This tournament report was submitted by Malcolm Wong.

This was held at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, as part of the annual 3 day multi-sport tournament (26-28 May). There were Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles. With 1 point for each win, the overall winner depended on the last mixed doubles match between Wellington and Auckland. Wellington won 3-2 to finish first from Auckland and Christchurch. This was the first time Wellington has won, previous winners were Auckland (2012 & 2014) and Christchurch (2013). Luke Istead (Auckland) retained the Men’s Singles from last year. Malcolm Wong was the Referee, while he and Robert Chung umpired the matches.

Results were

1st Wellington (5 points)
2nd Auckland (3 points)
3rd Christchurch (1 point)

Men’s Singles
1st Luke Istead (Auckland)
2nd Keanu White (Wellington)
3rd Cody Warnock (Christchurch)

Luke Istead beat Keanu White 11-6 15-13 3-11 11-0
Luke Istead beat Cody Warnock 10-12 12-10 11-2 11-7
Keanu White beat Cody Warnock 11-8 11-3 11-7

Women’s Singles
1st Nella Galang (Wellington)
2nd Arna Roberts (Christchurch)
3rd Jocephy Daniels (Auckland)

Nella Galang beat Arna Roberts 11-4 11-3 11-7
Nella Galang beat Jocephy Daniels 11-4 11-9 8-11 11-8
Arna Roberts beat Jocephy Daniels 11-4 11-9 11-9

Mixed Doubles
1st Manutai Hira & Nella Galang (Wellington)
2nd Devoe Papata & Elvina Waipoun-Siale(Auckland)
3rd Albert Stanciu & Arna Roberts (Christchurch)

Manutai Hira/Nella Galang beat Devoe Papate/Elvina Waipoun-Siale 9-11 11-5 11-9 7-11 11-9
Manutai Hira/Nella Galang beat Albert Stanciu/Arna Roberts 11-9 11-5 11-6
Devoe Papata/Elvina Waipoun-Siale beat Albert Stanciu/Arna Roberts 8-11 12-10 11-7 11-8

Robert Chung (Umpire), and Men’s Singles players Luke Istead (Auckland), Keanu White (Wellington) and Cody Warnock (Christchurch).
Robert Chung (Umpire), and Men’s Singles players Luke Istead (Auckland), Keanu White (Wellington) and Cody Warnock (Christchurch).
Malcolm Wong (Umpire) and Women Singles players Jocephy Daniels (Auckland), Nella Galang (Wellington) and Arna Roberts (Christchurch).
Malcolm Wong (Umpire) and Women Singles players Jocephy Daniels (Auckland), Nella Galang (Wellington) and Arna Roberts (Christchurch).
Malcolm Wong (Umpire) and Mixed Doubles players Devoe Papata & Elvina Waipoun-Siale (Auckland), Manutai Hira & Nella Galang (Wellington) and Arna Roberts & Albert Stanciu (Christchurch).
Malcolm Wong (Umpire) and Mixed Doubles players Devoe Papata & Elvina Waipoun-Siale (Auckland), Manutai Hira & Nella Galang (Wellington) and Arna Roberts & Albert Stanciu (Christchurch).
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