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Seeing.that Fogwell beat Wheloh f the professional rowmg champi Unship of New Zealand, and that since that event the title baa not been row for, it would be assumed that Fogwell «n the champion. On that asfnu.ij-i Hannon ohallepged Fogwell over i" months ago, when the Jatter fos fe> - 0. Webb of Wanganui, has put iv a eh>hn for the championship, and though Mgrounds to be regarded as the bplrie' of the title do not hold water, with the rowing authorities in Sydney, Hannon ia conceding him the honour. The latter oarsman—a Wellington manhas been endeavouring to bring about a match with Webb since his arrival here some two months ago says the "Dominion " Nnw he has succeeded in g( j fHr>g a huckinp for £100, and on Monday last formally challenged Webb, to row.for the championship of New Zealand and £100 aside. With the challenge (which wbs forwarded to ihe WaDganwi "Herald") waa a cheque for £10, the first deposit on the stake. It now remains for Webb to take up the challenge and arrange a date for the match without; delay—if he intends to defends the title he claims. Webb is an excellent 6port who bas never side stepped a challenge when the money is up, pad the rowing community rosy look fovward with .''n?'tif!{>rice !o iin ititevesiing nice. Webb's Wnngp-rjui friends .«nuo (but 1 bo Cfin "cemo because be r. , . m- : vent av.?By. '■

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WEBBC HALLENGED., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914

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WEBBC HALLENGED. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914

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