Clubs New Zealand Darts Association would like to take this golden opportunity in congratulating each and every one of you members throughout the country, also your Clubs upon reaching this mile stone within our Association. We have come a long way from those very early days with a lot of water which has passed under the bridge, and may it keep flowing strong for the next 50 years. We, Clubs New Zealand Darts Association are an association with no place or Club rooms of fixed abode. As I see it, now is the time to call for any photos or stories that you members out there may have to bring to the table at this year’s Islands, so that we may consider the use of them within the Jubilee Book which we are seeking to produce. This is maybe the only way that we will have an Association archive to look back on, plus a generalization of history over the last 50 years, which requires history, photos and stories from both sides of the fence. If your photo has a story, feel free to please include it. Please keep in mind that this Jubilee is the National Jubilee, when you are hunting out that old memorabilia to bring with you, remember that both Island Jubilee’s will be following over the next few years. In closing we wish all players and supporters the very best attending this year’s SouthIsland & North-Island Championships, safe travel. Regards CNZDA
Haupai Puha and Tukino Weko
Jane Harrington and Sarah Pitima
Warren French and Chrissy Hay have won the Dawn and Bill Willis Memorial Men’s and Ladies singles held at the Waimate Town and Country Club yesterday.
Details are on the AUSDARTS website www.ausdarts.org
Lorene Earnshaw was New Zealand number one in 2012. For about 4 or 5 years since she has not played until appearing in some recent Auckland dart tournaments. In that time away from playing she got married. She is now Lorene Gilliam. She changed the colour of her hair. Travelled overseas alot for her work. And got alot trimmer.
I wondered if her recent appearance at tournaments meant she was on the comeback trail. I asked her that question yesterday when she played at the Papakura Club and she said No. She is just having a bit of fun.
I am sure if she wished to she could be quite successful again.
Ken Moir and Peggy Wikaira defeated Mike Collett and Lorene Gilliam in the final 4 legs to 1 of the Northern Area Mixed Pairs held at the Papakura Club on Saturday afternoon. Ken scored 2 x 180 in the final. The only ones he got all day. He picked the right moment. All 4 players represented the West City Darts Association.
Play started at 1.15 pm and the final ended at 7.45 pm. 26 pairs were entered which was two more than last year.
The organisation and running of the tournament was faultless under Northern Area secretary Joyce Reedy.