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Masterton Bastille Day Mêlée

18 July 2018

Otaki with Jacques

Masterton Pétanque club hosted its annual Bastille Day tournament on Saturday, 14 July. It attracted 34 players, 14 from Masterton and 20 from outside Masterton.

Most players joined in with dressing up for the theme. Costumes included an executioner, Michelle of the resistance (I will only say this once), French onion sellers and a variety of French peasants.

Five games were played and a great day was had by all.

The winners were:

  1. Barb Johnston (Masterton) 5 wins, +32
  2. Vaughan Husband (Manawatu) 5, +27
  3. Dawn MacDonald (Masterton) 4, +23
  4. Christine Daykin (Manawatu) 4, +19
  5. Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East) 4, +16

Best costume: Len Cogger (Upper Hutt) who came as an onion seller.

Report: Graeme Morris

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

17 July 2018

Otaki with Jacques

Otaki’s second defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home to Naenae. This time they started strongly, winning all three games in the first round.

In the second round, Naenae won the Singles and Doubles to narrow the deficit to 2-4. In the final round, Otaki picked up the Doubles to win the match 5-4.

Otaki’s next defence is at home to Manawatu.

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PNZ Committee Election

11 July 2018

The new PNZ Committee members are:

The new Managers (formerly Directors) are:

Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles

10 July 2018

The entry form for the 22nd Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles (1-2 September 2018) at Napier City is now available.

Tournament Director workshop

10 July 2018

Michael Rocks is running a Tournament Director workshop at the Kapiti Clubrooms on Saturday, 4 August 2018. The start time is 9:30 am, with an anticipated finish time of 12:30 pm.

The workshop will cover the material in the PNZ How to Run a Tournament booklet (2005 edition), plus the Swiss system.

To register for the workshop, please contact Michael at workshop@petanque.org.nz or 021-73-0011.

Same Club Doubles

10 July 2018

The entry form for the Same Club Doubles at Horowhenua on Saturday, 11 August 2018 is now available.

Oceania Championship - Women’s Triples Semi-final

7 July 2018

The video of the 2017 Oceania Championship Women’s Triples semi-final match at Christchurch between NZ A (Sharon Cannon, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson) and NZ B (Marilyn Bunce, Annick Le Guen and Kathleen Wallace) is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Tournament Formats

6 July 2018

The Tournament Sub-committee have published a discussion paper on the WPA Tournament structure (28kB) for 2018-19.

Feedback closes on 31 July, so if you support the status quo or would prefer a change, please send in your comments to one of the addresses in the paper.

Premier Pétanque Triples

1 July 2018

The entry form for the Premier Pétanque Triples on Saturday, 21 July 2018 is now available.

Wanganui East Open Triples

24 June 2018

The Wanganui East Open Triples has been renamed the Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples. The Triples will be held 17-18 November 2018.

WPA Annual General Meeting

17 June 2018

Some highlights from the Annual General Meeting held at Horowhenua. The minutes will be sent out in due course.

The next WPA Committee meeting will be held on Sunday, 15 July at Kapiti.

Wanganui East Mêlée

16 June 2018

The entry form for the Wanganui East Mêlée on Sunday, 19 August 2018 is now available.

Representative teams

12 June 2018

The Auckland and Wellington Development teams to contest the Chanticleer Cup have been announced. The match will take place at the Herne Bay Pétanque club, Auckland, on 25-26 August 2018. More »

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

12 June 2018

Otaki with Jacques

Otaki’s first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Horowhenua. They started slowly, winning just the Doubles game in the first round to trail 1-2.

In the second round, Otaki won all three games to lead 4-2. In the final round, Horowhenua picked up the Singles and Triples, but fell just short as Otaki won the Doubles to claim the match 5-4.

Otaki’s next defence is at home to Naenae.

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Boules to You Trophy

10 June 2018

Upper Hutt & Masterton teams

On Wednesday, 30 May 2018 the Upper Hutt Pétanque Club played our traditional challenge against the Masterton Club for the Boules To You trophy.

Four teams from each club played four rounds of doubles. After the third round the score was six games each.

In the last round, Upper Hutt managed to win three of the games and therefore won the trophy by nine games to seven.

Upper Hutt players with the Boules To You trophy

This proved very satisfying as Upper Hutt has not had their name on the trophy for quite a number of years. A good day was had by all.

Report: Colleen Horton

Oceania Championship - Women’s Triples Final

4 June 2018

The video of the 2017 Oceania Championship Women’s Triples final at Christchurch between New Zealand and Tahiti is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Kapiti Open Doubles

27 May 2018

The video of the 2018 Kapiti Open Doubles final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Murrayfield Open Triples

22 May 2018

Lee, Sharon & Maurice

Twenty-six teams took part in the ninth Murrayfield Open Triples at Otaki. Thankfully, the forecast showers stayed away, so everyone was able to enjoy the games without the hassle of rain.

Maurice Belz, Sharon Cannon and Lee Taffard were the only team to go through undefeated. Second place was claimed by Kathy Gatford, Tony Gatford and Lynne Shepherd.

The other prize winners were: Carleen Fitzgerald, Jo Anne Hayward and Barbara Nicholls; Anne Grant, Simon Grant and Robin Mann; and Graeme Millard, Linda Millard and Doc Murray.

Final Results | Previous Winners