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Selwyn Times: October 18, 2016

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20 Tuesday October 18 2016 ON THE WATER: Sam Bosworth has been named as a coxswain in the New Zealand elite summer rowing squad. Lincoln coxswain in national team LINCOLN University’s newly named Sportsperson of the Year, Sam Bosworth, is looking forward to a busy summer after moving into the top level of his sport. He has been named as a coxswain in the New Zealand elite summer rowing squad and hopes to go on from there to claim selection for next year’s world championship campaigns at the helm of the men’s eight. Bosworth, from Waipara, claimed the Lincoln award last month after coxing the men’s under-23 four to victory in the world championships in Rotterdam, which he calls the highlight of his sporting career so far. It followed a slew of silvers with different crews in previous years. The globe-trotting sportsman is finishing his degree in environmental planning and then it’s onto summer camp in Cambridge from October until February with the elite rowers. He is on a sports scholarship and prime minister’s scholarship and is grateful to a bevy of sponsors and supporters who have helped him get to this stage in his career, as well as previous coaches who have mentored him over the years and the many athletes he has coxed. He started the sport while at school at Christ’s College and has moved from coxing to the coaching boat. Bosworth said while steering might be an obvious part of the job, so was strategy and man– management. They were the aspects he enjoyed the most. There were also the traditional roles of bringing out the oars and doing odd-jobs, but he “loves the racing” so it was all worthwhile. • By Karolyn Boon THE ROOSTER bowling competition started in 1905, with a trophy presented by R. Louden, a bank manager in Leeston. The trophy is a sterling silver rooster on black background which, in 1994, was valued at $1400. Originally played between Leeston, Dunsandel and Southbridge, in 1917 the Ellesmere Men’s Bowling Association took the trophy over. Then in the 1950s, Lincoln joined followed by other clubs. Although the men’s and ladies’ competitions are now amalgamated into one association, called Ellesmere Bowls Sub Centre, The Rooster remains a men-only competition. It is always tightly fought and often comes down to the last round for a winner to be declared. Results after two rounds in The Rooster have Dunsandel and Lincoln 3 tied on 10 points with Lincoln 4 and Tai Tapu close behind on eight points. Other results from the week: Chatterton Cup, round 3: Tai Tapu, 6 beat Southbridge, 2; Akaroa, 4 beat Lincoln, 1; Dunsandel, 4 drew with Lincoln 5, 4; Diamond Harbour, 8 beat Lincoln 4, 0; Leeston 1, 5 beat SPORTS SELWYN TIMES Rooster bowling update LONG CONTESTED: The late Bert Chatterton holding The Rooster trophy. Lincoln 3, 3; Leeston 2, 6 beat Lincoln 2, 2. Ellesmere Cup, round 2: Lincoln 7, 16 beat Akaroa, 15; Lincoln 2, 20 beat Lincoln 4, 7; Leeston 1, 16 beat Lincoln 3, 14; Diamond Harbour, 17 beat Leeston 2, 11; Lincoln 1, 19 beat Lincoln 6, 18; Lincoln 5, 15 beat Tai Tapu, 14. OPEN LABOUR WEEKEND 10am – 5pm FREE CANDY STAND SATURDAY 10AM–2PM HORNBY 409 Main South Road | OVER 50 STORES

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday October 18 2016 21 Tennis club celebrates 130 years ONE OF the oldest tennis clubs in the country will celebrate its 130th jubilee this weekend. The Kirwee Tennis Club was formed on October 1, 1886. It will also celebrate 50 years since the beginning of annual home and away matches between Kirwee and the West Coast’s Paroa Tennis Club. The club, which currently has 31 seniors and 65 juniors, will begin its celebrations with drinks at the pavilion on Friday, from 7.30pm. This will be followed on Saturday with social tennis at 1pm and an exhibition doubles match at 3pm. The doubles match is expected to involve two former Davis Cup players, although names are yet to be confirmed, playing with two club members. A jubilee dinner will be held, also on Saturday, from 6.30pm at the Kirwee Community Hall. The guest speaker will be former Detective Inspector John Doyle who was the first New Zealand police officer to be based in China and played tennis for Paroa against Kirwee. A plaque marking the jubilee will also be unveiled by the club’s oldest male member, while the jubilee cake will be cut by the oldest female member. Celebrations will conclude with the annual match between Kirwee and Paroa on Sunday, starting with morning tea at 10.30am. The first two tennis courts at Kirwee were formed in the early days of the club at Kirwee Domain, with the domain board and the fledgling club each donating five pounds. The club moved to its present location in the domain in 1936 with the opening of two new courts and a pavilion. Over the years, a further four courts have been added. All six courts were resurfaced after the earthquakes caused cracking at a cost of $92,000. During the 1960s, the club enjoyed its most successful period in the Malvern competition, when two of its teams finished first and second in the Malvern A grade competition. The exchange matches with Paroa began in 1966 as a result of the relationship built between Paroa player Richie Gibbens and Kirwee player Murray Wilson during the many meetings they had when Malvern and West Coast clashed in representative tennis. The club has won the A grade tennis cup 33 times since competitions began in 1926. The modern Kirwee Gold and Kirwee Black teams have been adding to that total. Kirwee has always had strong representation at Malvern level playing for the Browning Shield, vied for by teams from North Canterbury, Hurunui, Ellesmere, Banks Peninsula, Mid-Canterbury, West Coast and Malvern. Club member Malcolm Begg THEN AND NOW: The Kirwee Tennis Club facilities in 1936 and as they are today. ​ said Kirwee was still one of the strongest in Malvern and had hosted a number of Browning Shield representative matches over the years. SPORTS Lincoln Golf Club results LINCOLN GOLF Club Saturday, October 15 Morning results: Competition: Stroke Senior: J Brown Net 68, 1; M Mowat Net 70, 2 Junior “A”: M Groome Net 64, 1; B Goodhew Net 67, 2 Twos: Wayne, J Flannagan and B Reid Nearest pin in 1: Junior, B Goodhew; Senior, Wayne Nearest Pin In 2: Junior, Lester; Senior, Wayne Afternoon results: Senior: C Nutsford Net 6, 1; K Logan Net 64, 2 Intermediate: W Bell Net 61, 1; A Banks Net 66, 2 Junior “A”: M Morris Net 63, 1; K Griffiths Net 66, 2 Nearest pin in 1: Junior, A Martin; Senior, A Alford Nearest Pin In 2: Junior, N Banks; Senior, C Nutsford Twos: Alex (2), D Allen, Clarke and M Eddy Longest Putt: C Nutsford 12 Pay nothing until November 2017 MONTHS OR deferred * interest free * Other deferred options available - see instore 12 MONTHS YOU CHOOSE THE DEAL $ 1699 SAVE $800 FAIRFAX 3 seater + 2 seater Cushions, rug and accessories not included OFFER VALID 19-24 OCTOBER 2016. *Lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Minimum spend $500. Riccarton Megastore, 179 Blenheim Rd. Phone 341 3196 • OPEN 7 DAYS • Welcome to our new village centre and care centre. We’re excited to let you know that we recently opened our village centre! The village centre is the heart of our Summerset community with residents already enjoying the fantastic facilities, like the café, lounges, indoor swimming pool and spa, library, exercise room and outdoor bowling green. The village centre is also home to our care centre, which offers a range of care options up to rest home and hospital-level care. For more information about our village, please call Anne on 03 741 0872. Call to view our show apartments today! Summerset at Wigram 135 Awatea Road, Christchurch Contact Anne Walker on 03 741 0872 Love the life WORK6842