Reds win over Sunwolves


The St.George Queensland Reds have earned their third home win of the season at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


Queensland had to show character to hold off the adventurous Japanese side 35-25  Crowd support was strong for both sides, with the Reds boasting Japanese internationals Hendrik Tui and Ayumu Goromaru, while the Sunwolves Number 8 was former Queensland player Ed Quirk.

Reds skipper James Slipper scored his first try of the season.

Ayumu Goromaru will be out for 12 weeks after a injury to his shoulder.STUL3202



Casey Dellacqua and James Lemke win finals at Cairns Pro Tour Tennis International


Casey Dellacqua labelled her time in Cairns as a “near perfect week”  by taking out the Cairns Tennis International . She took the final in straight sets over Poland’s Sandra Zaniewska (6-4, 7-6) at the Cairns International Tennis Centre. “Coming back these tournaments are crucial for me, but also for everyone trying to make the top 100,” Dellacqua said. “I came here wanting matches and I got five singles matches this week and to be honest probably played a little bit better than I expected. Sandra played really well so it was a bit of a challenge.”Hopefully, I won’t be back because I’ll be in the top 100 and playing bigger tournaments, but if I happen to be back I’ll be sure to enjoy my time here again,” she said. “I’ve a much perfect week here, it’s my first time to Cairns and I’ve loved it,” she said. “Every restaurant we’ve been to, or every place we’ve been, everyone has just been so friendly. “Honestly, I have had a fantastic week and I wish every week was like this with nice weather, nice hotel, nice pool to swim in. It’s been an absolutely fantastic week.

James Lemke scored a victory against Ben Mitchell in the final of the Cairns Tennis International . The 23-year-old from Melbourne won 6-1 4-6 6-3.

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QLD Supermoto Titles

The Far North Queensland Road Racing Club in conjunction with Stay Upright Motorcycle Techniques held the second and final round of the 2011 Queensland Supermoto Championships at the Mako Trac International Raceway on the 6th and 7th of August. Supermoto racing is a hybrid of motocross and roadracing with riders competing on motocross and enduro bikes with 17 inch road race tyres on both dirt, including jumps, and tarmac sections of the track. The first round of the titles was held at Carnell Raceway Stanthorpe on March 11 and 12.
Over 500 spectators passed through the gates over the 2 days of the event to see some spectacular riding displays from competitors, with riders sliding the back wheel of the bikes through turn 1 at over 100km/hr. A few passing showers on both days made conditions a bit slippery particularly where the tarmac and dirt sections joined.
Trophies were awarded in 4 classes on the day S1 for highly modified bikes over 450cc, S2 for bikes up to 450cc, S3 for bikes up to 250cc and Veterans. which don’t have a capacity limit, just riders having to be over the age of 35. Trophies in all classes for the Queensland titles will be awarded at the Motorcycling Queensland Annual Awards night in Brisbane in December.

Stayupright Supermoto Qld Championships round 2 at Mareeba

August 6 & 7 marks Round 2 of the Stay Upright Queensland Supermoto Titles held at Mareeba’s Mako Track. The Far North Queensland Road Racing Club will host the round on a extended dirt section built for this round,The mako track is 1305m  track and a 275m dirt section,the dirt section was designed by local rider Justin Schuberg and Townsville rider Ross Taylor.

The is a great event for the FNQ Road Racing Club with some of the best Supermoto riders in the country competing,including  Ross Taylor,Pete Smith Tom Gardiner who are in the top three in the Australian championships in there class.This will be a awesome event with supermoto flourishing in the region.

For those unaware super moto is a mixture motor x and road racing alternating between dirt and road


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Fnq Road Racing Johnny Moses Memorial One hour

Sunday was Far Norths Road Racing clubs Johnny Moses memorial one hour enduro race.

Each team must have a rider change no more than forty minutes but no less than twenty.

Dave Penna forma 250 Queensland champion took an early lead in the first session,but due to a safety vehicle after a coming together with new boy Doug King and Brad wright,had other riders catch up.

Some good riding by Dean edmonds saw him and NIc Niks take the title.

Fastest lap by Dave Penna with a lap time of  108.122

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Leukaemia Foundation Cairns IGA Race Day


Saturday was the Leukaemia Foundation Cairns race day at Cannon Park.

Was a great day of racing but more importantly was a awesome day of fundraising, Bernie McKean did a awesome job organising and running the event.

Stu Allen photography was there to cover the event as well as  running a portaight statiion for revellers.

In the Auction there were some amazing pieces a signed Colingwood jersey from the Grand final raised $10000 signed Eric Clapton signed guitar,Mark Webber signed shirt  to name but a few.

In total the foundation raised just over $73000 great Job everyone involved A huge thank you to IGA for there supporting this event.

Bernie giving a great speech.

Winner of “fashion on the field” Ally Blanco


How close was that.


The winner by two lengths.








Tas 7`s Rugby tournament.

The second annual TAS Northern Sevens Rugby Tournament was held on Friday 15 April at Barlow Park.  Sixteen teams competed from seven schools, including two teams from Nhulunbuy High School in the Northern Territory, two teams from Townsville and another from Port Douglas.

In the finals, Port Douglas defeated TAS for the Mark Peters Lawyers U12 Shield.   St Augustine’s narrowly beat William Ross SHS for the Forty Winks Cairns U14 Shield.  In the U16 division, St Augustine’s defeated Nhulunbuy High School for the U16 Cairns Old Crocs Shield.  In the U18 round games TAS had lost only one game, having beaten both St Augustine’s College and Woree SHS.  TAS went on to beat St Augustine’s in a spectacular semi-final clash, only to be beaten in the grand final by a very polished team from Nhulunbuy High School, East Arnhem Land.





Making of a 500 f4 lens

The making of a 500 F4.

Here’s an interesting three-part series that shows the creation of a Canon 500mm f/4.0L IS lens. It’s a neat look at the guts of glass, and an opportunity to see how exactly the various components of a lens are created and put together.

You get to see the entire process, starting with raw materials and ending with the finished, $8,000-$9000 lens.

Seeing how fine-tuned many of the steps in the process have to be, it’s no wonder these lenses can end up costing as much as a car.

Far North Road Racing round 1

Road racing  back at the Mako track in Mareeba on sunday with round one of the FNQ road racing series.

Weather was scorching,was good to see some new faces,and some great racing.

Retiree Greg Jentikoff had a great showing in formula 3 with three seconds and a third, While  Allain King took all the wins! as he did in the Formula rr and new Boy Billy Smith took all the seconds in Formula rr and a win in 250 production.

Great start Billy!!! Other New boys Damien Caelli and Doug King both showed a lot of Potential in the 250`s

Billy showing some good form on his first outing.


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World Greatest Shave 2011

Last Weekend was The start of the Leukaemia Foundation Worlds Greatest Shave Stu Allen photography is a proud supporter of  Leukaemia Foundation in Cairns.

World’s Greatest Shave is a fantastic event that has been running since 1999.

It is something fun to be involved in, but it is a great cause  to help the 2,000 Queenslanders diagnosed annually with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder.

There were heart warming stories and some great people who had put t there heart and soul in fundraising for Leukaemia Foundation in Cairns.

Katy Hoffmeister 13 from St Andrews Catholic Collage in Redlynch raised as of Saturday morning $2800.00

Stefan Salons flew her brother up from Brisbane to shave her to make it a family affair, and Dad shaved his head and his mow off.






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