Scoreboard, Club News
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Hampstead Bowling Club
Saturday February 27 – Ladies 4’s RoseBowl. Hampstead Bowling Club 9am Start. $7 per person. Morning tea supplied/Raffles to be won. Club colours or whites to be worn. L Osbourne, R Bennett, J Collis, K Vallance, L Fensom, D Subellet, H Goodam, M Eder, A Reid, S Scott.
Ashburton Golf Club
Saturday 27 February: The first Qualifying round for the Club Championships will be played off the Blue Tees.
Starting Times: Morning 8.00am and afternoon report at 12.00am for a 12.30pm start. Nine hole golfers from 1.30pm.
Friday February 26 – Hampstead Slow Pitch. All Games start 6.30pm. (Semi-finals to play 5 inning or more) umpires supplied if available
Semi-Final No.1: Devon Tavern D.1: Marines & Angels (1) v Hawkies Hawks (4). Semi Final No.2: Laser Electrical D.2: Shits & Giggles (2) v Laser Attack (3). 5th & 6th: First National Real Estate D.3: Hakatere Hitters (5) v The Reigning Champs (6)
Saturday February 27 – Mid Canterbury Softball (Note Playing Times & Umpiring Have Changes). Duty Club Fairfield
Under 13s: 9.30am D.2 Regent Cinema Hampstead Braves v Panthers (Umpires Heat), 9.30am D.3 Fairfield v Demons (Umpires Ratbags).
Under 16s 11.00am D.3 Fairfield v Demons Cardinals, (Umpires Demons), Hampstead All Stars BYE
Senior Mixed: 1.00pm D.2 Devon Tavern Hampstead Heat v Panthers, (Umpires Ragamuffins). 1.00pm D.3 Fairfield Ratbags v Demons Rebels, (Umpires Phoenix). 3.00pm D.3 Fairfield Ragamuffins v Devon Tavern Hampstead Phoenix (Umpires Panthers)..
Ashburton Bridge Club
Monday Evening – February 15th B & C Ladder: N/S 1st Anne Gilbert & Ruth Logan, 2nd Mary Francis & Fiona Williamson, 3rd Pauline Scott & Mary Bruce. E/W 1st George Brown & David Fisher, 2nd Pat Wise & Joyce Johnson, 3rd John F Rickard & Derek Prebble
Tuesday Evening –February 16th A Ladder: N/S 1ST Leigh Wackrow & Mike Holdaway, 2nd Trish & Peter Downward, 3rd Ian Doel & Pat Jordan. E/W 1st Jeanette Lovett & Val Palmer, 2nd David Wilkinson & Derek Newton, 3rd Maree Moore & Jason Vannini
Wednesday Afternoon-February 17th, Valetta Trophy: N/S 1st Rosemary McLaughlin & Judith Edmond, 2nd Bev Turton & Peter Downward, 3rd Beth McIlraith & Maree Moore. E/W 1st Rewa Kyle & Trish Downward, 2nd Sue Rosevear & Kay Robb, 3rd Ian Doel & Val Palmer
Thursday Evening – February 18, Mary Mulligan Trophy: N/S 1st Trish Downward & David Sewell, 2nd Edna Segers & Jan de Jong, 3rd Peter Wilson & Rosemary McLaughlin. E/W 1st Peter Downward & Carolyn King, 2nd Perry Jowers & Maurice Small, 3rd Kay Robb & Ian Doel.
Celtic Squash Club
Results from the Celtic Squash Club’s summer league competition last week:
Team 9 lost to Team 2 9-10: Lee Barker beat Jimmy Hunn 3-0, Blair Horrell lost to Wouter Myburch 0-3, James Bowker beat Rob Giles 2-1, Caroline Thompson lost to Amy Muckle 1-3, Heather Bowker beat Sarah Forbes 3-0, Jacinda Ryan lost to Chrissie Stratford 0-3.
Team 4 lost to Team 7 10-11: Julie Copland beat James McCloy 3-0, Neil Keenan lost to Mike Keen 1-3, Kade Cummings beat Rebecca Abernethy 2-1, Matt Cassineri beat Trudy Dalton 3-1, Jane Kingan lost to Craig Henshilwood 1-3.
Team 3 beat Team 8 12-7: John McDonnell beat Paul Cousins 3-0, Simon Kennedy lost to Mick Hooper 1-2, Jordy Hooper lost to Hamish Trott 0-3, Neil Thompson beat SIan Hurley 3-0, Tate Dryland drew with Andre De Beer 2-2.
Team 8 beat Team 9 12-6: Paul Cousins lost to Lee Barker 0-3, Simon Kennedy beat Blair Horrell 3-0, Hamish Trott beat James Bowker 3-0, Ian Dolden beat Gary Stratford 3-0, Sian Hurley lost to Heather Bowker 0-3, Andre De Beer beat Jacinda Ryan 3-0.
- CLUB NEWS
Ashburton Bowling Club
A busy time has been had recently, and to start, in the Pagey Cup at Hinds on the 12th, Min Hill, as part of a composite team was 2nd with 3 wins, 16 ends, 30 points.
A correction to an entry in last week’s report – in the Men’s Gala Cup Final, Ashburton’s team of M Hill, B Donaldson, M Anderson, J Kewish defeated Methven 16–13 (16-12 had been reported). Well done again, gentlemen!
The Greenkeepers Triples at MSA on the 14th, Ashburton’s J Kewish, as part of a composite team came 2nd, and in 4th place was the Ashburton team of A McKenzie, D Kinvig P Collins. The Champion of Champions Fours held at Allenton on the 21st, in the Senior Women’s section Ashburton defeated Methven 17 – 9 in the semi finals; in the Final we were defeated by Allenton by the narrow margin of 18–16. Well done, ladies, a tremendous effort!
Saturday’s Club Rollover Triples results are: 1st with 2 wins, 1 draw A Gibson, D Taylor, M Patterson. Second with 1 win, 1 draw were R Keeling, B Wilson, M Knudson. The Glassey InHouse Mixed Pairs scheduled for the 17th February was postponed because of Covid regulations. And our Ashburton Ladies Handicapped Pairs has now been re-scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 at 9.30am.
The Sandy Keith Trophy Men’s Fours held at Hampstead on Sunday 21st was won by Ashburton’s G Eder, J Smart, G Taylor, W Lee. Congratulations gentlemen!
The Champion of Champions Triples, scheduled for February 28, has been postponed. A date is yet to be confirmed.
Reminders: Monday March 1, Ashburton Ladies Triples starting at 10.00am; Thursday 4th, the Harry Lee Drawn Teams at Ashburton at 12.30 pm; 5th March, Friday Triples at Ashburton at 12.30 pm.
Good Bowling everyone, take care and stay safe!
Ashburton Dahlia Circle
The Dahlia circle meeting and table show was held last week on the 16th February.
President Brian Glassey opened the meeting with 5 apologies and 14 members in attendance plus two visitors. The group discussed the coming Combined show held with the Christurch group in the Tinwald Hall Sunday March 7. Do put this as a must see in you diary, it will be open to the public from 1pm to 4pm. Also a request by our new members to have a demonstration of blooms suitable for this day and how to present them. So two dates have been set on Friday 26th and Sunday 28th February 4pm at Joyce’s house 16 Baker St. Non-members who would like to attend this workshop are more that welcome to come along to this informal time.
Now for the show of the evening, it was so well supported. Thank you to all, particularly to our new members with six displaying their blooms.
A photographer from the ‘National Geographic’ came with Jeannette Cuthbertson to record setting up the hall and tabling entries, from the bare room to a mass display. The magazine is featuring an article on Dahlias.
The photographer attended the North Island National Show and visited some dahlia gardens while up there. Now is working her way down to the South Island Show being held in Invercargill.
While in Ashburton she visited several members’ gardens to take photos, as is the case we have no idea what photos may be used.
At the National show last week John and Jeannette Cuthbertson took out the top prize Champion of Champions with a 3 bloom vase of Embrace. Congratulations, no mean feat to think they travelled up to Hamilton carrying them in a polystyrene box on the plane.
Results of our table show as follows, in the Novice Section – 1 bloom Leonie Rollinson; Jowey Winnie. Intermediate Section – Best Bloom John Hoogweg; Elma Elizabeth. Best Vast of 3 Brian Glassey; Pam Howden. Open Section – Best Bloom Graham Gunn; Tioga Dawn. Best Vase Joyce Read; Pam Howden. Champion of Champions Graham Gunn; Tioga Dawn. The evening closed with supper served by Brian Early. Thank you to all for a great night.
Remember the dates above, new members are always welcome. Contact Joyce 02102458001 for information.
Organ And Keyboard Club
It didn’t seem we’d left off at all. Here we all were again music abounds for yet another year. Nice to see everyone back, with the exception of a dear member Neil White. Neil has been a forever member and was a constant joy to listen to his renditions on both the organ and keyboard. We remembered him with a minutes silence, and our thoughts go out to Karen.
Bev Stevens our President mentioned two big O birthdays coming up, and thanked Bev French for her welcoming play in.
Jill Stephen, a relatively new members had the first get-to-gether of the years programme to organise. Not an easy task to get those who would still be here and not away, and fitting in practices for their various items. But she produced a marvellous evening’s enterainment and thank you all to those who got their items together. Lanae and Bruce Hill started the evening with their usual flair and we were thrilled with their choices, played on guitar, harmonica, banjo, and vocal, and harmony of course. Thanks for popping in. I loved “you light up my life” and of course laneas original song for her Mother.
Bernard’s dance band from Barmoral days brought back fond memories. Few fill ins from original but still playing. Robin’s ukulele group put together a handful of country songs. We had a few missing but we did ok. Thanks Robin for doing a great job. As per usual, the practices were a laugh a minute.
Alan Andrews has a new toy in his Medeli digital piano. A keyboard but with the full 88 keys. Two of the tunes he played: Pokarekare, and Closer walk with Thee, gave us an idea of the sound. Good luck and happy times with that Alan.
Janet and Iris represented the keyboard group. We are low on numbers and 3 were away, so we sorted some duets and single playing between us. One of my favourites together was Danny Kaye’s “Five pennies” One of Janets, “me and Bobby Magee. Gee there’s some nice songs around. Lanae and Bruce returned to send us off for the evening with a selection of popular tunes. “Take these chains” “Your Cheatin’ Heart, and more.
Thank you guys.Thank you to those who served the cuppa, and well done Jill.
In spite of our above club title, we have many club members who play multiple instruments enabling us to vary our evenings, so you out there don’t think “I don’t play the organ or keyboard”. Come along and listen in, we need to boost our player list, as well as audience participation.
Ashburton Golf Club
I thought I would have a Saturday off last week, so am not really sure how the “Hidden holes” stableford was played, but as in most games, the cream will always rise to the top and I see that Kevin Smith took out the Radius Care player of the day closely followed by Gordy Crawford.
Well done to all prize winners.
This Saturday we have our first qualifier for the Club Champs. A stroke round off the Blue tees, the course will be in great condition, the forecast looks good, so get out there and put down a good marker for your Club champs score.
We will be having 5 qualifying rounds across the season, with your best 2 getting you into the knockout rounds in September. If you have any ambition of reaching the knockouts, then this weekend is the one to play, because I am sure it won’t play as well through the winter.
Talking about the course, we will have a visit from the top NZ golf bigwigs in early March, to have a walk through the course and club ahead of the Interprovincials later in the year. After the visit, I will call a meeting of the volunteer group to go through any issues brought up.
Pennants is almost upon us and the Brandon club has its most teams playing for many a season.
We have 2 teams in the top grade Holmes section, 1 in the Redpath, 2 in the Patterson, 1 in the Alex and 2 playing old mans hit and giggle on Mondays. Obviously all the attention will be on the 2 Patterson teams, and the elite Ashburton #1 team held their trial on Sunday.
It is plain to see that the rigorous pre season training schedule has been followed to a T. Everyone looked like real golfers from the first tee shot, to the last downed Guiness in Kelly’s. Think this is our year! See you round the course.
Till next time Good golfing.
Ashburton Horticultural Society
President Joy welcomed 11 members & 1 visitor to our February meeting. Our guest speaker was Daphne Rissman, Daphne is a National Rose Judge, she gave a great presentation on how to transport roses to protect them and tips on how to stage your roses so they look their best for the standard required for showing.
There are three main groups for showing – Decorative, Exhibition and Fully open. Daphne has over 700 roses in her country garden and her definition of w.w.w. is water, weeds, work. Several questions were asked on spraying and pruning.
Another great table show with 89 entries from 7 exhibitors, there was a very impressive display of dahlias of all colours, sizes and varieties.
Table show results. Graham Gunn – 10 firsts, 6 seconds, 3 thirds, Brian Glassey – 8, 2, 3, Joy Jaine – 4, 5, 1, John Hoogweg – 3, 5, 4, Pat Tarbotton – 3, 1, 1, Cyril Keen – 2, 4, 1, Trevor Gamblin – 0, 0, 2, Premier Award: John Hoogweg – 1 medium cactus dahlia Kenora MacAp, Raffle was won by John Hoogweg. Next meeting is on Friday 19th March at 1.30pm at Domain Pavilion, Walnut Ave with Guest Speaker Wendy Millichamp from Lilyfields, Mount Somers
Ashburton Inner Wheel
Formed in England by Mrs Margaret Golding on January 10th 1924 marks the first Inner Wheel meeting.
Ashburton Inner Wheel branch celebrates this day annually with Sunday 10th January 2021 no exception with almost 50 members, family and friends having a delicious meal in a local restaurant. Lots of merriment and chatter made this an enjoyable event.
Our February meeting was held in the Gallery room at Hotel Ashburton when new office bearers were appointed for the ensuing year, with the changeover taking place later in the year.
Our President told us of the three Cs of life being: Choices, Chances, and Changes. You must make the Choice to take a Chance if you want anything in life to Change.
The walking group has started again for 2021 meeting at Argyle Park followed by time for coffee. The Stitch up craft group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10am-12md in various homes and the Ukulele group commences on March 3rd.
Ashburton Toastmasters Club
Another convivial Ashburton Toastmasters Club meeting was held on February 10, with Rebecca as Toastmistress of the evening.
Alison introduced the word of the evening, ‘mercurial, a challenging word however many of our members managed to incorporate it into their speeches.
The first speech of the evening was Mariana with an interesting plan on getting young people into church. Mariana has now completed Level 2 of Pathways, the formal education programme of Toastmasters International.
Our second speaker was Adi with an excellent demonstration of cultural communication clashes, many of us could relate very well to the examples he presented.
The third speaker was Deirdre, with a very funny account of her (brief) life as a film star with humorous insights of what goes on behind the scenes of creating television ads and Shortland Street.
Table Topics was a smorgasboard of questions:
Who Inspires You (Mum), What is classy now but used to be Trashy (Tattoos), Mayo on Fries? (a resounding NO from newcomer Jake), What to do during the last week on Earth (Skydiving in Spain), Advice to younger Self (Save), What you could do as a child but no longer (Backflips) and the Worst Smell experienced.
After a short tea break we had a good hour of evaluations, which are a key aspect of our meetings. It helps us all to improve our speeches as well as evaluation skills.
We have 4 members competing in the District’s International Speech and Evaluation competition on the 24th of February.
Toastmasters International have stipulated these competitions to be run via Zoom so there will not be a Club meeting that night, and members are able to zoom in and support our competitors Phil Wheeler, Matt Marshall, Mark Lester and Coby Snowden).
The next meeting at the Doris Linton Lounge at RSA will be on the 10th of March 7.30pm, meetings are held fortnightly and everyone is welcome. For more information find us on Facebook.
Lions Club Of Ashburton
February meeting – the first for 2021 was held at Hotel Ashburton on Wednesday 3 February. President Roger Paterson presided over a good attendance and welcomed members and guest speakers Mac McElwain and his wife Pat. Club business included Lions Club visits to Methven Lions on 24 February and Rakaia Lions on 10 March.
Robert Keeley and Phil Lynch outlined the South Island Motorhome Show planning. Steve Thomas has agreed to co-ordinate the Methven Show gate. Jeff King updated the good response for the Big Smoke Rural Folk Challenge and Rod Green covered the Child Cancer Foundation Day. Sue Letham is co-ordinating the ‘Bulbs for Hope’ cause.
On the social side of activities, Sunday 28 February sees Colin Morgan running a social Car Trial starting at 1.30pm from the old camping ground in the Domain.
Mike Hanham reported on a great 4 wheel drive trip to the Conway Kaikoura area of North Canterbury. Rex Whiting requested guidance when organising a trip to either Erewhon or Mesopotamia.
President Roger thanked those concerned in organising the Old Lusk Engineering building for storing the food van and Club equipment. He also requested our Club’s backing for the upcoming Lions Convention in Waimate to show our support for Garth Bateup.
Lion George Brown encouraged members to promote to people of all ages to consider the value of applying for the Berwick Outdoor Experience. Due to Covid 19 there was no Berwick course last year hence the need to promote this year’s.
Following our thought for the day which was based on an old Arabic proverb delivered by Stu Dunlop, we partook of our meal. Our guest speaker Mac McElwain ‘the Guitar Man from Methven’, gave a most in-depth and fascinating insight to his guitar making venture known as Blackford Guitars.
Previously farming Blackford Station, Mac covered, in intriguing detail, the journey of slabs of wood forming the foundation for the end products – guitars. Rimu and Totara were two favourites of many New Zealand timbers.
Mac outlined in detail the sequence of the ‘Journey’ from wood to guitar, for example, sourcing the timber often in blocks, to the body of the guitar back, front, base, sides, head, handle, neck and so on.
Mac explained whilst not knowing every connection, it is the most emotive and magic feeling to finally play the finished instrument.
Much to his delight (and the audience) Manny Sim played ‘Rainy Night’ and ‘My Elusive Dream’ on different guitars and was rapt with the different sounds.
John Brown thanked the speaker and summed it up admirably by saying it was a most unusual and intriguing topic and he was ‘hooked’ right from the start.
Tail Twisters Colin Morgan and Chrissy Milne weaved their usual magic, raffles were drawn and that completed a most interesting evening.
President Roger concluded by stating next month’s Club meeting is a Partners night on Wednesday March 3 with a guest speaker of much promise to address the meeting.
Mid Canterbury Central Friendship Club
President Carl welcomed 45 members to the first meeting of the year.( seated 1 metre apart due to level 2 covid rules). There were 17 apologies and 1 visitor, Ian Wright. Roger Lake spoke about a proposed trip to Geraldine next month.
Our mini speaker this morning was Austin Lysaght who was born and educated in Ashburton. He was from a family of 3 girls and 2 boys, who’s father was a fat lamb drafter, so consequently his early working life was involved in sheep droving and helping dad draft sheep. Most stock was transported by rail, and the roads didn’t have much traffic. He and his wife had 5 children and raised them in a small house on 12 acres where they ran chickens and calves. House cows in those days were in demand for the milk to feed lambs. He continued farming until his retirement a few years ago, but commented on the changes today with the building and transport industry.
Our main speaker was James McKenzie, who left New Zealand in the mid 80s and went to college and university in the UK. He studied nuclear fusion and electro magnetic’s (which could be the future power generation) before moving to Jaguar automotive and travelled extensively in Europe.
Back in New Zealand in 2006 he became the manager of the Mt Hutt ski field and spoke about the instillation of the new 8 seater chairlift which should be operating this coming season This chairlift will be able to operate in stronger winds and only take 2 minutes (instead of 11 minutes for the previous one) to get to the top. He is also involved in the construction of the new hot pools in Methven which will draw water from the RDR canal. This will be filtered and heated through solar panels. There will be an adults pool, which will have a bar, and also a separate family pool. The water will be stored in insulated holding tanks over night to conserve the heat. The system also has back-up heat pumps if required.
He also spoke about the financing of the project and associated hold-ups.
James was presented with a fruit tray and thanked by Ken Borland.
The meeting closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
MSA Golf Section
Last Sunday members of the golf section travelled over to Glentunnel to play on the beautiful Hororata course. The weather was hot and so was some of the golf with a few good scores being recorded. Leading the way was Kay Fox with a great score of 43 stableford points followed by Roger Irvine and Di Bell on 38 points with Bruce Sampson and Jacqui Beardsley also playing under their handicaps on 37 points. Closest to the pin prizes were awarded to Judy Webb and Steve Stratford.
The day was capped off nicely with a few well-deserved cold ones in their club house.
Congratulations to Judy, Trish and Marilyn for doing so well in the Harvey Norman golf tournament.
Next game is on the 14th March at Greendale.