Empire club have a regular newsletter “Empire Spin” – for those outside of Empire I’m taking the liberty of extracting some pieces from it and pasting below (with a couple of pics from Malcolm Wong).  Any other clubs with news are most welcome to post here or email to me and I can put it into a blog entry too.  It’s always interesting to share what’s going on!

Empire Spin

April 2011

Recent Results

Empire Vets Tournament 2011

First a big thank you to Chris Williams for doing all the pre-tournament planning and excellent organisation of the events on the day. Everything went very smoothly, the atmosphere was good and there were some enjoyable round robins and matches until mid-afternoon when unfortunately Merv Allardyce collapsed. Everyone rallied to help and special thanks must go to Melanie Armstrong who performed CPR before the ambulances (2) arrived. We are pleased to say Merv, although still in Wellington Hospital at the time of writing, is now doing well. Most people carried on playing although the atmosphere was not the same after Merv’s collapse.

Thanks must also go to our prize sponsors Graeme Jackson and Opus for 6 bottles of wine and to Paul Solt for the 4 bat cleaning kits. Additional prizes were purchased. Light refreshments provided by Maggie Dyer were available on the day – bread rolls, fruit and homemade slices.

We are pleased to announce the results:

Event Place Name
Combined Age Doubles WinnersRunners / up Jim Jarmin / Ian WhiteMerv Allardyce / Chas Wong
Over 40 Doubles WinnersRunners / up Depak Patel / Keith AldersleyLindsay Ward / Ian Talbot
Over 40 Singles Division 1 WinnerRunner / up Lindsay Ward                             Ian Talbot
Over 40 Singles Division 2 WinnerRunner / up Depak Patel                       Raewyn Young
Combined Age Singles Division 1 WinnerRunner / up Jim Jarmin / Ian White (shared)
Combined Age Singles Division 2 WinnerRunner / up Paul Hurst                                   Joy Mozer

 

Over 40 Singles winner Lindsay Ward and runner up Ian Talbot
Combined Age Singles (shared) Jim Jarmin and Ian White, with guest appearance from Graeme Jackson!

Summer Interclub

Congratulations to Depak Patel, a member of the winning team “Pommie Gits” in Section 1 and Elias Villaneuva and Kai Xu of “Dangerous” who won Section 3. Empire members playing and their results are shown below:

Section One Team Played Won Lost %age
Depak Patel Pommie Gits

10

10

0

100%

John Gan Gantals

10

8

2

80%

Ian Talbot Gantals

10

6

4

60%

Larn Sweeney Wolverines

10

5

5

50%

Raewyn Young Young Guns

10

4

6

40%

Paul Solt Team Jools

8

3

5

37.50%

Jason Giles Assassins

10

1

9

10%

Warren Evans Assassins

10

1

9

10%

Section 2
Mat Hobbs Pong Masters

10

8

3

80%

Martin Young Courage

10

5

5

50%

Malcolm Wong Courage

10

2

8

20%

Harry Chen Brave

9

1

8

11.10%

Section 3
Elias Villaneuva Dangerous

10

10

0

100%

Kai Xu Dangerous

10

10

0

100%

Rahul Suvarnan Fearless

10

8

2

80%

Hayden Kirkbeck Executioners

10

7

3

70%

Darren O’Brien Heroes

10

5

5

50%

Russell Buchanan Heroes

10

5

5

50%

Graham Sole Executioners

9

4

5

44.40%

Rod Weston Fearless

10

3

7

30%

Adam Xiong Gladiators

8

1

7

12.50%

Ellen Xiong Gladiators

10

0

10

0%

Wanganui Open

Four keen and hardy souls went from Empire Club to play in the Wanganui Open on Saturday 16 April.  A good day was had by all and some even made a profit (prize money earned exceeded entry fees) on the day!  Here are the results of their day:

Depak Patel

Open Mens Singles – Runner up

Open Mixed Doubles with Raewyn Young – Winner

Over 40 Mens Singles – Runner up

Over 40 Mens Doubles with Bryan McConnochie (Titan) – Winner

Over 40 Mixed Doubles with Raewyn Young – Winner

Over 50 Mens Singles – Winner

Over 50 Mens Doubles with Bryan McConnochie (Titan) – Winner

Raewyn Young

Open Womens Singles – Winner

Open Womens Doubles with Gladys Halford (Manawatu) – Winner

Open Mixed Doubles with Depak Patel – Winner

Over 40 Womens Singles – Winner

Over 40 Mixed Doubles with Depak Patel – Winner

Paul Solt

Over 50 Mens Singles – Runner up

Over 50 Mens Doubles with David Welch (Wanganui) – Runner up

Elias Villaneava

Open Mens Singles Plate – Winner

Coming up…..

Coaching Nights

Depak with help from Raewyn, is now running a coaching night for members, every Thursday night. Come along and pay the usual $4.00 or use your concession card and take advantage of some expert coaching.

Winter Interclub

This is likely to commence towards the end of May. If you would like to play please contact Chris Williams.

Friday Night Club

The junior club’s first night for the year is Friday 29th April. This is open to all children, although most suited to those late Primary school age to early Secondary School.  Come along from 6.30 pm.

Plaque for Time Capsule Project

This has now been engraved by Peter Campbell, so keep an eye out on the Time Capsule as it is expected to be attached soon. Thanks to Arthur and his helpers, it is great now to see the project completed…well until the year 2034 when the capsule can be opened!

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