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A GOOD FIELD AT SPRINGTIME.
SPRING CARNIVAL ADELAIDE 2009
Allan Scott Park Morphettville
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Saturday 24th October
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October 16 - 22, 2009
The Independent Weekly sportsbeat
Sportsbeat magazine available in hotels and clubs every Friday
1. Who won golf's Presidents Cup?
2. Which SANFL team is still coachless?
3. Who won the Bathurst 1000?
4. Which Tony is the Port Magpies' new
5. How many Jays did Port Adelaide recruit
during trade week?
6. How many Fords finished in the top five
7. Who won North Adelaide's best and
fairest -- Rhys Archard or James Allan?
8. Which A-League coach has been
indefinitely suspended for drink-driving?
9. What was the nickname of the
Canberra/ACT team that used to play in
the domestic one-day cricket competition?
10. Who has been named South
Adelaide's new coach?
11. In tennis, which former top 10 player
did New Zealander Sacha Jones beat at
Mount Gambier last weekend?
12. Who is Adelaide's new BMX
Supercross world champion?
13. Which South Australian horse is now
second favourite for the Melbourne Cup
after winning the Herbert Power Stakes at
14. Which fledgling Australian sporting
franchise has named Dutchman John van't
Schip as its new coach?
15. Australian Craig Alexander has
successfully defended his world
championship in which sport?
16. Where did Australia finish in Netball's
World Series in London?
17. What year was golf's Presidents Cup
first played -- 1934, 1954, 1974 or 1994?
18. Which of Adelaide's active players has
kicked the most goals?
19. Who has played the most AFL games
at Etihad Stadium (Docklands)? Hint: He
has also kicked the third-most goals.
20. Name the eight teams in this year's
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
HOME DELIVERY 8224 1600
ONE-POINTERS: 1. United States. 2.
Panthers. 3. Garth Tander and Will
Davison. 4. Tony Bamford. 5. Two.
TWO-POINTERS: 6. One. 7. James
Allan. 8. Frank Farina. 9. Comets.
10. Ron Fuller. THREE-POINTERS: 11.
Alicia Molik. 12. Sam Willoughby.
13. Alcopop. 14. Melbourne Hearts
(A-League). 15. Triathlon (Ironman).
FOUR-POINTERS: 16. Third. 17. 1994.
18. Andrew McLeod. 19. Brad Johnson.
FIVE-POINTER: 20. Adelaide, Cairns, Gold
Coast, Melbourne, New Zealand, Perth,
Townsville and Wollongong.
Adelaide 36ers 90 -- Townsville
Crocodiles 89. That was the
only statistic that really
mattered after a topsy-turvy couple
of hours at the Distinctive Homes
Dome last Friday night. With 1.9
seconds left on the game clock, the
"pit-bull" John Gilchrist calmly
sank a long-range jump-shot to
give us an important home victory
and an equal share of top spot
after three rounds of the National
Basketball League 2009/10 season.
A dominating 56-38 first half to the
good guys had the home faithful with
expectations of a runaway victory,
but a stunning third quarter led by
Corey "Homicide" Williams with
a near triple-double (32 points, 11
rebounds and 9 assists) had the Crocs
back level at three-quarter-time,
setting up a nail-biting final stanza.
Clutch shooting by captain Adam
"Balls" Ballinger (24 points), Cortez
Groves (11 points, three assists and
two steals) and Gilchrist (21 points,
five rebounds and three assists)
proved the ultimate difference, but
it was another 36er that had the
crowd roaring for the first three
Darren Ng stepped up to the
plate with 17 points that included
a withering five out of six from the
three-point line (I think I made five
three pointers in a season once!),
many of them from well beyond the
arc and his impact off the bench
This weekend we travel west
to take on the might of the Perth
Wildcats, always a tough proposi-
tion on their home court. Standing
in our way are a couple of familiar
faces in last year s 36er sensation
Luke Schenscher and one-time
36ers favourite, and dual champion-
ship winner, Martin Cattalini.
Adam Ballinger will attempt
to win the "Battle of the Rangas"
against Schenscher, this battle
could go a long way to determining
who emerges victorious. Cattalini
is always a difficult match-up for
opposition teams and, despite being
older than dirt these days, must be a
major focus for us.
Next Wednesday also presents us
with another huge challenge with
the powerful Melbourne Tigers
coming to town. Despite everyone s
favourite villain Chris Anstey being
absent after recent hip surgery,
Mark Worthington and Sam
McKinnon lead this championship-
contending team onto Brett Maher
Court full of confidence.
These next two games against
perennial finalists will give us a
good indication of where we fit in
the whole scheme of things at the
moment and we look forward to a
near capacity and loud crowd on the
21st to help get us over the line.
See you at the game.
Buzzer beater buries Crocs
always a difficult
match-up ... and,
despite being older
than dirt these days,
must be a major focus
John Gilchrist was outstanding last week, amassing five rebounds, three assists and
21 points which included a match-winning basket.
Photo: Milbank Photography
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