HOME clubs finished among the winners in the last rowing event of the season on the River Dee on Saturday, writes KEITH OSBORNE.
However, visiting crews claimed the overall honours with 24 wins to 18 by Chester crews in the annual Dee Autumn Head.
The King’s School enjoyed six wins in the morning race. The first came thanks to their junior quad sculls, who were followed by the Grosvenor veterans quad scullers and the Royal Chester quad sculls.
King’s then won the novice eights, junior 15 coxed quads and senior two coxless pairs before Queen’s Park made their presence felt in the senior four double sculls.
Arnot of King’s was the fastest single sculler in the senior three class, while the Chester school’s other winner in the morning was their junior coxed quad sculls.
The King’s School senior two coxed four won the afternoon race by four seconds from Grosvenor’s senior one entry. Grosvenor then won the women’s senior two eights, followed by Royal Chester in veteran F eights. Chris Thomas of Queen’s Park High then took the junior 18 single sculls, followed by the winning Rex veteran D eight.
Paul Johnson (Royal Chester) then won the veteran B/C sculls, finishing nearly two seconds ahead of the Grosvenor veteran B double sculls. The local wins were completed by Hugo Norris (Royal Chester) in junior 14 single sculls.