The Rotorua Restricted Tournament was held on Sunday and was a very enjoyable day, with 18 tables and entrants from clubs around the region. Congratulations to the Rotorua pairs who featured among the top placings. Sarah Easthope-Wilson and John Kelly were runners-up in the Open/Intermediate section, as were Bob Johnston and Lara Cordonni in the Open/Junior. Rex Tulloch and Joyce Reid came third in the Intermediate/Intermediate and Bruce Whiteman and Christine Kampfraath third in the Intermediate/Junior – see the results page for a full list of winners. Many thanks to the organisers and the helpers in the kitchen for the delicious lunchtime soups, and morning and afternoon tea.
Sadly Henk and Miep Vanderpoel are leaving our club and moving to Palmerston North. We had a farewell afternoon tea for them last Saturday, where members had a chance to reminisce and wish them well. Club president Alan Dick spoke about the great contribution they have both made to the club over the years and noted that Henk is the first life member to leave the club vertically! We wish them all the best for the future in their new home and hopefully we will see them back here for a tournament sometime.
The Rotorua Community Hospice Tournament was held on 25th May and was a very successful and enjoyable day. Some of the happy prizewinners are pictured here.
The first three rounds of the Super Six Teams on Monday night have finished and it was great fun. This is a great way for players of different grades to mix and get to know one another without having to play against each other. Each team is made up of one junior, one intermediate and one open pair.
We would like more entries for the next three rounds, starting from Monday 1 August, so start finding your team members now.
A great day was had on Sunday 13 March at the inaugural Kaharoa Kokako Trust Charity Tournament, held in honour of Anne Managh, a popular and well respected club member who died last year. All proceeds from the tournament went to the trust nest egg, a cause dear to Anne, who was a key member. Wonderful food was provided by …