WPA Committee Meeting Minues

Held on Saturday, 11 July 2015 at the Otaki Pétanque Club


Kevin McFadgen

Club Delegates

Other Attendees

Barry Cody (Kapiti), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Elizabeth Rocks (Khandallah).


Val Clark (Otaki), Noeline Corley (Manawatu), Jo Maxwell (Kapiti), Graeme Morris (Masterton)


Given by Kevin McFadgen.

Previous Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 9 April 2015 were taken as read. Acceptance proposed by Kevin, seconded Claire. Carried

Matters Arising



None sent or received.

Treasurer's Report

Michael spoke to the Financial Statement. Acceptance moved by Kevin. Seconded by Doc. Carried

Appointment to Subcommittees


There was a general discussion about tournament organisation. The expectation is that the committee will ensure that events are held. The members are not responsible for running every event.

Claire Bradburn, Graeme Morris and Claire Wilson were happy to stand again. Moved Kevin, seconded Doc. Carried.


Composition and purpose of the Subcommittee is to be reviewed after the Umpire training.

Other subcommittees

Perhaps a Coaching committee should be set up after the Coaching training.

Claire suggested a Promotion/Publicity subcommittee. To be added to the agenda for the next meeting.

General Business

Future Meeting dates

Kevin to prepare a list of potential dates. The clubs present agreed to hold future meetings on Saturday mornings rather than Thursday evenings.

Confirmation of the calendar for the remainder of the year

The tournament subcommittee was asked to check with clubs regarding their availability to hold events. Due to the expected number of entries, Regional Championships are limited to those clubs with larger terrains. However, the smaller clubs can host Champion of Champion events.

The WPA Open Triples should also be moved about the region in future. There is no need to tie the event to the Haines Cup match.

Change to the tournament entry conditions

In order to encourage participation in both regional and national events, it was agreed that the winners of the Regional Singles, Regional Doubles, Regional Senior Doubles, Regional Triples and the Women’s Triples will have their entry paid for by the WPA in the following national championship.

Note that the winning team must enter as a team in the national championship, it is for the immediately following national championship and no cash equivalent will be offered.

For the winning team in the WPA Open Triples, the WPA will pay their entry fee to the following NZ International Open Triples. The stipulation is that the winning team must play as a team in the NZ Open Triples.

For the winning club in the Regional Inter-club competition, the WPA will pay the club’s entry fee in the following National Club Championship.

In the event that the winning club enters two teams in the National Club Championships, only one team entry will be paid by the WPA. In the event that winning team enters a composite team in the National Club Championship then the entry fee will not be paid.

Meeting closed at 11:45 am.

Michael Rocks
Acting Secretary