WPA Committee Meeting held on Thursday 19 February 2009
at the Silverstream Pétanque Club at 7:30 pm


Claire Bradburn (Chair), Beverley Mason (Secretary)
Hataitai - Margret Fleck, Catherine Maher, Maureen Wood
Horowhenua - see apologies
Kapiti - Kath Alison, Kaye Alison, Gwen Hill, Peter Williams
Khandallah - Elizabeth Rocks, Michael Rocks
Manawatu - see apologies
Masterton - Graeme Morris, Ralph Priddle
Otaki - Gary Brunton, Bob Wilde
Park Avenue - Robin Mann
Silverstream - Owen Davie, Tim Lovell-Smith, Brian Smith
Upper Hutt - Elaine Hunt, Colleen Horton, Kathy Taylor
Wanganui East - see apologies
Windy Hills - Myles Cowper
PNZ LNI Representative - Fay Doyle


Dirk Winnie (Khandallah), Jan McHardy (Kapiti), Barrie Sinclair (Manawatu), Alison Priddle (Masterton), Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue), Bill Lidstone (Horowhenua), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East).

Apologies be accepted, moved Graeme Morris, seconded Tim Lovell-Smith. Carried.

Confirmation of Minutes

The minutes of the meeting on 13 November 2009 were taken as read and approved with the following amendments:

Moved Gwen Hill, seconded Tim Lovell-Smith. Carried.

Matters Arising from the Minutes

SPARC presentation 17 November 2008

This was reported on at the AGM, the end result being the inclusion of a Pétanque tournament in the College Sports' Wellington calendar. The tournament will be held on Wednesday 28 October, at Park Avenue.




There was considerable discussion about the Jacques Cochonnet with all Clubs reminded that they should know the rules and to contact WPA if there are any queries.


Moved Brian Smith, seconded Claire Bradburn that the Financial Report as at 19 February 2009 be accepted. Carried.

Tournament Sub-Committee Report

WPA Senior Doubles

After feedback from clubs this will remain in midweek.

WPA Women's Doubles/Triples

Dates and venue still to be decided.

Wellington v Canterbury Match

This was a quadrangular tournament on 29/30 November with two teams from Canterbury, a Southern team and a Wellington which resulted in Canterbury A first, Wellington 2nd, Canterbury B 3rd and Southern 4th. The return match will be in Wellington this year.

It is hoped to hold a Southern triangular Seniors tournament in Christchurch on 18/19 April.

Wellington Regional Coaching Co-ordinator's Report

WPA Coaching Proposal 2009. This was circulated to clubs prior to the meeting.

Graeme answered questions and asked Clubs to advise him if they would be willing to host a seminar. Dates will need to be organized at the same time.

Moved Graeme, seconded Peter that the proposal be accepted in principle, carried.

Claire expressed her disappointment that information sent out prior to meetings was not fully discussed by all the Clubs. Because of this representatives could not bring their Club's feedback to the next meeting. Some matters had to be held over which was not only time consuming but could delay their implementation.

Dirk, Graeme and Myles presented a proposal concerning Wellington Pétanque Representation. This is to be referred to clubs for discussion and inclusion on the agenda for the next WPA meeting.

Umpiring Sub-Committee

Comprehensive report from Gwen attached.

PNZ Report

Fay reminded clubs that nominations for positions on the PNZ board close on 28 February. Nomination forms on the website with details of what each member is expected to do and Fay urged clubs to make themselves familiar with these.

Brian reported that PNZ has run at a loss in 2008 and warned that fees will need to be increased in 2010 PNZ has now no sponsorship from Peugeot but still have a contribution each year from SPARC.

Club Reports

Wanganui East

Will be holding the North Island Chartered Clubs championships in April.


Several new members lately with present membership 117, consisting of 67 ladies and 50 men.

Upper Hutt

The club is participating again the City Council Lively Parks promotion.

General Business


At present there are no rules about what should be on the WPA website and Myles suggested that the Executive put together some guidelines. Clubs were also asked to think about what they wanted and expected from the website.

Pétanque Wellington - Where to from here?

A discussion paper presented by Michael Rocks. It was agreed that a brainstorming session be held at which clubs would share their ideas and that this could be held on a weekend in June.


College Sport Wellington - 28 October. Claire said a lot of work is needed and support from members essential if the tournament is to be a success.

Claire also suggested there is a need for a subcommittee to be set up to look at membership and promotion. Clubs were asked to look at their members to see what skills they could bring to such a committee.

Auckland-Wellington match

Auckland Pétanque Association is holding a meeting on 24 February and this include a suggested date for the next competition with Wellington.

The meeting ended at 10:25 pm

Beverley Mason