Bruce’s Weekly Update 17th March 2015

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Hello all members, sponsors & patrons

 

It was an extremely busy weekend around the Club with X Adventure, Men’s Pennants and the Finals of the Professional Men’s Singles.

I would personally like to thank Leanne for all her effort in the bar, the amazing volunteers in the kitchen and the parking volunteers who all worked extremely hard over the weekend.  The Club profited well financially from the event.   It gives me a great amount of pride to be a part of these events when Club members can come together for a common goal.  We are very lucky to have so many hard working volunteers in our Club.

Great effort everyone.

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New Barrier fence installed

Another thank you must go to Rob Pollard and Lyndsey Perry for installing the new barrier fence at the Club’s pay station.  The new fence will guide patrons visiting the Club past the PAY STATION  helping them  remember to pay their sporting hire fees.

Rob Pollard and Lyndsey PerryNew barrier

Bowls

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The Profesional”s Men’s Singles Championship Final was played on Sunday between Gary Davies and Edmund Hoemburg with Gary the eventual winner 25 TO 23.

Mike Brown edged out Tim Sansom in the Plate Final.

On Thursday the Club hosted the Trader’s Day bowling event with 64 bowlers taking part.

The winning team was skippered by Edmund Hoemburg with Barry Thompson’s team second, Jim Paganoni’s team third and Mathew Pennigton’s team fourth.

Junior Bowls

 

Friday Afternoons 4:45PM – 6:00PM

$3.00 Members, $5.00 Non-Members

Refreshments Included

Meet on B- Green

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Croquet 

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The profile of croquet is on the rise, and we have many indicating that they would like to learn to play. Wednesday and Friday social croquet have been well supported and a photographer from the Times arrived unannounced last Wednesday. Although the story incorrectly mentioned the Busselton Croquet Club the photos were definitely of our Wednesday group.

 Court Extension:

The second court is coming along well. Some areas are completely covered and there are plenty of runners in other areas. The watering regime has been greatly reduced and the court has been mowed weekly for the last month.

Thank you to Raelene Willis, David Morris and Terry South for all their work. Last Wednesday the court was rolled as well.

Friday Night Social Croquet:

Depending on the weather and light this may only run until Easter. Be there by 5pm for instruction or practise, and then games will be organised until about 6.15. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for social and non members.

 Friday Night Dinners:

We kept up our high standard of presentation for Friday Night meals by once again decorating with a Black Friday scheme. Thank you to our helpers on the night.

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Cycling

 

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Dunsborough X-Adventure 2015

The weekend of March 14 & 15 brought the X-Adventure triathlon to Dunsborough, with the Dunsborough Country Club hosting several thousand competitors and visitors.

Competitors from far and near competed in long course, short course and kids triathlon races over the weekend. Standalone paddle races were held on the Saturday morning. The event was a rip-roaring success in showcasing what Dunsborough has to offer visitors looking for adventure.

The feedback on the course was very positive. Many people mentioned the high quality and variety of the mountain bike course. The Country Club provided excellent facilities for weary muddy competitors to clean up and for spectators seeking shelter and food.

Spectator highlights include the jump into the ocean at Castle Rock during the run leg along with the ramp over ‘the sheep dip’ on the mountain bike course.

The long course, held on Sunday, was a 1.5km ocean swim, 12km coastal trail run and a 22km mountain bike. The short course, held on Saturday, was a 700m ocean swim, 6km coastal trail run and a 12km mountain bike. The kids race included a 200m swim, 6km run and 4km mountain bike.

The weather delivered great conditions for the race, with Sunday morning providing glassy water on the bay for the long course swim. The kids had a great adventure race with the heaviest showers of the weekend falling around 4pm on Saturday as they started the swim.

Dunsborough was well represented with many local men, women and children taking part. Notable results where…

  • Jess Reynolds won the Prime (18-39) female long-course race on Sunday in a time of 3:03:37
  • Balinga Pasco came second in the prime (18-39) male long-course race on Sunday in a time of 2:30:05
  • Rowan Brown won the Prime (18-39) male short-course race on Saturday a time of 1:23:53
  • Johan Poncet, Florie Gibier and Mike Longman won the mixed team short course in 1:39:27
  • Peter (Tank) Matthews won the Vintage (50+) Male short course in 1:43:18

Congratulations to all place getters and participants.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped the event run smoothly and safely. Special thanks to Richard Renn who worked tirelessly to set up the course and Amber Nash who organised the volunteers.

Thanks also to Club Manager Bruce Taylor, volunteers from all all sections of the Country Club, Cape Mountain Bikers and other local sporting organisations and vendors who helped to make the Dunsborough X-Adventure a huge success for the Dunsborough Country Club and broader community.

Mark your calendar for August 1 & 2 for the Down South Mountain Bike Festival.

Twilight MTB Time Trials Summer Series comes to a Finale! next Monday…

The final race (12km Cross Country) will be from 5:30pm on Monday 23 March

Juniors (4km Cross Country) start from 4:30pm

This will be followed by the Twilight MTB TT Summer Series Presentation Night at the clubrooms from 5.30pm on Friday 27 March

Everybody is welcome to come and join in the fun with the “Club Member Cash Jackpot Draw” 5:30-6:30pm… then enjoy a scrumptious “Friday Night Club Dinner” prepared by Chef Kirsty 6:30-7:30pm $22Adults – $12 Kids… then celebrate with the Series Competitors as they receive awards and a personal number plate… Plenty of Spot Prizes to WIN!

Note: You must book your place for the Club Dinner as it is sure to sell out! (see details on next weeks newsletter)

Chris Parkinson

Cycle Club President

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Tennis

Tennis court at Dunsborough Country Club

 

Dunsborough Tennis School Player Parent Doubles Tournament

Players past and present are invited to grab a parent and join us under lights at the Country Club on Friday March 27th for a some competitive doubles. Starting time 5pm till finish 9pm Prizes for Champion team, runner up and wooden spoon $20 entry fee per team inc sausage sizzle and juice box for players.

Any volunteers on the day always appreciated.

To register text names to 0448820553

Pay on the day.

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Friday_Dinner

 

Kirsty will be cooking  at the club this Friday evening and has a put together a great meal for us all to enjoy.  Get your friends together and come enjoy a great evening at the Club.  Please have your bookings in by midday Friday to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made by Clicking Here or via email manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au or telephone 97553250 or the booking sheet in the foyer.

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Friday Night menu

20th March 2015 @ 6.30pm

Chef : Kirsty Gutteridge

Main Course  

Slow cooked beef shin

Potato gratin

Roast vegetable & baby spinach salad

Vegetarian Option (please pre-order) 

Spelt pizza with caramelized onion, pumpkin & spinach pesto

Dessert 

Sticky date pudding with ice cream and caramel sauce

Adults:  $22.00    Children (under 12):  $14.00

To book your table Click Here

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The Members  Jackpot draw was not won on Friday.  The jackpot will be $900 this week.   Members must be financial and present to claim.  The draw will be held in the club rooms between 5.30pm – 6.30pm

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Have a great week!

Keep Smiling!

Bruce Taylor