Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Water Great Day

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Water Great Day

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Byline: Rowing

Tees Rowing Club showcased a highly successful annual regatta on the Barrage Straight on the River Tees on a day in which the sun shone but a cross wind carried a chill.

Competition was fierce with several events registering dead heats and requiring re-rows to determine the winners.

Yarm School's coxless quad scullers and Tees Rowing Club veteran quad scullers provided the most exciting confrontation, with the young Yarm combination just edging out the experienced scullers of Jonny Cooper, Paul Buckworth, Hugh Pelham, and David Cooper after the re-row.

The Tees combination then concentrated their efforts in smaller boats with some success.

Pelham and Buckworth won the open elite coxless pairs, while the Cooper brothers won the veteran C double sculls competition. Pelham confirmed his superiority with a win against top opposition in the open elite single sculls.

Angela Warburton followed up her fine win at Tyne Regatta with a competent performance to win the women's senior four single sculls event. Angela graduated from being a novice sculler only recently.

Tony Stocking, stroke of Tees veteran eight, won the veteran D (over 50) sculls, while Ester Takacs was successful in the women's senior three single sculls.

Paul Stiller, a recent recruit to sculling, won the open veteran novice single sculls, defeating Mike Fallaize in the final by just a foot.

Ian Ringer won the senior three single sculls and then joined up with John Cox of the University of Teesside to win the open senior four double sculls competition.

Additional sculling wins for Tees included: Neil Hunter-Smith and Tom Reevell won the J16 double sculls and then teamed up with their national championship partners from QEHS to win the J16 coxless quad as a composite crew.

Neil and his sister Laura then joined forces with Tom Reevell and Tees junior captain Suzie Francis to win the mixed coxless quad combination in their final against Talkin Tarn. …

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