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Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy

3 November 2011

Kapiti were successful in their challenge against Horowhenua.

Results (Horowhenua names first)
Singles: Joyce Croft vs. Alan Taylor 8-13, 0-13, 9-13;
Doubles: June Cave/Jan Hayward vs. Max Brown/Rex Hayes 7-13, 12-13, 8-13;
Triples: Carleen Fitzgerald/Brent Loghurst/Shirley MacDonald vs. Eddie Campbell/Annick de Guen/Brian Frampton 13-11, 5-13, 13-8.
Score: Horowhenua 2, Kapiti 7

Tournament history

PNZ National Doubles Championship

6 November 2011

Thirty-eight teams from around the country took part in the National Doubles at Park Avenue.

In the first round on Saturday morning, Jared Handford and Andre Noel lost to Allan Fletcher and Christian Fouquet. In the Championship final on Sunday evening these two teams faced each other again. However, this time the result was reversed.

This is Jared's first National title and Andre becomes the second person after Georgio Vakauta (1999-2000-2001 and 2008-09-10) to win three consecutive National Doubles titles.

Final placings

WPA Regional Seedings

8 November 2011

The Regional Seedings have been updated to include the Regional Doubles results. (Explanation of the Seedings)

Wellington Representative team

8 November 2011

The Wellington team to play in the Southern Tri-Star in Christchurch is: Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Brian Frampton (Kapiti), Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East), Graeme Morris (Masterton), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East), and Dirk Winnie (Park Avenue).

PNZ National Rankings

9 November 2011

After a four year absence from the game, Allan Fletcher has surged back into the National Rankings finishing the year in third place. Georgio Vakauta retains the top spot, although he was briefly dethroned by Andre Noel over the off-season.

Christine Strichen is the top ranked female player and Ian Baker the top ranked Senior.

Points of note are:

PNZ National Rankings - Top 20 players
 Nov 11Nov 10
Vakauta, GeorgioVikings24.00122.501
Noel, AndreVikings23.00222.002
Fletcher, AllanHerne Bay22.003Not Ranked
Belz, MauriceBay View20.50420.803
Fouquet, ChristianHerne Bay20.005=18.807
Handford, JaredChristchurch20.005=10.0025=
Lippard, DavidHerne Bay19.60717.338
Rocks, MichaelKhandallah19.00816.8010
Taffard, LeeNapier18.50919.605
Winnie, DirkPark Avenue18.001014.4015=
Baker, IanHerne Bay17.501117.009
Porter, MurrayBay View17.331214.0017
Hay, DougMasterton16.001313.0019
Brock, CharlesKennedy Park15.001415.3313=
Bridge, BobHibiscus Coast14.80157.2036=
Peachey, BillHibiscus Coast14.50168.0029=
Hamilton, PeteWanganui East13.671716.4012
Bartleet, CliveVikings13.6018=Not Ranked
Strichen, ChristineWanganui East13.6018=10.0025=
Lippard, JoanneHerne Bay12.0020=16.6711
Morris, GraemeMasterton12.0020=10.4024

Note: The list shows Players who have competed in a minimum of 3 National Championships in the last 2 years.

Twilight Pétanque

13 November 2011

The Khandallah club is running a series of twilight pétanque events from 6:00 to 8:00 pm each Wednesday evening starting from 23 November. The cost is $2 per night for non Khandallah club members. Please contact Michael Rocks 04-973-0011 for further details.

Wanganui East Open Triples

20 November 2011

Ian Baker, Andre Noel and Georgio Vakauta retained their Wanganui East Open Triples title when they beat Morgan Choveaux, Jared Handford and Nico Toyne in the final.


WPA Regional Senior Doubles

24 November 2011

Shirley MacDonald and Shirley Selwyn won the Regional Senior Doubles. In the final they beat defending champions Barbara and Brian Frampton.


WPA Women's Doubles and Triples

25 November 2011

Annick Le Guen had a good pétanque weekend in Horowhenua. On Saturday she teamed up with Claire Wilson to win the Women's Doubles and on Sunday she joined Barbara Johnston and Christine Strichen to win the Women's Triples.

Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

27 November 2011

After a break of seven years the 3 Boules Triples was held again at Khandallah. The additional boules on the terrain ensured some tight games including a 4-4 draw.

In the Trophy final, second seeds Elizabeth Rocks, Michael Rocks and Roy Zeier beat top seeds Peter Dennett, Richard Lawson and Karepa Mataira. The Plate was won by Jack Gazzard, Linda Gazzard and Harl Stevens from Erica Drake, Catherine Maher and Christophe Vesse.

The Bowl was won by Carol Lacoste, Judith Williamson and Rex Williamson from Dallas Denby, Peter Easther and Jim Ryburn. (Final Results)

Wellington Representative team

30 November 2011

The Wellington team to play against Hawke's Bay for the Haines Cup on Sunday 11 December is: Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East), Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East), Barb Johnston (Masterton), Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East) and Dirk Winnie (Park Avenue).

Graeme Morris (Selector)