THERE were a number of factors that contributed to the success of this year’s Mount Gambier Cup carnival, not the least being record prize money, record crowds and, of course, the Calcutta which is still being talked about.
The traditional Calcutta, sandwiched between the supporting events heats on the Friday and Sunday’s cup heats, also attracted a record crowd, which in turn led to record payouts to the purchasers of the Mount Gambier Cup final placegetters.
MILLICENT will fight for glory on its home ground this Sunday, when it takes to McLaughlin Park against Kybybolite in the Limestone Coast Women’s Football grand final.
The Saints finished their minor season on top of the premiership ladder, with last week seeing the top three sides take on their Round 7 opponents hoping to claim the percentage needed for a grand final berth.
BLUE Lake Sports Park will come alive with finals action as the South Indians compete in their first grand final in eight years when they take on Tigers in the 2017-18 Mount Gambier and District Baseball League Division 1 decider this weekend.
Played as a best-of-three series, the first match will be played tonight, with the remaining game/s played tomorrow night.
DESPITE losses to the Mount Gambier RSL and District Bowling Club Saturday Open Pennant Division 3 side, as well as the Friday Pennant Division 1 team, the RSL still has a strong presence in the grand finals this week at Millicent.
Mount Gambier RSL’s Division 1 Red side will tackle Mount Gambier Red while, Division 2 Red will play Robe in the major game.
A GOOD size field greeted the starter for a par competition at the Blue Lake Golf Course.
The greens had recently been cored and sanded which caused some angst as many a putt pulled up short of the hole, but a handful of women playing square or only one or two shots over their handicap proved it was to their liking.