News Archive - March 2013

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Wellington Representative Coach vacancy

2 March 2013

Richard Turfrey has elected to coach the Wellington Black team and is looking for someone to be the coach of the Wellington Gold Team.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Match

3 March 2013

Masterton successfully defended the Jacques Cochonnet against Park Avenue in the first challenge match for Round 18.

Results (Masterton names first)
Singles: John Clark vs. Barbara Nicholls 12-13, 11-13, 13-11;
Doubles: Joan Miller/Claire Wilson vs. Tangi Rasmussen/Tommy Werry 9-13, 13-9, 13-8;
Triples: Bob Bridge/Barbara Johnston/Ralph Priddle vs. Steve Frampton/Simon Grant/Robin Mann 13-8, 13-0, 13-8.
Score: Masterton 6, Park Avenue 3

Masterton's next challenge is at home to Hataiati.

Tournament history

WPA Inter-club competition

4 March 2013

Third day Inter-club results and the semi-final draw.

Khandallah Open Mixed Doubles

7 March 2013

Twelve teams have entered the Khandallah Mixed Doubles (Sunday 10 March).

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

  1. Ted Burr/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  2. Fay Doyle/Harl Stevens (Kapiti)
  3. Erica Drake/Richard Lawson (Hataitai)
  4. Don Fraser/Shirley Fraser (Otaki)
  5. Jack Gazzard/Linda Gazzard (Kapiti)
  6. Clare Loman (Otaki)/Peter van Heusden (Khandallah)
  7. Jo Maxwell/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  8. Bob McCarthy/Jan McCarthy (Otaki)
  9. Doc Murray/Kathy Taylor (Upper Hutt)
  10. Patreece Reid/Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  11. Elizabeth Rocks/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  12. Trish Smart (Manawatu)/Christophe Vesse (Hataitai)

Wellington Representative Teams

7 March 2013

The Wellington teams to take part in the Senior Tri-Star (Sat 16 & Sun 17 March) against Bay of Plenty and Canterbury.

Wellington Black

Brian Bradburn (Silverstream), Peter Dennett (Hataitai), Joan Judd (Otaki), Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East), Ralph Priddle (Masterton). Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East) is the coach.

Wellington Gold

Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Richard Lawson (Hataitai), Joan Miller (Masterton), Bob McCarthy (Otaki), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Graeme Morris (Masterton). Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East) is the coach.

Pan Pacific Championship

10 March 2013

The New Zealand teams for the 2013 Pan Pacific Championship in Brunei are:


Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East), Karen Stephen (Christchurch), Chris Taylor (Christchurch)


Ray Pierce (Herne Bay), Mark Richardson (Christchurch), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)

Khandallah Open Mixed Doubles

10 March 2013

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Twelve teams took part in the Khandallah Mixed Doubles. The Trophy final was won by Liz and Michael Rocks from Erica Drake and Richard Lawson.

The Plate final was won by Clare Loman and Peter van Heusden and the Bowl final was won by Bob and Jan McCarthy.

Final results

Senior Tri-Star

18 March 2013

Wellington Gold (40) won the Senior Tri-Star ahead of Bay of Plenty (30), South Island (25), and Wellington Black (13). More details to come.

WPA Regional Triples

18 March 2013

Sixteen teams have entered the Regional Triples to be played this weekend (23/24 March) at Park Avenue.

  1. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)/Robin Mann/Tommy Werry (Park Avenue)
  2. Bob Bridge (Masterton)/Gordon Dykes (Windy Hills)/Steve Frampton (Park Avenue)
  3. Eddie Campbell/Rex Hayes/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  4. Tony Chin (Windy Hills)/Dirk Winnie (Hataitai)/Ants Yee (Windy Hills)
  5. Myles Cowper (Windy Hills)/Nick Jegousse (Upper Hutt)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  6. Peter Dennett (Hataitai)/Joan Judd (Otaki)/Peter van Heusden (Khandallah)
  7. Diane Fletcher/Barbara Nicholls/Michael Peacock (Park Avenue)
  8. Dene Futcher/Pete Hamilton/Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  9. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Richard Lawson (Hataitai)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  10. Lew Gill/Sandy MacDonald/Lynne Teddy (Horowhenua)
  11. Sue Gurr/Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)/Tangi Rasmussen (Park Avenue)
  12. Andrew Joe/Dean Norman (Windy Hills)/Brian Smith (Masterton)
  13. Barbara Johnston/Joan Miller/Ralph Priddle (Masterton)
  14. Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua)/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  15. Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  16. Graeme Morris (Masterton)/Susan Norman (Windy Hills)/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)

Ian Baine/Jean Baine/Doc Murray (Upper Hutt) have entered for the Day 2 event on Sunday.

22 March 2013

Two more entries have been received for the Regional Triples.

  1. Helen-Mary Foley/Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti)
  2. Linda Gazzard/Jo Maxwell/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)

WPA Regional Triples

25 March 2013

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2013 Regional Triples 2013 Regional Triples

Graeme Morris, Susan Norman and Shirley Selwyn won the Regional Triples Championship at Park Avenue. In the final they beat Bob Bridge, Gordon Dykes and Steve Frampton 13-11.

Final results

WPA Committee Meeting

28 March 2013

Please find attached the agenda for the next WPA Committee meeting on Thursday April 11 2013. Please let me know if there are any further items to be added.

See also two letters attached to agenda. This request will be discussed at the meeting so please gain the views of your club members.