The 2013 Wellington Open Sport Stacking Tournament Individual Registration forms and Instructor/Volunteer registration forms are now available to download from our website (please see below). Tournament entries close Friday, 21 June 2013.
The 2013 Wellington Open Sport Stacking Tournament will be held on Saturday, 29 June at the Wainuiomata Memorial Hall, Queen Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt. We know many can be nervous about attending the National Championships for a first tournament so this is a great opportunity to compete in a regional tournament. Start forming your teams now!
2013 Wellington Open Sport Stacking Championships - The date and venue for this year's Wellington Open Sport Stacking Championships have been announced! The tournament will be held at Wainuiomata Memorial Hall on Saturday, 29 June 2013. We know many can be nervous about attending the National Champs for a first tournament so it is a good opportunity to compete in a regional tournament before the Nationals (21 September). Registration forms will be uploaded to the Tournaments page within the next week.
The 2013 Wanganui Open Sport Stacking Championships were held at Springvale Stadium, Wanganui on Saturday, 23 March 2013. Nearly 60 competitors from around New Zealand came to enter individual, doubles and team relay events at a very successful tournament organised by Karyn Slade and Ian Kerr of St Mary’s School, Wanganui.
The overall winner at the Wanganui tournament was Ben Lovelock from Dunedin. Nicholas Kananghinis (Upper Hutt) and Caleb Arthur (Marton) were 2nd and 3rd overall respectively.
Top 3 Overall: 1st - Ben Lovelock, 2nd - Nicolas Kananghinis, 3rd - Caleb Arthur
Top 3 Boys: 1st - Ben Lovelock, 2nd - Nicolas Kananghinis, 3rd - Caleb Arthur
Top 3 Girls: 1st - Ahlani Funaki, 2nd - Brianna Arthur, 3rd - Alexandra Funaki
The 2013 Wanganui Open Sport Stacking Championships will be held on Saturday, 23 March, 8.30am-5.00pm, at Springvale Stadium Extension, Wanganui.
- All Timed Prelims (Individuals, Doubles and Timed 3-6-3 Relays) will take place on Saturday morning.
- All new STACK OUT! Who will be the top organisation? One representative from each organination competes against each other to be the top organisation in a cycle elimination.
- All Timed Finals will take place on Saturday afternoon.
- FOOD and DRINKS will be available for purchase.
- GOLD COIN ENTRY FOR SPECTATORS (under 5 free).
Come along and watch the fastest sport stackers in the country all competing to be the Overall Champion of the day!
2013 Wanganui Open Sport Stacking Championships Registration forms, Instructor/Volunteer Registration forms, Flyer and Timetable are now available to download from our website (please see below). Tournament entries close Thursday, 07 March 2013.
The 2013 Wanganui Open Sport Stacking Championships will be held on Saturday, 23 March at Springvale Stadium Extension, Wanganui. We know many can be nervous about attending the National Champs for a first tournament so this is a great opportunity to compete in a regional tournament. Registration forms will be available to download from our website in the New Year.
2012 NZ NATIONAL SPORT STACKING CHAMPIONSHIPS
RESULTS - What a great day everyone had on Saturday, 15 September at the 2012 NZ National Sport Stacking Championships held in Palmerston North. Lots of Regional Records were set and some National Records were broken too! You can find some of the Overall results here: 2012 NZ National Sport Stacking Championship results.
Overall All Round Champion of the day was Caleb Arthur from Marton, with Ahlani Funaki from Lower Hutt coming in second place and Kaleb Rongokea also from Lower Hutt, in third. These three competitors are all members of our current NZ Black Stacks team and there was some very tough competition as everyone stacked their fastest to try and win the Overall All Round Champion award! Johnny Mahutonga from Hamilton was awarded the Most Promising Stacker 2012 award. Congratulations to all competitors who came from as far as Hamilton in the North Island and Dunedin in the South Island. You can find some of the Overall results here: 2012 NZ National Sport Stacking Championship results.
A big thank you to ALL our wonderful volunteers who helped out before, during and after the tournament and helped make the Championships a successful event. We would also like to thank our Sponsors: Lone Star Palmerston North, The Coffee Club, Robert Embroidery and the Lido Aquatic Centre. Tournament photos have been posted on our Facebook page.
NEW ZEALAND RECORDS
To set a record, a Stacker must participate in a World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) Sanctioned Tournament. All records are designated by the stacker's highest level of achievement. You can read more in the How To Set A Record sectionof the WSSA websiteand you can find the NZ sport stacking records can be seen under WSSA New Zealand Records.
WELLINGTON TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Wellington held their first regional Open Sport Stacking Championships in Wainuiomata Memorial Hall on Saturday, 21 July 2012. Well done to Deane McKay and his team who ran this very successful event.
Over 70 competitors came from all over the North Island including the 2012 NZ Black Stacks team (Brianna and Caleb from Marton, Kaleb, Ahlani and Monique from Lower Hutt and Nicolas from Upper Hutt).
Several New Zealand sport stacking records were broken at the Champs. The overall Champion of the day was Ahlani Funaki, with Kaleb Rongokea and Monique Renata coming in second and third place. Well done to everyone who competed at the Wellington Championships.
Photos from the day's events can be found on our Facebook page: Speed Stacks (NZ)
WANGANUI TOURNAMENT RESULTS
What a great day was had by all at the 2012 Wanganui Open Sport Stacking Championships held at Springvale Stadium, Wanganui on Saturday, 10 March 2012. Well done to Karyn Slade and Ian Kerr of St Mary's School, Wanganui who ran a very successful tournament. A lot of hard work by Karyn and Ian and their awesome team of volunteers helped this day run smoothly.
Nearly 90 competitors came from around New Zealand including the 2012 NZ Black Stacks team (Brianna and Caleb from Marton, Kaleb, Ahlani and Monique from Lower Hutt and Nicolas from Upper Hutt) who are heading to the World Sport Stacking Championships in Germany in April as well as two former NZ Black Stacks team members, Ben from Dunedin and Michael from Ashhurst.
26 potential New Zealand sport stacking records were broken at the Champs. The overall Champion of the day was Ben Lovelock from Dunedin with Caleb Arthur from Marton coming in second and Ahlani Funaki placed third overall. Well done to all the sport stackers who competed at the Wanganui Champs
Deane McKay from Muritai School produced an awesome video from the tournament, click on the Youtube link below to see some of the fastest sport stackers in NZ including current and past NZ Black Stacks members. For those of you who have not been to a regional or national sport stacking tournament, this video will give you an idea of what is involved when competing.
Lots of photos were taken on the day and you will be able to see these on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/speedstacksnewzealand
Thursday, 15 November is the 2012 WSSA STACK UP! day. The World Sport Stacking Association's (WSSA) yearly attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for "Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day." For more details and to register, please go to the World Sport Stacking Association website - we will be sending posters and stickers out to the first 15 schools or groups to register 25 stackers or more. We will also give a set of Pro Series Speed Stacks Cups to the first five schools or groups that register 100 or more stackers for this worldwide event.
2013 NZ Black Stacks team announcement - New Zealand's fifth national sport stacking team, the Black Stacks, has been selected from New Zealand's fourth WSSA sanctioned New Zealand National Sport Stacking Tournament held at Arena 3 in Palmerston North, 15 September 2012. Competitors travelled from around New Zealand to compete for the title of the National Sport Stacking Champion. From the 120+ competitors 6 boys and 1 girl have qualified for the Black Stacks team and will compete in the 2013 World Sport Stacking Championships in the USA (venue to be confirmed). The competition dates are the 6th & 7th April 2013. The team is:
- Ben Lovelock (Captain) - John McGlashan College (Otago) (former NZ Champion)
- Ahlani Funaki - Randwick School, Lower Hutt (Wellington) (#10 girl in the World – based on 2012 World Champs results)
- *Ben Flighty - Feilding High School (Manawatu)
- Caleb Arthur - Home Educated (Wanganui) (Current NZ Champion)
- Kaleb Rongokea -Te Aute College (Hawkes Bay)
- Nicolas Kananghinis - St Joseph’s School, Upper Hutt (Wellington)
- *Philip Kananghinis - St Joseph’s School, Upper Hutt (Wellington)
Team Manager: Richard Lloyd - Oroua Downs School (Manawatu) Team Assistant Manager: Brianna Arthur - Home Educated (Wanganui)
Congratulations to our NEW Black Stacks and returning stackers who continue to edge closer to World Record times!
Sponsorship Needed: Any potential sponsors for our young New Zealand sport stackers, please contact either of the numbers below.
* denotes new members of the NZ Black Stacks for 2013.
For further information: Contact: Speed Stacks (NZ) 06 326-9535 or Richard Lloyd 021 737 806 http://newzealandblackstacks.wikispaces.com/