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Jacques Cochonnet Trophy

1 June 2009

Park Avenue's hold on the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was short-lived. In their first defence, they stumbled 4-5 at home to Otaki.

Results (Park Avenue names first)
Singles: Robin Mann vs. Marty Magee 13-10, 13-11, 6-13;
Doubles: Barbara Nicholls/Monica Smiler vs. Ted Burr/Margaret Mordecai 2-13, 8-13, 7-13;
Triples: Enoka Smiler/Clive Williams/Dirk Winnie vs. Gary Brunton/Brian Frampton/Bob McCarthy 13-3, 13-12, 12-13.
Score: Park Avenue 4, Otaki 5.

This is Otaki's first win. Their first defence is away to Masterton.

Tournament history

WPA Planning Day

2 June 2009

The Regional Planning Day, facilitated by Sport Wellington, will be held on Saturday 4 July at Sport Wellington, Level 2, 113 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington.

A draft Agenda has been circulated to all clubs.

WPA Representative Squad

3 June 2009

All WPA members who would like to be considered for the Wellington Representative Squad are requested to assemble at Park Avenue on Sunday 14 June.

We will be doing some exercises and games from 10 a.m until 2.30 pm. You will need to bring your own lunch and liquid refreshments.

Matches for the Wellington Representative Squad for the remainder of 2009 are:


WPA Winter Doubles

7 June 2009

Results from Round 1

Khandallah Open Senior Doubles

8 June 2009

An early warning of an new event in October! The Khandallah Open Senior Doubles provides an opportunity to tune your partnership before the Regional and National Senior Doubles tournaments, or simply participate in a fun event. All teams guaranteed a prize.

Pétanque MP

13 June 2009

PNZ Life Member Cam Calder has been returned to Parliament as a National List MP.

Pétanque Promotion in Dunedin

15 June 2009

Prior to the All Blacks-France rugby test in Dunedin, the Caversham Pétanque club were invited to stage a promotion in the town centre featuring local sporting identities.

Photo and details

World Championship 2010

16 June 2009

The Summary from the FIPJP (International Pétanque Federation) Executive meeting in April contains a number of decisions regarding the 2010 World Championships. The event will be in Taiwan and the number of participating Federations will be limited to 48. The 2010 event will still be Open, but the next Congress will vote on whether to keep future events Open or make them Men only.

The limitation of entry has seen the host country and defending champions lose their right to enter a second team. They have an automatic place in the tournament. The Oceania region has been allocated three places for 2010, and this will be reviewed from time to time as new Federations join FIPJP.

The Oceania Federation has until to March 2010 to determine which members will earn the three spots. Not all members of the Oceania Federation are members of FIPJP, so Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Vanuatu will be competing for the three places. (New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna Islands are the non-FIPJP members of the Oceania Federation).

Executive Summary

WPA Committee Meeting

19 June 2009

Attached is the agenda for the WPA meeting to be held on Thursday 25 June at Silverstream Pétanque Club at 7:30pm.

Beverley Mason
Secretary WPA

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy

21 June 2009

Masterton became the first club to participate in 50 Jacques Cochonnet Trophy matches. However, despite home advantage, their party was spoilt by holders Otaki.

Results (Otaki names first)
Singles: Margaret Mordecai vs. Barbara Johnston 13-12, 13-10, 13-12;
Doubles: Ted Burr/Marty Magee vs. Graeme Burnard/Claire Wilson 0-13, 13-8, 12-13;
Triples: Gary Brunton/Barbara Frampton/Brian Frampton vs. Elsie Miller/Joan Miller/Graeme Morris 13-10, 2-13, 13-8.
Score: Otaki 6, Masterton 3

Otaki will have their first home defence next month against Silverstream.

Tournament history

Skills Day

23 June 2009

A training session will be held at the Kapiti Pétanque Club on Saturday 11 July from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 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.


Sport Wellington - Volunteer Workshop

26 June 2009

Come along and find out how to recruit, induct, train, support, reward and retain volunteers in club sport. Two workshops will be held, one at Pelorus Trust Sports House (Seaview) on 13th July, and the other at Sport Wellington (Newtown) on 27th July. Registration details (Not archived)

There is also a workshop being held in Masterton on July 20th (contact Sport Wellington Wairarapa for registration details).

Winter Doubles - Round 2

26 June 2009

The second round of the Winter Doubles on Sunday 28 June has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. It will not be rescheduled.

Mondial La Marseillaise à Pétanque

27 June 2009

The largest pétanque tournament in the world, the Mondial La Marseillaise (5-10 July) is covered by the TV channel, France 3. You can view the action on their website.