This year saw the emergence of new champions in the annual Sparkes Cup.
Winners were Marelle Irvine and Particia Vetter who got home by less than 2% from Robin & Walter Suttor.
Winners came through a 6½ table Howell movement and won in what was in reality a very closely contested event.
This years Club Champions Val Heferen and Jay Moore.
Barbara & Kay Wall
Libby Cox & Gail Mann
This years conslation cup winners
1990 Erica Orth & Nancy Thompson
1991 Jay Moore & Molly Poole
1992 Margaret Geddes & Val Heferen
1993 Patricia & John Sparkes
1994 Margaret Geddes & Val Heferen
1995 Nancy Barnier & Frank Parker
1996 Margaret Geddes & Val Heferen
1997 Margaret Geddes & Val Heferen
1998 Temara & Guy Kemp
1999 Cathy Cox & Val Heferen
2000 Sandy Capper & Cathy Cox
2001 Jo Williams & Jill Grieve
2002 Sandy Capper & Cathy Cox
2003 Jay Moore & Molly Poole
2004 Val Heferen & Margaret Large
2005 Judy Keightley & Nancy Thompson
2006 Val Heferen & Margaret Large
2007 Val Heferen & Guy Kemp
2008 Sandy Capper & Barbara Green
2009 Sandy Capper & Maureen Wright
2010 Barbara Green & Brian McCarney
2011 Maureen Wright & Sandy Capper
2012 Margaret Large & Val Heferen
2013 Lorraine Gooley & Annie Cox
2014 Barbara Green & Brian McCarney
2015 Chris Cox & Di Bates
2016 Judy Bowman & Marella Irvine
2017 Val Heferen & Jay Moore
1984 Colin & Vivian Lindeman
1985 Patricia & John Sparkes
1986 Nancy Thompson & Erica Orth
1987 Edna Kellett & Helen Peters
1988 1989 Not played
1990 John Veloso & Ethel Mann
1991 John Veloso & Ethel Mann
1992 Temara & Guy Kemp
1993 Jay Moore & Molly Poole
1995 Liz Loneragan & Di Bates
1996 Margaret Geddes & Cathy Cox
1997 Nancy Thompson & Frank Parker
1998 Nancy Thompson & Frank Parker
1999 Cathy Cox & Margaret Geddes
2000 Molly Poole & Greta Kroll
2002 Molly Poole & Greta Kroll
2003 Molly Poole & Greta Kroll
2004 Yvonne Kelly & Sandy Capper
2005 Peg Leonard & Helen Bryant
2006 Yvonne Kelly & Val Heferen
2007 Ted McCulloch & Geoff Dove
2008 Yvonne Kelly & Greta Kroll
2010 Peg Leonard & Jill Bicknell
2011 Judith McCaffery & Margaret Anne Cant
2012 Jay Moore & Val Heferen
2013 Margaret Large & Lesley Robertson
2014 Jay Moore & Veronica Sullivan
2015 Brian McCarney & Barbara Green
2016 Maureen Wright & Sandy Capper
2017 Maureen Wright & Sandy Capper
2018 Marelle Irvine & Patricia Vetter
2011 N/S Margaret A Cant & Judith McCaffery
E/W Jill Bicknell & Sylvia Enklaar
2012 N/S Bruni Krzysik & Nancy Caughey
E/W Judith Keightley & Tina Smith
2013 N/S June Lockhart & Geoff Dove
E/W Jan Heber & Veronica Sullivan
2014 N/S Margaret A Cant & Judith McCaffery
E/W Virginia Heath & Margaurite Tuit
2015 N/S Deirdre Franklin & John Hall
E/W Jan Heber & Duncan Higgs
2016 N/S Lesley Robertson & Margaret Large
E/W Frank Trent & Ted Hayman
2017 N/S Barbara & Kay Wall
E/W Gail Mann & Libby Cox
NATIONAL BANK CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY
While the Club has conducted championships for many years the committee saw a need for a perpetual trophy and in the early 1990's a group including Nancy Thompson, Greville Burrell and June Bleechmore approached the Club's bankers (The National Bank) for support.
The Bank agreed to this request and gave the sum of $100 with the proviso that any cost beyond that amount must be borne by the Club.
The trophy is competed for annually following a qualifying session from which the leading 5 pairs from North/South and East/West compete in a Howell movement final thus providing one winning pair. The trophy is normally presented at the end of the year celebrations.
BARBARA GREEN TROPHY
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS CONSOLATION
Early 2000's Barbara Green saw the need for a trophy for those who did not qualify for the Club Championships final and who competed in a consolation event. Because this is normally run as a Mitchell movement resulting in winners for both north/south and east/west two trophies were donated.
To qualify for this trophy pairs must have competed in the Club Championship qualifying round and, having failed to qualify for the final, compete in a consolation session. While this session is normally open to all players not involved in the Championships the winners must come from pairs who did compete in the qualifying session.
This trophy was donated by John and Patricia Sparkes who were stalwarts of the Club over many years. They both held executive positions, both were Directors and John was also the Masterpoint Secretary.
At the time the Club was growing and playing on Monday afternoon as well as Wednesday evenings. The Wednesday players included many who worked during the day and this was their only chance to win a major Club event. Because table numbers were small the event was specified to be conducted as a Howell movement thus resulting in one winning pair. The rules for the conduct of this event are quite specific in the it must be a Howell movement with only one winning pair.