News Archive - October 2010

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WPA Champion of Champions - Singles

2 October 2010

Rex Hayes (Kapiti) was undefeated in winning the Champion of Champions Singles held at Silverstream.


Jacques Cochonnet Challenge

3 October 2010

Upper Hutt successfully defended the Jacques Cochonnet against Horowhenua. Upper Hutt's next challenge is against Park Avenue on 31 October.

Results (Upper Hutt names first)
Singles: Bob Horton vs. June Cave 13-10, 7-13, 13-11;
Doubles: Elaine Hunt/Patrick Smith vs. Jan Hayward/Shirley MacDonald 13-6, 13-8, 13-3;
Triples: Mike Kennedy/Kathy Taylor/Alison Zuppicich vs. Rosemary Barrack/Carleen Fitzgerald/Shona Whale 13-10, 12-13, 13-0.
Score: Upper Hutt 7, Horowhenua 2

Tournament history

WPA Committee Meeting

5 October 2010

Please find attached the proposed agenda for the next WPA Committee meeting on Thursday 28 October.

If you wish to add any further items, please email me by Tuesday 26th October.

Many thanks
Colleen Horton

World Championships - Shooting Competition

8 October 2010

David Lippard scored 19 points in the qualifying round of the Shooting competition. A mistake by the referee meant that the 8 metre throw at exercise 4 (back boule) was missed out and recorded as a non-throw.

Charles (Claudy) Weibel (Belgium) scored a World Championship record 66 points in the qualifing round to top the standings from Bruno Leboursicaud (France) 51, J-C Lopez (Spain) 44, Jean Manea (Tahiti) and Ahmad Temizi (Malaysia) 43.

With the first four players qualifying for the quarter-finals the next 16 went into a second elimination round to determine the remaining 4 qualifiers. Jean Manea went through on tie-break (more 5 point scores).

The remaining qualifiers were Hammoudi (Algeria) 41, Ahmad Temizi (Malaysia) 40, Camara (Guinea) 38, and Maiga Ousmane (Ivory Coast) 38.

World Championships

8 October 2010

In the first round match New Zealand beat Hungary 13-8. In the second round New Zealand faced third seeds Belgium and after taking an early lead lost 2-13. After the dinner break, New Zealand played Wales and lost 4-13.

World Championships

9 October 2010

In round 4 New Zealand played Chinese Taipei and after the extra two ends the game was tied 9-9 so a further extra end was played with Chinese Taipei picking up one point to win the match. Game 5 was a 12-9 win after the extra two ends. New Zealand finished in 35th place and qualified for the Nations Cup. The top 24 teams qualified for the Championship.

World Championships - Shooting Competition

9 October 2010

Bruno Leboursicaud (France) won the Shooting competition from Jean Manea (Tahiti). The bronze medals were awarded to J-C Lopez (Spain) and Charles (Claudy) Weibel (Belgium).

World Championships

9 October 2010

The first round of the Nations Cup saw New Zealand in Pool O with Libya and Slovenia. As the highest qualifier Slovenia was awarded a Bye and New Zealand beat Libya in a very long game (over two hours) 13-10. In the second game New Zealand had an excellent start against Slovenia, 10-0 after two ends. After a few wobbles, NZ finally won 13-8. Slovenia beat Libya to also advance to the next round.

After the dinner break, New Zealand played Hungary again and won 13-4.

PNZ National Singles

10 October 2010

Andre Noel from the Vikings club in Auckland completed the grand slam in winning the National Singles at Kapiti. In the final he defeated Peter Hamilton (Wanganui East).

Results to come.

World Championships

10 October 2010

In the eighth-final, New Zealand played Algeria who were one of the 8 third placed teams from the first pool round of the Championship who dropped down to the Nations Cup. The final score was 13-2 to Algeria who went on to contest the final against Tahiti.

In the Championship, France stormed through to the final after dispatching Thailand (13-9), Italy (13-2) and Spain (13-4). On the other side of the draw, Madagascar reached the final after beating Senegal (13-7), Switzerland (13-12) and Mauritania (13-3).

The final match was a lot closer than many people had predicted with the lead changing hands several times before it reached 12-12. In a nail-biting final end, France gained the advantage to win the match.

Progress scores were: (France-Madagascar) 1-0, 1-2, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-10, 8-10, 12-10, 12-12, 13-12

France team - 2010 Open World Championship winners
Bruno Le Boursicaud, Thierry Grandet, Henri Lacroix, Philippe Suchaud

The Nations Cup final was won by Tahiti 13-10 against Algeria.

The next World Championship will be held in France in 2012.

WPA Regional Doubles

24 October 2010

Michael Rocks and Dirk Winnie won the Regional Doubles held at Park Avenue. In the final they beat Michael Lacoste and Susan Norman. The Plate was won by Joan Miller and Claire Wilson.

In the Consolante, the Bowl was won by Morgan Choveaux and Nico Toyne. Brett McGuire and Allan Taylor won the Spoon.

Final results

Southern Tri-Star

27 October 2010

The Wellington team to play in the Southern Tri-Star at the Caversham club on 27 & 28 November is: Morgan Choveaux (Windy Hills), Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East), Graeme Morris (Masterton, captain), Ralph Priddle (Masterton), Michael Rocks (Khandallah) and Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East).

Pétanque Rules

27 October 2010

The FIPJP Congress in Izmir, Turkey ratified some corrections to the Playing Rules.

A pdf version is available for download (not archived). The changes from the 2008 Playing Rules are in blue.

World Championships

27 October 2010

The final match is available online at The commentary is in French and quite amusing in places even for non-French speakers.

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy

28 October 2010

The draw for Round 15 was conducted at the WPA Meeting. The winner of the final Round 14 match will be removed from the list of challengers for Round 15 (Article 3)

Champion of Champions - Doubles

30 October 2010

Barbara and Brian Frampton (Otaki) defeated Brian and Claire Bradburn (Silverstream) in the final of Champion of Champions - Doubles played at Silverstream.


Jacques Cochonnet Trophy

31 October 2010

Upper Hutt's tenure as holder was ended by Park Avenue who won the Trophy for the third time. Park Avenue's first defence is at home to neighbours Silverstream.

Results (Upper Hutt names first)
Singles: Colin Gooch vs. Monica Smiler 10-13, 8-13, 13-6;
Doubles: Frankie Sumner/Alison Zuppicich vs. Barbara Nicholls/Enoka Smiler 9-13, 9-13, 13-2;
Triples: Bob Horton/Mike Kennedy/Patrick Smith vs. Robin Mann/Graeme Pilcher/Tommy Werry 5-13, 9-13, 7-13.
Score: Upper Hutt 2, Park Avenue 7

Park Avenue wins the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy for the third time.

Challenge History