The Gympie Hammers are one of the clubs people can support at this year's Codes of Sport fundraiser raceday.
The Gympie Hammers are one of the clubs people can support at this year's Codes of Sport fundraiser raceday. Craig Warhurst

What's happening in sport in the Gympie region


SPORTING clubs sit at the heart of the community, and the Gympie Times Race Day is the perfect chance to combine supporting your sporting club with an amazing day of entertainment and fun at the Codes of Sport Fundraiser Race Day.

A wide variety of Gympie sports are involved in the event, including the Hammers, Devils, Cats, as well as the hockey and basketball clubs, Albert Park bowls club and the Gympie soccer clubs.

Highlights of the day will include a performance by Fiona O'Shea and Band, as well as a 50m relay race between members of the different clubs.

Each club will enter four racers - two men, and two women - and the winners will score a further $500 to help support their club.

Guests will also have a range of food and cold beverages on offer, and a track side corporate marquee will be available.

Tickets are $50, with the proceeds going to help support the sporting club of the purchasers choice.

The fundraiser starts at noon on Saturday, September 24, at the Gympie Turf Club.

Contact your club representatives for ticket information.


THE next Gympie Men of League Golf Day will be a three person ambrose at the Gympie Pines Golf Course on Sunday, October 2.

Registration will take place from 7-8am with a shotgun start, cost will be $25 and will include two drinks and a sausage sizzle.

Players need to RSVP by September 13 to Ross Groundwater 0408 825 466, Ashley Pearce 0431 551 728 or Greg Pountney 0432 397 974. Golf buggy inquiries to 5481 1300.


A GREAT roll-up considering the weather outlook. 63 brave souls played for what turned out to be a mostly nice day.

A-grade was keenly contested with only one stroke separating first and third, the winner was Doug Westlake with a score of 67, runner up was Gerry Dunbar and third Kev Macklin.

B-grade was the same separated by one shot between first and third with Peter Mort having the best round of the day with a fine 65 and also winning the shirt. Runner up Greg Mitchell and third Bill Swan on a countback.

C-grade was the same as the other two grades being separated by one shot with the winner being Andrew Towning with 68, runner up Rod Walker and third was Bill Wood.

There was some confusion about the club pin, it was there when I started and was there when the last group played but some people said it was missing in between. I do not know the answer to this. With all of the kerfuffle it went to a deserving winner in me, Hubcaps. The run down went to 73. Sorry that we did not have any balls to hand out this small hitch will be rectified by next week.

Gelliatrics. Firstly, Hubcaps having a practice swing turned it into a shot by accident. It was fortunate the ball went sideways and just missed his cart. And he is at it again, Ray Malley Bulls second shot up the fifteenth went into the mound just short of the units. The ball was is clear view but Ray was looking in the love grass, when asked what he was doing replied, he was looking for a ball he hit in there two years ago.

There was a great time had last Friday at the Open Mike night at the club. This will be held once a month on the first Friday. Good food, great entertainment, come and join in the fun. Bring an instrument if you play one, or a karaoke number, all are welcome.

Next week is the start of age championships which will be played over two weeks.


MONDAY'S run is from Amamoor Hall at 6pm. All the roads and railway line around Kandanga got a work out last week and it's Amamoor's turn this week.


Monday, September 5: J. Streat-R.Pettit 1 ; B.Thorne-G.Konyi 2; N.Jones-A.Harington 3

Tuesday, September 6: NS C.Lucas-S.Schierning 1; C.Reed-K.Feeney 2; C.Verity-J.Hollingworth 3

EW Y.Welch-M.Bazzan 1; R.Pettit-K.Vince 2; G.Konyi-J.Anderson 3

Thursday, September 8, Morning: R.Chapman-K.Chapman 1; M.Virtue-L.Lewis 2; P.Coppin-R.Pettit 3Thursday September 8, Night: D.Hollingworth-A.Harington 1; S.Verity-T.Simpson 2; R.Pettit-G.Konyi 3.



Sullivan Livestock v TSR Tagger (H.King & R.Waters) Field 1

River Dental v Bent St Vet (Z.Lindenberg & Garage Doors) Field 2

Thump v Ag Solutions Mixed (B.Baumgart & M.Berry) Field 3

Nescafe Mixed v Cooroora Vet Clinic (D.Lee & C.Scott) Field 4

Shine v Mackay & Sons (K.Adam & C.Glasgow) Field 5


SPC Senior v Gympie Garage Doors (G.Lobegeier & R.Waters) Field 1

Yippy Try Ayy v The Breakers (L.Fleming & M.Pearce) Field 2

Fourmile Quarry v The Malibu's (D.Rogers & D.Lee) Field 3

Smartcube v Mitch's Fruit & Vegies (M.Betts & D.Wilton) Field 4

Telstra v Raine & Horne Hornets (N.Henshaw & D.Rigby) Field 5


Gympie High v SPC Junior (K.Turnbull) Field 1

Bryers Carpentry v Gympie Welding Works (G.Lobegeier) Field 2

Bamboo Textiles v Landmark (S. Buchanan and J. Scott) Field 3

VVA v Warriors (N. rogers and E. Dobson) Field 4

Studs N Skirts v Corbets Group (A Parker and W Williams) Field 5


Sportspower and Pearce Off

Canteen 7pm Cooroora Vet Clinic


NO CALL for next Thursday only social bowls. Also a light lunch afterwards. Results of Consistency Singles : D.Townsend def. N.Fewtrell, M.Christensen def. S.Saunders, J.Long def. L.Locker.


GYMPIE Horse and Rodeo Association is holding its annual south-east Queensland Team Penning Championships this weekend.

This is a two day event with competitors travelling from afar to compete.

The competition will kick off at 8am Saturday with Open Team Penning followed by Juniors.

In the afternoon we have a Jackpot Barrel race followed by an Arena Working Cow event.

Sunday round 2 will start from 8am.

Admission is free and there will be canteen operating.

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