News Archive - March 2008

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Jacques Cochonnet Challenge

6 March 2008

The second "away" defence, and probably the first match played under lights, saw Khandallah's 31 match winning streak finally broken as Masterton emerged the victor in a tight match.

Results (Khandallah names first)
Singles: Peter van Heusden vs. Lorraine Gibbons 13-4, 8-13, 10-13;
Doubles: Michael Rocks/Dirk Winnie vs. Ralph Priddle/Claire Wilson 6-13, 13-10, 13-12;
Triples: Simon Brant/Elizabeth Rocks/Brian Smith vs. Barbara Johnston/Joan Miller/Graeme Morris 13-10, 3-13, 7-13;
Score: Khandallah 4, Masterton 5

Masterton's first defence is against Upper Hutt (at Masterton).

Tournament history


9 March 2008

Rotorua Anzac Doubles

13 March 2008

Results from the Rotorua Anzac Doubles.

WPA Regional Triples

16 March 2008

Andrew Joe, Graeme Morris and Dean Norman won the 2007 Regional Triples Championship by beating Lorraine Gibbons, Doug Hay and Helene Hay in the final, played under lights at the Kapiti terrain.

Earlier, the Plate final had been won by Myles Cowper, Peter Dennett and Richard Lawson who beat Robin Mann, Graeme Pilcher and Tommy Werry. The Bowl final was won by Barbara Johnston, Joan Miller and Claire Wilson over Karepa Mataira, Christine Strichen and Richard Turfrey.

Full results and updated Seeding list

Results of 2008 Elections for Regional Delegate - Lower North Island Region

17 March 2008

8 Clubs representing 66% of the membership of the region voted.

Votes received:

I therefore declare Fay Doyle elected as Regional Delegate for the Lower North Island region.

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque New Zealand

PNZ Governance Changes

18 March 2008

Please make sure your Club has a good look at this proposal and gets back to Michael Rocks as this is an important step in the future of PNZ.

I understand Michael has had very little feedback.

Just remember that if you don't have any input you shouldn't expect to be listened to if you have any complaints.

Claire Bradburn

WPA Meeting Minutes

28 March 2008

Minutes for all the WPA meetings since 1996 are now online. While many are rather dry, there are several themes that repeat over the years - tournament formats, coaching, promotion of pétanque and how to increase club membership.

Thanks to Brian Smith, who provided the documents for scanning. If you find any errors (due to OCR guessing the characters), please let Michael Rocks know.

PNZ National Triples

28 March 2008

Thirty teams are taking part in the fourteenth National Triples. This year they are being held at the Herne Bay Club in Auckland.

Trevor Neilson (National Tournament Director) has supplied a list of teams and an information sheet (not archived) for participants.

WPA Champion of Champions Triples

29 March 2008

Ten clubs were represented in this year's Champion of Champions Triples held at Otaki. In the final, Jason Andersen, Myles Cowper and Sebastien Merval (Windy Hills) beat Jan Hayward, Sandy MacDonald and Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua).

Final placings

Khandallah Open Triples

30 March 2008

Due to bad weather, the Khandallah Open Triples has been rescheduled to Sunday 27 April. Priority will be given to those teams who registered for the 30 March event.