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Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples

20 April 2015

Thirteen teams took part in the eleventh Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples at HBLTS over the weekend. After the five qualifying rounds on Saturday, all teams had dropped at least one game.

The top eight teams went through to the Trophy/Plate round on Sunday with the remaining five teams in the Bowl.

The Trophy final featured Arnaud Dubczuk, Georgio Vakauta and Ruby Vakauta from the Vikings club in Auckland against locals Murray Porter and Lee Taffard with Michael Rocks as their third.

Progress score: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-7, 3-7, 8-7, 8-9, 8-11, 8-12, 8-13.

The Plate was won by Sharon Cannon, Dez Grant and Sara-Jane Wright who beat Yvonne Futcher, Tony Simpson and Richard Turfery 13-6.

Paul Anderson, Dene Futcher and Sheryl Parslow were undefeated in winning the Bowl.

Final results

WPA Committee Meeting

18 April 2015

The draft Minutes for the 9 April Meeting.

WPA Women's Singles Championship

13 April 2015

The thirteenth Regional Women's Singles Championship was held at Kapiti on Saturday. Defending champion Claire Wilson (Masterton) retained the title by beating Annick Le Guen (Kapiti) 13-7 in the Trophy final.

Barbara Nicholls (Park Avenue) won the Plate, beating Kathy Gatford (Kapiti) 13-3. June Cody (Kapiti) beat Catherine Maher (Hataitai) 13-6 to win the Bowl. Noeline Corley (Manawatu) won the Bowl Consolation.

Final results

WPA Regional Awards

12 April 2015

Nominations for the seventh annual WPA Regional awards are now open. (Details on the Awards and Nomination forms)

Nominations may be made by any WPA member or club.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy challenge draw

9 April 2015

The draw for Round 21 was conducted after the WPA Committee meeting. Masterton's next defence will be away to Manawatu.

WPA Women's Doubles and Triples

7 April 2015

The entry forms for the Women's Doubles (Saturday, 2 May) and Women's Triples (Sunday, 3 May) at Horowhenua are now available.

Masterton Midwinter Doubles

1 April 2015

The entry form for the Masterton Midwinter Doubles (30/31 May) is now available.

Trans Tasman match

26 March 2015

A report on the Trans Tasman appeared in the Otago Daily Times.

Horowhenua Anzac Mêlée

26 March 2015

The entry form for the Horowhenua Anzac Mêlée (26 April) is now available.

Champion of Champions - Triples

23 March 2015

Six clubs took part in the Champion of Champions - Triples at Otaki on Sunday. Wanganui East finished ahead of Otaki on tie-break (who-beat-who).

WPA Inter-club

23 March 2015

Kapiti won Division One of the inter-club competition beating Hataitai in the final. Manawatu won the Division Two final against Upper Hutt.

Final results

Manawatu National Lost Sock Memorial Day Mêlée

22 March 2015

The entry form for the Manawatu National Lost Sock Memorial Day Mêlée (9 May) is now available.

WPA Committee Meeting

19 March 2015

The agenda for the next WPA Committee meeting to be held at the Kapiti Pétanque club on Thursday, 9 April.

Trans Tasman match

15 March 2015

New Zealand won the Open division with a round to spare, the final result was NZ 68, Australia 52. New Zealand has now won the Open 8 years in a row and after 13 events now leads 10-3 overall.

The New Zealand Senior team went into the final round needing to win one of the six games. They managed to win two games and finished with 63 points to 57. New Zealand has now won 8 of the 11 matches played.

Initial Match result | Trans Tasman Summary

14 March 2015

NZ leads in both divisions at the end of Day one. The Open team won 5 of 8 Triples and 12 of 18 Doubles games to lead Australia by 39 to 21 match points.

The Senior team won 5 of 8 Triples and 10 of 18 Doubles to lead Australia by 35 to 25 match points.

With 60 points available tomorrow there is still plenty to play for.

13 March 2015

Pyrenees Pétanque club

Members of the NZ Senior team practicising at the Pyrenees Pétanque club (Avoca, Victoria) terrain prior to the Trans Tasman match which starts tomorrow.

Check the Twitter feed for updates during the day.

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

9 March 2015

Last Tuesday the Upper Hutt City Council dumped two loads of crushed lime on the Maidstone Park terrain and after some frantic shovelling and raking over the next few days, along with a decent downpour on Saturday night, everything was ready for the Swiss Doubles on Sunday.

Twenty teams took part in the thirteenth Swiss Doubles, and with good weather and music from the Marching competition next door, a enjoyable day was had by all.

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles winners

In the final round, the two unbeaten teams Lorraine Gibbons/Jeanne Zee and Beth Miles/Harl Stevens faced off, with the former claiming the trophy 13-9.

Final results

Murrayfield Open Triples

9 March 2015

The entry form for the Murrayfield Open Triples (17 May) in Otaki is now available.