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Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

19 October 2018

Otaki’s fifth defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Masterton.

Unfortunately, the trip back from the Wairarapa was a little lighter than journey over as they had to leave Jacques behind. Masterton won the match 6 games to 3.

Masterton’s first defence is at home to Wanganui East.

| Result | Previous history |

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

10 October 2018

Twenty-five teams have entered the WPA Regional Doubles Championship at Horowhenua this weekend (13-14 October).

WPA Regional Shooting Competition

6 October 2018

The video of the 2017 WPA Regional Shooting Competition final between Morgan Choveaux and Nico Toyne is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Committee meeting

6 October2018

The Agenda for the WPA Committee meeting to be held on Saturday, 13 October at the conclusion of the Regional Doubles at Horowhenua.

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

5 October2018

The entry form for the Khandallah Mixed Doubles (12 January 2019) is now available.

Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

5 October2018

The entry form for the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples (10 November 2018) is now available.

Champion of Champions Singles

5 October 2018

Eight clubs are represented at the Champion of Champions - Singles at Naenae on Saturday.

Ted Burr

2 October 2018

Ted Burr (Otaki)
Champion of Champions Singles winner 2013

It is with sadness that we report the death of Ted Burr yesterday at the Palmerston North Hospice.

Ted was a frequent competitor on the Wellington scene and a regular member of the Otaki Inter-club and Jacques Cochonnet teams.

Our deepest sympathies are offered to Ted’s family.

Rex Hayes Mixed Doubles

29 September 2018

Moises & Trish

A total of 23 teams took part in the Mixed Doubles on Sunday, 22 September. The Mixed Doubles is an annual event in honour of Rex Hayes, who was a member of the Kapiti Club. Many players were from other clubs, who came to honour Rex.

Rex was a well known and respected person throughout Pétanque circles in New Zealand. He gave of his time freely, coaching and encouraging newer players. He also played at the top level, representing New Zealand.

The eventual winners were:


Trish Biddle-Amoroa/Moises Burgos 1;
Dave Gatchell/Shirley MacDonald 2.


Brett Maguire/Michelle Maxwell 1;
Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford 2.


Denise Bavidge/Geoff Greer 1;
Kathy Taylor/Dave Wilmshurst 2.

Report: Marlene Barker

WPA Regional Seedings

26 September 2018

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the Regional Singles. Dave Gatchell has moved into second place following his win in the Regional Singles.

| Regional Seedings | Explanation of the Seeding system |

WPA Regional Singles Championship

23 September 2018

Dave Gatchell with Graeme Millard

Thirty players took part in the WPA Regional Singles Championship at Kapiti, a drop of eight players from last year.

Five players, Claire Wilson, Moises Burgos, Annick Le Guen, Graeme Morris and Nico Toyne, were undefeated after the first day’s play.

As is usually the case, some of the top qualifiers from Saturday struggled on Sunday morning and dropped down to the Plate section.

In the Trophy final, Dave Gatchell beat Moises Burgos 13-10 to claim his first Regional Singles title. Moises is the first player to be runner-up in three Regional Championships at the same time (Singles, Doubles & Triples).

The Plate was won by Steve Frampton 13-8 from Annick Le Guen. Christine Strichen beat Vaughan Husband to claim the Bowl and Michelle Maxwell was undefeated in winning the Bowl Consolation.

Final Results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

22 September 2018

Ann, Carolyn, Gary, Shirley, Don & Ann

Otaki’s fourth defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Upper Hutt.

Otaki started strongly winning two of the three first round games.

In the second round, they went one better winning all three games to retain the Trophy. In the third round they picked up a further two games to win the match 7-2.

Otaki’s next defence is away to Masterton.

| Result | Previous history |

WPA Regional Pointing Competition

21 September 2018

Nico Toyne with Graeme Millard

Sixteen players took part in the WPA Regional Pointing Competition at Kapiti.

David Corley (35) and Nico Toyne (34) topped the scoring after the qualifying round.

In the final on Sunday, Nico scored 36 against David’s 22 to claim the inaugural Regional Pointing title.

Final Results

Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles

20 September 2018

Forty teams took part in the twenty-second edition of the Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles at the Napier City Pétanque club.

Like last year, the first day’s qualifying play was in pools, this time eight pools of five teams which meant that each team only played 4 competition games and sat out a Bye. Some teams took the opportunity to arrange unofficial games with other teams having the Bye.

In the Trophy section, the defending champions Lee Taffard & Nico Toyne were beaten by Junior Puleitu & Georgio Vakauta in the semi-final. Junior and Georgio went on to defeat Michelle Maxwell and Graeme Morris in the final.

The Plate section was won by John & Mary Church. The Bowl was won by Barb & Murray Johnston and the Consolation was won by Arnold Lander & Josie Parkin.

Final Results

Masterton Open Mêlée

18 September 2018

Masterton Petanque Club are holding an Open Mêlée on Thursday, 15 November. Details and entry form will follow in October.

They also advise the annual WBS Triples, usually held over the last weekend in February, has a change of date to 23 & 24 March. This is now on the WPA Calendar. Again, entry form will be available on this site in the New Year.

Maidstone Mêlée

18 September 2018

The entry form for the Maidstone Mêlée (28 October 2018) at Upper Hutt is now available.

The Mêlée will include the Opening of the additional pistes.

Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples

18 September 2018

The entry form for the Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples (17-18 November 2018) at Wanganui East is now available.

Chanticleer Cup Challenge

26 August 2018

The Auckland Development team lead Wellington 18-12 after the first day of the Chanticleer Cup Challenge match in Auckland.

Auckland dominated the Singles winning 8 games to Wellington’s 2. In the Doubles, Auckland have a slender 5-4 lead.

In the Senior section, Auckland and Wellington shared the Singles 6 games each. However, Auckland have surged ahead in the Doubles winning 7 of the 9 games to lead 20-10.

Day two comprises 4 rounds of Triples.

4 September 2018

Auckland retainined the Chanticleer Cup 71-37 after winning the Open Triples 5 games to 3 and the Senior Triples 6 games to 2.

Wanganui East Mêlée

21 August 2018

Wanganui East Mêlée prizewinners (l-r)
Ann, Vaughan, Shirley, Annick, Brett, Peter, Tony (obscured), Paul, Sheryl, James, Kevin

Fifty-six players took part in the Wanganui East Mêlée on Sunday, 19 August.

The prizewinners were:

  1. Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  2. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  3. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  4. Paul Anderson (Wanganui East)
  5. Vaughan Husband (Manawatu)
  6. Brett Maguire (Kapiti)
  7. James Carlsen & Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East) (equal)
  8. Peter Foxhall (Manawatu)
  9. Kevin Simpson (Wanganui East)
  10. Ann Hogg (Otaki)

Central Districts Trophy

1 August 2018

Wanganui East with Trophy

The Central Districts Trophy was held on Sunday, 29 July at Wanganui. The day started off in sunshine, only for a torrential downpour to hit during the second game.

With everyone soaked and pistes starting to flood the decision was made to stop at 3 games.

As soon as this happened out came the sun and the remaining 3 rounds were able to be played.

Final Results

  1. Wanganui East 36½
  2. Horowhenua 25½
  3. Otaki 18½
  4. Manawatu 15½

Report: Christine Strichen

Premier Pétanque

29 July 2018

Vaughan, Michelle & Moises

Sixteen teams took part in the second Premier Pétanque tournament at Otaki. Premier Pétanque is a format based on sets, rather than playing to 13 points.

In the Trophy final, Moises Burgos/Vaughan Husband/Michelle Maxwell reversed the morning result to beat Grant Bray/Annick Le Guen/Brett Maguire 2-1.

Final Results