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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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Khandallah Mixed Doubles

29 November 2015

The entry form for the Khandallah Mixed Doubles (16 January 2016) is now available.

Wellington Open Triples

25 November 2015

The entry form for the Wellington Open Triples (12 December 2015) at Manawatu is now available.

Wanganui East Open Triples

22 November 2015

Twenty teams took part in the Wanganui East Open Triples. The bye was avoided when a visiting couple from France heard about the tournament and entered on Friday evening.

Three teams were undefeated after the first day's play at Wanganui: Maurice Belz/Lee Taffard/Ruby Vakauta, Emile Ferrand/Paul Tamagushiku/Georgio Vakauta and Christian Fouquet/Nick Jegousse/Michael Rocks.

After the second round, only Maurice Belz/Lee Taffard/Ruby Vakauta remained undefeated. However, their run was halted in the semi-final when they lost a long match against Emile Ferrand/Paul Tamagushiku/Georgio Vakauta.

In the Trophy final, Christian Fouquet, Nick Jegousse and Michael Rocks beat Emile Ferrand, Paul Tamagushiku and Georgio Vakauta 13-8.

The Plate final was won by Sharon Cannon, Pete Hamilton and Claire Wilson 13-2 against Alan Cameron, Christine Daykin and David Smart.

The Bowl competition was won by Dene Futcher, Sheryl Parslow and Marie Toyne ahead of Annick Le Guen, Christine Strichen and Dirk Winnie.

Full results

WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship

20 November 2015

Twenty teams took part in the Regional Senior Doubles Championship at Kapiti. In the Trophy final, Lew Gill and Shirley Selwyn beat Graeme Morris and Brian Smith 13-3.

The Plate was won by Dave Gatchell and Val Young, 13-4 winners over Ian and Jean Baine.

Ian Calder and Eddie Campbell beat clubmates Jo Maxwell and Lynne Shepherd to win the Bowl.

Final results

Kapiti Open Doubles

20 November 2015

The entry form for the Kapiti Open Doubles (23-24 January 2016) is now available.

Otaki New Year Mêlée

13 November 2015

The entry form for the Otaki New Year Mêlée (2 January 2016) is now available.

PNZ National Doubles Championship

17 November 2015

Last year's runners-up, Junior Purcell and Georgio Vakauta again made the final of the National Doubles. This year they were successful against Leilani Mailei and Seti Mailei.

Partial results

Rex Hayes Memorial Mixed Doubles

11 November 2015

The inaugural Rex Hayes Memoral Mixed Doubles was held at the Kapiti Pétanque club on Sunday, 1 November. Fourteen teams took part and Grant Bray and Annick Le Guen from the Kapiti club were placed first.

The Kapiti Independent News had a write-up about the tournament.

Kapiti Pétanque Anniversary Dinner

2 November 2015

Kapiti Pétanque will be celebrating their twentieth anniversary with a dinner on Saturday, 13 August 2016 following a melee that day.

Members of other clubs are welcome to attend the dinner but should register their interest by 30 November (without commitment) to enable the club to secure a suitable venue.

Contact Graham Hooper, 40 College Drive, Paraparaumu. Phone (04) 905-0131, or email cghooper@clear.net.nz

Women's World Championship

1 November 2015

The New Zealand team for the Women's World Championship left this morning for Bangkok, via Sydney. As they waited for departure they did manage to watch the first half of the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia.

It is hoped that some updates from the team will appear on the website. If updates prove difficult then the PNZ Facebook page and the Wellington Pétanque Twitter page should have something.

WPA Regional Singles Championships

26 October 2015

The video of Regional Singles final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Regional Doubles Championships

25 October 2015

The video of Regional Doubles final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Champion of Champions Doubles

25 October 2015

Barabara Johnston and Graeme Morris (Masterton) won the Champion of Champions Doubles on tie-break from defending title-holders Annick Le Guen and Brett Maguire (Kapiti) after both teams won 6 of their 7 games. Final positions

WPA Regional Seedings

20 October 2015

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the Regional Doubles. Nick Jegousse has taken over top spot following his win in the Doubles.

Regional Seedings | Explanation of the Seeding system

WPA Regional Doubles Championships

18 October 2015

Twenty-eight teams took part in the Regional Doubles at Kapiti. Grant Bray and Nick Jegousse were the only team to go through undefeated on the first day. (Qualifying)

Sunday morning was a bit wet and several teams struggled in the conditions. However, the weather improved in the afternoon and the pistes dried out.

Nick & Grant

Grant and Nick continued on their winning way. In the Trophy final they faced Shirley MacDonald and Margaret Mordecai for the second time that day, having been in the same pool in the morning.

Progress score (Grant/Nick v Shirley/Margaret): 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1, 8-1, 10-1, 11-1, 11-4, 13-4.

Final Results | Honours Board

WPA Regional Shooting Championships

18 October 2015

Michael Rocks won the Shooting Championship title beating Pete Hamilton 19-10 in a low scoring final partly due to the poor weather. (Final Results)

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy match

11 October 2015

Hataitai successfully retained the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy when they defeated Silverstream by 6-3. Result

The draw for the next round will be made at the next WPA Committee meeting.

PNZ Website

9 October 2015

The redesign of the PNZ website is finally live. Hopefully, this will make it easier to find things.

PNZ National Singles Championship

4 October 2015

Fifty-six players took part in the 2015 National Singles Championship at Horowhenua. This is the largest entry for several years.

Georgio Vakauta

In the Trophy final, Georgio Vakauta (Vikings) beat Nicolas Jegousse (Upper Hutt) 13-8 to claim his eighth Singles Championship.

Partial results.