News Archive - June 2013

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National Representative Team

2 June 2013

The New Zealand team to take part in the Women's World Championship is: Barbara Johnston (Masterton), Joanne Lippard (Herne Bay), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East), and Claire Wilson (Masterton).

Originally scheduled for Monastir, Tunisia (1-4 October), the Championship is now likely to be held in France around the same dates.

The Tunisian Federation has been reported as bidding for the 2014 Men's Confederation Cup.

Barbara will be attending her fifth World Championship. Joanne, Christine, and Claire will be attending their second.

Masterton Midwinter Doubles

2 June 2013

Richard Lawson and Alan Taylor beat Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks 13-11 in the final to win the Masterton Midwinter Doubles.

Final results

2013 Masterton Midwinter Doubles winners 2013 Masterton Midwinter Doubles

2013 Masterton Midwinter Doubles 2013 Masterton Midwinter Doubles

WPA Committee Meeting

4 June 2013

Please find attached the agenda for the WPA Committee meeting to be held at Kapiti Petanque Club on Thursday, 13 June 2013. The minutes of the previous meeting are available on the website.


Pan Pacific Championship

5 June 2013

Twenty-five teams from eleven countries took part in the 7th Pan Pacific Championship in Brunei. No reports have been received from the Wellington team members yet, but there has been some coverage in the Brunei Times.

WPA Personality of the Year

8 June 2013

The nominees for the Personality of the Year are:

Voting for the Personality of the Year closes on 9 June 2013.

WPA Committee Meeting

10 June 2013

An additional item of General Business has been submitted by Wanganui East Pétanque. (Agenda)

11 June 2013

An additional item has been submitted by Elizabeth Rocks.

WPA Annual General Meeting

14 June 2013

To all members of the Wellington Pétanque Clubs

The Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Pétanque Association is to be held at Park Avenue Pétanque Club, Treadwell Street, Naenae, on Saturday 13 July 2013 at 3:00 pm.

Any remits you wish to put forward need to be with the Secretary by Saturday 22 June 2013.

Please forward any nominations for the positions of President, Treasurer, Secretary, or any permanent Sub-Committee positions (i.e. Tournament and Umpires) to Colleen Horton at Please ensure your nominee has given their permission for the nomination.

Colleen Horton
Wellington Pétanque Association

Trans Tasman Report

18 June 2013

The Otago Daily Times reports on the Dunedin players involved in the Trans Tasman match.

WPA Committee Meeting

23 June 2013

Minutes from the 13 June WPA Committee meeting

WPA Regional Team Selectors/Coach

23 June 2013

Applications are invited for up to three Regional Selectors and one Regional Coach. (The Coach may be a Selector.) The closing date for applications is Saturday 6 July and the appointments will be confirmed at the Annual General Meeting on 13 July.

Job Description (31 kB). The appointment is from July 2013 to June 2014.

Applications should be sent to

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Match

24 June 2013

Masterton Convincingly beat Wanganui East at home to retain the Jacques Cochonnet.

Results (Masterton names first)
Singles: Barb Johnston vs. Yvonne Futcher 13-6, 13-10, 13-10;
Doubles: Ralph Priddle/Brian Smith vs. Shirley Selwyn/Richard Turfrey 13-9, 13-5, 13-1;
Triples: John Clark/Joan Miller/Claire Wilson vs. Pete Hamilton/Tony Simpson/Christine Strichen 13-2; 13-11, 13-10.
Score: Masterton 9, Wanganui East 0

Masterton's next challenge is away to Upper Hutt.

Tournament history

WPA Annual General Meeting

29 June 2013

The Agenda for the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 13 July 2013 at Park Avenue Pétanque is now available.