3 November 2013
Twelve teams took part in the Horowhenua Guy Fawkes Doubles. Dave Gatchell/Lew Gill and Kevin McFadgen/Sandy Macdonald won all five games, with the former taking out the event on points differential. (Final results)
4 November 2013
Christian Fouquet and David Lippard retained their National Doubles title at the weekend in Dunedin. In the Trophy final they beat Pam Jenkins and Joanne Lippard.
The Trophy Consolation was won by Craig McKenzie and Dirk Winnie from Neville Frost and Graeme Morris. The Consolante was won by Stephane Montel and Graham Targett.
10 November 2013
Another successful “Over 70’s” friendly tournament was held at Kapiti Pétanque Club on Wednesday 6th November. Tournament started with 52 entries followed by 2 cancellations so Brian Frampton and Kath Alison agreed to enter, to make an even number of players and thus avoid a bye.
As the part of the mêlée, five games were played. The weather was good, although light rain began to fall towards the end of the day. All who played enjoyed their day and said what a great atmosphere there was. Laughter and joking could be heard coming from most pistes which was so good to hear.
The leading results were:
In her acceptance speech, Kath said she must have had some good partners. “Thank you to all as I won 5 out of 5 games, a surprise to me as I am not playing much these days.”
“Thank you to all who entered and we look forward to our next “Over 70’s” and hope to see some new players.”
14 November 2013
Twenty-five teams have entered the Wanganui East Open Triples this weekend (16/17 November).
Another entry to remove the Bye would be appreciated.
14 November 2013
Twenty-two teams have entered the Regional Senior Doubles to be held at the Horowhenua Pétanque club next Wednesday (20 November).
15 November 2013
Eighteen players took part in the inaugural Eighties Plus Mêlée and Lunch at the Horowhenua club.
There were 3 games played in total, and a 2 course lunch was served at midday.
18 November 2013
Twenty-five teams took part in the seventh annual Wanganui East Open Triples (16/17 November).
The first day qualifying format was a five round random-draw with a time limit of 60 minutes plus two ends. At the end of the day, two teams were undefeated on five wins: Yvonne Futcher/Barbara Johnston/Annick Le Guen and Denise Bavidge/Sharon Cannon/Geoff Greer.
Sunday morning saw the top sixteen qualifiers divided into four pools of four. The bottom nine qualifiers from Saturday played in a five round random-draw for the Bowl.
In the afternoon the top two teams from each pool continued in the Trophy knockout, while the bottom two took part in the Plate knockout.
In an interesting twist, all four Plate and Trophy finalists came from the same pool from the morning round.
In the Trophy final, Myles Cowper, Nick Jegousse, and Michael Rocks repeated their 13-6 morning win against Christian Fouquet, David Lippard, and Dirk Winnie.
In the Plate final, Maurice Belz, Bob Bridge, and Lee Tafford also repeated their morning win against Clive Bartlett, Bill Peachey, and Ray Pierce.
Pete Hamilton, Shirley Selwyn and Claire Wilson were undefeated in winning the Bowl.
Note: The online Wanganui Chronicle report is no longer available.
19 November 2013
Masterton successfully retained the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy following Wanganui East's default. The match was scheduled for 9 November.
Masterton's next defence is against Park Avenue in February.
20 November 2013
Nine entries have been received for the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples on Sunday, 24 November, so the event will be going ahead as planned.
21 November 2013
Twenty-two teams took part in the Regional Senior Doubles played at Horowhenua. In the Championship final, Bob Bridge and Neil Dykes beat Pete Hamilton and Shirley Selwyn 13-8.
The Plate was by Ian Calder and Rex Hayes, 13-4 winners over Brian and Claire Bradburn. The Bowl was won by Sue Gurr and Sheryl Parslow.
23 November 2013
The first day's play of the inter-region match in Dunedin saw the teams play five rounds of Doubles and one round of Triples.
The points totals are: Southern Gold 25, Canterbury Black 23, Wellington 21, Canterbury Red 15, Southern Blue 13, and Southern White 11.
20 November 2013
Nine teams took part in the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples. Teams who had the Bye were offered a choice of taking the win (13-7), or playing Michael Rocks, who had 6 boules, to see if they could improve on the 6 points differential. Their win was still guaranteed. Final results
27 November 2013
Wellington finished in fourth place behind Southern White and the two Canterbury teams. Further details to come.