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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.

Please take some time to browse through the site and we welcome your feedback (webmaster@petanque.org.nz).


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Club of the Month

December 2014

Manawatu Pétanque is the featured club for the month of December.

NZ Representative Teams

18 December 2014

Two Wellington region players have been named in the Senior team to take part in the Trans Tasman match at Avoca (Victoria, Australia) next March.


Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra), Kay George (St Kilda), Margaret Maher (Northcote), Shirley McDonald (Horowhenua), Ann Shields (Epsom). The Reserve is Chris Taylor (Christchurch) and the Coach is Jean Parley (Stanley Bay).


Clive Bartleet (Vikings), Charles Brock, Colin Bunce (Alexandra), John Hudson (Tauranga BOP), Trevor Neilson (Rotorua), Ray Pierce (Vikings). The Reserve is Graeme Morris (Masterton) and the Coach is Murray Porter (Bay View).

The Open players were announced last month.

Wairarapa Building Society Open Triples

17 December 2014

The entry form for the Wairarapa Building Society Open Triples (21/22 February) is now available.

Sport Connector newsletter

17 December 2014

The December issue of Sport Wellington's Sport Connector newsletter is now available.

Pétanque in the News

16 December 2014

Pétanque makes the Manawatu Standard newspaper.

Wellington Open Triples

14 December 2014

Fourteen teams took part in the 12th Wellington Open Triples held at the Manawatu Pétanque club.

The Trophy final featured the two unbeaten teams: Sharon Cannon, Murray Porter and Brian Smith against Myles Cowper, Annick Le Guen and Michael Rocks. Progress score: 1-0, 1-3, 1-5, 1-9, 1-12, 2-12, 2-13.

Final results

NZ International Open

13 December 2014

The entry form for the 19th NZ International Open (24/25 January) is now available.

Wellington Open Triples

12 December 2014

Fourteen teams have entered the Wellington Open Triples (Sunday, 14 December) at Manawatu.

PNZ National Senior Doubles Championship

11 December 2014

Twenty-two teams took part in the National Senior Doubles Championship at Herne Bay last weekend. In the Trophy final, Ian Baker and Paul Bicklemann defeated Kevin Davis and Max Davis.

The Trophy Consolation final was by Charles Brock and John Greig from Ann Shields and Shirley Selwyn.

Final results

Wellington Representative Team

10 December 2014

The Wellington Representative team to play against Hawke's Bay on Saturday, 13 December for the Haines Cup has been announced.

Timed Games in WPA Tournaments

4 December 2014

At the 20 November WPA meeting a petition was received from several of the competitors who took part in the Regional Doubles Championship requesting a change to the Playing Conditions for timed games adopted at the July 2014 Meeting.

Club responses to the proposed change close on Friday, 12 December.

WPA members are invited to join the debate on the Discussion forum (under Tournaments).

Coaching Day

3 December 2014

Graeme Morris is organising a coaching day. Interested players should complete the application form.

Regional Senior Doubles Championship

29 November 2014

Sixteen teams took part in the Regional Senior Doubles Championship at Horowhenua, a drop of six from last season.

In the Trophy final, Brian Frampton and Shirley MacDonald beat Dave Gatchell and Lew Gill 13-7 to win the Championship title.

The Plate final was won by Jo Maxwell and Lynne Shepherd who beat Linda Gazzard and Shirley Selwyn also by 13-7.

Final results

PNZ Board Elections 2015 - Call for Nominations

27 November 2014

In accordance with the provisions of the PNZ Constitution, Stefany Frost is due to retire at the 2015 AGM (to be held on 28th February; a formal Notice will follow shortly). There is also a Board vacancy created by the resignation during the year of Richard Turfrey (who would also have been due to retire). Stefany is standing for re-election.

A call for nominations (63kB) for the 2 Board positions, and a Nomination Form (33kB), is attached. These will also be available on our website.

The closing date for nominations is 19 January 2015.

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque New Zealand

Senior Petanque Goodwill Tour to Australia

26 November 2014

Trevor Neilson is arranging a Goodwill tour for senior Pétanque players around Victoria & Tasmania next year.

Could you please bring the information to the attention of your Club members. Notice (98kB) | Itinerary (39kB)

Note that Trevor needs expressions of interest in joining the trip by 1 December.

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque New Zealand

Upper Hutt Mêlée

24 November 2014

Forty players took part in the Upper Hutt Mêlée yesterday. More »

Kapiti Open Doubles

23 November 2014

The entry form for 15th Kapiti Open Doubles (17/18 January) is now available.

Kapiti Over 70 Mêlée

21 November 2014

Twenty-eight players took part in the Kapiti Over 70 Mêlée (Super Seniors) on Wednesday. Final results

Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée

21 November 2014

Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée participants

Twenty players took part in the Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée, an increase of two over last year. Final results

Wanganui East Triples

17 November 2014

Wanganui East Open Triples winners

Dez Grant, David Lippard, and Sarah-Jane Wright beat Myles Cowper, Nicolas Jegousse and Michael Rocks 13-7 to win the Wanganui East Open Triples. Progress score: 3-0, 3-3, 3-6, 3-6, 5-6, 7-6, 7-7, 9-7, 12-7, 13-7.

The Plate was won by Sharon Cannon, Shirley Selwyn, and Claire Wilson. The Bowl was won by Barbara Johnston, Annick Le Guen, and Brett Maguire.

Final results

Upcoming Events - January

9 November 2014

Entry forms for Otaki New Year Mêlée and Khandallah Mixed Doubles are now available.