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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.

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Club of the Month

May 2015

Upper Hutt Pétanque is the featured club for the month of May.

Murrayfield Open Triples

25 May 2015

Twenty-seven teams have entered the Masterton Midwinter Doubles at Clareville this weekend (30/31 May).

WPA Regional Awards Nominations

22 May 2015

Nominations have closed for the 2014-15 WPA Regional Awards. The category winners will be announced at the WPA Annual General Meeting. (Nominees)

Voting for the Personality of the Year closes on 7 June 2015. Voting paper (46kB)

Murrayfield Open Triples

22 May 2015

Murrayfield Open Triples winners

Twenty-four teams took part in the Murrayfield Open Triples run by the Otaki Pétanque club on 17 May.

Four teams finished with 5 wins and it was Sharon Cannon, Murray Porter and Brian Smith who took out first place on points differential.

Final results

National Lost Sock Memorial Mêlée

20 May 2015

National Lost Sock Memorial Mêlée winner

Forty-eight players took part in the National Lost Sock Memorial Mêlée run by the Manawatu Pétanque club on 9 May.

Shona Callear from the home club (pictured) finished in first place.

Runner-up was Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua). Linda Gazzard (Kapiti) and Lew Gill (Horowhenua) finished third equal.

Regional Representative Squad

20 May 2015

Players interested in taking part in the 2015-16 Regional Representative programme are invited to contact the Regional Selector at selector@petanque.org.nz

WPA Regional Team Selectors/Coach

20 May 2015

Applications are invited for up to three Regional Selectors and one Regional Coach. (The Coach may be a Selector.) The closing date for applications is Saturday, 6 June and the appointments will be confirmed at the Annual General Meeting on 13 June.

Job Description (31 kB). The appointment is from July 2015 to June 2016.

Applications should be sent to secretary@petanque.org.nz

Management Committee Job Descriptions

18 May 2015

To All Wellington Pétanque Clubs

With the Wellington Pétanque Association AGM being held in June 2015 the Management committee have completed job descriptions for the three management positions (President, Secretary, Treasurer). These are being sent to the Clubs so they and potential candidates are aware of the duties and responsibilities for these roles.

The Secretary and President position will need to be filled at the June AGM. Colleen Horton is standing down after providing wonderful service to the Association and President has completed his three year term allowable under the Association's constitution.

Can Clubs you please circulate the job descriptions so potential candidates can view the requirements of the roles before putting their application.

Please note it is essential that these two positions are filled at the AGM to enable the smooth running of the Association.

Kevin McFadgen

PNZ National Women's Triples

17 May 2015

Video of the PNZ National Women's Triples final played at the Stanley Bay Pétanque club on 8 February has been added to Wellington Petanque YouTube channel.

The final featured four players from the Wellington region.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy match

12 May 2015

The first Challenge match of round 21 saw Masterton taking the Trophy over to Manawatu. Unfortunately for Manawatu, the Trophy returned to Masterton in the afternoon. Result

Masterton's next defence is at home to Kapiti. Remaining draw

Notice of AGM

8 May 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Pétanque Association will be held on Saturday, 13 June 2015 at Silverstream Pétanque Club, Dunns Street, Silverstream starting at 3:00 pm.

Nominations are now requested for the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer. These nominations should be forwarded to The Secretary, 5 Maclean Street, Upper Hutt or by email to secretary@petanque.org.nz by June 11 2015.

Anyone wishing to present remits at the AGM or to add items to the agenda, please forward these to me by Wednesday, 20 May 2015.

Colleen Horton

WPA Regional Triples

7 May 2015

Video of the WPA Regional Triples final played on 15 February has been added to Wellington Petanque YouTube channel.

This is the final game played at the Park Avenue terrain in Treadwell Street.

WPA Women's Triples

4 May 2015

WPA Women's Triples winners

Ten teams took part in the WPA Women's Triples at Horowhenua on Sunday.

Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson made their second Trophy final of the weekend. Accompanied by Sharon Cannon they defeated Kath Alison, Claire Bradburn and Jo Maxwell 13-6.

The Plate final was won by Noeline Corley, Christine Daykin and Trish Smart 13-4 against Joan Miller, Shirley Selwyn and Marilyn Trembath.

Val Clark, Margaget Mordecai and Sheryl Parslow beat Dianne Brunton, Shirley Fraser and Val Long 13-6 to win the Bowl.

Final results Women's Triples

WPA Women's Doubles

4 May 2015

WPA Women's Doubles winners

Nineteen teams took part in the WPA Women's Doubles at Horowhenua on Saturday. Seven rounds of games meant that the finals were played in the dark.

In the Trophy final, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson beat Sharon Cannon and Annick Le Guen 13-11.

The Plate final was won by Claire Bradburn and Monica Smiler who beat Joan Judd and Marilyn Trembath 13-7.

Rosemary Barrack and Carleen Fitzgerald beat Shona Callear and Noeline Corley 13-9 to win the Bowl final.

Final results Women's Doubles

WPA on YouTube

3 May 2015

Wellington Pétanque has launched a channel on YouTube. The first video is the final of the Kapiti Open Doubles held In January.

Stay tuned for more video highlights.

PNZ National Club Championship

26 April 2015

After the third round of Doubles, Vikings Maroon caught Herne Bay Green at the top of the leaderboard with Christchurch in third place a point behind.

Christchurch's challenge ran out of puff down the home straight and they were caught by Herne Bay Gold and Panmure Pioneers.

Leading into the final round, Herne Bay Green and Vikings Maroon were still tied. Vikings Maroon faced St George and Vikings White could do their clubmates a great service by winning some of the games against Herne Bay Green.

Vikings Maroon could only win one of the three Doubles games, while Herne Bay Green completed the clean sweep to claim the National Club Championship title.

Prizewinners: Herne Bay Green 44, Vikings Maroon 40, Herne Bay Gold on tie-break from Panmure Pioneers and Christchurch 37.

Vikings White took out the Senior team prize (over 60) ahead of Alexandra. Further details to come.

25 April 2015

Herne Bay Green (24 points) lead from Vikings Maroon and Christchurch (21) after the first day at the National Club Championships in Rotorua.

Three Wellington clubs: Kapiti, Masterton and Wanganui East, along with a composite team, Mange Cailloux, comprising players from Hataitai, Horowhenua, Otaki and Silverstream are taking part.

Check the Twitter feed for updates during the day.

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée

24 April 2015

The entry form for the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée (21 June) is now available.

Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples

20 April 2015

Thirteen teams took part in the eleventh Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples at HBLTS over the weekend. After the five qualifying rounds on Saturday, all teams had dropped at least one game.

The top eight teams went through to the Trophy/Plate round on Sunday with the remaining five teams in the Bowl.

The Trophy final featured Arnaud Dubczuk, Georgio Vakauta and Ruby Vakauta from the Vikings club in Auckland against locals Murray Porter and Lee Taffard with Michael Rocks as their third.

Progress score: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-7, 3-7, 8-7, 8-9, 8-11, 8-12, 8-13.

The Plate was won by Sharon Cannon, Dez Grant and Sara-Jane Wright who beat Yvonne Futcher, Tony Simpson and Richard Turfery 13-6.

Paul Anderson, Dene Futcher and Sheryl Parslow were undefeated in winning the Bowl.

Final results

WPA Committee Meeting

18 April 2015

The draft Minutes for the 9 April Meeting.

WPA Women's Singles Championship

13 April 2015

The thirteenth Regional Women's Singles Championship was held at Kapiti on Saturday. Defending champion Claire Wilson (Masterton) retained the title by beating Annick Le Guen (Kapiti) 13-7 in the Trophy final.

Barbara Nicholls (Park Avenue) won the Plate, beating Kathy Gatford (Kapiti) 13-3. June Cody (Kapiti) beat Catherine Maher (Hataitai) 13-6 to win the Bowl. Noeline Corley (Manawatu) won the Bowl Consolation.

Final results

Masterton Midwinter Doubles

1 April 2015

The entry form for the Masterton Midwinter Doubles (30/31 May) is now available.