The annual Orange Ex-Services Club’s Sport Awards were held last Sunday at the Country Club’s marquee area, with a better than ever attendance.
The awards are presented each year to all nominees, in recognition of their own achievements either in administrative or sporting rolls.
The winner of the Junior Sportsperson section, was our very own Nathan Seib for his numerous personal wins on the court as well as team efforts, state titles and representative rolls, this year alone. congratulations and well done Nathan from all our committee.
Senior Sportsperson of the Year was awarded to Lee Stinson from the Men’s Bowling Club and the prestigious Club Person of the Year was won by Peter Baker, also from the Men’s Bowling Club.
The Central West Junior Champion of Champions was held in Bathurst recently.
Fifteen JDS tournaments were held throughout the year and points were awarded at each one, from under-10 years to under-18 years, according to placings.
This then decides who qualifies for the Champ of Champs because only the top eight are chosen in each. Nathan Seib finished top of the 18s boys’ points score, Megan Neville top in the 16 girls’, Will Gudgeon 16 boys’, Jarryd Seib 14 boys’, Holly McColl 14 girls’, Ella McColl 10 girls’ and Kaydn McLachlan 10 boys’.
All the kids played well against the top players in our region. Megan and Holly came third in their sections and qualify for the State Championships later this month and our club’s Kaydn McLachlan played well, coming in fourth in his age division.
Due to the popularity last year, we’ve decided to start up another A Grade Comp every Monday night, with the first of which commenced this week from 6.30-8.30pm. The winners on Monday were Megan Neville on 17 games, Chris Doucas and Brett Campbell on 15 games and Emma Clark and Rick Taylor both equal on 13 games.
The Turn Up Tuesday Junior Comp results were McKenzie Smith on 18 games, Ronan and Jack Steventon both equal on 17 games and third place went to Kaydn McLachlan on 15 games. If anyone is interested in playing in either of the above competitions, then please phone Tennis Clubhouse on 6362 8020.
This Sunday there is a committee meeting at 12.15pm in the clubhouse. All Committee are urged to attend but if unavailable then please phone the cecretary or another committee member. Afterwards will be our usual Mixed Social afternoon from 1.30pm, with Alan Hubbard on duty to organize the sets. Last week’ winner of the free hit voucher was Rod Buesnel.