Kapiti Observer : May 26th 2011
52 THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011 SPORT 2980964AV Introducing our new Manager CAMERON SUTTON 101 Kapiti Road 144 High Street Paraparaumu Lower Hutt Phone 04 298 8222 Phone 04 566 8742 www.kingdom.co.nz Cameron Sutton has extensive experience in music retail, having been involved in the industry since 1993. Cam specialises in guitar gear and has worked professionally as a sound engineer so he can help you with any recording software enquiries you may have. Cam plays guitar at Arise Church in Raumati South. Cam and his family have recently moved up to the Coast from the city and look forward to getting to know you! This is Shaun Quincey's story. Would you like to hear it? THINGS GOT TOUGH On January 20, 2010 Shaun set off from New South Wales in his 7.3m boat to row back to New Zealand (as his father had done 35 years ago) KKMT organiser, Deputy Mayor Roger Booth says that this night at Otaihanga Boating Club should not be missed. "Shaun has told his gripping story all over the country many times since he stepped ashore but is about to shift his base to the United Kingdom. We are grabbing this last chance to see the man and hear his story." TASMAN TRESPASSER SHAUN QUINCEY Otaihanga Boating Club Tuesday 31 May at 7pm $10 Adults and $3 Secondary Age Young People Tickets at Bohanna Motors, Coastlands Information Desk and Otaihanga Boating Club (Roy Opie 298 8737) LIMITED NUMBERS -- YOU NEED TO BOOK 3744271AB Borren in Kiwi side By BEN STRANG Paraparaumu Beach golfer Frank Borren will be among a New Zealand team looking to take the upper hand in a trans-Tasman Ryder Cup- style golf competition in July. Borren was named in the 12-strong New Zealand senior golf team to contest the Sanc- tuary Cove Trophy in Queensland, after he impressed at the national seniors champion- ship earlier this year. It will be the fifth edition of the event. Aust- ralia won the first two, New Zealand has won the past two and Borren is hoping to help the team take the series lead for the first time. It is the second year I have made the team, and we won 18-6 last year at Clearwater in Christchurch.'' Golfers must be at least 55-years-old, and Borren is 56. He said the tournament follows a Ryder Cup format, which sees the 12 men compete in a singles, foursomes and a four-ball match over three days. The Ryder Cup pits the United States against Europe once every two years, while this trans-Tasman event is run annually. I have never played over there before so it will be quite a big challenge,'' Borren said. The grass conditions will be very different, but hopefully we will get a practise round just to see how things are.'' He said Australia struggled in the cold and wet conditions in Christchurch last year. It makes a big difference and I suppose the shoe will be on the other foot this time.'' New Zealand have named a strong squad, with each of the golfers having a handicap below 2. Borren qualified for the team after finishing fourth in the over-55 grade at the New Zea- land senior amateur championships in Febru- ary. He said the team will be heading away early for the July 6 to 8 event in the hope of getting some practise at the Royal Queensland course. Hungry: Paraparaumu College goal shoot Jacinta Beckley tries to keep the ball in play under the watch of Business House 1 goal keeper Roseanne Fraser. College team draws first blood against old foes By BEN STRANG In a replay of last year's prem- ier grade netball final, Para- paraumu College A made a fly- ing start to the season, beating Business House 1 51-35 at Te Atiawa Park. The college defence was strong throughout the match, breaking up play and helping force BH1 on to the back foot with strong counterattacking play, coach Leanne Brinck said. We had a really good warm- up and we took that out on to the court. We came out of the blocks firing, and were up 17-5 after the first quarter.'' Goal defence Vanessa Holmes was the standout player for PCA, her interceptions giving the team a chance to score quick goals. Brinck said she has been working at making the team alert for counterattacking opportunities when they force turnovers, and it has been working well. Business House settled down in the second quarter pegging back a couple of goals, but the college girls reasserted them- selves in the second half and ran away with the 16-goal win. It was a very polished team performance,'' Brinck said. Each of the substitutes played an important role and it was getting increasingly diffi- cult to pick a starting seven, she said. It's a really good position to be in because they can all make such a big impact on the game.'' Kapiti College started slowly in their 55-43 loss to Bluebirds 1, losing the first quarter by 13 points. Coach Donna Harris was happy with the turn- around to win the remaining quarters, but said her team will have to find a way to start with the intensity they showed late in the match. Waikanae also came back from a slow start against Bluebirds 2, overturning a seven-goal deficit to win 53-36. The mixture of young and old players were taking some time to form combinations, coach Denise Ambler said, but they will be aiming to be in the top three after five rounds, and are looking to make a tilt for the title by the season's end. In this Saturday's action, PCA take on Waikanae A, BH1 meet Bluebirds 1 and Kapiti College A play Bluebirds 2. National teams title in sight Kapiti Golf Club has a chance of being the women's national club teams champions after winning this month's Wellington regional championships. The women's four of Grace Geraghty, Robyn Stringer, Jan Hickey and Katrina Bullen fin- ished two shots clear of Masterton and Judgeford in the four-ball competition on May 13 at Judgeford Golf Club near Pauatahanui. For a little club we think it is a fantastic achievement,'' cap- tain Stringer said. Nineteen clubs played in the Wellington region of the compe- tition. The women played in two pairs, with the final score being combined at the end of the day to find a team score. Kapiti finished on 135, with Geraghty and Stringer shooting a 67 and Hickey and Bullen scoring 68, two shots ahead of Masterton and Judgeford, who tied for second, and a further two shots clear of fourth-equal Te Marua and Trentham Camp. Otaki was the closest local club to challenge Kapiti, eight shots back in 10th-equal, while Paraparaumu Beach finished last. New Zealand Golf would tally regional results to find the national winner.
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