from Ballarat City.

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:02.0 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Barwon – Bow: M Morgan, 2: K Chandley, 3: A Hart, Str: P Morgan, Cox: W Cook, Coach: L Gladman

2nd Ballarat City

3rd Melbourne University

4th Mercantile

Other competing crews:

South Melbourne

Footscray City

Corio Bay

Melbourne

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 3rd February, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Barwon by three-quarters of a length from Ballarat City, second. 

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:50.6 Margins: 2 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: A Scott, 2: T Morgan, 3: P McHugh, 4: M Morgan, 5: R Nixon, 6: V Chandley, 7: A Hart, Str: P Morgan, Cox: W Cook, Coach: L Gladman

2nd Mercantile

3rd Melbourne University

4th Hawthorn

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 20th April, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by two lengths from Mercantile, second. 

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Essendon – Bow: I McBain, Str: D Petterson, Cox: B McLaughlin, Coach: W B Moon

2nd Mercantile No 1

3rd Ballarat City

Other competing crews:

Albert Park

Power House No 1

Power House No 2

Mercantile No 2

Barwon

Banks

Yarra Yarra

Corio Bay

Holders – Essendon Rowing Club. Rowed at Nagambie on the 26th December, 1967. Course, one mile. Won by one and one-half lengths from Mercantile No. 1, with Ballarat City, third. 

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:07.0 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: B Gross, 2: R Negri, 3: M Daffy, Str: P Renouf, Cox: G McConville, Coach: C Bailey

2nd Banks

3rd Monash University

4th Yarra Yarra

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 3rd February, 1968. Course, 2000 metres. Won by Mercantile by two and one-half lengths from Banks Rowing Club.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 2 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: D Hornsby, 2: T Yunken, 3: P McSweeney, 4: R Zahara, 5: W Liley, 6: G Withers, 7: A Godfrey, Str: A Ferguson, Cox: S Turner, Coach: G H Nicholson

2nd Mercantile

3rd Monash University

4th Hawthorn

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 20th April, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by two lengths from Mercantile, second.

Victorian Country LightweightпїЅFour-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: P McHugh, 2: K Chandley, 3: M Morgan, Str: P Morgan, Cox: K Stevens

2nd Ballarat City

3rd Corio Bay

Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 16th March, 1968. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Ballarat City was second and Corio Bay third.

Victorian Junior Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 10:55.6 Margins: Easily

1st A Bainbridge, Melbourne University

2nd D Webb, Barwon

3rd G Ramsbottom, Melbourne

4th C N Harrison, Albert Park

Holder – K Leach, Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 20th April, 1968. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by A. Bainbridge (Melbourne University Boat Club) easily from D. Webb (Barwon). The winning time was 10 min. 55.6 sec. 

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: P McHugh, 2: K Chandley, 3: M Morgan, 4: D Webb, 5: C Reynolds, 6: S Cole, 7: P Scott, Str: P Morgan, Cox: K Stevens

2nd Ballarat City

3rd Wendouree

Holders – Ballarat City Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 16th March, 1968. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Ballarat City was second and Wendouree third.

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: L Glenny, 2: G Cotton, 3: P Leach, Str: J Watt, Cox: D Jarvis

2nd Barwon

3rd Ballarat City

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 16th March, 1968. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Barwon was second and Ballarat City third.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: J R Sykes, Str: G Xouris, Cox: K Stevens

2nd Nagambie

Other competing crews:

Wendouree

Ballarat City

Morwell

Barwon

Corio Bay-Barwon Composite

Holders – Wendouree Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 16th March, 1968. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Nagambie was second.

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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