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Khandallah Open Singles

25 July 2016

With the new season starting on 1 September, why not take the opportunity to brush up on your Singles skills before the Inter-club finals and the Regional and National Singles.

The entry form for the Khandallah Open Singles (10 September 2016) is now available.

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée

24 July 2016

The entry form for the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée (25 September 2016) is now available.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

17 July 2016

Manawatu's first ever Jacques Cochonnet defence was away to perennial Trophy holders Masterton.

Down 2-4 after two rounds Manawatu needed to win all three third round games to retain the Trophy. Masterton won the Triples and so claimed the Trophy for the nineth time.

| Result | Previous history |

WPA Committee Meeting

4 July 2016

The agenda for next WPA Committee Meeting to be held at the Kapiti Pétanque clubrooms on Thursday, 14 July starting at 7:30 pm.

WPA Annual General Meeting

4 July 2016

The draft minutes from the Annual General Meeting held on 18 June.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

2 July 2016

Manawatu players with Jacques
Ian Bailey, Noeline Corley, David Smart, Roger Ball, Ron Sandilands
and Marc Khull with the Jacques Cochonnet trophy

With their win last month against Silverstream, Kapiti equalled their longest winning run in the Jacques Cochonnet. Their opponents in their latest match were Manawatu, who in 10 previous matches had yet to win a challenge.

However, this time round things went better for Manawatu. In the first round they won all 3 games which meant they only had to win two of the remaining six games.

With Kapiti winning just the Doubles game in round 2, Manawatu won the two games they needed to win the Trophy for the first time.

| Result | Previous history |

4 July 2016

Manawatu make the local newspaper with their first Jacques Cochonnet win.

Representative team

27 June 2016

The Wellington Development team to play Auckland for the Chanticleer Cup is:

Open

Steve Frampton (Kapiti), Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East), Shirley MacDonald (Otaki), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Tony Simpson (Wanganui East), Alan Taylor (Kapiti).

The Reserves are: Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti), Trish Smart (Manawatu).

Senior

Brian Bradburn (Silverstream) , Tony Gatford (Kapiti), Ann Hogg (Otaki), Marc Khull (Manawatu), Barbara Nicholls (Otaki), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East).

Ann Hogg and Marc Khull will be making their Wellington debut.

Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée

23 June 2016

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée (13 November 2016) is now available.

Kapiti Midwinter Doubles

19 June 2016

Thirty teams took part in the Kapiti Midwinter Doubles played prior to the WPA AGM.

Three teams, Grant Bray/Annick Le Guen, Dave Gatchell/Pete Hamilton and Steve Frampton/Alan Taylor were undefeated over the five rounds. Grant and Annick took first place on points differential.

Results from the Kapiti Midwinter Doubles.

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy

18 June 2016

The draw for Round 23 was conducted at the AGM. More »

WPA Regional Awards

18 June 2016

The Regional Award winners for 2015-16 were announced at the AGM. The full list of winners is:

Masterton Midwinter Doubles

11 June 2016

The video of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles final at Clareville is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

6 June 2016

Masterton Midwinter Doubles winners Dez Grant and Sara-Jane Wright
Dez Grant and Sara-Jane Wright

On Sunday, Murray Porter and Brian Smith continued on their winning way to reach the final of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles.

In contrast their opponents, Dez Grant and Sara-Jane Wright, had dropped four games on their way to final.

However, Dez and Sarah-Jane overcame both history and their opponents to win the Masterton Midwinter Doubles for the second consecutive year.

The Plate final was won by Annick Le Guen and Christine Strichen from Joan Miller and Claire Wilson.

The Bowl was won by Paul Anderson and Sue Gurr and the Bowl Consolation by Denise Bavidge and Geoff Greer.

| Final results | Previous winners |

4 June 2016

Player briefing
Player briefing at the start of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles

Twenty-six teams are taking part in the 17th Masterton Midwinter Doubles at the Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds, Clareville.

Murray Porter and Brian Smith were the only undefeated team after the first day's five rounds of qualifying.

Qualifying results

Wanganui East Mêlée

1 June 2016

The entry form for the Wanganui East Mêlée (14 August 2016) is now available.

Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples

30 May 2016

The video of Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples final at HBLTS, Napier is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WBS Open Triples

21 May 2016

The video of WBS Open Triples final at Masterton is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Murrayfield Open Triples

16 May 2016

Lee-Ann Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr
Lee-Anne Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr
with the Murrayfield Open Triples trophy

Eighteen teams took part in the Murrayfield Open Triples at Otaki.

Four teams finished with 4 wins and it was the Wanganui East team of Lee-Ann Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr who took first place on points differential.

Final results

Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles

15 April 2016

The entry form for the Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles (3-4 September 2016) is now available.

This will be the twentieth time the Classic has been run. Previous winners