Unfortunately due to an ongoing injury, Denise Goldsmith was unable to play in the final - however a stand in was found in the shape of Christine Hewitt.
A small group of spectators were on hand to witness the game (Robyn Tuckett and Christine Hewitt vs Sue Critchlow and Helen Baker) which was commenced after a short break from the challenge of doing battle in the triples. Although this made for a very long day of bowling for these ladies, it didn't stop them all showing some good form.
Congratulations to Robyn and Christine for taking the title 18 - 7. Well done!
Mens Masters will be played in Masterton and Womens are being hosted at our very own club. Dates are 8 & 9th of March - if you are able to come down and watch it should be a great couple of days of bowling. Robyn Tuckett is playing in the pairs with Kathy Cross from Naenae. Go well Robyn!
A stunning day unfolded for the Interclub Play-offs and our mens and womens teams (pictured) all played top level bowls throughout the day. The women played at Victoria and the men at Stokes Valley. Once the wins and points were all worked out, Silverstream men and women both came in at second place. Some may have been a little disappointed at missing out on the top prize but second out of all teams in Wellington is not to be dismissed lightly. This was a tough tournament across the board with some impressive skills on display from all teams involved.
Mighty proud of this bunch for their massive achievement... and also a big thank you to all those who showed up in support. It means a lot to those on the greens!
A shout out to our mighty neighbours in Stokes Valley (Men) and Naenae (Women) for well deserved wins - congratulations... superb bowls throughout!
Another great competition held over two days - this one was a nail biter until the last two ends. After the 18 ends were played the score was a mere 16 - 12 which indicates that not much more than ones and twos were given away for the majority of this match.
The 16th end had both teams tied at 12 all which meant the game was very much anybody's for the taking.
However, there has to be a winning side and congratulations goes to Alex Rennie, Dave Hewitt and Paul Smith for playing a brilliant last two ends to take the title for this season. Well done to all finalists for some great bowls!
For the second year running (and in his second year as a club member) Hamish Ryan has taken home the Junior Singles title. Hamish played brilliantly throughout the competition with only one loss in the qualifying rounds. He then played his semi-final against Jamie Rollo and moved in to the final to play Mike Sunderland, winning by an impressive 16 points (21 - 5).
Congratulations to all who made it through to the play-offs (Hamish Ryan, Mike Sunderland, Jamie Rollo and Mark Hammington) and well done to all of our Junior members for such a great turnout and competition.
Special thanks also to Jamie for his time and effort in organising and facilitating this great event!
On Saturday, 6 th February, four Petanque members, Graham Jackson, Peter Matthews, Ian Richards and Lorraine Gray travelled to Levin to take part in the Arohanui Hospice Charity Melee. The weather was beautiful and it was a fun day with 38 players competing.
Each player drew a number and competed randomly with and against a wide range of players from clubs throughout the Wellington area. The person with the most wins and best differential at the end of five games won, and although the trophy didn’t come to Silverstream, congratulations to Ian who did extremely well and finished fifth with four wins – well done! It was a thoroughly enjoyable day with raffles, a sausage sizzle and spot prizes. As a result, with thanks to the sponsors and players, the Hospice benefitted by $680.
Sixteen teams of two from 9 Petanque Clubs took part in this year's Wellington Interclub Competition which was held at Horowhenua Club (Levin) on Saturday 30th January.
Two teams entred from Silverstream:
Team A: Claire Bradburn, Brian Bradburn, Rachel Clarke and Graeme Pilcher
Team B: Owen Davie, Graham Jackson, Lorraine Gray and Ian Richards.
At the end of the preliminary rounds Silverstream A was in 4th place, and Silverstream B in 5th place
This meant that Silverstream A had to play Silverstream B, meaning in the final quarter only one
Silverstream team could go through to the semi finals.
Silvertream A lost to Manawatu on the Count back.
It was considered by all to be an enjoyable successful day out in good weather.
On a cool blustery weekend four participants from our Silverstream Petanque Club went to Paraparam
on the 23rd and 24th January to take part in the Kapiti Open Doubles. Claire Bradburn, Rachel
Clarke, Peter Matthews and Ian Richards.
Claire and Rachel qualified in the top 16 competitors out of 31 entries on the first day.
Peter and Ian were successful on the final day and became Runners Up in the Plate Final.
A good weekend was had by all.
The Silverstream Petanque triples were held on a cool and blustery Wednesday 20th January. Twelve Players were involved which equated to 4 teams.
The results are as follows:
1st - With 3 Wins were Claire Bradburn, Brian Bradburn and Graeme Pilcher
2nd - With 2 Wins were Lorraine Gray, Sheryl Hunt and Petrina Anderson.
3rd - With 1 Win were Graham Jackson, Peter Matthews and Ian Richards
4th - With 0 Wins were Owen Davie, Euan Evers and Helen Evers.
A great day of play enjoyed by all!
After a semi-final where Robyn Tuckett faced Helen Baker (winning 21-10) and Clare Hendra faced Sue Critchlow (winning 21-11), Robyn and Clare then came together for what promised to be a real clash of the titans. First to 21 was Robyn, (winning 21-10) A huge congratulations to you Robyn for taking out the club championship women's single title for this season!!!
On Friday 8th January the patiently awaited fours final that was postponed late last year due to torrential weather was finally played out in perfect conditions in front of a relaxed crowd of onlookers. 2019/20 champs Edgar Blanche, Chris Guy, Mike Sunderland and Paul Smith Played off against Adam Turner, Hamish Ryan, Simon Havill and Mark Hammington in a game that was fiercely fought.
Congrats to both teams for making it to the final and well done to the reigning champs!
With the final being played at Naenaes indoor green while the rain pelted down and the wind howled outside, Sharon and Andy played a great game against Johnsonvilles Lui and Hilda - however the Johnsonville pair took the win on this occasion.
Regardless - Runners Up is a very commendable placing in a final as it still shows that we have a very formidable team with these two ladies. Well done Sharon and Andy - from all accounts you played a very good game!
It was also fantastic to learn that several SBC members made an effort to show up and support our finalists... it goes to show we have a great club who believe in being there for each other.
Two days of fierce competition and of course loads of fun with a great turnout of junior (year 1 - 5) members representing clubs across the Wellington Region.
Silverstream was proud to host this annual event and get the opportunity to help foster relationships that will last for years to come.
A huge thankyou to all the helpers and supporters over the two days and to our esteemed club President (Aaron) for his continued support of junior member development.
After all was said and done, the final results were:
Third Place - Megan Gray & Stacey Smyth (Carrington)
Second Place - Pet Johnson & Mick Whitty (Lyall Bay)
First Place - Hugh Galbraith & Sharman Buckle (Mirimar
Third Place - Larry Williams & Lemo Moti (Naenae)
Second Place - Jamie Rollo & Wilson Murdoch (Silverstream)
First Place - Ben Joseph & Niko Kele (Naenae)
Fourth Place - Shane Duncan & Mark Downer (Paraparaumu Beach)
Third Place - Sam Kauone & Mone Amato (Stokes Valley)
Second Place - Zak Ramji & Richard Dailey (Island Bay)
First Place - Andrea Gray & Mike Sunderland (Silverstream)
A small sample of pics from the days event are below - for more pictures visit our FaceBook page.
A stunner of a day blessed the fours teams allowing a full day of play to be had in perfect conditions. Two rounds were played today and everyone appeared to really enjoy getting back into the swing of competitive play and a good dose of banter.
More photos of todays games can be seen on our facebook page - many thanks to De-Anne Sunderland (the unofficial club photographer) for coming down and taking a few good pics :)
This event was held on Wednesday 30th September on a beautiful sunny, no wind, day.
Seven teams entered, one of which included SBC President Aaron Wall.
The Championship was run as a Random Draw Competition over 5 rounds with a bye in each
round. Every team played 4 games, then the two top teams played the final. These qualifying rounds
included some very good close games.
The Final was between Rachel Clarke and Graham Pilcher (the previous winners of the Club
Doubles Championship) and Graham Jackson and Tim Lovell-Smith.
The 2020 Club Doubles Championship results were:
Winners: Graham Jackson and Tim Lovell-Smith with a score of 13,
Runners Up: Rachel Clarke and Graham Pilcher with a score of 9.
Rachel Clarke and Claire Bradburn played in the Regional Women’s Doubles and Triples over the
weekend of 26 & 27 September.
The Doubles were played on Saturday in fine weather and after the first 4 games Rachel and Claire were in fourth place, but unfortunately they didn’t carry their form through to the sudden death rounds and finished 5th equal.
The Triples Competition, played on Sunday was different from the start. Heavy rain overnight meant the terrain had a lot of water on the pistes, although the jack didn’t float in any puddles. (this is an actual test done to see if an area is playable within the rules).
Rachel and Claire with Ngaire Eriksen from Horowhenua Club played the first two rounds in heavy, wind-blown rain and then the skies cleared for the 3rd and 4th rounds. At this stage they were 2nd overall.
The semifinals were played in reasonable weather against a team of three NZ Representatives, Rachel, Claire and Ngaire won 13-8.
Then to the final against a team which included two NZ representatives to our one. No sooner had the game started than the gale-force wind brought rain. The team started well, going out to 8-2 when one bad end gave their opponents 5 points cutting our lead to 1. Our team refocused and although the rain turned to hail for a while they kept on track to win the Championship 13-8. A fantastic result!
On a beautiful sunny day, the above Club Championship was held with 14 players in attendance.
There were four qualifying rounds which at times were very close and intense.
The Semi Final games were drawn between:
Ian Richards and Peter Matthews
Claire Bradburn and Graeme Pilcher
Two intense games followed with Peter Matthews scoring 13 points to Ian Richard's 4
and Claire Bradburn scoring 13 points to Graeme Pilcher's 10.
The Final was therefore held between Claire Bradburn and Peter Matthews with Claire winning the Club Singles Championship, scoring 13 points to Peter's 5.
Congratulations to Claire for games well played!
A Good day was had by all.
The Wellington Petanque Association (WPA) Open was attended by Claire Bradburn, Rachel Clarke and Mary Willmer.
The WPA Pointing and Qualification Round began on Friday the 11th September on a very cold and
Rachel with an excellent score of 35 points came in second to Claire Wilson from Wanganui, who is
the current Oceania Champion, scoring 41 points.
The Final was played on the Sunday with Rachel the runner up with 11 points to Claire Wilson's
score of 15 points.
Congratulations to Rachel for a very good performance indeed!