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Masterton Midwinter Doubles

3 June 2012

2012 Masterton Midwinter Doubles winners

After ten rounds of qualifying games, the Trophy final for the Masterton Midwinter Doubles featured two teams vying for their second title.

At the end of play, it was the 2002 champions, Denise Bavidge and Geoff Greer, who prevailed 13-9 against 2009 champions, Andrew Joe and Brian Smith.

Final results

Photo credit: Robin Johnston

WPA Annual General Meeting

8 June 2012

Hi all.

Please find attached a notice advertising the Annual General Meeting of the WPA.

Nominations for the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer are now required. Just a reminder that the incumbent President is not seeking re-election, so a new President will need to be found.

A copy of the minutes of the previous AGM is also attached.

Please ensure all of your Club members receive this notice so we may have a good attendance.

Colleen Horton
WPA Secretary

PNZ Board Changes

11 June 2012


Attached please find a memo from Dirk Winnie, who was elected as PNZ President at the May Board meeting, and notes from that meeting, plus the minutes of the 2012 AGM for you to bring to the attention of your Club members.

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque New Zealand

WPA Regional Awards

12 June 2012

Voting for the Personality of the Year has now closed. The Award winners will be announced at the WPA AGM on Saturday 14 July.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge Match

14 June 2012

Kapiti successfully defended the Jacques Cochonnet in their away match to Horowhenua.

Results (Kapiti names first)
Singles: Alan Taylor vs. Lew Gill 13-12, 13-7, 13-8;
Doubles: Brian Frampton/Rex Hayes vs. Jan Hayward/Lynne Teddy 13-5, 12-13, 13-0;
Triples: Max Brown/Fay Doyle/Annick Le Guen vs. Carleen Fitzgerald/Francis Johns/Shirley MacDonald 13-7, 7-13, 13-6.
Score: Kapiti 7, Horowenua 2

Kapiti's next defence is away to Upper Hutt.

Tournament history

Pan Pacific Championship

16 June 2012

The Sixth Pan Pacific Championship is being held at the Floreal Pétanque Club in Sydney. Eight nations are represented: Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.

In this morning's first round, the NZ Men team beat Japan, while the Women's team beat Brunei. Christine Strichen is through to the semi-finals in the Shooting competition.

New Zealand Teams


Christian Fouquet, David Lippard, Andre Noel, Georgio Vakauta and John Targett (coach).


Sharon Cannon, Joanne Lippard, Christine Strichen, Claire Wilson and Dirk Winnie (coach).

Pan Pacific Championship

17 June 2012

Christine Strichen won the Silver Medal in the Shooting competition. The Gold medal was won by a member of the Thailand Women's team. Scores not yet available.

This may be the first time that a Open Shooting competition featured two women in the final.

In the games, both NZ teams have qualified for the top 8. The men face Australia 1 and the women face Singapore.

Quarter-final results

NZ Men's team reach the semi-finals after defeating Australia 13-3. NZ Women go down 12-13 to Singapore.

Semi-final draw

New Zealand vs. Thailand, New Caledonia vs. Singapore.

Thailand wins the semi-final 13-10.


New Caledonia beat Thailand 13-1 in the final.

World Championship

20 June 2012

PNZ has confirmed the members of the NZ team to the 2012 World Championships in Marseille, France.

The team is: Christian Fouquet (Herne Bay), David Lippard (Herne Bay), Andre Noel (Vikings), and Georgio Vakauta (Vikings). The Team Coach is John Targett (Christchurch) and the Team Manager is Lorraine Brock (Kennedy Park).

The competition is from 4 to 7 October.

Chanticleer Cup team

21 June 2012

The Wellington Development team to play against Auckland for the Chanticleer Cup (18 & 19 August) is:


Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East), Annick Le Guen (Kapiti), Graeme Morris (Masterton), Tony Simpson (Wanganui East), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)


Brian Frampton (Kapiti), Sue Gurr (Wanganui East), Richard Lawson (Hataitai), Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua), Bob McCarthy (Otaki), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki).

A practice will be held at Otaki Pétanque club on Saturday 14 July at 11:00 am.

Chanticleer Cup team

28 June 2012

The Auckland Development team to play against Wellington is:


Ian Baker (Herne Bay), Clive Bartleet (Vikings), Paul Bickleman (Herne Bay), Jean-Pascal Cuer (Herne Bay), Charles Peni (Vikings), Selwyn Sainty (Herne Bay);


Francoise Case (Herne Bay), Margaret Maher (Northcote), Jean Parley (Stanley Bay), Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast), Margaret Penny (Herne Bay), Ray Pierce (Herne Bay).