NEXT GOLDPANNING EVENT 2019

This year the NZ Goldpanning Championships will be held on Sunday 28th April on Butler Green,
Arrowtown alongside the Arrowtown Autumn Festival.
We are looking forward to seeing you there competing amongst the best gold panners in the country and
catching up with old friends.
9.30am – Registration starts. Ends between 11.30am and 12pm depending on entries.
10.00am Heats will start and run through till finished.
Lunch break.
2.00pm “Stake your Claim”.
2.30pm Team Event.
3.00pm Category Finals, then NZ Champion.
4.00pm Prizegiving.
Entry fees will be the same as 2018: $15 for the first entry per person and each subsequent entry will be
$10.
If you have entered before we would appreciate it if you would consider bringing back for re-use any
gold and gold bottles you might have stored away at home! This helps us to keep the costs down, and
hence the entry fees.
We are trialling a new gold system this year. Stu Ide, one of our committee members, has invented a
way of standardising the gold flakes we use. They will comply with World Rules and will all be of a
uniform size and weight. We will be collecting the gold in after each heat for re-use as they do at the
Australian Championships. Attached is a photo of the proposed flake shape and size.
This is designed to keep the costs down. Every competitor will receive a souvenir gold pottle containing
a few flakes of gold as a memento.
We always need help with set up and break down, so if you would be able to help please let us know.
Even just hang around at the end to help us get home before dark! Many hands make light work….

WELCOME

WELCOME

Welcome to the new worldwide home of gold panning!
We have a new website, also the design has become modern.

As a recognized world network for national gold panning clubs and associations, the World Goldpanning Association promotes panning and prospecting in the spirit of peace, understanding and fair play.

World Goldpanning Championships 2018

The new world champions have been determined. Thanks to the organizers for a great world goldpanning championship in Hodruša-Hámre. Thank you to the staff and helpers.

Even if you couldn’t be there this year, we have the pictures of the day online for you.
You can also view the results of each category online. Visit the official website.

Here is the link to the photo album of the World Championship.

Pictures Opening day Monday

Pictures Competition day Tuesday

Pictures Competition day Wednesday

Pictures  Competition day Thursday

Pictures Competition day Friday

Pictures Competition day Finalday

Pictures Award Ceremony

World Goldpanning Championships Website .

AGENDA OF THE AGM 2017

Agenda of the Annual General Meeting  (AGM) 2017 of the World Goldpanning Association ( WGA) are already available on the web.

Great Thanks to all of the attendees at the meeting. Hopefully the meeting was pleasant and answered your expectations.

If you have anything to point out of the meeting or the activities of the WGA , please, do not hesitate to contact the President of the WGA or other Members of the Board.

Golden regards,

    Arturo Ramella                                                          Raimo Repola

President of the WGA                                             Secretary of the WGA

president@w-g-a.net                                               secretary@w-g-a.net

 

The AGM 2017 took place at on 10th of  August 2017 In Moffat, Scotland,  Great Britain.

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News after Scotland!

Dear Goldpanners, here are some news we wanted to share after Scotland 2017.

RESULTS

2017

WORLD CHAMPIONS 2017

Men:
1. Ragnar Pau GER
2. Hans Stützinger GER
3. Surprise Mdluli RSA

Women:
1. Cecile Thibaude FRA
2. Anette Rosan SWE
3. Thembi Anderson RSA

Veterans:
1. Veikko Keränen FIN
2. Antti Seppala FIN
3. Werner Matti SUI

Classic:
1. Jouko Korhonnen FIN
2. David Millar CAN
3. Lea Seppala FIN

Juniors:
1. Robin Hartmann GER
2. Zuzanna Michalska POL
3. Zofi Hralova CZE

5 Member Team
1. Deadwood
2. Poznan
3. Austria 5

3 Member Team:
1. Kiwi Team
2. SSJ
3. Robin, Uwe und Pit

2 Member Team:
1. Golden & Adventure
2. Benna
3. Poldijk

National Team:
1. Italien
2. Schweden
3. Südafrika

CANADA 2021

  • After the AGM, we can announce that Canada will host the World Goldpanning Championship on 2021, congratulations!

Moffat2017Final day here at and these three met on the field! Almost 35 years’ history in one pic, from right to left former Presidents Kauko Launonen and Vincent Thurkettle together with Arturo Ramella. (Source Facebook WGA)

WGA BOARD

  • Our Secretary – Raimo Repola, was elected for a second mandate.
  • Our President – Arturo Ramella, Vice President – Jiri Dunovski, and Treasurer – Eija Orava, are at the beginning of last year of their mandate: Thank you for your hard work in these last 9 years.
  • Communication Committee will count with two new members who will help to carry all communication works out: Geraldine McCrossan and Christian Wolf. Welcome!

That’s all for the moment!