Tuesday, 3 July 2018

WTChampionships2018 Poster

Poster design by Kevin Witt

Good news with funding support.
Thanks to Holywood trust and Wigtown Community Shop .
We're still waiting to hear from Port William Community shop, Aldi Sports fund and Penkiln Sawmill.
We need to make more banners and some trophy bases so are planning a workshop.

Monday, 16 April 2018

World Tambourelli Championships 18

World Tambourelli Championships 2018
Tambourelli is a sport that was developed in Newton Stewart, Scotland in the 1970s. It's a racquet sport played with a shuttle cock that can be played indoors or outside. Over the years it has been taken to schools, festivals, clubs and tournaments all over the world. Scottish Tambourelli have been awarded the honor of hosting the 2018 World Tambourelli Championships (WTC18) for the first time since 2015. The tournament will feature men's, women's and various children's singles and doubles competitions.

In preparation, Newton Stewart Club re-opens on Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm at the Merrick Games Hall on 17th April 2018 .

It will run every week until the Championships at the end of July.

The Championship are open to everyone. We encourage anyone who's interested to come along and enter, regardless of experience or fitness level. Lots of games are played in a round-robin group stage and the mixed doubles tournament features random pairings, so you never know how far you'll get. And in the weekly club sessions you'll find experienced players honing their skills as well as newcomers learning the ropes, so there's always a place for you no matter how seriously you want to take it. The current Men's Singles World Champion - Bazil Hughes (a Newton Stewart native) - says half the fun is just in being a part of different community: "Some of my favorite tournaments were ones where I went out early so I got to take part in more of the social side of things. Of course winning is great - I'll be going for my 5th title this year and that's the main focus for me - but whatever happens on the court it's an event I'd recommend to anyone. How often do you get to hang out with a load of new people from all over the world?"

The Under 16s WTC has 3 age groups : 9s and under - mixed only, aged 10-12 and 13-15 with boys and girls classes as well as the mixed doubles for each class. Partners are randomly picked to encourage new friendships.
The Championships are open to spectators. Final games will be watched by all entrants if the players are happy with an audience.
The date is 28/29th July, the last weekend of the month.                                                                                       
There will be catering options provided throughout, and a prize giving event after food on Sunday night. There will be an as-yet undecided opening ceremony.
The Championship details will be available through local media and posters, Tambourelli clubs, schools, and online through Facebook, Blogspot and Wikipedia.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Tambourelli starts again in 2018

Tambourelli Starts on Tuesday nights 6- 7.30pm Merrick Games Hall ,Newton Stewart
This tuesday, 23rd January, T shirts to be won in a knockout competition, with other prizes too.
Open to all comers, any ability welcome. £3 entry.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Christmas Masters Session 28.12.17

Great games on thursday's Master's session with the current World Champion Bazil Hughes and 2 previous World Champions Malcom Heyes and Liam Campbell with Graham Moffat , a previous Galloway Champion work off some Festive season cobwebs.

Mean while regular club players enjoyed some fast games partnered with high speed players.

Often Galloway Women's singles Champ Elizabeth Tindel and present doubles Champion Chloe Bruce  were there as usual. Regular player Morag Paterson has moved away so was unable to be there this time. However seasoned player Rachel Moffat was here from Canada.

club restarts every tuesday from 23rd january 6-7.30pm