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SURFING: The Gul Channel Islands surfing championships were held at St Ouen and then, due to the gale-force winds, at St Brelade over the weekend with Jersey surfers winning all but one of the categories.

Open champion was Sam George who also won the longboard title with Arlene Maltman picking up the ladies title.

Bodyboard champion was Colin Crowther while the only winning visitor, Jacob Warr from Guernsey, won the Under-14 category.

U18 winner was Josh Letherbarrow; Over 28s champ was Piers Gould; Mark Durbano won the Over 35s while Dave Ward took the honours in the Over 45s category.ATHLETICS: Winners of the Graeme Le Maistre cross-country race held at La Ferme, St Martin, on Saturday afternoon were Bruno Francisco, senior men, 36 min 57 sec; Nick Gorrod, veteran men, 37.43; Peter Le Couilliard, senior veteran men 39.04; Jo McGarry, senior women, 28.32; Sylvia Thompson, veteran women, 34.15; Sue Le Ruez, senior veteran women, 33.01.

The men ran four laps and the women three.SAILING: The first two races in the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s 12-race Winter Dinghy Series were held on Saturday in St Aubin’s Bay.

Martin Speller, sailing a Laser Radial and brother Jeff, sailing a Laser standard rig, shared the honours in the Open Class, winning one race each although Martin carried the day with a total of three points against Jeff’s four.

David Carter’s RS200 finished third overall, with a second and third place, while Emma Speller’s Laser 4.7 took creditable fourth in both races.

Twelve-year-old Henry Perkins won both races in the Optimist Class, beating off younger brother Charles who had to settle for second place each time.

Fleur Moisan and Lydia Carter battled for third place with Fleur just having the edge in both races, relegating Lydia to fourth overall.

The next two races in the series will be held on 15 November.

The first race in the Stewart Benest Frostbite Series was abandoned yesterday morning due to high winds.GOLF: The second leg of the Falklands Trophy competition between La Moye GC and the Royal Jersey GC was held on Saturday with La Moye winning six and a half to five and a half.

However, once the first leg scores were added, the overall victory went to Royal Jersey by 12 and a half to 11 and a half.MOTOR SPORT: The results of the Jersey Classic and Modern trials club trial at Le Saie yesterday were: A route, Mac du Feu; B route, Neil Venton; C route, Andrew Labey; Pre 65, Archie du Feu; Twin shock, Jon Noel; Junior A, Adam Le Cheminant; Junior B, Dabiel Jeanne; Junior C, P Larkin; Junior small wheel, Daniel Williams.

Report follows.GOLF: The winner of the Demi Golf Society’s November monthly medal competition was Steve Harben with a nett 60 from a gross 74 off his handicap of 14 while Peter Osment was placed second with a nett 63 from a gross 77, also with a 14 handicap.

Joe Straiton finished third with nett 64, gross 73 off a handicap of 9.CLAY PIGEON: The winner of Class A and High Gun in the Crabbé Clay Pigeon Club’s 50 bird sporting shoot held yesterday was Chris Settle with 40 ex 50.

There was a tie for Class B between Chris L’Amy and Paul Lister who both scored 32 ex 50 while in Class C Robert Wilson was top with 31 ex 50.GOLF: Les Mielles Golf Club retained the Bill Watkins Cup after winning the second leg of their inter-league golf match against St Clement GC on Sunday, eight and a half to one and a half.

They won the first leg, at Les Mielles, 8-2.VOLLEYBALL: Two Island squads travelled to Guernsey for the Sarnians’ annual Open event.

The men’s team won just one of their nine games although most of the matches were very close.

The ladies fared better, winning five or their ten matches and finishing fifth overall.BADMINTON: The Island badminton team were beaten 11-4 by Guernsey in their first match in the inter-counties League Division II at the New Gilson Hall yesterday.

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