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Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples

16 December 2018

The entry form for the Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples (11-12 May 2019) at HBLTS, Napier is now available.

Sinclair Memorial Swiss Triples

27 November 2018

The Sinclair Memorial Swiss Triples has been postponed to 6 April 2019.

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

26 November 2018

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles (24 February 2019) is now available.

Kapiti Open Doubles

25 November 2018

The entry form for the Kapiti Open Doubles (19-20 January 2019) is now available.

New Zealand International Open Triples

25 November 2018

The entry form for the New Zealand International Open Triples (2-3 February 2019) at Herne Bay, Auckland is now available.

Caulfield International Open Doubles

25 November 2018

The entry form for the Caulfield International Open Doubles (9-10 February 2019) in Melbourne, Australia is now available.

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

24 November 2018

The video of the 2018 WPA Regional Doubles Championship final at Horowhenua between Moises Burgos/Lee Taffard and Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks is now on YouTube.

Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples

24 November 2018

Twenty-five teams took part in the Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples, formerly the Wanganui East Open Triples.

Two teams were undefeated after the five qualifying rounds on Saturday (Beryl Cowan/Dene Eryl Futcher/Sheryl Parslow and Sharon Cannon/Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks).

On Sunday morning, the top 16 teams from Saturday were placed into 4 pools of four and the upsets started early. Sharon, Myles and Michael (2) lost their unbeaten record in the first game to Annick, Christine and Claire (8).

Debby, Dave and Tony (12) tipped out Steve, Ann and Shirley (3), while John, Mary and Patricia (7) suffered a similar fate to Trish, Vaughan and Michelle (10).

Andre Noel, Joanne & David Lippard

The Trophy final saw Debby Butler, Dave Gatchell and Tony Simpson against former multiple champions (although not together) David Lippard, Joanne Lippard and Andre Noel.

David, Joanne and Andre took the early lead, only for Debby, Dave and Tony to equalise after Andre suffered a bad cramp in his throwing hand.

The cramp overcome, David, Joanne and Andre went on to win the match 13-3.

The Trophy Consolation was won by Steve Frampton, Ann Hogg and Shirley MacDonald. The Plate by Tony Gatford, Lynne Shepherd and Peter Taaffe. Kerry Gillam, Bill Ray and Louise Rose won the Bowl.

Final Results

The video of the 2018 Pete Hamilton Memorial Triples final is on YouTube.

Dene, Beryl, Sheryl, Roly & Jack

Pete’s best mate Roly (Warren Rohloff) commissioned Jack Michalski to create a suitable Trophy in honour of The Pieman.

After much debate, a wooden pie, carved out of Totara, was fashioned into The Pieman Trophy, which will be awarded to the top placed Wanganui East club team in the tournament.

The inaugural winners were Beryl Cowan, Dene Futcher and Sheryl Parslow, who made the quarter-finals in the Trophy section.

Tournament report in the Whanganui Chronicle.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

22 November 2018

Masterton’s first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home to Wanganui East.

The home team started strongly winning the three first round games. In the second round Masterton took an unbeatable lead as Wanganui East could only win the Singles game

Wanganui East won the Doubles game in the third round as Masterton wrapped up the match 7 games to 2.

The draw for the next round of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy will be made at the WPA Meeting on 8 December.

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Otaki New Year Mêlée

16 November 2018

The entry form for the Otaki New Year Mêlée (5 January 2019) is now available. Note that Super Seniors is Over 70.

Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée

7 November 2018

The entry form for the Horowhenua Over 80 Mêlée (23 January 2019) is now available.

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

5 October2018

The entry form for the Khandallah Mixed Doubles (12 January 2019) is now available.