- Gaming Room
- Indoor Bowls
- Outdoor Bowls
- Texas Hold 'em Poker
- Rugby Supporters
- Men in Accord
- Sun City Rockers
- Totsadl Dancing
- Sioux Line Dancing
- Nelson Motorcycle
- Harmony Chorus
Our card section is doing very well. We have Euchre on Friday nights at 7.15 pm
Most Sundays we have Crib and an occasional game of 500. These start at 1.30 pm
We go to Suburban once a month for the Woods & Trounson Trophy and also go to Blenheim. Teams go to Nationals of Euchre and Crib and also South Island Euchre and Crib each year. It would be nice if any members who want to try Cards could come along and see how we play.
If you are looking for more life skills, a fun way to make new friends and socialise then the Club Waimea Card section is for you. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or haven’t tried your hand at cards for a while, there are experienced members who can teach you how to further your interest in cards and learn the many different games. Cards is a low cost sport that is played in every Chartered Club in New Zealand and is a sport that can be enjoyed by everybody at any ability. If this sounds like you give the Club Waimea Card Section a chance and you will make new friends, travel and learn new skills.
Anne Ryder on 03 544 7267.
Photo: Left back: Keith Douthett, Darren Richardson, Stan Reid. Left Front: Karen Thomas, Jocelyn Douthett
Club Waimea Darts: On Sunday, we hosted the area Sunday four's league.
We compete against other local clubs and two teams from Marlborough, great monthly competition of singles, pairs and a team game.
Club Waimea have two teams of four in the league, our teams have been performing very well, Waimea one team currently in the top 3, very close competition, not many points between teams. Last round next month, keep up the great darts teams, lets see who takes out the trophy's.
Have you thought of playing darts? Everyone welcome to join darts, come along to Club Waimea, Friday nights at 7pm, talk to Zane or Karen to find out more and have a fun game of darts.
We have introduced Dart's on a Friday Night at 7.00 pm, come along and have a go.
Darts is a very social game with some competitions both serious and fun. The Waimea Darts Club can boast a membership of 24 players and will welcome new or old players of any age. It is played on a Wednesday night alternately at home and amongst 3 other clubs. When competitions are over we have fun nights at Club Waimea.
Darts are available at the bar if anyone just wants to have a go. It is a cheap, sociable and fun night out and we look forward to seeing you.
027 577 0805
Fishing Trip to Motunau
The Fishing Section has just returned from a trip to a small coastal settlement in North Canterbury called Motunau.
The first day was an early start being at the Charter Vessel at 6.00 am to allow us to get out to the Groper holes but sorry to have to advise only 1 groper was caught, and a lot or red cod.
The Skipper decided to go out further and target Trumpeter, it was not long before the first and many more were caught, 14 in all, so then in closer to get some cod, and crayfish.
We headed back in to clean up and tell the stories of the ones that got away.
The second day was a later start as the weather forecast was not the best to be venturing out too far so it was off to the cod grounds and yes this was a better day for cod. There was also plenty of Perch, and yes one person was clever enough to state that he would catch 3 barracuda and Yes he did.
This being a shorter day is was in close to clean and fillet the catch only to be joined by a couple of pods of very friendly dolphins who wanted to stay and put on a show for us.
One of the sporting sections of Club Waimea which has a great deal to offer its club members in the way of numerous trips to the “good spots” along with some good catches and then there is the opportunity to tell the story of how big the catch was and the one that got away.
The section has it’s usual trips each year and then as demand requires other trips are organised.
So if you are interested come along to our monthly get together chat on the first Wednesday of each month at Club Waimea at 7.30pm.
Daryl Johnson 027 289 5525
Club Waimea is proud to offer you an 18 Machine Gaming Room, having a good mixture of old favourites along with eight of the latest machines, with continual upgrading being a priority
Club Waimea supports problem gambling assistance. If you feel that you have a gambling problem or would like to help a mate, please contact: THE GAMBLING HELPLINE ON 0800 664 262… or go to the website: http://www.pgfnz.org.nz
Golf Section plays once a month at Greenacres Golf Club. We have around 18 club members. You don’t have to be a golf club member to join as we cater for all players.
Costs to join Golf Section $10.00
Graham & Barbara Winstone
03 547 3463
Anyone can play this wonderful game. Indoor Bowls is truly a “game for all ages”. It can be played as a serious competitive sport or as a social activity. No uniform or equipment is required other than flat soled shoes so it is a very cheap sport to start and play and a good way of meeting new people.
Our Indoor bowling season runs from February till October of each year and is played in the Club Waimea Hall. So why not give Indoor Bowls a try over the winter months, coaching is provided for new members. Club Night is each Monday evening with play starting at 7.15pm in the Club Waimea Hall.
Chartered Club's South Island Winners
Triples: Jean McKenzie (s) Lewis Dellabosca & Kevin McKenzie
Fours: Jean McKenzie (s) Lewis Dellabosca, Nathan Dellabosca & Kevin McKenzie
Chartered Club's Women's National 2011 Winners
Singles: Lyn Sloper
Triples: Linda Carrick (s) Lyn Sloper & Betty Henderson
Chartered Club's Ladies National Team 2011
If you would like more information on the Indoor Bowling Section at Club Waimea
just come along to Club Waimea on a Club night, new members will be made most welcome.
Trophy Winner's 2013 - 2014
Crow Trophy Winner's
Monica Kennedy, Colleen Lankshear & Colleen Kempton
Jean McKenzie 544 8060 or
From left: Richard Griffith, Ray Denby, Mark Friend, Kerry Laing, Shane Geddes, Nobby Yorwarth, Nathan Geddes, Alan Rameka, Ray Weavers, Kevin Whitlow, Colin Bowden and Barry Weavers. The other character ‘Ferreted’ its way into the picture, but was not an official member of the team!
The annual Clubs NZ South Island Snooker Pairs tournament was, once again, a most enjoyable occasion for our section member's. This year, the event was held in Gore and, although the weather was somewhat chilly outdoors, the reception was warm and the competition hot.
Waimea’s No.1 team was Nathan Geddes and Ray Denby, who were successful in winning the flight event in 2014, and this year they performed at an even higher level to reach the semi-final of the championship itself. On the way they accounted for several previous winners and gained an appreciative audience as their skillful play became the talk of the snooker room.
In the semi, they met a pair from Oamaru who were the eventual championship winners and included an English snooker professional coach who was the dominant individual player at the tournament. Even though beaten at this stage, our boys received generous praise from the victor during the presentation ceremony. Well done, guys.
Another Waimea pairing which caused some upsets was that of Mark Friend and Shane Geddes. Seeded at 23rd due to them not having played together at any previous event, these two proceeded to knock off several of the top sides in their section before falling to the 10-time champion pair from Dunedin in the quarter-finals.
Our other four teams all had their moments of success, mixed with tight games which went in the favour of their opposition. Without exception, a thoroughly enjoyable time was had by the Waimea players and a good representation at next year’s tournament at the Woolston Club in Christchurch is assured.
The Snooker section at Club Waimea was formed in 1992 and has established itself as a major player in the sport in the Top of the South. While some members are focused on serious competition, both locally and throughout the country, many others are merely social players who enjoy the companionship of like-minded enthusiasts.
Newcomers are most welcome to join in with our activities,
The club has 3 pool tables, coin operated and currently the cheapest in town, $1 per game.
We have competition pool, Monday night Nelson Pool Association competition 1 team, Tuesday night Pub competition and Wednesday night inter club, between Nelson North, Suburban Club and ourselves. We also organise various visits away, and in turn host return matches. We are a vibrant friendly group always looking for new members.
Robert Barnett 027 4492799
Casual Players Welcome
Casual court hire is $15.00 per hour per court.
Bookings can be made by contacting the Club Waimea Office.
* Modern Complex with 4 glass back courts
* Friendly and family orientated Club.
* Social or competitive memberships
* Regular social leagues, Club afternoons, ladies nights.
* Casual court hire.
* Optional tournaments and interclub.
* Junior (Under 18) Club nights during term 2 and 3
* Professional Coaching for individuals and groups is available.
* Free coaching for beginner juniors available during terms 2 and 3 on Fridays 4.30pm.
We have various types of membership.
*Junior *Senior *Family *Summer ( Dec - June)
Your squash membership also includes membership to Club Waimea and the use of all their facilities including bowls, snooker / pool, darts, cards, dance groups, restaurant and bar.
Squash Court Phone Number
03 544 6524 or
Club Waimea 03 543 9179
Brendon Whitley 027 2230813
TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER
A great social opportunity within the Club Facilities, play starts at 7.30pm Friday nights. This is a blend of luck, skill and in the end it’s not the cards you are dealt, it’s the way you play them. Learn as you play with the help of the other players.
Come and join Club Waimea's Great Rugby Tipping Competition
Contact: Gary Brown 544 4681
MEN IN ACCORD
Men in Accord (MiA) have just returned from representing the Nelson/Tasman region, competing at the National NZ Barbershop Convention (7th-9th Oct), which was held at the new ASB Theatre in Blenheim. The chorus is very proud to announce, that under the musical direction of Andy Rolfe, they came away with Silver Medals in the Small Chorus category.Andy has done a fantastic job, being both firm and patient during our rehearsals to get the songs up to competition standard. Along with some much appreciated additional coaching and guidance from Celia Rodley, we were able to fine tune the songs to give them that little ‘extra something’ to help make us stand out from the other competitors.
The weekend was full on and tiring but all the guys agree it was well worth the effort.
Attaining Silver Medals is quite an achievement, as MiA were the smallest chorus competing, with only 11 guys singing on the risers. Their score even beat one of the other larger choruses of twice as many singers.
During the very positive evaluations by the judges, MiA were congratulated on how good they sounded for such a small group. You can imagine how great that made them all feel!
Competing at the Convention has been a wonderful team effort and an experience that MiA will remember fondly in years to come. The support and camaraderie amongst the guys has been so uplifting, we truly are a band of brothers.
Being at the Convention was an amazing opportunity to hear the very best choruses in the country, with the 2016 World Champion Quartet “Forefront”, all the way from the USA, as headlining guests for the weekend.
Men in Accord also had success with the Quartet representing them at the Convention. They go under the name of ‘The Hemispheres’ (the Bass & Baritone being from New Zealand and the Lead & Tenor originally from the UK). The Hemispheres brought home the Iraia Te Whaiti Trophy for the “Most Entertaining Quartet” as voted for by the audience.
It was the first time the chorus’s quartet had entered the competition, competing against 19 other quartets, winning that section was a great achievement for them. The Hemispheres will now have their names added to the trophy, alongside past winners, including those of previous World Champion Quartet, “The Musical Island Boys”. How cool is that!
Now competitions are over, it’ll be business as usual for Men in Accord, rehearsing on their regular Tuesday evenings 19:15 at Club Waimea, Lower Queen Street, Richmond.
Winning the silver medal has been a huge boost for Men in Accord and we’re now looking to swell their numbers by recruiting new members. So a message to all you guys out there who can hold a tune, if you’re looking for something different to do on a Tuesday evening, we encourage you to come along and try the experience for yourselves, to see how much fun four-part harmony singing can be.
For further information about Men in Accord, please feel free to pop in and see us at Club Waimea, or alternatively, visit our website at: men-in-accord.nz or call Dave on 540 2178.
Men in Accord are happy to perform at both public and private events. To check our availability, please feel free to contact us via our website.
Men in Accord, Nelsons only 4-part harmony barbershop chorus, are busier than ever this month. We're currently rehearsing on our regular Tuesday evening at Club Waimea, along with some planned additional nights, as on the 7-9th October we're competing in the National Barbershop Convention.
This year's Convention will be held in Blenheim in the Marlborough Civic Theatre and is hosted by the Sounds of Marlborough Chorus.
The chorus is in the process of finely tuning and polishing our two competition songs, one ballard and one up-beat number which we'll perform in front of a panel of international judges.
The conventions are always a highlight in the New Zealand Barbershop calendar and this year even more so as Men in Accord also have a Quartet competing. the Quartet only last week heard that the video audition they submitted in June had been judged with an appropriate score allowing them to compete.
The Quartet have named themselves (rather appropriately) The Hemispheres as the Bass & Baritone are from New Zealand and the Lead & Tenor are originally from the UK> It's also their first time competing together. The Hemispheres have something rather special up their sleeves for this years competition and have been working hard perfecting their songs.
If you are interested in seeing the nations Barbershop Choruses and Quartets competing at Blenheim both the competition sessions and the Saturday evening show are open to the public. Tickets are available on the door at the Marlborough Civic Theatre.
(Once competitions are over, it'll be business as usual for Men in Accord rehearsing as normal on Tuesday evening 's 7.15 pm at Club Waimea. We encourage you to come along and join us and experience for yourselves how much fun singing can be. We're always looking out for new members.
For further information about Men in Accord and what Barbershop music is all about, please feel free to pop in and see us or alternatively visit our website at: men-in-accord.nz or call Dave on 03 540 2178
Men in Accord are happy to perform at both public and private events. To check our availability, please feel free to contact us via our website.www.men-in-accord.nz
Men in Accord are a relaxed and friendly men's a-cappella, barbershop, 4-part harmony chorus based in the Nelson / Tasman area.
Our current members are from all walks of life and professions, we even have a singing Policeman!
We rehearse most Tuesday nights at Club Waimea starting at 7pm and give a warm welcome to all men who have an interest in singing four part harmony. We encourage you to come along and join us. You’ll be invited to sing with us, however, doing so is not a requirement. If you’d prefer to just listen, that’s fine.
Our rehearsals are friendly and fun and usually start with a few vocal warm-ups and then are generally focused on learning new songs or improving performance of our existing repertoire. Our rehearsals can also be tailored to suit newcomers.
Men in Accord are lucky to have a number of experienced members with good musical knowledge who pass on valuable techniques on how to strengthen and improve the quality of our sound.
We cap the evening by relaxing in the Club Waimea lounge with a drink and (of course) a song!
So come along on a Tuesday evening and experience for yourselves how much fun singing can be.
For further information about Men in Accord and what Barbershop music is all about, please visit our
website at: men-in-accord.groupanizer.com
Men in Accord are happy to perform at both public and private events. To check our availability, please feel free to contact us via our website.
Contact: Brian Wood 021 183 3703
SUN CITY ROCKERS
The focus of Sun City Rockers, Nelson, is dancing in a supportive and friendly environment. We love to Rock’n’Roll dance, socialise and keep fit to the music from the era, and have been a Rock’n’Roll club since 1999 in the Nelson region.
The objective of the Sun City Rockers is to create opportunities for members to participate in Rock'n'Roll dancing in both competitive and social environments.
Club trips and events we organise, such as the New Zealand National Championships and visits to other Rock'n'Roll club dances around the regions. We cater for competitive and social dancers of all ages and levels.
We hold a number of Saturday dances and social events at Club Waimea and these are open to anyone who enjoys moving to Rock'n'Roll music.
We invite everyone who are interested in learning Rock’n’Roll to come along on our club nights Tuesdays in the Club Waimea, Hall.
Please wear flat heeled shoes for Rock'n'Roll dancing.
LESSONS: 7pm – 8pm – Cost for lessons, visit our web site Lessons & Workshops
GENERAL DANCING: 8pm
If you have an occasion or event where Rock'n'Roll dancers would add to the spectacle and fun, or any more questions about our club please do not hesitate to contact one of our committee members.
Hope you enjoy browsing our web site, see you soon at our Rock’n’Roll lessons, events and weekly club nights.
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Daryl Johnston 027 289 5525
Ross Norgate 021 070 0582
RSA Ladies Jan Blackmore 541 0360
Top of the South Amateur DanceSport League
Top Of The South Amateur Dancesport League.
Roger 03 545 2231
Viv Hitchcock 021 926011
SIOUX LINE DANCING
Wednesday's 6.00 pm
Tutor: Sue Wilson
Sioux Line Dance has started a new intake of beginner line dancers. This class is coming along nicely. If anyone would like to come along and join in now is the time. New dancers are always welcome.
We recently had our mid year social, introducing our beginners to the fun of social dancing. We integrate the beginners by having what we call split floors. So we have the newer line dancers at the front under the guidance of their Tutor Sue Wilson. Whilst our more advanced dancers dance at the back, doing their more Intermediate dances. This works well and keeps everyone up on the floor, and allows the new dancers to see what the will be aspiring to. Our day was topped off with dinner at the Phil's Place, the Club Bistro. This progressed on to a great night of entertainment and of course more dancing with the band Kruzin. In all a great night and many thanks to Club Waimea for such a great venue.
Line dancing is certainly a great sport to become involved with. Its good for mind, body and soul. Friendship, laughter and fun are three ingredients that help make learning easier along with the good music too.
We have dancers heading away to Timaru this coming weekend to join Galaxy Line Dancers celebrate 22 years of line dancing. This weekend will include a Workshop with Australian Tutor, Chris Watson, of Tamworth. And that's not all.....we then hit the road and continue down to Dunedin for the Masters Games Wind Down workshop and Social weekend. The guest Tutor will be Australian Choreographer and Teacher, Jan Wyllie. Jan was recently at Club Waimea running workshops for line dancing hosted by Sioux Line Dance.
Beginners: 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Improver Plus: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Sue Wilson 03 528 6788
What a fantastic weekend we have had at Club Waimea. Sioux Line Dance Tasman, together again to have a fun weekend with lots of dancing.
International Choreographer, Jan Wyllie, from Hervey Bay, Queensland was invited to conduct the Saturday afternoon 3 hour workshop. She introduced 7 new dances all her own choreography, and these were received well by the 140 attending the workshop.
It has been some years since Jan was on the South Island and even more since travelling on the North Island. When the news hit the grape vine Jan & Annie where coming to town, motels were booked, flights booked, buses booked, and even booked in with us for the weekend.
Whangarei, Orewa-Hibiscus Coast, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Gisborne, Rotorua, Raumati, Levin, Blenheim, Greymouth, Hokitika, Nelson, Motueka, 4 clubs from Christchurch, Chrissie, Editor of NZ Line Dance Magazine, from Dunsandel, Oxford, Timaru, Temuka, Ashburton and Dunedin. Now that's a pretty good representation from all of New Zealand.
Our social night, Friday's meet and greet had 150 regisitered. Operations Manager, Jan Phipps and President of the Club Dave Birdling welcomed all our dancers and opened our weekend of social dancing. The support from Club Waimea was brilliant, from bar staff and the catering by Phil Hazeldine and staff at Phils Place. All the line dancers in a combined effort together sang G'Day G'Day, and waved the green and gold and even an Aussie Flag as a welcome to our international guests, Jan Wyllie and Annie Bradbury. What was so neat was Jan joined in with the dance and beamed from ear to ear. This lady has a beautiful smile, so often commented on over the weekend.
Social night on Saturday we were entertained by Timaru and Temuka line dancers. A night filled with dancing and fun.
Sunday morning 90 sat down for breakfast at Phils Place, Club Waimea.....scrumptious....All too soon it was time to say goodbye. Our little Siouxlele group with our ukuleles entertained with a couple of songs and the finale "Now is the Hour" it was lovely to hear everyone join in.
Visiting groups commented on the friendship and support given to our line dancers from both management and staff of Club Waimea and what a great venue it is. Also on the hospitality from the host group Sioux Line Dance.
Craig Mills 03 545 8506
027 544 4121
345 Queen Street, PO Box 3183, Richmond, Nelson
Phone: 03 543 9179