Sports Snippets

Text by Gordon Wong
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Dodge Ball
Sunday 5th April 2015
Dodgeball has proved to be a popular and fun game every four years at the Dunedin tournament. Over 20 games were played in 3 hours on Sunday evening culminating with Wellington A beating OSCA Fire in the final.

Results here

Friday 3rd April 2015
Football is the World's most popular sport and was the flagship event when the tournament began in Wellington in 1947, won by Otago. In the last 20 years the indoor version has been played between men's, women's and mixed teams.

This year only the mixed event was played, but as usual was very competitive with Auckland and Wellington fielding A and B teams while Canterbury and Otago Southland each fielded one team. After 12 pool matches, Auckland A beat Auckland B in one semi final while Wellington A squeaked pass Otago Southland 2-1 in the other semi final. The final between Wellington A and Auckland A was even closer finishing 1-1. Auckland A won by penalty shoot out!

Results here

Sunday 5th April
Traditionally table tennis is a very popular sport amongst Chinese. However, this year there were only 2 contingents playing in the men's (Otago Southland, Waikato) and women's (Otago Southland, Wellington) competitions both won by Otago Southland. Three contingents are required for an official sport, therefore the wins did not contribute to the tournament trophy.

Results here

Sunday 5th April 2015
A one off game of hockey was played between Waikato and the rest of NZ, won by Waikato 9-4. Full credit to Konrad Hanson for organising the game that included working out how to play a game in the confined space of a court at the Edgar Centre (if you've ever been on a real hockey pitch you'll know what I mean), suitable rules and getting the teams organised to play the game. Judging by the scoreline it must've been an exciting hour.