Sport in our Club
The backbone of our success
We are proud to have ten adjuncts and four activity groups as apart of our Club family, who welcome all who wish to come and give it ago!
Whangamata Club Inc - Super Sports Tournament 11th & 12th September 2021
President: Gavin Johnson
Results Tuesday 1st December: Winner Graham Collett and Haylee Wills both with 4 wins. Highest Break Don with 40. Raffles Joyce & DJ.
Elaine Shadbolt was made a Life Member of the Snooker Adjunct at the last AGM in March and was presented with a framed photograph last Tuesday. This is now hanging on the wall by the snooker honors board. Elaine started playing snooks here in 1976 when women were allowed to join the club. After a spell away from 1980 – 1990 Elaine and Athol joined again in 1990 and have participated ever since. After Athol passed Elaine became secretary/treasurer in 2009 remaining to until she had sight problems in 2020. Elaine did it all and was the go to person for the adjunct with organizing raffles ect.
She fronted and was a big reason for bringing the annual master’s tournament to Whangamata. Doing everything from organizing sponsorship, arranging accommodation, prizes, and licensing with N.Z master personal.
As well Elaine was to re-front in organizing two successful NZ Clubs over 60’s tournaments.
Well done Elaine, great to see you have been honored in this way. Great to see you in person at the club.
All the best.
President: Ray Fitness
Thirteen players contested handicap singles. Judy Fenton won all her six games to take first place. Karen Donaldson won the playoff for second against Terry, Ray, Steve and Nigel. Brian’s 120 highest start and Terry’s 145 highest finish were highlights. Dave was closest to the 6 dart jackpot while Liz took out the member’s draw.
President: Alex Steel
Winners: Alex Steel, Ann Costar and Lynda Callaghan
Runners Up: Ellen McSkimming, Ellen Martin and Bruce Rollo
Easter Prize: Tim Jones, Don Gardner, Dexter Harpur
Triers: Basil Johnstone, Jenny Harpur and Patrick Cairns
18th April was the Thames Valley fours with two teams entered and both qualifying. Peg Jones, Tim Jones, Ann Purcell and Trish Schultz; Alex Steel, Basil Johnstone, Marilyn Steel and Patrick Cairns.
In post section play the two Club teams were drawn to play against each other. Peg’s team coming out the winner. Peg, Tim, Ann and Trish went on to win the event which also saw Ann receiving her first Thames Valley Gold Star. A gold star is awarded a player who wins five Thames Valley championship events.
We have had several players selected for Thames Valley representative teams in the first part of the season with Ann Costar, Joy O’Sullivan, Trish Schultz and Peg Jones all only losing one game on some days. Most events have either eight or nine games each so all these ladies have done extremely well.
23rd April Drawn Fours Champs
We had eight teams in the competition with qualifiers needing either 2 wins and a draw or 3 wins to qualify. Only one team qualified therefore our champions for this year are:
Ellen McSkimming, Basil Johnstone, Joy O’Sullivan and Barbara Mathieson
There was no runner up as six teams had two wins each.
Raffle winner: Ngaire Wallace
Winners: Alex Steel, Brian Wyatt
Runners Up: Stephen Hodgson, Cynthia Colville
Triers: Norm Sayer, Ellen Martin, Max Hill
Raffle: Ann Costar
1st May New World Whangamata Club Open Fours tournament
Six teams from the Club and 8 outside teams entered this tournament with two teams from Manawaru Indoor Bowling Club taking out first and 2nd prizes. Third place went to the local team of Norm Sayer, Steve Hodgson, Cynthia Colville.
With the winners of the Whangamata Real Estate local prize going to Alex Steel, Basil Johnstone, Marilyn Steel and Peter Gorrie.
Winners: Don Gardner, Marilyn Steel, Dexter Harpur
Runners Up: Alex Steel, Ellen Martin, Pam Gray
Triers: Ellen McSkimming, Jim Bell, Lynda Callaghan
Raffle: Ngaire Wallace
Whangamata Club hosted the Waihi Association Fours. Five Club teams and two outside teams contested this event. Winners were Don Moir, Keith, Keith Prior, Peter Youngman from Waimata Indoor bowls.
Runners up were Peg Jones, Ann Purcell, Trish Schultz, Pam Gray from Whangamata Club.
Thames Valley Association held the singles event with five Club members entering. Three members, Trish Schultz, Peg Jones and Alex Steel qualified for post section play.
Peg lost in the 1st round, Trish lost in the Quarter finals and Alex was beaten in the semi finals.
Winners: Peg Jones, Lynda Callaghan
Runners Up: Alex Steel, Pam Gray
Triers: Peter Gorrie, Jim Foley, Denese Braithwaite
Raffle: Patrick Cairns
The Club championship singles were held with 10 entries. Four players qualified with John Hares playing Basil Johnstone and Alex Steel Playing Peg Jones. Both John and Alex won their games and played off in the final. Alex defeated John on the last end 11 – 9.
Winners: Ellen McSkimming, Denese Braithwaite
Runners Up: Alex Steel, Trish Schultz, Brian Wyatt
Triers: Basil Johnstone, Max Hill
Raffle: John Hares
President: Tina Palmer
On Friday, 18th June, we had 52 players at Mah Jong.
The Winners for the day were Rae Giles and Jill Witehira with 42 points. Second were Gael Butler and Rosemarie Rutherfore with 31 points and third with 30 points were Tina Palmer and Ila Pellowe.
Mah Jong Open Tournament to be held Sunday July 25th 2021.
Information has been sent out to other Mah Jong clubs. Contact Lorna Judd at
firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Mah Jong Club Championship will be held on Friday October 1st 2021.
Open to Whangamata Club Mah Jong members only.
With $1040 in prize money to win this is an event you don't want to miss! Come on down and play some 8 ball, darts and indoor bowls and have 2 days filled with fun!
Full list of rules and prize information below.
President: Stu Cashen
We had a great turnout for our first post covid Tournament on Sunday 28th June with 34 players. Another 5 joined us for our AGM with drinks and delicious platters provided by the club. There were some great (and not so great!) scores. The ones we can talk about are: Ladies: 1) Rosemarie Rutherford - 33, 2) Helen Cashen (by lot) 32
NTP Chris Davenport. Gentlemen: 1) Ken Coulam 41, 2) Alex Steel 40 3) Steve Goddard 39, 4) Mike Gallot (by lot) 37, NTP Rod McLeod.
We also had a hidden teams prize - for the combined top score (which was 147) but the team members have requested confidentiality.
President: Kevin Sweeney
Heaviest Snapper Completions results.
1st Colin Bennett 6.77kg
2nd Kevin Sweeney 5.41kg
3rd Colin Bennett 4.14kg
A $50 Kaveman Tackle gift voucher will be drawn at snapper prizegiving which is on Saturday 19th June from 4.30pm - 5pm
Enter either at bar or see Kevin Sweeney
No payment, fish will not be weighed.
Weighing of fish, ring Sweeney 027 479 8477 or
Graeme 027 313 2412.
Ps. We will be having further monthly competitions so watch for notifications in club newsletters ect.
Texas Hold'Em Poker
Contact: Phil Harriss or see Jilly
Phil Harriss phone 021 955 861
Play every Wednesday - Rego: 5.30pm Start: 6pm Cost $20
Clubs NZ North Island Poker Champs
Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club.
Queens Birthday Weekend
1st Place - Congratulations Debbie McFall on winning the North Island Poker Champs.
2nd Place - Mathew Aro
6th Place - Eli Byles
13th Place - Steve Latta
Consolidation Game - 2nd Place - Cj Loughlin
Enjoyable weekend for all.
Clubs NZ North Island Poker Champs 2022 - Lower Hutt
Contact: Gail Gilbertson
For Thursday 17 June:
Ladies rule this week!! Angie Dewhurst was top scorer with Wayne Broome next, then Helen Hughes and Brian Ford on equal third points. Numbers were a little lower this week - must be everybody escaping our very wet weather. So come indoors to the Whangamata Club, Thursdays at 12.50 for some exercise around the table tennis tables.
We are at the Whangamata Club every Thursday.
You need to be there by 12.50 to get on the draw.