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Selwyn Times: May 02, 2017

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12 Tuesday May 2 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi ACHIEVERS SELWYN TIMES Perfect start for Lincoln Combined in UC Champs VICTORY: Lincoln Combined celebrate following their 15-10 win over St Bede’s in the UC Championship. ​ • By Gordon Findlater LINCOLN Combined got their UC Championship campaign off to the perfect start with an upset 15-10 win over St Bede’s College. This year’s team is made up of a core from Lincoln High School. They also have players from Darfield High School, Akaroa Area School and Ellesmere College. Saturday’s result at Darfield High School was Lincoln’s first win over St Bede’s who won the competition in 2015 and are considered top four contenders almost every season. Meanwhile, Lincoln had SPORTS a year to forget in 2016, recording just one win and finishing second to last in the competition, ahead of Timaru’s Roncalli College. “It was fantastic. We’ve come close against them a couple of times in the past so it was great to get a win over them,” said Lincoln High School rugby administrator, Leslie Greenslade. Centre Brett Gillan and full BUSINESSES SPORTS back Bradley Morgan grabbed tries either side of half-time, with Gillan also slotting a penalty and conversion on the way to victory. Lincoln led 10-5 at half-time and were tested in the final 10min of the game with St Bede’s camped in their 22. Another firm test in expected on Saturday when Lincoln host Moascar Cup holder Nelson College. Nelson defeated Christ’s College 22-21. BUSINESSES HISTORY: The Ellesmere Golf Club. Name our new retirement village and be in to WIN $500 A brand new Summerset Retirement Village is coming soon to Casebrook, joining other villages around the country including Summerset in the Orchard (Hastings), Summerset at the Course (Wellington) and Summerset by the Ranges (Levin). We’re asking you to help come up with a name for our new retirement community. We’re looking for a name that will give our village a sense of place, reflecting the Cavendish Road location – and of course the name should contain the word ‘Summerset’. Inspire us with your name for our new village and you might win $500 – plus you’ll always know that it was you who named the place a community will soon call home. How to enter: • Competition entries to be emailed to or mailed to Danielle Hallett, Summerset Group, PO Box 5187, Wellington 6140 or call 03 741 3340 • Competition entry must contain your proposed village name, along with your name, address and daytime phone number. • The winner will receive a $500 voucher for a store of their choice. • The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. • Entries close 5pm, 5 May 2017. Winners will be advised by 19 May 2017. Love the life SUM0463 Past presidents back on the Ellesmere fairways ELLESMERE GOLF Club held its annual Past Presidents Trophy tournament on Saturday. The tournament is held to re Ellesmere Golf Club cognise the efforts of previous presidents who have enabled the club to prosper over the years. This year’s trophy was contested by eight past presidents. The winner was Bruce Allan, who served as club president in 1986, more than 30 years ago. Allan scored an excellent 43 stableford points to win the trophy, beating Barry Harkerss in second with 40 points. A further 57 members competed in a stableford event with the following results. Ladies: Joanne Harkerss, 39 pts, 1; Heather McKimmie, 36pts, 2; Heather Templeton, 35pts, 3; Betty Osborne, 35 pts, 4. Senior men: Bill Joyce, 41 pts, 1; Roo Beldham, 41 pts, 2; Bruce Bampton, 3; Peter Burnett, 39 pts, 4. Intermediate men: Kevin Gwatkins, 45 pts, 1; Chris Robinson, 40 pts, 2; Mike Steed, 37 pts, 3; John Templeton, 37 pts, 4. Junior men: Ken Hearn, 43pts, 1; Murray Maw, 42 pts, 2; Alan Miller, 39 pts, 3; Bill Whelan, 39 pts, 4.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 2 2017 13 Maadi Cup stars make national team SPORTS • By Andrew King THEY TOOK on the best in the country, now Ben Taylor, of West Melton, and Thomas Russel, of St Albans, will take on the world. The duo have been named in the national junior rowing team. The two 17-year-old St Andrew’s College students were a part of the winning Maadi Cup squad which not only brought back the top prize for the first time in the college’s history, but the Springbok Shield as well. They will row in the four coxless at the junior world rowing championships in Trakai, Lithuania, from August 2-6. Rowing is in Taylor’s blood, the last time the school raised the shield was when his father, Andrew, was in the boat 34 years ago. Now he has been named in the national squad, he said he has one up on his father. “He is really supportive, really interested and completely stoked that I have made the team,” he said. Russel made the team last year and said he was nervous going into the trials, but once he got on the water he just got stuck into his work. “I was more shocked about making it the year before, but I am still extremely happy to back that up,” he said. Taylor and Russel have been in the boat together for the past four years and both agree having each other there really pushes them to perform better. “You see each other on the water but then spend a bit more time together out of it as well, and that means we really want to push for each other,” Russel said. Taylor said he has to give credit to coach Dale Maher, who has been the “perfect finishing” coach. “He won seven jubilee cups in his eight years while coaching the Rangi Ruru Girls’ eight, so he knows his stuff,” Taylor said. Both said they are incredibly proud to be able to represent their country in a sport they love. •More sport, page 15 NATIONAL HONOURS: Thomas Russel and Ben Taylor will compete in the four coxless at the junior world rowing championships in Trakai, Lithuania, in August. PHOTO: ST ANDREW’S COLLEGE style noun elegance and sophistication. synonyms: flair, grace, poise, polish, suaveness, urbanity, chic, finesse, taste, class, comfort, luxury, affluence, wealth, opulence, lavishness. H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB «WHAT'S ON« FRIDAY 5 MAY, 7PM JO’S KARAOKE «COMING UP« SUNDAY 14 MAY RESTAURANT & CAFÉ Cooked Breakfasts We are open from 6.30am Seniors SPECIAL 2 courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert Special available lunch only. Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm Family Friendly Kid’s 2 course special $18 $20 $10 Magazine & TV | ‘Famous for their roasts!’ The RACECOURSE HOTEL & Motorlodge 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 SATURDAY 6 MAY 4.30PM ANDY GILMOUR 8PM SHA-LOW Club CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options Chalmers Restaurant Early Bird Special 5.30pm – 6.30pm FRI & SAT Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts still only $20.50 Unbeatable value including your choice of fresh Veges and Salads $30 LUNCH from 12pm & DINNER from 5pm LIVE MUSIC: NEVILLE BARRIE Every Mother goes in the draw to WIN one of two Gift Baskets! CHALMERS RESTAURANT Bookings Essential Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby | Members, guests & affiliates welcome