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Upper Hutt Mêlée

24 November 2014

Forty players took part in the Upper Hutt Mêlée yesterday. More »

NZ Representative Teams

24 November 2014

Three Wellington region players have been named in the Open team to take part in the Trans Tasman match at Avoca (Victoria, Australia) next March.


Ian Baker (Herne Bay), Christian Fouquet (Herne Bay), Dez Grant (St. George), Andre Noel (Vikings), Tom Paulo (Vikings), Junior Purcell (Vikings). The Reserve is Mark Richardson (Christchurch) and the Coach is John Greig (Kennedy Park).


Sharon Cannon (Bay View), Annick Le Guen (Kapiti), Angela Maxted (Kennedy Park), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East), Ruby Vakauta (Vikings), Claire Wilson (Masterton). The Reserves are Pam Jenkins (Herne Bay) and Sarah-Jane Wright (St. George) and the Coach is Michael Rocks (Khandallah).

Tom Paulo, Junior Purcell and Ruby Vakauta will all be making their debut for New Zealand.

The members of the Senior team will be announced after the National Senior Doubles and Selection camp next month.

PNZ Board Resignation

24 November 2014

Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East) has resigned as PNZ Vice-President. (Announcement)

Kapiti Open Doubles

23 November 2014

The entry form for 15th Kapiti Open Doubles (17/18 January) is now available.

Regional Senior Doubles

21 November 2014

Sixteen teams have entered the Regional Senior Doubles at Horowhenua on Wednesday, 26 November.

Kapiti Over 70 Mêlée

21 November 2014

Twenty-eight players took part in the Kapiti Over 70 Mêlée (Super Seniors) on Wednesday. Final results

Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée

21 November 2014

Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée participants

Twenty players took part in the Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée, an increase of two over last year. Final results

Sport Connector newsletter

17 November 2014

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

Wanganui East Triples

17 November 2014

Wanganui East Open Triples winners

Dez Grant, David Lippard, and Sarah-Jane Wright beat Myles Cowper, Nicolas Jegousse and Michael Rocks 13-7 to win the Wanganui East Open Triples. Progress score: 3-0, 3-3, 3-6, 3-6, 5-6, 7-6, 7-7, 9-7, 12-7, 13-7.

The Plate was won by Sharon Cannon, Shirley Selwyn, and Claire Wilson. The Bowl was won by Barbara Johnston, Annick Le Guen, and Brett Maguire.

Final results

National Senior Doubles

14 November 2014

The entry form for National Senior Doubles (6/7 December) at Herne Bay, Auckland is now available.

Upcoming Events

9 November 2014

Entry forms for Regional Senior Doubles (26 November) and Wellington Open Triples (14 December) are now available.

Upcoming Events - January

9 November 2014

Entry forms for Otaki New Year Mêlée and Khandallah Mixed Doubles are now available.

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge match

9 November 2014

Masterton travelled to Manawatu for their latest challenge match, where they retained the Trophy with a comfortable 7-2 victory.

Masterton's next defence will be at home to Wanganui East.

Match result | Tournament history

Khandallah 3-Boules Triples

8 November 2014

Lew Gill, Dean Norman, and Shirley Selwyn were undefeated in winning the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples.

PNZ National Doubles Championship

2 November 2014

National Doubles winners

Andre Noel and Tom Paulo beat their Mt Albert Vikings clubmates Junior Purcell and Georgio Vakauta 13-8 to win the National Doubles Championship at Kapiti.

The Plate was won by Mark Richardson and Brian Westerbeek who beat David and Joanne Lippard.

Nicolas Jegousse and Enoka Smiler were undefeated in winning the Consolante.

Final results

Twilight Pétanque

27 October 2014

Weather permitting, Twilight Pétanque starts 6:00 pm Tuesday, 4 November at Khandallah (Woodmancote Road, Wellington).

Champion of Champions - Doubles

26 October 2014

Annick Le Guen and Brett Maquire (Kapiti) won the Champion of Champions Doubles on tie-break from Simon Grant and Robin Mann (Park Avenue). More »