News Archive - July 2013

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World Championship venues

1 July 2013

FIPJP have confirmed Montauban in France as the venue for the World Youth (under 18) Championship from 29 August to 1 September. The Women's World Championship will be held at the same venue from 4 to 6 October.

2013 Masters of Pétanque

2 July 2013

The 2013 edition of the Masters of Pétanque features 8 teams competing in 6 events from June through September throughout France. The programme can be found on the official website. Photos from the events can be found on the Facebook page.

Video clips from the tournaments can be found on Dailymotion.

Park Avenue July Doubles

12 July 2013

The Park Avenue July Doubles has been cancelled due to flooding of the terrain.

WPA Regional Awards

13 July 2013

The Regional Award winners for 2012-13 were announced at the AGM. The full list of winners is:

Mondial à Pétanque

14 July 2012

Video of the final match from the Men's Triples at the fifty-second Mondial la Marseillaise de Pétanque.

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples

20 July 2013

Sixteen teams took part in the Horowhenua Midwinter Triples. In the closing gloom, the Wanganui East Triple of Pete Hamilton, Shirley Selwyn, and Richard Turfrey beat Myles Cowper, Nick Jegousse, and Michael Rocks 13-9.

The Plate final was won by the Otaki Triple Don Fraser, Shirley Fraser, and Clare Loman who beat the Kapiti team of Kath Gatford, Tony Gatford, and Beverley Mason.

Final results

WPA Annual General Meeting

20 July 2013

The AGM Minutes have been circulated.

Wellington Representative team

21 July 2013

The Wellington Development team to play against Auckland for the Chanticleer Cup in Wanganui (17/18 August) has been announced by the Selectors (Yvonne Futcher/Pete Hamilton/Graeme Morris/Dirk Winnie).


Fay Doyle (Kapiti), Steve Frampton (Park Avenue), Annick Le Guen (Kapiti), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Tony Simpson (Wanganui East), Dirk Winnie (Park Avenue)


Sue Gurr (Wanganui East), Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East), Richard Lawson (Hataitai), Bob McCarthy (Otaki), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Graeme Morris (Masterton)

Auckland Representative team

22 July 2013

The Auckland Development team to play Wellington for the Chanticleer Cup is:


John Greig, Grant Hackett, Janet Hackett, Angela Maxted, Selwyn Sainty, and Anne Shields.


Alain Coulomb, Jean Emshoff, Margaret Maher, Ros Morton, Jean Parley, and Bill Peachy

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Match

26 July 2013

Masterton and Upper Hutt battled atrocious weather on 14 July as well as each other in their Jacques Cochonnet challenge match. It was agreed that the match would stop as soon as one side reached the necessary five wins.

Results (Masterton names first)
Singles: Claire Wilson vs. Jean Baine 13-7, 13-7, 13-5;
Doubles: Graeme Morris/Ralph Priddle vs. Jeanne Zee/Alison Zuppicich 13-9;
Triples: Barbara Johnston/Joan Miller/Brian Smith vs. Ian Baine/Bob Horton/Kathy Taylor 13-3.
Score: Masterton 5, Upper Hutt 0

Masterton's next defence is away to Horowhenua.

Tournament history

WPA Committee Meeting

31 July 2013

The next meeting of the WPA committee will be held on Thursday 29 August 2013 at 7:30 pm at Silverstream Pétanque Club. If you have any items for the agenda, can you please let me have them in the next couple of weeks and I will put the agenda out about the 16 of August.

Many thanks
Colleen Horton