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Wanganui East Open Triples

18 November 2017

Twenty-one teams are taking part in the Wanganui East Open Triples this weekend (18-19 November).

WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship

14 November 2017

Twenty-three teams are taking part in the WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship at Horowhenua tomorrow (15 November).

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.

WPA Open Triples

9 November 2017

The entry form for the WPA Open Triples (Saturday, 9 December 2017) at Otaki 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.

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PNZ National Doubles Championship

6 November 2017

Thirty-one teams are taking part in the National Doubles Championship at Kapiti this weekend (11-12 November).

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 |

Horowhenua Over 80’s Mêlée

5 November 2017

The entry form for the Horowhenua Over 80’s Mêlée (22 November 2017) is now available.

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 Senior Doubles Championship

22 October 2017

The entry form for the WPA Regional Doubles Championship (15 November 2017) at Horowhenua is now available.

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

WPA Regional Singles Championship

30 September 2017

Thirty-eight players took part in the WPA Regional Singles Championship at the Horowhenua Pétanque club last weekend. This was the largest entry since 2010.

The usual five round Snake (random draw) format was played on Saturday. Two players, Graeme Morris and Michael Rocks, went through undefeated.

On Sunday, the top 16 players were in four pools of four with the top two qualifying for the Trophy knockout and the bottom two qualifying for the Trophy Consolation.

The next 16 players took part in the Plate competition, which was similar to the Trophy. The bottom 6 players played a single round-robin.

In the morning round, Graeme kept his unbeaten record while Michael dropped his first game to Trish Biddle-Amoroa.

The top two seeds meet in the final, where Graeme’s unbeaten run was brought to an end.

The other section winners were:

Regional Singles Results

Rex Hayes Memorial Doubles

21 September 2017

It was pleasing to have so many entries from other clubs entered into this tournament, which is testament to Rex’s popularity.

More details

Kapiti Memorial Melee

18 September 2017

Despite the threat of rain, the day turned out to be a cracker for this time of year. The wind was a trifle chilly, but the sun made regular appearances to make up for it. Prior to the games commencing, a minute’s silence was held for those who are no longer with us.

A total of 52 players took part. More details

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

13 September 2017

Silverstream were unable to find a team of six players able to travel to Palmerston North for their challenge match against Manawatu so have defaulted.

Manawatu’s next defence will be away at Kapiti.

Previous history

Business for Sale

25 May 2017

The NZ agency for OBUT boules and other Pétanque equipment is for sale. If you are interested in operating a small part-time business involving your favourite sport, please contact David Parr by email: info@petanque.co.nz