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WPA Regional Seedings

5 May 2020

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the 2020 Regional Triples and Mixed Doubles.

Regional Seedings

Jacques Cochonnet Challenges

24 March 2020

Given the escalation in COVID-19 and also that a number of Wellington clubs have already closed their club to play, the WPA has decided to postpone all future Jacques Cochonnet challenges until further notice.

This decision will be reviewed at the end of April and thereafter at the end of every month. Thank you for your patience.

Sinclair Memorial Doubles and Otaki Easter Mêlée - News

22 March 2020

The Sinclair Memorial Doubles tournament has been postponed and the Otaki Easter Mêlée has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Tournament Cancellations

16 March 2020

Given the latest announcements by the Government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions that sporting associations are placing on their competitions it is prudent for the Wellington Petanque Association (WPA) to review its position on upcoming tournaments.

It has therefore been decided by WPA to postpone the WPA Women’s Doubles, Triples and Singles competitions. Our position will be reviewed at the end of March and then at regular intervals as the picture on COVID-19 becomes clearer.

This is something that the WPA Executive has not taken lightly but with all players health and safety being paramount we feel it is the sensible decision to make.

Those players who have already paid the entry fee for the upcoming women’s tournaments, these fees will be retained by the Association and if, when rescheduled, you are unable to play your entry fee will be refunded.

The WPA would also strongly recommend that Clubs who are holding tournaments in the next 1-2 months review their position and postpone their tournaments and look to reschedule at a later date.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

16 March 2020

Kapiti fourth defence (second this year) of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home.

The challenger team (Horowhenua) had a good start winning two of the three first round games. Horowhenua won two more games in the second round forcing Kapiti to win all three games of the last round to keep the trophy. Kapiti did exactly that to hold the trophy 5-4.

Kapiti next defence is away at Upper Hutt.

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Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

15 March 2020

Nineteen teams took part in the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles at Maidstone Park. Unlike last year the weather came to the party.

In the final round the two undefeated teams, Moises Burgos/Dave Gwerder and Damien Comeloup/Christophe Vesse faced off to claim first place with Moises and Dave winning the match 13-6.

Paul Bonsey/Adrienne Gwerder pipped Bob Horton/Dave Wilsmhurst to claim third prize.

Final results

Horowhenua Mad March Hair Mêlée - Results

14 March 2020

1st Carolyn Graham
2nd June Cody
3rd Carleen Fitzgerald
4th Alan Frost
5th Don Fraser
6th John Galbraith
7th Adele Legge
8th Richard Turfrey

Regional Mixed Doubles Championship

5 March 2020

Twenty-six teams took part in the second Regional Mixed Doubles Championship at the Manawatu club. The format was a 4-round Snake followed by knockout in sections of eight teams.

Dispite an early slip, the defending Champions, Michelle Maxwell/Lee Taffard, battled their way through to the final, where they faced the undefeated Claire Bradburn/Dave Gwerder.

Michelle and Lee prevailled to win their second Mixed Doubles title.

The Plate was won by Christine Strichen/Andrew Joe from Christine Daykin/Peter Foxall. The Bowl was won by Beryl Cowan/Bill Ray who defeated their clubmates Margaret Pomana/Kevin Simpson.

The Bottle section was won by Ngaire Erikson/Marc Khull from Noeline Corley/David Corley.

Final Results

Naenae Leap Day Doubles

2 March 2020

Twenty-four teams took part in the Naenae Leap Day Doubles. The format was a 5-round Swiss of 1 hour games.

Heavy showers meant that the lunch break was taken early, with the afternoon clearing to a fine day.

The final round saw the two undefeated teams, Grant Bray/Moises Burgos and Ken Benn/David Smart face off for first place. Grant & Moises took out the game to claim the top prize, with Ken and David in second.

Ngaire Erikson/Judy Tyree pipped Adele Legge/Marilyn Trembath on SOSS points to claim third prize.

Hopefully, we will not have to wait another four years before Naenae run another Doubles.

Final results

WPA Regional Triples - Results

22 February 2020

Twelve teams took part in the Regional Triples at Manawatu. In the trophy final Claire Wilson, Christine Strichen and Annick LeGuen beat Ann Hogg, Michelle Maxwell and Alan Taylor.

Dave Gatchell/Vaughan Husband/Graeme Morris and Claire Bradburn/Bethne Gardner/Barry Hunt ended up third equal.

The Plate was won by David Corley, Noeline Corley and Judith Smith.

Final Results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

12 February 2020

Kapiti defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Wanganui.

The home team had a good start winning two of the three first round games. Kapiti came back strong in the second round winning all three games. Kapiti won three more games in the last round to hold the trophy 7-2.

Kapiti next defence is at home against Horowhenua.

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WPA Senior Doubles - Results

10 February 2020

The WPA Senior Doubles was played last November at Otaki. The Championship final featured Christine Daykin/Marc Khull and Margaret Pomana/Tony Simpson. In a very close final Margaret and Tony beat Christine and Marc 13-12.

The Plate was won by Monica Smiler and Enoka Smiler over Kathy Gatford and Tony Gatford.

The Bowl was won by Louise Rose and Bill Ray over Liz Donaldson and Barbara Smith.

Final results

Kapiti Open Doubles

26 January 2020

Twenty nine teams took part in the Kapiti Open Doubles. In the Trophy final, Sharon Cannon and Michelle Maxwell gained their revenge against Murray Porter and Brian Smith, who beat them in last year's final. Sharon and Michelle came back after being down 10-4 to finally win 13-10.

Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson beat Enoka Smiler and Monica Smiler 13-9 to win the Trophy Consolation.

Geoff Greer and Denise Bavidge beat Mary Joblin and Ken Heywood 13-8 to win the Plate.

Finally, the Bowl was won by Tony Gatford and Kathy Gatford.

Final results

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

11 January 2020

Thirteen teams took part in the Khandallah Mixed Doubles. The Trophy final saw last year’s winners, Paul Bonsey & Lynley Watt face Linda Gazzard & Michael Rocks. After a see-saw battle which saw the lead change hands five times, Linda and Michael prevailled 13-8.

Final Results

Otaki New Year Mêlée

11 January 2020

Gary Brunton & Michael Rocks

Otaki had a very successful New Year Mêlée with 64 entries.

Michael Rocks was the winner.

Thanks to all who entered.

Wellington Open Triples

31 December 2019

The video of the 2019 Wellington Open Triples final played at Otaki is now on YouTube.

Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples

27 December 2019

The video of the 2019 Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples final is now on YouTube.

Representative Team

27 December 2019

Ten Wellington Region players, plus one in the Reserves, have been included in the Trans-Tasman team to play against Australia in Christchurch next March.

Open Men

Moises Burgos, Jared Handford, Stephane Montel, Junior Puleitu, Nico Toyne, Brian Westerbeek.

Open Women

Sharon Cannon, Annick Le Guen, Joanne Lippard, Christine Strichen, Kathleen Wallace, Claire Wilson.

Senior Men

Ian Baker, Dave Gatchell, Bill Peachey, Richard Swaney, Lee Taffard, Paul Tamagushiku. Reserve: Ray Pierce.

Senior Women

Claire Bradburn, Robyn Chalmers, Bethne Gardiner, Angela Maxted, Jay Newton, Ann Shields. Reserve: Ann Hogg.

Moises Burgos, Jay Newton and Brian Westerbeek will be making their international debut.

WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship

27 December 2019

The video of the 2019 Regional Senior Doubles Championship final at Otaki between Christine Daylin/Marc Khull and Margaret Pomana/Tony Simpson is now on YouTube.

WPA Regional Seedings

22 December 2019

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the 2019 Regional Doubles.

Regional Seedings

PNZ National Senior Doubles

21 December 2019

Congratulations to Dave Gatchell and Lee Taffard who won the PNZ National Senior Doubles at Hibiscus Coast (Orewa). In the Championship final, Dave and Lee beat Ian Baker and Pam Jenkins 13-10.

Wellington Open Triples

15 December 2019

A record twenty-four teams took part in the Wellington Open Triples at Otaki. The previous record was twenty-two which has been achieved twice before (2006, 2018).

Three teams were undefeated after the four qualifying games: Murray Porter/Michael Rocks/Brian Smith and Steve Frampton/Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald had 4 wins, while Trish Biddle-Amoroa/Moises Burgos/Dave Nicholls had 3 wins and a draw.

After lunch, the teams were split into 3 sections for the knockout (Trophy, Plate and Bowl).

Steve, Ann and Shirley were bundled out by Nagire Erikson, Marc Khull and Richard Turfrey. Murray, Michael and Brian almost joined them after trailing Erica Drake, Andrew Joe and Christophe Vesse for most of the match before picking up a 2 on the final end to win 9-8.

In the final, Murray, Michael and Brian beat Grant Bray, Shelton Bray and Nico Toyne 13-5 to retain the title they won last year.

The Plate section was won by Tony Chin, Dirk Winnie and Ants Yee 13-4 over Anne Peck, Bill Ray and Louise Rose.

The Bowl section was narrowly won by Derek Cooper, Davendra Dabeedoal and Susan Gibson 13-11 over Debby Butler, Adrienne Gwerder and Dave Gwerder.

Final Results

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy Draw

11 November 2019

The draw for Round 27 was conducted at the WPA Committee meeting on Thursday, 31 October 2019.

Trophy Holder

Kapiti

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy : Draw for Round 27
No.ChallengerVenue
27.1Wanganui EastHome
27.2HorowhenuaAway
27.3Upper HuttHome
27.4NaenaeHome
27.5OtakiAway
27.6ManawatuAway
27.7SilverstreamHome
27.8MastertonHome
27.9HataitaiHome

Note: The venue is for the Challenger.

Champion of Champions - Doubles

27 October 2019

Participants in the Champion of Champions - Doubles

Seven clubs took part in the Champion of Champions Doubles at Naenae in a single round-robin format. Three rounds were played in the morning and the remaining four were played after lunch.

The pre-tournament favourites were the Senior Doubles Champions, Dave Gatchell and Ann Hogg (Horowhenua).

Going into the final round, Horowhenua had won 5 games, Manawatu had won 4 and Upper Hutt had won 3, so they were assured of first place.

In a game that saw the lead change several times, Upper Hutt narrowly defeated Horowhenua 13-12 to clinch third place and deny Horowhenua the clean sweep.

Manawatu defeated Kapiti to join Horowhenua on 5 wins, but having lost their game to Horowhenua had to settle for second place.

Final results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

21 October 2019

Kapiti second defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home to Otaki.

The challenger team had a good start winning two of the three first round games. Kapiti came back strong in the second round winning all three games. Kapiti won two more games in the last round to hold the trophy 6-3.

Kapiti is now waiting for the new round to be drawn at the next WPA meeting before offering dates to the new challenger.

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WPA Regional Doubles Championship

19 October 2019

Congratulations to Sharon Cannon and Murray Porter for winning the 2019 Regional Doubles over Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks. The tournament was played at the Kapiti Pétanque Club and twenty six teams took part in it.

Enoka and Monica Smiler won the Plate over Vaughan Husband and Richard Turfrey.

Steve Frampton and Ann Hogg won the Bowl over Kevin and Sheryl McFadgen.

Final results

Champion of Champions - Singles

19 October 2019

Congratulations to Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua) for winning the Champion of Champions Competition. The tournament was played at the Kapiti Pétanque Club in a Round Robin pool of 7 players. Steve Frampton (Kapiti) claimed the second place. Third place was taken by last year winner Colin Gooch (Upper Hutt).

Final results

Regional Singles - Results

29 September 2019

The 2019 Regional Singles took place at the Horowhenua Pétanque Club. The trophy final featured Nico Toyne and Davendra Dabeedoal. In a close final Nico claimed his first Regional Singles Championship 13-10.

The Plate featured the finalists of last year trophy Dave Gatchell and Moises Burgos. In a very close game Moises won the Plate 13-12.

Trish Biddle-Amoroa beat Richard Turfrey to claim the Bowl.

John Galbraith beat Derek Cooper to claim the Bowl Consolation.

Finally, Shirley Madgwick claimed the Bottle.

Final results

Regional Pointing Competition - Results

29 September 2019

The 2019 Regional Pointing Competition took place at the Horowhenua Pétanque Club. The final featured Claire Bradburn and Grant Bray. Claire took the trophy home after beating Grant 36-21.

Final results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

29 September 2019

Kapiti first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Wanganui.

The home team had a good start winning two of the three first round games. Kapiti came back strong in the second round winning all three games. Kapiti won one more game in the last round to hold the trophy 5-4.

Kapiti next defence is at home against Otaki.

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