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Sports Results & News for Tuesday 23rd November



The third round of SWBL Pennants was played last Tuesday, 16th November. Our 1st Division side was at home to Collie and earned three points, scoring 44 shots against 28 on the two rinks thus maintaining their second-place on the 1st Division ladder. At Capel our 2nd Division side played away with a 49 shots to 40 victory earning three points and leaving them fourth on the 2nd Division ladder. Also away, at Eaton, our 4th Division side lost by just one shot on one rink but the three points earned by winning the aggregate 38 shots to Eaton's 30, sees them top of the 4th Division ladder by half a point over Boyanup.

Last Thursday, 18th November, there were 47 attendees at Johnny Cunneen's peg-draw. A few days before his 21st birthday our esteemed coach William the Conqueror assisted Geoff Meikle in winning the chocolate. Second-place on the day were Don Henderson and Wally Dawson, while Henk DeBoer and Steve Nicholson ran away with the meat.

Winning on all four rinks on Saturday 20th November our 1st Division side came away with 8 points, beating our arch rivals Augusta. The 84 to 70 shots aggregate win sees us jump to the top of the ladder, now 7 points clear of Margaret River in second place.

Completing the home whitewash, both our 2nd Division teams had clear victories, our Blue side by 42 shots to 26 over Margaret River Green, and our White side by 55 shots to 18 over Augusta’s second side. Dunsborough Blue are well ahead of the other five teams on the 2nd division ladder, while Dunsborough White are in fourth place.

Don't forget Fri 26 Nov  WISE WINE full range tasting with snacks - 6:00pm - let us support our major sponsor and the trouble that our own Alan Legge has gone to in arranging this event.

Names in please on the board for upcoming Men's Pairs and Mixed Pairs.


Women's Bowls


There was great excitement when the Leeuwin League came second at the IIRR pairs held at YUNGERUP  over the last couple of days.  Dunsborough had 6 representatives who all combined well with their Margaret River & Augusta team mates. SO CONGRATULATIONS LADIES - WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT. Especially pleasing for our new players Lorraine Bell (Duns) and Laura Jelliman (M. River). Southwest ended up on top with 6 points, LEEUWIN 2nd with 4 points, Murray Coastal 2 points and Blackwood 4th.  We were especially pleased as Leeuwin had roughly 20 ladies to pick from, Southwest League has 8 large clubs, Murray 11 large clubs and Blackwood is roughly same size as us, so extremely hard work for all concerned.

Yippee WELL DONE LEEUWIN for coming second.

GEOGRAPHE FINANCIAL GROUP Sponsored our LADIES 4’s CHAMPIONSHIPS which was played over 2 days. It was a Round Robin event, so plenty of bowls to be had.  Eventual WINNERS  were Maureen Hines, Sue Chester, Sharon Sharpe and Daisy Grist.  RUNNERS UP on a count back were Jill Winter, Liz Wilson, Jem Coupar and new player Jackie Atkinson.


DUNSBOROUGH white and Blue traveled to Augusta with rain dampening the beginning of the day. Both teams had mixed results with White winning one rink and overall aggregate to earn 3 points. Dunsborough Blue also winning one rink but not enough to  grasp the aggregate so gained the 1 point.


Happy Bowlers!



Corporate & Community Croquet commenced on Tuesday 9th November in conjunction with Corporate & Community Bowls.

There are still places available for Teams of 2 people on the Wednesday night session. Tuition and mallets are provided.

Please contact Wendy on 0429 115 499 to register your interest or for enquiries.

Regular Playing Days/times:

(Be sure to bring a hat and jacket and wear flat protective shoes.) 

AC:   Tues    8:45 - 12:00pm

          Fri       8:45 - 12:00pm

Golf:    Wed   Singles   9:00 -12:00pm 

            Wed  Doubles   2:00 - 5:00pm

            Fri     Doubles   2:00 - 5:00pm

            Sat    Singles    1:30 - 5:00pm

Ricochet:   Thurs  1:30 - 4:30pm


The croquet courts were full on both Wednesday and Friday afternoons, with 19 members participating in doubles last week. Notable performances were:

Barbara Miller: 4 wins from 5 games

Brian Uren:     4 wins from 5 games

Robin Beer:     6 wins from 9 games

John Bastian:   5 wins from 8 games

Wendy Collins:   5 wins from 8 games

On Saturday afternoon, most of those who will be playing in the Busselton doubles competition next weekend had a good practice session, with the pairing of Larry Hurt and Wendy Collins winning all three of their games.


Five players turned out for singles on Wednesday morning, with the best performances being:

Richard Taylor: 3 wins from 3 games, 18 hoops scored

Wendy Collins:  3 wins from 4 games, 22 hoops scored

Robin Beer:     2 wins from 4 games, 22 hoops scored

Community and Corporate Croquet is on again on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  The Tuesday session is fully subscribed, but we can accommodate 4 more teams on Wednesday  - if anyone knows of people who might like to try their hand at croquet, encourage them to come along.

Richard Taylor


After our Croquet AGM last week, Terry Herd will continue as Weekly Match and Club Competition Coordinator, and Vaile Drake will represent AC on the DDCC Croquet Committee.

Our regular players continue to do battle on Tuesday and Friday mornings in a continuous Round Robin format.
In last Tuesday’s matches, scores were: -
David Morris 22 v John Bastian 9
Michael Demonakis 16 v Raelene Willis 8
with Terry Herd winning the 3-ball Game with David Bell and Kate Speedy.

On Friday 12th the scores were: -
David Morris 26 v Michael Demonakis 0
David Bell 23 v Kate Speedy 11
Terry Herd 11 v Helen South 4
The Session finished with 3 Three Ball Matches: David Bell 7, David Morris 6, Helen South 5. Terry Herd 6, John Bastian 3, Kate Speedy 4, Raelene Willis 4, Michael Demonakis 3, and Vaile Drake 2.

On Tuesday 15th, the scores were: -
David Morris 26 v Raelene Willis 9
John Bastian 26 v Kate Speedy 4
Michael Demonakis 9 v Davis Bell 14.

On Friday 19th David Morris, our coach, put Vaile Drake through her paces.
Game scores were: -
Raelene Willis 26 v Kate Speedy 11
Terry Herd 11 v David Bell 14.
After coffee: -
Terry Herd 11 v Vaile Drake 4
David Morris 26 v David Bell 0.

Terry Herd, AC Game Coordinator


Above: Don Edwards (Chairman) presenting Richard Taylor with the award for GC Singles Champion

Above: David Morris, receiving the award for AC Singles Champion from Don Edwards.




Wednesday 17 November

Winner: Paul Smith - 36 pts
Runner Up: Doug Gilchrist - 35 pts

Saturday 20 November

Winner: Mal Williamson - 34 pts
Runner Up:
Arnold Bosenberg - 32 pts
NTP No 10 and Longest Putt.
                Showing good technique, Barry Jackson won both Novelties.

Although the course is now getting a little drier some good scores as shown above are being achieved by players.


Friday 20 November

9 Holes: Rob De Gruchy and Dina Barrett-Lennard combined well to play their round.

Speedgolf Group 9 Holes

Featured good rounds by Doug Gilchrist – Trish Gilchrist, David, Colin, Sally, Gwen, and Arnold.

Well done golfers – you are breaking new ground and setting the bar for newer players. Join the Friday Sundowners Golf of 9 Holes, played from 3.30 to 5.30 pm.
What a way to finish the week with a Round of 9 Holes of your choice with a couple of drinks and presentations to round off.


Tuesday Mornings Ladies 9 Holers

Wednesday 24 November Men’s Golf 12.00pm 18 Holes

Friday 26 November Sundowner Golf 9 Holes Hit Off 3.30pm
                                   Speedgolf         9 Holes Run Off 3.30pm

Saturday 27 November 14 Holes Stb Hit Off 1pm (Summer time from now on)

Visitors are welcome to join in these events as well.


Thanks to Barry Jackson and Barry Guest tees reticulation is now in operation and other volunteers may join in to water with the golf water cart as necessary.  Check out the scene on Tuesday morning at the shed.

Good Golfing All

Doug Macpherson    Captain               0419 937 191

Mal Williamson         Vice Captain       0428 130 733

Ron Carmody           Sec/Treas.          0418 643 368 


Regular Playing Days/times:

Tuesday – 9 holes – 9:00am for 9:30am tee off 

For those interested, Tuesday 9-hole golf continues through the summer.

Good golfing and Seasons Greetings when the “silly season” arrives very soon.

Leonie Walker (Capt.) at elandee@westnet.com.au

Dot Carmody at dotron8@hotmail.comw




To play Canasta and Mahjong, you need to be a Financial Member of the Club which requires Ordinary Membership plus the Canasta and/or Mahjong Subscription. 

CANASTA   (Please be in the room by 12:55 for a 1:00pm start)

Monday   1:00pm - 4:15pm (Experienced Players Only)

Thursday 1:00pm - 4:15pm (Experienced Players Only)

Canasta lessons will be available on the first Thursday of each month however you do need to book your seat please! This is a must!

Contact odette@technocomp.com.au

Both days have a number of draws for tables. On Thursdays only Barista Coffee will be available to order and the Bar will be open at close of play. You are very welcome to stay around for a social drink afterwards.

As the sale of Canasta cards has proved so popular, Mindsports will be buying cards for those still wanting them on an ongoing basis.  There will be no closing date but orders will be put through once a sufficient number (12 double packs) is reached.  However, the price cannot be guaranteed but we are hoping to still charge $30 for a set of 4 playing decks.  If you are interested, please submit your name to Odette by e-mail: odette@technocomp.com.au or see her at Canasta on Thursdays or Mondays.

The Canasta Christmas Party   Knock Out Challenge will be on  Thursday 16 December starting at 12:45pm.

Congratulations to last week’s highest scorers, Junette Case and Kaye Hamilton (below) with an impressive 7595 points. Unfortunately the scratchies were not winners.

MAHJONG  (Please be in the room by 12:55 for a 1:00pm start)

Tuesday      1:00pm - 4:00pm (Experienced players only)

Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Experienced players only)

Mahjong lessons are run by Nita Pratt at various times through the year.

Contact nitacolin47@gmail.com 

Both days have a number of draws for tables. Barista Coffee will be available to order and the Bar will be open at close of play. You are very welcome to stay around for a social drink afterwards. 

Chinese Token Day

A HUGE thank you to Nita Pratt and the Sub Committee for organising such a fun day last week. There were 44 entrants on the day and the room was running hot with anticipation of winning one of the coveted prizes. A wonderful crowd and thanks to all of you for supporting this grand fundraising event. It was also fun to sit with ladies from each group and get to know new faces.

After the first half of play, winners were announced and players were treated to a delicious afternoon tea.

The Encouragement prize was awarded to Tricia Cater. The first half Winner’s prize went to June Case and Linda McCarthy came in at second place.

The Overall Winner of the day was Michelle Hosking. Jo Grosvenor was the runner up and Kay Proctor took the third place prize. Nice work ladies!

Great to see mixed winners from the two groups.

Winners are grinners:
L to R below - Nita Pratt, Michelle Hosking, June Case, Kay Proctor.

Mahjong Christmas   Party for both Tuesday and Wednesday players is on Tuesday 14 December.



Hi Riders, 

Regular rides are:

Tues 9am, one hour Green ride with Stuart and crew, followed by a coffee at DDCC. Beginners welcome.

These both start at DDCC front entrance, look for the bikes

Ride on,

Cycle Crew


Hi Riders,

Thanks to the Ride Organiser, Mike Longman, marshals and competitors who attended the clubs first, but not last, Cheating and Bribery Ride. The thunder, rain and hail, failed to deter a small group of enthusiastic riders!

The ride started with one marshal stealing a riders e bike, setting the scene for the next hour. A number of tasks had been set, with bribery options at all locations. Devious behaviour, outright cheating, taking of short cuts, tying up bikes and marshals, hindering other teams were all acceptable within this ride/race. As well as the obvious chocolate and cash bribes.

At the post ride Presentations, at the club, comments and grievances were asked for, listened to, then rebuffed with “we don’t care” by the Ride Organiser.

Looking forward to our next Cheating Ride, as we all enjoyed it so much!

See you there,

Cycle crew

Above: Weet-Bix challenge

Above: Duckstein Rescue, huge Kudos to Matt!



I’m a perfectionist. I’m pretty much insatiable. I feel there’s so many things I can improve on.................Serena Williams.

i) Keep the Date: Saturday 11th December.

These functions do not magically happen by themselves.

Can you contribute a plate of nibbles/finger foods?

Just add your name to the list on the Shed board, or text Nita (0458-552-500).

Christmas on the Patio - Raffle.

Our raffle will incorporate the elements of a tonic as well as a little gin, for a "G&T" holiday.

The tonic is a delightful, restful stay at an adorable coastal holiday home.

The little gin is your usual shot from a large bottle of Wise Wine gin.

An Adorable Albany Holiday Home is being offered by Tony Henry

  • 1st prize: 2 nights free accommodation. Value $360 PLUS a bottle of Wise Wine Gin
  • 2nd prize: 1 night free accommodation. Value $150 PLUS a bottle of Wise Wine Gin
  • 3rd prize: waive cleaning/laundry charges for 2 night stay. Value $60.

Accommodates 4 adults in 2 bedrooms each with a queen size bed

Also available is a mini kitchen, lounge, TV, full size fridge.

All are 2 night minimum stay which can be extended at $150 a night (within the designated days below).

Available from end of January (not including school holidays) from Monday pm to Friday am.

Unfortunately, children or pets can not be accommodated.

The accommodation is up a set of stairs so good mobility is essential.

Brian Walker recently stayed there and can discuss his stay with you.

Click on link address for property prize AirB&B: Tony Henry offer (you may need to open it in a new window)

Some smaller prizes are being organised like a camping chair donated by Rob de Gruchy.

Tickets are limited to 100 and will be $10 each and will go on sale from Tuesday 30-NOV-21.

Winners will be drawn during "Christmas on the Patio" on Saturday 11-DEC-21 and you do NOT need to be present to collect your prize.

If you will be away during this period but wish to participate in the raffle, reply to this email with the number of tickets required. The Tennis Mafia will be responsible for money collection.

ii) AGM for the Tennis Section of the DDCC

Please be advised that the AGM for the Tennis Section of the DDCC will be held at the Country Club (either shed or clubrooms -TBA) on Saturday 4th December at 4pm.

Nominations for positions on the Sub-Committee need to be received by the Chairperson no later than the 27th of November (All positions are open, and Job Descriptions are available on request).

Further information including the agenda, and location of the meeting will be advised prior to the meeting.

iii) Wise Wine tasting Friday 26-NOV-21.

We are extremely fortunate to have Wise Wine as a strong sponsor of the Club as well as a significant supporter of the Tennis Section's fund raising activities.

This is an event well worth attending because you will learn more about our local wine's unique attributes. Our own Tennis Sommelier, Brian Walker, will be there for all the difficult questions.

Join us for an evening of wine tasting and appreciation after the Jackpot draw.

It will be hosted by Denys St Pierre of Wise Wine.

You will be guided through a comprehensive, informative and an extensive tasting of numerous wines from the Wise Wine portfolio (including some wines not available at the cellar door tasting).

Light canapes and cheese will be paired to complement each wine.

Book at the bar or call: 9755 3250

or Email: manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au 

This is a ticketed event at $15/person and numbers are limited.

Recent Tennis Activities.

a) Midweek Ladies - Christmas luncheon. 

It is all happening with Midweek Ladies. A Christmas luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday the 8th December at 12 noon at Amelia Park Tavern, Vasse. 

We have opted for the attached menu, $38pp (one choice out of 4 choices of mains and a side salad and nibbles included). Drinks can be purchased separately at the bar. 

Also if you would like to partake in a secret Santa, then please bring a wrapped present up to the value of $15. 

If people could RSVP to me at mandy.simonetti@icloud.com by the 1st of December as I need to notify the venue of numbers. 

b) Ladies Midweek Pennants.

We have team photos of all divisions below:

Above: Jayne de Silva, Janie Borrill, Karen Stewart, Zeleika Cahill, Shelley Boon

Above: Debra Kirk, Marlene Howes, Jane Edwards, & Janet Pendrigh. 

NOTE: Unfortunately, team members Debbie Bindon and Dee Kojanivic missed this photo shoot.

Above: Faye McIlree, Steph Kirchhoff, Helen South, Susie Siegrist, Beth Carmody

Above: Back L-R Jenny Clark, Beryl Anderson, Nita Pratt

Front L-R Fran Lamotte (captain), Julie Delroy, Julie Raszyk


Last Round 5  (18/11/21)

A1 – defeated Busselton Diamonds 7 sets to 5

A2 –  defeated Bridgetown 7 sets to 5

A3 – lost to Margret River 3 sets to 9

A4 – defeated Harvey 10 sets to 2

Next Round 6  (25/11/21)

There’s no traffic on the extra mile.

A1  vs Margret River at home

A2  vs Busselton Opals at home

A3  vs Busselton Ruby at Busselton

A4  vs Australind Racquets at Australind 

Having completed the first round of matches, the current status of the Dunsborough teams on the ladders in each division is as follows:

  • A1 -  Top of the ladder with a score of 35 sets followed by Bunbury Dolphins on 27 sets
  • A2 -  2nd place with 34 sets behind Australind Backhanders on 48 sets
  • A3 -  6th place with 15 sets behind Australind Aces on 42 sets
  • A4 -  Top of the ladder with 50 sets followed by Margret River on 39 sets

NB: Home matches are played at DDCC on Thursdays 9.30 onwards, so if you are in the vicinity of the club, please drop in and support our players.

c) Night Tennis.

This week required a lot of searching through the Reserves list due to multiple absentee notes from team members. One of the teams on Thursday had substitutes for all four team members, and the Reserves list was quickly exhausted. Many thanks to Dina Barrett-Lennard and Bob Waterman for stepping up even though they  weren’t on the list.

So, the first 5 rounds are complete, and the results are in. Listed are the ‘official’ members of the teams (not necessarily those that substituted on the night)

1st Place with 24 sets – Team 1 (Patrick Mulhern, Damir Kolonic, Ray McKenna, Andrew Considine)

2nd Place with 22 sets – Team 4 (Hannah Nichols, Shane Morley, Adrian Torrese, Katie White)

3rd Place with 15 sets – Team 2 (Nathan Shanahan, Till Spielhoff, Mike Howes, Jenna Barker)

4th Place with 12 sets – Team 3 (Steve Merrick, Steve Momsen, Mike Dodd, Janet Pendrigh)

5th Place with 7 sets – Team 5 (John Stewart, Antonio Carreira, Alessio Schabel, Marlene Howes)

d) Saturday Social Mixed Doubles.

Saturday 20 November saw the courts busy again for Social Mixed Organised Tennis with 20 plus players joining in the play from 1.00 pm.  The weather was perfect, sunny, warm and with minimal breeze and the sunscreen was out in force. We welcomed back Noah McDonald to the courts as well as two other visitors on the day.  There was, of course, a good amount of fun tennis on the day and many adjourned to the clubrooms following play for some lively and funny conversation.  Roll on summer!

e) Newsletter content.

A dynamic action shot photo of your group's activities with an entertaining narrative is always appreciated AND will be published. It is your club!

f) Etiquette Recap

# 11.     All balls on your side of the net are your responsibility to pick up and return directly to the server.

Regular Tennis Activities.

It is your responsibility to register your presence at the Country Club, every time you visit, as part of the state government's COVID-19 response.

The QR code is on the noticeboard in the tennis shed, to the right of the sink, for you to record your presence via the SafeWA app. If you register in the tennis shed, there is no need to register in the clubrooms/bar.

Alternatively, a paper-based register is maintained in the club foyer.

Tuesdays:   Cardio with Coach: 9.00 am
                                    - $20.00 per player 

                     Adult Group Coaching: 10.00 am
                                            - $20.00 per player 

 Wednesday:    Midweek Ladies Social
                             - 8.30 am - 11.00 am 

Thursday:        Midweek Ladies Social
                              - 8.30 am - 1.00 am 

Saturday:        Organised Mixed Doubles
                                - 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm 

Visitors welcome – Non-Members $10.00

Junior & Adult Coaching:    Please contact Coach Andrew below.
Private lessons provide a personalised service to get the most out of your game. Sign up today!

Club Coach:  Andrew Woodward
                       Tennis Excellence – 0419-913-294

Re-stringing services are available to suit your requirements. Contact Coach Andrew directly.

Newsletter: enquiries/comments/complaints: 
Les Auty 0437-28-7745 les_auty@yahoo.com.au

Dunsborough & Districts Country Club
PO Box 57 Dunsborough 6281
40 Gifford Road Dunsborough 6281
Phone: (08) 9755 3250
Email: manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au
Website: https://dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

The WA Government has made it mandatory that all members and visitors on entry to the to the club enter their name in the contact register provided at the club or use the SafeWA app on their smartphone to scan the QR code on display.

Please maintain good personal hygiene. Do it to protect yourself and others. Do not come to the club if you are unwell or have been in contact with anyone who has had flu like symptoms.

The WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and Lotterywest is a major supporter of the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club inc.
Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.


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