1999 PSA Head of the River
The regatta was conducted on Saturday 20th March on the Canning Bridge course.
The 1999 regatta marked one-hundred years since the PSA Head of the River first began. Multiple changes have occurred since the headmasters of four local Public Schools met and formed the regatta on the 3rd March, 1899. These changes over the decades have since included an expansion of crews ranging from year 9’s to seniors’ boys in a range of boat categories. This is much different from 1899 when it was only one race with a winner take all scenario. Other changes include three additional Public schools, and a collaboration with PSA (Public School Association) since 1905. These additions have widened the audience and recognition for the regatta making it an important event of the WA rowing calendar.
The weather conditions for the regatta was mostly cloudy with average temperatures at 22 degrees Celsius (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The win speed for the regatta was on average 11.5 mph (18.5 kph) from a South Eastern direction.
Trinity College were the fastest crew in the First VIIIs event in a time of 6:17.5 with Aquinas College coming in second and Christ Church Grammar School followed in 3rd place. Joseph Tamigi, who rowed in position five for Trinity College crew, later become head coach of Trinity’s first VIII’s a decade later, winning the 2010 PSA Head of the River.
A rivalry for success in the Challenge Cup had developed between Trinity College and Aquinas College in the 1990s. The two Colleges have closely thought against one another in the past six regattas in the first VIII’s. Aquinas have however been more persistent in success with wins in four out of the last six regattas (1998, 1997, 1995, 1994) and Trinity picking up the remaining two (1996 and 1999).
The Hamer Cup is awarded to the school with the highest aggregate points across all events at the Head of the River regatta.
The winning school was Aquinas College, with Wesley in second place and Trinity College third.
1st Trinity College - Bow: L. Clozza, 2: F. Bruni, 3: C. Di Lorenzo, 4: S. Featherby, 5: J. Tamigi, 6: S. Szczurowski, 7: P. Ford, Stroke: J. Garrick, Cox: J. Clarke, Coach: P. Jurjevich
2nd Aquinas College - Bow: A. Hofmann, 2: J. Metaxas, 3: T. Hegarty, 4: B. Woinar, 5: A. Foster, 6: Q. Lynch, 7: S. Chadwick, Stroke: J. White, Cox: R. Holdsworth, Coach: P. Collins
3rd Guildford Grammar School - Bow: B. Eggleston, 2: C. Meecham, 3: B. Munro, 4: P. Langlands, 5: R. Green, 6: A. Denniss, 7: T. Murphy, Stroke: B. Johnson, Cox: O. Lenegan, Coach: T. Lorrich
4th Christ Church Grammar School - Bow: S. Webb, 2: A.R. Hugall, 3: G. Miller, 4: M.D. Gibson, 5: B.J. Woffenden, 6: T.D. Newton, 7: D.J. Gibson, Stroke: D.J. Knevevic, Cox: J.P.E. McGuiness, Coach: R. Wait
5th Scotch College - Bow: J.K. Lane, 2: M.R. Beckett, 3: C.P. Anderson, 4: J.P. Tidbury, 5: S.P. Moulin, 6: N.R. Dennis, 7: N.P. Pike, Stroke: A.R. Pears, Cox: D.L.T. Palmer, Coach: G.W.W. Ford
6th Wesley College - Bow: M.G. Hinsley, 2: P.K. Hagen, 3: A.G. Frean, 4: R.L. Barnes, 5: B.A. Slocum, 6: W.J. Strong, 7: T.J. Morcombe, Stroke: D.V. Vitale, Cox: B.N. Wood, Coach: S.J.O. Whitehouse
7th Hale School - Bow: I. Gray, 2: J. Bairstow, 3: N. Armour, 4: A. Pearce, 5: M. Stroud, 6: P. Cowan, 7: J. Faulkner, Stroke: D. Speyners, Cox: M. Knuckley, Coach: S. McKinney/ T. Smith
1st Aquinas College - Bow: S. Boladeras, 2: R. Lee, 3: J. Bennett, 4: L. Stewart, 5: C. Hesford, 6: N. Guidera, 7: B. Miles, Stroke: I. Pritchard, Cox: S. Holdsworth, Coach: C. Poole
2nd Scotch College - Bow: P.L. McKerracher, 2: L.R. Atkins, 3: A. Duarte, 4: C.M. Emett, 5: A.C. Pope, 6: J.P.J. McNamara, 7: S.A. Cater, Stroke: T.J.H. Springbett, Cox: J.S. Heanes, Coach: S.W. Coll
3rd Hale School - Bow: B. Mongorosy, 2: M. Tompson, 3: T. Forbes, 4: C. Atkinson, 5: T. Forbes, 6: S. Watt, 7: A. Purtill, Stroke: R. Stroud, Cox: A. Lane, Coach: D. Vernon
4th Trinity College - Bow: S. Fuller, 2: A. Hewlett, 3: M. O’Hanlon, 4: A. Zuccarino, 5: R. Bannon, 6: M. Bonavita, 7: J. Dennis, Stroke: D. D’Alessio, Cox: N. Scaffidi, Coach: P. Parker/ D. De Jesus
5th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: B. Collins, 2: P. Verschuer, 3: T. Brown, 4: C. Hawkins, 5: A. Beaton, 6: M. Durrant, 7: T. Wheeler, Stroke: J. Ryan, Cox: J. Seabrook, Coach: G. Hartley
6th Wesley College - Bow: J.K. Nelson, 2: B.J. Luscombe, 3: J.T. Robertson, 4: S.C.R. Ramsden, 5: G.W. Nash, 6: J.B. Boylan, 7: A.W.D. Wiese, Stroke: R.M. Liesegang, Cox: S.W. Richards, Coach: S. Burt
7th Christ Church Grammar School - Bow: L.H. Rees, 2: J.M. Zimmerman, 3: N.J. Winnall, 4: R.A. White, 5: C.P. Paterson, 6: S.P. Ackland, 7: H.W. Joyce, Stroke: R.W. Hockings, Cox: C.J. Harrison, Coach: A. Salisbury
Time and margins unknown.
1st Aquinas College
2nd Guildford Grammar School
3rd Trinity College
Other detail are not known.
Senior Quad Scull
1st Aquinas College - Bow: J. Chapman, 2: C. Wright, 3: T. Schilling, Stroke: P. Fagan, Cox: N. Glorie, Coach: M. Sweeney
2nd Wesley College - Bow: J.N. Van der Schyff, 2: N. Kay, 3: M.A. Vandenbos, Stroke: D.A. Fox, Cox: J.A. Bennett, Coach: B.W. Loftus
3rd Trinity College - Bow: N. Nixon, 2: C. Beaton, 3: C. Shields, Stroke: J. Sinagra, Cox: B. Young, Coach: C. Venard/ L. Reed
4th Scotch College - Bow: P.J. Allen, 2: J.J Owenell, 3: J.W. Paterson, Stroke: T.M. Nicholls, Cox: M.S. Kimber, Coach: P. Griffiths
5th Hale School - Bow: M. Somic, 2: R. Davies, 3: P. Francis, Stroke: S. Benson, Cox: J. Bevis, Coach: S. Berridge
6th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: S. Murphy, 2: S. Howes, 3: C. Harris, Stroke: R. Baker, Cox: M. Lush, Coach: M. Patton
Second Quad Scull
1st Aquinas College - Bow: T. O’Brien, 2: L. Dolton, 3: K. Marley, Stroke: S. Payne, Cox: L. Kerr, Coach: R. Anderson
2nd Trinity College - Bow: N. Lynch, 2: J. Hutchinson, 3: A. Santa Maria, Stroke: P. Vagg, Cox: C. Ridge, Coach: C. Venard/ L. Reed
3rd Wesley College - Bow: M.J. Loss, 2: L.S. Oldfield, 3: B.V. Smythe, Stroke: N.P. Miller, Cox: C.J. Jasper, Coach: C.E. Taylor
4th Scotch College - Bow: J.J.D. Thomson, 2: L.E. Coyle, 3: G.P. Coyle, Stroke: N.G. Hayder, Cox: N.D. Wroth, Coach: P. Griffiths
5th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: C. Hamersley, 2: B. Logan, 3: T. Sevenson, Stroke: B. Collinson, Cox: D. Gillman, Coach: R. Bellinge
6th Hale School - Bow: S. Jeffrey, 2: A. Ceber, 3: T. Scholz, Stroke: B. Strong, Cox: Newby, Coach: W. Rowan-Robinson
Year 10A Eights
Times and margins unknown
1st Aquinas College
2nd Wesley College
3rd Trinity College
Other details are not known.
Year 10B Eights
1st Wesley College - Bow: B.M. Minchin, 2: J.M. Vukusich, 3: J.W. Haak, 4: M.K. Robertson, 5: M.J. Thorley, 6: B.D. Herbert, 7: G.J. Falls, Stroke: L.D. Beverley, Cox: D.F. Wilkes, Coach: M.M. Doyle
2nd Aquinas College - Bow: L. Cotton, 2: M. Wiley, 3: J. Quigley, 4: N. le Moignan, 5: A. Deetman, 6: S. Day, 7: B. Addison, Stroke: T. Stone, Cox: J. McKay, Coach: A. Fievez
3rd Scotch College - Bow: W.H. Shields, 2: S. Banister-Jones, 3: A.I. Simmonds, 4: N.J. Shilkin, 5: S.H. Tosif, 6: M.J.B. Rowe, 7: E.M.T. Carter, Stroke: A.J.S. de Cuyper, Cox: L.F. Kent, Coach: R.A. Dickson
4th Hale School - Bow: J. Mann, 2: S. Sharpe, 3: L. Tyler, 4: J. Ennis, 5: G. Stewart, 6: S. Gregory, 7: L. Crilly, Stroke: J. Morris, Cox: B. Crilly, Coach: A. Stewart
5th Trinity College - Bow: G. Goodison, 2: J. Wilson, 3: L. Gardner, 4: J. Fitzgerald, 5: M. Claydon, 6: S. Trinca, 7: D. Neri, Stroke: N. Pires, Cox: M. Milzen, Coach: S. Wiencke
6th Christ Church Grammar School - Bow: R.E. Clarke, 2: J.M. Zorzi, 3: P.K. Norman, 4: B.P. Mansbridge, 5: P.R. Woods, 6: P.L. Birmingham, 7: S.D. Geelhoed, Stroke: D.T. Veling, Cox: T.S. Dixon, Coach: F. Robson
7th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: A. Maguire, 2: I. Bellinge, 3: S. Cherriman, 4: R. McNaught, 5: L. Yeaks, 6: R. Adamson, 7: J. Allin, Stroke: S. Chakrabati, Cox: J. Smith, Coach; I. Stewart
Year 10 Coxed Quads
1st Trinity College - Bow: B. Regan, 2: C. Zampatti, 3: M. Turnbull, Stroke: M. Wojcik, Cox: N. Hastings, Coach: P. Abrahams/ B. van Son
2nd Wesley College - Bow: D.C. Meharry, 2: D. K-C Tan, 3: A.J. Vandenbos, Stroke: J.G. Earl-Spurr, Cox: J.R. Conway, Coach: V.R. Keogh/ A.L. Blyth
3rd Aquinas College - Bow: X. White, 2: J. Perron, 3: M. Baker, Stroke: J. Holst, Cox: D. Malony, Coach: P. O’Donoghue
4th Hale School - Bow: D. Montgomery, 2: J. Burger, 3: D. Hosken, Stroke: L. Walker, Cox: R. Adams, Coach: B. Yates
5th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: K. Jothy, 2: C. Sapwell, 3: L. Gamboe, Stroke: B. Norrish, Cox: S. Jolly, Coach: G. Isallo
6th Scotch College - Bow: R.A. Syme, 2: P.C. Stokes, 3: A.W.M. McGregor, Stroke: M.G. Pears, Cox: A. Duarte, Coach: D.M. Werner
7th Christ Church Grammar School - Bow: R.B. Drinsdale, 2: B.H. Ward, 3: J.T. Chambers, Stroke: C.H. Hayes, Cox: S.C. Black, Coach: A. Gilbert
Year 9A Eights
1st Hale School - Bow: K.N. Rudeforth, 2: J.A. Benwell, 3: M.E. Wilson, 4: E.F. Jackson, 5: D.A. Kelly, 6: T.I. Freebairn, 7: J.A. Carleson, Stroke: C.J. Green, Cox: J.G. O’Mahony, Coach: D.A. Bean
2nd Aquinas College - Bow: K. Turco, 2: A. Amara, 3: B. Francis, 4: B. Saunders, 5: D. Clark, 6: A. Guidera, 7: A. Thompson, Stroke: M. Hesford, Cox: P. Dopson, Coach: P. Rich
3rd Wesley College - Bow: C.R. Gilchrist, 2: A.L. Johnston, 3: Z.J. Holman, 4: K.J. Kim, 5: B.A. Sharp, 6: S.R. Ellis, 7: P.J. Renner, Stroke: J.S. Green, Cox: M.S. Bossong, Coach: K.A.G. Reynolds
4th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: S. Bunthorn, 2: G. Beer, 3: J. Mendez, 4: M. Haase, 5: D. Cowan, 6: A. Bettridge, 7: C. Poulton, Stroke: A. Grochowski, Cox: B. Wheeler, Coach: L. Taylor
5th Trinity College - Bow: A. Harries, 2: S. Beale, 3: C. Coleman, 4: J. Arto, 5: A. Edwards. 6: D. Sinagra, 7: D. Ewart, Stroke: C. Dawson, Cox: S. Moody, Coach: M. Limb/ R.Blascetta
6th Scotch College - Bow: A.J. Corroll, 2: Y. Egerton-Warburton, 3: B.A. Karel, 4: C.J. Shaw, 5: A.G. Hohnen, 6: L.G. MacDonald, 7: D.E. Johnson, Stroke: L.M. Roberts, Cox: J.S.C. Bailey, Coach: R.T. Luke
7th Christ Church Grammar School - Bow: J.A. Marangou, 2: T.N. Randles, 3: K.B. Stein, 4: R.S. Valance, 5: W.S. Hughes, 6: Ts. Brophy-Williams, 7: R.C. Cargeeg, Stroke: T. Skipworth, Cox: M.T. Utting, Coach: S. Collins
Year 9B Eights
1st Hale School - Bow: J.S. Strom, 2: M.J. Fisher, 3: C.T. Yeoh, 4: L.W. Hayes, 5: A.M. Heber, 6: J.W. Stewart, 7: P.A. Testi, Stroke: J.S. Zorbas, Cox: P.J. George, Coach: S.J. Connor
2nd Guildford Grammar School - Bow: T. Mitchell, 2: D. Riley, 3: S. Fisher, 4: A. Qnaglia, 5: R. McNamara, 6: K. Halliday, 7: P. Carter, Stroke: S. O’Sullivan, Cox: K. Hustwitt, Coach: H. Nicholls
3rd Wesley College - Bow: D.L. Kirby, 2: A.J. Buckley, 3: C.J. Tieleman, 4: D. W-T Howe, 5: T.O. Morris, 6: J. G-L Tjhung, 7: K.W. Reindler, Stroke: K. Tonokura, Cox: R.A. Boserio, Coach: Ms C.E.F. Reeson
4th Christ Church Grammar School - Bow: W.M. Baston, 2: O.A. Milne, 3: J.R. Adams, 4: I.D. Cameron, 5: M.B.H. Gibson, 6: J.Z. Eicker, 7: J. Eldred, Stroke: D.P. Stezina, Cox: J. Baker, Coach: T. Phillips
5th Scotch College - Bow: R.G. Pember, 2: T.D. Webster, 3: C.H. Jackson, 4: C.B.D. Cutler, 5: S.A.I. Medcalf, 6: J.R. Knox, 7: B.P. Hiller, Stroke: M.R. Boulter, Cox: C.G. Fraser, Coach: R.A. Fitzhardinge
6th Aquinas College - Bow: R. Drewery, 2: E. Munns, 3: S. Larsen, 4: M. Norrish, 5: R. Coakley, 6: M. Packer, 7: T. Buckley, Stroke: N. Lewis, Cox: L. Keating, Coach: N. Collins
7th Trinity College - Bow: D. Richardson, 2: A. Taggart, 3: M. Oswald, 4: A. Mavrick, 5: B. Gough, 6: K. Kaminskis, 7: C. Garlett, Stroke: R. Norman, Cox: M. Berryman, Coach: D. Bursey/ N. Fuller