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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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Technical Director of Umpiring

25 July 2014

National Umpire Trevor Neilson, from the Rotorua Pétanque club, has been appointed by the PNZ Board to the position of Technical Director of Umpiring. (Announcement of Appointment)

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy challenge draw

25 July 2014

The draw for Round 20 was conducted after the WPA Committee meeting. Otaki's next defence will be against Park Avenue. More »

World Singles Championship

22 July 2014

The Women's World Singles Championship and the Men's World Singles Championship will be held in Nice, France, from 23-25 January 2015.

WPA Annual General Meeting

22 July 2014

Draft Minutes from the Annual General Meeting held on 14 June.

PNZ Survey

20 July 2014

PNZ President Stefany Frost has invited members to complete a short survey (32kB) about Coaching, Selection and the Representative process.

We recently advertised for a Technical Director of Coaching and got no response from anyone interested in taking up the role, similarly with selectors, we got just three replies, so we need to approach people directly. I also want to fine tune the selection process to make sure it is a fair, transparent and sustainable process. I know many of you have provided feedback previously and I will be looking at that as well, but I would ask that you please take just a few minutes to answer the 9 questions I have put together. The information you provide will be confidential between yourself and myself, I will collate the results in an anonymous way so please feel free to speak freely and know that it will not come back to bite you. In order to get it right we need your input!

Either email me on stefany@clear.net.nz or post replies to 6 Ings Ave, St. Clair, Dunedin 9012. If you would rather talk in person please call me on 021 717 080 or skype me on stefany.frost.

Thank you in anticipation.

Stefany Frost
Pétanque New Zealand

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples

20 July 2014

Twenty-four teams took part in the Horowhenua Midwinter Triples. After a cool start, the sun came out and everyone enjoyed the sunshine.

Sheryl Parslow, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson were the only undefeated team with five wins. Second place was claimed by Dave Gatchell, Lew Gill and Pete Hamilton on points from Myles Cowper, Nick Jegousse and Michael Rocks.

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples results

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples Horowhenua Midwinter Triples #2

Kapiti 3-Boules Triples Charity Mêlée

18 July 2014

The entry form for the Kapiti 3-Boules Triples Charity Mêlée on 14 September in support of Wellington Free Ambulance is now available.

PNZ Strategic Plan

18 July 2014

Please find attached Petanque New Zealand's Strategic Plan (245kB) for 2014-17, for you to bring to the attention of your members.

The Plan is not just a Board document; PNZ hopes that all members will share our vision, and find something in the Plan that relates to them, an area where they can help PNZ work towards that vision.

Comments on the Plan are welcome; please email secretary@petanquenz.com, or President Stefany Frost stefany@clear.net.nz

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque NZ

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge match

14 July 2014

Horowhenua challenged Otaki for the Jacques Cochonnet trophy and took the lead after the first round. Otaki fought back to even the points after the second round. In the final round Otaki came out in front to win the match 5 games to 4.

The draw for Round 20 will be made at the next WPA Committee meeting on 24 July.

Match result | Tournament history

WPA Committee Meeting

11 July 2014

The Agenda for the WPA Committee meeting on Thursday, 24 July. The meeting will be held at the Silverstream Pétanque club on Thursday, 24 July.

12 July 2014

An additional eleven motions have been submitted by Graeme Morris.

Mondial la Marseillaise à Pétanque

6 July 2014

Some 4,112 Triples team (12,336 players) from 17 countries are taking part in the fifty-third edition of the Mondial la Marseillaise à Pétanque which started today in Marseille.

The French TV channel France 3 will be showing some games live. You can follow the tournament at lamarseillaise.fr. The twitter hashtag is #mondialapetanque.

11 July 2014

The Mondial la Marseillaise à Pétanque final can be viewed online.

World Championship

6 July 2014

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The 2014 World Championship will be held in Tahiti from 23 to 26 October. The tournament has both a website and a Facebook page.

New Caledonia, Tahiti, and Australia were the three Oceania Federation qualifiers at the 2013 Oceania Championships in Wallis and Futuna.

However, New Zealand and Vanuata have been invited to take part in the Championship due to the withdrawal of several African and Asian qualifiers.

The New Zealand team is Christian Fouquet (Herne Bay), Andre Noel (Vikings), and Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast). The Manager/FIPJP delegate is Stefany Frost (Dunedin City).

Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles

6 July 2014

The entry form for the Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles on 6/7 September is now available.

Youth Development discussion paper

1 July 2014

Pétanque NZ has released a Youth Development discussion paper. Responses are due by 11 August and should be sent to Claire Bradburn (P O Box 31127, Lower Hutt or claire4petanque@gmail.com).

Pétanque on BBC Sports

28 June 2014

Pétanque is added to the BBC Sport Get Inspired website.

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée

24 June 2014

Sixty-four players took part in the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée on Sunday. Five players won all five games with Shirley MacDonald from the Horowhenua club heading the standings from Ian Bailey, Don Thompson (both Manawatu) and Colleen Hooper and Jan Poland (both Kapiti).

The Shooting competition was won by David Smart (Manawatu) from Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti).

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée 2 Kapiti Memorial Mêlée 3

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée 1

Sport Connector newsletter

20 June 2014

The June issue of Sport Wellington's Sport Connector newsletter is now available.

Wellington Representative team

18 June 2014

The Wellington Development team to play against Auckland for the Chanticleer Cup (23/24 August) is:


Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Steve Frampton (Park Avenue), Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East).


Lew Gill (Horowhenua), Richard Lawson (Hataitai), Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua), Bob McCarthy (Otaki), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East).

Team practices will be: 10:00 am Sunday, 20 July 2014 at Otaki; and, 10:00 am Saturday, 9 August 2014 at Otaki.

Regional Representative Squad

18 June 2014

Brian Bradburn, Claire Bradburn, Dave Gatchell, Lew Gill, and Trish Smart have been added to the Regional Representative squad. Pete Hamilton has withdrawn.

The full list is: Brian Bradburn (Silverstream), Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Steve Frampton (Park Avenue), Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua), Lew Gill (Horowhenua), Sue Gurr (Wanganui East), Richard Lawson (Hataitai), Annick Le Guen (Kapiti), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua), Bob McCarthy (Otaki), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Graeme Morris (Masterton), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East), Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East), Trish Smart (Manawatu), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East), Claire Wilson (Masterton), Dirk Winnie (Hataitai).

WPA Regional Awards

14 June 2014

The Regional Award winners for 2013-14 were announced at the AGM. The full list of winners is:

Kapiti Winter Doubles

14 June 2014

Twenty-six teams took part in the Kapiti Winter Doubles on a perfect Winter's Day.

After the five rounds of play, Yvonne Futcher and Tony Simpson emerged unscathed to claim first place.

Kapiti Winter Doubles results

Kapiti Winter Doubles Kapiti Winter Doubles #2

Kapiti Winter Doubles #3 Kapiti Winter Doubles #4

Rex Hayes

4 June 2014

Rex Hayes

It is with sadness that we report the death earlier today of Rex Hayes of the Kapiti club. Rex was the inaugural winner, with the late Terry Lambert, of the National Senior Doubles Championship in 2006.

Rex took part in five Trans-Tasman matches against Australia (2006-10) and was a member of the Senior Goodwill tour to the United States in 2008.

In Wellington, Rex won the Regional Senior Doubles (2005) and Regional Singles (2010). He was a regular member of the Kapiti inter-club teams and took part in numerous Jacques Cochonnet matches. Rex was also club coach at Kapiti for many years.

In recent months, Rex took his band of Pétanque players to various public terrains around the region to play.

Rex's funeral will be held at the Kapiti Coast Funeral Home, 9-11 Hinemoa St, Paraparaumu on Monday, 9 June at 10:30 am.

Our deepest sympathies are offered to Shirley and family.