Mangawhai pockets win in social pool competition

Snells Beach’s Hutch Hutchinson is one of the Salty Dog Inn Social Club’s top pool players.

If you’re a cracker with a cue and you like to sink a few, then the Salty Dog pool team has the tournament for you.

Its interclub social pool competition is well underway, with the Salty Dog Inn Social Club having already taken two victories against Whangateau.

It was a close tournament at the Inn on Saturday, June 29, with 29 matches played between the Mangawhai Club and the Salties, ultimately ending in a 15-14 win for Mangawhai.

Each member of either team plays a one-on-one match and then they each play doubles matches. The club with the most wins claims the day.

The competition consists of clubs from Whangateau, Snells Beach, Mangawhai, Warkworth, and even Te Atatu.

To join the competition, you need to be a club member, which costs $25 or $20 for pensioners, and it buys you a club t-shirt as well as discounted drinks during club events.

The pool competition is held on weekends and is organised depending on the availability of club members.

During the weekend competitions, the club holds a gold coin raffle for meat packs from Warkworth Butchery. This season the profits are going to the Adults in Motion programme for adults with developmental disabilities.

“It’s a community club that is all about socialising and having fun and being part of the community we like to give back,” says treasurer Brian Beales.

He says the club is a great way to meet new people and teams are made up of men and women of all ages.

On Thursday nights during summer, the club also has an in-house pool competition with a cash prize to help sharpen up shooting.


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