News Archive - September 2009

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Gérard Pinguet

1 September 2009

It is with sadness that we report the death yesterday of Gérard Pinguet, Patron of the Kapiti club and formerly of the Wellington club. Gérard was a leading figure in the early days of the WPA.

A farewell will be held at the Whenua Tapu Crematorium, Airlie Road, Pukerua Bay at 2:00 pm on Monday, 7 September.

Our sympathies are offered to Solange and family.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy

5 September 2009

The start of the new playing season and the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy has a new holder. Park Avenue were successful in their second challenge of the year against Kapiti.

Results (Kapiti names first)
Singles: Rex Hayes vs. Tommy Werry 6-13, 5-13, 13-11;
Doubles: Morgan Choveaux/Harl Stevens vs. Robin Mann/Enoka Smiler 13-8, 10-13, 13-9;
Triples: Kath Alison/Kaye Alison/Terry Dawson vs. Barbara Nicholls/Graeme Pilcher/Dirk Winnie 5-13, 12-13, 5-13.
Score: Kapiti 3, Park Avenue 6

Park Avenue's first defence is at home to Wanganui East.

Tournament history

Shooting competition scoring

8 September 2009

An update to the points awarded for the World Championship Shooting competition. In figure 5, if you hit the jack and it does not leave the spot it is worth 1 point (previously given 3 points, the same as hit and does not leave the circle.)

Thanks from a WPA Team member

8 September 2009

I was one of the Wellington Team to play against Auckland at Park Avenue on the 29th & 30th August. While we were unable to quite do the business, I would like to place on record, my appreciation to the unknown donor of the team caps. Whoever you are, you helped make the team look very smart, and I feel sure this helped our performance.

Also, to Dirk Winnie, thank you for your sincere and positive coaching and management of the team. We are fortunate to have you on our side.

Ralph Priddle
Masterton Pétanque Club

Hawke's Bay Clasic Doubles

13 September 2009

Maurice Belz (Bay View) and Ron Sandilands (Cockle Bay) won the 2009 Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles defeating David Lippard (Herne Bay) and Murray Porter (Bay View) in the final.

The Plate was won by Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)/Peter van Heusden (Khandallah) from Gordon Ogden (Napier)/Bethne Rouse (HBLT). The Bowl was won by Yvonne Futcher/Christine Stricken (Wanganui East) from Arnold Lander (Rotorua)/Pam Nicholson (Napier).

Partial Results

WPA Management Committee Meeting

17 September 2009

The Agenda for the meeting on Thursday 24 September is now available.

WPA Committee Meeting

24 September 2009

Some meeting highlights, the Minutes will contain all the decsions.

WPA Regional Singles

27 September 2009

Thirty-two players took part in the first Regional Championship of the season. Michael Rocks (Khandallah) won his second Singles title by beating Andrew Joe (Windy Hills) in the Championship final 13-9.

The Plate was won by Dirk Winnie (Khandallah), the Bowl by Ken Heywood (Wanganui East) and the Spoon by Tommy Werry (Park Avenue).

Final Results

WPA Regional Seeding Points

28 September 2009

The Seeding list has been updated following the Regional Singles.

Note: There have been two changes made to the allocation of seeding points. The two point gap between the Trophy semi-finalists (top 4) and top 8 has been reduced to one point. Points are now awarded for the top 32 placegetters instead of the top 16. These changes have increased the number of players on the Seeding list from 75 to 110.