Well done Toomeys and Downs!

Congratulations to sibling combinations Amber Down and Nicole Toomey, and Tim Toomey and Bradley Down for winning their respective Wellington Champ of Champ Pairs competitions yesterday on the indoor green at Naenae. Tim and Bradley were in a tight final against Jimmy Madden and Scott Roddick (Eastbourne) at 7-8 down after 10 of the 18 ends but then surged away with a 5, 4 and 6 on the next three ends to eventually win 24-9.

Amber and Nicole had to fight hard against Wellington Easter Pairs champions Kaaren Guilford and Dale Rayner (Johnsonville) with Nicole in particular putting in a brilliant performance. Amber came on strong in the decisive ends including a crucial 4 on the 14th end that swung the game towards the Victoria pair.

The probably unprecedented brothers and sisters act putting icing on the cake for a season which has probably given Victoria the Wellington Mens Club of the Year award, and has pushed the women up to third behind Johnsonville and Naenae.

Well done James, Tim & Brad!

Congratulations to James Fairhall, Tim Toomey and Bradley Down for coming runner-up in the Wellington Champ of Champ Triples at the Hutt club on Sunday. They came back from 4-11 down against the Ray Lovie skipped Wainuiomata side but were unable to complete the resurgence going down 10-12. This was the second year in a row Tim and Brad have lost the final in this event.

Their runner-up placing strengthened Victoria’s lead in our unofficial Wellington Mens Club of the Year standings over Stokes Valley with NZ Club finals and Champ of Champ Pairs the only events to come.

Well done Mark!

Congratulations to Mark Burgess winning the Wellington Champ of Champ Junior Singles today at Silverstream. Mark won the final 21-11 over Miramar’s Ian McLleod. Mark was down 7-10 but then won the next 7 ends to go up 19-10 and never looked back.

Mark’s win has Victoria hit the front in the race to the Wellington Mens Club of the Year title ahead of Stokes Valley.

Well done Amber, Yvonne, Helen & Leigh!


Congratulations to our club champ fours team of Amber Down, Yvonne Gibb, Helen King and Leigh Griffin coming runner up in the Wellington Champ of Champ Fours last weekend at Johnsonville. They lost the final 15-19 to the home Johnsonville side skipped by Paula Meredith. Our mens team of James Fairhall, Chris Nugent, Tim Toomey and Ray Martin lost at the quarterfinal stage to eventual runner-up Upper Hutt.