News Archive - March 2011

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Jacques Cochonnet Trophy

5 March 2011

After two rounds the match between Wanganui East and Silverstream was in the balance at 3 wins apiece.In the final round, Wanganui East recorded a clean sweep to take the match and retain the Trophy for the first time.

Results (Wanganui East names first)
Singles: Ken Heywood vs. Brian Smith 13-12, 11-13, 13-9;
Doubles: Leanne Bird/Rachel Gorniot vs. Claire Bradburn/Tim Lovell-Smith 4-13, 13-9, 13-9;
Triples: Sandra Carston/Dene Futcher/Richard Turfrey vs. Brian Bradburn/Barry Sarney/Arthur Wilson 13-11, 12-13, 13-10.
Score: Wanganui East 6, Silverstream 3

Wanganui East's next match is away to Kapiti.

Challenge History

WPA Inter-club 2011

12 March 2011

The results from Day Three are now available.

WPA Regional Triples

20 March 2011

2011 WPA Regional Triples winners

Yvonne Futcher, Barbara Johnston and Christine Strichen became the first all women team to win a Regional Championship title. In the trophy final played at Kapiti, they beat Tony Chin, Ernie Chu and Ants Yee.


WPA Annual General Meeting

24 March 2011

The Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Pétanque Association will be held at Silverstream Bowls and Petanque Club, Dunns Road, Silverstream on Thursday 9th June at 7:30 pm.

Nominations can now be received for the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Please forward all nominations to Colleen Horton (

All nominations should be received by Friday 3rd June 2011.

Decision of the NZ Umpires Commission

26 March 2011

This message to inform you that the NZ Umpires commission has decided the use of coloured cards for the application of the article 34. The use of these cards will become official from the first of April 2011 for all pétanque competition in New Zealand.

Note: as the FIPJP hasn't adopted the concept yet, these cards can't be used in New Zealand during International competition.

Please find attached details for the use of these cards and also guidelines for time limited games.

John Degueldre
PNZ Director of Umpiring

Champion of Champions - Triples

26 March 2011

Kath Alison, Kaye Alison and Fay Doyle (Kapiti) won the Champion of Champions Triples title at Otaki.

Final Results

Women's World Championship

28 March 2011

FIPJP have announced that the 2011 Women's World Championship will be in Hanoi, Vietnam from 7 to 9 October.