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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.

Please take some time to browse through the site and we welcome your feedback (webmaster@petanque.org.nz).


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Club of the Month

October 2014

Kapiti Pétanque is the featured club for the month of October.

WPA Regional Seedings

22 October 2014

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from Regional Doubles. Michael Rocks now has sole top spot, while Annick Le Guen is joined by Myles Cowper in second place. Nicolas Jegousse and Graeme Morris round out the top five.

Regional Seedings | Explanation of the Seeding system

Sport Connector newsletter

21 September 2014

The October issue of Sport Wellington's Sport Connector newsletter is now available.

Champion of Champions - Doubles

20 October 2014

Eight clubs have entered the Champion of Champions Doubles on Saturday, 25 October at Silverstream.

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

19 October 2014

Twenty-eight teams took part in the Regional Doubles at Kapiti over the weekend. The forecast rain stayed away and play was only briefly affected by a few showers. More »

WPA Regional Shooting Championship

19 October 2014

A head-to-head shootoff between the top two qualifiers was held during the lunch break of the Regional Doubles. Michael Rocks retained the Regional title by defeating Christine Strichen 25-13. (Results)

PNZ National Rankings

14 October 2014

The PNZ National Ramkings have been updated following the National Singles Championship in Christchurch.

Charles Peni and Georgio Vakauta retain the top spot. Bob Bridge (Masterton) has climbed to sixth and is the top ranked Senior player. Claire Wilson (Masterton) is now the top ranked Women player at eleven.

National Rankings - October 2014

Kapiti Over 70 Mêlée

13 October 2014

The entry form for the Kapiti Over 70 Mêlée on Wednesday, 19 November is now available.

NZ Masters Games

12 October 2014

Two Pétanque events will be held at the 2015 Masters Games in Wanganui. A social event (31 January/1 February) will be held at the Games Village and a more competitive event will be held at the Wanganui East club the following weekend (7/8 February). Both events are Doubles.

Entry into these tournaments can be made by one of two ways:

  1. Online by clicking 'Enter Now' from the New Zealand Masters Games website
  2. On paper by calling the Games Office on 0800 35 40 45 - please note a $10 admin fee applies to all paper entries.

Early Bird registrations close 31 October.

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge match

9 October 2014

Masterton had a convincing win in their first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy at home to Horowhenua. Final score Masterton 9, Horowhenua 0.

Masterton's next defence will be at home to Silverstream

Match result | Tournament history

PNZ National Singles Championship

5 October 2014

National Singles finalists

Thirty-four players took part in the National Singles at Christchurch Pétanque club in Hagley Park.

In the Championship final, Stephane Montel (Christchurch) beat Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua) 13-11. Final Results

Stephane becomes the second Christchurch player to win the National Singles after Steve Thwaites in 2004.

4 October 2014

Bob Bridge (Masterton) was the only undefeated player after the first day's six rounds of qualifing games. (Ranking list)

Registrations for the Representative Process

4 October 2014

Tweleve Wellington Region players are in the mix for the 2015 Trans Tasman match. The Open Men and Women will have a selection camp following the National Doubles Championship at Kapiti.

The Senior Men and Women will have their selection camp following the National Senior Doubles in Auckland in December.

The list of players who have been accepted into the assessment camps for National Representation.

Horowhenua events

2 October 2014

The entry form for the Guy Fawkes Doubles on Sunday, 9 November and Over 80 Mêlée are now available.

Upper Hutt Mêlée

2 October 2014

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Mêlée on Sunday, 23 November is now available.

WPA Committee Meeting

28 September 2014

The minutes from the 20 September meeting are now available.

Please note: The next meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, 20 November at Silverstream. Items for the agenda (plus their discussion papers) need to be sent to Michael Rocks by 27 October.

Many thanks
Colleen Horton

WPA Champion of Champions - Singles

28 September 2014

Seven clubs were represented in the Champion of Champions Singles played at Otaki. The number of entries meant that a round-robin format was used.

Steve Frampton, Park Avenue, headed the field with 5 wins from 6 games. In second place was Shirley MacDonald from Horowhenua.

PNZ National Doubles Championship

24 September 2014

The entry form for the PNZ National Doubles on 1/2 November at Kapiti has been updated.

Details of the PNZ 21st Anniversary Dinner that is being held in conjunction with the Doubles. This dinner celebration is open to anyone to attend, not just those entering the Doubles, so please spread the invitation far and wide!

Bookings and payment details for the dinner are at the bottom of the Menu.