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43 Hargood Street, Woolston, Christchurch

Ph: 03 389 7039 l Shuttle: 0508 966 5786

woolstonclub.co.nz l info@woolstonclub.co.nz

facebook.com/WoolstonClubInc


Kia Ora and welcome,

Here we are charging relentlessly into 2019! Isn’t it hard to believe January has passed

by already? The club has experienced a quieter than normal trading month of January

compared to the last few years; yet another worrying trend hospitality establishments

face in today’s world.

As I mentioned in last months “President News”, the Board is acutely aware that we

cannot continue to sustain months as quiet as this and a huge amount of work is going

on in the background to try and counter this trend. A new marketing strategy group has

been established, led by Board member Michael Backhurst to identify and drive forward,

in conjunction with our staff, initiatives that can rejuvenate and invigorate our

great club.

We are not going to leave a stone unturned in our pursuit of improving the business

performance of the club and we are seeking assistance from our sections, so be prepared

to help if, and when we come calling. We have already been approached by

some of our groups looking to improve their contribution to the club with new ideas

and plans. We will work collaboratively with these folk to create win/win solutions as

best we can. If you, as a general member have any ideas you may wish to share, please

do not hesitate to share your ideas with any Board member, Tim or contact Micheal

directly.

Our warmest Congratulations to Amy, our fantastic Food and Beverage Manager and

her husband, Stephen on the arrival of their son, Jamin (6lb, 12oz), born early in the

New Year. Amy was hopeful that Jamin wouldn’t make his appearance until after the

festive season had concluded and lucky for us, she got her wish. Thank you Jamin!!

On another personal note, a few days following Christmas, one of our veteran members,

Val Willis succumbed to a nasty fall at her home, breaking her hip in the process.

Val is the driver of our very popular travel section and for those that partake in our

Wednesday retro roasts, will know the wonderful contribution Val does in organising

and running our veggie bingo. Following a short spell in hospital, Val is now recuperating

at home. We truly miss you Val and wish you a very speedy and successful recovery.

Finally a quick update, I am enjoying my ‘new’ job at Lyttleton Port Company and I am

pleasantly surprised at the number of their staff, (whom I have come across so far), that

still have some kind of connection with our club. (I even met past club President, Cyril

Pengelly’s nephew!)

Therefore, I am pleased to report that the Woolston Club is still well connected to its

origins!

Enjoy your month ahead everyone, and make the most of those endless hot summer

days.

Regards

Ian

Petanque

Quoits

Indoor Bowls

Darts

Cards

Pool

Housie

Line Dancing with Mary

Vege Bingo

Poker

Members Draw

Raffles

Barrel Draw - Spin for Points

Happy Hours

Wargamers

Rock n Roll

Sundays 1.15pm

Saturdays 1pm (During season)

Thursdays 6.30pm (During season)

Wednesdays 7pm (During season)

Tuesdays 7pm

Interclub pool is played on

Tuesday and Wednesday nights during the season

Tuesdays 12.45pm

Saturdays 12.30pm

Tuesdays 12pm

Wednesdays 12pm

Wednesdays 1.15pm

Thursdays 7pm

Fridays between 6pm & 7pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays,

Saturdays & Sundays

between 4pm - 6pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm - 7pm

Thursdays 6pm and Sundays 10am

Mondays 7pm

_$16 Summer Sizzlers_

From 5pm Wed-Sun


Hi to all,

It has been quite a summer already and the long range forecast suggests February will also be

very warm so make sure you look after yourselves; drink plenty of water, avoid being outside

during the hottest part of the day and use plenty of sunscreen when you are out and about.

We have a busy month ahead with something for everyone with activities across

entertainment, sports and food & beverage arenas.

The cricket season is in full swing with the One Day and T20 series against India, followed by

Bangladesh’s tour with both one day and test matches later in the month and in March. At

this stage we are being given a masterclass by the Indian team but hopefully we can improve

in the remaining matches.

Waitangi Day celebrations kick off on Wednesday 6 th from 2.00pm with “kiwi tucker” and

drinks specials to help enjoy the public holiday. There is talk of a “toss the gumboot”

competition.. details on the day.

The 2019 Super Rugby competition starts on the 15 th February. Blues v Crusaders on

Saturday 16 th as they look to defend their title and go three in a row. We will be running the

annual tipping competition again $10 entry with a prize pool of $500. It was good fun last

year with plenty of banter so if you’re keen to be involved, sign up at the bar or reception.

Quiz Night is back up and running, so get a team together and come and test your general

knowledge. Free entry, prizes for winners and runner. Starts at 7.00pm every Wednesday.

Valentine’s Day falls on Thursday 14 th with a red hot deal to celebrate the occasion. $35 per

person for a two course meal (includes a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival). If the

weather’s great, ask for an outside table to watch the sunset.

Keep your eye out for new games, rituals and promotions in Whitford’s Bar. These will be

rolling out during the month. We’ll kick things off with a Kronenbourg “Beach Kit” promotion;

purchase a pint and go into the draw to win branded beach chairs, an umbrella and

glassware.

Our first big entertainment show for this year arrives in March on Saturday 16 th with the OZ

to NZ Pure Country Dinner Show. $65.00 includes entry and dinner with a selection of

Australia’s current top country singers to dance the night away to. Should be a cracking evening,

don’t miss out.

Look forward to catching up around the Club.

Regards,

Tim


FISHING SECTION:

We had two competitions last month, both proving challenging in different areas. The

first one was held at Bailey’s Beach which is near Birdlings’ Flat. The day was awesome,

sunny with a good tail wind, which is great for casting. Lined up along the beach, saw

about a dozen rods all ready to catch something decent. Well that was the plan! 10am

saw the rods dispatched with great gusto except one. This one was launched with the

intention of getting somewhere near the Chatham Islands if the owner had his way,

only to hear a fine volley of expletives as the rod broke in half. So much for his day

fishing. Although, he did wander up and down the beach offering advice to those who

chose to listen. Everyone caught fish, even the kids, so then it was off to Tai Tapu

Domain for a BBQ. NOT!! The local council had closed the BBQ area, so we headed

home very disappointed. The following day was spent heading around lots of fishing

shops to try and find a replacement part for the rod or to buy a new one.

Onwards to competition number two. Down to Rakaia, south of the river mouth where

the sea conditions were murky and discoloured and blowing a howling easterly.

Challenging to say the least when casting. But some managed to get bait in the water

and were rewarded with some fish. Not a lot were caught as we had competition with a

sea lion cruising along just past the first breaker. However, we finally got to have our

BBQ which was thoroughly enjoyed by those present. February sees some of us heading

down to Twizel for another competition on the lakes.

SECTION CONTACT PHONE

Billiards & Snooker Peter Logan 332 2382

Boxing

Cards

Darryl Head

Holly Sullivan

Peter & Jan Logan

Jim Cummings

027 2233 886

027 4655 901

332 2382 / 027 212 6995

981 4309

Cricket Wayne Derham 021 2100 278

Cricket - Junior Robert Boyd-Tibbotts 021 656 140

Darts Greg McGee 388 1929 / 0275 295 067

Fishing Tony Rhodes 389 4123

Gardening

Gordon Mitchell

Dianne Chappel

Golf Bill Hawes 021800710

Indoor Bowls

Barbara Kamo

Sue Williams

376 5423

981 5217 / 021 0237 5980

365 0679

389 1849

Petanque Lance Bowring 942 9636

Pool Shaun Sutton 960 4172

Left: Connor

winning at

Quoits

Peter Schollard

Suzanne Talbot

981 4753 / 027 498 1802

027 342 4743

Rakaia.

Football

Paul Nicholls

Lisa Young

027 730 90111

info@ctfc.co.nz / 021 228 8590

Right: Stevie

Lee with a

carpet

shark.

Travel Gordon Reid or Val Willis 383 5227

War Gaming Vincent George 027 414 1911

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GARDEN SECTION:

February sees the continuation of hot dry settled weather. Fertiliser and water will

help the development of flowers and give a boost to vegetables.

February is the judging of the summer flower competition. Check The Star for results.

January we had our annual BBQ where we had 34 members and guests attend.

The highlight was the Potato in the bag Competition. Special thank you to Eddie

Marshall who supplied the trailer for the soil that was in the bags. The men: Barry

Gibson, Keith Boyce, Lindsay Waters, Eddie Marshall, Michael Marquet and Lance

Bowring who emptied the soil and put the potatoes into bags then weighed the

heaviest potato and the largest crop.

Heaviest Potato

Largest Crop

1 st Arnold Memory - 36.9gms Di Chappell - 1.775kg

2 nd Eddie Marshall - 35.0gms Eddie Marshall - 1.412kg

3 rd June Boyce - 20.7gms Arnold Memory - 1.239kg

Stalk of a Gladioli

PETANQUE SECTION:

Papanui Club 19th January - Arthur Diaper Tournament 2019

Championship: 1st

Carol McNarey (Woolston) Janet Wilkinson (Papanui) Richard Browne (Ashburton)

This was a mixed team and what a fantastic finish!

Plate: 2nd

Winston Brill (Woolston) Caroline Kinloch

(Papanui) Phillipa Brown (Timaru)

This mixed team all had their eye on the ball - awesome

game!

Bowl

Gary Butterfield (Woolston) Alice Maguigan

(Papanui) Bruce Hoffmann (Papanui)

Mixed team finals - this was a team performance from

start to finish!

What a Fantastic day thanks to the Papanui Petanque

Members! We look forward to next years’ event with

new members coming on board.

Open Class

Intermediate Class

1 st Daphne Stone Jean Waters

2 nd Adele Milne Barry Gibson

3 rd Lance Bowring Gordon Mitchell

February guest speaker is Heather Craw who is going to speak on Herbs.

Competition is Begonia in a pot, one-cylinder beetroot, and the heaviest marrow.

Happy Gardening!


QUOITS SECTION:

Quoits started the new year with a big tournament on Saturday 26th January.

The Dave Copeland Memorial Trophy is an important game to the three clubs

still playing quoits. We were pleased to have Ashburton and Richmond joining

us to play drawn pairs on the day. The conditions were pretty good on the day,

but didn't get as hot as predicted.

Altogether, 16 players assembled along with another dozen or so supporters so

there was a good sociable crowd. A BBQ was held at the end of play but our one

refused to ignite so we borrowed the Clubs’ BBQ which also gave us a bit of

trouble! A few of the members tried to sort the issue and eventually it was all

go!

The games were all fun and everyone had a good few laughs at some of the

efforts of throwing quoits. It can be quite frustrating at times and not always

consistent throwing.

The winners on the day were Andy and Dave, second was Kevin and Jimmy.

There were four ringers; two from John P, one from Dave and one from

Suzanne. Congratulations to everyone!

We had a great feed with members bringing salads. Leigh and Marian manned

the BBQ again. We all had an enjoyable afternoon with a few drinks of course.

Everyone there contributed somehow to the running of the event so it was all

smooth going. Thanks to our great team.

On Saturday 2nd February, Ashburton is coming again and Richmond will be

running the day at

the Club so if anyone

wants to see what

goes, you are most

welcome to come to

our area behind the

Sports Hall. We will

be there around

12pm.

BOXING SECTION:

Upcoming for Woolston:

Trevor Swainson and

Hamuera Tainui set for

match ups in Auckland on

2nd March to start the

season.

Then we have our annual

South Island Novice

Tournament at the Club on

the weekend of 23rd March;

the largest tournament in

the South Island.

GOLF SECTION:

The first game for 2019 was played at Avondale on the 13th January. It was a

good start to the year with 14 players.

1st - Brent Saundercock

2nd - Mick Duggan

3rd - John Saundercock

The next game will also be played at Avondale on Sunday 10th February at 9am. Visitors

welcome.

Waitangi Weekend we are sending 8 players to the South Islands’ played at Alexandra

Golf Course. Hope all goes well for them.

Woolston are the current champions!


A fun day had by all! PS. How many

people does it take to get a BBQ started?

Just ask the Quoits Section :)


CRICKET

Black Caps vs India ODI 5 - Sunday 3rd - 3pm

Black Caps vs India T20 1 - Wednesday 6th - 5pm

Black Caps vs India T20 2 - Friday 8th - 7pm

Blackcaps vs India T20 3 - Sunday 10th - 8pm

Blackcaps vs Bangladesh ODI 1 - Wednesday 12th - 2pm

Blackcaps vs Bangladesh ODI 2 - Saturday 16th - 11am

Blackcaps vs Bangladesh ODI 3 - Wednesday 20th - 11am

Blackcaps vs Bangladesh Test 1 - Thursday 28th - 11am

SUPER RUGBY

Crusaders vs Blues - Saturday 16th - 7.35pm

Crusaders vs Hurricanes - Saturday 23rd - 7.35pm

A LEAGUE

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory - Friday 15th - 7.35pm

Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC - Saturday 23rd - 7.35pm

OTHER SPORTS

NBL Breakers season continues

Supercars season starts

Super Bowl 53

UCI World Track Cycling Champs


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

Sunday Roast

Buffet

from 5-7pm

Adults $20

Kids $12.50

includes dessert

4

12pm Tui Indoor Bowls

7pm Rock n Roll

LIVE MUSIC

EVERY

SATURDAY

7.30pm

5

12pm Line Dancing

12.45pm Housie

4pm Line Dancing

4-6pm Raffles

4-7pm Happy Hour

6.30pm Spin for Points

7pm Cards

WAITANGI

DAY

WEDNESDAY

6TH

6

12pm Retro Roast

12pm Line Dancing

1.15 Vege Bingo

5pm-7pm Burger Banger

6.30pm Darts

7pm Pool

7pm Believe It Or Not Quiz

VALENTINE’S

DAY

THURSDAY

14TH

7

4 - 6pm Raffles

4-7pm Happy Hour

5pm Tradie’s Tucker

6pm Wargamers

6.30pm Spin for Points

7pm Poker

7.30pm Housie

1

4 - 6pm Raffles

5pm-7pm Fish n Chip Fryday

6 - 7pm Members Draw

8

4 - 6pm Raffles

5pm-7pm Fish n Chip Fryday

6 - 7pm Members Draw

2

12.30pm Housie

4-6pm Raffles

7.30pm Easy Come Easy Go

9

12.30pm Housie

4-6pm Raffles

7.30pm Lino

3

10am Wargamers

4pm Raffles

5pm Sunday Roast Buffet

10

10am Wargamers

4pm Raffles

5pm Sunday Roast Buffet

11

12pm Tui Indoor Bowls

7pm Rock n Roll

12

12pm Line Dancing

12.45pm Housie

4pm Line Dancing

4-6pm Raffles

4-7pm Happy Hour

6.30pm Spin for Points

7pm Cards

13

12pm Retro Roast

12pm Line Dancing

1.15 Vege Bingo

5pm-7pm Burger Banger

6pm Garden Section

6.30pm Darts

7pm Pool

7pm Believe It Or Not Quiz

14

4 - 6pm Raffles

4-7pm Happy Hour

5pm Tradie’s Tucker

6pm Wargamers

6.30pm Spin for Points

7pm Poker

7.30pm Housie

15

4 - 6pm Raffles

5pm-7pm Fish n Chip Fryday

6 - 7pm Members Draw

16

12.30pm Housie

4-6pm Raffles

7.30pm Funky Hot Mamas

17

10am Wargamers

4pm Raffles

5pm Sunday Roast Buffet

18

12pm Tui Indoor Bowls

7pm Rock n Roll

19

12pm Line Dancing

12.45pm Housie

4pm Line Dancing

4-6pm Raffles

4-7pm Happy Hour

6.30pm Spin for Points

7pm Cards

20

12pm Retro Roast

12pm Line Dancing

1.15 Vege Bingo

5pm-7pm Burger Banger

7pm Garden Section (K Bar)

6.30pm Darts

7pm Pool

7pm Believe It Or Not Quiz

21

4 - 6pm Raffles

4-7pm Happy Hour

5pm Tradie’s Tucker

6pm Wargamers

6.30pm Spin for Points

7pm Poker

7.30pm Housie

22

4 - 6pm Raffles

5pm-7pm Fish n Chip Fryday

6 - 7pm Members Draw

23

12.30pm Housie

4-6pm Raffles

7.30pm - Steve & Andy Duo

24

10am Wargamers

4pm Raffles

5pm Sunday Roast Buffet

25

12pm Tui Indoor Bowls

7pm Rock n Roll

26

12pm Line Dancing

12.45pm Housie

4pm Line Dancing

4-6pm Raffles

4-7pm Happy Hour

6.30pm Spin for Points

7pm Cards

27

12pm Retro Roast

12pm Line Dancing

1.15 Vege Bingo

5pm-7pm Burger Banger

6.30pm Darts

7pm Pool

7pm Believe It Or Not Quiz

28

4 - 6pm Raffles

4-7pm Happy Hour

5pm Tradie’s Tucker

6pm Wargamers

6.30pm Spin for Points

7pm Poker

7.30pm Housie

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