The Cards Section of Weymouth Cosmopolitan & Sports Club holds a Club night every Tuesday at 7pm.  We play in the top lounge and usually finish about 9.30pm. 

 

Euchre is our main game, but we also play 500 and Cribbage.  We look forward to any new or experienced players joining us – a friendly, social group who really enjoy their cards and we are happy to welcome inexperienced people.If you are interested -maybe just come along and have a look , or contact the Secretary.

 

Inter-Club Euchre is run between Clubs from Ngaruawahia RSA to  Onehunga WMC (11 clubs take part) once a month (Sunday from February to November), Clubs taking it in turns to host.  Although play is serious and we play to Clubs NZ Rules ,there is still a lot of humorous banter and a very friendly spirit between the Clubs. There’s  a Team Trophy as well as a Singles Trophy which is played for and presented at the Christmas Inter-Club,together with a new initiative – substantial petrol vouchers for the Singles Winner and Runner Up . This year the prize giving and Christmas tournament will be hosted by Papakura Club.

 

We enter Clubs New Zealand Euchre (both National and North Island), National Cribbage and National and North Island  500 tournaments and to date have scored some memorable wins over the last few years.  The Section has five players going to the Nelson Suburban Club in April to contest the Clubs NZ Cribbage Singles Championships. Clubs NZ tournaments we are also looking forward to are the 500 Nationals in May at Onehunga WMC , the Euchre Nationals in August ,also at Onehunga WMC, the North Island 500 in September at Hamilton WMC and the North Island Euchre in November at New Plymouth Club.

 

There are also eight in-house tournaments played at the Club each year, ranging over the months from February to November and all of these have a trophy to strive for.

 

There are a number of cash tournaments held throughout the year at different Clubs – Euchre and 500. We also play an annual 500 Challenge versus Manurewa CC.

 

Weymouth will be hosting the Annual Remembrance Euchre Tournament on 18/19 June this year. The seventh Remembrance Tournament was held at Mangere CC in 2015 and was won by Ngaire Koti (Mangere CC) with 81 Points . Gus Romana and Norma Koti (Mangere CC) were Joint Runners-up with 78 points. Again a reminder that this tournament was instigated to remember those of our players who have passed away over the years.While there are several memorial tournaments held throughout the year,there are just not enough days to honour all those players and I would encourage all Clubs to patronise this tournament. It is important to recognise what this event is about. ALL ENTRY FEES GO BACK INTO PRIZES and all players are welcome to take part -it is an OPEN tournament. Program and entry form is on the Clubs NZ Website.

 

Weymouth annually host three of our own very popular tournaments  – a pre-Easter Euchre cash tournament on 6 March, a 500 cash tournament on 1 May and a Ham ‘n Lamb (*& Christmas Goodies) tournament – this last one is coming up on 20 November. Programme and entry forms are on Clubs NZ website.

 

 

Elaine Tollen

Secretary -Cards Section 

266 5133 /0274 828 560
Email: etollen@xtra.co.nz