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PNZ Senior Representative Camp

3 February 2013

The PNZ Senior squad players had their first selection camp at Park Avenue (2 & 3 February). Nine women were out to impress selectors Diane Findlay (Christchurch) and Joan Miller (Masterton). Twelve men were put through their paces by selectors Rex Hayes (Kapiti) and Barbara Whittington (Park Avenue).

The camp featured four Wellington region players in the Women's section (Claire Bradburn, Shirley MacDonald, Margaret Mordecai, and Shirley Selwyn) and four in the Men's section (Pete Hamilton, Bob McCarthy, Graeme Morris, and Ralph Priddle).

Lake Macquire City Pétanque club logo

Six Women and six Men will be selected for the Trans Tasman team to take on Australia at the Lake Macquarie City Pétanque club, Teralba, New South Wales (18/19 May 2013).

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PNZ Senior Selection camp

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

6 February 2013

Eighteeen teams have entered the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles (Sunday 10 February).

Venue: Upper Hutt Pétanque club, Maidstone Park, Park Street, Upper Hutt
Start time: 9:30 for 10:00 am

  1. Ian Baine/Rona Hurley (Upper Hutt)
  2. Barbara Bateman/Adrian Billing (Silverstream)
  3. Kevin Blackman/Robin Mann (Park Avenue)
  4. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  5. John Clarke (Upper Hutt)/Barry Sarney (Silverstream)
  6. Owen Davie/Tim Lovell-Smith (Silverstream)
  7. Erica Drake/Christophe Vesse (Hataitai)
  8. Diane Fletcher/Simon Grant (Park Avenue)
  9. Jack Gazzard/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  10. Linda Gazzard/Jo Maxwell (Kapiti)
  11. JP Hammond (Upper Hutt)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  12. Bob Horton/Jeanne Zee (Upper Hutt)
  13. Elaine Hunt/Kathy Taylor (Upper Hutt)
  14. Mike Kennedy/Patrick Smith (Upper Hutt)
  15. John MacFarlane/Pat MacFarlane (Manawatu)
  16. Doc Murray/Dave Wilmshurst (Upper Hutt)
  17. Barbara Nicholls/Michael Peacock (Park Avenue)
  18. Alison Zuppicich/Grahame Zuppicich (Upper Hutt)

Explanation of the Swiss System | Swiss system pairing rules used at Upper Hutt

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Match

9 February 2013

Masterton successfully defended the Jacques Cochonnet against Park Avenue in the first challenge match for 2013.

Results (Masterton names first)
Singles: Claire Wilson vs. Tangi Rasmussen 13-3, 13-3, 13-7;
Doubles: Barbara Johnston/Ralph Priddle vs. Steve Frampton/Robin Mann 3-13, 3-13, 13-9;
Triples: Joan Miller/Graeme Morris/Brian Smith vs. Barbara Nicholls/Graeme Pilcher/Tommy Werry 13-3, 11-13, 11-13.
Score: Masterton 5, Park Avenue 4

The draw for the next round will be made at the February Committee meeting.

Tournament history

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

10 February 2013

Erica Drake and Christophe Vesse (Hataitai) were undefeated in winning the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles.

In the final round they played the only other undefeated team, at that stage, Brian and Claire Bradburn (Silverstream).

Final results

2013 Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles winners 2013 Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles runners-up

2013 Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles 2013 Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

14 February 2013

Eleven teams have entered the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples (Sunday 17 February).

Venue: Khandallah Pétanque club, 26 Woodmancote Road, Wellington
Start time: 9:00 for 9:30 am

  1. Ian Baine/Jean Baine/Doc Murray (The Hutt Hopefuls)
  2. Ted Burr/Don Fraser/Shirley Fraser (Three Stooges)
  3. John Clarke/JP Hammond/Jeanne Zee (Menage a Trois)
  4. Peter Dennett/Richard Lawson/Catherine Maher
  5. Erica Drake/Mike Kennedy/Christophe Vesse (Hut tai tai)
  6. Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford/Alan Taylor (Team Guns)
  7. Jack Gazzard/Linda Gazzard/Jo Maxwell (Rhubarb)
  8. Bob Horton/Colleen Horton/Dave Wilmshurst (Hopefuls)
  9. Elaine Hunt/Barry Sarney/Kathy Taylor
  10. Clare Loman/Bob McCarthy/Jan McCarthy (Wrinkles)
  11. Elizabeth Rocks/Michael Rocks/Roy Zeier (Triple Sec)

15 February 2013

Diane Brunton, Val Long, and Margaret Mordecai have stepped in to remove the bye.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy challenge draw

14 February 2013

The draw for Round 18 was conducted after the WPA Committee meeting.

Trophy Holder


Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy : Draw for Round 18
18.1Park AvenueHome
18.5Wanganui EastAway
18.6Upper HuttHome

Note: The venue is for the Challenger.

Southern Senior Tri-Star

15 February 2013

Hi all Wellington Region Senior Players,
I am pleased to let you know, that I have been appointed Coach for the 2013 Tri Star.

Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of time to prepare. This is largely due to Southern having to withdraw from this year's battle. Fortunately, Bay of Plenty have accepted an invite to join in on this years Tri Star, so the Tri Star will go ahead. Wellington host the Tri Star on 16 & 17 March 2013.

Richard Turfrey

Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

17 February 2013

Elizabeth Rocks, Michael Rocks, and Roy Zeier won the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples. In the final they beat Ted Burr, Don Fraser and Shirley Fraser. Twelve teams took part.

Final results

2013 Khandallah 3 Boules Triples 2013 Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

2013 Khandallah 3 Boules Triples 2013 Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

Southern Senior Tri-Star

18 February 2013

The Senior Tri-Star will be played at the Otaki Pétanque club (16 & 17 March 2013).

WBS Open Triples

18 February 2013

Fourteen teams have entered the WBS Open Triples this weekend in Masterton (Sat 23 & Sun 24 February).

Venue: Masterton Pétanque club, Park Bowling Club, Queen Elizabeth II Park, Masterton
Start Time: 8:30 for 9:00 am (Sat), 8:00 for 8:30 am (Sun).

  1. Lee-Anne Bird/Sue Gurr (Wanganui East)/Tangi Rasmussen (Park Avenue)
  2. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)/Tommy Werry (Park Avenue)
  3. Bob Bridge/Brian Smith (Masterton)/Lee Tafford (Napier City)
  4. Sharon Cannon (Bay View)/Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  5. Sandy Carston (Wanganui East)/Eddie King (HBLT)/John O'Halloran
  6. Myles Cowper (Windy Hills)/Nick Jegousse (Upper Hutt)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  7. Peter Dennett/Richard Lawson (Hataitai)/Anna Simms (Masterton)
  8. Dianne Fletcher/Barbara Nicholls/Graeme Pilcher (Park Avenue)
  9. Barbara Johnston/Joan Miller/Ralph Priddle (Masterton)
  10. Dawn Macdonald/Gael Singer/Niall Singer (Masterton)
  11. Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  12. Graeme Morris (Masterton)/Sue Neilson/Trevor Neilson (Rotorua)
  13. Sheryl Parslow/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  14. Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)/Peter van Heusden (Khandallah)

PNZ Open Men Representative Camp

20 February 2013

The seven members of the PNZ Open Men squad had their selection camp at the Stanley Bay Pétanque club in Auckland (2 & 3 February). Richard Turfrey was the only WPA Region player attending. Six players will be chosen for the Trans Tasman team and up to six will be chosen for the Oceania Championship in Wallis and Futuna (4-7 April).

The Selectors are Lorraine Brock (Kennedy Park) and Jean Parley (Stanley Bay).

PNZ Open Women Representative Camp

20 February 2013

The nine members of the PNZ Open Women squad had their selection camp at the Khandallah Pétanque club (9 & 10 February). Four Wellington region players were involved: Yvonne Futcher, Barbara Johnston, Christine Strichen, and Claire Wilson.

The Selectors are Joan Miller (Masterton), Graeme Morris (Masterton), and Dirk Winnie (Park Avenue).

Six players will be chosen for the Trans Tasman team and up to six will be chosen for the Oceania Championship in Wallis and Futuna (4-7 April).

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New Obut Cochonnet

21 February 2013

Obut black synthetic cochonnet and magnetic lifter

The Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles earlier in the month witnessed the Wellington (if not NZ) debut of Obut's latest synthetic cochonnet.

Not only is this cochonnet a very fetching black, it is able to be picked up by a magnetic lifter. According to Obut, it has been approved for use by FIPJP.

WPA Inter-club competition

22 February 2013

Second day Inter-club results.

Plimmerton terrain Opening Day

22 February 2013

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Rex Hayes attended the official opening day for the Karehana Park pétanque terrain (Cluny Road, Plimmerston) and sent through some pictures.

The terrain was opened by the Porirua Mayor, Nick Leggett. Construction was carried out by the team from Tuohy Homes.

WBS Open Triples Triples

24 February 2013

Myles Cowper, Nick Jegousse, and Michael Rocks have won the WBS Open Triples for 2013. In the Trophy final they beat Sharon Cannon, Yvonne Futcher, and Annick Le Guen 13-8.

The Plate was won by Bob Bridge, Brian Smith, and Lee Taffard from Graeme Morris, Sue Neilson, and Trevor Neilson. The Bowl was won by Barbara Johnston, Joan Miller, and Ralph Priddle.

Fourteen teams took part in the competition. (Final results)

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2013 WBS Open Triples 2013 WBS Open Triples

National Representative teams

25 February 2013

The PNZ Board have ratified the below teams to take part in the Oceania Championship in Wallis & Futuna (4-7 April) and the Trans Tasman in Newcastle, Australia (18-19 May).

Oceania Championship

Open Men

Bob Bridge (Masterton), Christian Fouquet (Herne Bay), Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast), Mark Richardson (Christchurch)

A Women's team was not selected due to a lack of available players.

Trans Tasman

Open Women

Sharon Cannon (Wanganui East), Barbara Johnston (Masterton), Joanne Lippard (Herne Bay), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East), Tina Targett (Christchurch), Claire Wilson (Masterton). Coach: Dirk Winnie.

Open Men

Bob Bridge (Masterton), Christian Fouquet (Herne Bay), Dez Grant (St George), Alan Heron (St George), Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast), Mark Richardson (Christchurch). Coach: Andre Noel.

Senior Women

Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra), Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua), Margaret Maher (Northcote), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Anne Shields (Herne Bay). Coach: Richard Turfrey.

Senior Men

Andrew Findlay (Christchurch), Neville Frost (Caversham), Peter Hamilton (Wanganui East), Bob McCarthy (Otaki), Graeme Morris (Masterton), Ralph Priddle (Masterton). Coach: Richard Turfrey.

Dez Grant, Alan Heron, Bob McCarthy, Margaret Mordecai, and Mark Richardson will make their representative debut. Bob Bridge and Bill Peachey will make their debut for the Open team after previously being members of the Senior team.

The Trans Tasman Manager is Lorraine Brock (Kennedy Park). The Open Women Coach is Dirk Winnie (Park Avenue). The Open Men Coach is Andre Noel (Vikings). The Senior Coach is Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East).

WPA Committee Meeting

26 February 2013

The minutes of the 14 February 2013 WPA Committee meeting are now available. Please note that these minutes are draft until confirmed at the 11 April meeting.