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Jacques Cochonnet Trophy

5 July 2009

The curse of home ground advantage for the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy holder continued as Otaki lost their first home challenge to Silverstream. The last four holders of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy have lost their first home challenge.

This is Silverstream's first win of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy at the twelfth attempt.

Results (Otaki names first)
Singles: Marty Magee vs. Tim Lovell-Smith 12-13, 13-6, 12-13;
Doubles: Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordecai vs. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn 10-13, 13-1, 2-13;
Triples: Gary Brunton/Ted Burr/Brian Frampton vs. John McDirmid/Barry Sarney/Brian Smith 7-13, 13-10, 1-13.
Score: Otaki 3, Silverstream 6

Silverstream's first defence is at home to Kapiti.

Tournament history

Mondial La Marseillaise à Pétanque

11 July 2009

The three Philippes (Peccoul/Quintais/Suchaud) won the Mondial La Marseillaise by beating Simon Cortès/Alain Godard/Henri Lacroix 13-3 in the final in a specially constructed terrain at the Old Port. Play was held up for 10 minutes or so near the end when the lights failed.

The match can be seen on the France 3 website along with the final of the Women's and Junior Triples.

Event changes

12 July 2009

Because of a clash of events (Women's doubles and triples) on 19/20 September with the Regional Skills Assessment Day, the WPA tournament sub-committee has changed the dates for the Women's triples and doubles to 14th and 15th November 2009. The venue will remain as Park Avenue.

Graeme Morris

Skills Day

19 July 2009

A training session will be held at the Otaki Pétanque Club on Sunday 26 July from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for all those players who are interested in improving their skills and/or representing Wellington this year.

The cost will be $5.00 per person.

Bring your training logbook if you have one.


Winter Doubles

19 July 2009

The results for Round 3 are available (along with the points table).

WPA Draft Strategic Plan

21 July 2009

The Planning Day on 4 July was attended by representatives from 6 of the 12 clubs in the WPA region.

A draft Strategic Plan will be presented to all clubs over the weekend of 15/16 August. To reduce travelling, we will run the presentation at two venues.

The first will be at 11:00 am on Saturday 15 August at Silverstream and the second at 10:00 am on Sunday 16 August at Otaki.

The presentation itself should take 60-90 minutes, including question time.

A vote on the acceptance of the WPA Strategic Plan will take place at the Committee meeting on Thursday 24 September at Kapiti.

All clubs are urged to send representatives to one of the presentations. Please let me know the names of your attendees.


WPA Representative Teams

28 July 2009

The following people have been chosen to represent Wellington in the Wellington / Auckland challenge at the end of August. Please confirm your acceptance directly with Dirk.

Myles Cowper, Terry Dawson, Andrew Joe, Peter Hamilton, Doug Hay, Helene Hay, Rex Hayes, Nikki Merval, Seb Merval, Joan Miller, Margaret Mordecai, Graeme Morris (Captain), Dean Norman, Susan Norman, Ralph Priddle, Shirley Selwyn, Monica Smiler, Christine Strichen

There will be two team practises on August 8 and August 22. Venue to be confirmed.

I want to thank all the people who have put themselves forward and attended the trainings. These will resume after the Wgtn/Auck challenge. Keep up the weekly training groups.

There will be another opportunity for selection later in the year as we have the Tri Star series with ChCh and Southern. 12 players will be selected for this team.

New Zealand Coach

28 July 2009

Issue 4 of SPARC's New Zealand Coach magazine is now available.

One item to check out is an online coaching introduction course produced by Hockey NZ.