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Selwyn Times: January 17, 2017

16 • By Gordon

16 • By Gordon Findlater Tuesday January 17 2017 Hororata golfer shows promise on both sides of the Tasman HORORATA’S Dominic Brettkelly has strung together solid back-to-back performances in both Australia and New Zealand. The 17-year-old competed in top junior tournaments over the past fortnight, finishing seventh in both. Brettkelly begun the year by finishing seventh overall at the Victorian Junior Masters in Melbourne. Past champions in Melbourne include current world No 1 Jason Day who won the tournament in 2005 and was also world junior amateur champion at the time. Two-time Australian Open winner and former top 20 player Aaron Baddeley also won the event in 1998. Some big names have competed in the event without tasting success as well. The 2013 Masters champion and former world No 1 Adam Scott finished in the top five at the tournament four years in a row from the age of 15. Brettkelly opened the tournament in strong fashion with back-to-back rounds of 72 to be among the top contenders at the halfway point. A third round score of 76 put him out of contention. However, a final STRONG WEEK: Dominic Brettkelly recorded top 10 finishes at both the Victorian Junior Masters and North Island under-19 championships. round 72 topped off what was a reasonably successful week. He returned to New Zealand last week to play in the North Island under-19 championship at St Andrews in Hamilton. The teenager was outside of the top 10 going into the third and final round after opening round scores of 73 and 75. He left his best until last with a final round of 70 to finish in a tie for seventh, two shots off the lead. SPORTS SELWYN TIMES Back-to-back bowls titles Ellesmere won the Mugford Trophy annual lawn bowls quadrangular tournament at Ashburton’s Allenton Sports Club on Sunday. It was the second straight year the team have secured the trophy after seeing off teams from North Canterbury, Mid-Canterbury and Malvern. The Ellesmere junior team came close to securing the junior title for a second straight year but finished runners-up at their tournament in Methven. DESIGNER FASHION AT OUTLET PRICES SMART BRANDS SMARTER PRICES HORNBY 409 Main South Road | Open 10am–5pm, 7 days

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 17 2017 17 Pool Fest Tuesday to Friday, 1-3pm Make a splash with giant inflatables, paddle boats, aquatic volleyball and other fun activities. Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 71 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston. #TheFlockNZ Lincoln Library, Wednesday, 10.30am-12pm Darfield Library, Friday, 10.30am-12pm #TheFlockNZ is coming to the library with a session where children can get involved to create their own bird to join the flock. #TheFlockNZ is an awareness campaign for endangered shore and river birds. Flocks of hand decorated birds will be appearing all over the district this summer. At the art and craft sessions children will make and decorate birds for display around the South Island, and maybe the North Island as well. Bookings are essential, to book visit Pack a it ’ s Picnic, Island Time! Email by 5pm each Wednesday Teddy Bears’ Picnic Wednesday, 11am-1pm Pack a picnic and dress up your teddy for a fun family day out. With trampolines, Pedalmania, face painting, bouncy castles, toddler gym, House of Bricks, spectacular acts from Zirka Circus, a teddy bear parade and more. Rolleston Community Centre and Reserve (behind Rolleston Library). Charity bowls event Friday, 1pm The Darfield Bowling Club is hosting a half day fun minitournament to raise money for the Malvern Cancer Support Group. There will be raffles, prize money up for grabs and afternoon tea will be provided. For more information email Elaine Guy at or Margaret Gray at nannagray48@ Darfield Bowling Club, Almond Park. Entry $5. Darfield Pool Party Sunday, 2-4pm Enjoy games, music, a sausage sizzle, prizes and pool inflatables. Darfield Pool, Ross St. Interactive author workshop Leeston Library, Monday, 10am-12pm Rolleston Library, Monday, 1.30-3.30pm Award winning author Maria Gill will involve local children in acting out a story with native bird and predator puppets, writing a story about an endangered animal, learning how to draw a native bird and looking at ways Discover walking tracks, native birds, penguins, the swimming beach and shipwrecks, all on the island that’s only 15 minutes from Christchurch! Start Exploring Otamahua/Quail Island today! they can help the environment and its wildlife. Bookings are essential, to book visit Lincoln High School production Tuesday, January 24, 10am and 11.30am Lincoln High School senior drama students will perform three stories in a 40 minute production. These will include A Pirate Story, Aesop’s The Tortoise and the Hare fable as well as a story about speaking up called Oliver Has Something to Say. There will be singing and games played between stories. All profits will be donated to the KidsCan charity which helps children living in poverty. Lincoln High School hall. Tickets $4 per seat, cash only, meaning mothers with children sitting on their lap will pay for one seat only. For pre-schools wishing to book groups, teacher tickets are free. For pre-sales and block bookings of 10 or more people, email Sandra McLean on smc@ Door sales will be available, but the hall has a 220-seat capacity. Markets this weekend The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. West Melton Market – Saturday, 9am-12pm. St Paul’s Church. Leeston Market – Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm. Ellesmere Cooperating Church, High St. Free entry. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market – Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market – Saturday, PLENTY TO DO: Picnics in the Park events are returning to Selwyn this summer, with the first to be held at Tai Tapu’s Rhodes Domain on Thursday, 5.30-7.30pm. There will be live music, a bouncy castle, the Fun on Wheels trailer, games, Pedalmania, prizes and a free sausage sizzle. Bring a picnic and enjoy the summer evening. ​ 10am-2pm, next to Farmlands on South Tce, Darfield. Edendale Car Boot Sale – Sunday, 10am-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton. Running Groups The running groups aim to get like minded members of the community fit and engaged with each other. All running groups have a handicapped start to cater for different abilities. Lincoln Road Runners – Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations. Malvern Road Runners – Tuesday registration from 5.40pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Prebbleton Runners – Tuesday registration from 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Prebbleton Reserve soccer ground. Gold coin donations. Ellesmere Road Runners – Wednesday registration from 5.45 starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. 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