News Archive - December 2008

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Wanganui East Triples

2 December 2008

Final results - Wanganui East Open Triples

Southern Inter-region Quadrangular

4 December 2008

Full results of the tournament won by Canterbury Red (37) from Wellington (33), Canterbury Black (23) and Southern (15).

National Senior Doubles Championship

5 December 2008

Twenty-four teams, including five from the WPA region, are competing in the National Senior Doubles Championship in Tauranga over the weekend. Three former champions are taking part: Doug Hay, Helen Hay and Rex Hayes.

Brian Smith is attempting to become the first player to win national Championships in four events, having previously won the Singles, Doubles and Triples.

WPA Open Triples

6 December 2008

Michael Rocks, Enoka Smiler and Dirk Winnie were undefeated in winning the 2008 WPA Open Triples. In the final they beat Leon Crosse, Sebastien Merval and Nico Toyne 13-11.

Full results

Wellington-Hawke's Bay Challenge

7 December 2008

Wellington were comprehensively beaten by Hawke's Bay in the annual inter-region match played in Palmerston North. Of the 22 games actually played, Wellington won just 7. Wellington's most successful players were Peter van Heusden and Nikki Winnie with 2 wins from 3 games.

Full results

Wellington lead the series three matches to two, with one match (2005) drawn. Previous results

National Senior Doubles

11 December 2008

Doug and Helene Hay (Masterton) retained their Senior Doubles title at Tauranga over the weekend. In the final they beat Bob Bridge (West End) and Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast).

National Senior Doubles final results

WPA Inter-club competition

21 December 2008

Hello Everybody

The WPA Minutes of the meeting on 13 November are attached.

Merry Christmas to all.

Owen Davie
WPA Secretary

Note: These minutes are unconfirmed until such time as they are accepted at the next meeting.

PNZ National Rankings

30 December 2008

Georgio Vakauta (Victoria Park) has maintained his position at the top of the end of year PNZ Player ranking list. Things are pretty steady at the top with eight of last year's Top 10 players still ranked in the Top 10.

Dirk Winnie remains the region's top ranked player (4). Claire Wilson (20) is the region's top ranked female player.

Points of note are:

PNZ National Rankings - Top 20 players
 Dec 08Dec 07
Vakauta, GeorgioVictoria Park22.40122.401
Faby, SimonHerne Bay21.50220.006=
Noel, AndreKennedy Park21.00319.338
Winnie, DirkKhandallah20.00420.674
Lippard, DavidHerne Bay19.50521.003
Fouquet, ChristianHerne Bay18.67618.0010
Mailei, SetiVictoria Park18.50721.602
Swaney, RichardHerne Bay17.33818.679
Chu, ErnieWindy Hills15.339Not ranked
Baker, IanHerne Bay15.201016.0013
Smith, BrianKhandallah15.001120.505
Bartleet, CliveVictoria Park14.6712=13.3318
Rocks, MichaelKhandallah14.6712=12.4022
Boer, ClemHerne Bay14.501412.6721
Brock, CharlesKennedy Park14.0015=13.5017
Cowper, MylesWindy Hills14.0015=20.006=
Priestley, ChrisHerne Bay14.0015=Not ranked
Smiler, EnokaPark Avenue13.501816.5012
Bunce, MarilynAlexandra13.3319Not ranked
Wilson, ClaireMasterton12.672010.0026=

Note: The list shows Players who have competed in a minimum of 3 National Championships in the last 2 years.