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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.

Please take some time to browse through the site and we welcome your feedback (webmaster@petanque.org.nz).


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Kapiti Tournaments

5 August 2018

The entry form for the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée (9 September 2018) and the Rex Hayes Mixed Doubles are now available.

Central Districts Trophy

1 August 2018

Wanganui East with Trophy

The Central Districts Trophy was held on Sunday, 29 July at Wanganui. The day started off in sunshine, only for a torrential downpour to hit during the second game.

With everyone soaked and pistes starting to flood the decision was made to stop at 3 games.

As soon as this happened out came the sun and the remaining 3 rounds were able to be played.

Final Results

  1. Wanganui East 36½
  2. Horowhenua 25½
  3. Otaki 18½
  4. Manawatu 15½

Report: Christine Strichen

Premier Pétanque

29 July 2018

Vaughan, Michelle & Moises

Sixteen teams took part in the second Premier Pétanque tournament at Otaki. Premier Pétanque is a format based on sets, rather than playing to 13 points.

In the Trophy final, Moises Burgos/Vaughan Husband/Michelle Maxwell reversed the morning result to beat Grant Bray/Annick Le Guen/Brett Maguire 2-1.

Final Results

Tournament Calendar

26 July 2018

With the start of the new season on 1 September, the links from the website have been updated. The Current season link will point to the 2018-19 calendar, Last season will point to the 2017-18 calendar, and Next season will point to the 2019-20 calendar.

The 2016-17 calendar (previously Last season) has been archived.

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.

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.