Cen­tral bowlers win

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Tre­ble Cone a win­ner

Tre­ble Cone is the first win­ner of the award for New Zealand’s Best Ski Re­sort at the World Ski Awards, held in Aus­tria over the weekend. The awards are part of the World Travel Awards, known as the ‘‘Os­cars of the travel in­dus­try’’, and are mark­ing their 20th an­niver­sary this year. Win­ners are voted upon online by ski tourism ex­ec­u­tives, travel buy­ers, tour op­er­a­tors, me­dia and skiers. Other lo­cal busi­nesses recog­nised in­clude the Hil­ton Queen­stown for best ski ho­tel, Eichardts for best bou­tique ski ho­tel and Azur lux­ury lodge for best ski chalet.

NZ Triathlon squads

Two Wanaka triath­letes have been named in Triathlon New Zealand’s High Per­for­mance Squads. Nicky Sa­muels and Tony Dodds, pic­tured, joined 10 other ath­letes named in the 2014 squads. The will re­ceive fund­ing, sup­port and men­tor­ing as they con­tinue on the Tri NZ High Per­for­mance ath­lete path­way. Cen­tral Otago bowlers claimed top hon­ours at the New Zealand Open in Auck­land last week, when the women’s triples team of Chris­tine Buchanan and Mar­garet O’Con­nor, from Queen­stown, and Linley O’Cal­laghan, from Alexan­dra, won the ti­tle. The team beat Diane Hazel­ton, Bev Crowe and Karen de Jongh 13-11 in the fi­nal. Pat Houla­han, from Alexan­dra, and Alvin Gar­diner, from Christchurch, fin­ished run­ner-up in the men’s pairs.

Mixed for­tunes

It was amixed bag for Cen­tral Otago teams com­pet­ing in the Jump Jam na­tional cham­pi­onships in Auck­land in the weekend. Cromwell Col­lege pupil Emily White, pic­tured, fin­ished sec­ond in the in­di­vid­ual Jump Jam Idol sec­tion, while her col­lege team was sixth in the Year 7 and 8 novice cat­e­gory. Gold­fields Pri­mary School fin­ished fourth in the Year 4-6 open cat­e­gory, while Re­mark­ables Pri­mary School fin­ished fourth in the Strictly Jump Jam cat­e­gory.

NZ Open Day

Golfers ev­ery­where are en­cour­aged to tee-off on De­cem­ber 7 for the in­au­gu­ral New Zealand Open Day to sup­port the 2014 NZ Open and The First Tee – a chil­dren’s golf char­ity which aims to ‘‘grow great Kiwi kids through golf’’. NZ Open or­gan­is­ers will give away two sea­son tick­ets to the 2014 NZ Open at Ar­row­town to ev­ery golf club tak­ing part.

Char­ity golf tour­na­ment

The Cromwell Golf Club will play host to a char­ity golf tour­na­ment for the Prostate Can­cer Foun­da­tion on Novem­ber 29. The tour­na­ment is open to teams and in­di­vid­u­als with lots of prizes up for grabs. There will also be an auc­tion, raf­fles and hid­den prizes, while New Zealand en­ter­tainer Jim Hop­kins will be the MC, with celebrity cad­dies on of­fer. En­tries can be sub­mit­ted at tosser­sand­turn­ers.co.nz

BMX suc­cess

Cen­tral Otago BMX rid­ers per­formed well at the South­land Open held re­cently. Alexan­dra BMX Club mem­bers Ben James (7 and un­der), and Josh Smith (12-13 years) won all five races in their re­spec­tive sec­tions, while Lachie James (9 years) also won his sec­tion. Hamish Earl (7 and un­der) fin­ished sec­ond, while Leon Adair (15 years plus) was third in his sec­tion.

Ju­nior Chal­lenge Wanaka en­tries open

En­tries are now open for the Ju­nior Chal­lenge Wanaka triathlon event be­ing held on Jan­uary 17. The triathlon is a fun event for chil­dren aged be­tween 6 and 15 years and will in­clude a swim in Lake Wanaka and an of­froad bike and run around Pem­broke and Wanaka Sta­tion parks. Age group and team win­ners will also get to be the bal­loon run­ners be­hind the Chal­lenge Wanaka cham­pi­ons in the fin­ish chute the fol­low­ing day. En­try forms are avail­able from school of­fices or at chal­lenge­wanaka.com/ju­nior­chal­lenge-wanaka

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