News Archive - May 2009

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Trans-Tasman Matches

3 May 2009

New Zealand has won both the Open (65-43) and Senior (61-47) Trans-Tasman matches in decisive style with a round to spare. This is the first time that New Zealand has won back-to-back matches, the second time the Open team and the first time the Senior team has won on Australian soil.

New Zealand leads the Open competition by 4 wins to 3, and the Senior competition by 3 wins to 2.

Full results to come.

WPA Regional Awards

8 May 2009

A reminder that the closing date for the 2008-09 WPA Regional Awards is 17 May. Nominations may be made by Clubs or Individuals.

Senior Southern Quadrangular

8 May 2009

The full results are now available.

Rule Interpretation

8 May 2009

To all Clubs & Umpires

With respect to Rule 7(3):

In this rule, an out-of-bounds area means a dead area such as a deep puddle. The deadball lines are not the boundary of an out of bounds area. Thus:

The players can draw the circle, and the coch may be thrown, anywhere on the designated piste, up to (but not over) any of the lane markings (sides and ends). i.e. they do not have to be 1 metre from the deadball lines.

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque New Zealand

WPA Committee Meeting Minutes

12 May 2009

Attached minutes of WPA meeting on 16 April to be confirmed at the next WPA meeting on 26 June.

Beverley Mason
Secretary, WPA

WPA Regional Awards

13 May 2009

Nominations for the WPA Regional Awards are starting to come in. The closing date is 17 May so don't delay.

Nominations may be made by Clubs or Individuals.

WPA Regional Representation

18 May 2009

The paper presented by Graeme Morris at the February WPA meeting has been added to the Discussion documents.

WPA Regional Awards

19 May 2009

The nominees for the 2008-09 Regional Awards.

Voting for the Personality of the Year is by individual club members.

WPA Inter-Club Competition

19 May 2009

The Inter-club semi-finals and finals were played on 2 May. Full results will follow when received.

In Division One, Park Avenue emerged victorious over Windy Hills.

Division Two was won by Wanganui East from Otaki.

The Division Three title was won by Horowhenua over Silverstream.

Representative Team

22 May 2009

The New Zealand team to attend the XII Women's World Championship in Suphanburi, Thailand from 13 to 15 November is:

Sharon Cannon (Bay View), Pam Jenkins (Herne Bay), Barbara Johnston (Masterton) and Joanne Lippard (Herne Bay).

The Manager/Coach is David Lippard (Herne Bay).

Horowhenua Autumn Triples

23 May 2009

National Triples champions Andrew Joe, Graeme Morris and Dean Norman continued their good run as they added the Horowhenua Autumn Triples to their collection. In the final they defeated the Otaki team of Ted Burr, Bob McCarthy and Marty Magee.

Final results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy

24 May 2009

In their first home match of their Trophy tenure Windy Hills were overcome by the visiting Park Avenue team. The match was played on 9 May.

Results (Windy Hills names first)
Singles: Myles Cowper vs. Graeme Pilcher 1-2;
Doubles: Morgan Choveaux/Neil Dykes vs. Enoka Smiler/Clive Williams 3-0;
Triples: Bruce McLachlan/Genevieve McLachaln/Sebastien Merval vs. Robin Mann/Monica Smiler/Dirk Winnie 0-3.
Score: Windy Hills 4, Park Avenue 5

This is Park Avenue's first win in 12 attempts. Their first defence is at home to Otaki.

Tournament history

WPA Inter-Club Competition

27 May 2009

The results from the final round are now available.