News Archive - November 2009

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Wellington Representative team

2 November 2009

Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East) has replaced Nikki Merval in the Wellington team to play in the Southern Tri-Star match later this month.

WPA meeting agenda and draft minutes

7 November 2009

Good evening

Please find attached the agenda and draft minutes from the meeting held on 24 September at Kapiti.

The next meeting is scheduled for 7.30 pm, Thursday 19 November at Silverstream.

Can I also remind clubs to canvas their membership with regards to the recent WPA awards and send in their feedback prior to the meeting.


PNZ National Doubles

8 November 2009

Georgio Vakauta won his sixth National Doubles title and Andre Noel his first when they won the National Doubles in Christchurch over the weekend. In the final they beat Nicolas Jegousse and Michael Rocks.

The Women's Shooting competition was won by Yvonne Futcher from defending champion Christine Strichen. Georgio Vakauta won the Men's Shooting competition beating Bill Peachey in the final.

Partial Results

Women's World Championship

13 November 2009

The Women's World Championship in Suphan Buri, Thailand, started today with the Shooting competition. The top four qualifiers in round one progress directly through to the quarter-finals. The next 16 players go into the Repêchage to determine the remaining four places.

Joanne Lippard scored 11 points to finish in 24th position.

The first round of games starts at 17:00 (local time). The time difference with Thailand is 6 hours.

Women's World Championship

13 November 2009

New Zealand's first round game was against Thailand II and resulted in a 2-13 loss. The second round match was a 12-6 win against Estonia. Note that the Swiss system, with timed games of one hour maximum, is being used for the first 5 rounds of qualifying.

Thirty six teams from thirty-four contries are competing in the Championships.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy

14 November 2009

Results (Park Avenue names first)
Singles: Graeme Pilcher vs. Arthur Wilson 11-13, 13-8, 12-13;
Doubles: Nicolas Jegousse/Monica Smiler vs. John McDermott/Brian Smith 13-8, 12-13, 13-4;
Triples: Robin Mann/Barbara Nicholls/Enoka Smiler vs. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn/Tim Lovell-Smith 13-10, 13-0, 13-5.
Score: Park Avenue 6, Silverstream 3

Park Avenue's next defence is at home to Hataitai.

Tournament history

Women's World Championship

14 November 2009

New Zealand's third round game was a 11-5 win against Wales. The fourth round match was a 3-13 loss to Australia. The fifth round match was a 2-12 loss to Spain I.

New Zealand will be playing Turkey in the first round of the Nations Cup.

Women's World Championship

14 November 2009

Angélique Papon (France) won the Shooting competition for the third consecutive time by beating Ines Rasario (Spain) 10-2 in a tie-break after both women scored 31 points in the final.

The Championship round has progressed through to the semi-final stage, where France will play Vietnam and hosts Thailand will play defending Champions, Spain II.

Australia qualified for the final 16, but were knocked out by Holland, who subsequently lost to France.

In the Nations Cup, New Zealand lost the preliminary round to Turkey 5-13 and are now out of the competition. The eight quarter-final teams to play on Sunday are: Sweden vs. Singapore, Czech Republic vs. Algeria, Italy vs. Slovenia and Philippines vs. Japan.

Women's World Championship

15 November 2009

In the Championship semi-finals, Thailand I beat Spain II 13-6, while France beat Vietnam 13-2. In the final, France lead 5-0, but Thailand fought back to 5-5, before taking the lead 8-5. France tied the scores at 8-8 and then edged ahead 10-8. Thailand took the lead back 11-10 before finishing off the match 13-10 to win the Championship for the fifth time. Previous wins were in 1988 and 1990 (when the format was Doubles) and 2004 and 2006 (both Triples).

This is the fourth time that France have been runners'-up.

In the semi-finals of the Nations Cup, Italy beat Japan 13-10 and Singapore beat Algeria 13-9. In the final, Italy beat Singapore 13-1.

Asian Championship

18 November 2009

After competing in the Women's World Championship the New Zealand team is now playing in the Asian Championship. After three losses, they are now in the Nations Cup (Plate competition) where they recorded their first win, beating India 13-0.

Asian Championship - New Zealand wins Bronze

18 November 2009

In the Shooting competition Barbara Johnston scored 28 points to finish third in qualifying. In the quarter-finals she beat Madagascar before losing to Thailand in the semi-final.

This completes the full set of medals for Barbara at Continental championships.

Asian Championship

18 November 2009

New Zealand have beaten the Philippines 13-2 in their latest game.

Tri-star Competition

18 November 2009

The Wellington teams to play against Canterbury and Southern in the Tri-star competition are:

Wellington Gold: Morgan Choveaux, Sebastien Merval, Graeme Morris, Dean Norman, Ralph Priddle, Nico Toyne
Wellington Black: Myles Cowper, Pete Hamilton, Doug Hay, Helene Hay, Susan Norman, Shirley Selwyn

The Tri-star will be played at Park Avenue on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November. The start time is 9:00 am (both days). Supporters are very welcome.

Asian Championship

18 November 2009

New Zealand lost to Japan 2-13 in the final of the Nations Cup (Plate competition).

Inter-Regional competition

20 November 2009

Hi everyone

Attached is a document put together by Dirk Winnie, for you to take to your next club committee meetings for discussion. Dirk is looking for feedback, which can be as an individual or as a club.


Wanganui East Triples

22 November 2009

Maurice Belz, Jared Handford and Dirk Winnie won the Wanganui East Triples. In the final they beat defending champions Ian Baker, Andre Noel and Georgio Vakauta.


Southern Tri Star

28 November 2009

At the end of the first day's play at Park Avenue, Wellington Gold lead with 23 points followed by Wellington Black 20 points, Canterbury 16 points and Southern 13 points.

On Sunday there are three rounds of Triples and each team can gain a possible 18 points.

Southern Tri Star

29 November 2009

Wellington Gold maintained their three point lead over Wellington Black to claim top honours in the Southern Tri Star. However, it came done to the final game of Triples between Wellington Gold and Southern to determine who would take the prize. Twice Southern lead (6-0 and 10-6), but could not prevent the Gold team from winning the game 13-10. Final points: Wellington Gold 35, Wellington Black 32, Canterbury 25 and Southern 16.

Full Results