Tournament News

Victorians share and share alike

Thursday October 22, 2009
VICTORIA's cricketers, set for a hefty cash windfall from their success at the Champions League Twenty20, have decided to cut their own share of prizemoney to reward teammates not selected for the tournament.

We're playing for love, not money, says Katich

Saturday October 3, 2009
NSW captain Simon Katich insists the honour of winning the Twenty20 Champions League is his team's motivation, not the $US2.5 million ($2.9m) prize.

Shipperd in challenge to Siddle

Friday October 2, 2009
VICTORIAN coach Greg Shipperd has challenged emerging fast bowler Peter Siddle to fill the void left by fiery left-armer Dirk Nannes at this month's Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

Keevers Extends His Lead

Wednesday January 14, 2009
BONNIE Doon's Aaron Keevers took advantage of perfect conditions at Jamberoo to shoot a sizzling 67 to extend his lead on day two of the PRIME 90 junior gold tournament yesterday.

Geoff And His Young Guns Zero In On Old Stagers

Monday January 5, 2009
WARILLA'S Geoff McGillivray believes his young side can usher in a changing of the South Pacific guard when it faces a team led by Shane Garvey - the tournament's most decorated individual - in today's fours final.

Deeble To Lead Australia

Friday December 19, 2008
AUSTRALIA'S Olympic silver medal-winning baseball coach, Jon Deeble, will manage the national team in next year's premier international tournament, the World Baseball Classic.

Time To Get Real About Tiger Talk

Tuesday December 16, 2008
A LOT has been said about Tiger Woods coming to Australia next year. It's a little hysterical. Here is what has actually happened thus far. Major Events NSW, an arm of the State Government and sponsor of the tournament until 2015, has put a fully-funded deal to Woods's management to come to the Australian Open next year.

Smirnov Leads Masters

Monday December 15, 2008
FIDE Master Vladimir Smirnov of Sydney leads the ten player Australian Masters Tournament in Melbourne.

October Date For Champions League

Saturday December 13, 2008
THE inaugural Twenty20 Champions League has been cancelled. Organisers have hinted the tournament, to be played in October next year, may be expanded beyond eight teams.

League May Be Expanded

Saturday December 13, 2008
THE first Twenty20 Champions League has been postponed until October next year, but organisers have hinted the tournament may be expanded beyond the eight teams it initially accounted for.

Ogilvy Still Learning How To Reach Peak Of His Powers

Wednesday December 10, 2008
GEOFF OGILVY is one of the poster boys for the Australian Open in 2008, the world No.11, tournament favourite and last-start winner at Coolum. But the Victorian who has been Australia's best golfer of the past three years still regards himself as a learner, even if his face adorns billboards all over Australia's biggest city this week.

African Lions Roar Back Into Title Hunt

Wednesday December 10, 2008
THE African Lions have started roaring at the National Schools Basketball Tournament.

West's Best Take Aim At National Shoot-out

Monday December 8, 2008
THE National Schools Basketball Tournament is nothing new to Willetton Senior High.

Luck Of The Draw Helps Wallabies

Wednesday December 3, 2008
DESPITE the Wallabies getting a relatively comfortable draw in the 2011 World Cup, coach Robbie Deans still believes the seventh tournament will be the most difficult to win.

Leaving With Sounds Of Silence

Monday December 1, 2008
AS THE players trudged onto the 18th green at Huntingdale for the final time yesterday, you could hear a putt drop. Which, in essence, is why this would be the 30th and final Australian Masters at the tournament's traditional home.

Keen To Make Amends, Price Is Wary Of Kiwis Being On The Money

Tuesday November 18, 2008
KANGAROOS prop Steve Price, one of four survivors from the Australian team that lost the 2005 Tri-Nations tournament, says defeat in Saturday night's World Cup final would give the Kiwis bragging rights for the next five years.

Pacific Nations Line Up For Shot At Big Boys

Saturday November 15, 2008
FIJI, Samoa, Tonga and Papua New Guinea are set to be given the chance to play in an expanded Quad-Nations tournament in 2010 as part of a plan to develop the game internationally.

Rising Star Travis, 13, Aiming For Pro Career

Thursday November 13, 2008
YOUNG Flinders golfer Travis Smyth enjoyed success at the 2008 Jack Newton-Brett Ogle Junior Masters Tournament in Goulburn, from October 25 to 26.

Stuart Backs Emerging Nations

Monday November 10, 2008
WHILE not even the second- or third-best nations appear able to stop the Kangaroos from taking the World Cup at a spritely canter, Australian coach Ricky Stuart is convinced the tournament can be a springboard for emerging nations to eventually challenge the champions-elect.

Billy Slated Over Feet-first Danger Tackle

Tuesday October 28, 2008
AUSTRALIAN fullback Billy Slater will enter the Kangaroos' next World Cup encounter on notice that his feet-first tactic will not be tolerated, with tournament commissioner Greg McCallum yesterday claiming his try-saving effort on Jerome Ropati was just "centimetres from catastrophe".

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