Kapi-Mana News : July 16th 2013
46 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 16, 2013 SPORT 5494554AA WELLINGTON PHOENIX MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES 2013/14 BELIEVE, BELONG AND SIGN UP TO BE PART OF THE CLUB TODAY AT wellingtonphoenix.com Purchase by 31 August 2013 and you are in to win a Hot Spring Spa, the Worlds No.1 Selling Spa, worth more than $9,000. Check out the Hot Springs Superstore at 51 Rutherford St, Lower Hutt and www.hotspring.co.nz Full details at wellingtonphoenix.com Phoenix hotline (04) 384 2457 Text FOOTBALL to 2021 for a special Spa offer for Phoenix fans OUR GOAL: 4000 MEMBERS FOR 2013/14 4K4NIX Proud supporters of the Wellington PHOENIX Budding chess maestros impress NZ grandmasterCheckmate: The captain of the winning St Theresa's chess team was Angelina Hutchins, 8, back row, centre. Her opposing captain was Toi Royal, 9, on the right of grandmaster Mark Noble. Photo: ANDREA O'NEIL By ANDREA O'NEIL Chess-mad students from St Theresa's School received a visit from one of the game's superstars last week, grandmaster Mark Noble. The Plimmerton school's 15-strong chess club invited Noble to help judge a debate it staged last Tuesday. The subject: The pawn is the weakest piece on the chessboard.'' Noble, has won two international chess titles and is one of just two New Zealand grandmasters. He trav- elled from his Feilding home to judge the debate. Despite strong arguments from both sides, the club's black team won over the four judges by arguing persuasively that the pawn was, in fact, strong. The grandmaster is a keen advocate of making chess a school subject, as it is in Russia. He teaches the game to Feilding pupils two hours a week and said skills learned in chess, such as strategy and patience, improved their academic results. The zest the St Theresa's pupils had for chess was heart-warming, Noble said. For me, I just see the joy on their faces. That's what makes me do it,'' he said. Saints to play in Porirua By ANDREA O'NEIL Basketball fans will get a one-off chance to see the Saints play the Philippines national team at Te Rauparaha Arena tonight. The Smart Gilas are ranked fourth in Asia and have former NBA centre Marcus Douthit in their ranks. For their one-off lower North Island game they will face an invitational Wellington Saints side, including Tall Blacks legend Phill Jones and Saints favourites Dillon Boucher and Bryant Markson. They replace Tall Blacks Corey Webster, Lindsay Tait and Casey Franks, who are at a training camp in Auckland. For their first match in New Zealand the Smart Gilas will bring a full-strength team as they prepare for their Asian world championship qualifying tournament. Saints v Smart Gilas, Tuesday, July 16, doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Adults $12, children (under 16) $5, family of five $30, VIP $25. Book at ticketdirect.co.nz or 237 1521. Champions: The winning Judgeford team, from left, Bev Lillico, Lesley Lysaght, Britta Fraser, Brenda Callear, Chris Holland, Joy Tongs. Judgeford women's big win Judgeford midweek women's golf team have won the Welling- ton area pennants trophy for the first time. The pennants interclub com- petition covers an area from Otaki to Masterton to the coast. It is divided into two divisions -- silver with handicap indexes up to 18.4, and bronze with handicaps from 18.5 to 40.4. Judgeford's bronze team of six women competed in a section of 10 teams and won all nine of their matches to earn a play- off against the strong Otaki lineup. The final, on July 8, was a cliffhanger that ended 3-3. Judgeford won the countback 10-7 to earn the title.
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