Thank you and well done to everyone who took part in a great day at the Club!
With 37 pairs entered, we were going to need all day to complete our doubles tournament today.
At 8.30 this morning we had to make a call. Unfortunately the courts were unplayable then and would not have dried fast enough for us to get through the matches.
The rescheduled date is Saturday 19 March, and pairs will be automatically entered for that date unless we hear otherwise.
Assuming that it dries up in time, normal Club Day will proceed this afternoon. Come down to the Club at 1.00pm for a free lunch courtesy of the pre-ordered wraps and sandwiches beforehand!
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Wayne Hudson (centre) picks up the Men's Reserve Grade Residentials singles trophy for the second year in a row. He is pictured with VP Tony Denton (left) and Tom Carey, both of whom featured for the Mixed Reserve 4's Interclub Team that won for the second year in a row also.
Well, it’s happened again, the bridesmaids, Sara-Jane, Dez and Sharon were rolled over in the final of the club's HB Autumn Triples petanque tournament last weekend (8th & 9th May). It's the sixth time that they have been runners-up in this event. The final looked like it was in the bag but Barry Hunt (HBLTS), Bethne Gardner (HBLTS) and Murray Porter (Bay View) pipped them at the post to take out this year’s title, winning 13-11 late on the Sunday afternoon.
This year's tournament, sponsored again by The Station Bar & Bistro, had a full draw of teams from Wellington, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Hawke’s Bay all of whom thoroughly enjoyed their weekend. Full results below:
1st - Murray Porter, Bethne Gardiner and Barry Hunt (Bayview & HBLTS)
2nd - Dez Grant, Sara-Jane Wright and Sharon Canon (Bayview & HBLTS)
3rd= Robin Johnson, Peter Horgan & Moises Burgos (HBLTS & Horowhenua)
3rd= Christie Strichen, Claire Wilson, Kevin McFaden (Wanganui & Kapiti)
1st - Ann Hogg, Geoff Greer, Denise Bavidge (Horowhenua & Bay View)
2nd - Ngaire Eriksen, Richard Turfrey, Vaughan Husband (Horowhenua, Wanganui & Manawatu)
3rd = Graham Edmondson, Margaret Harkness, Ingrid Edmondson (HBLTS)
3rd = Robert Wilson, Patricia Galbraith & John Galbraith (HBLTS & Titirangi)
1st - Te Wai Haa Rangi, Mataamua Biddle-Amoroa Nicholls, Rawiri Te Hina (Wanganui)
2nd - Lee Taffard , Helen Lowen, Max Farquhar (Bay View & Mary Doyle)
3rd - Sheryl Parslow, Mary Joblin, Anne Peck (Wanganui)
4th - Peter Gooch, Michael Gooch, Colin Gooch (Levin)
5th - Steven Cook, Gill Lamason &n Rex Dick (Napier City & HBLTS)
1st - John Maxwell, Andrea Thompson, Eddie King (HBLTS)
2nd - Alan Frost, Judith Smith, Janet Frost (Manawatu)
3rd - Julie Chambers, Vicky Cox, Pam Nicholson (HBLTS)
4th - Christine Daykin, Shirley Magdwick, Peter Foxall (Wanganui)
5th - Peter Roberts, Stewart Burnett, Albie Perfect (Napier City)
38 pairs took to our courts on Saturday (13th) to compete in our annual doubles tennis tournament. We were lucky to obtain a good balance of abilities across all the grades and it was fantastic to see many of eastern district's best players involved as well as some new faces. It all made for exciting competition and the finals had us all captivated. Congratulation to all our prize winners:
Men's A Grade
Winners- Jacob Verhoeven & Dan Rowe
Runners up - Luke Donovan & Jac Wardrope
Plate Winners - Gary Brennan & Stu Dawson
Special Plate Winners - Zac Atkins & Jono Fall
Consolation Plate Winners - Luke Winter & Charlie Nash
Ladies A Grade
Winners - Jane Wyllie & Olivia Addis
Runners up - Janine Perkinson & Riosin
Men's B Grade
Winners - Tony Ludeman & Armand Nel
Runners up - Stuart Farnsworth & Nigel Walshe
Plate Winners - Paul McAuley & Barry Hiscox
Special Plate Winners - Dale O'Toole & Mark Mahoney
Consolation Plate - Kurt Chambers & Paul McEvoy
Subdivision Winners - William Duncan & James Guilford
Subdivision Runners up - PJ Walia & Raj Muthusamy
Ladies B Grade
Winners - Jane Davison & Emma Reilly
Runner's up - Kristen Nash & Satomi Yamaguchi
Plate Winners - Sue Agnew & Pauline Jenkins
Sunday 7th February - Summer Sizzler melee.
28 people turned out for a day of friendly competition and even Robin was surprised by the numbers that the event attracted. Everyone enjoyed the concept. Next year there will be improvements to the organisation to include a sausage sizzle at the end of the day’s play. Entry fees allowed for cash prizes and this year's winners are : -
Robert Wilson 1st, Barry Hunt 2nd, and 3rd Stewart Burnett from Napier City Petanque.
The full list of placings
1 - Robert Wilson, 2 -Barry Hunt, 3 - Stewart Burnett, Napier City, 4th - Bethne Gardner, 5th – Saeng Lewis, 6th – Marie Karl, 7th - Val Nicholson, 8th -Hermy Hermansen, Napier City, 9th -Pamela, Nicholson, 10th - Diane Taurima, 11th – Chris Williams, 12th - Barb Ward, 13th - John Maxwell, 14th - Kenzie Turnbull, 15th – Paul (the Guv'nor) McAuley, 16th - Julie Williams, 17th - Andre Coetsee, 18th - Morretta, 19th - Ben Williams, 20th - Emily Mardon, 21st Peter Roberts, Napier City, 22nd - Samantha Ryder, 23rd - Danny, 24th -Jamie, 25th - Carole Rowsell, 26th Robyn Bedford, 27th - Rex Dick, 28th - Cameron Ryder.
The tournament in association with The Station Bar & Bistro, Napier, has been held during a very typical Hawke's Bay weekend of very fine weather. Some of the contestants felt as though they were in and oven and being cooked slowly. Thank goodness for the marquees which came from the local law firm Langley Twigg.
This is a great event which was enjoyed by all the teams which came from mainly lower North Island clubs. Eighteen teams gathered for the contest.
Last years winners failed to regain the title and were knocked out during the semi-finals. Pool play from the first day established the top 8 to vi for the championship title for 2020.
Here are the results of the weekends play.
The Bowl section: -
Winners: Lee Taffard (Bay View), Heather Lowen and Max Farquhar (Mary Doyle Lifecare)
Runners-up: Richard Turfrey(Wanganui), Ngaire Erickson (Horowhenua), Vaughan Husband ( Manawatu).
Winners: Andrea Thompson (HBLTS), John Maxwell (HBLTS), Janet (fill in for Jonathon Kerr)
Runners-up: Flo Madgwick (Wanganui), Christine Daykin (Manawatu), Allan Frost (Manawatu)
Winners: Colin Gooch, Peter Gooch, Michael Gooch (Lower Hutt)
Runners-up: John Galbraith, Patricia Galbraith (Turangi), Robert Wilson (HBLTS)
Winners: Geoff Greer (Bay Veiw) Denise Bavidge (Bay View) Anne Hog (Otaki)
Runners-up: Barry Hunt (HBLTS), Bethne Gardner (HBLTS), Murray Porter (Bay View)
Another very successful tournament with the next one falling back into its normal time of the year - Autumn, May 8/9 2021.
..........Petanque Captain, Robin Johnson
The winners Geoff, Denise and Anne with President Mike Willis and Robin.
Open Champion Marcus Moss Sam MacDonald
Mel Goodchild Tania Willis
C Grade Wayne Hudson Jason Strong
D Grade Craig Sampson Nick Robinson
Kay Lorimer Ursula Alexander
E Grade Logan Leith Elliot Cave
Kirsty Basher Cathy White
F Grade Dennis Basire Te Aro Hunt
Jen Osmerchuk Michelle Kelly
D1 and Above Paul Sewell Mike Moss
Mel Goodchild Ursula Alexander
D2 And Below Shaun Basher Mark Thompson
Kirsty Basher Cathy White
Junior Boys Logan Leith Louie Thompson-Gray
Junior Girls Tahlia Kemp Hannah Hudson
Sometimes you need to see the end result to know how badly change was needed and I think that is certainly going to be the case with the upstairs squash viewing gallery. The old wooden balustrade, which I assume was built at the same time as our squash courts, makes way for it's beautiful, modern, chrome and glass replacement. It will offer much better viewing of the courts and also brightens up what was a fairly dark and dingy space. A few finishing touches still to be made. I hear we might even get new carpeting put down (I bet the old one has a few stories to tell).
It is the latest upgrade in a series of ongoing club improvements and it's very much courtesy of Mike Moss and Ramage Sheetmetals team, Ross and Dan Frechtling. Fantatastic work gents. Big thanks also to Phil Brady for all his efforts refreshing the front wall of squash court 2. We can be proud of the condition of our squash courts and the rest of our facilities as we head into the Superchamps, late September.
Petanque Triples Championships 2020
What a great day last Saturday (22nd Aug) weather wise, when the last of petanque championship event was held.
24 members of our petanque fraternity assembled for the triples event. 80% of the membership. A great turnout. Margaret Harkness had a family emergency in the morning and was unable to participate. President Mike Willis took her place which kept the draw intact. There were some very good games played in full competition rules of the game.
At the end of five rounds of play the plate and championship sections had been decided.
This year’s triples winners were Robin Johnson, Eddie King and Rex Dick who defeated Peter Horgan, Sharon Canon and Donna Horgan. The plate section winners Julie Chambers. Robert Wilson and Vicky Cox.
This year’s honours board will read: -
Singles - Jonathon Kerr
Doubles – Eddie King and Robin Johnson
Triples – Robin Johnson, Eddie King and Rex Dick.
Petanque Captain, Robin Johnson
LEVEL 2 protocols back in place as from midday Wednesday 12th August....to Friday 14th August midnight.
• Book courts using Pay2Play
• Use the contact tracing scan app, code on table in lounge or at front gate, all members each use your door code to register entry into building.
• Use the sanitiser provided in foyer/lounge when you enter.
• Read and abide by the “Player Guidelines” displayed around the club ie no wiping hands on the court walls(squash), nets (tennis)
• Social distancing off the court
• IF YOU ARE SICK OR FEELING UNWELL - STAY HOME!
Will continue to keep you updated as information is released from Squash NZ/TennisNZ and Squash Eastern/Tennis Eastern.
On the 12th July we held the Bastile Day Melee on our terrains. A total of 24 entrants participated in the afternoons event, good numbers for a mid-winter event. The totals were boosted by a group of residents from the Mary Doyle complex who were at various skill levels of game. By all accounts, everyone enjoyed the afternoon of competition.
The prises were given to:
1st Lee Taffard – Bay View
2nd Margaret Harkness – HBLTS
3rd Graham Edmondson – HBLTS
Last place Ingrid Edmondson – HBLTS, a pot of honey
Player of the Day – Mary Doyle, Max Farquhar
Here is the full list of people and where they finished at the end of play.
1. Lee, Taffard Bay View 52:5
2. Margaret, Harkness HBLTS 48:23
3. Graham, Edmondson HBLTS 47:22
4. Robert Wilson HBLTS 46:21
5. Kenzie, Turnbull HBLTS 42:19
6. Max, Farquhar Mary Doyle 43:24
7. Sharon, Canon Bay View 42:24
8. Val, Nicholson Napier City 33:24
9. Andrea, Thompson HBLTS 35:28
10. Bethne, Gardner Bay View 34:24
11. Margaret, Farquhar Mary Doyle 30:27
12. Lizzie, Elder Mary Doyle 32:32
13. Pamela, Nicholson HBLTS 31:34
14. Liz, Kilmister Mary Doyle 28:31
15. Margaret, Taylor Mary Doyle 29:33
16. Bryan, Kilmister Mary Doyle 27:36
17. Jim, Taylor Mary Doyle 30:43
18. Marie, Young Mary Doyle 28:39
19. Heather, Lowen Mary Doyle 24:42
20. Andy, Duncan Mary Doyle 21:44
21. John Maxwell HBLTS 20:43
22. Karen, Urquart Mary Doyle 15:41
23. Sue, Wilson HBLTS 14:52
24. Ingrid, Edmondson HBLTS 11:51
..........................Robin Johnson, Petanque Club Captain.
A huge turnout for this one, building on the success of last year's event. It was great to see so many players from other clubs, across the bay, in the mix as well as a number of our own members, especially the ladies, taking part for the first time. As a result, we had a balanced competition across all the grades and a fantastic contest in general but I believe its the spirit of this tournament that makes it great and the photos do all the talking here Congratulations to all the winners on the day:
Mens A Grade
Championship Winners; Paul Sewell & Wayne Hudson
Runners Up; Jack Wardrope & Heath Hooper
Special Plate Winners: Ron Garick & Andrew Reynolds
Plate Winners; Ra McFarland & Nadal Eltayeb
Consolation Plate Winners; Stu Dawson & Greg Margerison
Womens A Grade
Championship Winners; Olivia Addiss & Alex Cave
Runners Up; Victioria Kerrison & Bronwyn Garcia
Plate Winners; Beata Troup & Sue Williams
Mens B Grade
Championship Winners; Bruce Taylor & Gary Brennan
Runners Up; Gavin Cooper & Brent Simonsen
Special Plate Winners; Tom Carey & Tony Luderman
Plate Winners; Bary Hiscox & Kevin Tohill
Consolation Plate Winners; Phil Bradey & Paul McAuley
Womens B Grade
Championship Winners; Jane Davison & Kristen Nash
Runners Up; Mandy White & Ali Allen
Special Plate Winners; Dianne Gregg & Sue Agnew
Plate Winners; Julie Shaw & Kayoko Mikawa
Consolation Plate Winners; Holly Lomas & Sam Stevens
It really was the biggest and most successful HB Lawn Junior Open I have run to date. With entries coming in from Wellington and Auckland we had record numbers of virtually 100 players and completed 210 matches. The success of the event was contributed to by the support of the key sponsors Regal Furniture, NOW & Napier City Pak n Save.
For the first time a Green Dot draw was incorporated. This draw allowed the new younger players to get some exposure to competition for the first time.
Freddy Hoggard, one of our HB Lawn junior members, won the 14's and picked up the $100 first place prize. Oscar Zhao one of our 8 year old club juniors came second in his under 10's division to also pick up a little cash.
I wish to also thank the club and the Saturday Club Day players for making all the courts available for this event. It is a genuine two day tournament which seems to get more popular every year. Therefore, I do appreciate your support.
............ Head Coach and Tournament Organiser, Simon Winter
Te Wero Trophy challenge was held last Saturday 9th November 2019. The weather was measuring 28 degrees in the shade and we had none on the piste, so the temperature into the mid 30's.
The Napier City Petanque arrived looking resplendent in their club uniform of red and dark grey tops.
The Hawke’s Bay Lawn Tennis team were Margaret Harkness, Pam Nicholson, Rex Dick, John Maxwell, Julie Chambers, Robert Wilson, Ingrid Edmonson, Graham Bowker, Andrea Thompson, Jonathon Kerr and Robin Johnson. Our top performer, winning all her games, was Andrea and the bulk of the team won three games each.
We played two rounds of triples and doubles in the hot sun. A lot of the games were close and in only 2 games were the opposition' dickied'.
The trophy came out of the cabinet, got dusted off, realised that it had not been engraved for last year’s event and then put back after winning 12 games to Napier’s 8 games.
We gave everyone a barbequed sausage or two with onions and sauce and they all went home with some food and drink in their belly after a great afternoon of competition and camaraderie.
.........Petanque Captain, Robin Johnson
It has been a very big year for squash here at the 'Lawn and that was reflected in the number of honours that the club collected at this year's Squash Eastern Annual Awards Ceremony, including the award for Club of the Year which is something we can all be proud of. Our winners were:
Club of The Year: HBLTS
Team of The Year: HBLTS E Grade Mens Superchamps winners (along with HBSRC Ladies E Grade Superchamps Team)
Volunteer of The Year: Mike Moss & Dymphi Van Der Linden
Club Coach of the Year: Colin Hayvice
Most Improved Master Male: Shaun Thompson-Gray
Most Improved Junior Boy: Josh Cornforth
Masters Sportsman of the year: Shaun Thompson-Gray
Players Series: 2nd Josh Cornforth 3rd Jack Cornforth 6th Shaun Thompson-Gray 9th Louie Thompson Gray
Interclub Winners: Division 3 - LT3 Division 6 - LT7
The 2019 E Grade teams event champions are HBLTS' Allen Hokai, Jack Cornforth, Chade Bolingford, Sabian Bolingford, Rob Leith, Mark Thompson, Ben Reriti and coach John Cornforth. Our lads travelled to Tawa, North Wellington to compete with 9 other teams from across the country. The large number of entries saw the teams split into 2 pools with the winner of each pool going on the final. As no. 2 seed the boys would head up pool B facing Lugton Park, Ohakune, Mana and Takaka. With the group stage playing out according to plan Wednesday - Friday, the lads would go into battle on the Saturday afternoon against top seeds Tokoroa. It was very close with the first two matches going each way and it was going to go down to which team could hold their nerve in front of a raucous crowd on the balcony. The boys had to work hard and dig deep but with very narrow 3-2 wins in both matches, 3 and 4, it was time to get the party started.
Mother Nature decided one day was enough to Love Tennis here in 'the Bay' and who is to argue with her. We managed to pack a lot of action into Saturday's line up and you can see that everyone in attendance made the most of it.