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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

WPA Committee meeting

19 September 2018

The next WPA Committee meeting will be held on Saturday, 13 October at the conclusion of the Regional Doubles at Horowhenua. This replaces the meeting scheduled for 8 November at Silverstream.

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.

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

18 September 2018

The entry form for the WPA Regional Doubles Championship (13-14 October 2018) at Horowhenua is now available.

WPA Regional Shooting Competition

18 September 2018

The entry form for the WPA Regional Shooting Competition (12-14 October 2018) at Horowhenua is now available.

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.

WPA Regional Singles Championship

12 September 2018

Thirty players have entered the WPA Regional Singles Championship at Kapiti this weekend (15-16 September 2018).

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)

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

20 August 2018

Otaki with Jacques

Otaki’s third defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home to Manawatu. After the first round, Manawatu led Otaki by 2 games to 1.

In the second round, Otaki won the Doubles and Triples to tie the match 3-3.

In the final round, Otaki won the Doubles and Manawatu won the Singles, so it all came down to the Triples. Otaki won the Triples to take the match 5-4 and retain the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy.

Otaki’s next defence is away to Upper Hutt.

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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

Tournament Calendar

26 July 2018

With the start of the new season on 1 September, the links from the website have been updated. The Current season link will point to the 2018-19 calendar, Last season will point to the 2017-18 calendar, and Next season will point to the 2019-20 calendar.

The 2016-17 calendar (previously Last season) has been archived.

Masterton Bastille Day Mêlée

18 July 2018

Otaki with Jacques

Masterton Pétanque club hosted its annual Bastille Day tournament on Saturday, 14 July. It attracted 34 players, 14 from Masterton and 20 from outside Masterton.

Most players joined in with dressing up for the theme. Costumes included an executioner, Michelle of the resistance (I will only say this once), French onion sellers and a variety of French peasants.

Five games were played and a great day was had by all.

The winners were:

  1. Barb Johnston (Masterton) 5 wins, +32
  2. Vaughan Husband (Manawatu) 5, +27
  3. Dawn MacDonald (Masterton) 4, +23
  4. Christine Daykin (Manawatu) 4, +19
  5. Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East) 4, +16

Best costume: Len Cogger (Upper Hutt) who came as an onion seller.

Report: Graeme Morris

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

17 July 2018

Otaki with Jacques

Otaki’s second defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home to Naenae. This time they started strongly, winning all three games in the first round.

In the second round, Naenae won the Singles and Doubles to narrow the deficit to 2-4. In the final round, Otaki picked up the Doubles to win the match 5-4.

Otaki’s next defence is at home to Manawatu.

| Result | Previous history |

PNZ Committee Election

11 July 2018

The new PNZ Committee members are:

The new Managers (formerly Directors) are:

Oceania Championship - Women’s Triples Semi-final

7 July 2018

The video of the 2017 Oceania Championship Women’s Triples semi-final match at Christchurch between NZ A (Sharon Cannon, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson) and NZ B (Marilyn Bunce, Annick Le Guen and Kathleen Wallace) is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.