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Obut Boules and Accessories - New Zealand

15 February 2018

Richard Browne of Ashburton has taken over the distribution of Obut Boules and Accessories from David Parr (Carterton).

Richard can be contacted on 021-0294-1234 (email: browne_nl@yahoo.co.nz).

WPA Regional Triples Championship

13 February 2018

A small field of fourteen teams are taking part in the WPA Regional Triples Championship at Manawatu this weekend (17-18 February 2018).

Champion of Champions - Triples

12 February 2018

Six clubs took part in the Champion of Champions - Triples at Otaki. The Naenae triple of Enoka Smiler, Monica Smiler and Tangi Rasmussen started strongly winning their first four games. Despite losing their final game, they still finished a point ahead of Kapiti and Upper Hutt.

Final results

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy Draw

9 February 2018

The Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy draw for Round 25 was made at the WPA Committee meeting on Thursday, 8 February.

PNZ National Triples Championship

6 February 2018

The entry form for the National Triples (3-4 March 2018) at the Manawatu Pétanque club is now available.

The National Pointing and Shooting Competitions will be held alongside the Triples and entry can be made using the Triples entry form. Note that entry numbers for both the Pointing and Shooting competitions are restricted and entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

PNZ National Women’s Triples Championship

6 February 2018

The entry form for the National Women’s Triples (Friday, 2 March 2018) at the Manawatu Pétanque club is now available.

Masterton Open Mêlée

6 February 2018

Masterton Pétanque club is running an Open Mêlée on 14 March 2018. Contact Murray Johnston to enter or just turn up on the day.

NZ International Open Triples

5 February 2018

Forty teams took part in the twenty-second NZ International Open Triples at the Herne Bay club in Auckland. This year there were players from Australia, France, New Caledonia and Tahiti along with local players from Auckland to Christchurch.

Three players from Wellington took part: Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks teamed with Maurice Belz and finished runners-up in the Trophy Consolation.

Nico Toyne teamed up with Jared Handford (Christchurch) and Junior Puleitu (Vikings) and they reached the Trophy final where they faced the New Caledonian team of George Nauta, Alain Vautier and Bernard Yao.

In front of a large and appreciative crowd Jared, Junior and Nico became the second New Zealand team to win the NZ International Open.

Final results

Wellington Open Triples

28 January 2018

The video of the 2017 Wellington Open Triples final at Otaki is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Wanganui East Open Triples

27 January 2018

The video of the 2017 Wanganui East Open Triples final is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Oceania Championship

22 January 2018

The video of the 2017 Oceania Championship Women’s Pointing final between NZ (Claire Wilson) and Tahiti (Meherio Terei) is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Kapiti Open Doubles

22 January 2018

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Twenty-nine teams started the 18th Kapiti Doubles on Saturday. Unfortunately, Pete Hamilton had to withdraw due to illness after the third round.

Lynne Shepherd stepped in to play with Dave for the remaining two rounds. However, their scores were not counted and they took part in the Bowl on Sunday.

Two teams, Debby Butler/Michelle Maxwell and Claire Bradburn/Monica Smiler won all five qualifying games on Saturday.

The top 16 teams from Saturday qualified for the Trophy, the next 8 teams took part in the Plate and the final 4 teams plus Dave and Lynne took part in the Bowl.

The curse of the top qualifiers partially struck on Sunday morning. Debby and Michelle dropped a game to finish second in their pool. Claire and Monica were not so lucky, losing two games to drop down to the Trophy Consolation.

After a long hot day in the sun, the Trophy final featured Steve Frampton and Ann Hogg against three-time winners Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks.

A tight match over the next two hours saw Myles and Michael eventually win 13-8 and equal the record of Brian Smith and Dirk Winnie who won four Kapiti Open Doubles (2001-02-03-05).

In an unusal twist, Myles and Michael mirrored that record with 3 wins in a row, a year off and then their fourth win.

Final results

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

15 January 2018

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles (11 March 2018) is now available.

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

14 January 2018

2018 Khandallah Mixed Doubles participants

Fifteen teams took part in the Khandallah Mixed Doubles.

After a week of wet weather, Saturday dawned fine and calm. More »

PNZ National Doubles Championship

5 January 2018

The video of the 2017 PNZ National Doubles Championship final at Kapiti is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WBS Open Triples

2 January 2018

The entry form for the WBS Open Triples at Masterton (24-25 February 2018) is now available.

Oceania Championship

28 December 2017

The video of the 2017 Oceania Championship Men’s Doubles Quarter-final match between NZ (Adelys Tarauni/Georgio Vakauta) and Tahiti (Kevin Bocahut/Damas Make) is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Representative Team

28 December 2017

Eleven players and one coach from the Wellington region will be involved in the 2018 Trans Tasman match in Tauranga next March. More »

Champion of Champions Doubles

23 December 2017

A belated congratulations to Moises Burgos and Dave Gwerder (Upper Hutt) who won the Champion of Champions Doubles at Otaki.

Final results

WPA Open Triples

10 December 2017

Christine, Claire and Annick

Twenty-one teams took part in the fifteenth annual WPA Open Triples. After three years at Manawatu, the Triples returned to Otaki for the second time.

The morning saw the teams play 4 games (snake/random draw) to determine rankings for the afternoon knockout sections. Games were 50 minutes, plus 1 end, which meant that you had to get going right from the outset.

In the afternoon, the top 8 teams played in the Trophy, the next 8 in the Plate and the final 5 in the Bowl.

The Trophy final was won by Annick Le Guen, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson 13-8 against Grant Bray, Pete Hamilton and Michael Rocks.

The Plate was won by Trish Biddle-Amoroa, Shirley Madgewick and Richard Turfrey 13-5 over Steve Frampton, Shirley MacDonald and Graeme Morris.

Yvonne Futcher, Dave Gatchell and Ann Hogg won the Bowl 13-4 against Don Fraser, Shirley Fraser and Lynne O’Connor.

Final results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

4 December 2017

Kapiti’s second defence was at home to Hataitai. Like the previous match Kapiti started strongly winning all three first round games.

In the second round, Kapiti won two of the three games to retain the Trophy. In the third round, Hataitai won two games to close the gap. The final score was Kapiti 6, Hatitai 3.

This was the final match in Round 24. A new draw will made at the next WPA Committee Meeting on 8 February 2018.

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Super Seniors Mêlée

1 December 2017

What a great day this was. There were 32 players taking part and I believe everyone would agree it was very enjoyable. More »