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Welcome to the website of Pétanque Wellington. On these pages you will find information regarding the game of Pétanque, also known as Boules or French Bowls, within the lower North Island of New Zealand.

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National Women's Triples

5 February 2016

Ten teams have entered the National Women's Triples at Kapiti this weekend (6/7 February).

Otaki Easter Mêlée

5 February 2016

The entry form for the Otaki Easter Mêlée (26 March 2016) is now available.

Manawatu Mêlée

4 February 2016

The entry form for the Manawatu Mêlée (2 April 2016) is now available.

Kapiti Open Doubles

4 February 2016

The video of Kapiti Open Doubles final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

New Zealand International Open

31 January 2016

Twenty-six teams took part in the Open Triples and eighteen in the Women's Doubles at Herne Bay in Auckland.

The extra prize-money certainly boosted the entry. However, the earlier registration cutoff meant that several teams missed out.

Saturday featured a six round Swiss. In both the Open Triples and Women's Doubles, three teams finished with 5 wins.

On Sunday, the top 16 teams in the Triples (eight in the Women's Doubles) play timed games in the barrage pools. The remaining teams played 4 Swiss rounds.

In the Open Triples final, Eric Doublet, Arnaud Ernest and Jared Handford beat Andre Noel, Tom Paulo and Georgio Vakauta 13-10.

In the Women's Doubles final, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson beat Margaret Maher and Jean Parley 13-11.

Further results to come.

Kapiti Open Doubles

24 January 2016

Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks won their third consecutive Kapiti Open Doubles at the weekend. In the Trophy final they beat Sharon Cannon and Pete Hamilton 13-10.

The Plate final was won by Morgan Choveaux and Nick Toyne over Denise Bavidge and Geoff Greer.

Dene Futcher and Sheryl Parslow won the Bowl from Jo Maxwell and Alan Taylor.

The Bowl Consolation was won by Marlene Barker and Peter Blake over Paul Anderson and Margaret Pomana.

Final results

Photo credit: Paul Barker

Kapiti Open Doubles

23 January 2016

Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks and Dez Grant/Sarah-Jane Wright were the only two undefeated teams after the first day's qualifying rounds at the Kapiti Open Doubles. (Qualifying list)

WPA Regional Triples Championship

21 January 2016

The entry form for the WPA Regional Triples Championship (20/21 February 2016) at Manawatu is now available.

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

16 January 2016

The Khandallah Mixed Doubles has been cancelled due to the bad weather.

Masterton Open Mêlée

15 January 2016

Masterton is holding a Mêlée on Saturday, 30 January to which we invite any members of other Wellington clubs to join us at our club in Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton.

Registration is 9:30 am (just turn up) and play will commence at 10 am.

There will be 5 timed games. $5.00 entry per player. BYO lunch.

Get a car load from your club and make a day trip to the Wairarapa.

We would love to see you!

Graeme Morris
Club Captain

WBS Open Triples

8 January 2016

The entry form for the WBS Open Triples (27/28 February 2016) in Masterton is now available.

PNZ National Singles Championship

2 January 2016

The video of PNZ National Singles Championship final between Nick Jegousse (Upper Hutt) and Georgio Vakauta (Vikings) is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Note: The long discussion during the sixth end is due to Georgio playing the wrong boule.

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

31 December 2015

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles (13 March 2016) is now available.

PNZ National Women's Triples

28 December 2015

The entry form for the PNZ National Women's Triples (6-7 February 2016) at Kapiti is now available.

Alternatively, you can enter online on the PNZ website.

NZ Representative Team

16 December 2015

Six Wellington players have been selected for the New Zealand Senior team to play against Australia. The annual Trans-Tasman match will be held in Alexandra (19-20 March 2016).

Senior Men

Neville Frost (Dunedin City), Lewis Gill (Horowhenua), Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East), Graeme Morris (Masterton), Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast), Ray Pierce (Herne Bay). The Reserve is Mervyn Wilson (St. Kilda) and the Coach is Murray Porter (Bay View).

Senior Women

Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra), Kay George (St.Kilda), Shirley MacDonald (Otaki), Margaret Maher (Northcote), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East). The Reserve is Ann Shields (Epsom) and the Coach is Jean Parley (Stanley Bay).

Lew and Sheryl will be making their international debut.

NZ Oceania Championship and Open Trans Tasman Representative Teams.

Australia Representative Team

16 December 2015

The Australia teams for the 2016 Trans Tasman match in Alexandra are:

Open Men

Harold Dercy, Pascal Dufroux, Clifford Edouard, Sebastian Edouard, Vickram Khadaroo, Vickram Ramjuttun.

Open Women

Anastasea Darbinian, Sasha Darbinian, Adeline Deramond, Lynn Dufresne, Bridie Kinghorn, Kate Mangan.

The Coach is Patrick Dufresne.

Senior Men

Max Chaperon, Danny Green, Walter Lubtschenko, Charles Jodin, John Rowe, Gilbert Tourneur.

Senior Women

Maria Louise Fuentes, Medgee Lebrasse, Shirley Marshall, Margaret McCormick, Monique Tourneur, Judy Whiteaker.

The Coach is Lindsay Kinghorn.

Lisa Deramond and Lindsay Kinghorn are the Reserve players.

Wellington Open Triples

14 December 2015

The video of Wellington Open Triples final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Haines Cup match

14 December 2015

Wellington has regained the Wellington-Hawkes Bay Challenge Cup (formerly the Haines Cup) with a narrow 21-19 victory which went right down to the last game of Triples.

Wellington won the first round of Singles, 6 games to 4 to take the early lead.

The second round was Doubles and Hawke's Bay won 3 games to 2, to draw level on points at 10-10.

With 10 player teams, round three featured three games of Triples and one game of Singles. Wellington won the Singles and one Triples. Hawke's Bay took the lead 16-14.

Round four was the same format as round three with the exception that the payers that played Singles in round three had to go into a Triples combination for round four.

Wellington needed to win the Singles and two of the three Triples to take the trophy. They won the Singles and one Triples and lost a Triples with one Triples game still being played. The last Triples game to finish was a nail biter with Wellington coming out on top 13-9.

This has broken the Hawke's Bay dominance of the last four years.

Partial results | Previous matches

Wellington Open Triples

12 December 2015

Two teams were undefeated after the four qualifying rounds at the Wellington Open Triples at the Manawatu Pétanque club: Grant Bray/Michael Rocks/Peter van Heusden and Sharon Cannon/Murray Porter/Brian Smith.

Lew, Shirley & Dave

However, it was the third placed Dave Gatchell/Lew Gill/Shirley Selwyn who went through the knockout rounds undefeated to claim the Open Triples title.

Steve Frampton/Ann Hogg/Graeme Morris won the Plate from Shirley MacDonald/Enoka Smiler/Monica Smiler.

The Bowl was won by Pete Hamilton/Barb Johnston/Joan Miller against Alan Cameron/David Smart/Willie Tipene.

Ian Bailey/Christine Daykin/Judith Smith took out the Bowl Consolation from Derek Cooper/Elva Cooper/Paul Husband.


WPA Committee Meeting

10 December 2015

The draft minutes from the WPA Committee meeting held on 19 November are now available.


PNZ National Senior Doubles Championship

9 December 2015

Bill & Ray

Bill Peachey and Ray Pierce bounced back from their poor showing at the National Doubles last month to take out the National Senior Doubles at Kapiti.

In the Trophy final they beat Ian Baker and Bob Bridge.

The Trophy Consolation was won by Dave Gatchell and Enoka Smiler and the Consolante was by Karen Stephen and Chris Taylor.

Final results