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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27 August 2016
After the first day’s play, the Auckland Development team leads their Wellington counterparts by 39 points to 21. There are still plenty of points on offer on Sunday.
22 August 2016
Masterton's second defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge trophy was away to Manawatu. The last time the two sides met, Masterton recorded a narrow win (5-4) to regain the Trophy. This time the winning margin was 6-3 to Masterton.
Masterton's next match will be away to Upper Hutt.
22 August 2016
The entry form for the PNZ National Singles Championship (1/2 October 2016) at Panmure Pioneers, Auckland is now available.
21 August 2016
19 August 2016
Forty-four players took part in the Wanganui East Mêlée last weekend. The format was five rounds of 45 minute games.
There were three players on 5 wins. Sharon Cannon (Wanganui East) was first on tie-break from Shirley MacDonald (Otaki) and Wayne Goodman (Wanganui East). Prizes were awarded down to twentieth place.
The Wanganui East club wish to thank the Manawatu and Otaki players for their support.
16 August 2016
One hundred and thirteen members, former members, supporters and guests attended the Kapiti Pétanque club’s 20th Anniversary dinner on Saturday at the Paraparaumu Beach Bowling Club.
It was a great night and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with old friends.
11 August 2016
Another video from the 2016 Trans Tasman match played in Alexandra.
It is from Round 2, a Women's Triples game featuring Kapiti's Annick Le Guen.
10 August 2016
The entry form for the WPA Regional Singles Championship (18/19 September 2016) at Horowhenua is now available.
9 August 2016
The video of the 2014 Wanganui East Open Triples final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel. A small portion of the game was lost due to the camera battery running out.
8 August 2016
Video from the 2016 Trans Tasman match played in Alexandra.
The game is from Round 7, Mixed Triples.
5 August 2016
Hi everyone, this is to confirm postponement of tomorrows rounds 1 and 2 of the interclub due to very cold and wet weather.
The postponed rounds 1 and 2 will now be played on 20 August at the venues listed for rounds 1 and 2 i.e. Manawatu in the west and Upper Hutt in the east. Rounds 3 and 4 (west) and round 3 (east) will now be played on 11 September and round 5 for west will be played on 8 October. A new date for the finals day will be advised in due course.
It is a shame to postpone but we want to enjoy the day and not endure excessively wet and cold weather.
3 August 2016
First established in 2007, the Central Districts tournament is an annual competition between the Horowhenua, Manawatu, Otaki and Wanganui East clubs.
The clubs play for the Central Districts Shield, which was donated by Sue Gurr of the Wanganui East club.
The event is hosted by the previous year’s winner and this year’s tournament was held at Wanganui East. The format was 6 rounds of 45 minute games for teams of 8 players.
Each round, one person would play Singles, four would play Doubles and the remaining 3 would play Triples. The person playing Singles would change each round.
The first round had driving rain, thunder, lightning, hail and a howling wind. The weather did improve to just a howling, freezing wind.
After five rounds, Wanganui East had an unassailable lead, so it was decided to skip the last round.
Wanganui East have now won the competition seven times with Otaki having won it twice.
30 July 2016
The draft minutes from the Committee Meeting held on 14 July 2016.
30 July 2016
The Auckland Development team to play Wellington for the Chanticleer Cup is:
Jean-Pascal Cuer, Steve Lawry, Ena Manuireva, Andre Noel, Thierry Pannetier, Selwyn Sainty. The reserve is Adelys Taraunu.
Francoise Case, Tumua Faitele, Grant Gardiner, Diana Glamuzina, Seti Mailei, Angela Maxted. The reserves are Glen Glamuzina and Tony Irvine.
The match will be played at the Herne Bay Pétanque club on 27-28 August.
30 July 2016
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 2016-17 calendar, last season will point to the 2015-16 calendar, and next season will point to the 2017-18 season.
The 2014-15 calendar (previously last season) has been archived.
30 July 2016
The 2017 NZ International Open (Triples and Women's Doubles) will be held over Waitangi weekend rather than Auckland Anniversary weekend.
28 July 2016
Bastille Day was celebrated a week late because of a clash of events on the actual day. It was, nonetheless, enjoyed by those who entered into the spirit of the day.
The format was a 3 game mêlée, with twenty players participating. At the end of play, the winner, fittingly, was Annick Le Guen. Second was Dave Kitchener, with Colleen Hooper third.
Tony Gatford turned up trumps in his wonderfully original outfit and made sure that the morning's competition went off without a hitch.
Graham Hooper was his able assistant, giving out Freddo Frogs to those he thought were worthy of them.
The first two of the three games were played, pausing only for a brief wetting of the whistles, before being called back for the third and final game of the competition.
There were two drop outs, but Graham and Tony duly stepped into the breach and played with gusto.
The third game completed, we shared a pot luck lunch.
It was a fantastic spread as usual and it was so great to sit and talk and just enjoy each other's company.
Graham Hooper was presented with his Kapiti Pétanque club Life Membership plaque by Past President, Jo Maxwell.
Report and Photos: Marlene Barker.
27 July 2016
PNZ have announced the inaugural National Mixed Doubles Championship to be held in Christchurch (6/7 May 2017).
25 July 2016
With the new season starting on 1 September, why not take the opportunity to brush up on your Singles skills before the Inter-club finals and the Regional and National Singles.
The entry form for the Khandallah Open Singles (10 September 2016) is now available.
24 July 2016
The entry form for the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée (25 September 2016) is now available.
17 July 2016
Manawatu's first ever Jacques Cochonnet defence was away to perennial Trophy holders Masterton.
Down 2-4 after two rounds Manawatu needed to win all three third round games to retain the Trophy. Masterton won the Triples and so claimed the Trophy for the nineth time.
4 July 2016
The agenda for next WPA Committee Meeting to be held at the Kapiti Pétanque clubrooms on Thursday, 14 July starting at 7:30 pm.
4 July 2016
The draft minutes from the Annual General Meeting held on 18 June.
2 July 2016
With their win last month against Silverstream, Kapiti equalled their longest winning run in the Jacques Cochonnet. Their opponents in their latest match were Manawatu, who in 10 previous matches had yet to win a challenge.
However, this time round things went better for Manawatu. In the first round they won all 3 games which meant they only had to win two of the remaining six games.
With Kapiti winning just the Doubles game in round 2, Manawatu won the two games they needed to win the Trophy for the first time.
4 July 2016
27 June 2016
The Wellington Development team to play Auckland for the Chanticleer Cup is:
Steve Frampton (Kapiti), Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East), Shirley MacDonald (Otaki), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Tony Simpson (Wanganui East), Alan Taylor (Kapiti).
The Reserves are: Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti), Trish Smart (Manawatu).
Brian Bradburn (Silverstream) , Tony Gatford (Kapiti), Ann Hogg (Otaki), Marc Khull (Manawatu), Barbara Nicholls (Otaki), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East).
Ann Hogg and Marc Khull will be making their Wellington debut.
23 June 2016
The entry form for the Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée (13 November 2016) is now available.
15 April 2016
The entry form for the Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles (3-4 September 2016) is now available.
This will be the twentieth time the Classic has been run. Previous winners