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Hoki Hotshots were the convincing winners
of the inter-club badminton competition last
week, beating Greymouth 10-6.
The Hotshots sported four Maneras this
week, with Anne Manera and her three
children all playing. Braden and Todd again
combined well together and also with their
Leon Chai, for Hotshots, picked up a hat-
trick of wins, as did Braden and Brooke
Jean Stainger, for Greymouth, won all her
three games with relative ease, not dropping a
game, and then combined with Jenny Brown
in the doubles and Kerry Cropp in the mixed.
The best match of the night was between
Chai and Adrian Sheat against Kerry Cropp
and Sean Brown, a seemingly long three-
The Moonshiners in Hokitika outplayed the
Vipers and got off to a strong start, winning
all four doubles matches.
The Vipers fought back and took out five of
the eight singles, including a championship
game against Leo King and Ian Singleton
going to three games. It came down to the
mixed doubles, where Vipers needed to win
the lion’s share, but alas were only able to win
two out of the four.
Troy Styles and Adrienne Coleman had a
tight win over Bryan Matthews and Winnie
Dowell in a great three-setter.
With the completion of the second round
of competition, Greymouth are overall
points favourites as round one winners of the
Westland Sports Cup, with 49 points.
Runners-up and winners of the Tennent
Cup were Hoki Vipers with 40 points,
followed by Hoki Moonshiners 35, Hoki
Hotshots 27 and South Westland 19.
Round two and the Bennington Cup
winners were Moonshiners with 32 points.
Runners-up and recipients of the Coll Cup
were Hotshots with 26 points, followed by
Vipers on 23 and Greymouth on 21.
Hoki Hotshots beat Greymouth 10-6.
Doubles: Leon Chai and Adrian Sheat
beat Kerry Cropp and Sean Brown 15-21,
21-17, 21-16; Braden and Todd Manera
beat Grant Hipson and Mark Reid 22-20,
21-17; Sam Reeves and Anne Manera lost
to Jenny Brown and Jean Stainger 15-21, 14-
21; Jolene Godfrey and Brooke Manera beat
Leeanne Hunter and Te Ana Wilson 21-
16, 15-21, 21-16. Singles: Chai beat Cropp
21-2, 22-20; Sheat lost to S Brown 16-21,
17-21; Braden Manera lost to Hipson 21-9,
19-21, 6-21; Todd Manera beat Reid 21-12,
21-10; Reeves beat J Brown 21-14, 13-21,
21-10; A Manera lost to Stainger 12-21, 18-
21; Godfrey lost to Hunter 16-21, 12-21; B
Manera beat Wilson 21-8, 21-4.
Mixed doubles: Chai and Reeves beat S and
J Brown 21-10, 21-13; Sheat and A Manera
lost to Cropp and Stainger 20-22, 13-21;
Braden Manera and Godfrey beat Hipson
and Hunter 14-21, 21-19, 21-16; T Manera
and Brooke Manera beat Reid and Wilson
21-8, 21-9 .
Hoki Vipers lost to Hoki Moonshiners
Doubles: Leo King and Tate Hutchins lost
to Ian Singleton and Kelly Wilson 12-21, 13-
21; Troy Styles and Sandeep Ghanghas lost
to Bryan Matthews and David Pieterse 19-
21, 13-21; Tine Meincke and Kay Mitchell
lost to Tineke Wyatt and Katrina Henderson
12-21, 20-22; Ghanghas and Matt Nicholls
lost to Pieterse and Neil Weston 15-21, 16-
21. Singles: King beat Singleton 21-9, 17-21,
21-16; Hutchins lost to Wilson 12-21, 10-
21; Styles beat Matthews 21-16, 21-15;
Ghanghas lost to Pieterse 12-21, 10-21;
Meincke lost to Wyatt 6-21, 8-21; Mitchell
beat Henderson by default; Coleman beat
Dowell 21-17, 21-15; Nicholls beat Weston
Mixed doubles: King and Mitchell lost to
Singleton and Henderson 19-21, 20-22;
Hutchins and Meincke lost to Wilson and
Wyatt 18-21, 17-21; Styles and Coleman
beat Matthews and Dowell 22-20, 9-21, 21-
18; Coleman and Nicholls beat Dowell and
Weston 16-21, 21-17, 21-16.
The draw is. — Hoki Vipers v Greymouth
(Westland Recreation Centre); Hoki
Hotshots v Hoki Moonshners (Westland
High School gym).
The RSA and Rec
Two were smashed in
the latest round of the
Greymouth men’s pool
competition, both losing
G Livingstone was the
only RSA player to win
a game when he downed
L Larking. The loss
dropped RSA to fourth
Singles wins: Larking
10, G Forsyth,
Livingstone, B Mitchell
all nine wins.
Most team wins: Kells
Blue 10, RSA 8, Rec
One, D unollie 7.
Points table: Kells
Blue 73, Rec One 60,
Dunollie 55, RSA 54.
Results: Kells White
6, Union 3; Dunollie
6, Greymouth WMC
3; Rec One 8, Rec Two
1; Paroa 7, Runanga 2;
Kells Blue 8, RSA 1.
The draw for Monday
is.— R SA v Rapahoe;
Paroa v Kells Blue;
Rec Two v Runanga;
Dunollie v Rec
One; Kells White v
Union a bye.
pool resumes on Tuesday,
The draw is. —
Union Hotel v
Recreation Blue v
Runanga WMC Gold;
Runanga WMC White v
Kells O wls.
In the latest round
of the Grey Valley
men’s pool contest all
of the winners potted
their victories with 6-3
Results: Stillwater 6,
Nelson Creek Gold 3;
Brunner WMC 6,
Ikamatua 3; Hilton 6,
Nelson Creek Blue 3;
Kells 6, Ahaura 3;
Blackball WMC 6,
Winners of their games
were: Chris Hanright
and Fred Miles (Kells),
Graham Dumelow and
Brett Tones, (Stillwater),
Joel Johnson and Wayne
Damian Topi and Phil
Creek Gold), Mike
Pownceby and War wick
Sutton (Nelson Creek
Blue), Helen Dash
and Mark Woolhouse
(Brunner WMC), Brent
Neither and Kane
Paton, Phil Lemmon
and Deb Bunce (Hilton).
Ahaura 6, Ikamatua 3;
Stillwater 5, Blackball
WMC 4; Nelson Creek
Winners of their games
were: Jess Liddell and
Points for these two
Stillwater 44, Blackball
WMC 39, Ahaura,
Nelson Creek 34,
The top team in Greymouth inter-club
squash contest had a convincing win in this
week’s round of matches.
Ellery’s Roofing Direct lost to Mitre 10
The leading team Mitre 10 Mega scored a
convincing win over Ellery’s Roofing Direct.
Super sub Clint Wright was the only winner
for Ellery’s after showing too many shots
for the tenacious Sam Coll. Nathan Coll
and Vince Turpin had convincing straight
set wins, while Will Pattinson continued
his strong form to win in three games over
Megan Dunn. In the game of the night,
Jason Pritchard had to pull out everything to
overcome the gutsy Gary Williams in a huge
C Ellery lost to N Coll 0-3; G Williams lost
to J Pritchard 2-3; C Wright beat S Coll 3-1;
C Dunn lost to V Turpin 0-3; M Dunn lost
to W Pattinson 0-3 .
Greymouth Star beat House of Travel 4-1
In a great battle, Kendall McEnaney beat the
improving Kylee Stanton in five close games
to save House of Travel from the whitewash.
Jimmy Campbell had a straight sets win over
Erin Ellery and Ryan Mead beat Peter Casey
in three sets also. In the match of the partners
,Michelle Twist downed Barry Furness in
three close games.
J Campbell beat E Ellery 3-1; R Mead beat
P Casey 3-0; M Elliot beat M Anisy 3-1; M
Twist beat B Furness 3-0; K Stanton lost to K
McEnaney 2-3 .
AMP lost to Showcase Jewellers 2-3
Ryan Fitzmaurice showed his skills to beat
Bradley Johnson in three good games and
Gareth Thomas beat Aimee Boote, also in
three. AMP’s Teri Campbell came back to
down Grant Ashby in five sets and Ben Coll
was too good for Phil Donaldson, winning in
three straight sets.
B Coll beat P Donaldson 3-0; K Barrow
lost to M Coll 0-3; B Johnson lost to R
Fitzmaurice 0-3; T Campbell beat G Ashby
3-2; A Boote lost to G Thomas 0-3.
Electronet lost to G and L Distributors 4-1
G and L Distributors moved into clear
second place with a comprehensive win over
Electronet. Ant Haslam played well to beat
Ryan Coll in five close games and Tony Ridge
was too good for Rachel Rhodes, winning
in three straight games. Electronet super
sub Terry Hughes was too good for Richard
Roberts, winning in three games to save
Electronet from the whitewash.
R Coll lost to A Haslam 2-3; R Rhodes lost
to T Ridge 0-3; T Hughes beat R Roberts
3-0; P Bayliss lost to N Twist 2-3; E Giles
lost to B Slack 0-3.
Only A grade West Coast men’s and
women’s basketball will be played next week
due to the school holidays.
The draw is. —
Westland Recreation Centre. Women’s A
grade. D uty official: Jennie McMillan.
6pm: Flamingos v JPII Saints (GHS
Tawa x 2, GHS Kahurangi x 2, P Gilbert, C
7.15pm: GHS Tawa v GHS Kahurangi
(Flamingos x 2, JPII Saints x 2, M Brownlee,
Star a bye.
Men’s A grade. Duty official: Joe Lunn.
6.30pm: Aotea Speights v Jesters (Tropics x
2, Geodudes x 2, C McMillan, T Brownlee);
7.45pm: Tropics v Geodudes (Aotea Speights
x 2, Jesters x 2, B Geerin, L McNeish). GHS
Senior Boys a bye.
Greymouth harriers face a field trip
tomorrow to Punakaiki to run the
Pororari River Track.
Members should aim to meet at the
clubrooms in Shakespeare Street to leave
at 1.30pm sharp, or meet at the start of
the track at 2pm.
For those who are unsure, the entry
to the track is located opposite the
The run itself is an 11km loop on
A group will head out to the Cave
Creek turnoff and back around the loop,
which is about 19km for the adventurous
RSA, Rec Two
Women’s pool draw
Stillwater in charge
West Coast basketball draw
Punakaiki field trip awaits harriers
Bernard Tomic has been slapped with the
second-largest single fine in Wimbledon
history and also lost his racquet sponsor as
the fallout from his shocking first-round
The grand slam committee fined
Tomic $US15,000 ($NZ20,610) for
Australian admitted to being “bored” and
feigning injury to take a strategic medical
time-out during his 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 opening
round loss to German Mischa Zverev.
The world No 59 pretended to have
a back injury and called for the trainer
midway through the second set, but opted
not to take any medication.
“I just tried to break a bit of momentum
but just couldn’t find any rhythm and, you
know, wasn’t mentally and physically there
with my mental state to perform,” Tomic
In an extraordinary postscript, Tomic also
confessed to only playing for money and no
longer caring how he performed at grand
It was his “ bored” comment that left the
All England Club incensed.
“I don’t know why, but I felt a little bit
bored out there, to be completely honest
with you,” Tomic said.
The ITF, tennis’s governing body, initially
took the rare step of referring Tomic’s
explosive post-match remarks directly to
the All England Club before the grand slam
committee determined his punishment.
Only Italian hot-head Fabio Fognini, who
was hit with a $US20,000 ($NZ27,482)
fine for a wild tantrum in 2014, has ever
copped a more severe financial punishment
at the game’s showpiece.
Tomic ’s fine represents around a third of
the $60,000 prizemoney he received for
his 84-minute cameo. But he stands to
lose significantly more after Head today
controversially dumped the 24-year-old
despite sticking with Maria Sharapova
through her doping ban.
“ We were extremely disappointed with
the statements made at Wimbledon by one
of our sponsored athletes, Bernard Tomic,”
the manufacturer said in a statement.
“His opinions no way reflect our
own attitude for tennis, our passion,
professionalism and respect for the game.
Therefore we have decided to discontinue
our collaboration with Bernard Tomic.”
Head’s decision comes three years after
management giant IMG cut ties with
the former teenage prodigy who was
earmarked for superstardom after winning
the Australian Open junior titles at just 15
and the US Open boys’ singles at 16.
Australian icon John Newcombe fears
Tomic will end up broke if he does not seek
help after the Queenslander also said his
on-court malaise was a “mental” issue.
Tomic was not the only player hit hard
today, with Russian Daniil Medvedev
receiving three fines totalling $US14,500
for his coin-throwing episode.
Livid after umpire Mariana Alves made
five over-rules in his opponent ’s favour,
Medvedev tossed the coins below the
Portuguese’s chair following his 6-4, 6-2,
3-6, 2-6, 6-3 loss to Belgian qualifier
He apologised in his post-match press
conference, but was nevertheless fined just
$US500 less than Tomic. — AAP
New Zealand No 1 Danny Lee has made
a flawless start to his title defence at the
Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia, sitting in
a share of third place.
A bogey-free L ee led the charge as New
Zealand ’s leading golfers all featured
prominently in the first round at tournaments
around the globe, with qualification for this
month’s British Open also on their minds.
Two years after winning his lone PGA Tour
title in White Sulphur Springs, L ee leapt
from the blocks with six birdies in his six-
He is among six golfers planted three strokes
behind Colombian leader Sebastian Munoz
while American Davis Love III is alone in
second on seven-under.
World No 81 Lee did not get a chance to
defend his title last year because the event was
cancelled due to flooding.
Along with compatriots Steve Alker and
Tim Wilkinson, who both opened with 71, he
is seeking one of four available British Open
New Zealand No 4 Wilkinson was well
placed before dropping five shots on his last
four holes, including a triple-bogey.
Up to three British Open berths are available
at the Irish Open in L ondonderry, where Ryan
Fox shares ninth.
Coming off a sixth placing at last week’s
French Open, Fox sunk eight birdies in his
five-under 67 at the Portstewart Golf Club.
A lone bogey on the back nine, which he
played first, was followed by a momentum-
halting double-bogey five on the par-three
Fox is three shots behind American amateur
Daniel Im and French co-leader Benjamin
The only New Zealander qualified for the
looming major at Royal Birkdale from July 20
is second-ranked Michael Hendry.
Hendry is 18th after the first round of the
latest Japan Tour event, the Shigeo Nagashima
Invitational in Chitose.
Wellington Phoenix have signed
Australian age-group and Brisbane Roar
goalkeeping coach Fernando vaz Alves
on a two-year contract.
Phoenix general manager David Dome
said vaz Alves’ proven track record
in developing young talent was a key
feature in his signing.
“Once we had drawn up a shortlist,
Fernando was the stand-out candidate,”
He replaces Des Buckingham,
who has returned to England to
join Premier League club Stoke
City in an under-23 coaching
Vaz Alves has spent over a decade
in two spells with the FFA’s Centre
of Excellence and at the Australian
Institute of Sport.
He has also worked with the Australian
under-20 and under-17 teams, and
made a positive impression with new
Phoenix coaches Darije Kalezic and
“ His passion, hunger for success, and
clear footballing vision resonated well
with Darije and Rado, so it was a no-
brainer in the end,” Dome said.
Angola-born, Portugal-raised vaz
Alves says he’s looking for ward to
getting back to coaching week-in, week-
out at club level.
“ When Rado spoke to me about the
vision of the club, the potential of the
team this year, and the possibility of
putting in place a long-term development
programme, I was very excited.”
Mitre 10 Mega maintains squash lead
Tomic cops fine, loses racquet sponsor
Top NZ golfers sharp in opening rounds
Phoenix secure goalkeeping coach
Wimbledon’s big guns have all
enjoyed comfortable paths to the
third round on a day where the
mercury tipped 32degC.
Federer and Novak Djokovic
both advanced in straight sets
with last year’s beaten finalist
Milos Raonic coming from a set
down to beat Mikhail Youzhny.
Federer turned on the style
on centre court after losing the
opening two games of the match
to beat Serbian Dusan Lajovic
7-6(7-0), 6-3, 6-2 .
Federer broke early in the
second set to assume complete
control and breezed through the
third set and sealed victory with
his ninth ace of the match to set
up a third-round clash against
“I couldn’t get rid of the ner ves
early on and struggled to find my
rhythm,” Federer said.
“I got back in and broke him
back but struggled throughout
the first set. In the end it was
Second seed Djokovic was
equally emphatic in brushing
aside Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-1,
The second-seeded Serbian
completely outclassed the Czech
world No 136 in 94 minutes on
No 1 court.
“It’s perfect. Exactly what I
want. I don’t want to have any
five-set matches. I had enough
match play in Eastbourne,”
“I felt very good today in terms
of my game and where it was
from the beginning till the end.
So just keeps going in the right
Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor
Dimitrov beat former Australian
Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis
and there were wins for eighth-
seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem
and French showman Gael
The only real shock came on
court No 3 where No 29-seed
Juan Martin Del Potro lost to
Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis.
Caroline Wozniacki’s power
game proved too much for
Tsvetana Pironkova as she eased
past her Bulgarian opponent 6-3,
In a gruelling baseline duel, the
Danish fifth seed’s bigger shots
off both wings and her pinpoint
accuracy as she hit the lines time
and again proved to be decisive.
She largely had the measure of
29-year-old Pironkova, ranked
131, whom she had beaten in
their four previous encounters.
It was not all brute power,
however — Wozniacki also
showed flashes of her deft
touch as the match progressed,
including a beautifully judged
lob to break ser ve in the second
The Dane, who will face
38th ranked Estonian Anett
Kontaveit in the next round, was
happy with her performance.
“I feel like I’m hitting it (the
ball) well. I thought I played
aggressive, defended where I
needed to,” the 26-year-old, who
has finished two seasons as world
number one — 2010 and 2011
but has never won a grand
slam, said. “ I haven’t had any easy
matches here this week yet. It ’s
only going to get tougher.”
American Bethanie Mattek-
Sands was carried off on a
stretcher after suffering a sicken-
ing injury which saw her cry out
“help me” as she lay on the turf.
appeared to buckle under her as
she slipped during her second-
round match with Romanian
Sorana Cirstea. In obvious
distress, Mattek-Sands screamed
out for help as she lay on the grass
in front of horrified spectators.
Big guns roll on
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