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2019 BUNDABERG RADIOLOGY
BUNDABERG OPEN

The 2019 Bundy Open will be held on March 30 & 31 so please keep that weekend as free as possible so you can either compete, volunteer some of your  time, or just come along and watch the action. This year is a special one as it our 50th anniversary since the Association was formed. We are therefore planning some increased prizemoney for many of the events. The entry form is available via the following links:
                                    2019 Bundaberg Open Entry Form (Microsoft Word format)
                                    2019 Bundaberg Open Entry Form (PDF format)

LIFE MEMBERSHIP – PETER SPRATLEY
 
Congratulations to Peter Spratley who was awarded Life Membership of the Association at the recent Annual General Meeting “in recognition of his outstanding record in club and higher competition spanning more than forty years.”

Peter joined the Association in 1972 as a teenager and quickly rose through club ranks, to such an extent that he won his first Bundaberg Closed Mens Singles Championship in 1976. Since that first win, Peter has won another eleven of these titles, along with many others at Bundaberg Closed and Bundaberg Open Championships. He has also won twelve Premier / Division One Winter season premierships, all but one in his trademark Killers team. The first of these was in 1979, the most recent in 2017, but for sure he ain’t finished yet!! Of course, he has also won many other premierships in other seasons throughout the years, rarely having missed a season except a short period when he was working away from Bundaberg.

During his career, Peter has also represented Bundaberg in the former State League, at many Queensland Senior and Veterans Championships, and several times has been a Queensland Veterans representative. At all of these events, he has performed wonderfully and earned the respect of his opponents for his excellent play. His forehand is still a joy to watch for its simplicity, timing and power.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Congratulations to the Bundaberg Special Olympics players who competed at the Brisbane tournament recently. Bundaberg had the largest team and had plenty of success. Nick Jefferson won the Division One Singles, with Liam Walsh second, Erin Walsh won Division Two, while newcomers Nathan Curd, Chris Carter and Riaan Bonel came first, second and fourth in Division Four.

In the Doubles, Bundy players were paired with partners from other clubs. Nick again came first in Division One, Erin came third and Liam fourth. In Division Two, Nathan came second, Riaan third and Chris fourth.

This tournament was one of the largest ever held, outside of the 2017 State Games, with twenty-four players coming from five clubs including Mackay.

JUNIOR COACHING

Junior coaching has again started. It is important that this coaching is well under way, especially for Juniors and the Thursday Para TT / Special Olympics, as both groups have competitions fairly early in the new year.

Friday night Junior coaching is from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.

If you know anyone who wants to come along to Junior coaching on Fridays, please tell them to contact Dave Delpratt on 4155 2388.

2019 MEMBERSHIP FEES

The following Membership Fees are now due and should be paid as soon as possible.

       Adults                                $90.00
       Adult Concession (Pensioner/Student)  $80.00
       Adult Social                          $40.00
       Junior                                $40.00
2018 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
UPCOMING
DATES
30/31 March
Bundaberg Open
2 & 3 April
Pre-Winter Finals
5 April
Junior Term 1 Finals
23 & 24 April
Start of Winter Season
26 April
Start of
Term 2 Junior Season
2019-20 Committee

POSITION          POST HOLDER
Patron                Pauline Langford
President             Phil Freeman
Vice President        Nikki Udal
Secretary             Rhonda Dawson
Treasurer             Cathy Rivers
Committee Members     Peter Marris; Rod Stehbens;
                      Michele Brockhurst; Hannah Sunley
Grading Committee     Steve Ricketts; Dave Delpratt;
                      Nikki Udal; Rod Stehbens
Development Officer   Dave Delpratt
Publicity / Records   Dave Delpratt

All members are welcome to attend and speak at our monthly Committee meetings.
Meetings are normally held on the 2nd Monday of the month, starting 7.30 p.m.
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