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Kapiti Open Doubles - Entries

15 January 2019

  1. Tony Gatford (Kapiti) / Kathy Gatford (Kapiti)
  2. John Galbraith (Turangi) / Patricia Galbraith (Turangi)
  3. Christine Daykin (Manawatu) / Peter Foxall (Manawatu)
  4. Noeline Corley (Manawatu) / David Corley (Manawatu)
  5. Brett Maguire (Kapiti) / Ann Hogg (Horowhenua)
  6. Steve Frampton (Kapiti) / Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  7. Alan Taylor (Kapiti) / Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)
  8. Graeme Morris (Masterton) / Debby Butler (Kapiti)
  9. Brian Smith (Upper Hutt) / Murray Porter (Bay View)
  10. John Church (Turangi) / Mary Church (Turangi)
  11. Geoff Greer (Bay View) / Denise Bavidge (Bay View)
  12. David Smart (Manawatu) / Alan Cameron (Manawatu)
  13. Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt) / Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  14. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East) / Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)
  15. Tony Simpson (Wanganui East) / Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)
  16. Mary Joblin (Wanganui East) / Ken Heywood (Wanganui East)
  17. Paul Anderson (Wanganui East) / Kevin Simpson (Wanganui East)
  18. Michelle Maxwell (Kapiti) / Sharon Cannon (Bay View)
  19. Grant Bray (Kapiti) / Shelton Bray (Kapiti)
  20. Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti) / Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti)
  21. Marlene Barker (Kapiti) / Helen-Mary Foley (Kapiti)
  22. Derek Cooper (Manawatu) / Judith Smith (Manawatu)
  23. David Gwerder (Upper Hutt) / Nico Oeschger (Upper Hutt)
  24. Enoka Smiler (Naenae) / Monica Smiler (Naenae)
  25. Rachel Clarke (Silverstream) / Mary Willmer (Silverstream)
  26. Nico Toyne (Hataitai) / Morgan Choveaux (Hataitai)
  27. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream) / Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  28. Tony Chin / Ants Yee
  29. Christophe Vesse (Hataitai) / Emi Piuila-Afitu (Hataitai)

Kapiti Charity Mêlée Fundraiser

15 January 2019

As some of you will have seen, there is a new addition to the playing calendar this year. On Thursday 6 February, Waitangi Day, there will be a Charity Mêlée held to raise funds for the Mary Potter Hospice in Kapiti. Many of us have friends and family who have used the services of a hospice, and so Graeme Morris and Michelle Maxwell have volunteered to run what we hope will be an annual tournament to support this worthy cause.

The mêlée will be open to all players and non-players alike. There will be 5 rounds of random draw games, starting at 9 for 9:30 with a sausage sizzle for lunch and a trophy for the winner. All proceeds from the entry fee and sausage sizzle will be donated to the Kapiti Mary Potter Hospice and we hope that you will join us for a day of fun in aid of a good cause.

Enter by emailing Michelle at mmaxwellnz@gmail.com by 5pm 2 February, 2020 and paying the $10 entry fee into the following bank account: 02-0108-0040303-006. Any questions, please contact either Michelle Maxwell (029 474 6380) or Graeme Morris (027 247 9370). Flier

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

11 January 2019

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 2019

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 2018

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

Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples

27 December 2018

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

Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée

22 December 2019

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée (9 February 2020) is now available.

Horowhenua Open Mêlée

22 December 2019

The entry form for the Horowhenua Open Mêlée (7 March 2020) is now available.

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

21 December 2019

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles (15 March 2020) is now available.

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

WBS Open Triples

9 December 2019

The entry form for the WBS Open Triples (21-22 February 2020) at Masterton is now available.

Tournament entry forms

2 December 2019

The entry form for the Naenae Leap Day Swiss Doubles (Saturday, 29 February 2020) is now available.

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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