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Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy

1 December 2011

Kapiti's first defence was away to neighbours Otaki. Otaki took the early lead and managed to hang on as Kapiti fought back in the third round.

Results (Kapiti names first)
Singles: Eddie Campbell vs. Joan Judd 4-13, 6-13, 13-2;
Doubles: Brian Frampton/Alan Taylor vs. Ted Burr/Mike Towart 10-13, 5-13, 15-5;
Triples: Max Brown/Rex Hayes/Annick Le Guen vs. Gary Brunton/Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordecai 13-5, 13-5, 1-13.
Score: Kapiti 4, Otaki 5

Otaki's first defence is at home to Masterton.

Tournament history

Southern Open Tri-Star

3 December 2011

Defending champion Wellington finished third behind the two Canterbury teams in the fourth Southern Tri-Star. Final points were:

  1. Canterbury Red 37
  2. Canterbury Black 29
  3. Wellington 22
  4. Southern 20

PNZ National Senior Doubles

4 December 2011

Pete Hamilton and Graeme Morris beat Clive Bartleet and Charles Brock 13-1 to win the National Senior Doubles at Kapiti.

7 December 2011

Final Results

Tournament venue

9 December 2011

Kapiti has been confirmed as host for the WPA Regional Triples (10/11 March 2012) and PNZ National Triples (31 March/1 April 2012).

WPA Open Triples

10 December 2011

Sharon Cannon, Lee Taffard and Richard Turfrey won the WPA Open Triples. In the final they beat Pete Hamilton, Shirley Selwyn and Brian Smith 13-1.

This is the first time that the winning team has included players from outside the WPA region. (Final results)

Haines Cup

11 December 2011

Hawke's Bay won the Haines Cup for the first time since 2009 when they defeated Wellington in Palmerston North. Hawke's Bay had difficulty in finding twelve players this year, so the match was played with only six players per side.

After nine matches, Wellington leads Hawke's Bay 5-3, with one match drawn.

National Seedings points and Ranking list

18 December 2011

The official National Ranking list has not been updated on the PNZ website since the National Triples.

After receiving a few questions regarding the Top 20 players in the National Rankings, the list has been extended to cover all players who are believed to have gained seeding points in the last two years. Until the new rankings are published here is an (unofficial) list based on our understanding of the points allocation.