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Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée

23 June 2016

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée (13 November 2016) is now available.

Kapiti Midwinter Doubles

14 June 2016

Thirty teams have entered the Kapiti Midwinter Doubles on Saturday, 18 June.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

11 June 2016

Kapiti’s third defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Silverstream.

In the first round Kapiti came out on top in all three games with identical 13-12 scorelines. In the next round, they again won all three games to seal the match. Silverstream pulled one back in the final round to avoid the whitewash.

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Masterton Midwinter Doubles

11 June 2016

The video of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles final at Clareville is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

6 June 2016

Masterton Midwinter Doubles winners Dez Grant and Sara-Jane Wright
Dez Grant and Sara-Jane Wright

On Sunday, Murray Porter and Brian Smith continued on their winning way to reach the final of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles.

In contrast their opponents, Dez Grant and Sara-Jane Wright, had dropped four games on their way to final.

However, Dez and Sarah-Jane overcame both history and their opponents to win the Masterton Midwinter Doubles for the second consecutive year.

The Plate final was won by Annick Le Guen and Christine Strichen from Joan Miller and Claire Wilson.

The Bowl was won by Paul Anderson and Sue Gurr and the Bowl Consolation by Denise Bavidge and Geoff Greer.

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4 June 2016

Player briefing
Player briefing at the start of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles

Twenty-six teams are taking part in the 17th Masterton Midwinter Doubles at the Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds, Clareville.

Murray Porter and Brian Smith were the only undefeated team after the first day's five rounds of qualifying.

Qualifying results

Wanganui East Mêlée

1 June 2016

The entry form for the Wanganui East Mêlée (14 August 2016) is now available.

WPA Annual General Meeting

31 May 2016

The agenda for the 2016 Annual General Meeting to be held at the Kapiti Pétanque club on Saturday, 18 June.

Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples

30 May 2016

The video of Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples final at HBLTS, Napier is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WBS Open Triples

21 May 2016

The video of WBS Open Triples final at Masterton is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Regional Awards

21 May 2016

Nominations have now closed for the 2015-16 WPA Regional Awards. A total of 11 nominations were received.

Only one nomination was received for Personality of the Year, so the public vote will not be required. List of Nominees

The category winners will be announced at the WPA Annual General Meeting on 18 June, 2016.

23 May 2016

Two more nominations have been received that were posted on Friday.

Murrayfield Open Triples

16 May 2016

Lee-Ann Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr
Lee-Anne Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr
with the Murrayfield Open Triples trophy

Eighteen teams took part in the Murrayfield Open Triples at Otaki.

Four teams finished with 4 wins and it was the Wanganui East team of Lee-Ann Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr who took first place on points differential.

Final results

PNZ National Triples Championship

4 May 2016

The video of PNZ National Triples Championship final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Note: There is an issue with the picture quality, but it is possible to follow the actual match.

WPA Women’s Singles

02 May 2016

Twenty-four players took part in the Regional Women’s Singles at Horowhenua. After four 50 minute timed games in the morning, Shirley MacDonald, Annick Le Guen and Catherine Maher were the only undefeated players. However, all three were eliminated in the Trophy quarter-finals in the afternoon.

In the Trophy final, Ann Hogg (Otaki) beat Sue Gurr (Wanganui East) 13-5. The Plate was won by Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East) who beat Trish Smart (Manawatu) 13-8.

The Bowl was narrowly won by Lee Anne Bird (Wanganui East) 13-12 from Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East).

Final results

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

1 May 2016

Khandallah Mixed Doubles
Players in action at the Khandallah Mixed Doubles

Twelve teams took part in the seventh Khandallah Mixed Doubles. Two teams went through the three qualifying rounds undefeated: first time entrants Gabi Kinnell and John Pallesen and 2014 champions Jack and Linda Gazzard.

In the Trophy semi-final, Kath Alison and Michael Rocks reversed their morning result against Jack and Linda to qualify for the final against Gabi and John.

In the final, Gabi and John raced out to a 7-0 lead before Kath and Michael pegged them back. Going into the final end, Gabi and John were down 10-11, but they picked up 1 to tie the scores. An extra end to determine a winner was required as the prizes couldn't be split!

Kath and Michael won the end to each win the Mixed Doubles for the third time, although it was their first time together.

Barbara Nicholls and Brian Smith won the Plate 13-11 over Bob Horton and Lynley Watt. The Bowl was won by Simon Grant and Robin Mann from Wayne Green and Colleen Horton.

Final results

Masterton Midwinter Doubles

26 April 2016

The entry form for the Masterton Midwinter Doubles to be held at Clareville over Queen's Birthday Weekend (4-5 June 2016) is now available.

PNZ National Club Championship

24 April 2016

On Saturday the team pairings were A vs. B. On Sunday, it was A vs. A and B vs. B.

With both Herne Bay Green and Wanganui East dropping a game in the morning rounds, Bay View increased their overnight lead to 4.5 match points.

Herne Bay Green and Bay View each won one game in their third round match to maintain their lead.

The final pairings saw Bay View (21) play Mange Cailloux (18) while Herne Bay Green (18) played Masterton (18).

Bay View and Herne Bay Gold won both games to secure first and second place respectively. Wanganui East leapfrogged Masterton and Mange Cailloux by defeating Kapiti to grab third place.

In amongst the main event, a separate competition was taking place between the seven clubs who fielded all Senior (over 60) players.

Kennedy Park emerged as victors, with Northcote Red and Alexandra claiming the minor prizes.

Day two results

23 April 2016

A record twenty teams are taking part in the Club Championship at the Government Gardens terrain in Rotorua.

With the increased number of participants the Doubles has been dropped and replaced by a second day of Triples. The two days will be run as two separate five round Swiss tournaments with initial seeding for Saturday based on last year's results. Seeding for Sunday will be based on Saturday's finishing order.

Bay View dropped two games to top the rankings on Saturday. Defending champion, Herne Bay Green also dropped two games, but were held to a draw in another game to be in second place 1.5 match points behind.

Bay View A (Maurice Belz, Sharon Cannon and Geoff Greer) and Wanganui East A (Dene Futcher, Tony Simpson and Christine Strichen) won all five games. Herne Bay A (Bob Bridge, Allan Fletcher and Pam Jenkins) had 4 wins and a draw.

Day one results

WPA Women’s Triples

19 April 2016

Yvonne, Annick and Monica

Eleven teams took part in the Women’s Triples at Kapiti. The format was a 4 round snake followed by knock-out in groups of four.

In the Trophy final, Yvonne Futcher, Annick Le Guen and Monica Smiler beat National Women’s Triples champions Sharon Cannon, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson 13-6.

The Plate final was won by June Cody, Jo Maxwell and Lynne Shepherd 13-6 over Jan Poland, Yvonne Reeks and Judith Williamson.

Francis Johns, Margaret Mordecai and Marilyn Trembath won the Bowl final 13-4 over Erica Drake, Catherine Maher/ and Viv Pender.

Final Women's Triples results

WPA Women’s Doubles

19 April 2016

Monica (left) and Claire (right) with Claire Wilson

Fourteen teams took part in the Women’s Doubles at Kapiti. The format was a 4 round snake followed by knock-out in groups of four.

In the Trophy final, Claire Bradburn and Monica Smiler beat Shirley Madgwick and Trish Smart 13-8.

Margaret Mordecai and Barbara Nicholls won the Plate 13-6 over Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson.

The Bowl was won by Ann Hogg and Shirley MacDonald 13-2 from Rosemary Barrack and Gabbie Kanel.

Christine Daykin and Judith Smith won the Bowl Consolation 13-11 over Jan Poland andJudith Williamson.

Final Women's Doubles results

Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles

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

Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples

10 April 2016

It looks like the curse of the top qualifier is spreading beyond the Wellington region. Maurice, Junior and Georgio continued on their winning way through the morning round only to come unstuck in the semi-final against Sharon, Dez and Sarah-Jane going down 11-13.

In the other half of the draw, seventh seeds Dave, Pete and Horgy also went through undefeated in the morning round. In the semi-final they defeated eighth seeds Bob, Lee and ten year old Levi playing in his first tournament.

Pete, Dave & Horgy

In the final, Dave, Pete and Horgy raced to a 7-0 lead after two ends, which became 10-3 after four ends.

Sharon, Dez and Sara-Jane fought back, but they were always under pressure eventually going down 13-9.

Final results

9 April 2016

Maurice Belz, Junior Puleitu, and Georgio Vakauta and Sharon Cannon, Dez Grant, and Sarah-Jane Wright were the only two undefeated teams after the first day’s play at the Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples.

Thankfully the forecast rain stayed away, although there were a few showers, as the Westpac marquee was stolen overnight.

Qualifying positions

WPA Champion of Champions - Triples

5 April 2016

Grant, Annick & Morgan

Six clubs were represented in the Champion of Champions Triples played at Otaki.

The Kapiti team of Grant Bray, Morgan Choveaux and Annick Le Guen went through undefeated to win the title.

Final result

Kapiti Midwinter Doubles

4 April 2016

The entry form for the Kapiti Midwinter Doubles to be held on Saturday, 18 June 2016 is now available.

The tournament will conclude in time for everyone to attend the WPA Annual General Meeting.