WPA Committee Meeting held on Thursday 19 May 2005 at the Silverstream Pétanque Club


Michael Rocks, Brian Smith, Maureen Wood, Barbara Nicholls, Tommy Werry, Diane Fletcher, Kath Alison, Kaye Alison, Beverley Mason, Shirley Wilde, Gary Brunton, Bob Wilde, Fran Beach, Alison Zuppicich, Graeme Morris, Barry Sarney


Margret Fleck. Accepted

Minutes of Previous Meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting were taken as read. All in favour.

Matters arising

There were no matters arising.




Moved that the Inwards correspondence be received and the Outwards correspondence be confirmed: All in favour.


The financial statements were presented by Brian Smith. Membership returns are stil coming in. Total numbers will be down on last year.

Events debrief

Upcoming events

Venues required for the:

Kapiti and Park Avenue are encouraged to restring their marked terrains at right-angles to the current direction prior to the Regional Championships.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy - the draw for Round 9 will be performed at the next meeting.

Team selection for The Clash, the match against Hawke's Bay and if it comes off, Auckland, will be based on performances in regional events including the Inter-club competition.

Additions to Calendar

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles - Sunday 13 November

PNZ Report

The PNZ Annual General Meeting was held in Wellington on Saturday 9 April. The minutes can be found on the PNZ blog site. Ron Thompson is the new Southern delegate replacing Mark Stewart. John Leadbeater is the new Northern delegate replacing Ian Baker.

The Executive officers were all confirmed in their positions. Note that there may be some changes next year.

Notes from the Council meeting

General Business

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge

Graeme Morris stated that Masterton had only been offered one date for the Challenge. This date conflicted with their club championship. Masterton were unhappy that they were deemed to have defaulted.

Michael replied on behalf of Khandallah that Masterton had in fact been offered two dates, a suggestion had also been made to look at swapping challenges with Windy Hills. April was a busy month with the National Triples, two rounds of the inter-club, the Khandallah Open Doubles and that dates were at a premium. Masterton were judged to have defaulted because they didn't even bother to reply to the challenge invitation.

Graeme asked the meeting if they would allow Masterton to challenge at the end of round. This request was not taken seriously.

Brian suggested that one way to avoid problems would be to set a date for the challenge each month (e.g., second Saturday). After some discussion it was agreed to put this on the Agenda for the next meeting.

It was also agreed to put Park Avenue's suggestion of all Club Championships being played on the same day to the next meeting.

Terrain at Waitangi Park (Chaffers Park)

The Council's new plan is for a pétanque garden at the park. They had contacted Brian for some photos.

Funding for Oceania

Graeme Morris thanked the Association for its financial contribution for the Oceania Championships.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8:55 p.m.

Michael Rocks
Acting Secretary