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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wanganui East Pétanque is the featured club for the month of June.
30 June 2015
The squad members are: Brian Bradburn (Silverstream), Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Eddie Campbell (Kapiti), Steve Frampton (Hataitai), Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East), Dave Gatchel (Horowhenua), Tony Gatford (Kapiti), Lew Gill (Horowhenua), Annick Le Guen (Kapiti), Shirley MacDonald (Otaki), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Barbara Nicholls (Hataitai), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East), Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East), Tony Simpson (Wanganui East), Trish Smart (Manawatu), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East), Alan Taylor (Kapiti), Claire Wilson (Masterton)
Twelve players (6 Senior and 6 Open) are required for the Wellington Development team to play against Auckland for the Chanticleer Trophy (22/23 August).
Anyone else interested in trying out for the team should contact the Regional Selector, Graeme Morris (email@example.com).
27 June 2015
Kapiti's first defensive test of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was successfully completed at Otaki. Result
Kapiti's next defence is away to Upper Hutt. Remaining draw
24 June 2015
Christine, Claire and Sharon are running a Mêlée on 16 August 2015 to raise funds towards their trip to the Women's World Championship in Thailand.
In addition they are also running a Bonus Lotto draw for the month of August.
27 June 2015
Last weekend's rained off Kapiti Memorial Melee has been rescheduled to Sunday, 27 September 2015.
23 June 2015
The draft Minutes of the WPA Annual General Meeting held on 13 June are now available.
22 June 2015
Video of the 2015 WBS Open Triples final played at Masterton has been added to Wellington Petanque YouTube channel.
18 June 2015
14 June 2015
Results from the Silverstream Doubles played prior to the WPA AGM on Saturday.
14 June 2015
Video of the PNZ National Doubles Championship final played at the Kapiti Pétanque club on 2 November 2014 has been added to Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.
13 June 2015
The Regional Award winners for 2014-15 were announced at the AGM. The full list of winners is:
SpiderAnderson (Wanganui East), Barbara Bateman & John Hall (Silverstream), Graham Hooper (Kapiti)
Two special Awards were also announced.
9 June 2015
PNZ have announced the NZ team to participate in the Women's World Championship (4-8 November 2015) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Congratulations to Sharon Cannon, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson. The coach is Michael Rocks.
9 June 2015
With the reduction in activity over the winter months, what is the dedicated Pétanque fan to do?
You can also simply type in Petanque Video and use your favourite Search engine.
For inspiration, you might like to consider Extreme Pétanque where there are no rules, just boules!
7 June 2015
Video of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles final played at Clareville last weekend has been added to Wellington Petanque YouTube channel.
6 June 2015
Masterton's hold on the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy has finally been broken by Kapiti.
After the first round Kapiti led 2 games to 1. Masterton fought back to level 3-3, before Kapiti cleaned up in the third round to finish 6-3 victors. Result
Kapiti's first defence is away to Otaki. Remaining draw
5 June 2015
The entry form for the Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles (5-6 September) is now available.
4 June 2015
The entry form for the Manawatu Bastille Day + Hip-Op Plus Day (15 July) is now available.
1 June 2015
Video of the PNZ National Triples Championship final played at the Christchurch Pétanque club on 1 March has been added to Wellington Petanque YouTube channel.
The final features three players from the Wellington region.
31 May 2015
Twenty-eigth teams took part in the sixteenth annual Masterton Midwinter Doubles tournament at the Clareville A & P Showgrounds.
After five rounds of qualifying games only two teams were undefeated, Dez Grant/Sarah-Jane Wright and Annick Le Guen/Christine Strichen. (Day one qualifiers)
On Sunday morning, the second round pool play saw both the overnight leaders lose their undefeated run.
Unlike last year, the time limit was kept for the quarter and semi-final stages of the knockout, with several games not going the full distance.
The time limit did mean that the finals started in daylight and finish under lights around 6:00 rather than the typical 8:00 pm.
In the Trophy final, Dez Grant and Sarah-Jane Wright (St George) beat Kevin and Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti) 13-3.
This is the second year in a row where the previous year's losing finalist wins the following year. Any takers on Kevin and Sheryl doing this next year?
The Plate final was won by Steve Frampton (Hataitai) and Alan Taylor (Kapiti) 13-12 against Alice Maguigan and Art Vernon (Christchurch).
The Bowl final was another close affair. Dene Futcher and Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East) won 13-12 against Neville and Stefany Frost (Dunedin City).
It wouldn't be a Midwinter without a visit from the local wildlife.
29 May 2015
It is with sadness that we report the death yesterday of Bob McCarthy from the Otaki club.
Bob was frequent competitor on the Wellington scene and also a qualified umpire.
Bob was a member of the NZ Senior team to play against Australia in the Trans Tasman match in 2013 (Teralba) and 2014 (Rotorua).
In 2011 Bob, with regular Doubles partner Margaret Mordecai, won the Wellington Doubles Championship. Bob represented Wellington nine times in inter-region matches: Chanticleer Cup (2013-14), Haines Cup (2011-12-13), Southern Open Tri-Star (2013) and Southern Senior Tri-Star (2011-12-13).
Bob was recognised as the Male Senior Player of the Year in both 2011-12 and 2013-14 at the Wellington Regional Awards.
Our deepest sympathies are offered to Jan and family.