Northern News : January 12th 2011
16 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 12, 2011 SPORT SCORES AND DRAWS BOWLS Kerikeri Club Christmas Tournament was held on Wednesday, December 150 with fine weather to enhance the party atmosphere of the three games of progressive bowls. There were prizes for skips, threes, twos and leads. Prizes were generously supplied by David and Deanne Hannon of New World, and there were also two great Xmas hampers donated by members. Winners: Bruce Small and Eric Kilsby. Grants Whiskey Corner to Corner ended our day. Whiskey won by Linda. Twilight Bowls starts again Monday , Jan 31 at 5.30 pm. Far North Centre National club singles for men and women Saturday Jan 15 and Sunday Jan 16. Allocated venues and draws are: Junior men ( Kerikeri both days) Jim Naylor-Murray Pope (Coopers), Monte Pawa Jnr (KtComb), Clive Barnes- Michael Savage (Keri), Sean Richards- Harold Yucich-Tony Tuoro- Greg Henry- Mikle Smith (Okaihau), Kevin Stewart- Lee David-Pierre Drelaud-Michael Gorrie (Russell), Monty Wynyard-Brett Dick (Opononi). Junior women (Kaeo both days) Pam Roughton-Pam Naylor (Coopers), Adele Gardner (FNRSA), Emma Savill/Burley- Carol Smith (Okaihau), Claudia Harris (Russell). Senior men (Kerikeri both days) Phil Balle-Neville Ansley (Coopers), Merv Kennedy-Nick Blechynden-Barrie Johnstone (Kaeo), Henry Wikaira-Donny Holmes-Gerry Morunga (KKohe), Barry Allison-Cedric Campbell-Trevor Godfrey- Dennis Wishnowsky (KtComb) Tiki Pedro-Robin Sheffield- Graeme Hodren- Ian Holley- David Hood (Keri) Mike Fitzgerald (Okaihau). Senior women section one (Russell finals Kaeo) Margaret Wildbore-Linda Hunt-Dawn King (Coopers), Gloria Bevin (Hoki), Karen Morunga-Rose Timoko (Kkohe), Ellaine Albury-Christine Hodren (Keri), Margaret Walters (Opo), Diane Davey-Violet Holmes (Russell). Senior women section two (Kaeo both days) Ngaire Watts-Glenis Love-Bunty Barron (Coopers), Vivian Kahi-Tania Tana (Hoki), Jeanette Smith- Eileen Strongman (KKohe), Joan Goodhew (Kt/ Ch/Rd), Jill Phillips (KtComb), Linda Pedro (Keri). The next event is the Van Eyk singles over two days, Jan 22 and Jan 23. Allocated venues Kaeo and Kawakawa/ finals will be at Kawakawa with the top 16 players going through to the second day's play. Entries close January 16, report time 8.30am, trial ends before 9am start, all players will be notified as to where they have been drawn to play after the closing date. Any queries phone Bunty 09-406-2024. GOLF Okaihau Club The first Sunday of the New Year saw a great day had by all with near perfect conditions. Alan Donaldson and Nigel Turner took the honours with a 66 nett score followed closely by Andy Sarich on 67. Andy also had a two on hole 13. Nett results were: Alan Donaldson 66, Nigel Turner 66, Andy Sarich 67, Bruce Williams 68, Steve Henderson 68, Trevor Thomson 68, Dave Openshaw 68, David Booth 69, Allan Thorne 70, Jack Kruithof 70, Bruce Andersen 70, Les Rangihuna 71, Arthur Beren 72, Bob Rosevear 72, Thomas Smith 72, John Howearth 73, Peter Cullen 73, Alan Spray 74, Rap Stevens 74. Next Sunday is another haggle. We also have junior coaching Sunday mornings at 9am. Coming up on January 29 and 30 is the Okaihau Classic, a nine-hole matchplay tournament consisting of four rounds of nine holes over the two days. There are some great prizes to be had so if this interests you contact Bob Rosevear on (09) 405-9681 or 021-126-5574 for entries. Entries close January 23. RUNNING/WALKING Bay of Islands Runners and Walkers Meet this Saturday, January 15, at 7.30am at Opua Hall from where we'll be taking the car ferry at 7.45am for the Russel board walk. The next event will be the first in the Klondike series on February 12. For any inquiries call Gea on 405-7773 or Bert on 404-0147. RUGBY Blues Six Northland rugby players have been selected as part of the New Zealand U-17s Blues franchise development squad. They are: Harley Iraia, hooker, from Whangarei; Steven Lavakeiaho, prop, from Bay of Islands; Louis Poore, No 6, from Bay of Islands; Joshua Brown, second-five, from Whangarei; Taylor Millar, wing, from Bay of Islands; Bram Egli, fullback, from Whangarei. The players will attend a Blues development camp from April 19 to 21. Kerikeri Touch Kerikeri Annual Touch Tournament, January 22, at Bay Sports Complex, Kerikeri Heritage Bypass -- 9am to confirm your team's registration, cost $200 open mixed, U-19 $150. For entry forms and for more information call Alex Rameka on 021-112-4021. Entries will be emailed or can be picked up. Hangi and raffles. Prizegiving social in clubrooms. Cash prizes, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. SAILING Tall Ships and Classic Invitation Race Seventy-three ships gathered for Russell Boating Club's 36th Tall Ships & Classic Invitation Race at the weekend. The Tall Ships race took the competitors from Russell to the Ninepin Rock and back again in a light southwesterly. John Bertenshaw from Auckland took line honours with his ship Riada. Vicky Houry from Puketona took the trophy in her ship Spray of Yarmouth, a 100-year-old gaff rigged yawl. In the Classic Invitation race, Vim, skippered by Gary Colebrook of Kerikeri, took line honours, while Peter Richards from Paihia took the trophy in Undine, a 123-year-old gaff rigged cutter. To celebrate, a hangi for 1000 people was served up and music and dancing continued into the night. Jones wins special rugby scholarship Solomon Jones has been awarded the annual Te Puni Kokiri scholarship to attend the IRANZ high performance rugby course from January 30 to February 18 at the Sport and Recreation Insti- tute in Palmerston North. The $7500 scholarship will give Solomon, of Ngati Hine and Ngati Manu descent, the opportunity to pursue his dream of becoming a profes- sional rugby player. He was selected from players throughout New Zealand. Jones has been a member of the Northland Rugby Union high performance develop- ment squad since 2008 and was judged by his fellow squad members as the best trainer of the year in 2009 and last year. The Northland Rugby Union will pay for his flights to attend the course, and his boss, ex-professional player Scott Linklater has given Jones time off from his job at the Whangarei Aquatic Cen- tre to attend the course. Summer fun: Sixty-five Okaihau College year 8 students spent four days at Lonsdale Park near Matauri Bay towards the end of term. Students were divided into three groups and each spent a day camping and tramping through local bush, doing lodge-based activities and swimming at Te Ngaere Bay. It was the first time the college had camped at Lonsdale Park. Staff and students were impressed with the standard of facilities and care from lodge staff. Pupils camp and tramp at Matauri Bay Great day for a boat race Golden day: Golden Delicious takes the line honours for B division in the Round the Islands Race. The 20 starters in the Round the Islands Race enjoyed bright conditions with a 10-knot easterly and flat seas for the 20 starters. The A division got away on a beat out to the Black Rocks which suited M1 down to the ground and she took the lead which she held around the course, taking in Brampton Buoy and Roberton Island before returning back across the bay to the Kerikeri River. The course didn t suit reaching boats like Deep Throttle which crossed the line in second place but thirty minutes behind. Titan from Opua was another eight minutes behind. B division had a shorter course but had a long beat at the start. This suited Golden Delicious which rounded Flat Island with a good lead on Wavelength and Manuia. On the kite run down to Brampton, Manuia passed Wavelength to hold second place. Golden Delicious took line honours by six minutes from Manuia with Wave- length another three minutes further back. Handicap results went to Manuia from Aalitta and Golden Delicious. Sagacious won the tra- ditional yachts section from Mokena and Kotahi. Sponsors provided some great prizes to attract these old boats that make such a wonderful sight out on the water. Round the Islands Race is organised by the Kerikeri Cruising Club and sponsored by Partridge Yachts. Catch of the day: Ten-year-old Brad Batterton's big blue. Brad hauls in a huge one Local boy, 10-year-old Brad Batterton, is eagerly waiting to hear if his 226.8kg blue marlin is a record for a junior angler. Batterton was with his father, John Batterton, who skippers the Bay of Islands charter launch Hookin Bull, when he hauled in the fish off the back of Stephenson s Island. Brad, who attends Opua Primary School, is a keen junior member of the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club and this is his first billfish. What a way to start the marlin season.
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