Kapiti Observer : June 20th 2011
20 KAPITI OBSERVER, JUNE 20, 2011 SPORT 93 Mazengarb Road Phone 04 297 0815 COMING SOON SUNDAY BUFFET Starts 3rd July Buffet Brunch 10.30am-2.30pm Adults $17.50 Super Gold Card $15.00 Children pay their age up to 12 years Buffet Dinner 5-8pm Adults $22.90 Super Gold Card $18.90 Children pay their age up to 12 years Cnr Raumati and Rosetta Roads Phone 04 902 8466 2for1 Steaks Thursday 5-9pm $15 Big Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 10.30am-3pm Quiz Night Wednesday 7.30pm Bring your team down for some great fun Free Pub Housie Monday 7.30pm Vouchers to be won plus spot prizes $15 Thursday 5-9pm $15 Mains • 2 Desserts for $15 3 House Wines or Beers for $15 Tuesday Trivia and Pizza 2 for 1 Pizzas 5-8pm Quiz starts at 7.30pm Get in early to secure a table Kids Eat Free Monday & Tuesday 5-8pm Conditions Apply STARS IN YOUR EYES $1000 Cash Prize for Overall Winner First Heat Saturday 25th June from 8.30pm Sing your favourite artist's songs Wear your favourite artist's gear Become your favourite artist Become the VI Star PRE-REGISTER AT THE BAR (Conditions Apply. See staff for details). (Conditions Apply. See staff for details). 3-D boost Paraparaumu College students and teachers took part in the inaugural 3-D Rotorua Off-Road Win- ter Multisport Festival on Queen's Birthday Weekend, along with about 500 other competitors. The event involved kayaking on Lake Okareka, mountainbiking through Whakarewarewa Forest and running through the Redwoods. Alex Kaye and Dylan and Jacob Barker com- peted in the secondary schools' competition, and staff members Richard Pinkney, Clare Thorley and Steve Marshall took part in the open category. Marshall, who finished in 4 hours and 23 minutes, said it was nice to compete in such beau- tiful surroundings''. Kapiti College sports captain Jake Allen also competed at the event, finishing third in the secondary schools' class. The highlight for Alex Kaye was winning a spot prize of a bright yellow barracuda sea kayak. The final challenge for the weekend was figuring out how to transport the five-metre-long prize home,''he said. College girls learning rugby from scratch Big hit: Paraparaumu College's Brooke Mason is tackled by a Sacred Heart player during their rugby match at Paraparaumu College on Thursday. By BEN STRANG Paraparaumu College's first XV girls rugby team players are still learning how to play the game, but are coming along well, accord- ing to coach Ryan Shelford. It was Paraparaumu College's first match in the division three competition last Thursday after- noon, after grading games deter- mined which level the team would play at. Coach Shelford said the girls lost their match against Sacred Heart, 47-17, but he was pleased with how far they have come this season. Considering that when they started they didn't know how to tackle, or what a ruck was, they are going really well.'' He said the team had already found a star player in Brooke Mason, and many others were starting to find their feet in the new team and new sport. The team trains Tuesday and Wednesday nights, for their matches on Thursdays. They will be playing Kapiti Col- lege in a girls' version of the Rose Bowl in two weeks, Shelford said, and that would be a big game for his team. Kapiti defeated Paraparaumu 17-15 in their grading game earlier this season, in the 10-a-side competition. Kapiti finished one place above Paraparaumu in the grading round, with one win, while Para- paraumu failed to win a game. Meanwhile, Paraparaumu's first XV boys side are ninth in the second division of Wellington col- lege competition, while Kapiti Col- lege boys first XV, unbeaten in division three, are in third place. Interclub golfers promoted again By BEN STRANG FINAL FIGURES Kapiti Golf Club topped the men's division 10 with 90 points in the 10-round competition, 2.5 ahead of Te Marua in second place. The club promoted to division 10 after winning division 11 last year. Kapiti Golf Club have secured their second successive promotion in the Wellington interclub golf competition, winning the men's division 10 this year. Club captain Rob Menzies said the team took out the division 11 title in 2010, and a superb final performance on the last day of competition held off stiff compe- tition to get first this year. Kapiti ended with 90 points in the 10-round competition, 2.5 points ahead of Te Marua in sec- ond, who were half a point behind with one match to play. Both teams had home games against teams they had already beaten, meaning the team with the biggest winning margin would take the title, Menzies said. The match on June 11 went according to plan for Kapiti, recording an impressive 11.5 to 3.5 win over Miramar, while Te Marua's own impressive display, winning 9.5 to 5.5, was not enough. We have been playing well all year,'' Menzies said. It was all up in the air still on that final week but we played well again.'' He said team captain Steve McBride had been brilliant with the team of 10 all year, which has a group of men aged between their early 30s through to 70-years-old. The battle with Te Marua had been the highlight of the year, with the team exchanging thrill- ing matches with the Hutt Valley opponents. On March 3 Te Marua thumped Kapiti 10.5 points to 4.5 at Te Marua, leaving them well and truly on top of the table. However Kapiti turned the tables on April 16 at Kapiti Golf Course, winning by the same mar- gin. Kapiti lost two of their final four matches to give Te Marua a chance to come back, but they could not capitalise on the small slip. Menzies said the team is now looking at making it three promotions on the trot in division 9 next year.
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