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July 5, 2012
SMN David Bolger won the Eastern
Australian Areas Squash Competition at
Willoughby Squash Club in Sydney.
SMN Bolger, of HMAS Watson,
edged out AB Matt Brown, of Fleet
Support Unit Sydney, in the final.
After a series of grading rounds in
which all players played at least four
games, the final eight battled it out
in knockout form, with SMN Bolger
"I was able to get on top early
because AB Brown had a harder road to
the final than I did so he was more worn
out than me," SMN Bolger said.
SMN Bolger is ready for the Defence
national tournament to be played at
RAAF Williamtown from August 5 to 10.
"It will be a tough event. There are
some good players from all the services.
I'm looking forward to it and hoping I'll
be fit enough to be competitive," he said.
The other semi-finalists in Sydney
were CPO Doug Tebbitt, of 808 Naval
Air Station, and LS Dale Walker, of Fleet
Support Unit, with encouragement prizes
being awarded to AB Will Norton and
CPL Max Bree
QUEENSLAND teams were victori-
ous at the Australian Defence hockey
championships in Sydney from June
10 to 22.
The Queensland women upset a
star-studded NSW 4-1 and the men
downed the ACT 3-2 with a goal in the
dying seconds of the respective finals.
Members of the three services
played in the tournament, representing
their states rather than Air Force, Army
The Queensland players wore black
armbands in memory of Queensland
hockey player CPL Ashley Birt, who
was killed in Afghanistan last year.
With about half the ADF team fill-
ing their ranks, the NSW women were
in fine form going into the final against
an injury-racked Queensland side left
with one reserve.
That did not stop the Maroon
women from smashing two unan-
swered goals in the first half and an icy
wind did not cool the Queenslanders'
form as they came up with the first
goal of the second half.
The NSW side scored with 13 min-
But the Queenslanders had the final
say, sealing the deal with a goal in the
last two minutes.
LEUT Harriet Cameron, from
HMAS Albatross, drafted into the
Queensland side as goalie, was full of
praise for her team.
"The Queensland girls were all
over it," she said. "There were only a
couple of times where there was a bit
of pressure on, but the girls handled it
"They've been a great team to play
for; they've been very inclusive even
though I'm not from the state. They've
been absolutely wonderful."
NSW captain LS Talei Stoll blamed
a communication breakdown for her
team's shock loss.
"Just our basic passing was proba-
bly where we were let down," she said.
"Queensland really worked together
1st -- Queensland
2nd -- ACT
3rd -- NSW
4th -- Western
5th -- South
6th -- Victoria
1st -- Queensland
2nd -- NSW
3rd -- ACT
THREE Navy players have been named
in the Australian Defence Tenpin
Bowling Association (ADTBA) for the
national championships at Rooty Hill,
NSW, in October.
They are PO Brendan Parr, LS
Francis Standen and SMN Chris Adams
who were named after the ADTBA
Combined Services championships at
Campbelltown Tenpin Bowl in NSW
from June 4-8.
AB Kelly Robinson was half of the
ACT F combination that won the state-
based doubles title.
LS Standen was part of the NSW B
team that finished as runner up to NSW
C in the teams event. The Air Force won
the interservice challenge trophy.
LAC James Wood won the singles
competition and the Masters and SGT
Gordon Evans (RAAF) won the GB plate.
The ADTBA national team is: Mark Jordan,
LAC James Wood, AC Dan Soderman, Maj
Jamie Arnell, LS Francis Standen, SGT Keiran
Wyllie (RAAF), WO2 Rod Parker, SGT Michael
Linke (RAAF), Maria Haw, WO2 Stephen
Harland, Brett Kleidon, FSGT Brett Byers, SGT
Paul Verrall (RAAF), CPL Dave Hogan (RAAF),
Brian Elrick (APS), PO Brendan Parr, WO2
Steve Ritchie, SMN Chris Adams, CPL Jason
Three named in tenpin strikeforce
Eastern champ looks
ahead to nationals
SMN Coen Powell for their commitment
This year's Eastern Australian com-
petition was held in May, for the third
year running, at Willoughby Squash
Club and attracted 17 participants -- pre-
dominantly from Navy in the Sydney and
Nowra areas with support from RAAF
Richmond and Glenbrook.
For Defence national titles information con-
tact CMDR Nick Barker (02) 9359 4077, nicho-
email@example.com or go to http://
WEARING HIM DOWN: SMN David
Bolger, front of photo, against AB
Matt Brown. Photo: LSIS Brenton Freind
BLUES POWER: AB Kirsten Wilson, representing NSW, shoots for goal at the Australian Defence
Photos: CPL Max Bree
as a team, they were looking to pass
the ball to each other and really just
had it all over us."
The Queensland men got locked
in an arm wrestle through most of the
first half but slotted two goals before
halftime in their final against ACT.
ACT hit back in the second half
and locked the scores 2-2 with 15
minutes to go.
Things looked like going into
extra-time until the Queenslanders
surged into ACT territory in the dying
Their first shot bounced off the
goalpost but the second slammed into
the back of the box wrapping up the
captain LS Talei Stoll,
above, and, left, LCDR
Barbra Parker (in blue)
and PTE Amy Smith
battle it out at the Defence
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