News Archive - August 2011

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WPA Committee Meeting

4 August 2011

The minutes for the 21 July meeting are now available.

2010 Chanticleer Cup Results

7 August 2011

The results for the 2010 Chanticleer Cup match against Auckland are now available. Many thanks to Georgio for providing the details.

Chanticleer Cup

8 August 2011

There have been two changes in the Auckland team to play against Wellington. Charles Brock and Jean-Pascal Cuer have replaced Dez Grant and Alan Heron.

The Auckland team to play against Wellington is:


Ian Baker (Herne Bay), Alain Coulomb (Herne Bay), Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast), Margaret Maher (Northcote), Margaret Penny (Northcote), Jean-Claude Rapon (Hibiscus Coast)


Clive Bartleet (Vikings), Charles Brock (Vikings), Jean-Pascal Cuer (Herne Bay), Andre Noel (Vikings), Georgio Vakauta (Vikings), Ruby Vakauta (Vikings)

The match will be played at the Kapiti Pétanque club on 20 & 21 August 2011.

Regional Representative team

9 August 2011

Dirk Winnie (Park Avenue) has replaced Morgan Choveaux in the Wellington Development team to play against Auckland for the Chanticleer Cup.

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy

14 August 2011

Upper Hutt stormed to an early lead against Otaki and held on over the home straight to win their first challenge match.

Results (Otaki names first)
Singles: Bob Mccarthy vs. Alison Zuppicich 12-13, 13-6, 13-5;
Doubles: Ted Burr/Jan McCarthy vs. Bob Horton/Jeanne Zee 8-13, 2-13, 9-13;
Triples: Joan Judd/Margaret Mordecai/Mike Towart vs. JP Hammond/Mike Kennedy/Doc Murray 4-13, 13-3, 13-5.
Score: Otaki 4, Upper Hutt 5

Upper Hutt's first opponent will be determined at the next WPA Committee meeting when the draw for Round 16 is made.

Tournament history

WPA Committee Meeting

21 August 2011

The next Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday 1 September 2011 at the Silverstream Pétanque club starting at 7:30pm. Agenda.

Tejo - another traditional target game

21 August 2011

An interesting article in today's Sunday Star-Times which was orginally published in the Washington Post. Tejo (pronounced TAY-Kho) is a traditional Columbian game that has changed from a pre-Spanish distance game to a precision throw game. The introduction of the explosions appears to be a twentieth century modification.

Original article

Tournament Calendar

21 August 2011

With the start of the new season on 1 September, the links from the website have been updated. The current season link will point to the 2011-12 calendar, last season will point to the 2010-11 calendar, and next season will point to the 2012-13 season.

The 2009-10 calendar (previously last season) has been archived.

Khandallah Swiss Singles

23 August 2011

The Khandallah Swiss Singles has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

Chanticleer Cup result

24 August 2011

The Chanticleer Match against Auckland was played in good spirit, and almost perfect weather. On Saturday Wellington came out on top, but held just a 2 point lead over night.

Auckland took the lead early on Sunday and although it went to the final round, they held out Wellington by 10 points, to snatch victory, and take the cup to Auckland.

Note: In an interesting twist, the end of Day One and Final scores were the opposite way around to those recorded in 2010.

Southern Senior Tri-Star

30 August 2011

The Wellington Senior Tri-Star team defended the trophy at the weekend in Dunedin. The trophy was won on the last Triples match when Wellington defeated Southern Black. The final scores were: Wellington 68, Southern Black 62, Canterbury 44 and Southern White 42.

Previous Results