News Archive - November 2007

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Champion of Champion Singles

4 November 2007

Don Mekalick (Upper Hutt) with 4 wins (+21) won the Champion of Champions Singles title from Gary Brunton (Otaki) 4 wins (+15). Claire Bradburn (Silverstream) 3 wins (-11), Christophe Vesse (Hataitai) 2 wins (+6), Kaye Alison (Kapiti) 1 win (-13) and Tommy Werry (Park Avenue) 1 win (-18) completed the field.

PNZ National Doubles

11 November 2007

Fifty teams from through the country took part in the National Doubles at the Horowhenua club in Levin. Due to the numbers taking part and the availability of terrains, the first day's qualifying round of six games was cut back to five games. This saw a number of new faces appearing in the top 16 as several of the favoured teams failed to qualify.

David Lippard and Dirk Winnie improved on their third placing from last year to claim their first National Doubles Championship. In the final they beat Myles Cowper (Windy Hills) and Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue).

Dirk Winnie now has a set of National titles, having previously won the Singles (1999) and Triples (2004). This is David Lippard's first national title after several second placings in the last few years.


WPA Champion of Champion Doubles

17 November 2007

Played at Otaki Pétanque Club
Barb Johnston/Graeme Morris (Masterton) 1;
Barbara Frampton/Bob Wilde (Otaki) 2;
Claire Bradburn/Arthur Wilson (Silverstream), Pete Hamilton/Ken Heywood (Wanganui East) 3 equal;
Erica Drake/Christophe Vesse (Hataitai) 5;
Enoka Smiler/Monica Smiler (Park Avenue) 6;
Mike Kennedy/Don Mekalick (Upper Hutt), Lindsay McCallum/Patrick Scarlett (Kapiti) 7 equal.

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Match

17 November 2007

The challenge from Windy Hills was expected to be close and after the first round they emerged with a 2-1 lead. However, Khandallah fought back to win the next round 3-0. In the final round, Brian won the Singles quickly to secure the match before the final two games were shared.

Results (Khandallah names first)
Singles: Brian Smith vs. Andrew Joe 11-13, 13-8, 13-5;
Doubles: Morgan Choveaux/Dirk Winnie vs. Tony Chin/Ants Yee 11-13, 13-6, 6-13
Triples: Elizabeth Rocks/Michael Rocks/Peter van Heusden vs. Ernie Chu/Sebastien Merval/Dean Norman 13-3, 13-5, 13-1
Score: Khandallah 6, Windy Hills 3

Khandallah's next defence is against Kapiti (at Kapiti).

Tournament history

WPA Open Triples

20 November 2007

Notice To Clubs

Can clubs advise whether any club members are interested in playing in the WPA Open Triples on Sunday, 16 December 2007 at Park Avenue.

Please let me know by the 30 November at the latest.

If there are less than 20 teams entered the Tournament will be cancelled.

Beverley Mason
Pétanque Wellington

Wellington Representative team

20 November 2007

The Wellington team to play in the annual match against Hawke's Bay is: Myles Cowper, Andrew Joe, Sebastien Merval, Graeme Morris (Captain), Susan Norman and Enoka Smiler. The Reserve is Dean Norman.

The match will be played at the Masterton club on Sunday 9 December. Start time is 10:00 am.


Singles match - 2 points
Doubles match - 3 points
Two triples matches - 5 points per match

The tie-break process in the event that points are equal:

  1. number of games won
  2. points differential
  3. shoot out at 6 metres, 7 metres, 8 metres etc until one team is ahead

Dirk Winnie

Wanganui East Triples

25 November 2007

Fresh from their win in the National Doubles earlier in the month, David Lippard and Dirk Winnie teamed up with Joanne Lippard to win the inaugural Wanganui East Open Triples. In the final they beat Ian Baker, Christian Fouquet and Georgio Vakauta. Twenty-four teams took part.

Full Results