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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
29 November 2015
The entry form for the Khandallah Mixed Doubles (16 January 2016) is now available.
25 November 2015
The entry form for the Wellington Open Triples (12 December 2015) at Manawatu is now available.
22 November 2015
Twenty teams took part in the Wanganui East Open Triples. The bye was avoided when a visiting couple from France heard about the tournament and entered on Friday evening.
Three teams were undefeated after the first day's play at Wanganui: Maurice Belz/Lee Taffard/Ruby Vakauta, Emile Ferrand/Paul Tamagushiku/Georgio Vakauta and Christian Fouquet/Nick Jegousse/Michael Rocks.
After the second round, only Maurice Belz/Lee Taffard/Ruby Vakauta remained undefeated. However, their run was halted in the semi-final when they lost a long match against Emile Ferrand/Paul Tamagushiku/Georgio Vakauta.
In the Trophy final, Christian Fouquet, Nick Jegousse and Michael Rocks beat Emile Ferrand, Paul Tamagushiku and Georgio Vakauta 13-8.
The Plate final was won by Sharon Cannon, Pete Hamilton and Claire Wilson 13-2 against Alan Cameron, Christine Daykin and David Smart.
The Bowl competition was won by Dene Futcher, Sheryl Parslow and Marie Toyne ahead of Annick Le Guen, Christine Strichen and Dirk Winnie.
20 November 2015
Twenty teams took part in the Regional Senior Doubles Championship at Kapiti. In the Trophy final, Lew Gill and Shirley Selwyn beat Graeme Morris and Brian Smith 13-3.
The Plate was won by Dave Gatchell and Val Young, 13-4 winners over Ian and Jean Baine.
Ian Calder and Eddie Campbell beat clubmates Jo Maxwell and Lynne Shepherd to win the Bowl.
20 November 2015
The entry form for the Kapiti Open Doubles (23-24 January 2016) is now available.
13 November 2015
The entry form for the Otaki New Year Mêlée (2 January 2016) is now available.
17 November 2015
Last year's runners-up, Junior Purcell and Georgio Vakauta again made the final of the National Doubles. This year they were successful against Leilani Mailei and Seti Mailei.
11 November 2015
The inaugural Rex Hayes Memoral Mixed Doubles was held at the Kapiti Pétanque club on Sunday, 1 November. Fourteen teams took part and Grant Bray and Annick Le Guen from the Kapiti club were placed first.
2 November 2015
Kapiti Pétanque will be celebrating their twentieth anniversary with a dinner on Saturday, 13 August 2016 following a melee that day.
Members of other clubs are welcome to attend the dinner but should register their interest by 30 November (without commitment) to enable the club to secure a suitable venue.
Contact Graham Hooper, 40 College Drive, Paraparaumu. Phone (04) 905-0131, or email email@example.com
1 November 2015
The New Zealand team for the Women's World Championship left this morning for Bangkok, via Sydney. As they waited for departure they did manage to watch the first half of the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia.
It is hoped that some updates from the team will appear on the website. If updates prove difficult then the PNZ Facebook page and the Wellington Pétanque Twitter page should have something.
26 October 2015
The video of Regional Singles final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.
25 October 2015
The video of Regional Doubles final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.
25 October 2015
Barabara Johnston and Graeme Morris (Masterton) won the Champion of Champions Doubles on tie-break from defending title-holders Annick Le Guen and Brett Maguire (Kapiti) after both teams won 6 of their 7 games. Final positions
20 October 2015
The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the Regional Doubles. Nick Jegousse has taken over top spot following his win in the Doubles.
18 October 2015
Twenty-eight teams took part in the Regional Doubles at Kapiti. Grant Bray and Nick Jegousse were the only team to go through undefeated on the first day. (Qualifying)
Sunday morning was a bit wet and several teams struggled in the conditions. However, the weather improved in the afternoon and the pistes dried out.
Grant and Nick continued on their winning way. In the Trophy final they faced Shirley MacDonald and Margaret Mordecai for the second time that day, having been in the same pool in the morning.
Progress score (Grant/Nick v Shirley/Margaret): 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1, 8-1, 10-1, 11-1, 11-4, 13-4.
18 October 2015
Michael Rocks won the Shooting Championship title beating Pete Hamilton 19-10 in a low scoring final partly due to the poor weather. (Final Results)
11 October 2015
Hataitai successfully retained the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy when they defeated Silverstream by 6-3. Result
The draw for the next round will be made at the next WPA Committee meeting.
9 October 2015
The redesign of the PNZ website is finally live. Hopefully, this will make it easier to find things.
4 October 2015
Fifty-six players took part in the 2015 National Singles Championship at Horowhenua. This is the largest entry for several years.
In the Trophy final, Georgio Vakauta (Vikings) beat Nicolas Jegousse (Upper Hutt) 13-8 to claim his eighth Singles Championship.