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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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.
18 April 2015
The draft Minutes for the 9 April Meeting.
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.
12 April 2015
Nominations for the seventh annual WPA Regional awards are now open. (Details on the Awards and Nomination forms)
Nominations may be made by any WPA member or club.
9 April 2015
The draw for Round 21 was conducted after the WPA Committee meeting. Masterton's next defence will be away to Manawatu.
7 April 2015
1 April 2015
The entry form for the Masterton Midwinter Doubles (30/31 May) is now available.
26 March 2015
A report on the Trans Tasman appeared in the Otago Daily Times.
26 March 2015
The entry form for the Horowhenua Anzac Mêlée (26 April) is now available.
23 March 2015
Six clubs took part in the Champion of Champions - Triples at Otaki on Sunday. Wanganui East finished ahead of Otaki on tie-break (who-beat-who).
23 March 2015
Kapiti won Division One of the inter-club competition beating Hataitai in the final. Manawatu won the Division Two final against Upper Hutt.
22 March 2015
The entry form for the Manawatu National Lost Sock Memorial Day Mêlée (9 May) is now available.
19 March 2015
The agenda for the next WPA Committee meeting to be held at the Kapiti Pétanque club on Thursday, 9 April.
15 March 2015
New Zealand won the Open division with a round to spare, the final result was NZ 68, Australia 52. New Zealand has now won the Open 8 years in a row and after 13 events now leads 10-3 overall.
The New Zealand Senior team went into the final round needing to win one of the six games. They managed to win two games and finished with 63 points to 57. New Zealand has now won 8 of the 11 matches played.
14 March 2015
NZ leads in both divisions at the end of Day one. The Open team won 5 of 8 Triples and 12 of 18 Doubles games to lead Australia by 39 to 21 match points.
The Senior team won 5 of 8 Triples and 10 of 18 Doubles to lead Australia by 35 to 25 match points.
With 60 points available tomorrow there is still plenty to play for.
13 March 2015
Members of the NZ Senior team practicising at the Pyrenees Pétanque club (Avoca, Victoria) terrain prior to the Trans Tasman match which starts tomorrow.
Check the Twitter feed for updates during the day.
9 March 2015
Last Tuesday the Upper Hutt City Council dumped two loads of crushed lime on the Maidstone Park terrain and after some frantic shovelling and raking over the next few days, along with a decent downpour on Saturday night, everything was ready for the Swiss Doubles on Sunday.
Twenty teams took part in the thirteenth Swiss Doubles, and with good weather and music from the Marching competition next door, a enjoyable day was had by all.
In the final round, the two unbeaten teams Lorraine Gibbons/Jeanne Zee and Beth Miles/Harl Stevens faced off, with the former claiming the trophy 13-9.
9 March 2015
The entry form for the Murrayfield Open Triples (17 May) in Otaki is now available.