The herringbone in the second stage of the “Tour de l’Ain”…

first_imgIn the mountainous section, athletes had to measure 140.5 kilometers from Lanjo to Lelex with four ascents of the second category and one ascent of the third category.Roglich finished in three hours, 58 minutes and 14 seconds, ahead of Colombian Egan Bernal of Team INEOS and Italian Valerio Konti (UAE-Team Emirates), who have the same time as the winner.Herringbone was 15 minutes and 55 seconds behind the stage winner, finishing in a group of 19 riders.The best of the “Trek – Segafredo” team in the second stage was also the Dutchman Bauke Mollemä, who won the 11th place less than half a minute behind the winner.All three winners of the second stage prizes have taken the lead in the overall evaluation. Roglič is ten seconds ahead of Bernala and 12 – Accounts.Herringbone is 73rd, with Roglič losing 17 minutes and 27 seconds.The third stage will start on Sunday in Saint-Villeb and end at the top of Gran Columbia Hill at 1496 meters above sea level.This will be the most difficult of the three stages. In it, athletes must measure 144.5 kilometers with two ascents of the first category and one ascent of the highest category in Gran Columbia with an ascent of 17.8 kilometers on a seven-degree slope.In total, the tour has three stages. The last day of the competition is scheduled for Sunday.Others are currently reading Drama in Alaska: An angry bear breaks into a house with 10 children “That urn wasn’t real, I don’t even know what was inside.” Dairis is angry about the work of the funeral home Fans of Timma’s beloved Sedokova begin to discuss her body shapelast_img read more

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Watson on the warpath

first_img2nd Wayne Peppernell (15) 33pts3rd Bob Stokes (14) 32pts4th Anne Stokes (15) 31ptsB Flight1st Chris Walsh (23) 33pts2nd Niall Caven (18) 30pts3rd Harry Lankoff (19) 29pts4th Tip Briney (19) 29ptsDecember 11 marked the first anniversary of the sad passing of our old friend Leigh Abbey, at Burapha, and it was decided to dedicate the Links Golf day at Mountain Shadow to his memory.Many friends turned out and the large field was divided into two flights.  The course was looking a little jaded with some patchy fairways but still had the capacity to test and frustrate golfers who dared to stray from the short stuff.Scores followed previous visits, with golfers posting average or less cards, with one exception.  In the second flight a better back nine was enough for Harry Langkoff to shake off the challenge of Tip Briney for third place with 29 points.  Niall Caven posted another steady score of 30 points for second and Irishman Chris Walsh went three better to take the flight.In the top flight Scotland’s Bob Stokes took third with 32, nudging his partner Anne into fourth on 31.  Second place went to Wayne Peppernell with 33 solid points whilst the group’s best golfer, Bob Watson shot a gross 75 to give him 37 points, the day’s sole sub-par round.Near pins were won by Maurice Roberts, Tip Briney, Bob Watson and Harry Langkoff while the consolation prizes were won by Ralph McConnell (best front nine, 18 points) and Colin Smith (best back nine, 16 points).John Mason kindly sponsored four more technical prizes, the winners being Bob Stokes in flight 1 (near pin, second shot, hole 10) and Harry Langkoff (second flight). The best par-three total of 8 points was registered by Peter Wilson, on count-back, and the best par-five total was an excellent 10 points by Phil Davies.Wednesday, Dec. 13, Bangpra – StafledfordA Flight1st Bob Watson (4) 39pts2nd Colin Smith (13) 35pts3rd Wayne Peppernell (15) 35ptsB Flight1st Harry Lankoff (19) 38pts2nd Tony Browne (19) 36pts3rd Jim Doran (20) 34ptsBob Watson is maintaining great form and with another sub-handicap round, 39 points at 73 gross, he ran away with yet another green jacket.  There were others in the A flight and the next three players all returned scores of 35 points with the count-back giving Colin Smith second spot, Wayne Peppernell third and Brian Talbot just missing out.B flight players have higher handicaps, but still posted some good scores on a fairly difficult track.  Harry Lankoff amassed a very creditable 38 points to go to the top ahead of the consistent Tony Browne on 36.  Then came a traffic jam at the 34 points mark with 4 players needing to be split, and it was Jim Doran tipping out Kim Thomsen for third place.Four near pins went to Bob Watson, Tony Browne, Ralph McConnell and Colin Smith.Best consolation nines went to Brian Talbot (front, 19pts), and Dave LeHane (back, 22pts).Friday, Dec. 15, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordA Flight1st Steve Truelove (10) 36pts2nd Maurice Roberts (12) 35pts3rd Phil Davies (11) 35ptsB Flight1st Tony Browne (19) 41pts2nd Mick Coghlan (21) 37pts3rd John Coetzee (22) 36ptsTony Browne overcame a recent bout of the shanks to post a terrific 41 points today and easily win B flight and the green jacket for the best score of the round.In his wake came Mick Coghlan with a well put together sub-handicap round of 37 points, and John Coetzee, in his first game with Links, took out third place on 36.The A flight saw big hitting Steve Truelove hardly believing his 36 points could get him a first place, but it did.  Sparring partners, Maurice Roberts and Phil Davies, playing in the same group, fought it out for second spot, both on 35 points, with Maurice narrowly winning the count-back.We had near pins on each of the Par 3s and these were won by Pierre Cere (5), Colm O’Donovan (7), Wayne Peppernell (12) and Helene Lindberg (16)Best nines for non-winners went to Frank Riley (front, 21pts) and Niels Peter (back, 20pts). Bob Watson (left) with Phil Davies.The Pattaya Links Golf SocietyMonday, Dec. 11,Mt. Shadow – StablefordA Flight1st Bob Watson (4) 37ptslast_img read more

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Lou just champion

first_imgPSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, March 1, Green Valley – Day 4 OpenA Flight1st Dave Palmer (13) net 632nd Michael Delatraz (9) net 70 3rd Paul Smith (3) net 76B Flight1st Lou Szigligeti (21) net 642nd Adam Barton (14) net 703rd Colin Davis (18) net 72A Flight (Plate)1st Phil Davies (14) 35pts2nd Sugar Robinson (11) 35pts3rd Reg McKay (14) 34ptsB Flight (Plate)1st Peter Terry (20) 39pts2nd Tom Callahan (20) 37pts3rd Sayer Gill (20) 36ptsNear Pins: No5 Dave Palmer, No 8 Paul Smith, No12 Paul Smith, No16 Thierry Petrement.Today was the final day of the Open with the main contenders going off last.  Dave Palmer was the man of the match and top in A Flight with a net 63 and he was followed in by Michel Deletraz with a net 70.  Three players were locked on net 73 but Paul Smith emerged from the pile-up to fill the third podium place at the expense of Connie Walsh and tournament favourite Dave Stockman.Lewiinski’s Open champion Lou Szigligeti (centre) with runners-up Adam Barton and Dave Stockman.In B Flight, Lou ‘Zigzag’ took the tournament by the scruff of the neck with a net 64 to be crowned Lewiinski’s champion 2015.  Lou did what most consider impossible as he shot sub- par for the fourth time in a row off a 22 handicap.  Adam Barton filled the silver spot with a solid net 70 as The Donkey took the bronze with a even par round.The results for the Open were Lou in first with a combined 271, Adam Barton second on 282 and Dave Stockman third.In the B Flight Plate, Peter Terry shot the best score on the day to record 39 points and was two clear of Tom Callahan, but sadly Tom is not a member so Sayer Gill on an even par round took the silver.  Hans Moerk and David Foulk were tied on 33 points with the scales of justice tipping in Hans’ favour.Welshman Phil Davies was the top man in the A Flight Plate as his 35 points were better distributed than that of Scotland’s Buckie boot boy Sugar Robinson.  Sugar’s Scotch mate, Reg McKay, filled the bronze spot as he outpointed Lawrie McBride, both a stroke adrift.Paul Smith a brace, Dave Palmer and Peter LeNoury sheared the 2’s pot.The Plate winner with a two day total of 75 points was Terry Peters, runner up was Hans Moerk with 70 points and second runner up was Garry Blackburn.Back at Lewiinski’s it was party time a great day was had by all and special thanks to the kitchen staff for the marvelous buffet.Monday, March 2, Khao Kheow C & B – StablefordA Flight1st Matt Cronin (17) 37pts2nd Nick Thomas (12) 36pts3rd Connie Walsh (13) 27ptsB Flight1st Andre Fortis (17) 32pts2nd Brian cooper (24) 31pts3rd Joe Tynan (25) 29ptsNon-member Luke Glyn led the field over the testing C & D courses at the beautifully presented Khao Kheow layout and he was also the only player to better his handicap.  The top spot reverted  to Irishman Matt Cronin with a even par score and Pat Dunne and Phil Page would have filled the silver and bronze spots had they also been members, but they weren’t, so the minor flight places went to Nick Thomas and Connie Walsh.JP Maffray (left) with birthday boy Phil Davies.B Flight found the conditions and the course a handful as they struggled round the course.  Andre Fortis filled the top podium position with 32 points while Brian Cooper and ‘Smoking’ Joe Tynan were strung out in one shot increments and in that order.Ian Pickles sunk the only 2 of the day.Tuesday, March 3, Burapha – StablefordA Flight1st JP Maffray (13) 46pts2nd Bob Watson (4) 45pts3rd Thierry Petrement (13) 44ptsB Flight1st Peter Terry (20) 43pts2nd Jeff Hosfield (15) 39pts3rd Peter Henshaw (17) 39ptsC Flight1st Jim Elphick (23) 37pts2nd Martin Allard (24) 36pts3rd Peter Moon (21) 36ptsNear Pins: A3 Barry Oats, A6 Dominic Downey, B3 Bob Watson, B8 Martin Allard.The day was in honour of Phil Davies’ 57th birthday and he kindly donated several additional prizes.Every golf golf bar in Pattaya is filled with stories of hard luck and “what ifs”.  That is as much a part of the game as playing.  But I dare say that in terms of hard luck it would be tough not to offer some consolation to some of the A Flight players this Tuesday.  To set the scene, the venue for the day was David Graham and Gary Parks creation Burapha, although admittedly the two easiest nines – American Wood and British Links.It is well known that this course can be made quite short if the tees are up and they were on this day.  However, none of that fully explained the performances of five golfers in A Flight, all with well seasoned handicaps and well over one hundred rounds under their collective belts.  So you can imagine confident looks that Dave Palmer and birthday boy Phil Davies exuded as they strode off B9 with 41 and 39 points respectively.  That was until they found they were not even on the podium.  Then came Thierry Petrement with 44 marvelous points – how does third place sound?  Ah the winner, Bob Watson, with 45 points – sorry only second place.  The real winner was JP Maffray with an incredible 46 points.On any other day, nice guy Peter Terry’s B Flight winning 43 points would have hailed him as a bandit but it felt like even par.  Peter was four clear of Peter Hosfield and Peter Henshaw, with the former edging second on count back.C Flight was topped by Jim Elphick with a sound 37 points while three players were tied on even par rounds; Martin Allard emerged with the silver with Peter Moon lifting the bronze and Barry Oats just missing out.Bob Watson (a brace) shared the 2’s pot with six other players.Back at Lewiinski’s after the presentation the blind pairs draw was won by Bob Watson and JP Maffray.  Colin then thanked the staff and everybody that participated for a wonderful day’s golf and world famous buffet.Thursday, March 5, Treasure Hill – StablefordA Flight1st Walter Baechli (16) 35pts2nd Bruce Anderson (10) 33ptsB Flight1st Tom Kelly (18) 33pts2nd Peter Henshaw (22) 31ptsTreasure Hill must be considered one of the toughest courses in the area and playing the course on a hot and humid day with a slight wind made it very important to strike the ball from the tee with accuracy.Walter Baechli, showing all his old flair that once made him the scourge of Switzerland, shot a best on the day 35 points and never missed the fairway all day, edging Lawrie McBride by two strokes to take the top spot in A Flight.  He was also the only player to notch a ‘2’.Visitor Tom Kelly took the top spot in B Flight on 33 points as Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw rounded out the flightFriday, March 6, Mt. Shadow – Stableford1st Peter Kelly (11) 34pts2nd Chris Reed (21) 29ptsA smaller field than expected to play Mountain Shadow, probably due to the so city’s hectic week and the threat of more storms, but for those that made the effort they were rewarded with a beautifully prepared course.Peter Kelly found the course to his liking as he was the man of the match with 34 points.  Edmond Delap, with 30 points, would have picked up the silver if he had only been a member so that went to a grateful Chris Reed with 29.No 2’s were recorded so a rollover to Monday.Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided.last_img read more

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Ger Linehan the President’s man

first_img2nd Yui Bietry (11) 39pts3rd Tim Hickey (5) 38pts4th Ed Wyckoff (10) 38ptsB Flight1st Pat Regan (12) 36pts2nd John Nalty (13) 36pts3rd Jerry McCarthy (13) 35pts4th Pat Hanafin (13) 34ptsC Flight1st Ger Linehan (17) 44pts2nd Nick Odnoral (17) 40pts3rd David Dune (19) 34pts4th Tony Dolphin (19) 32ptsD Flight1st Mick Coghlan (22) 37pts2nd Jez Lees (19) 33pts3rd John O’Neil (19) 32pts4th John Bassett (21) 32ptsNear Pins: No 4 Max Scott, No 9 John Hartigan, No 12 Vic Hester, No 16 Peter LeNoury.With every available slot of the 20 tee times taken, the society teed it up for the President’s golf tournament and Colin and Jimmy Elphick welcomed a large group of competitors to this popular event.  The weather was fine and the course was in splendid condition; the only hick up was the lack of caddies.Billy Briton was a double winner during the week.‘Broad more’ Bob, one of the pre-tournament favorites, had to pull out at the last minute because of business commitments so the spare place was filled by the Scribe.  I must say it was like old times, playing in the same four-ball as the Principal in D Flight. So that’s where we will start.Mick Coghlan was the top provider with a solid 37 points followed by, would you believe it, the Principal 5 shots in arrears, who edged the net count back duo on 32 points of John O’Neal and John Basset.  Mr. O’Neal has been on the podium too many times to lose a count back and proved it again this time.The Irish flight, usually known as B Flight, was topped by the young man from Co. Dublin, Pat Regan and good friend John Nalty, both with decent par rounds.  Pat had the better of his mate on count back while Jerry McCarthy was but a shot adrift for the bronze.  Pat Hanafin and Victor the infector were tied a shot back as the luck of the Irish held up in the count back to make it an Irish flight rout.The big boys flight provided some excellent scores as Aussie Bob Watson led the flight with a high class 41 points.  Bob’s score contained five birdies and a eagle on the par five 16th hole.  Any other day this score would probably have won  but it was good for the lead crystal second place trophy.  Yui ‘the Belle of Pattaya’ fired a very creditable 39 to fill the silver spot.It took a three-way 38-point count back to fill the third and forth spots between Jim Hickey, Ed ‘our man in the White house’ and Monsieur Thierry Petrement.  Count back dictated that they climbed the podium steps in that order but there was no step for the unlucky Thierry.C Flight, which has taken a bit of stick from the Scribe lately, produced the overall winner and the third placed golfer.  Irishman Ger Linehan amassed an incredible 44 points to take the President’s lead cut glass trophy for 2013 and he also collected two 2’s and a trip to the handicap committee.  Nick Odnoral took the second flight place and the third overall spot with an excellent 40 point return.  David Dunne was third with 34 points as Tony Dolphin closed the flight with 32 points.Back at Lewiinski’s and after the presentation it was party time as everybody tucked into Lewiinski’s famous buffet.  Finally Jim thanked all who helped make it a day to remember, especially the Lewiinski’s staff.  Next year’s comp is an eagerly awaited event.Monday, Jan. 21, Crystal Bay – StablefordA Flight1st Jonny Lindberg (11) 37pts2nd John Feehan (16) 36pts3rd Tim Hickey (5) 36ptsB Flight1st Ayoka Pueschi (23) 39pts2nd Ronny Valfridsson (21) 35pts3rd David Dunne (19) 30ptsIt was off to Crystal Bay today and that suited our Japanese lady golfer Ayoka Pueschi down to the ground as she returned the top score of the day, a delightful 39 points in B Flight to take the match honours.  Ayoka was four clear of second placed Ronny Valfridsson and a further five clear of David Dunne.A Flight was tight as just one point separated the top three players.  Jonny Lindbergh sneaked the top spot with a creditable 37 points, closely pursued by Irishman John Feehan and Tim Hickey on even par rounds, with the former having the better of the count back.Jim Bell, Ayoka Pueschi and Tom Morrisroe shared the 2’s pot.Wednesday, Jan. 23, St. Andrews – StablefordA Flight1st Bob Watson (2) 40pts2nd Thierry Petrement (11) 40pts3rd Max Scott (3) 39ptsB Flight1st Billy Briton (15) 37pts2nd Vic Hester (14) 35pts3rd Mike Jeffreys (18) 35ptsC Flight1st David Dunne (19) 34pts2nd Ken Kelly (19) 34pts3rd Mick Coghlan (22) 34ptsDesmond Muirhead’s monster always seems to intimidate the society, but on saying that, a rather large group showed up to take it on – 55 players in fact.The senior circuit pair of Aussie Bob Watson and Monsieur Thierry Petrement showed no fear as they led the way with 40 faultless points apiece and Bob gaining his second man of the match award as Thierry’s count back woes remain.  Max Scott’s purple patch continues as he closed the flight.  (Michele Sancillo, Peter Kelly and Terry pork chop Mangan deserve a mention as they carded fine rounds of 38 points) each.B Flight was led by Irishman Billy Britton with a solid 37 points.  Vic ‘the inflictor’ Hester was true to his handle as he edged Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ for the silver.A group of luminaries were knotted atop the C Flight as the old count back was dragged out and the log jam was quickly sorted.  David Dunne completed a hat trick of podium places for the week as his 34 point return had the best back nine math’s.  Ken Kelly took the second place as Mick Coghlan tidied up the flight.Bob Watson, Michele Sancillo, Peter Kelly and Steve Armstrong shared the 2’s pot.Friday, Jan. 25, Mountain Shadow – StablefordA Flight Blue1st Billy Briton (15) 34pts2nd Mark Watson (6) 34pts3rd Michele Sancillo (9) 34pts4th Tom McManus (11) 33ptsB Flight Blue1st Ayoka Pueschi (23) 36pts2nd Marjatta Tikkala (23) 35pts3rd Brian Price (20) 35pts4th Gerry Roche (18) 34ptsA Flight White1st Michael Lenihan (18) 38pts2nd Ed Delaney (26) 38pts3rd Frank McNamara (17) 36pts4th Peter Henshaw (19) 30ptsCompetition suspended due to mental illness! – well not quite but strange things happen when the golf manager is late on the first tee, as he was this day.  Somehow a fair percentage of the field took a short detour to the land of Zog and hit off from the white tees.  Not to be outdone, the remainder teed off the blue tees since the starting sheet was nowhere to be seen.  Good work lads.  Back at Lewiinski’s Colin somehow sorted it out.Michael Lenihan and Ed Delaney in C Flight, or white, or it might be blue or possibly the Irish flight, whatever they were co men of the match with 38 points each.  Big Frank McNamara took the bronze with a steady even par round while fourth place went to a triple count back as Peter Henshaw, John Heaney and Mike Dwyer all carded 30 points – Peter’s backside math’s prevailing.Ayoka Pueschi foreshadowed a week on form with her B Flight, just might be blue, winning 36 points.  Second was simply a matter of count back as Marjatta Tikkala edged Brian Price for the silver.  Gerry Roche, Mike ‘the Welsh wizard’ Jeffreys and John O’Neil pushed the calculator to the limit with Gerry emerging the victor in fourth spot.Some other flight (up to you) didn’t know if they were coming or going and were headed by the man on form Billy Briton, who won a three-way count back over Mark Watson and Michele Sancillo who took silver and bronze respectively.  The McManus boys were the last count back the calculator managed as Tom got the better of Paraic.Peter Henshaw, Barry Power Whitish! Pat Hanafin and Brian Price True Blue shared the 2,s pot.Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764.  Transport is provided PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, Jan. 20, Green Valley – Presidents TrophyA Flight1st Bob Watson (2) 41ptslast_img read more

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Jorge Sampaoli has a defensive headache and calls up four B squad players

first_img CEST 16/08/2016 at 19:22 The Sevilla manager, Argentine Jorge Sampaoli, continues to have a defensive headache given the players missing due to injury and suspension.  Argentine defender Nico Pareja, who missed the first game, is still out injured. He has had to resort to calling up four youth team players to complete his 19-man squad for the second-leg of the Spanish Super Cup this Wednesday at the Camp Nou. The injuries to French centre-back Adil Rami (muscular soreness) and left-back Sergio Escudero (knock to the ribs), are added to the suspensions of two other central defenders, the Portuguese Daniel Carriço and Frenchman Timothee Kolodziejczak. EFEcenter_img Due to this, Sampaoli has had to use players from B squad ‘Sevilla Atletico’ to replace the absentees for the clash, which the Andalusians enter trailing 2-0 from the home first-leg. Another two players from the Sevilla Atletico set-up will travel to the Catalan capital, keeper Jose Antonio Caro, who was on the bench in the first-leg given the injury to David Soria, and central defender Diego Gonzalez, who was watching from the stands after missing out on the matchday squad. The Sevilla squad for Wednesday is formed by the following players: Keepers: Sergio Rico and José Antonio Caro. Defenders: David Carmona, Diego González, Gabriel Mercado, Mariano and Alex Muñoz. Midfielders: Iborra, Kiyotake, N’Zonzi, Kranevitter, Correa, Franco Vázquez, Ganso, Vitolo and Sarabia. Strikers: Konoplyanka, Ben Yedder and Vietto. Right-back David Carmona and young centre-back Alez Muñoz (signed from Hercules this season to play in the Second division) have been called up.last_img read more

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Morning tea that matters

first_imgBy Kelly Yates BERWICK’S Kay Rankin and 50 of her closest friends and family raised nearly $3000 at an Australia’s…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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