Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018 0622 TDT Contents THIS year’s Barkly Athletics Carnival
was the biggest attended by Barkly
schools, with 15 out of 18 schools at-
tending with over 200 students from
five to 16 years old battling it out in
field event and track for their schools.
The high jump event always displays some
very unusual styles of getting over the bar and
great heights were achieved.
The younger students put in a mighty effort in
all their field events especially when it came to
the foam javelin throw.
This year was the first year Tennant Creek
High and Primary schools have been involved
as well as having a multi-class division where
Kevron Williams (TCH) and Tarrent Jackson
(Mungkarta) competed with other students in
their age group and were awarded a first ribbon
in the events they competed in as a part of the
Track events were hotly contested and we saw
some fantastic running times in the sprints. The
5 to 7 year old events got the biggest cheer from
the crowd as the students sprinted down the
tracks crossing across into each others lanes.
Hurdles was another favourite event with great
determination being displayed as some students
tumbled down to the ground, but got straight
back up again and continued to the finish line.
The last events for the day was the tug-of-
war where there were some great teamwork
amongst the schools.
We saw the senior students from a variety of
schools go up against the staff from most of the
schools with the students winning.
Schools had to wait a few days for the final
result due to a problems with the electronic
scoring, but Elliott came out winners with TCH
second and Corella Creek third.
Congratulations to our age champions:
5-7 Boys: Christello Cooper (Elliott). Girls:
Alanis Rubuntja (Canteen Creek).
8/9 Boys: Tim Scober (Rockhampton Downs).
Girls: Jurelle Bundy (Ampitatwatja).
10/11 Boys: Shaki Hogan (Corella Creek).
Girls: Kyeisha Webb (Aopurrurulam).
12/13 Boys: Guy Noonan (Rockhampton
Downs) and Rametet Tairoa (TCH). Girls:
Teigan Kingston (Elliott).
14-16 Boys: Nathan Dickson (TCH). Girls:
Jessica Cook (Alpurrurulam).
The region will come together again in No-
vember for the Swimming Carnival.
A LARGE contingent of Tennant Creek
eightballers travelled to Darwin to
compete in the 2018 NT 8 Ball Titles
They were held at Tracey Village and ran for
the full week June 4 to 11. This year we fielded
teams in all categories A Grade, Reserves,
Ladies and Masters.
Our A Grade team was an interesting compi-
lation of players from past and present getting
together to field a competitive side consisting
of Damien Ha, Simon Walford, Trent Wilson,
Karl Hapke, Gerry Shadforth and Michael
They went well overall and all players reg-
istering some good wins. The Reserve side
made up of Peter Davenport, Richard Baker,
Harry Peuss, Michael Dodd, Grant Hanson,
Stanley Pulumbarrit, Wheelie Jordan and An-
drew Chaplin (front Darwin) were also very
competitive narrowly missing out on a couple
of wins and registering a 16-8 win against
The Ladies’ team consisted of Cheryl Wilson,
Caroline Pulumbarrit, Megan Pulumbarrit,
Cecilia Davenport and Denise Davenport were
in many ways the most successful.
Given that four of the players had only been
playing the game since last August the far more
experienced teams from other centres were full
of praise and encouragement and all players
improved greatly over the week.
In her singles match, Denise Davenport beat a
much more experienced player from Katherine
5-3 then went on to play a very good player
who had played at state level and took two
frames from her losing 2-5 but impressing
The Masters Team made up of Damien Ha,
Michael Dodd, Peter Davenport, Harry Preuss
and Wheelie Jordan went exceptionally well.
They made the final and played against Dar-
win who were undefeated at that time. They
lost the final 10-7 but certainly put the wind
Damien was also Runner up in the Masters
Singles narrowly missing out on back to back
wins. He displayed a wonderful sportsman like
gesture during the match which may have lost
him the match but certainly won him much
Damien Ha was selected as Captain of the NT
Masters Team. Karl Hapke (honorary Tennan-
tite) was selected in the State Men’s Team and
Simon Walford was selected as an Emergency
for that team also.
All up a very successful week with all players
coming away with good wins and invaluable
experience. People are already talking about
next year which will be held in Katherine.
The 2018 Winter season in now in full swing
and played every Wednesday evening.
If you would like to join us we are always
looking for new players and the easiest way to
find out is to drop in to the Memo or Sporties
on a Wednesday night and talk to the players.
By PETER DAVENPORT
COMPETITORS: The Ladies’ team (above), Reserves (below) and the
TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2018 15
SCHOOL SPORTS with PAM DILLON
Schools converge for
regional athletics carnival
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