News Archive - July 2011

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Pan Pacific Championship, Thailand

1 July 2011

Twenty-six teams from nine countries took part in the Fifth Pan Pacific Championship which was held in Pattaya, Thailand (17-19 June).

The Championship was won by Thailand (1) who beat Malaysia (1) 13-10. In third place was Thailand (2) who beat Malaysia (2) 13-11. Indonesia (3), Japan (B), Laos, and Taiwain (1) were the other qualifiers.

The Nations Cup was won by Singapore (2) who beat Brunei (2) 13-4. Australia and Japan (D) were third equal.

The Shooting Competition was won by former Women's World Champion Thongsri Thamakord (Thailand 1) who beat Maneewan Suriya (Laos) 35-28 in the final. Third place was taken by Chanin Chaivichichonkul (Thailand 2) who beat Cheng Zhi Ming (Singapore 1) 30-24.

Countries represented (team numbers) were Australia (1), Brunei (2), Indonesia (4), Japan (9), Laos (1), Malaysia (2), Singapore (2), Taiwan (2), Thailand (2).

Results from the Japan Petanque Boule Union website

Note: New Zealand were invited to send two teams but were unable to find enough players to make up a team.

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy

2 July 2011

The Jacques Cochonnet Trophy road trip continued as Masterton were obliged to travel to Horowhenua for their latest defence.

Results (Masterton names first)
Singles: Graeme Morris vs. Shona Whale 13-10, 13-5, 7-13;
Doubles: Anna Simms/Claire Wilson vs. Lew Gill/Jan Hayward 13-4, 6-13, 12-13;
Triples: John Clark/Barbara Johnston/Ralph Priddle vs. Carleen Fitzgerald/Brent Longhurst/Shirley MacDonald 13-12, 13-8, 13-4.
Score: Masterton 6, Horowhenua 3

Masterton's next defence is away to Otaki.

Tournament history

Park Avenue Winter Doubles #1

3 July 2011

Sixteen teams took part in the first Park Avenue Winter Doubles. Going into the last round round, six teams had recorded three wins and when the dust had settled, Morgan Choveaux and Michael Rocks took first place on points differential from Kaye Alison/Ian Baine and Jason Andersen/Brendan Cunningham.

Final results

Women's World Championship

4 July 2011

All references to Vietnam hosting the 2011 Women's World Championship have been removed from the FIPJP website.

In a posting on a UK Pétanque portal there is an unofficial comment that the Championship in Vietnam has been cancelled and FIPJP have asked the Turkish Federation to once again step into the breech and host both the 2011 Junior (Under 18) World Championships and the 2011 Women's World Championships. According to a US site, Australia is hosting the Junior championship this month!

Pétanque in Schools

5 July 2011

A potential opening to get Pétanque into schools? Schools sports struggling to find Coaches

WPA Committee Meeting

6 July 2011

The Agenda for the next WPA Committee Meeting to be held at the Kapiti Pétanque club on 21 July is now available.

Regional Representative team

9 July 2011

Fay Doyle has had to pull out of the Senior Tri Star. She is replaced by Brian Frampton. Congratulations are extended to both Brian Frampton and Bob McCarthy, as this will be their first time wearing the Wellington Rep Shirt.

Richard Turfrey

WPA Tournaments

16 July 2011

The Tournament Sub-committee have released a paper which will be discussed at the WPA Committee Meeting on 21 July.

The paper appears to preempt the feedback the subcommittee asked for in their questionnaire. The closing date for responses to the questionnaire is 31 July.

Horowhenua Mid-Winter Triples

17 July 2011

Twenty-two teams took part in the Horowhenua Mid-Winter Triples. Six teams finished with 4 wins from 5 games and the top 4 teams were separated by 3 points.

The winners were Rex Hayes, Annick Le Guen and Alan Taylor (4 wins, +32) who pipped Dean Norman, Susan Norman and Shirley Selwyn by a point (4 wins, +31).

Final results

Regional Representative team

20 July 2011

The Wellington Development team to play against Auckland for the Chanticleer Cup is:


Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Rex Hayes (Kapiti), Richard Lawson (Haitaitai), Bob McCarthy (Otaki), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)


Morgan Choveaux (Vikings), Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East), Annick Le Guen (Kapiti), Graeme Morris (Masterton), Ralph Priddle (Masterton), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)

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

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy

23 July 2011

The Jacques Cochonnet has changed hands again following Otaki's successful challenge against Masterton.

Results (Masterton names first)
Singles: Graeme Morris vs. Margaret Mordecai 8-13, 13-8, 13-12;
Doubles: Ken Evans/Doug Hay vs. Ted Burr/Brian Frampton 13-10, 8-13, 3-13;
Triples: John Clark/Ralph Priddle/Claire Wilson vs. Barbara Frampton/Joan Judd/Bob McCarthy 5-13, 7-13, 9-13.
Score: Masterton 3, Otaki 6

Otaki's first defence is away to Upper Hutt.

Tournament history

Women's and Junior World Championships

25 July 2011

2011 World Championship logo

FIPJP have announced that the 2011 Women's World Championship will be held in Antalya, Turkey from 17 to 19 October. It will be followed by the Junior (Under 18) World Championship in the same venue from 21-23 October.

Chanticleer Cup

26 July 2011

The Auckland team to play against Wellington next month has been announced:


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), Dez Grant (St George), Alan Heron (St George), Andre Noel (Vikings), Georgio Vakauta (Vikings), Ruby Vakauta (Vikings)

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

PNZ website

27 July 2011

The PNZ website has been relaunched under the editorship of John Targett.

Note: The PNZ site has been redesigned so links from the WPA website to specific pages on the PNZ website may no longer be valid.

Park Avenue Open Doubles #2

31 July 2011

Pete Hamilton and Shirley Selwyn were undefeated in winning the second Park Avenue Open Doubles on tie-break from Ted Burr and Joan Judd.

Final Results

Regional Representative team

31 July 2011

Jan McCarthy (Otaki) has replaced Peter Dennett in the Wellington team to play in the Southern Senior Tri-Star competition in Dunedin (27 & 28 August).