Handout December 2011


Welcome to the last Handout for 2011, and the first by your new editor. Many thanks to our former editor, Jenn Bedlington, for her sterling efforts.

Well, where to start….. how about Dapto, run by Illawarra Masters Squash?

Probably the best tournament on the NSW Masters calendar – it’s well run, good trophies and the best dinner dance of the year (apart from our March tournament).

Illawarra Masters Squash have been associated with Camp Quality for a number of years now and each year make a donation to this worthy cause.

The only winner from the ACT was Tania Hancock, who strutted her stuff on the dance floor in dazzling style.


Karreen Watt has been telling colleagues for years that she doesn’t drink, but the camera doesn’t lie.


And Ron and Frank (in the background) were not distracted from their dinner. Perhaps they should have been because they both lost matches the following day.

Then there was the Crookwell Doubles …….

Mens Open winners – Mick Bayley (ACT) and David Fuller (Bathurst)

Mixed Open winners & runner ups- Mick Bayley (ACT), Lorraine Rae(ACT) v Howie Johns (ACT), Kristi Maroc (ACT) (the tournament director must have been nursing a hangover and is unsure who won that match).

Ladies B/C winners-Sue Parker (ACT) & Lynda Hancock (ACT) – very predictable


Ladies Open winners- Karren Watt & Karen Horsfall – no photo of Karreen is available for some reason (see earlier story), but here is Karen with friends…..

And Tania Hancock… because she has such a lovely smile……..

John Forrest was presented with a special award to mark the ten year anniversary of the Crookwell Doubles. John has attended the most number of times (nine out of ten).

Birthdays in December

Best wishes to the following who are celebrating birthdays in December:

  • Vicki Bartle
  • Virginia Buring
  • Brent Carlisle
  • Graham Deards
  • Kevin Douglas
  • Richard Horlock
  • Alf Jaugietis
  • Peter Kerr
  • Steve Lidner
  • Gary Markham
  • Celia McKew
  • Karreen Watt
  • Russell Weatherburn
  • Kevin Yeadon


Apologies to anyone I missed.



A number of Masters and Mistresses gathered at the Yacht Club in November to surprise Brian Hill on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Organised by Mark Young (who else?), guests were reminded of some of Brian’s accomplishments:

  • Who else has a film named after him (Life of Brian);
  • An original Master recruited by Vince P (Member Number 013);
  • Best rock n roll male dancer (only nominee);
  • Innovative referee;
  • All round good guy.


Another good guy and popular, long time Masters player, Keith Jones, who was one of the guests, celebrated his 70th birthday in August. Best wishes to Keith.

Brian and Keith were presented with mementos to mark the occasion. Thanks to Mark for being so secretive, and Mal Riley for organising the gifts.

Bob Hopkins

Thanks to John Forrest for the update, Bob has been discharged from Prince of Wales Hospital and is now in the Rehab Unit at Canberra Hospital during the week, but goes home for weekends.


Laurie Di Prinzio, a long time Masters player, sponsor (Lube Express), former committee person and friend of everybody, has left Canberra for life down the coast.

Laurie’s approach to squash embodied the true Masters spirit. He was always willing to assist with putting out score sheets and pencils, organising Friday afternoon practice, and giving less talented players a competitive match. He will be missed but not forgotten.


Sponsors are important partners with ACT Masters squash. Their generous support helps keep costs down. However, sometimes they feel that they are not getting any return on their investment because we don’t tell them we are from Masters squash.

Please continue to support our sponsors and tell them you appreciate their sponsorship. Now, just in case you have forgotten, here is a list of our current sponsors:

  • Travel Associates
  • Real Estate Shop
  • Rolfe Mazda
  • Any Time Towing
  • Simpson Optometry
  • Roger Keft Automotive
  • Visual Q
  • Capital Landscape Group

Some Results from Last Comp

For those who can remember….

Wednesday Night Mugs

Any Time Towing

Mug winners

Dean Bedlington

Michael Nuttall

Sue Cox

Jenn Bedlington


Real Estate Shop

Mug winners

Bruce Conron

Phil Donges

Sue Parker

Annette McNabb


Reis & James Travel Associates

Mug winners

Ron Smith

Laurie Di Prinzio

Nicole Lawder

Penny Neuendorf


Monday Night Results

Lube Express


Brian Dunkley

Mike Hogan

Hetty Van Der Zwet

Joanne Hogan


Runners Up

Doug Lean

Sue Parker

Karen Horsfall

Petra Lean


Mug winners

Graham Deards

Michelle Farrell

Celia McKew

Tracey Cox


Rolfe Mazda


Debbie Carlisle

Julie Medway

Roy Zacharias

Brent Carlisle


Runners Up

Clare Maunder

Ron Smith

Paul Thompson

Dom Italiano



Mug winners

Paul Sweeney

Karreen Watt

Lyn Dunmore

Sue Lashko



Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.

“In honour of this holy season” Saint Peter said, “You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven.”

The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. “It represents a candle”, he said.

“You may pass through the pearly gates” Saint Peter said.

The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, “They’re bells.”

Saint Peter said “You may pass through the pearly gates”.

The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women’s panties.

St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, “And just what do those symbolize?”

The man replied, “These are Carols.”

Ed’s comment –anyone know Carol?

Merry Christmas to all……


Jeremy Redgrove

Alex Swaling


James Simpson

Mike Hogan

Peter Burton