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Sports Reports: Kart championship at Monarto receives record number of entries
The upcoming Australian Kart Championship has attracted strong interest. Plus the Murraylands Cycling Club and Murray Bridge Rifle Club members did themselves proud in recent championships.
This post includes contributions from the Australian Kart Championship, Murraylands Cycling Club, Daniel Irvine and the Murray Towns Cricket Association.
Kart championship at Monarto receives record number of entries
Don’t dawdle if you wish to enter the opening round of the 2023 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship in Monarto, as entries close on 10 February.
There are already a record number of entries – 350 – for the opening round on March 3-5.
Judging by the numbers of competitors, this karting event may be the best ever held in SA.
For more information about available race numbers and a provisional entry list, visit the Karting Australia website.
Murraylands cyclist is best of the over-80s
Murraylands Cycling Club chairman Doug Issell has won in his age group – 80-84-year-olds – in the South Australian Masters Criterium Championships at Victoria Park, held last weekend.
Another success in the competition was Tim Decker, who came second in his age group: 50–54-year-olds.
In the last six years, Issell has competed in eight age group state championships, criterium and road, winning in two and placing second in the rest.
“Everyone on a bike at my age is a winner,” Mr Issell said.
Murray Bridge Rifle Club members score well in championship
Fifteen competitors turned up at the Deed Range in Monarto to try their luck from 300 metres in the latest stage of the Murray Bridge Rifle Club Championship. The weather was cool, with a moderate wind from the right and intermittent cloud cover creating variable light and sighting conditions. But several very good scores were shot on the day, none better than TR (Target Rifle) shooter and off-rifle winner, Robert Paech, who shot the only possible of the day in his second round to give him a total of 99.10.
The competition was close in all categories, with Andrew Heard and Greg Traeger only two points behind Rob, and John Cain only a point more behind, finishing with a 96.06. John’s score was enough to give him the handicap win for TR on the day, finishing a narrow 1.6 points ahead of Rob, who was a fourth half-point ahead of Daniel Irvine. All up, only four points separated the top five shooters on handicap. Unluckily for Jasamine Irvine, she shot the only Magpie of the day.
F-Standard had a photo finish for top off-rifle, with three shooters all scoring 106 points. In the end, Peter Casley won the day with six centres, ahead of David Neumann with four, and Ian Taylor on three. It was an even closer finish in F-Open, where Ken Lynn missed out by a single centre from Adrian Conlon, finishing 116.08 to 116.09 respectively. Ken’s strong performance was enough to hand him the handicap win in F-Class by a comfortable margin.
Next week shooters compete from the middle distance of 500 metres.
Monarto wallops Tailem Bend at Homburg Oval
Monarto 9/228 defeated Tailem Bend 135
For Monarto: Ty Pfeiffer 71*, Josh Mildwaters 71, Riley Franke 4/26
For Tailem Bend: James McInally 3/29, Jarrad Cheyne 3/31, Adam Schubert 48
Wanderers 138 defeated Karoonda 132
For Wanderers: Craig Fidge 36 and 4/22
For Karoonda: Cameron Cox 3/9 and 48, Mitchell Fromm 3/32
Mypolonga 4/104 defeated Mannum 103
For Mannum: Zak Muirhead 25, Kieran Hancock 2/13
For Mypolonga: Lachlan Zrim 3/29, Brady Wrigley 24
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