News Archive - January 2010

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We've Moved

3 January 2010

The WPA website has moved! Please ensure that you have updated any bookmarks/favourites to use and remove any references to

The old website will be decommissioned at the end of January.

Expect to see some new features and some images in the coming weeks.

Park Avenue Open Doubles

10 January 2010

Barbara and Murray Johnston were undefeated in winning the third Park Avenue New Year Doubles. In the final they beat Erica Drake and Christophe Vesse 13-9.

Full results


12 January 2010

Michael Rocks will be running a series of four coaching sessions on Wednesday evenings begining 27 January for intermediate level players who wish to improve their skills. The sessions are limited to 12 players. First preference will be given to those players who who have not attended previous sessions.

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

16 January 2010

The tournament tomorrow is cancelled due to the bad weather. Refunds will be sent to all entrants.

Kapiti Open Doubles

24 January 2010

Maurice Belz and Ron Sandilands improved on their runners-up position from last year in winning the Kapiti Open Doubles. In the final they established an 11-3 lead against Michael Rocks and Nico Toyne. However, the tables turned and the match was tied up 11-11, before normal service resumed and they took out the match 13-11.

Final placings.

Khandallah Open Mixed Doubles

25 January 2010

The tournament has been rescheduled to April.

WPA Inter-club Draw

25 January 2010

Hi everyone,
Here is the draw for interclub for 2010. Once again I apologise for the lateness of getting the draw to you.

Thank you to all the clubs who offered to host rounds of the interclub.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


WPA Inter-club competition

30 January 2010

Results from the first two rounds of the Inter-club competition. Note: Horowhenua defaulted both games, Kapiti and Wanganui East were awarded 16-0 wins.

New Zealand International Open

31 January 2010

Forty-one Triples teams competed in the NZ Open at Auckland, and twenty teams took part in the Women's Doubles.

Down 6-12, Francis Ching/Nauta Yann (Tahiti)/Georgio Vakauta (NZ) came back to beat Martial Tetvanui/Rainu Tuaiva/Vickson Tuaiva (Tahiti) 13-12 in the final of the Open Triples. The Women's Doubles was won by Estall Oona/Pere Tumata (Tahiti) over Mireta Abe/Robette Weva (Tahiti).

The Peugeot Medals for the top placed New Zealand teams were: Open Triples - Ian Baker/Michael Rocks/Richard Swaney (3=), Women's Doubles - Margaret Maher/Jean Parley (3=).

More results to come.

Notice of Wellington Pétanque Association AGM

31 January 2010

Good Evening

Please find attached the notice for the AGM and the agenda. Can you please ensure your club members are advised of the meeting date and time, as we'd like to see a good turnout.