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Annual General Meeting

1 July 2012

The Agenda for the Annual General Meeting is now available.

Park Avenue Open Doubles

4 July 2012

Fifteen teams have entered the Park Avenue Open Doubles to be held on 8 July.

  1. Kevin Bateman/Barbara Nicholls (Park Avenue)
  2. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  3. Ted Burr/Joan Judd (Otaki)
  4. Sheryl Earnshaw/Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti)
  5. Diane Fletcher/Graeme Pilcher (Park Avenue)
  6. Barbara Frampton/Brian Frampton (Kapiti)
  7. Simon Grant/Robin Mann (Park Avenue)
  8. Richard Lawton/Catherine Maher (Hataitai)
  9. Annick Le Guen/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  10. Tim Lovell-Smith/Barry Sarney (Silverstream)
  11. Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  12. David Parr/Tommy Werry (Park Avenue)
  13. Tangi Rasmussen/Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue)
  14. Michael Rocks/Peter van Heusden (Khandallah)
  15. Trish Smart (Otaki)/Christophe Vesse (Hataitai)

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge Match

7 July 2012

Kapiti successfully defended the Jacques Cochonnet for the second time in their away match to Upper Hutt. With three consecutive wins, Kapiti have now recorded their longest winning run.

Results (Kapiti names first)
Singles: Alan Taylor vs. Ruth Quill 13-9, 13-3, 13-9;
Doubles: Max Brown/Rex Hayes vs. JP Hammond/Kathy Taylor 7-13, 13-2, 13-3;
Triples: Fay Doyle/Brian Frampton/Annick Le Guen vs. Ian Baine/Jean Baine/Colin Gooch 9–13, 8–13, 13-10.
Score: Kapiti 6, Upper Hutt 3

Kapiti's next match is away to Manawatu.

Tournament history

Park Avenue Open Doubles

8 July 2012

Fourteen teams took part in the July edition of the Park Avenue Doubles. David Parr and Tommy Werry (Park Avenue) took first place on tie-break from Michael Rocks and Peter van Heusden (Khandallah).

Final results

Does Wellington finally have a venue to rival Ponsonby's Atomic Cafe?

9 July 2012

Play Pétanque in our sunny garden

Auckland's Atomic cafe (since renamed Cafe 121) in Ponsonby Road could be considered the birthplace of Pétanque in New Zealand. For years, those of us South of the Bombay Hills have listened in envy to the stories of Aucklanders who have played pétanque in the alleyway at the back of the cafe.

Perhaps now there is a place in Wellington where a game of pétanque and a pastis could become a Sunday afternoon destination. Located at 92 Karori Road, Coucou is open for Dinner Wednesday to Saturday, and Brunch/Lunch Saturday and Sunday.

Coffee is by The Immigrant's Son and the food by chef Jerome Touzard is outstanding!

Unfortunately, Coucou is no longer trading.

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples

11 July 2012

Twenty-six teams have entered the Horowhenua Midwinter Triples to be played on Sunday 15 July.

  1. Kath Alison/Kaye Alison/Fay Doyle (Kapiti)
  2. Paul Anderson/Yvonne Futcher/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  3. Ian Bailey (Manawatu)/Rachel Gorniot/Don Thompson (Wanganui East)
  4. Leeanne Bird/Krissy Dinniss/Dene Futcher (Wanganui East)
  5. Bob Bridge (West End)/Joan Miller/Ralph Priddle (Masterton)
  6. Pat Buckley/Jan Hayward/Ophir Macdonald (Horowhenua)
  7. Ted Burr/Elaine Cox/Joan Judd (Otaki)
  8. Sharon Cannon (Bay View)/Peter Hamilton/Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  9. Derek Cooper/Paul Husband/Don Thompson (Manawatu)
  10. Elva Cooper/Jean Signal/Jan Willis (Manawatu)
  11. Myles Cowper (Windy Hills)/Michael Rocks/Peter Van Heusden (Khandallah)
  12. Peter Dennett/Richard Lawson/Catherine Maher (Hataitai)
  13. Erica Drake (Hatiati)/Sue Gurr/Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  14. Don Fraser/Shirley Fraser/Clare Loman (Otaki)
  15. Lew Gill/Brent Longhurst/Sandy MacDonald (Horowhenua)
  16. Rex Hayes/Annick Le Guen/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  17. Gwen Hill/Beverley Mason/Harl Stevens (Kapiti)
  18. Andrew Joe/Dean Norman (Windy Hills)/Brian Smith (Silverstream)
  19. Barbara Johnston (Masterton)/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  20. Mike Kennedy (Upper Hutt)/Trish Smart/Christophe Vesse (Hataitai)
  21. Val Long/Jan McCarthy/Brian Pratley (Otaki)
  22. Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua)/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)/Susan Norman (Windy Hills)
  23. Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordicai (Otaki)/Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  24. Marty McGee/Bob Wilde/Shirley Wilde (Otaki)
  25. Penny Pattison/Marilyn Trembath/Tony Trembath (Horowhenua)
  26. Josie Penton/Margaret Pomana/Louise Sligo (Wanganui East)

WPA Annual General Meeting

14 July 2012

Brief points from the meeting:

Minutes and reports to follow.

WPA Regional Awards

14 July 2012

The Regional Award winners for 2011-12 are:

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples

15 July 2012

2012 Horowhenua Midwinter Triples winners

Barbara Johnston, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson were undefeated in winning the Horowhenua Midwinter Triples on a rather wet and windy day.

This was the largest Triples field in the Wellington region for some time.


Kapiti Memorial Mêlée

24 July 2012

Kapiti held its annual Memorial Mêlée on Sunday 22 July in perfect weather! There were 64 entries which was great considering that, earlier in the week there were only 41.

First four placings, all with 5 wins each:

  1. Myles Cowper (Windy Hills) 5 wins, +46
  2. Terry Dawson (Kapiti) 5, +45
  3. Ian Bailey (Manawatu) 5, +36
  4. Christophe Vesse (Hataitai) 5, +35

Where to Play Pétanque

25 July 2012

People are creatures of habit. If you asked most players where they play pétanque, they would state their club, or possibly a home piste. However, there are many locations throughout the region where you play the game.

A group of intrepid players from the Kapiti area have been travelling around trying out the various public terrains. Rex Hayes sent through some photographs.

So the next fine day you feel like a game of pétanque, don't just wander down to the club out of habit, get some friends together and meet at a public terrain. Who knows, you might find someone new to play with.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge Match

28 July 2012

Kapiti have created a new Jacques Cochonnet record by winning three consecutive away matches. In their latest match they travelled to Manawatu.

Results (Kapiti names first)
Singles: Alan Taylor vs. Don Thompson 2-13, 13-10, 4-13;
Doubles: Rex Hayes/Annick Le Guen vs. Elva Cooper/Paul Husband 13-1, 13-1, 13-2;
Triples: Max Brown/Fay Doyle/Brian Frampton vs. Ian Bailey/Derek Cooper/Don Thompson 13-4, 13-5, 13-5.
Score: Kapiti 7, Manawatu 2

Kapiti's next match is away to Masterton.

Tournament history

Park Avenue Open Doubles

31 July 2012

Twenty teams have entered the Park Avenue Open Doubles to be held on 4 August.

  1. Kath Alison/Kaye Alison (Kapiti)
  2. Jean Baine/Alison Zuppicich (Upper Hutt)
  3. Brian Bradburn (Silverstream)/Catherine Maher (Hataitai)
  4. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)/Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  5. Ian Calder/Rex Hayes (Kapiti)
  6. Myles Cowper/Gordon Dykes (Windy Hills)
  7. Anne Dawson/Terry Dawson (Kapiti)
  8. Fay Doyle/Harl Stevens (Kapiti)
  9. Erica Drake/Christophe Vesse (Hataitai)
  10. Sheryl Earnshaw/Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti)
  11. Diane Fletcher/Graeme Pilcher (Park Avenue)
  12. Barbara Frampton (Kapiti)/Steve Frampton (Park Avenue)
  13. Brian Frampton (Kapiti)/Richard Lawson (Hataitai)
  14. Simon Grant/Robin Mann (Park Avenue)
  15. Annick Le Guen/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  16. Tim Lovell-Smith/Barry Sarney (Silverstream)
  17. Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  18. Michael Rocks/Peter van Heusden (Khandallah)
  19. Enoka Smiler/Monica Smiler (Park Avenue)
  20. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)