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« _ ANNUAL MERITING. Officials. Patron, Hon.R. H. Rhodes; president, Mr J. Gaskiri ; vice-presidents, Messrs R. P*ton, Jas. Pettigrew and H. W. Piper; judges (horse events) Mr J Gaskin, (foot events) Messrs J Pettigrew, D, McKay, D. Barwick; starter, Mr T. t Masefield; handicappers, Messrs B. A. Pettigrew and J. Cairns; committee, Messrs J. Cairns, E. Ousdio, R. Johnstone, L. Berwick. T. Mould, G. H O'Calliighan. T Wake yn, T W. Wilkins, A. R .Pr .hard. O. J. Wakelin, W. Cossar. H. P. Gidden.-., R Mottram, D McKay; h»n. seoretary and treasurer, Mr T. E. MoKenzie The Duvaucheile Sports Club, held its second annual gathering at Duvaucheile on Tuesday in beautiful weather. A great many Peninsula people availed themselves of the ideal day for the outing, and there was consequently a good attendance, there being a num ber of visitors from Akaroa who made the trip by launch and helped to swell the number of spectators. The club provided a good pro gramme, but tbe number of competitors in the handicap events was vpry disappointing, and, no doubf, the dropping nut of the Littld River sp rts meeting this'year ac ,__Munl..rl for so few competitors taking the trouble to go into training. The programme was a varied one, and provided some competition or other k for everyone, and the holiday element prevailed throughout the sports, which : went off well. All the post entry ' events were well filled, and the high , jump was well competed for. The 1 bor.e events were interesting, the 1 hunters* competition being remarkably well filled and carried out. The club , -hould not lose any financial ground, , though no effort was made to collect . subscriptions this year, The gate I realiVd £13 8s 6d, and the entrance money for the post entry event 3 was , very good indeed. Tbe Hon. R. Heaton Rhodes, member for Elle3mere, was an interested spectator, and took part in a number of competitions. At tbe conclusion of the sports he presented the Akaroa High School relay team with the medals presented by Messrs J. Gaskin and E. Wright. In doing so, be said it was not always their fortune to win, as ihey no doubt knew already He bad won at last election, but he was not ; going to say he wonld win again at J the next election. He said in most sports clube the bulk of tbe work fell . on the secretary, and in Mr T. E. - McKenzie,they bad an excellent hon. secretary.. He called fur three cheers . for Mr McKenzie, which were heartily gi\on. . . • Three cheers'were then given for Mr Rhodes.,/, 7 ___________* fc _____■■______________;*_______ ;

.. ' J 'u ! ''_^B______B^r ,ir ' n ' v . but only two ii'shwl. T"T_^..r! P (lOj_«) lead for the hu-Ku-ed yards, _( aso n heing .oc'ond Hamnv id than took th«\lei _, J>lievre drop Ping on., end followed b) 1 Mason was an easy i winner. ' I Stepping Competit'oi thirst prize 10_ ! Correal distance, 154 yard*. • l.jtyds Ht O.ns ..' .. 1 There „ere thirty nine entries,. Cigar.tte Rnce 'on horseback (wooden matches). First prize 15s, second 3s O. J Wakelin ..1 A, Pettigrew.. .. ■.. ~ ..2 L. Baiiey .. .. . # % > '.. S There were eight entries. 220 Yards, Boys under 16. First priz* 15s, second ss. C F Mora, 4yds ..... _ W M McKay, scr, .. '.. *.*.'*. 2 Thsre were were four entries and three start<"-s. McKay ran a plucky rnce but Mora was able to hold his start and won by a yard. Ladies', Thread the Needle Race on horseback. First priz. Trophy valued 10<i. second Trophy valued at ss, Miss Paton .. .. .. #i .. 1 ! M'ss N L«tter> * '.'.2 Letter .. i. . #> ..3 i There were four eatliMJ i Corona __. ■ (open). First prize £2. seconj 10s. Mould Bros' Starlight ..' .. .. l G. T. Bailey's Tommy 2 R. Bailey's Doris .'. .. .. ..3 There were seven entries, and the competir tion was good throughout. The old Hunter Starlight, was able to hold bis own against all comers., 220 Yards Hnrdle Handicap (open) | First prize 30s, second 10s. | L. Barwick .. .. .. .. .. 1 C. Barwick .. .. ~ t * '.'. 2 ' These were tho only competitors. Married Women's Racs, 50.ds. First prize 10*, second ss. Mrs A. Stewart .. -.. .... .1 Mrs D. McKay .. .. ,\ ','.2 Mrs Gunning .. ... ... !! 3 Ludios' E?g and Spoon Race, on foot. Miss V. Baxter ..1 MissDobson.. .. .. .. 2 ' Mrs D McKay .. .".' ,'' '.' 3 880 Yards Handicap (open). First prize 50s, second 203; entrance 3s. A. H. Mason.. .. ~■■.. .. 1 J. G Lelievre, "Shepherd and S.'Hammond also started, but the two former dropped out at 440 yds. Hammond did not finish the oouree. Turning Competition on horseback, First prize 10s, second ss. i L Ware, 33 3 .5ec..... .. 1 O Wakelvn, 35seo. .. .. *" ," 2 O. J. Wakelyn (40sec.) and L.' Robertson (443ec.) also competed. Men's Thread the Needle Race on horse- j back. First prize 10a, Becond ss, ' A F Shadbolt .... 1 0 J Wakelin .. ". " " 2 0 Wakelin .. .. \[ [\ [ ' 3 There were nine entries. Consolation Race, 150 yds. First prize 15s, second ss. J G Lelievre, Iyd .. \ H P Giddenß, scr. .. .. ~,<.". 2 There were three entries. Guessing Competition. First prize 15s. I G Mould and D Barwick, 68ib. (equal) .. 1 I Correct weight of sheep, 681b. There were seventy five guesses.

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DUVAUCHELLE'S SPORTS CLUB., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 1 January 1915

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DUVAUCHELLE'S SPORTS CLUB. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3466, 1 January 1915

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