Our sporting sections attend a variety of tournaments throughout the year and are fierce competitors.
Weekly and monthly tournaments within each section, competitions at local, regional and National level are always well participated.
Ray Underwood Trophy
In-house competition between sections competing in Darts, Bowls, 8 Ball and Snooker.
Moa Shield (Feb – June)
Playing Darts, Indoor Bowls, 8 Ball and Snooker competing against other chartered clubs in the Auckland Area.
8 Ball Section
Six competition size tables available for play at no cost. Members regularly represent the Club in different competitions.
The most noted competition is the Northern Area where teams representing the greater Auckland Area compete every alternate Tuesday playing Home or Away games.
Colm Buffini ph 021 955375
Bill Nairn Cup – Club Pairs Champs
Peter Rashleigh Cup – Club Singles Champ
The card section meets Monday evenings at 7:00pm for Euchre.
Regular local inter-club competition involving clubs from Hamilton to the North Shore means every club gets to host 120 or more players at least 3 times a year.
National North Island tournaments and NZCC championships are contested each year.
Club competition contested for each year:
MCC Cup Club Singles Champ
MCC Cup Club Pairs Champs
Jean Cawte Memorial Club Trebles Champs
This is a very lively section with some very highly competitive players so if you think you have the skills give the Convenor a tinkle or just show up and join in.
Senior Card Section
Monday afternoons the senior card section play 500 from 12:45pm with all welcome there is no age limit. Why not come early and have lunch from the café.
Cribbage is played Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm, a lot of fun for all to join. Cribbage is also included into the Clubs NZ Sports Calendar with Manurewa Cosmopolitan hosting one of the first Nationals.
Leonie Terewi (09) 298 8793
If you are interested in joining the Darts Section, give the convenor a call or come along to the Club any Wednesday evening and say Hi.
Contact: Brett Newson on 022 0400107
Patrons Cup – Drawn Fours
MCC Cup – Championship Pairs
Presidents – Championship Singles
Stanley Cup – Handicap Singles
MCC Cup – Most Improved Player
The section meets at some very exotic places with there being no place to Dive in the Club (although some have tried under the tables). The dive section is also renowned for their fishing expertise.
If you have aspirations of the sea or would like to go diving with a great bunch of people give the section convener a ring.
There is no Club competition for this section.
Contact Dive Convenor: Shaun Steven
Ph: 022 1208465
A very popular section, we are regularly away fishing trying to catch that elusive big one. And our stories are even bigger. Your Fishing Convenor will steer you in the right direction if you are a keen fisho.
Contact: Nadine Bryson 021 710328
Ron McArthur Trophy Heaviest Fish (All Classes)
NZCC Big Game Fishing Marlin Tag & Release
Heaviest King Fish
A popular section with budding Tiger Woods (or wanna be’s).
This section is always on the look out for new members especially lady members, so dust off those clubs and come and join this section. The Golf Section gathers once a month on different courses around the countryside.
Although there is no competition trophy at Club level national tournaments are held on both islands of the country for Men and Women teams.
Contact: Chas Baker 021 780157
A very strong section which has regular club or competition games on Wednesday nights. On the first Friday evening of every month a Triples competition is held with registration at 7:00pm.
During winter regular Thursday tournaments are held with the proceeds going to the South Auckland Hospice, a very worthy cause. Regular tournaments are held at the Club throughout the year.
New players are most welcome, lessons may be arranged by the many eager teachers within the section.
Contact: Neville Bracewell (027) 492 0679
Ray Underwood Cup – Club Singles
MCC Trophy – Club Pairs
Leach Trophy – Club Triples
MCC Shield – Club Fours
Hec Johnson Trophy – Most Improved Player
A separate competition is held for Men and Ladies each competing for:
North v South
This section has an equal mixture of both men and women players and is always seeking new members, especially younger members to support our aging membership.
Recent successes include our involvement in the televised NZBowls 3ive triples and our 1-5 yr Junior Bowls, representing Counties Manukau, winning the Mercedes Cup competition over other teams in the Northern Region.
Our all weather artificial carpet is used extensively, especially during the winter months when other clubs visit because their grass greens are closed. Recently added shelters provide protection from both rain and sun. High-mast lights permit twilight bowls for intersection fun tournaments.
This section has a very busy calendar, which includes Roll-up days open to all Cossie Club members on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
If playing outdoor bowls interests you, please come along or contact one o the bowlers.
Contact: Vic Rodwell 021 070 3661
This section holds the Elite members of our Club, who gather on the first Monday of every month to plan the upcoming months outing or bus trips. Guest speakers are invited to entertain and inform the members on a wide variety of topics.
The Ladies of the section also provide a lovely morning tea for the section members.
The monthly bus trip is extremely popular with this being arranged for the third Thursday of the month.
The Over Sixties’ Section performs many valuable tasks throughout the year. The Hot Cross Bun Run is one such worthy cause where Hot Cross Buns are distributed to the many people in rest homes within the local area. If you enjoy getting out and about give the Convenor/committee a ring and I am sure they will introduce you to many a fine company.
Contact: Edna Pearl (09) 267 6336
This section dabbles in the ‘Sport of Kings’ namely horse racing.
Different competitions run throughout the year, such as the weekly alphabet competition where each punter is allocated a letter, a race meeting is selected and one point is allocated for the horse winner’s name.
Eg. Joe Bloggs is allocated letter S and in race one Starsky wins then Joe Bloggs gets the point – the first to 11 points takes the cash…
Prize giving is also a hoot with different winners and losers. Think you know the front from the back see the Fat Cat for more info…
A very popular sport within the Club, there are 8 fully serviced Snooker Tables for the use of the members. It has been commented that our tables are by far the best around. There is no charge for the lights.
Billiards: Is also played here although not as popular as snooker the MCC Cup is contested for each year with the small fraternity of Billiard Players.
The snooker committee is committed to encouraging all levels of snooker players and makes sure that the Club is represented at all Clubs NZ National and North Island Snooker and Billiards tournaments including the Over Sixties.
Percy Hynds Cup – Club Singles
T. Tohara Shield – Club Pairs
MCC Shield – Handicap Singles
Barry Bennett Memorial – B Grade Singles
MCC Trophy – B Grade Pairs
MCC Cup – Billiards Championship
Texas Holdem Poker
The Texas Holdem section meets every Tuesdays for a great night of social, fun, competitive play on the mezzanine end of the club, by the cafe. Registration begins from 6:15pm and play begins 7pm sharp.
Beginners are welcome and if you need lessons there are plenty of keen players to guide you through the basics.
The standard buy-in is $10 to play with $13,500 chip stack. You’re also allowed, before the first break, 2 $10 re-buys and 1 $5 add-on. Cash prizes are won on the night for the top players. It’s a great night to meet new people and experience the “in” poker game you’ve seen on telly and sweeping the world.
If you would like more information call:
Convenor - Gerry Higham on 021509039 or Secretary: Anna Lee 0211158111 or look on our Texas Holdem Notice Board down by the pool tables next to the pool tables.
Other tournaments we participate in throughout the year:
Our 10 weekly Bill Pilcher Tournament, Tournament Tuesdays (the last Tuesday of the month with a $15 buy-in for $20k in chips, no re-buys or add-ons)
Interclub between 6 other Auckland teams
North Island Championship, every Queen’s Birthday weekend.