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Rowing Australia announces lane draw for the 2015 King’s and Queen’s Cups Interstate Regatta

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Rowing Australia today announced the lane draw for the various events of the 2015 King’s and Queen’s Cups Interstate Regatta, proudly supported by Infratects Pty Ltd, that will take place on 29 March at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith.

The Interstate Regatta is the pinnacle and closing event of the 2015 Sydney International Rowing Regatta and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports (details to be announced in due course).
Eight different events make up the regatta, with points being awarded for each event to then ultimately see one state crowned Interstate Champions and lifting the Rowing Australia Cup. The lane draw for this year’s event took place at Rowing Queensland, the current holders of the Rowing Australia Cup.

The event has been dominated by Victoria, with the state lifting the Rowing Australia Cup a record 11 times, while Queensland have won it twice in 2003 and 2014, while New South Wales have lifted the cup three times.
States are awarded points in each interstate event on the following basis:

• First place: 8 Points
• Second place: 6 Points
• Third place: 5 Points
• Fourth place: 4 Points
• Fifth place: 3 Points
• Sixth place: 2 points
• Seventh place: 1 point

Listed below is a brief description of each event at the King’s and Queen’s Cups Interstate Regatta and the lane draw for each event.

The King’s Cup –  sponsored by Infratects Pty Ltd.
The King’s Cup, donated by British monarch George V and won by the Australian Imperial Forces No.1 crew at the Royal Henley Peace Regatta in 1919 following the end of World War One, is the trophy that is the Eight-oared Men’s Championship race. Current champions New South Wales are drawn in Lane 6.

Lane 2 – Australian Capital Territory
Lane 3 – Victoria
Lane 4 – Tasmania
Lane 5 – South Australia
Lane 6 – New South Wales
Lane 7 – Western Australia
Lane 8 – Queensland

The Queen’s Cup – sponsored by Infratects Pty Ltd.
The Queen’s Cup is the trophy that is the Eight-oared Women’s Championship race, the current champions, Victoria are drawn in Lane 5. Note ACT are not entering a crew.

Lane 2 – South Australia
Lane 3 – Queensland
Lane 4 – New South Wales
Lane 5 – Victoria
Lane 6 – Tasmania
Lane 7 – Western Australia

The President’s Cup
The cup was first competed for in 1926, The President’s Cup is the Men’s Single Scull Championship and was last year won by New South Welshman, Alexander Belonogoff.

Lane 2 – Tasmania
Lane 3 – Western Australia
Lane 4 – South Australia
Lane 5 – Queensland
Lane 6 – Australian Capital Territory
Lane 7 – Victoria
Lane 8 – New South Wales

The Nell Slatter Trophy
The Women’s Single Scull Championship sees States compete for the Nell Slatter Trophy, last year’s winner was Queensland’s Sally Kehoe. Note South Australia are not entering a crew.

Lane 2 – Victoria
Lane 3 – Australian Capital Territory
Lane 4 – Queensland
Lane 5 – New South Wales
Lane 6 – Western Australia
Lane 7 – Tasmania

The Penrith Cup
The States’ top Men’s Lightweight Fours race it out to claim The Penrith Cup which was last year won by Queensland. Note South Australia and ACT have not entered crews.

Lane 3 – New South Wales
Lane 4 – Western Australia
Lane 5 – Victoria
Lane 6 – Tasmania
Lane 7 – Queensland

The Victoria Cup
The Victoria Cup is awarded to the Women’s Lightweight Quadruple Scull Champions, last year the event was won by Tasmania. Note South Australia and ACT have not entered crews.

Lane 3 – Victoria
Lane 4 – Tasmania
Lane 5 – New South Wales
Lane 6 – Western Australia
Lane 7 – Queensland

The Noel Wilkinson Trophy
The Interstate Youth Eight Championship was claimed last year by Victoria. All States are entered for this year’s race.

Lane 2 – South Australia
Lane 3 – Tasmania
Lane 4 – Western Australia
Lane 5 – New South Wales
Lane 6 – Victoria
Lane 7 – Queensland
Lane 8 – Australian Capital Territory

The Bicentennial Cup
The Women’s Youth Eight Championship was last year won by Queensland. All States are entered for this year’s race.

Lane 2 – New South Wales
Lane 3 – South Australia
Lane 4 – Australian Capital Territory
Lane 5 – Western Australia
Lane 6 – Victoria
Lane 7 – Tasmania
Lane 8 – Queensland

For more information on the 2015 Sydney International Rowing Regatta and all the events that are included, please visit www.rowingdownunder.org

To purchase tickets for the event, please visit www.ticketek.com