WPA logo

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).

News

News Archive | Subscribe to News
Follow Wellington Petanque on Google+
Follow Wellington Petanque on Instagram
Follow Wellington Petanque on Pinterest
Follow Wellington Petanque on Twitter
Follow Wellington Petanque on YouTube

WPA Open Triples

10 December 2017

Christine, Claire and Annick

Twenty-one teams took part in the fifteenth annual WPA Open Triples. After three years at Manawatu, the Triples returned to Otaki for the second time.

The morning saw the teams play 4 games (snake/random draw) to determine rankings for the afternoon knockout sections. Games were 50 minutes, plus 1 end, which meant that you had to get going right from the outset.

In the afternoon, the top 8 teams played in the Trophy, the next 8 in the Plate and the final 5 in the Bowl.

The Trophy final was won by Annick Le Guen, Chrsitine Strichen and Claire Wilson 13-8 against Grant Bray, Pete Hamilton and Michael Rocks.

The Plate was won by Trish Biddle-Amoroa, Shirley Madgewick and Richard Turfrey 13-5 over Steve Frampton, Shirley MacDonald and Graeme Morris.

Yvonne Futcher, Dave Gatchell and Ann Hogg won the Bowl 13-4 against Don Fraser, Shirley Fraser and Lynne O’Connor.

Final results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

4 December 2017

Kapiti’s second defence was at home to Hataitai. Like the previous match Kapiti started strongly winning all three first round games.

In the second round, Kapiti won two of the three games to retain the Trophy. In the third round, Hataitai won two games to close the gap. The final score was Kapiti 6, Hatitai 3.

This was the final match in Round 24. A new draw will made at the next WPA Committee Meeting on 8 February 2018.

| Result | Previous history |

Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles

2 December 2017

The video of the 2017 Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles final is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Super Seniors Mêlée

1 December 2017

What a great day this was. There were 32 players taking part and I believe everyone would agree it was very enjoyable. More »

Southern Tri-Star

29 November 2017

The annual Southern Tri-Star competition was held in Ashburton for the first time this year.

Day one involved 6 games of Doubles and at the end of the day’s play, Wellington led the competition with 24 points (2 points per match win) followed by Canterbury Red on 22, Southern on 20 and Canterbury Black on 6.

Wellington maintained the lead after the first round of Triples on Sunday, but from then on the strong Canterbury Red team strengthened their grip on retaining the trophy they won in Dunedin in 2016.

The final placings were Canterbury Red 55, Wellington 42, Southern 35 and Canterbury Black 12.

Previous results

Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

27 November 2017

Doc, Wayne and Julien against Bob, Ian and Dave

Eight teams took part in the Khandallah 3-Boules Triples on Saturday.

The format was a five round Snake (random draw). As luck would have it, the top two teams after four rounds faced each other in the fifth round.

At the end of the hour, Moises Burgos, Adrienne Gwerder and David Gwerder led John Pryor, Michael Rocks and Christophe Vesse 11-8 to capture first place.

However, this event is one event where everyone is assured of a prize, some enjoyable pétanque and hopefully lots of fun.

Final results

Wanganui East Open Triples

21 November 2017

Twenty-one teams took part in the eleventh Wanganui East Open Triples over the weekend. Saturday, was a five round snake draw (random) with the top 8 teams qualifying for the Trophy, the next 8 for the Plate and the remainder for the Bowl.

Unusually, it was a team with four wins that missed on qualifying for the Trophy as three teams finished with 5 wins, and six teams finished with 4 wins. (Qualifying results)

As typically happens, the undefeated teams from Saturday struggled on Sunday. Yvonne Futcher/Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen qualified for the Trophy knockout, but Dez Grant/Lee Taffard/Sarah-Jane Wright and Brett Maguire/Michelle Maxwell/Tony Simpson dropped down to the Trophy Consolation.

The Trophy final was won by Maurice Belz, Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks 13-2 over Yvonne Futcher, Kevin McFadgen and Sheryl McFadgen.

Final results

WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship

21 November 2017

Ann Hogg and Dave Gatchell

Twenty-four teams took part in the Regional Senior Doubles at Horowhenua. A four round random (snake) format was first used to rank the teams. Shirley MacDonald/Graeme Morris and Pete Hamilton/Sheryl Parslow topped the standings with four wins.

The top 8 went into the Trophy Knockout, the next 8 into the Plate and the final 8 went into the Bowl.

The Trophy final featured Shirley and Graeme against Dave Gatchell and Ann Hogg, with the latter prevailling 13-6.

In the Plate final, Kathy and Tony Gatford beat Alan Cameron and Marc Khull 13-11. The Bowl final was won by Graeme and Linda Millard who pipped Carleen Fitzgerald and Patrick Scarlett 13-12.

Final results

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

19 November 2017

The video of the 2017 WPA Regional Doubles Championship final is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Regional Singles Championship

19 November 2017

The video of the 2017 WPA Regional Singles Championship final is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Hawke’s Bay-Wellington match

14 November 2017

Hawke’s Bay have advised that they are unable to field a team to play Wellington as scheduled on 10 December. The match will be postponed until a suitable date can be arranged early in 2018.

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

9 November 2017

The entry form for the Khandallah Mixed Doubles (13 January 2018) is now available.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

8 November 2017

Kapiti’s first defence was against perennial Cup holders Masterton. Kapiti started strongly winning all three first round games.

In the second round, Kapiti again won all three games to retain the Trophy. In the third round, Masterton won all three games to close the gap. The final score was Kapiti 6, Masterton 3.

Kapiti’s next defence is at home to Hataitai.

| Result | Previous history |

WPA Regional Seedings

5 November 2017

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the Regional Doubles.

| Regional Seedings | Explanation of the Seeding system |

Otaki New Year Mêlée

5 November 2017

The entry form for the Otaki New Year Mêlée (6 January 2018) is now available.

Twilight Pétanque

5 November 2017

Twilight Pétanque resumes at Khandallah on Tuesday, 7 November starting at 6:00 pm. Weather Permitting.

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

16 October 2017

Regional Doubles participants

Twenty-one teams took part in the Regional Doubles Championship at Kapiti, which was three less than last year.

The usual five round Snake (random draw) format was played on Saturday. Three teams, Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks, Steve Frampton/Ann Hogg and Christine Strichen/Claire Wilson, went through undefeated.

Sunday saw the top eight teams battle it out for the Trophy, the next eight for the Plate and the remaining teams faced off in the Bowl.

Myles and Michael maintained their unbeaten record in the morning round. Steve and Ann lost one game and were the third team on points differential in their pool when three of the four teams finished with two wins.

Christine and Claire lost two games to drop down to the Trophy Consolation.

The Trophy final featured Myles and Michael against Moises Burgos and Brian Smith. A see-saw battle saw Moises and Brian take a 4-0 lead, only for Myles and Michael to come back at 5-4. Moises and Brian went to 7-5, before a unfortunate ricochet saw them drop 4 points to go behind 7-9.

The next end saw Myles and Michael pick up another 4 to win the match 13-7.

The Trophy Consolation final was won by Steve Frampton/Ann Hogg 13-9 over Christine Strichen/Claire Wilson.

The Plate final was won by Dave Gatchell/Pete Hamilton 13-8 against Brett Maguire/Tony Simpson. Brian Frampton/Shirley MacDonald won the Plate Consolation 13-10 against Yvonne Futcher/Alan Taylor. The Bowl was won by Barbara Nicholls/Trish Smart.

Final results

WPA Regional Shooting Competition

16 October 2017

Terrible weather on Friday afternoon saw very low scores for the Shooting competition qualifying round. Saturday evening, although fine, was rather cool and the scores were not a lot higher for the second tranche of players.

Nico Toyne topped the standings, four points ahead of Morgan Choveaux and Michael Rocks.

Morgan and Michael had a five boule shootout at 7 metres to determine Nico’s opponent in the final. Morgan won 3-1.

The final featured another tied score, and this time it was Nico who won the shootout to claim his first Regional Shooting competition title.

Final results

WPA Champion of Champions Singles

2 October 2017

Seven clubs were represented at the Champion of Champions Singles played at the Upper Hutt Pétanque club.

Alan Taylor (Kapiti) repeated his win of 2015, although this time it was on tie-break from Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt).

Final results

Kapiti Open Doubles

2 July 2017

The entry form for the Kapiti Open Doubles (20-21 January 2018) is now available.