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Greymouth hosting McEwen Pairs

The Gremouth Bowling Club will host the McEwen Pairs at the Cobden green starting at 9am on Saturday. The tournament has attracted a full green of 16 teams. The skips are: J Campbell, S Martin, A O'Connell, W Johnsen, P Moreton, M Pascoe, G Holmwood, O Mathieson, R Fraser, E Kelleher, S Skates, A Meaclem, B Bromilow, A Prendergast, G Case,...

Lake Brunner Regatta suits Ice Bucket

Greymouth yachtie Russell McKnight sailing in Ice Bucket was the best performing local boat at the Lake Brunner Regatta last weekend. McKnight, with crew Aimee Winter, finished second equal in the handicap and fifth on the line. Results. CB fleet: Royal Blue 1, Tramp 2. T fleet: Freak Brothers 1, All Fired Up 2, Rapido 3. TX fleet: Trigger 1, Just...

365 adventure racers set to hit Reefton

Chris Tobin A record 117 teams comprising 365 racers will compete in the Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race at Reefton on Saturday. Nathan Fa'avae, a five-time adventure racing world champion, is organising the event. Teams of three and four will navigate their way from start to finish using only a map and compass through a series of control points. The event includes white river...

West Coast golf wrap

The Westland Golf Classic is done and dusted and congratulations to all the respective winners and commiserations to those who were planning on making the big comeback on the Sunday and did not get the chance due to the weather. It was interesting to observe that despite the capacity fields and excellent scoring conditions nobody posted any really low scores...

Thwaites wins Buller walk

Greymouth walker Michael Thwaites was in good form at the weekend to win the half-marathon walk section of the Buller Marathon. Thwaites was overall winner in a time of 2hrs 18mins 02s as well as taking out the men's 50-59yrs class. Another Greymouth walker Deidre Harris was third in her class, the women's 45-54yrs, and was 14th overall. Hokitika's Jason Sweney was...

46 teams contesting West Coast Open Women’s Fours

The greens were alive with the sounds of bowls knocking together around Karoro, Cobden, Dobson and Hokitika yesterday as play opened in the first day of the West Coast Open Women's Fours tournament. Play continues today and the finals will be played tomorrow. Forty-six teams from all over the South Island are contesting one of the largest women's tournaments in the...

Greymouth rider wins national title

Greymouth Pony Club member Ella Rae-Wood and her mount Tallyho Primrose reaped the rewards at the nationals, in Christchurch at the weekend, winning the national pony 110 title. The 14-year-old Greymouth High School student had the pressure on after her first round, which was clear. This weekend she will compete in the Canterbury Championships, followed in March by the Horse...

Visitors win West Coast Men’s Fours

The West Coast Men's Fours bowls title went to a Stoke team after rain affected play yesterday. The Friday and Saturday section play was contested in brilliant sunshine and the 30 teams participating appreciated the opportunity for some excellent competition. With no play possible yesterday due to the rain the Usher Cup was awarded to the top of the section play. K...

Chch man wins Westland Classic

Christchurch golfer Nick Freanzmann, representing the Coringa Club, won the best gross in the Westland Golf Classic played at Greymouth at the weekend. A large field of 136 lined up for the 14th classic. Despite weather intervening yesterday, requiring shortening of the tournament to a single round, players on Saturday experienced glorious overhead and course conditions for the first round. Franzmann, a...

Wreford flies through full marathon

Chris Tobin Close to 1000 runners and walkers 34 Greymouth contestants among them battled through the famous Buller Gorge Marathon on Saturday. The course is described as the most scenic marathon course in the country but contestants were too busy concentrating on their own individual struggles to take much notice as they fought their way to the finish line in Westport. Conditions...
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