Western Leader : November 18th 2010
14 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 NEWS BORN TO PERFORM? Then consider the Diploma in Pacific Peforming Arts or the Certificate in Screen and Performing Arts PIPA AUDITION WORKSHOP DECEMBER 3RD AND 4TH 2010 A performance workshop for prospective Diploma and Certificate students phone 0800 GO PIPA (0800 467 472) to book your place or to get more information Building 135, UNITEC, Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland. www.pipa.ac.nz 3 RETIREMENT VILLAGE *Applications must be made on an application form. A Disclosure Statement is available at the village 23 Elm Street, Avondale www.rosehill.co.nz Phone today: 09 828 9844 or Mob. 021 337 835 email: email@example.com Retire to the good life It s surprisingly affordable. Rosehill Gardens is a modern purpose-built retirement village located within a gated, flat and easily accessed property in the heart of Avondale. It comprises a mix of 28 villas, 27 serviced apartments and 2 studios. Rosehill Gardens is only 200 metres from the Avondale Shopping Centre and five minutes drive away from the North Western Motorway. North-facing, one bedroom, air conditioned apartment with own lounge, ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. From $182,000 Monitored smoke alarm and sprinkler system. Also: 2-bedroom unit available now! On cue: Pool ace Jimmy Henry will be aiming to win the Aussie Rules Invitation Singles Eight Ball Championship. Photo: TUREI MACKEY Pool players gather for two-day contest By TUREI MACKEY Don t go challenging any- onetoagameofpoolat the Te Atatu RSA this weekend. Chances are they will be one of west Auck- land s finest eight-ball players, with 30 people competing in the two-day Singles Eight Ball Championship. Tournament organiser Phil Donnelly says the idea was mooted several months ago. I was playing a bit of summer league pool and the guys were talking about how there used to be one-off tournaments around west Auckland, he says. So I thought why don t we run one here in Te Atatu and invite the best pool players from all over west Auckland to compete against Te Atatu RSA s top 12? Almost $2300 in prize- money is up for grabs and the tournament s best performers will be rewarded with a bye in the first elimination round. In the old system you could win three out of five games and still earn a bye where as an unde- feated player may have to play the next round, he says. I saw that as a weakness in the old set up and thought we could do better. Only two pool tables are at the Te Atatu venue but Mr Donnelly says while it limits the amount of games being played, the atmosphere will benefit greatly. We have arranged the tables so only the players can be in the area of play, a bit like The Cru- cible venue in England. Glen Eden player Jimmy Henry says it will be a tough event. There are a couple of former national champs taking part but it doesn t matter how good you are, it is only one game and anyone can win. Matches begin at 11am on Saturday and Sunday.
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