News Archive - October 2011

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Women's World Championship

2 October 2011

Forty-one teams from 39 countries (hosts Turkey and defending championships Thailand have two teams) are expected to take part in the Women's World Championship in Turkey. The Championship starts on Monday 17 October and you can follow the tournament's progress at the official website. (No longer available)

This is the fourth time that NZ has been represented at the Women's World Championships. Sharon Cannon and Barbara Johnston have both been members of all three previous NZ teams, while Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson are competing for the first time.

The players, Dirk Winnie (coach) and Murray Johnston (Manager) will be leaving NZ over the next week and meeting up in Turkey a few days prior to the tournament start. With three members of the team, this is the largest Wellington regional contribution to a World Championship team.

New Zealand's World Championship results

Champion of Champions - Singles

5 October 2011

Six clubs were represented in this year's event held at Otaki. Kaye Alison (Kapiti) won on tie-break from Joe Barnao (Otaki) after both finished with 4 wins from 5 games.

Final results

10 November 2011

Report from the Kapiti Observer

PNZ National Singles

9 October 2011

Georgio Vakauta avenged his semi-final loss in the Auckland Regional Singles when he defeated David Lippard in the Championship final. The win takes his tally to six National Singles titles. Only Niau Ruta has won the title more than once.

Final Results

Regional Seedings

16 October 2011

The Regional Seedings have been updated with the inclusion of the 2011 Regional Singles results. Explanation of the Regional Seedings.

PNZ National Rankings

16 October 2011

Georgio Vakauta has regained the top spot on the National Rankings following his win at the National Singles. Andre Noel has dropped one place to second.

Assuming that these two players continue to play together in Doubles and Triples, it will be at least a year before there is another change at the top.

PNZ National Rankings - Top 20 players
 Oct 11Apr 11
PlayerClubPointsRankPointsRank
Vakauta, GeorgioVikings24.00122.802
Noel, AndreVikings23.00224.001
Sandilands, RonCockle Bay20.70320.704
Belz, MauriceBay View20.504=21.203
Lippard, DavidHerne Bay20.504=20.006
Rocks, MichaelKhandallah20.504=20.405
Fouquet, ChristianHerne Bay19.67719.607
Taffard, LeeNapier18.50818.808
Porter, MurrayBay View17.33915.3311
Baker, IanHerne Bay16.801017.009
Brock, CharlesKennedy Park16.001116.0010
Hamilton, PeteWanganui East15.001214.8012=
Winnie, DirkPark Avenue14.801314.8012=
Strichen, ChristineWanganui East13.201413.2015
Bartleet, CliveVikings13.001512.0018=
Handford, JaredChristchurch12.671612.6717
Hay, DougMasterton12.5017=12.0018=
Lippard, JoanneHerne Bay12.5017=13.3314
Peachey, BillHisbuscus Coast12.401911.0021
Bridge, BobHibiscus Coast12.0020=9.2029=
Hackett, GrantWest End12.0020=Not Ranked

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

Women's World Championship - Shooting Competition

18 October 2011

Christine Strichen scored 24 points in the qualifying round of the Shooting competition and was placed eleventh. The top four players qualify directly for the quarter-finals and players in positions 5 to 22 will compete in a Repêchage to determine the other four qualifiers.

In the first round of play NZ lost to Finland 8-11, and in the second round beat Wales 12-7. Note that games in the first five qualifying rounds are played under a time limit.

Women's World Championship

19 October 2011

A severe storm resulted in a flooded terrain so one round of qualifying was cancelled. New Zealand's results were:

  1. Finland 11, New Zealand 8
  2. Wales 7, New Zealand 12
  3. Germany 13, New Zealand 4
  4. New Zealand 13, Denmark 2

New Zealand finished 28 out of the 39 competitors and qualified for the Nations Cup.

In the Preliminary round, New Zealand beat the USA 13-7, and will now play Germany in the eighth-final.

In the Championship section, the quarter-final matches are: Thailand 2 vs. Madagascar, France vs. Czech Republic, Thailand 1 vs. Tunisia, Poland vs. Spain.

Women's World Championship - Shooting Competition

19 October 2011

In the Repêchage Christine Strichen finished 8 equal with 20 points.

The Shooting competition was won by Hanta Francine Randriambahiny (Madagascar) from Maryse Bergeron (Canada). Third place was shared by three-time winner Angélique Papon (France) and Sarah Huntley (England).

Women's World Championship

19 October 2011

New Zealand's journey at the World Championship has come to an end with their 3-13 eighth-final loss to Germany. Tahiti have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Nations Cup by beating Sweden 13-7.

In the Championship, Thailand II (the defending champions) is playing France, while Spain is playing Tunisia.

Junior World Championship

25 October 2011

Thirty-two teams from thirty-one countries (hosts Turkey had two teams) took part in the 2011 Junior World Championship in Kemer, Turkey. The Shooting competition was won by Diego Rizzi (Italy) with a score of 60. Runner-up was Logan Barton (Belgium).

Thailand won the Junior World Championship for the first time when they defeated Germany 13-0 in the final. The semi-finalists were France and Tunisia.

Details on the Nations Cup have not yet been published.

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

27 October 2011

Bob McCarthy and Margaret Mordecai are the 2011-12 Regional Doubles Champions. In the final, played at Park Avenue, they beat the Hataitai pairing of Richard Lawson and Karepa Mataira 13-3.

The Plate was won by Susan Norman and Shirley Selwyn and the Day Two competition was won by Brian Smith and Richard Turfrey.

Final Placings

Horowhenua Guy Fawkes Doubles

27 October 2011

The tournament has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

Champion of Champions - Doubles

29 October 2011

Eight teams took part in the Champion of Champions Doubles in Masterton. Going into the last round, Diane Brunton and Mike Towart (Otaki) were leading with five wins, but a loss to Rachel Gorniot and Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East) saw them pipped at the post by their opponents.

Final placings