News Archive - February 2008

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NZ Senior team to play in USA

3 February 2008

Congratulations to the nine Wellington players among the twenty-four chosen to play against the United States later in the year. Newcomers to the ranks of Senior representative are Kath and Kaye Alison, Fay Doyle, Helene Hay, Shirley Hayes and Catherine Maher.

The team is very much a family affair with eight couples and two sisters.

The full team is (Wellington players highlighted):

Women: Kath Alison (Kapiti), Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Lorraine Brock (Kennedy Park), Fay Doyle (Kapiti), Diane Findlay (Christchurch), Helene Hay (Masterton), Shirley Hayes (Kapiti), Margaret Maher (Northcote), Catherine Maher (Hataitai), Lynn Mason (Hibiscus Coast), Sue Neilson (Rotorua), Jean Parley (Stanley Bay)

Men: Kaye Alison (Kapiti), Ian Baker (Herne Bay), Charles Brock (Kennedy Park), Simon Faby (Cockle Bay), Andrew Findlay (Christchurch), Doug Hay (Masterton), Rex Hayes (Kapiti), Terry Lambert (Herne Bay), Trevor Neilson (Rotorua), Paul O'Connor (Herne Bay), Charles Parley (Stanley Bay), Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast)

Hawke's Bay Summer Doubles

3 February 2008

Forty-five teams from around the North Island took part in the Hawke's Bay Summer Doubles. Bay View clubmates Sharon Cannon and Murray Porter teamed up to defeat Ian Hay and John Maxwell in the Trophy final.

Full results

WPA Annual General Meeting - Agenda

5 February 2008

The AGM Agenda has been issued.

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge

6 February 2008

The first "away" defence in the competition's history saw Khandallah convincingly beat Kapiti. Khandallah's next defence is away to Masterton.

Results (Khandallah names first)
Singles: Peter van Heusden vs. Kath Alison 13-6, 13-7, 13-9;
Doubles: Brian Smith/Dirk Winnie vs. Kaye Alison/Grant Bray 13-7, 13-9, 13-5;
Triples: Morgan Choveaux/Elizabeth Rocks/Michael Rocks vs. Terry Dawson/Fay Doyle/Rex Hayes 13-4, 13-7, 12-13;
Score: Khandallah 8, Kapiti 1

Tournament history

NZ Senior team to play Australia

6 February 2008

The New Zealand Senior team to play against Australia in the Trans-Tasman match in Christchurch (April 12-13) is:

Women: Kath Alison (Kapiti), Diane Findlay (Christchurch), Margaret Maher (Northcote), Joan Miller (Masterton), Sue Neilson (Rotorua), Jean Parley (Stanley Bay).

Men: Kaye Alison (Kapiti), Bob Bridge (Stanley Bay), Andrew Findlay (Christchurch), Rex Hayes (Kapiti), Trevor Neilson (Rotorua), Malcolm Pfhalert (Christchurch).

National Women's Triples

10 February 2008

PNZ National Women's Triples winners: J Gilbert, J Heron, L Priestley

Jane Gilbert (Rotorua), Jayne Heron (Cockle Bay) and Laurel Priestley (Herne Bay) won the inaugural National Women's Triples at Park Avenue.

In second place was Joan Miller (Masterton), Susan Norman (Windy Hills) and Claire Wilson (Masterton).

Full Results

Note: The format is a round-robin with points differential separating the teams on the same number of wins.

Inter-club competition

16 February 2008

Results from Day 1

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

17 February 2008

Peter Dennett and Maureen Wood (Hataitai) were undefeated in winning the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles. Full results

WPA Annual General Meeting

21 February 2008

Claire Bradburn (Silverstream) is the new WPA President. Owen Davie (Silverstream) will be the new Secretary - contact details to follow. Brian Smith (Khandallah) remains as Treasurer.

WBS Open Triples

24 February 2008

Maurice Belz, Sebastien Merval, and Lee Tafford won the eleventh edition of the WBS Triples. In the final they defeated Andrew Joe, Graeme Morris, and Dean Norman.

Full results