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NEWS - ROSS-ON-WYE
News - The weekly News Magazine for
No. 110 - 30th August 2006
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Boys (The Zebras) Are Back in Town
After a break of several months due to lack of a drummer,
excellent local rock band The Zebras are back and gave a
brilliant comeback performance at The Royal Oak, Whitecroft
on Saturday evening. It was good to see you playing again
and we look forward to many more performances in the near
Bag 16 Wins over the Regatta Weekend
Veteran F Blues Brothers.
The Festival of rowing on the river bank this Bank Holiday
was an unprecedented success in terms of rowing and hosting
what is clearly the best club river rowing regatta in the
attendance at the regatta was massive with the crowds building
up over the weekend and Bank Holiday Monday spectators massing
on the river bank to watch many exciting races.
Rowing Club won an unparalleled 16 events over the weekend,
9 of which came on Saturday at the Gloucester Regatta, which
Ross Rowing Club were hosting. These included, The men's
Senior 2 Eight, Senior 4 coxed four, Vet Novice Eight, Vet
G Double Scull, Ladies Novice four, Junior 12, 13 & 14 Double
sculls, J14 Quad. On Sunday Ross at the Junior Veteran regatta
they continued their success with another 5 wins; Junior
12 double sculls, Junior 10 quads, Vet Novice Double Sculls,
Vet F coxed four, Vet Novice Coxed four and on Monday in
the main event, the Ladies Senior 2 Coxed Four and Ladies
Senior 4 coxed four.
are many highlights of this amazing performance, in particular
the Ladies who moved through two status levels. The overall
best performance was from the Junior squad. Out of 16 Junior
squads assembled from all over the country the Ross Juniors
tied for second place with Hereford in the Victor Ludorum
This competition was a team effort that pitted our new squad
against the very best. This was a fantastic result after
only a very short period of time the Club is well on its
way to being the best in the west midlands. All the junior
oarspeople should be congratulated for an "oarsome" effort.
highlight however of this momentous rowing effort was the
achievement of the 50th win of the rowing season by the
Club. The Ladies Senior 2 crew of Cathy Fletcher, Kirsty
Gwynne, Pippa Jones, Robin Perkins, and Dan Ruck (Cox) had
the honour of passing this incredible mile stone in the
Clubs History. Never before has the club been so successful
in all categories of rowing whether that is Junior, Ladies,
Mens or Veteran sections.
Chairman Bryn Hughes said "This was the best run regatta
we have ever delivered. What makes it so pleasing is the
level of support there is to make it all happen. In particular
the Juniors and their parents truly excelled in their work
and support of the event."
president Clive Snell, wished to thank all the Sponsors
and supporters who help to make Ross Regatta the premier
river rowing regatta in the country. "I am delighted to
see the impact this event has on the town with the thousands
of visitors and how it creates such a wonderful impression
of our great town"
Captain Ian Howell summed it up "We are developing a high
performance culture in all the things we do at Ross Rowing
Club, this regatta on and off the water was truly 1st class.
We will continue to build and develop this culture for the
benefit of the whole community"
Rowing Club Veteran & Junior Regatta - Sunday 27th August
2006 Results Summary] (opens in a separate
[Ross Rowing Club Regatta - Monday 28th August 2006 Results
Summary] (opens in a separate window)
Ladies Senior Four. Sharon Dean-Lucas, Amy Perkins, Chris Crowhurst,
Lucy Crowhurst and
Winning Ladies Novice and Senior 4 crew Lucy Crowhurst, Chris Crowhurst,
Amy Perkins, Rhiannon Jones with Sheron Dean-Lucas Coxing.
Royal Chester crew who won the Senior 4 Quad. James Carew, Kana
Pulford-Roberts, Jonathan Hardie and
Andrew Ditchfield. DSC_5324
Robinson and Dainius Petraitis of Ross - came second in the Novice
- Ross 31 Pontrilas 0
With the league season less than two weeks away, Ross continued
their preparation with a friendly game against Pontrilas
on Sunday morning.
a successful season in 2005/6 Ross have not rested on their
laurels, they have invested in a new scrimmage machine and
have strengthened their coaching team by welcoming Joe Gittins
Jones. Joe has played the majority of his rugby in the national
leagues for Cinderford RFC and brings a vast amount of experience
and knowledge to which Ross are looking to benefit. Joe
has brought an added dimension to the Tuesday and Thursday
training sessions. With 20 plus players regularly training,
this bodes well for the demanding league campaign that lies
proved to be dogged opponents, working hard early on, especially
in the forward encounters where they were able to deny Ross
the quick ball that their back line would undoubtedly exploit.
Ross looked rusty as you would expect in August. However
they were still able to open the scoring after 10 minutes.
After some good work up front by Tim Hanks and Matt Jones,
Sam Harness moved the ball wide. After some good interplay
between Huw Bellamy and Baz Parker, they put Chris Gage
through the Pontrilas defence to open the scoring.
hope was this early score would settle Ross down, however
Pontrilas continued to work hard especially around the ruck
area. This forced Ross into too many unforced errors and
Ross were not able to inject any momentum. At the end of
the first 20 minute half the score remained 5-0 to Ross.
break seemed to have benefited Ross. Their forward play
improved with Richard Russell and Gavin Oates working well
to secure quality ball. With front foot ball the Ross backline
were now looking threatening every time they got the ball.
With Adam Clements and Chay Brine beginning to dominate
proceedings, after some strong driving play from Joe Gittins
and Matt Redman, Chay Brine released Adam Clements wide
out to score in the corner, giving Ross a 10-0 cushion.
Ross continued to dominate and with the second quarter coming
to a close Nick Rawlings delivered a perfect inside pass
to Tara Barnett, who galloped in from 30 yards. Chris Gage
converted giving Ross a 17-0 lead.
rang the changes for the 3rd quarter bringing on Tom Walton,
Dan Weston, Andy Hunt, Dave Mince and Gareth Holdsworth.
With Pontrilas now tiring these fresh legs only added to
their woes. Tom Walton was straight into the action making
good ground from a ruck. The ball was quickly transferred
through a number of hands to Alistair Rees who outpaced
the defence to score. Ali converted his own try giving Ross
a 24-0 lead. Leon Meek and Keith Scrivens replaced Sam Harness
and Alistair Rees for the last 10 minutes of the third and
final quarter and Ross continued to look dangerous. As the
Pontrilas defence continued to tire, Chay Brine collected
the ball deep in Ross territory, his quick feet beat the
first line of defence then his pace was too much for Pontrilas
as he ran in the final try from 60 yards, giving a final
score of Ross 31 Pontrilas 0.
Saturdays match is against Ledbury at Ledbury 3pm kick off.
Ross RFC would like to thank Charlie's Bar for their continued
sponsorship and support.
RFC with their new strip, prior to Sunday's game against Pontrilas.
Valley Chamber Music Launch Three Summer Concerts
Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival is a well established
annual event each January, attracting many of the UK's finest
young chamber artists. It has become an important part of
the cultural calendar of the area and each year is enthusiastically
supported and eagerly awaited.
1st - 3rd September, Wye Valley Chamber Music will be presenting
an inaugural series of three concerts, aimed at bridging
the gap between each annual January Festival and bringing
music to the area during the longer summer evenings. The
three programmes each feature the London Bridge Ensemble
and festival director Daniel Tong. The first presents music
from England and France written in the first part of the
last century, the second highlights Mozart in his birthday
year alongside the music of Leos Janacek and the third pairs
Schumann and Brahms (mentor, disciple and close friends).
Almost every possible combination from within the four instruments
- violin, viola, cello and piano - will be explored.
concerts will take place in St Briavels, the home of the
Festival, Hereford in the intimate atmosphere of the Bishop's
Palace and the wonderful surroundings of Hellens Manor.
People are urged to book tickets early as concerts frequently
of all three concerts can be found on the 'What's
On?' page of Wyenot News.
London Bridge Ensemble Daniel Tong, piano, Benjamin Nabarro,
violin, Kate Gould, cello, Tom Dunn, viola The London Bridge
Ensemble is one of Britain's most exciting and innovative
chamber groups. In 2005 they made their debut at the Wigmore
Hall in London and they are resident at the Ponte de Lima
Festival in Portugal. They have performed at St George's
Bristol and St John's, Smith Square in London and future
plans include concerts at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels,
Kammermusiksaal, Berlin, Casa da Musica, Porto, in Sofia,
Bulgaria and Kerry, Ireland as well as their first CD of
music by Frank Bridge.
Weather Station Readings
Ross-on-Wye Weather Station is located by the tennis courts
and bowling green at 'Crossfields' and is one of the important
stations around the country which regularly sends data to
the Meteorological Office. This is why Ross-on-Wye is sometimes
mentioned on the BBC weather reports. It is currently still
a manually monitored station and readings are taken twice
per day by husband and wife team, June
and Rex Swallow.
for week commencing Monday, 21st August 2006
Temperature at 10cm Depth (°F)
Temperature at 30cm Depth (°F)
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