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May 9, 2013
LCDR Steven Reynolds, of HMAS Waterhen, will
take to the coming Australian Defence Tenpin Bowling
Association’s (ADTBA) National Combined Services
tournament as the form Navy representative.
LCDR Reynolds was victorious in the NSW trials
with an average of 199 and a high game of 268.
ADTBA will hold its national tournament in
Belconnen, Canberra from June 3-6.
This annual event puts state against state in a multi-
disciplined tournament, consisting of singles, doubles
and teams. There is also a Services’ challenge event on
the first day for the interservice trophy.
The week culminates with the naming of the ADTBA
team from which an elite squad will be chosen to com-
pete at the pinnacle of Australasian tenpin bowling, the
Walter Rachuig Tournament, held in conjunction with
the Tenpin Bowling Australia Nationals in October.
ADTBA president WO2 Brett Thomas said South
Australia and Victoria were yet to hold their trials, but if
the other states were anything to go by, the standard at
this year’s ADTBA Nationals would be high.
For full results from state roll-offs, visit the ADTBA website at
Tenpin titles near
CAPT Felicity Hamblin
AFTER annihilating the Air Force
team by 161 points, the Navy wom-
en’s Australian Rules Football team
came within a whisker of winning
the interservice title when it faced
Army in the decider.
Despite a sterling effort by veter-
ans POPT Candice Freeman and PO
Trish Muller, of HMAS Cerberus,
Navy fell 10 points short of the
Playing for the 10th year in a row
and seventh as Navy team captain,
PO Freeman said it was a disap-
pointing loss, but she was sure the
Navy team would come back fitter,
faster and stronger in next year’s
“Our victory against Air Force
was our biggest win in the 10 years
we’ve been playing which put us in
good stead for the Army game,” PO
“It’s always a hard game against
the Army girls, it’s very physical but
when you get to the final night’s din-
ner, you’re back to being mates again
and back in to the spirit of what play-
ing footy is all about.”
In the first round Air Force failed
to score as the Navy women went on
a 24-goal rampage.
A strong Navy backline thwarted
any scoring opportunities and left
Air Force scoreless at full time, with
a final result of Navy 24.17 (161) to
Air Force 0.0 (00).
In the decider against Army,
Navy started strong, kicking three
goals in the first quarter to Army’s
Army team came back in the
second quarter to lead by five points
Army stretched its lead to a goal
by three-quarter time and held on to
win by 10 points at the final siren,
6.12 (48) to Navy’s 6.2 (38).
In a close first round match in the
men’s competition, Air Force beat
Navy be less than a goal.
The second day of play saw the
Army sides take on Air Force with
similar results for the women and a
margin of close to 25 goals for the
The strong forward line on the
men’s team was too good for Air
Force and good defending by the
Army left Air Force with little
chance for scoring opportunities.
Final scores were Army 25.11
(161) to Air Force 2.1 (13).
Close, and yet so far
DASHING: ABBM Brittany Abel, of HMAS Cairns, makes a break from a swarming pack of Air Force players, while
SMN Gabi Bryan, of HMAS Waterhen, backs up.
Photos: LSIS Paul McCallum
The Army women were victors
after putting on 155 unanswered
points against Air Force.
The two strongest men’s sides
then faced off for the coveted
The Army men had control of
their match from start to finish with
a strong forward line resulting in
more than 35 successful scoring
Although Navy had plenty of
opportunities, Army’s defence was too
good, which resulted in fumbling and
rushed play by Navy.
The final score was 22.13 (145) to
Navy’s 4.9 (33).
Navy men’s captain LS Adrian
James, of HMAS Cairns, who also
won the umpire’s award for most
valuable Navy player, said it was an
unfortunate loss, but with a lot of
players new to ADF footy, the expe-
rience would give them the chance to
win next year.
“We were a bit inexperienced,
but it was a good opportunity to give
the new players a game. We had
the standard up pretty high and we
gelled really well in the group so
that’ll help us out next year,” he said.
The players’ player award for the
men went to AB Daniel Fry, and PO
Matthew Holmes won the coach’s
award for player of the tournament.
For the women, the Navy player
of the tournament went to seasoned
player and vice-captain PO Trish
Muller in her seventh year of the
TOP MARK: ABBM Daniel Fry, of HMAS Cairns, takes a great
mark (above) over his Air Force opponent as LSMT Sam
Chivers (left) contests the ruck and LSPT Amy Carpenter
watches on in the final against Army.
Navy 24.17 (161) def RAAF 0.0 (00)
RAAF 8.10 (58) def Navy 7.11 (53)
Army 21.29.155 def Air Force 0.0 .00
Army 25.11 (161) def Air Force 2.1 (13)
Army 6.12 (48) def Navy 6.2 (38)
Army 22.13 (145) def Navy 4.9 (33)
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