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Tournament Calendar

5 August 2013

With the start of the new season on 1 September, the links from the website have been updated. The current season link will point to the 2013-14 calendar, last season will point to the 2012-13 calendar, and next season will point to the 2014-15 season.

The 2011-12 calendar (previously last season) has been archived.

Pétanque New Zealand

6 August 2013

July 2013 Pétanque New Zealand magazine cover

The July issue of Pétanque New Zealand has been mailed out to subscribers.

To download a subscription form see the PNZ website.

There are two corrections to the Tournament Calendar that appears on page 2.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Match

8 August 2013

After the first two rounds were split 3-3, Masterton pulled away in the final round to win their Jacques Cochonnet defence against Horowhenua.

Results (Masterton names first)
Singles: John Clark vs. Rosemary Barrack 11-13, 9-13, 13-6;
Doubles: Barb Johnston/Claire Wilson vs. Rangi Ankins/Lew Gill 13-2, 7-13, 13-8;
Triples: Joan Miller/Ralph Priddle/Niall Singer vs. Dave Gatchel/Shirley Peard/Lynne Teddy 13-11, 13-11, 13-8.
Score: Masterton 6, Horowhenua 3

Masterton's next defence is at home to Kapiti.

Tournament history

WPA Committee Meeting Agenda

15 August 2013

The agenda for the next WPA Committee meeting to be held at Silverstream Pétanque Club on Thursday, 29 August 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Rule Interpretations

16 August 2013

It is over a year since PNZ published John Degueldre's explanation of a Boule played out of turn. However, it would seem that the message hasn't reached all players. With the new season about to start (1 September), it is timely to review some of the more problematic rules.

Boule(s) played out of turn

A matter which has been controversial for a few years.

It is time to clarify the situation once and for all. But before that, I would like to say that such a situation should never occur. When a boule is played out of turn it is because the players play lazy petanque and estimate from the circle that their boule doesn't hold the point. In most cases, from the circle, it is impossible to have a fair idea which boule holds the point.

Experienced players know how important it is to have the boule advantage and to keep it, that is, one or several more boules to play than the opponent. That is why they will never make such a guess and will walk towards the jack to assess the situation from various angles. If they have any doubt they will measure to make sure that they don't play another boule if they hold the point.


Boules played out of turn are not considered as an infringement to the rules but indeed as a mistake. Players making such a mistake penalise themselves by reducing or losing the boule advantage. In conclusion, players do not incur any penalty, and boule(s) are valid and stay in place. But it is still the player or team not holding the point that must play the next boule.

John Degueldre
PNZ Director Of Umpiring
APSPC Umpire

Two useful websites for Rule Interpretations are The Rules of Petanque and Mike Pegg's Petanque Rules - ask the umpire Facebook group. (Note: You need to have a Facebook logon to view this page).

Duck Creek Restaurant

17 August 2013

Duck Creek Pétanque terrain

The Kapiti Travelling Boulistes visited Duck Creek Restaurant in Pauatahunui Village earlier in the year.

For details on the Restaurant's Opening Hours and Menu, check their website.

Photo credit: Rex Hayes

Note: Duck Creek Restaurant closed in late 2016.

Chanticleer Cup match

18 August 2013

2013 Auckland and Wellington Chanticleer Cup teams

The Wellington Development team regained the Chanticleer Tropy from Auckland over the weekend in Whanganui.

Photo credit: Jan McCarthy

23 August 2013

Final Result

Park Avenue August Doubles

24 August 2013

Eighteen teams have entered the Park Avenue Winter Doubles (25 August).

  1. Kath Alison (Kapiti)/Kaye Alison (Kapiti)
  2. Ted Burr/Joan Judd (Otaki)
  3. Myles Cowper (Windy Hills)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  4. Erica Drake/Christophe Vesse (Hataitai)
  5. Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  6. Linda Gazzard/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  7. Lew Gill/Lynne Teddy (Horowhenua)
  8. Simon Grant/Enoka Smiler (Park Ave)
  9. Rex Hayes (Kapiti)/Bob McCarthy (Otaki)
  10. Bob Horton/Colleen Horton (Upper Hutt)
  11. Richard Lawson/Catherine Maher (Hataitai)
  12. Annick Le Guen/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  13. Clare Loman/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  14. Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti)
  15. Graeme Morris (Masterton)/Barbara Nicholls (Park Avenue)
  16. Doc Murray/Dave Wilmshurst (Upper Hutt)
  17. Graeme Pilcher/Tommy Werry (Park Avenue)
  18. Trish Smart/Don Thompson (Manawatu)

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Match

24 August 2013

Masterton convincingly defeated Kapiti to retain the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy.

Results (Masterton names first)
Singles: Joan Miller vs. Alan Taylor 13-11, 13-8, 13-11;
Doubles: Barbara Johnston/Brian Smith vs. Annick Le Guen/Jo Maxwell 13-11, 13-11, 2-13;
Triples: Graeme Morris/Ralph Priddle/Claire Wilson vs. Max Brown/Eddie Campbell/Rex Hayes 13-11, 13-2, 13-10.
Score: Masterton 8, Kapiti 1

Masterton's next defence is at away at Manawatu.

Tournament history

Park Avenue August Doubles

25 August 2013

Playing in the Park Avenue August Doubles

Myles Cowper & Michael Rocks won the Park Avenue August Doubles on tie-break from Graeme Morris & Barbara Nicholls and Annick Le Guen & Alan Taylor.

All three teams were undefeated.

Final results

Women's Doubles

27 August 2013

Fifteen teams have entered the Women's Doubles to be played on Saturday, 31 August at Otaki Pétanque.

  1. Kath Alison/Fay Doyle (Kapiti)
  2. Rosemary Barrack (Horowhenua)/Clare Loman (Otaki)
  3. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)/Barbara Nicholls (Park Avenue)
  4. Sharon Cannon/Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)
  5. Erica Drake/Catherine Maher (Hataitai)
  6. Carleen Fitzgerald/Shona Whale (Horowhenua)
  7. Linda Gazzard/Jo Maxwell (Kapiti)
  8. Sue Gurr (Wanganui East)/Joan Judd (Otaki)
  9. Barb Johnston (Masterton)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  10. Robin Mann/Tommy Werry (Park Avenue)
  11. Beth Miles/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  12. Joan Miller (Masterton)/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  13. Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)/Lynne Teddy (Horowhenua)
  14. Trish Smart/Jan Willis (Manawatu)
  15. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)

28 August 2013

Marlene Barker/Judith Williamson (Kapiti) have entered the Women's Doubles.

Women's Triples

27 August 2013

Ten teams have entered the Women's Doubles to be played on Sunday, 1 September at Otaki Pétanque.

  1. Kath Alison/Fay Doyle (Kapiti)/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  2. Rosemary Barrack/Carleen Fitzgerald/Shirley Peard (Horowhenua)
  3. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)/Barbara Nicholls (Park Avenue)/Lynne Teddy (Horowhenua)
  4. Diane Brunton (Otaki)/Sue Gurr (Wanganui East)/Joan Judd (Otaki)
  5. Sharon Cannon/Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  6. Linda Gazzard (Kapiti)/Robin Mann/Tommy Werry (Park Avenue)
  7. Barb Johnston (Masterton)/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  8. Carol Lacoste/Beth Miles/Judith Williamson (Kapiti)
  9. Jo Maxwell/Sheryl McFadgen/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  10. Joan Miller (Masterton)/Susan Norman (Windy Hills)/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)