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Regional Doubles Championship and Shooting Competition

8 September 2019

The entry forms for the Regional Doubles Championship (12-13 October 2019) and the Regional Shooting Competition (11-13 October 2019) at Kapiti are now available.

WPA Regional Singles - Entries

8 September 2019

  1. David Corley (Manawatu)
  2. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  3. Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti)
  4. John Galbraith (Masterton)
  5. Patricia Galbraith (Masterton)
  6. Steve Frampton (Kapiti)
  7. Barbara Nicholls (Horowhenua)
  8. Ken Heywood (Wanganui East)
  9. Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  10. Trish Biddle-Amoroa (Wanganui East)
  11. Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)
  12. Linda Millard (Upper Hutt)
  13. Rachel Clarke (Silverstream)
  14. Carleen Fitzgerald (Horowhenua)
  15. Ngaire Eriksen (Horowhenua)
  16. Derek Cooper (Manawatu)
  17. Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  18. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  19. Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  20. Kathy Gatford (Kapiti)
  21. Susan Gibson (Manawatu)
  22. Devendra Dabeedoal (Manawatu)
  23. Susan Robertson (Horowhenua)
  24. Enoka Smiler (Naenae)
  25. Monica Smiler (Naenae)
  26. Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  27. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)
  28. Marc Khull (Manawatu)
  29. Debby Butler (Kapiti)
  30. Rafick Koleejan (Kapiti)
  31. Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt)
  32. Shelton Bray (Kapiti)
  33. Grant Bray (Kapiti)
  34. Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  35. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)
  36. Vaughan Husband (Manawatu)
  37. Dave Gwerder (Upper Hutt)
  38. Alan Taylor (Kapiti)

WPA Regional Pointing Competition - Entries

8 September 2019

  1. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  2. David Corley(Manawatu)
  3. Rachel Clarke (Silverstream)
  4. Ngaire Eriksen (Horowhenua)
  5. Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)
  6. Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  7. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)
  8. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  9. Debby Butler (Kapiti)
  10. Shelton Bray (Kapiti)
  11. Grant Bray (Kapiti)
  12. Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  13. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)
  14. Vaughan Husband (Manawatu)

WPA Regional Seedings

26 August 2019

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the 2019 Regional Triples and Mixed Doubles.

Regional Seedings

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

17 August 2019

Naenae first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Kapiti.

The home team had a solid start winning the three first round games. Everything was decided in the second round when the home team won another two games to claim the trophy. Kapiti also won all the games of the last round for a final score of 8-1.

Kapiti first defence is away at Wanganui.

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Regional Singles Championship and Pointing Competition

16 August 2019

The entry forms for the Regional Singles Championship (14-15 September 2019) and the Regional Pointing Competition (13-15 September 2019) at Horowhenua are now available.

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée

11 August 2019

The entry form for the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée (8 September 2019) is now available.

Rex Hayes Memorial Mixed Doubles

11 August 2019

The entry form for the Rex Hayes Memorial Mixed Doubles at Kapiti (22 September 2019) is now available.

Chanticleer Teams

11 August 2019

Auckland

Open: Janet Hackett (Herne Bay), Virginia Kirk-Smith (Herne Bay), Ian Roberts (Herne Bay), Leslie Haines (Herne Bay), Clive Bartleet (Hibiscus Coast) and Roger Brown (Hibiscus Coast)
Senior: Ann Shields (Epsom), Angela Maxted (Hibiscus Coast), Ros Morton (Herne Bay), Bill Peachy (Hibiscus Coast), Robyn Chalmers (Herne Bay) and Lidya Davis (Epsom)
Coach: Grant Hackett (Herne Bay)
Team Manager: Ella Harris (Northcote)

Wellington

Open: Vaughan Husband (Manawatu), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Graeme Millard (Upper Hutt), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East), Alan Taylor (Kapiti) and Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)
Senior: Tony Gatford (Kapiti), Dave Gatchel (Horowhenua), Ann Hogg (Horowhenua), Shirley Madgewick (Wanganui East), Linda Millard (Upper Hutt) and Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
Coaches: Graeme Morris (Masterton) and Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)

Liz Rocks

3 July 2019

It is with sadness that the Khandallah Club advise that Liz Rocks passed away on Sunday, 30 June. Liz and husband Michael joined the club in May 1999 after moving to Wellington from Christchurch.

In 2002 Liz, and team mates Barbara Johnston and Claire Wilson, qualified to represent NZ at the Oceania Championship in Noumea, New Caledonia. In 2003, Liz, Sharon Cannon and Roy Zeier were runners-up in the National Triples at Mt. Albert.

Subsequently, Liz became a National Selector, managing the New Zealand team that won the Trans Tasman at Horowhenua (Levin) in 2006. Later that year she managed both the Men's and Women's teams to the World Championship in Grenoble, France. This was the first time that a New Zealand Women's team had taken part in the World Championship.

Liz also managed the 2007 Trans Tasman team in Melbourne, Australia.

In accordance with Liz’s wishes a private cremation has been held. There will be a celebration of Liz’s life on Tuesday, 9 July. Please contact Michael for details.

Donations in lieu of flowers for the Wellington Free Ambulance in memory of Liz would be appreciated and may be sent to PO Box 601, Wellington 6140 or online at www.wfa.org.nz

Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles

3 July 2019

The entry form for the Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles (31 August - 1 September 2019) is now available.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

23 June 2019

The Naenae team

Upper Hutt’s first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Naenae.

The home team had a good start winning two of the three first round games. In the second round the home team won another two games to put the score 4-2, leaving Upper Hutt no choice but to win all three games in the last round.
In the final round, Upper Hutt started well winning the first game but lost the other two games and Naenae took the trophy 6-3.

Naenae first defence is away at Hataitai.

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Murrayfield Open Triples

26 May 2019

2019 Murrayfield participants

Thirty teams took part in the Murrayfield Open Triples and enjoyed the great weather at Otaki. The format of the tournament was the usual 5 round random draw (timed games - 60 minutes each).

After the 5 rounds only two teams were undefeated. They were Linda Gazzard/Barbara Nichols/Alan Taylor and Moises Burgos/Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks. So it came down to points differential to decide the winner.
Linda, Barbara and Alan ended up with a better differential (+48) than Moises, Myles and Michael (+46). So they became the winners of the 2019 Murrayfield Open Triples. Dave Gatchell, Vaughan Husband and Graeme Morris won four games (+43) and claimed the third place.

Final results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

25 May 2019

Len, Dave, Linda, Moises, Paul & Doc

Masterton’s fifth defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Upper Hutt.

The home team had a good start winning two of the three first round games. In the second round Upper Hutt won two more games to take a 4-2 lead, leaving Masterton no choice but to win all three games in the last round.
Masterton came back strongly winning the first two games to even the score 4-4, so it all came down to the last game. The result was decided on the final ball and the narrowest of margins, 13-12 to Upper Hutt.

Upper Hutt first defence is away at Naenae.

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Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples

22 May 2019

Moises, Myles & Michael

Eighteen teams took part in the 15th annual Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples at the Hawke’s Bay Lawn Tennis and Squash (HBLTS) club in Napier. The weather was quite good and people had an enjoyable weekend of pétanque.

The Trophy final featured Sharon Cannon, Dez Grant and Sarah-Jane Wright (for fourth year in a row) against Moises Burgos, Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks. The Wellington team took a healthy lead right from the beginning but the local team fought back and closed the gap down to 11-9. Moises, Myles and Michael picked up another two points to win the final 13-9.

In the Trophy consolation final Trish Biddle-Amoroa, David Nicholls and Lee Taffard beat Vaughan Husband, Flo Madgewick and Richard Turfrey.

In the Plate final Colin Gooch, Michael Gooch and Peter Gooch beat John O’Halloran, Carole Rowsell and Mark Thompson.

In the Plate consolation final Neville Frost, Stefany Frost and Trevor Neilson beat John Church, Mary Church and Patricia Galbraith.

Final results

Masterton Bastille Day

17 May 2019

The entry form for the Masterton Bastille Day (14 July 2019) at Masterton is now available.

Otaki Easter Mêlée

25 April 2019

Otaki had a very successful Mêlée at Easter. Thirty-six players took part in a Mêlée that was played in a different format where everybody got to play singles, doubles and triples.
The eventual winners were:
1st equal Dave Gatchell and Davendra Dabeedoal
3rd Dave Gwerder
4th Ann Hogg

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

17 April 2019

Masterton’s forth defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home to Manawatu (third defence was against Silverstream, but Silverstream defaulted at the last minute due to lack of players).

The home team had a good start winning two of the three first round games. In the second round Manawatu won two games, so everything came down to the third round.
In the last round Masterton managed to win two games and finally beat Manawatu 5 games to 4.

Masterton next stop is at Upper Hutt.

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Sue Gurr

16 April 2019

Wanganui East club sadly advise the passing of Sue Gurr. Sue was a long standing member of the Wanganui East Petanque adjunct. She did a lot of work for the club and in particular ran the NZ Masters Games Petanque for many years. She represented Wellington Petanque in 2012 and 2013.

WPA Women’s Singles Championship

16 April 2019

Thirty players took part in the WPA Women’s Singles Championship played at the Manawatu Pétanque Club.

The Trophy final featured Claire Bradburn against Christine Strichen. In a close final Claire beat Christine 13-10.
The Plate final was won by Noeline Corley who beat Annick Le Guen 13-12.
The Bowl final was won by Lee-Ann Bartrum who beat Carleen Fitzgerald.
The Bowl Consolation final was won by Christine Daykin who beat Jan Haumaha.

Final results

Sinclair Memorial Swiss Doubles

13 April 2019

Moises & Dave

Twenty teams took part in the Sinclair Memorial Swiss Doubles tournament at the Manawatu Pétanque Club.

Dave Gwerder and Moises Burgos were undefeated in winning the 2019 Sinclair Memorial Doubles. Three teams ended up with 4 wins. Noeline Corley and Yvonne Futcher were the runners-up on tie-break from Christine Daykin and Marc Khull (3rd place) and Derek Cooper and Paul Husband (4th place).

Final results

WPA Women’s Triples Championship

3 April 2019

Ten teams took part in the WPA Women’s Triples Championship played at the Wanganui Pétanque Club.

The Trophy final featured Shirley MacDonald/Ann Hogg/Trish Biddle-Amoroa against Annick Le Guen/Yvonne Futcher/Monica Smiler. Shirley, Ann and Trish came back to win the Trophy final 13-11. They were also undefeated throughout the tournament.
The Plate final was won by Christine Daykin/Trish Smart/Pauline Foxall who beat Kerry Gillam/Julie Satherley/Athena Christodoulaki 13-9.
The Bowl final was won by Anne Peck/Mary Joblin/Sheryl Parslow who beat Noeline Corley/Judith Smith/Shona Callear 13-9.

Final results

WPA Women’s Doubles Championship

3 April 2019

Twenty teams took part in the WPA Women’s Doubles Championship played at the Wanganui Pétanque Club.

The Trophy final featured Carleen Fitzgerald/Barbara Nicholls against last year winners Annick Le Guen/Yvonne Futcher. Carleen and Barbara won the Trophy final 13-7 and were undefeated throughout the tournament.
The Plate final was won by Trish Biddle-Amoroa/Michelle Maxwell who beat Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald 13-11.
The Bowl final was won by Christine Daykin/Susan Gibson who beat Beryl Cowan/Anne Peck 13-7.
The Bowl Consolation final was won by Ngaire Erikson/Lynne Shepherd who beat Mary Joblin/Lee-Anne Bartrum 13-5.
The Saucer final was won by Wendy Lawson/Carol Tong who beat Jan Haumaha/Judy Tyree 13-5.

Final results

WBS Open Triples

2 April 2019

The video of the 2019 WBS Open Triples final at Masterton between Sharon Cannon/Murray Porter/Brian Smith and Moises Burgos/Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks is now on YouTube.

WPA Regional Mixed Doubles Championship

31 March 2019

The first edition of the WPA Mixed Doubles saw a full house with thirty two teams taking part at the Manawatu Pétanque Club.
It was a pretty intense day of pétanque where the finalist teams of each section played seven games.

The Trophy final was won by Michelle Maxwell and Lee Taffard over Sheryl Parslow and Paul Anderson. This was Michelle's first Regional Championship and Lee's third consecutive Regional Championship.
In the Plate final Claire Wilson and Brett Maguire came back to beat Sharon Cannon and Moises Burgos.
The Bowl final was won by Barbara Nicholls and Alan Tylor who beat Margaret Pomana and Kevin Simpson.
The Bowl Consolation final was won by Noeline Corley and David Corley who beat Lynne Shepherd and Brian Frampton.

Final results

Kapiti Open Doubles

21 March 2019

The video of the 2019 Kapiti Open Doubles final between Sharon Cannon/Michelle Maxwell and Murray Porter/Brian Smith is now on YouTube.

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

19 March 2019

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles participants

The postponed Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles tournament was held on Sunday 17 March with a slightly reduced field owing to some people being unable to make the new date. However, there was still a good turnout with 16 teams competing.

The Cup was won by Mike Kennedy and Michael Rocks on tie-break from Colin Gooch and Colleen Horton (runners-up) and Simon Grant and Bruce Stephenson (3rd place).

Final results

WPA Regional Triples Championship

28 February 2019

Noeline, Moises, Grant and Lee

Eighteen teams took part in the Regional Triples Championship at Otaki, which was four more than the previous year.

The Trophy final featured Yvonne Futcher, Tony Simpson and Alan Taylor against Grant Bray, Moises Burgos and Lee Taffard. It was a close final (7-9) until Grant, Moises and Lee pick a four to win their first Regional Triples Championship.
Trophy Consolation was a battle between Paul Anderson/Trish Smart/Richard Turfrey and Steve Frampton/Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald. Paul, Trish and Richard won the battle.
The Plate was won by Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford/Lynne Shepherd. Second place was for Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen/Barbara Nicholls.
The Bowl final was won by Claire Bradburn/Debby Butler/Monica Smiler. Second place was for John Galbraith/Patricia Galbraith/Susan Robertson.

Video of the 2019 WPA Regional Triples Championship final

Final results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

25 February 2019

Masterton’s second defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home to Horowhenua.

The home team started strongly winning the three first round games. In the second round Horowhenua fought back and won two of the three games, but Masterton finished as strong as they started winning all three games to finally beat Horowhenua 7 games to 2.

Masterton next defence is at home to Silverstream.

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Champion of Champions Triples

19 February 2019

Congratulations to Kapiti for winning the Champion of Champions Triples at Manawatu. The Kapiti team (Grant Bray, Tony Gatford and Annick LeGuen) faced the Naenae team (Enoka Smiler, Monica Smiler and Lin Jackson) in the final. Kapiti beat Naenae 13-2 to take the trophy.

Third and Fourth place was a battle between teams of the Upper Hutt area (Upper Hutt and Silverstream). Upper Hutt beat Silverstream 13-3 to take the third place.

Otaki beat Wanganui East 9-8 to claim fifth place. Finally, Manawatu beat Horowhenua 13-4 for seventh place.

Final results

WPA Regional Seedings

2 February 2019

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the 2018 Regional Doubles.

Regional Seedings