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Champion of Champion Singles

25 September 2016

Representatives from eight of the region’s eleven clubs took part in the Champion of Champions Singles tournament at Otaki on Saturday.

Going into the last round Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue) was leading with 6 wins from 6 games with Annick Le Guen (Kapiti) one win back on 5. As luck would have it, they faced each other in the last round.

Annick took the game 13-9 to win the title on tie-break from Enoka. Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt) claimed third place. This is Annick’s second title and the fifth won by Kapiti.

| Final results | Honours Board |

WPA Regional Seedings

25 September 2016

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

| Regional Seedings | Explanation of the Seeding system |

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

24 September 2016

Masterton's fourth defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge trophy was to be at home to Horowhenua. However, Horowhenua was unable to field a team and so have defaulted the match.

Masterton's next challenge will be away to Hataitai.

Previous history

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

23 September 2016

The entry form for the WPA Regional Doubles Championship (15-16 October) at Kapiti is now available.

WPA Regional Shooting Competition

23 September 2016

The entry form for the Regional Shooting Competition (14-16 October) at Kapiti is now available.

WPA Regional Singles Championship

20 September 2016

The video of the 2016 WPA Regional Singles Championship final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Regional Singles Championship

19 September 2016

Thirty-seven players took part in the Regional Singles Championship at Horowhenua, an increase of one on last year.

This year two players, Christine Strichen and Graeme Morris, went through undefeated after the five rounds of qualifying held on Saturday.

However, both slipped up on Sunday morning to drop down into the Plate.

In the Championship, Shirley MacDonald faced Claire Wilson in the first all-female final.

After an even opening few ends, Shirley surged ahead to claim her first Regional Singles title to go with her two Senior Doubles titles.

Final results

Kapiti Open Doubles

16 September 2016

The entry form for the Kapiti Open Doubles (21-22 January 2017) is now available.

Guy Fawkes Doubles

14 September 2016

The entry form for the Horowhenua Guy Fawkes Doubles (30 October 2016) is now available.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

13 September 2016

Masterton's third defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge trophy was away to Upper Hutt. Down 2-4 after two rounds of games, Upper Hutt needed to win all three Round 3 games. However, they could only manager two, so Masterton retained the Trophy by 5 games to 4.

Masterton's next match will be at home to Horowhenua.

| Result | Previous history |

WPA Inter-club competition

13 September 2016

Results from the second day of the Inter-club competition.

Masterton Mid-Winter Tournament (MMW)

12 September 2016

It is with sadness that Masterton Pétanque announce the end of the Masterton Mid-Winter tournament.

Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles

9 September 2016

The video of the 2016 Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles

4 September 2016

Brian Smith and Murray Porter.

Murray Porter and Brian Smith turned up on Sunday expecting to be in the Bowl after only recording two wins in qualifying. However, they found out they had snuck into the top 16 on tie-break.

From then, there was no stopping them as they battled through to the Trophy final. On the other side of the draw, Annick Le Guen and Claire Wilson made their second successive final.

Unfortunately, for Annick and Claire they were unable to improve on last year’s result as Murray and Brian claimed the win.

Final results

Horowhenua Over Eighties Mêlée

31 August 2016

The entry form for the Horowhenua Over Eighties Mêlée (16 November 2016) is now available.

NZ Masters Games

29 August 2016

The 28th NZ Masters Games will be held in Whanganui from 3-12 February 2017. There are two Pétanque events on offer. A social competition (4-5 February) and a competitive competition the following weekend (11-12 February).

Registrations are now open. More details can be found on the NZ Masters Games website.

Chanticleer Cup match

28 August 2016

The Auckland Development team regained the Canticleer Cup with a 72-36 victory over Wellington at the Herne Bay Pétanque club.

More details to follow.

27 August 2016

After the first day’s play, the Auckland Development team leads their Wellington counterparts by 39 points to 21. There are still plenty of points on offer on Sunday.

Representation Process

27 August 2016

The national Representation process for both Open and Senior players is now open. Application forms are on the PNZ Website. Applications close for 2017 tournaments on 30 September 2016.

The three main events are the Trans-Tasman match which will be held in Adelaide (18-19 March); the Oceania Championship which will be held in Christchurch (22-25 November) and the Women's World Championship (to be confirmed).

Wanganui East Mêlée

19 August 2016

Christine Strichen presenting
Sharon Cannon with her prize.

Forty-four players took part in the Wanganui East Mêlée last weekend. The format was five rounds of 45 minute games.

There were three players on 5 wins. Sharon Cannon (Wanganui East) was first on tie-break from Shirley MacDonald (Otaki) and Wayne Goodman (Wanganui East). Prizes were awarded down to twentieth place.

The Wanganui East club wish to thank the Manawatu and Otaki players for their support.

Kapiti Anniversary

16 August 2016

Some of the attendees at the dinner.

One hundred and thirteen members, former members, supporters and guests attended the Kapiti Pétanque club’s 20th Anniversary dinner on Saturday at the Paraparaumu Beach Bowling Club.

It was a great night and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with old friends.

Photo Board.
Beverley Mason cutting the anniversary cake.

Thirty-two players took part in the Anniversary Mêlée. First place was taken by Annick Le Guen from Lynne Shepherd and Eddie Campbell.

Trans Tasman

11 August 2016

Another video from the 2016 Trans Tasman match played in Alexandra.

It is from Round 2, a Women's Triples game featuring Kapiti's Annick Le Guen.

Wanganui East Open Triples

9 August 2016

The video of the 2014 Wanganui East Open Triples final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel. A small portion of the game was lost due to the camera battery running out.

Trans Tasman

8 August 2016

Video from the 2016 Trans Tasman match played in Alexandra.

The game is from Round 7, Mixed Triples.

Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée

23 June 2016

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