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P&K Marty Masters Sevens

December 9, 2021 December 2021, Sports Comments Off on P&K Marty Masters Sevens

The winning team Wairarapa United.

The 2021 P+K Marty Masters 7s was played on 6 November, under overcast skies, but no rain.

Covid had delayed but not prevented it going ahead and also imposed limits on numbers.  We had 6 teams enter from the greater Wellington Region and all games were played in fantastic spirit. There were some very close, tightly contested games, and some minor upsets.  Martinborough Junior Football Club is very grateful to the teams who enter for your continued support.

We are also very thankful to our major sponsor P+K Martinborough, and for the huge contributions from our awesome local community: Mitre10 Martinborough, The Claremont Motel and Apartments Martinborough, Ata Rangi, Masters and Jack Wines, Craggy Range, Terroir & Groves Wines, Dry River, Martinborough Vineyard, Circus Cinema, Tom Wilson Motors, Martinborough Top10 Holiday Park, Olea Retreat Olive Oil, Dr Beak, Neighbourhood Coffee, Matt Wood.

The final was between last year’s winners Waterside Karori Dreamers and Wairarapa United.

The score was deadlocked at full time, but Wairarapa United prevailed in the penalty shootout.

An interesting fact is that our own Martinborough team drew 2-2 with Wairarapa United in the group play. I’ll just leave that here….

Look out for the 2022 Se7ens which will be held again around September – covid willing.

Martinborough Golf Club Report

December 9, 2021 December 2020, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Club Report

It has been a busy few weeks out on the course.  In mid November we had our Murray Halberg Day with 72 out enjoying the course.  Davis Lester Clarke and Kris Chamberlain will be representing Martinborough at the Eagles Field Day at Paraparaumu in January.

The following day the Ladies travelled over to Royal Wellington to compete for the Lady Stout Trophy – unfortunately it stayed in Wellington!

The next day we had our 36 Hole Mixed 4Somes Open.  The winning combination with the best gross were Ju Allen & Kirk Collins, 2nd Pip Kirk & Andrew Smith and 3rd Anna Possenniskie & Martin Napier.  Best nett went to Britta Fraser & Garth Lippitt, 2nd Ro & Lyle Griffiths and 3rd Bindy & Lachie McLeod.  Best Stableford went to Julie Weber & Trevor Petersen, 2nd Nicola & Richard Warren and 3rd Jo Loe & Colin Whibley-Smith.

The day after that the men travelled over to Royal Wellington to compete for the Bidwill/Leckie Cup which also stayed in Wellington! … Continue Reading

Martinborough Golf Club Report

November 10, 2021 November 2021, Sports Comments Off on Martinborough Golf Club Report

Life is relatively normal out on the Golf Course with usual weekly competitions being played along with a couple of tournaments.  The course is looking amazing at the moment with lots of visitors commenting on how good it is playing.

Thursday Club has been getting good turnouts with recent winners being Nick Morison, Doug Clark, Dale Keith, Alistair Petrie, Rob Smith, Rob Coy and Rob Lopez.  Twos have gone to Jason Shaw (4), Rob Lopez (3), Anna Possenniskie (2), Ed Elworthy (2), Malcolm Wood (2), Pete Price (2), Dayle Scrimshaw (2), Doug Clark, Craig Andrews, Rob Coy, Tony Taylor, George Kirk, Matt Thomas, Brent McKinlay, Guy Walmsley, Bill Jago, Shayne Hammond, Sandy Bidwill, Chris Ranish and Vern Anton.

Recent winners in the weekend competitions have been Guy Walmsley, Peter Schenk (twice), Jan Ferguson, George Kirk, Paul Riddiford, Derek Stephens, Chris Ranish, Brent McKinlay and John Warner.  Twos have gone to Doug Clark (3 in one round), Derek Stephens (2), Jason Shaw (2), John Warner (2), Josh Hawkins, Warwick McKee, Brian Russo, Jason Burt, Malcolm Wood, George Kirk, Peter Schenk and Guy Walmsley.

Winning ladies over the last few weeks have been Angela Busby, Carol Parkinson, Honor Clark, Karen Shaw, Jo Loe and Sarah Monaghan.  Twos have gone to Honor Clark (2), Lyle Griffiths (2), Carol Parkinson, Roz Harding and Netia Morison.

At the end of September we hosted the AB Martin Mixed 4Somes with Ro & Lyle Griffiths and Doug & Jan Ferguson sharing the AB Martin Trophy.  Other winners on the day included Nigel & Debbie Walker (Otaki), Cate and Andrew Crombie (Royal Wellington), Raymond Matthews & Mariana McDermott and Richard & Nicola Warren.

At the beginning of October we held the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The 54 hole winners were:  1st Gross Adam Church (Judgeford), 2nd Perry Hayman (Judgeford),

1st Nett Nick Morison, 2nd Dion Bennett (Judgeford), 3rd Colin Whibley Smith, 4th Michael Rust, 5th Rob Lopez, 6th Paul McKenzie.  36 Hole winners were:  1st Gross Doug Clark, 2nd Dean Walker (Judgeford), 3rd George Kirk, 1st Nett Brock Shute (Royal Wellington), 2nd Peter Stevens (Masterton), 3rd Wayne Mowat (Hastings), 4th Brett Krause (Royal Wellington), 5th Wayne Eagleson (Royal Wellington), 6th Ro Griffiths, 7th Raymond Matthews, 8th Gordie Ritson (Royal Wellington), 9th Pete Price and 10th Peter Martin.

Overall best gross round 1 Adam Church, round 2 Perry Hayman and round 3 Adam Church.

Best Nett overall round 1 Raymond Matthews, round 2 Brock Shute and round 3 Nick Morison.

Two weeks later we hosted the Eastwood Motor Group Lamb & Chardonnay Ambrose.  The winning team with a nett score of 58 were Jason Shaw, Brent McKinlay, Josh Hawkins and Jack Allen, 2nd Malcolm Bridge, Pete Price, Jane Fanselow-Price and Greg Dalton, 3rd Jeremy Harp, Phillip Granich, Zeb Livingston and Shane Mellor (Mahunga), 4th Jason, Kavarn and Isaac Walker and Rodney Dravitzki (Mahunga) and 5th Brian Russo, Tony Taylor, Johnson and Takarangi Williams.

Coming up over the next few weeks we have Club Championship finals on 7th November, Murray Halberg Day on Thursday 11th, Saturday 13th we are hosting our 36 Hole Mixed 4Somes, the course is closed on Saturday 20th November as we are hosting the Wellington Champion of Champions and Sunday 28th November is Shoot Out finals day – so all in all a busy few weeks ahead.

Kris Chamberlain

Watch out Cobra Kai!  Local karate club takes out Champion Dojo Trophy

July 12, 2021 July 2021, Sports Comments Off on Watch out Cobra Kai!  Local karate club takes out Champion Dojo Trophy

On Saturday 12 June, Wairarapa’s Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate (OGKWI) club competed against karate clubs from across the lower North Island to win the overall Kāpiti Karate Academy Championships.   

13 karate students from South Wairarapa travelled to Kāpiti to compete against students from 12 other karate clubs in kata (technique), kobudo (weapons), and kumite (sparring).  An overall Champion Dojo Trophy was up for grabs for the club with the most points per member at the end of the event.  OGKWI students received the most points per member as well as winning a whopping 17 medals (4 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze).   This meant the club took out the overall competition trophy. … Continue Reading


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Featherston Wrestling Club

June saw the start of Regional & National wrestling tournaments.  The Wellington Regional Championships is back on the national calendar after 31 years.  This illustrates the growth in the Wellington region clubs – Featherston, Tawa and Waikanae.  The club also had a team travel to Hamilton in July to attend …

Roll the Jack

With Rozanna Muriwai, as the new president of the Martinborough Bowling Club, the Club is humming. “When we returned from Bahrain 2 years ago, we wandered down to the Bowling Green to check it out. Both my husband and I love bowling, says Rozanna. We joined. The social side of …

Rare mother – daughter success at South Wairarapa Karate Club

The South Wairarapa Okinawan Goju Ryu karate club is continuing to grow in both numbers and achievements, and it was great to see two Martinborough locals recently achieve their Shodan (blackbelts) in September this year. Mother and daughter, Clare and Bonnie Miller,  travelled to Dunedin with Senpai Anna Borjesson and …

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