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.
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25 July 2016
With the new season starting on 1 September, why not take the opportunity to brush up on your Singles skills before the Inter-club finals and the Regional and National Singles.
The entry form for the Khandallah Open Singles (10 September 2016) is now available.
24 July 2016
The entry form for the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée (25 September 2016) is now available.
17 July 2016
Manawatu's first ever Jacques Cochonnet defence was away to perennial Trophy holders Masterton.
Down 2-4 after two rounds Manawatu needed to win all three third round games to retain the Trophy. Masterton won the Triples and so claimed the Trophy for the nineth time.
4 July 2016
The agenda for next WPA Committee Meeting to be held at the Kapiti Pétanque clubrooms on Thursday, 14 July starting at 7:30 pm.
4 July 2016
The draft minutes from the Annual General Meeting held on 18 June.
2 July 2016
With their win last month against Silverstream, Kapiti equalled their longest winning run in the Jacques Cochonnet. Their opponents in their latest match were Manawatu, who in 10 previous matches had yet to win a challenge.
However, this time round things went better for Manawatu. In the first round they won all 3 games which meant they only had to win two of the remaining six games.
With Kapiti winning just the Doubles game in round 2, Manawatu won the two games they needed to win the Trophy for the first time.
4 July 2016
27 June 2016
The Wellington Development team to play Auckland for the Chanticleer Cup is:
Steve Frampton (Kapiti), Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East), Shirley MacDonald (Otaki), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Tony Simpson (Wanganui East), Alan Taylor (Kapiti).
The Reserves are: Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti), Trish Smart (Manawatu).
Brian Bradburn (Silverstream) , Tony Gatford (Kapiti), Ann Hogg (Otaki), Marc Khull (Manawatu), Barbara Nicholls (Otaki), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East).
Ann Hogg and Marc Khull will be making their Wellington debut.
23 June 2016
The entry form for the Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée (13 November 2016) is now available.
19 June 2016
Thirty teams took part in the Kapiti Midwinter Doubles played prior to the WPA AGM.
Three teams, Grant Bray/Annick Le Guen, Dave Gatchell/Pete Hamilton and Steve Frampton/Alan Taylor were undefeated over the five rounds. Grant and Annick took first place on points differential.
18 June 2016
The draw for Round 23 was conducted at the AGM. More »
18 June 2016
The Regional Award winners for 2015-16 were announced at the AGM. The full list of winners is:
11 June 2016
The video of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles final at Clareville is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.
6 June 2016
On Sunday, Murray Porter and Brian Smith continued on their winning way to reach the final of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles.
In contrast their opponents, Dez Grant and Sara-Jane Wright, had dropped four games on their way to final.
However, Dez and Sarah-Jane overcame both history and their opponents to win the Masterton Midwinter Doubles for the second consecutive year.
The Plate final was won by Annick Le Guen and Christine Strichen from Joan Miller and Claire Wilson.
The Bowl was won by Paul Anderson and Sue Gurr and the Bowl Consolation by Denise Bavidge and Geoff Greer.
4 June 2016
Twenty-six teams are taking part in the 17th Masterton Midwinter Doubles at the Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds, Clareville.
Murray Porter and Brian Smith were the only undefeated team after the first day's five rounds of qualifying.
1 June 2016
The entry form for the Wanganui East Mêlée (14 August 2016) is now available.
30 May 2016
The video of Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples final at HBLTS, Napier is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.
21 May 2016
The video of WBS Open Triples final at Masterton is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.
16 May 2016
Eighteen teams took part in the Murrayfield Open Triples at Otaki.
Four teams finished with 4 wins and it was the Wanganui East team of Lee-Ann Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr who took first place on points differential.
15 April 2016
The entry form for the Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles (3-4 September 2016) is now available.
This will be the twentieth time the Classic has been run. Previous winners