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Basketball finals pull in the crowds at the NZ Deaf Games, Christchurch 1987

1987
The popular basketball programme was hosted over two days at Cowles Stadium with footage coverage of the Manawatu and Christchurch ladies competing for the Otago Deaf Society Cup, which Manawatu won (19-15). The winner of the Cunliffe Memorial Cup (men’s) went to Christchurch, with the runner up Wellington (63-56).
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The 32nd Annual New Zealand Games for the Deaf was hosted by Christchurch in 1987. The popular basketball programme was hosted over two days at Cowles Stadium (Friday 23rd October 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday 23rd October from 4:00pm to 9:00pm). Footage covers the last day of the match with Manawatu and Christchurch ladies competing for the Otago Deaf Society Cup, which Manawatu won (19-15). The winner of the Cunliffe Memorial Cup (men’s) went to Christchurch, with the runner up Wellington (63-56). Third place went to Hawkes Bay, with Auckland in fourth place.

Presentation and raffle prizes are announced at the end of the night. Dennis Tod was the Christchurch basketball delegate, and Peter Murray the basketball technical delegate.

The 32nd Annual NZ Games for the Deaf in Christchurch provided valuable experience for hosting the World Deaf Games to be held in Christchurch in January 1989. It also allowed for the selection of the New Zealand Deaf team. There would be no NZ Games for the Deaf in the following year – Labour Weekend 1988 – to allow athletes to prepare for the World Games for the Deaf in January 1989. The Aotearoa Turi Shield went to Christchurch. The Outstanding Sportsperson award went to Ricki Pointon (Wellington).

  1. Annette Scott

  2. Ava Agnew

  3. Brenda Te Maari

  4. Clive Morgan

  5. Craig Haworth

  6. Debra Jamieson

  7. Della Buzzard

  8. Denise Godman

  9. Dennis Tod

  10. Diane Creighton

  11. Dorothy Jones

  12. Douglas Magon

  13. Erina Carroll

  14. Gavin White

  15. Graeme Phinney

  16. Jackie Overall

  17. Jimmy Whiu

  18. Karim Baradi

  19. Keith Gordon

  20. Kelly Quirke

  21. Kevin Carroll

  22. Kevin Stokes

  23. Lorraine Butler

  24. Lorraine McGill

  25. Lynette Swan

  26. Malcolm Clausen

  27. Martin Ablea

  28. Michael Collett

  29. Nadia Baradi

  30. Nicki Morrison

  31. Paul Buzzard

  32. Paul Henderson

  33. Paul Scott

  34. Peter Murray

  35. Polly Fechney

  36. Rau Mokotupu

  37. Ricki Pointon

  38. Rodney Roberts

  39. Russell McNab

  40. Shaun Fahey

  41. Sheree Currie

  42. Shona McGhie

  43. Tony (Anthony) Walton

  44. Tony Currie

  45. Tony Kuklinski

  46. Tony McGill

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Original format VHS
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