Smith Takes Out Championship

Tim Smith, Brendan Abbey, Peter Timmer.

The Yass Golf Club held their annual Open Championships last Sunday in very windy conditions, thankfully a slightly cooler day than the Saturday.

With the recent heavy rain the course has recovered well and looks a picture.

Club Captain Peter Timmer said; “We were very pleased with the day as 75 players went out and our congratulations to Tim Smith for winning the Championship with 71.”

The runner/up was L.Kemp with 74 strokes and the net winner was Aaron Goode with 73-11-62.


Cricket Round 7

Adrian Waters.

The local Yass District Cricket went ahead in very hot and blustery conditions last Saturday, in places as hot as 36 degrees, which made playing most uncomfortable.

At Victoria Park, the Golf Club took on the Boorowa Cricket Club in A-Grade.

The Golf Club strengthened their grip on the competition with a good win over Boorowa.

The locals opened scoring 125 with Robert Field and Josh Paton top scoring with 25 runs apiece.

Boorowa were bowled out for 42.

In the match played at Gundaroo against the Dalton Dingos, the Goats scored 204 runs and Dalton fell short only able to post 125.

For Gundaroo the top scorer was M.Digules with a solid 82 runs while B.Poidevin scored 56 runs for the Dingos and J.Smith was 37 not out.

Bowning Buffalos had the bye.

In B-Grade at Yass the Golf Club Taipans took on the Bushrangers in Binalong and opened the batting to make 160 runs.

The Binalong side were bowled out without troubling the Taipans.

In the match played at Boorowa, the Hornets opened and managed a very solid 268 runs with Jeff Brown making 66 and Shane Abnett 55.

Brown had a great day taking 4 wickets for 13 runs.

The Gators were bowled out for 66 with Stuart Gay and James Ferrel making 13 runs each for the home side.

Next week Boorowa Cricket Club will be at home to the Dalton Dingos and Bowning will take on Yass Golf Club at Bowning Recreation Ground.

Gundaroo Goats will have the bye.

In B-Grade, the Taipans will play Bookham at O’Connor Oval, Boorowa Gators will play Binalong at Binalong Rec Ground and in the local derby the Hornets will play Harden Bowling Club at Tim Doolan Oval.


Touch Football & Netball

Netball Umpire Simone Black.

A reminder to those anticipating competing in the 2021 Yass Touch Carnival next year, the dates set down for Walker Park are 23rd and 24th of January 2021.

There will be Covid 19 restrictions at the grounds, please observe all safety restrictions.

There needs to be official approval for the Carnival to go ahead.

The regular local touch season will conclude on December 9th with the finals on Wednesday 16th December 2020.

The Times spoke with Yass Touch spokesperson Kaitlin Kemp about the 2021 season; “We will probably have a meeting early next year to see how many players are interested and how many teams we can get in February 2021.”

Netballers, this was the penultimate week of 2020 competition on Thursday nights, now getting ready for the Christmas break.

We very much value the contribution of our umpires who are mostly learning on the go, well done all!

The AGM for Yass Netball Association will be held on Monday 1st February and season dates for 2021 will be set then.

Results in the NSG Comp saw Firebirds forfeit to Vixens and Swifts had a 9-3 victory over Lightning.

In Juniors Thunderbirds 20 defeated Magpies 17, Allstars were too good for Diamonds 12-4, Fever 14 defeated Giants 8 goals and Silverferns had the bye.

For the seniors Odds’N’Ends forfeited to Jesters, Buns on the Run 19 were too good for Workaholics 15, Hoops I did it again lost to Drama Queens 10-25, Chicken Noodle Hoop 25 overcame Nothing But Net 21 and Triple Shots struggled out a 32-27 victory over Ballbusters.