New Zealand at the 1950 British Empire Games

New Zealand at the 1950 British Empire Games was represented by a team of 175 competitors and 24 officials. Selection of the host nation's team for the Games in Auckland, was the responsibility of the New Zealand Olympic and British Empire Games Association. New Zealand's flagbearer at the opening ceremony was Harold Nelson. The New Zealand team finished third on the medal table, winning a total of 53 medals, 10 of which were gold.

New Zealand at the
1950 British Empire Games
Flag of New Zealand.svg
CGF codeNZL
CGANew Zealand Olympic and British Empire Games Association
Websitewww.olympic.org.nz
in Auckland, New Zealand
Competitors175
Flag bearerOpening: Harold Nelson
Closing:
Officials24
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
10
Silver
22
Bronze
21
Total
53
British Empire Games appearances

New Zealand has competed in every games, starting with the British Empire Games in 1930 at Hamilton, Ontario.

Medal tablesEdit

4th British Empire Games
 
Host cityAuckland, New Zealand
Nations participating12 Nations of the Empire
Athletes participating590
Opening ceremony4 February
Closing ceremony11 February
Main venueEden Park

New Zealand was third in the medal table in 1950, with a total of 53 medals, including 10 gold.

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Harold Nelson Athletics Men's 6 miles
  Gold Yvette Williams Athletics Women's long jump
  Gold Frank Creagh Boxing Men's heavyweight
  Gold James Pirret Lawn bowls Men's singles
  Gold Phil Exelby
Robert Henry
Lawn bowls Men's pairs
  Gold Bill Carroll
Bill James
Ted Johnson
Colin Johnstone
John O'Brien
Rowing Men's coxed four
  Gold Michael Amos
Lyall Barry
Noel Chambers
Buddy Lucas
Swimming Men's 880 yards freestyle relay
  Gold Harold Cleghorn Weightlifting Men's heavyweight
  Gold Doug Mudgway Wrestling Men's bantamweight
  Gold John Armitt Wrestling Men's featherweight
  Silver June Schoch Athletics Women's 80 m hurdles
  Silver John Holland Athletics Men's 440 yards hurdles
  Silver Harold Nelson Athletics Men's 3 miles
  Silver Shirley Hardman
Dorothea Parker
Lesley Rowe
Athletics Women's 440 yards relay
  Silver Bevin Hough Athletics Men's long jump
  Silver Yvette Williams Athletics Women's javelin throw
  Silver James Beal Boxing Men's middleweight
  Silver Christopher Rollinson Boxing Men's light heavyweight
  Silver Les Lock Cycling Men's 10 mile scratch race
  Silver Nick Carter Cycling Men's road race
  Silver Patricia Woodroffe Fencing Women's individual foil
  Silver Charles Dearing
Austen Gittos
Murray Gittos
Nathaniel Millar
Fencing Men's foil team
  Silver Joseph Schneider
Desmond Simonson
Rowing Men's double scull
  Silver David Gould
Humphrey Gould
Rowing Men's coxless pair
  Silver Donald Adam
Kerry Ashby
Murray Ashby
Bruce Culpan
Thomas Engel
Grahame Jarratt
Don Rowlands
Edwin Smith
Bill Tinnock
Rowing Men's eight
  Silver Jean Stewart Swimming Women's 110 yards backstroke
  Silver Norma Bridson
Winifred Griffin
Joan Hastings
Kristin Jacobi
Swimming Women's 440 yards freestyle relay
  Silver New Zealand men's water polo team
Water polo Men's tournament
  Silver Tony George Weightlifting Men's middleweight
  Silver Eric Matthews Wrestling Men's flyweight
  Silver Arthur Sneddon Wrestling Men's light heavyweight
  Silver Pat O'Connor Wrestling Men's heavyweight
  Bronze Janet Shackleton Athletics Women's 80 m hurdles
  Bronze Don Jowett Athletics Men's 220 yards
  Bronze Dave Batten Athletics Men's 440 yards
  Bronze Maurice Marshall Athletics Men's mile
  Bronze Noel Taylor Athletics Men's 6 miles
  Bronze Jack Clarke Athletics Men's marathon
  Bronze Kevin Beardsley
Arthur Eustace
Peter Henderson
Clem Parker
Athletics Men's 4 x 110 yards relay
  Bronze Dave Batten
John Holland
Derek Steward
Jack Sutherland
Athletics Men's 4 x 440 yards relay
  Bronze Noelene Swinton Athletics Women's high jump
  Bronze Cleone Rivett-Carnac Athletics Women's javelin throw
  Bronze Dave Dephoff Athletics Men's long jump
  Bronze Ruth Dowman Athletics Women's long jump
  Bronze Jim Barnden Boxing Men's lightweight
  Bronze Graham Avery Cycling Men's sprint
  Bronze Les Lock Cycling Men's 4000 m individual pursuit
  Bronze Jack Stewart Diving Men's 3 m springboard
  Bronze Arthur Engebretsen
Noel Jolly
Fred Russell
Pete Skoglund
Lawn bowls Men's fours
  Bronze Buddy Lucas Swimming Men's 440 yards freestyle
  Bronze Buddy Lucas Swimming Men's 1650 yards freestyle
  Bronze Lyall Barry
Peter Mathieson
John Shanahan
Swimming Men's 330 yards medlay relay
  Bronze George Hobson Wrestling Men's lightweight
Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Athletics 2 6 12 20
Wrestling 2 3 1 6
Lawn bowls 2 0 1 3
Rowing 1 3 0 4
Swimming 1 2 3 6
Boxing 1 2 1 4
Weightlifting 1 1 0 2
Cycling 0 2 2 4
Fencing 0 2 0 2
Water polo 0 1 0 1
Diving 0 0 1 1
Total 10 22 21 53
Medals by gender
Gender       Total
Male 9 16 17 42
Female 1 6 4 11
Total 10 22 21 53

CompetitorsEdit

The following table lists the number of New Zealand competitors participating at the Games according to gender and sport.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 50 14 64
Boxing 8 N/A 8
Cycling 11 N/A 11
Diving 2 3 5
Fencing 14 3 17
Lawn bowls 7 N/A 7
Rowing 19 N/A 19
Swimming 11 7 18
Water polo 10 N/A 10
Weightlifting 5 N/A 5
Wrestling 8 N/A 8
Total 143 27 170

AthleticsEdit

MenEdit

Track and roadEdit

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank[i] Result Rank[ii] Result Rank
Neil Bates 1 mile 4:25.8 6 N/A Did not advance
Dave Batten 220 yards 22.4 1 Q 22.2 4 Did not advance
440 yards 48.9 3 Q 48.9 3 Q 48.8  
Kevin Beardsley 100 yards 10.2 3 Q 10.2 6 Did not advance
Gordon Bromley Marathon N/A 2:46:51.0 7
Jack Clarke Marathon N/A 2:39:26.7  
Arthur Eustace 100 yards 9.9 2 Q 10.1 6 Did not advance
Lionel Fox Marathon N/A 2:57:47.2 13
Doug Harris 440 yards DNS Did not advance
880 yards DNF N/A Did not advance
Peter Henderson 100 yards 9.9 1 Q 9.9 2 Q 9.9 5
Allen Hill 120 yards hurdles 4 N/A Did not advance
440 yards hurdles 4 Did not advance
John Holland 120 yards hurdles 15.1 3 Q N/A 15.1 5
440 yards hurdles 53.0 1 Q 53.4 1 Q 52.7  
George Hoskins 3 miles N/A 12
6 miles N/A DNS
Don Jowett 220 yards 22.4 1 Q 22.9 2 Q 21.8  
Colin Lousich 3 miles N/A 14:41.0 6
6 miles N/A DNF
Arthur Lydiard Marathon N/A 2:54:51.6 12
Maurice Marshall 1 mile 4:16.8 4 Q N/A 4:13.2  
John Myles 440 yards 3 Q 5 Did not advance
Harold Nelson 3 miles N/A 14:27.8  
6 miles N/A 30:29.6  
Clem Parker 100 yards 10.0 2 Q 9.9 3 Q 10.0 6
220 yards 22.6 2 Q 22.0 3 Q 22.2 6
Cliff Simpson 880 yards 4 Q N/A 1:56.0 6
1 mile 4:26.6 6 N/A Did not advance
Jack Sinclair 1 mile 4:19.8 3 Q N/A 4:20.0 6
Lionel Smith 120 yards hurdles 14.8 3 Q N/A 6
Barry Steel 880 yards 6 N/A Did not advance
Derek Steward 440 yards hurdles 54.4 1 Q 4 Did not advance
Jack Sutherland 440 yards 50.0 3 Q 49.2 1 Q 6
Noel Taylor 3 miles N/A 11
6 miles N/A 30:31.9  
Neil Wilson 880 yards 1:53.2 2 Q N/A 1:53.7 4
Clem Parker
Arthur Eustace
Peter Henderson
Kevin Beardsley
4 x 110 yards relay N/A 42.6  
Dave Batten
Jack Sutherland
Derek Steward
John Holland
4 x 440 yards relay N/A 3:20.0  
  1. ^ Ranks given are within the heat
  2. ^ Ranks given are within the semifinal

FieldEdit

Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Johnny Borland High jump 6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
4
Johnny Brown Hammer throw 135 ft 3+12 in
(41.24 m)
9
Max Carr Discus throw 126 ft 8+34 in
(38.63 m)
8
Hammer throw 140 ft 6+34 in
(42.84 m)
6
Claude Clegg Javelin throw 175 ft 11 in
(53.62 m)
5
Dave Dephoff Long jump 23 ft 3 in
(7.09 m)
 
Keith Forsythe Long jump 23 ft 3 in
(7.09 m)
4
Triple jump 46 ft 7+34 in
(14.22 m)
5
Arthur Fuller Hammer throw 143 ft 2+12 in
(43.65 m)
5
Doug Herman Shot put 44 ft 0 in
(13.41 m)
4
Wallace Heron Pole vault 12 ft 9 in
(3.89 m)
4
Bevin Hough Long jump 23 ft 7+38 in
(7.20 m)
 
Graham Jeffries Triple jump 46 ft 2+34 in
(14.09 m)
6
Roy Johnson Triple jump 47 ft 7+12 in
(14.52 m)
4
Colin Kay Triple jump 45 ft 7+34 in
(13.91 m)
9
Stan Lay Javelin throw 175 ft 4 in
(53.44 m)
6
Jim Leckie Hammer throw 136 ft 6 in
(41.61 m)
7
Clyde Main Shot put 41 ft 4 in
(12.60 m)
6
George Martin Pole vault 12 ft 3 in
(3.73 m)
6
Raymond McKenzie High jump 6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
11
Keith Morgan Shot put 43 ft 10 in
(13.36 m)
5
Gus Redmond Discus throw 132 ft 8+34 in
(40.46 m)
5
Eric Rhodes High jump 5 ft 9 in
(1.75 m)
14
Merv Richards Pole vault 12 ft 3 in
(3.73 m)
8
Roy Woolley High jump 5 ft 9 in
(1.75 m)
14

WomenEdit

TrackEdit

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank[i] Result Rank[ii] Result Rank
Ruth Dowman 100 yards 11.2 2 Q 11.3 4 Did not advance
Pixie Fletcher 80 m hurdles 11.9 2 Q N/A 5
Noeline Gourley 80 m hurdles 11.5 1 Q N/A 11.9 4
Shirley Hardman 100 yards 11.2 2 Q 11.2 3 Q 11.3 5
Joan Hart 220 yards 25.9 3 Q 5 Did not advance
Colleen Malone 100 yards 11.6 3 Q 11.6 5 Did not advance
220 yards 5 Did not advance
Dorothea Parker 100 yards 11.2 3 Q 11.2 3 Q 11.2 4
220 yards 25.4 2 Q 25.1 3 Q 24.8 4
Lesley Rowe 220 yards 25.5 3 Q 25.8 3 Q 6
June Schoch 80 m hurdles 11.4 2 Q N/A 11.6  
Janet Shackleton 80 m hurdles 11.4 3 Q N/A 11.7  
Lesley Rowe
Shirley Hardman
Dorothea Parker
440 yards relay N/A 48.7  
Ruth Dowman
Dorothea Parker
Lesley Rowe
Shirley Hardman
660 yards relay N/A DQ
  1. ^ Ranks given are within the heat
  2. ^ Ranks given are within the semifinal

FieldEdit

Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Bev Brewis High jump 4 ft 10 in
(1.47 m)
5
Ruth Dowman Long jump 18 ft 10 in
(5.74 m)
 
Cleone Rivett-Carnac Javelin throw 112 ft 11+34 in
(34.44 m)
 
June Schoch Long jump 15 ft 3+34 in
(4.67 m)
11
Noeline Swinton High jump 5 ft 1 in
(1.55 m)
 
Yvette Williams Javelin throw 124 ft 6+34 in
(37.97 m)
 
Long jump 19 ft 4+58 in
(5.91 m) GR
 

BoxingEdit

Athlete Event Quarter Final Semi Final Final / BM Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Bert Maddern Flyweight   Edwin (CEY)
L
Did not advance
Robert Broadhurst Bantamweight   Walters (CAN)
L
Did not advance
William Paterson Featherweight   Brander (ENG)
L
Did not advance
Jim Barnden Lightweight   King (SRH)
W
  Barber (AUS)
L
Weighed over 4
James McIvor Welterweight   Small (SRH)
W
  Ratcliffe (ENG)
L
Withdrew unfit 4
James Beal Middleweight N/A Bye   van Schalkwyk (SAF)
L
 
Christopher Rollinson Light heavyweight N/A Bye   Scott (ENG)
L
 
Frank Creagh Heavyweight N/A   Cousins (AUS)
W
 

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Men's road race
Athlete Time Rank
Nick Carter 3:13:06.5  
James Downie 3:13:12.7 7
Ted Lambert DNF

TrackEdit

Men's 1000 m sprint
Athlete Round 1 Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Graham Avery   Oland (CAN)
W 12.8
N/A   Bazzano (AUS)
W 12.9, W 13.0
  Patterson (AUS)
L, L
  Olive (NZL)
W 12.8, L, W 13.2
 
Don Olive   Evans (SRH)
  Millman (CAN)
W 12.9
N/A   Godwin (ENG)
W 12.8, W 12.8
  Mockridge (AUS)
L, L
  Avery (NZL)
L, W 12.6, L
4
Allen Stonex   Mockridge (AUS)
L
  Millman (CAN)
W 14.2
  Patterson (AUS)
L, L
Did not advance
Men's 1 km time trial
Athlete Time Rank
Graham Hughes 1:17.1 8
Les Lock 1:16.2 5
Malcolm Simpson 1:16.5 =6
Men's 4000 m individual pursuit
Athlete Round 1 Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Les Lock   Hamilton (SCO)
L 5:29.6[i]
  Cartwright (ENG)
L
  Hamilton (SCO)
W 5:26.7
 
  1. ^ Qualified for the semifinals as the fastest loser
Men's 10 miles track race
Athlete Time Rank
Alan Dean DNF
Les Lock  
Frank Tredrea unplaced

DivingEdit

Athlete Event Points Rank
Joyce Carpenter Women's 3 m springboard 95.88 7
Owen Jaine Men's 10 m platform 115.28 6
Betty Moore Women's 3 m springboard 93.30 8
Mayzod Reid Women's 3 m springboard 104.29 6
Jack Stewart Men's 3 m springboard 168.17  

FencingEdit

MenEdit

Individual epee
Athlete Elimination pool Final pool Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
William Elsom   Paul (ENG)
L 0 – 3
  Pouliot (CAN)
L 2 – 3
  Lund (AUS)
L 0 – 3
  Jay (AUS)
L 0 – 3
  Brooke (CAN)
L 0 – 3
  Usher (SCO)
L 2 – 3
Did not advance
J. Shaw   Ward (NZL)
L 1 – 3
  Anderson (ENG)
W 3 – 1
  Gibson (AUS)
L 0 – 3
  de Beaumont (ENG)
L 1 – 3
  Desjarlais (CAN)
L 0 – 3
N/A Did not advance
Joseph Ward   Shaw (NZL)
W 3 – 1
  Desjarlais (CAN)
L 2 – 3
  de Beaumont (ENG)
L 2 – 3
  Anderson (ENG)
W 3 – 2
  Gibson (AUS)
W 3 – 1
N/A   Lund (AUS)
L 2 – 3
  Desjarlais (CAN)
W 3 – 2
  Anderson (ENG)
W 3 – 2
  de Beaumont (ENG)
L 1 – 3
  Paul (ENG)
L 1 – 3
  Jay (AUS)
L 1 – 3
=6
Individual foil
Athlete Elimination pool Final pool Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Charles Dearing   M. Gittos (NZL)
L 4 – 5
  Anderson (ENG)
L 0 – 5
  Desjarlais (CAN)
L 3 – 5
  Dean (AUS)
W 5 – 3
  Pilbrow (ENG)
L 3 – 5
Did not advance
Austen Gittos   Paul (ENG)
L 3 – 5
  Pouliot (CAN)
L 2 – 5
  Fethers (AUS)
L 2 – 5
  Brooke (CAN)
L 2 – 5
  Jay (AUS)
W 5 – 4
  M. Gittos (NZL)
W 5 – 3
  Desjarlais (CAN)
L 3 – 5
  Paul (ENG)
L 2 – 5
  Pilbrow (ENG)
W 5 – 1
  Pouliot (CAN)
W 5 – 2
  Fethers (AUS)
L 1 – 5
  Anderson (ENG)
W 5 – 3
4
Murray Gittos   Dearing (NZL)
W 5 – 4
  Dean (AUS)
W 5 – 3
  Pilbrow (ENG)
W 5 – 3
  Desjarlais (CAN)
W 5 – 3
  Anderson (ENG)
L 2 – 5
  A. Gittos (NZL)
L 3 – 5
  Fethers (AUS)
L 3 – 5
  Anderson (ENG)
W 5 – 3
  Pouliot (CAN)
L 2 – 5
  Pilbrow (ENG)
L 3 – 5
  Paul (ENG)
L 2 – 5
  Desjarlais (CAN)
L 3 – 5
8
Individual sabre
Athlete Elimination pool Final pool Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Trevor Hadley   Anderson (ENG)
L 1 – 5
  Pouliot (CAN)
L 1 – 5
  Gibson (AUS)
L 2 – 5
  Brooke (CAN)
L 1 – 5
  Jay (AUS)
L 3 – 5
Did not advance
Julius Stafford   Wright (NZL)
L 3 – 5
  Paul (ENG)
L 0 – 5
  Desjarlais (CAN)
L 3 – 5
  Pilbrow (ENG)
L 1 – 5
  Dean (AUS)
W 5 – 4
Did not advance
Dudley Wright   Stafford (NZL)
W 5 – 3
  Dean (AUS)
W 5 – 1
  Pilbrow (ENG)
L 3 – 5
  Paul (ENG)
L 4 – 5
  Desjarlais (CAN)
W 5 – 2
  Gibson (AUS)
L 4 – 5
  Paul (ENG)
W 5 – 3
  Brooke (CAN)
W 5 – 2
  Desjarlais (CAN)
W 5 – 2
  Anderson (ENG)
L 0 – 5
  Pouliot (CAN)
L 1 – 5
  Pilbrow (ENG)
L 3 – 5
=4
Team epee
Athlete Round robin Rank
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
H.E. Cox
William Elsom
J.H. Malcolm
J. Shaw
Joseph Ward
  Canada   England   Australia 4
Cox
v Brooke L 0 – 3
v Pouliot L 1 – 3
v Desjarlais L 1 – 3
Elsom
v de Beaumont L 2 – 3
v Paul L 0 – 3
v Anderson W 3 – 2
Elsom
v Jay L 0 – 3
v Lund L 0 – 3
v Stanmore L 2 – 3
Elsom
v Desjarlais L 2 – 3
v Brooke L 1 – 3
v Pouliot L 0 – 3
Shaw
v Anderson W 3 – 1
v de Beaumont L 1 – 3
v Paul W 3 – 0
Shaw
v Jay W 3 – 2
v Lund L 2 – 3
v Stanmore W 3 – 0
Malcolm
v Pouliot L 2 – 3
v Desjarlais D 3 – 3
v Brooke L 1 – 3
Malcolm
v Paul L 1 – 3
v Anderson L 1 – 3
v de Beaumont L 0 – 3
Ward
v Jay W 3 – 1
v Lund W 3 – 2
v Stanmore L 2 – 3
Result
L 0 – 8
Result
L 3 – 6
Result
L 4 – 5
Team foil
Athlete Round robin Rank
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Charles Dearing
Austen Gittos
Murray Gittos
Nathaniel Millar
  Canada   Australia   England  
Dearing
v Desjarlais W 5 – 2
v Pouliot L 1 – 5
v Brooke W 5 – 4
A. Gittos
v Desjarlais W 5 – 0
v Pouliot L 1 – 5
v Brooke W 5 – 1
M. Gittos
v Desjarlais L 4 – 5
v Pouliot W 5 – 2
v Brooke W 5 – 2
Result
W 6 – 3
Result
L 4 – 5
Result
L 3 – 6
Team sabre
Athlete Round robin Rank
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Eric Flaws
Trevor Hadley
Allan McLeavey
Julius Stafford
Dudley Wright
  Australia   Canada   England 4
Hadley
v Booth
v Chillug
v Dean
1 win, 2 losses
Hadley
v Brooke L
v Pouliot L
v Desjarlais L
Flaws
v de Beaumont L 1 – 5
v Pilbrow L 1 – 5
v Anderson L 4 – 5
McLeavey
v Booth L
v Chillug L
v Dean L
Stafford
v Brooke L
v Pouliot L
v Desjarlais L
McLeavey
v Pilbrow L 1 – 5
v Anderson L 2 – 5
v de Beaumont W 5 – 3
Wright
v Booth
v Chillug
v Dean
2 wins, 1 loss
Wright
v Brooke W
v Pouliot W
v Desjarlais W
Stafford
v Anderson L 1 – 5
v de Beaumont L 0 – 5
v Pilbrow L 2 – 5
Result
L 3 – 6
Result
L 3 – 6
Result
L 1 – 8

WomenEdit

Individual foil
Athlete Final pool Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Florence Andrews   Pym (AUS)
L 3 – 4
  Glen-Haig (ENG)
L 1 – 4
  Stokes (AUS)
L 2 – 4
  Wilson (AUS)
W 4 – 2
  Hamilton (CAN)
L 1 – 4
  Woodroffe (NZL)
L 0 – 4
  Jekyll (NZL)
W 4 – 1
6
Olga Jekyll   Hamilton (CAN)
W 4 – 0
  Wilson (AUS)
W 4 – 2
  Pym (AUS)
L 2 – 4
  Glen-Haig (ENG)
L 2 – 4
  Stokes (AUS)
W 4 – 3
  Woodroffe (NZL)
L 2 – 4
  Andrews (NZL)
L 1 – 4
5
Patricia Woodroffe   Wilson (AUS)
W 4 – 1
  Hamilton (CAN)
W 4 – 0
  Glen-Haig (ENG)
L 2 – 4
  Stokes (AUS)
W 4 – 1
  Pym (AUS)
W 4 – 2
  Jekyll (NZL)
W 4 – 2
  Andrews (NZL)
W 4 – 0
 

Lawn bowlsEdit

Athlete Event Round robin Eliminator Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
James Pirret Men's singles   Garnett
 (FIJ)
W 25 – 20
  Krupp
 (CAN)
W 25 – 22
  Newton
 (AUS)
W 26 – 12
  Jacobs
 (SAF)
W 25 – 10
N/A  
Robert Henry
Phil Exelby
Men's pairs   South Africa
W 23 – 16
  Australia
W 23 – 22
  Fiji
W 47 – 4
N/A N/A  
Arthur Engebretsen
Fred Russell
Noel Jolly
Pete Skoglund
Men's fours   South Africa
W 19 – 11
  Australia
L 14 – 23
  Fiji
W 41 – 6
N/A   South Africa
L 17 – 22
Did not advance  

RowingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Tristan Hegglun Men's single sculls 4
Joe Schneider
Des Simonson
Men's double sculls 7:32.0  
David Gould
Humphrey Gould
Men's coxless pair 8:10.0  
Ted Johnson
John O'Brien
Bill James
Bill Carroll
Colin Johnstone
(cox)
Men's coxed four 7:17.2  
Thomas Engel
Kerry Ashby
Bill Tinnock
Murray Ashby
Grahame Jarratt
Don Rowlands
Bruce Culpan
Edwin Smith
Donald Adam
(cox)
Men's eight 6:27.5  

SwimmingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Michael Amos 110 yards freestyle 1:01.9 6 Q 1:02.5 6
440 yards freestyle 5:06.1 6 Q 5:08.1 5
Lyall Barry 110 yards freestyle 1:03.2 =8 Did not advance
Colin Callan 220 yards breaststroke 3:05.7 6 Q 3:09.8 6
Colin Chambers 1650 yards freestyle 21:46.6 6 Q 21:45.3 6
Noel Chambers 440 yards freestyle 5:14.1 10 Did not advance
Trevor Eagle 220 yards breaststroke 3:01.4 5 Q 3:02.9 5
Roger Gibbs 110 yards backstroke 1:18.7 9 Did not advance
Peter Hanan 110 yards freestyle 1:04.4 10 Did not advance
Buddy Lucas 440 yards freestyle 4:48.9 2 Q 5:02.5  
1650 yards freestyle 20:11.2 1 Q 20:10.1  
Peter Mathieson 110 yards backstroke 1:13.7 5 1:13.6 4
John Shanahan 220 yards breaststroke 2:57.4 3 Q 2:59.8 4
Peter Mathieson
John Shanahan
Lyall Barry
3 x 110 yards medley relay N/A 3:30.1  
Lyall Barry
Buddy Lucas
Noel Chambers
Michael Amos
4 x 220 yards freestyle relay N/A 9:27.7  

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Norma Bridson 110 yards freestyle 1:11.0 4 Q 1:11.2 5
Winifred Griffin 110 yards freestyle 1:10.1 2 Q 1:11.9 6
440 yards freestyle 5:38.4 3 Q 5:39.4 4
Kristin Jacobi 110 yards freestyle 1:13.4 11 Did not advance
Helen Mackenzie 440 yards freestyle 5:47.6 8 Did not advance
Jean Stewart 110 yards backstroke 1:18.6 GR 1 Q 1:19.1  
Margaret Sweeney 220 yards breaststroke N/A 3:28.2 6
Jean Stewart
Margaret Sweeney
Winifred Griffin
3 x 110 yards medley relay N/A DQ
Kristin Jacobi
Norma Bridson
Winifred Griffin
Joan Hastings
4 x 110 yards freestyle relay N/A 4:48.7  

Water poloEdit

Team roster

Charles Brown, Jim Cameron, Terry Harris, Bob Hatchwell, Barrie Hutchinson, Tom Logan (c), Edward Raven, Jim Walsh, Neil Williams, Wally Williams

Game 1
4 February 1950   New Zealand 4–11   Australia Newmarket Olympic Pool
Hatchwell 2, Logan, W. Williams Goals Amadee 4, Johnston 2, French, Bennett, Doerner, Hastie, own goal
Game 2
6 February 1950   New Zealand 2–13   Australia Newmarket Olympic Pool
Goals Amadee 4, Bennett 5, Johnston 2, Hastie 2
Game 3
10 February 1950   New Zealand 2–5   Australia Newmarket Olympic Pool
  Goals
Final standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Rank
  Australia 3 3 0 0 29 8 +21  
  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 8 29 -21  

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Press Snatch Jerk Total Rank
Lewis Lawn Featherweight 540 lb
(244.9 kg)
6
Edwin Norton Lightweight 200 lb
(90.7 kg)
195 lb
(88.5 kg)
250 lb
(113.4 kg)
645 lb
(292.6 kg)
4
Tony George Middleweight 235 lb
(106.6 kg)
225 lb
(102.1 kg)
280 lb
(127.0 kg)
740 lb
(335.7 kg)
 
Trevor Clark Light heavyweight 225 lb
(102.1 kg)
225 lb
(102.1 kg)
280 lb
(127.0 kg)
730 lb
(331.1 kg)
4
Harold Cleghorn Heavyweight 285 lb
(129.3 kg)
270 lb
(122.5 kg)
345 lb
(156.5 kg)
900 lb
(408.2 kg)
 

WrestlingEdit

Athlete Event Elimination rounds Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Eric Matthews Flyweight N/A   Harris (AUS)
L
 
Doug Mudgway Bantamweight N/A   Chapman (AUS)
W
 
John Armitt Featherweight   Parsons (ENG)
W
  Hayman (AUS)
W
N/A   Milord (CAN)
W
 
George Hobson Lightweight   Dick Garrard (AUS)
L
  Plumb (CAN)
L
Eliminated  
John Monaghan Welterweight   Little (AUS)
L
  Hudson (CAN)
L
Eliminated
Peter Fletcher Middleweight   Vachon (CAN)
L
  Bowey (ENG)
W
  Arthur (AUS)
L
Eliminated
Arthur Sneddon Light heavyweight N/A   Trevaskis (AUS)
W
N/A   Morton (SAF)
L
 
Pat O'Connor Heavyweight   Armstrong (AUS)
L
  Ovendon (CAN)
W
  Richmond (ENG)
W
N/A  

OfficialsEdit

  • Chef de Mission: Bill Holley
  • Athletics: Frank Sharpley (coach), Jim Barnes, J Meek, W N Connell (massage), Pearl Ellis (Chaperone)
  • Boxing: K A Neale (manager), Richard Dunn (trainer), A G Bates (massage)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • The Story of the British Empire Games, Auckland, New Zealand, 1950 (1950, official history by the Organising Committee)
  • The Commonwealth Games: The First 60 Years 1930–1990 by Cleve Dheensaw (1994, Hodder & Stoughton, Canada/New Zealand) ISBN 0-340-60002-0
  • "Empire Games 1950 souvenir issue". New Zealand Sportsman. 4 (8). 8 March 1950.

External linksEdit