News Archive - December 2007

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Trans-Tasman Team

2 December 2007

The Trans-Tasman qualifying event was held at Herne Bay over the weekend. Five Women's Doubles teams and eight Men's Doubles teams took part.

The New Zealand team to play against Australia next April is:

Women: Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Lorraine Gibbons (Masterton), Helene Hay (Masterton), Jayne Heron (Cockle Bay), Monica Smiler (Park Avenue), Sarah-Jane Wright (Stanley Bay)

Men: Clem Boer (Herne Bay), Christian Fouquet (Herne Bay), Harry Gosselman (Herne Bay), David Lippard (Herne Bay), Andre Noel (Kennedy Park), Dirk Winnie (Khandallah)

Reserves: Nicola Brock (Kennedy Park), Ruby Vakauta (Victoria Park), Michael Rocks (Khandallah), Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue).

National Senior Doubles

9 December 2007

Thirty-eight teams from around the country took part in the second National Senior Doubles played over the weekend in Christchurch.

In the Trophy final, Doug and Helene Hay (Masterton) beat Sue and Trevor Neilson (Rotorua) 13-9. The Plate final was a much closer affair with Kath and Kaye Alison (Kapiti) edging out Joan Miller and Ralph Priddle (Masterton) 13-11.

Full results

Wellington-Hawke's Bay match

9 December 2007

Wellington regained the Haines Trophy from Hawke's Bay following their match in Masterton. The final score was 24-17 (4-2 Singles, 2-1 Doubles, 2-2 Triples). Results

WPA Open Triples

16 December 2007

Nikki, Yvonne, Monica

Yvonne Futcher, Monica Smiler and Nikki Winnie won the Trophy section beating Barbara Johnston, Joan Miller and Claire Wilson 13-11 in the final.

The Plate was won by Margret Fleck, Richard Lawson, Maureen Wood and the Bowl by Edmund Dickie, Karepa Mataira and Clive Williams.

Full details

Photo - Barbara Nicholls

Inter-club competition

20 December 2007

There are 10 entries - 5 in the East and 5 in the West. They are as follows:

East: Hataitai, Masterton, Park Avenue, Silverstream, Upper Hutt
West: Horowhenua, Kapiti, Otaki, Wanganui, Windy Hills

There is an entry fee of $60.00 per club (same as last year).

The playing dates are as follows (I am awaiting confirmation from Otaki in the West and Park Avenue in the East that they will be able to host the preliminary rounds):

Rounds One and Two 16 February
Rounds Three and Four 12th April
Round Five and Melee 3rd May

Note: Because there is only one round to be played on this day I propose that a melee tournament be organised at each zone for the afternoon. This will fill the day out and make the travel more worth while and will give players from different clubs a chance to play together.

Semi-finals and finals for all divisions (I will explain this when I send out the draw) will be held on 24th May

The whole competition will take 4 playing days. We will end up with a zone champion (i.e. the winners of each zone after the five preliminary rounds). Clubs will then be divided into divisions - i.e. Division One will be contested between the top two teams from each zone and the second division will be contested between the 3rd and 4th teams in each zone. The 3rd division will be played between the 5th placed teams from each zone.

I will explain all this better when the draw is sent out.

In the meantime, have a great Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year

Graeme Morris