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Welcome to the website of Pétanque Wellington. On these pages you will find information regarding the game of Pétanque, also known as Boules or French Bowls, within the lower North Island of New Zealand.

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Representative Teams

14 January 2019

Twelve Wellington Region players have been named in the New Zealand Trans Tasman team to play against Australia. The match will be held in Newcastle, New South Wales, over the weekend of 16-17 March.

Senior Women

Claire Bradburn, Ann Hogg, Shirley MacDonald, Angela Maxted, Sheryl Parslow, Anne Shields. Reserve: Kay George.

Senior Men

Dave Gatchell, Tony Gatford, Bill Peachey, Richard Swaney, Lee Taffard, Paul Tamagushiku. Reserve: Merv Wilson.

Open Women

Trish Biddle-Amoroa, Sharon Cannon, Yvonne Futcher, Diana Glamuzina, Michelle Maxwell, Kathleen Wallace.

Open Men

Ian Baker, Myles Cowper, Allan Fletcher, David Lippard, Andre Noel, Nico Toyne.

Trish Biddle-Amoroa, Tony Gatford, Diana Glamuzina, Michelle Maxwell and Paul Tamagushiku will make their international debut.

WPA Open Triples

14 January 2019

The video of the 2018 WPA Open Triples final at Otaki between Steve Frampton/Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald and Murray Porter/Michael Rocks/Brian Smith is now on YouTube.

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

14 January 2019

2019 Khandallah Mixed Doubles participants

Sixteen teams took part in the Khandallah Open Mixed Doubles. The weather was fine and a good time was enjoyed by all.

The trophy final featured the two undefeated teams Paul Bonsey/Lynley Watt (Upper Hutt) and Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt)/Michelle Maxwell (Kapiti). It was a close game until Paul and Lynley being down 9-8 picked up a 5 to win the trophy final 13-9.

In the Plate section Adrienne and Dave Gwerder came back to win the Plate final 13-8 over Geoff and Linda Brown.

Erica Drake and Andrew Joe won the Bowl final 13-5 over Robin Mann and Bruce Stephenson.

The Cup final was won by Anne and Simon Grant who beat Sue Boaden and Bruce McDonald 13-6.

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WBS Masterton Open Triples

8 January 2019

The entry form for the WBS Open Triples (23-24 March 2019) is now available.

Otaki New Year Mêlée

8 January 2019

Gary Brunton and Claire Wilson.

Beautiful weather and 56 entries made for a great start to the new year.

The top 5 players were:

Congratulations to the winner and thanks to everyone who took part.

Report and photo: Ann Hogg.

Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée

8 January 2019

Emiel Smeets and John Clarke

Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée had a total of 36 entries locally and from Haitaitai, Kapiti and Naenae. Despite some pretty heavy rain the day before, the pistes were clear of any residual water although one or two pistes were quite damp.

The weather was fine for the most part and a good time was enjoyed by all.

The first boule was thrown by Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy.

The winner on plus 31 was John Clarke (Upper Hutt) and second was Emiel Smeets (Upper Hutt). Well done to both of them.

Special thanks to Eileen Murray for acting as scorer for the day. Likewise to all who helped set up and tear down and put away. Also thanks to food donors and the raffle organisers.

Champion of Champions Doubles

8 January 2019

A belated congratulations to Enoka and Monica Smiler (Naenae) who won the Champion of Champions Doubles at Horowhenua.

Final results

WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship

8 January 2019

Twenty-two teams took part in the Regional Senior Doubles Championship at Kapiti on the 7th November.

The Trophy final was won by Dave Gatchell/Ann Hogg against Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford.
The Plate final was won by Ian Calder/Dave Kitchener against Adrienne Gwerder/Dave Gwerder.
The Bowl final was won by Marlene Barker/Julie McDougall against Liz Donaldson/Barbara Smith.

Final results

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

8 January 2019

Twenty-five teams took part in the Regional Doubles Championship at Horowhenua, which was four more than the previous year.

The Trophy final featured Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks against Moises Burgos and Lee Taffard. Lee and Moises took an early lead that they held until the end to win their first Regional Championship.
The Plate final was won by Christine Strichen/Claire Wilson against Carolyn Graham/Shirley MacDonald.
Graeme Morris/Lynne Shepherd defeated Dave Gwerder/Linda Millard to win the Bowl final.

Final results

Updated NZ Interpretations of the Petanque Rules

3 January 2019

The revised New Zealand interpretations of the Petanque Rules as at January 2019 can now be found here.

Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples

16 December 2018

The entry form for the Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples (11-12 May 2019) at HBLTS, Napier is now available.

Sinclair Memorial Swiss Triples

27 November 2018

The Sinclair Memorial Swiss Triples has been postponed to 6 April 2019.

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

26 November 2018

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles (24 February 2019) is now available.

Kapiti Open Doubles

25 November 2018

The entry form for the Kapiti Open Doubles (19-20 January 2019) is now available.

New Zealand International Open Triples

25 November 2018

The entry form for the New Zealand International Open Triples (2-3 February 2019) at Herne Bay, Auckland is now available.

Caulfield International Open Doubles

25 November 2018

The entry form for the Caulfield International Open Doubles (9-10 February 2019) in Melbourne, Australia is now available.

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

24 November 2018

The video of the 2018 WPA Regional Doubles Championship final at Horowhenua between Moises Burgos/Lee Taffard and Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks is now on YouTube.

Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples

24 November 2018

Twenty-five teams took part in the Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples, formerly the Wanganui East Open Triples.

Two teams were undefeated after the five qualifying rounds on Saturday (Beryl Cowan/Dene Eryl Futcher/Sheryl Parslow and Sharon Cannon/Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks).

On Sunday morning, the top 16 teams from Saturday were placed into 4 pools of four and the upsets started early. Sharon, Myles and Michael (2) lost their unbeaten record in the first game to Annick, Christine and Claire (8).

Debby, Dave and Tony (12) tipped out Steve, Ann and Shirley (3), while John, Mary and Patricia (7) suffered a similar fate to Trish, Vaughan and Michelle (10).

Andre Noel, Joanne & David Lippard

The Trophy final saw Debby Butler, Dave Gatchell and Tony Simpson against former multiple champions (although not together) David Lippard, Joanne Lippard and Andre Noel.

David, Joanne and Andre took the early lead, only for Debby, Dave and Tony to equalise after Andre suffered a bad cramp in his throwing hand.

The cramp overcome, David, Joanne and Andre went on to win the match 13-3.

The Trophy Consolation was won by Steve Frampton, Ann Hogg and Shirley MacDonald. The Plate by Tony Gatford, Lynne Shepherd and Peter Taaffe. Kerry Gillam, Bill Ray and Louise Rose won the Bowl.

Final Results

The video of the 2018 Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples final is on YouTube.

Dene, Beryl, Sheryl, Roly & Jack

Pete’s best mate Roly (Warren Rohloff) commissioned Jack Michalski to create a suitable Trophy in honour of The Pieman.

After much debate, a wooden pie, carved out of Totara, was fashioned into The Pieman Trophy, which will be awarded to the top placed Wanganui East club team in the tournament.

The inaugural winners were Beryl Cowan, Dene Futcher and Sheryl Parslow, who made the quarter-finals in the Trophy section.

Tournament report in the Whanganui Chronicle.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

22 November 2018

Masterton’s first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home to Wanganui East.

The home team started strongly winning the three first round games. In the second round Masterton took an unbeatable lead as Wanganui East could only win the Singles game

Wanganui East won the Doubles game in the third round as Masterton wrapped up the match 7 games to 2.

The draw for the next round of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy will be made at the WPA Meeting on 8 December.

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Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée

7 November 2018

The entry form for the Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée (23 January 2019) is now available.