Waiheke Marketplace : November 24th 2010
30 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 SPORT Waiheke Shades & COVERS LTD Please phone to make an appointment 372 7700 or Tom 021 145 1008 / 027 635 1146 Fax 09 372 6267 13 Tahi Road, Ostend (Behind Te Matuku Oysters) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Sail away with... Shade Sails . Boat Covers . Truck Covers Bin Covers . One off Covers . Sail Repairs PVC Welding . Rope Sales . All Marine Hardware ...Full manufacture & installation ...Check out our competitive rates ...Contact us for a free quote today Squash clubs plan tourneys Squash enthusiasts: Waiheke Squash club visit Devonport Squash Club. Waiheke squash group Squash on Waiheke has joined forces with the Devonport Squash Club to further the popularity of the sport. A group of Waiheke squash enthusiasts, com- prising of promising juniors and parents, made their first visit to Devonport Squash Club recently. The club pro- vided use of its three courts, and rackets and balls were supplied by Squash Auckland. Current A grade squash player Annie Hall provided coaching and says she was suit- ably impressed with the promise of the budding juniors. Regular ongoing visits are planned with coaching clinics and mini fun tournaments in the pipeline, says Ms Hall. Anyone wishing to join the fun or to register an interest in getting squash courts on Waiheke can email chrishall@ ynet.co.nz or phone 372-8982. CADDIE'S CHAT Last Wednesday the ladies all trooped up to the golf club early to play in the Ret- ravision 27-hole Classique. It s always a bit of fun as each nine is played in a different format. Starting with stableford it would prove later to be a deal breaker for new captain Helen Magee as she got off to a slow start, no doubt worrying about any late comers who may not have realised the early start time. Not so for Anita Gibb who scored an unbeatable 24 points to start the day in fine style and then continued to keep the pressure on for the rest of the competition. Helen came back strongly to win both the nett and the par rounds but Anita held off her chal- lenge with a second placing in the nett and a fourth in the par to win the over- all competition. Well done to Anita. Closest to the pin was won by defending champion Juliet Ness on the second, but it was more of a case of: Can you land it on the green? rather than how close. Twos were scored by Anita, Margaret and Helen on greens that are looking wonderful. A reminder to all the girls that the Summer Cup has started, so get those scores in, the best six to count. Last year saw some great scores and it was a real tussle between the two Sunday ladies Ruth and Sandy as to who was going to win, so it s game on for this year. Whanau league and social fun grades of touch rugby This season s touch rugby is in two grades. The first is a whanau league where the aim is to allow children to develop their skills while getting support and guidance from their parents on the field. The second grade is a social fun grade consis- ting of 10 adult teams. There are four weeks left of the whanau league, held every Friday behind the Sports Club. This week s games are Kript0nyt v VideoEzy at 5pm on field one, fol- lowed by Fun Ferns v WRC U9s at 5.30pm and Ankle Biters v Run Like You Stole It on field two at 5.30pm. The semifinals are on Friday, December 3, with the Minor Premiership finals the following week and the Christmas Fun Round on Friday, December 17. This week s adult league matches which follow the youngsters on Friday evenings will see Bayleys v Trouble, Touch Ballin v Karmatoes, The Barn v WHS Riders, Cross Breeds v Waiheke Rec and Cabinet Makers v Try Hards. The first match kicks off at 6pm and the last at 7.30pm. Anyone interested in joining can email Maurice Nelson at email@example.com. On ya bike for Rangihoua challenge Round Rangihoua: The 6km track for the mountain bike challenge. The fourth annual Round the Rangihoua challenge takes place on Saturday, December 4. The competition is a four-hour, teams and solo mountain bike race around the single trail network at the Onetangi Sports Park. The event starts between 11.30am and noon with a finish time of around 4pm. The event was made possible after volunteers put in more than 1000 hours to create the trail network. The off-road trail and competition provides a drawcard for visitors to the island and is a fun day out for fam- ilies, organiser Mark Seavill says. This is now the fourth year of the event, and with competitive and accurate timing, the event draws professional riders through to famil- ies enjoying a good day out. This year there are new sponsors and, as usual, loads of prizes and giveaways, Mr Seavill says. The family open day starts between 9am and 10.30am with bike checks and special give- aways for the children to keep them enthused. Registration for the main event takes place from 10am and costs $40 or register online for $30 at www.wmbc.co.nz. Get running for entry forms By GILL ALCOCK Tickets for the Wharf to Wharf fun run and walk have been selling since the beginning of Sept- ember with those serious about the race and those needing to set them- selves a target already signed up. As with every year there will be different courses to suit all levels of ability. There is the 25km from Orapiu to Matiatia or 13km from Orapiu to Onetangi for those who enjoy the island s beauti- ful scenery and like a challenge. It starts with a steep climb out of Orapiu and includes the dizzy heights of the island s tallest point, Mt Maunganui. Highlights include the native bush and bird life that lines the road, and the glorious vista from Belle Tce. The 12km race from Onetangi to Matiatia begins on The Strand at Onetangi Beach and turns left into Fourth Ave joining entrants from the 25km event. It follows the Onetangi Straight before turning left into Calais Terrace to avoid the traffic at Woolworths and Place- makers. The 7km event starts at Kennedy Point and joins the other course at Hamilton Rd having crossed the high school grounds and Hooks Lane. All runners and walk- ers will make use of the traffic-free Esplanade from Surfdale to Blackpool before making their way up to Church Bay Rd. A track from Nick Johnston Drive will take the entrants to the finish line on the Matiatia foreshore. Awaiting them will be food and drink stalls where family, friends and supporters will meet. Entry can be made online at www.wharf 2wharf.co.nz until mid- night on January 11, a late entry fee of $10 applies from January 8. Award winners: The Waiheke RSA Indoor Bowls Club held their awards presentation at a special dinner recently. Celia Dick, left, won the most worthy, Janet Briggs took home the best player and Brendan Purdy was awarded the most improved player. Bowling em' over RESULTS Whanau League results: Run it 4 Fun Ferns 2; Video Ezy 0 Ankle Biters 4; Touch Ballin 12 Trouble 4; WRC 4 Kriptonyte 6. Social Grade results: The Barn 5 Karmatoes 0; Cabinate Makers 6 Baileys 11; Cross Breeds 3 WHS Riders 7; Try Hards 3 Waiheke Rec 2.
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