Around the Sydney pitch in the first week of spring – The Australian Jewish News


Open and Maccabi Cup winners

The 2022 Maccabi Tenpin Bowling Club NSW Jewish Open, held late last month at the Manhattan Bowl, was well attended and friendly, yet fiercely competitive.

Consisting of six matches per bowler, followed by an elimination round and finals, the tournament was a success, approaching its 60th edition.

In the end, the overall winners were Ronnie Lang in the scratch event – after beating runner-up Adam Goldberg by 214-180 – while in the handicap event Naomi Baram took the trophy, beating Sylvia Walters in the final by 212-183.

The following week, in the President’s Cup Trophy on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, it was Howard Silver who emerged victorious, beating second-placed Michael Eisenstein by a single hairpin in the final, while Billy Schnapp arrived third.

Meanwhile, in Round 8 of the club’s Spring/Summer 2022 Monday Night League on September 5, Ronnie Lang was the star, scoring the game-high 278, 73 above his average. He scored 2 spares, before proceeding to nail 10 consecutive strikes.

Other big scores were made in round 8 by Justin Kennedy (210 and 200), Myer Zamek (186), Howard Silver and Peter Jablonka (both 177) and Naomi Baram (176).

The Swannies (Justin Kennedy and Brian Doobov) and Mean Machine (Myer Zamek and Mark Katz) teams lead the 18-team standings with 55 competition points.

The Two Can Tango team (Michael Horowitz and Tomer Aston) is third with 53 points.

Nick Fasol in action for Maccabi at the 2022 NSW Junior Swimming Championships.

Fabulous performance by Fasol

Congratulations to young swimmer Nick Fasol from Maccabi NSW Swimming Club.
He was the only club representative to qualify for and compete in the 2022 Junior State Age NSW Swimming Short Course Swimming Championships.
They took place at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatics Center on September 3 and 4.
Fasol not only earned an impressive 15th place finish in the 10-year-old boys’ 50m freestyle event, but also clocked a record time of 32.12 seconds.


The Maccabi club returns with the duathlon

Eleven keen athletes turned up early at the Heffron Reserve and Pool on August 28, for the first Maccabi NSW Cycle and Tri Club event in months, due to wet weather that has taken its toll throughout Winter.

Luckily, the weather was good for the duathlon, and the Pager family team got off to a quick start and was never led.

Riley Pager was fast in both race stages, while Craig Pager clocked an outstanding bike time of 32 minutes and 47 seconds.

Alan Kaplan won the individual race in a total time of 1:15.33, and was closely followed by Ori Gudes (1:18.52) and returning Adam Sulcas (1:21.00) who came third. .

Special mention to Howard Klevansky, for his good performance despite a puncture halfway through the bike stage.

Dan Garfinkel and Riley Pager, the two youngest competitors of the day, both did very well.

The club’s next event is a triathlon scheduled for September 18.

Rain ruins junior semi-finals

Eight Maccabi NSW Netball Club teams were scheduled to play the Randwick Netball Association semi-finals of the season last Saturday.

But the constant rain in the morning and beyond noon resulted in the cancellation of six of their junior teams’ major and minor semi-finals.

It is understood that teams advancing will be based on seedings and semi-final status (major or minor).

The weather cleared in the afternoon, allowing the senior semi-finals to go ahead as planned.

In these, the A3 division team Maccabi withdrew after losing their minor semi-final by 15-43 to the UNSW pilots.

Maccabi’s B2 division side won their minor semi-final by 28-21 against MRSL All Stars, so they will move on to the preliminary finals on Saturday.

The Maccabi Benny’s Ball team.

Sunday City Competition Grand Finalists

Maccabi NSW Basketball Club’s two Sunday Night men’s teams finished runners-up after losing their third City of Sydney Basketball Association Grand Final on September 4.

Maccabi Bennys Ball came out shooting in the 4B decider and led 10-0 against much younger opponents, before their lead was only halved at half-time.

They were neck and neck in the second half, but some big shots from their opponents in the final minutes put the trophy beyond Maccabi’s reach.

The Maccabi Mishpoochas traded baskets early in the 4C Grand Final against a predominantly Jewish semi-professional side, but after leading 11-10 they went on a long dry streak, not scoring again until they are trailing by almost 20 points.

Although they finished the game strong, they couldn’t make up such a deficit.

The Maccabi Mishpoochas team.

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