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 (email@example.com).
Masterton Pétanque is the featured club for the month of January.
26 January 2015
Sixteen Triples and eight Women's Doubles teams from Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti took part in the 19th NZ International Open held at the Herne Bay Pétanque club over Auckland Anniversary weekend.
Both Trophy finals featured a New Zealand versus Tahiti match. New Zealand prevailled in the Women's Doubles with Tahiti claiming honours in the Open Triples.
20 January 2015
The entry form for the Otaki March Mêlée (14 March) is now available.
19 January 2015
Peter van Heusden is looking for two other players to make up a team for the Regional Triples at Park Avenue (14/15 February). Peter can be contacted on (04) 972 3438 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Taylor is looking for two other players to make up a team for the WBS Triples in Masterton (21/22 February). Alan can be contacted on (04) 904 0096.
18 January 2015
The top two teams from Saturday continued undefeated through the morning's second round. They were joined in the Trophy knockout by five of the remaining top eight qualifiers from Saturday. Graeme Morris and Trevor Neilson were the only lower ranked side to make it through, eventually falling in the semi-finals.
Annick Le Guen and Dirk Winnie's unbeaten run was finally broken in the quarter-finals, but Dave Gatchell and Lew Gill marched on to the final where they faced defending title-holders Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks.
Unfortunately, it proved to be a game too far as they went down 1-13 in 5 ends (0-2, 0-5, 0-10, 1-10, 1-13).
17 January 2015
Annick Le Guen and Dirk Winnie (5 wins, +50) and Dave Gatchell and Lew Gill (5 wins, +33) were the only two undefeated teams after the qualifying rounds of the Kapiti Open Doubles. (Qualifying ranking)
13 January 2015
The entry form for the WPA Regional Triples Championship at the Park Avenue Pétanque club (14/15 February) is now available.
This may be the last Regional Pétanque Championship held at the Park Avenue terrain as the Hutt City Council has plans to create a Regional Lawn Bowls Centre on the site.
11 January 2015
A very happy New Year to you all.
The first committee meeting of the Wellington Pétanque Association for 2015 will be held at Park Avenue on Saturday, 14 February at the completion of the day's play of the WPA Regional Triples (approx 3:30 pm).
Items for the agenda, with appropriate documentation, need to be submitted to the Secretary by Wednesday, 21 January 2015.
11 January 2015
The entry form for the National Women's Triples at the Stanley Bay Pétanque club in Auckland (7/8 February) is now available.
11 January 2015
Masterton hosted Wanganui East in their first Jacques Cochonnet Challenge defence of the year. Result
10 January 2015
Results from the Khandallah Mixed Doubles.
6 January 2015
The entry form for the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles (8 March) is now available.
1 January 2015
The WPA website was set up by Peter Ball in 1997-98. Due to space restrictions, the number of images on the site was severely limited. Photos were displayed for a few weeks and then taken down to allow new ones to be shown.
Nowadays the space restriction is pretty much meaningless, however the website is still very much text only.
Recently we obtained a number of photographs from Rex and Shirley Hayes' collection and these will be added to the site over the coming weeks.
Followers on Twitter will have seen some of these already under the #throwbackthursday hashtag.
Porirua Petanque club - inaugural Jacques Cochonnet Trophy winners, February 1999.
Photo credit: R&S Hayes.
7 January 2015
18 December 2014
Two Wellington region players have been named in the Senior team to take part in the Trans Tasman match at Avoca (Victoria, Australia) next March.
Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra), Kay George (St Kilda), Margaret Maher (Northcote), Shirley McDonald (Horowhenua), Ann Shields (Epsom). The Reserve is Chris Taylor (Christchurch) and the Coach is Jean Parley (Stanley Bay).
Clive Bartleet (Vikings), Charles Brock, Colin Bunce (Alexandra), John Hudson (Tauranga BOP), Trevor Neilson (Rotorua), Ray Pierce (Vikings). The Reserve is Graeme Morris (Masterton) and the Coach is Murray Porter (Bay View).
The Open players were announced last month.
17 December 2014
The entry form for the Wairarapa Building Society Open Triples (21/22 February) is now available.
17 December 2014
The December issue of Sport Wellington's Sport Connector newsletter is now available.
16 December 2014
14 December 2014
Fourteen teams took part in the 12th Wellington Open Triples held at the Manawatu Pétanque club.
The Trophy final featured the two unbeaten teams: Sharon Cannon, Murray Porter and Brian Smith against Myles Cowper, Annick Le Guen and Michael Rocks. Progress score: 1-0, 1-3, 1-5, 1-9, 1-12, 2-12, 2-13.
11 December 2014
Twenty-two teams took part in the National Senior Doubles Championship at Herne Bay last weekend. In the Trophy final, Ian Baker and Paul Bicklemann defeated Kevin Davis and Max Davis.
The Trophy Consolation final was by Charles Brock and John Greig from Ann Shields and Shirley Selwyn.
4 December 2014
At the 20 November WPA meeting a petition was received from several of the competitors who took part in the Regional Doubles Championship requesting a change to the Playing Conditions for timed games adopted at the July 2014 Meeting.
Club responses to the proposed change close on Friday, 12 December.
WPA members are invited to join the debate on the Discussion forum (under Tournaments).
3 December 2014
Graeme Morris is organising a coaching day. Interested players should complete the application form.