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Women's World Championship

5 October 2013

2013 World Championship logo

Forty-three teams from forty-one counries are taking part. (Hosts France and defending champions Tunisia have two teams.)

Round 1

New Zealand lost to Estonia 10-11. Australia had a good win over Monaco (13-3) and Tahiti lost to Madagascar 6-13.

There were a couple of upsets, Canada beat France A (the second team), and Czech Republic beat Tunisia B (the World Champions).

Round 2

New Zealand lost to Monaco 7-13. Australia lost to France B (the first team). Tahiti beat Latvia 13-11.

Both Tunisian teams lost, both France teams won. Thailand have won both games.

Round 3

New Zealand will play Wales at 8:30 am (local time or 7:30 pm NZ time on Saturday).

Shooting Competition

Christine Strichen scored 6 points to finish in 34 equal spot.

Tahiti, Tunisia, Slovenia, and Italy qualified directly for the knockout stage. Japan, Germany, Cambodia and Madagascar qualified via the Repêchage.

Women's World Championship

6 October 2013

Day Two of the World Championships featured the final three qualifying rounds and the knockout stages of the Shooting Competition.

Round 3

New Zealand lost to Wales 6-13, Australia lost to Czech Republic 4-13. Tahiti beat Monaco 13-5.

Round 4

New Zealand had its first win of the tournament, beating Ireland 13-2. Australia beat Bulgaria 13-7 and Tahiti won its third game, 13-4 against Slovakia.

At the top end of the table, France B lost to Madagascar (9-12), Spain thumped Thailand 13-1 and Canada picked up its fourth win, 13-11 against Germany.

Round 5

New Zealand recorded its second win, beating Ukraine 13-5. Australia lost to Morocco 3-13, while Tahiti beat France B 12-8.

Canada and Spain were both undefeated to head the qualifying standings. Tahiti finished in eighth place (ahead of both France teams). The top 16 qualify for the Championship.

Australia finished 27th and New Zealand 36th to both go into the Nations Cup (Plate competition).

Shooting Competition

Madagascar, Cambodia, Germany and Tunisia qualified for the semi-finals of the Shooting competition.

Nations Cup

New Zealand lost to Japan in the qualifying round (score unknown) and so their participation has ended.

Australia qualified directly for the eighth-final knockout, where they will play Poland at 8:00 am (Sunday local time, 7:00 pm NZ time).


Tahiti lost to Tunisia A (score unknown). The quarter-finals will see Canada play Tunisia, Denmark play France B, Madagascar play Thailand and Cambodia play Belgium.

Shooting Competition

KE Leng (Cambodia) and Beji Mouna (Tunisia) contested the final of the Shooting competition, with the Cambodian taking out the gold medal. (Scores not yet available.)

Coverage of the tournament is on the French Federation website.

WPA Committee Meeting

6 October 2013

Good evening all

At the last meeting on the WPA Committee, a decision was made to issue discussion papers of all agenda items to Clubs three weeks prior to the next meeting. This will give everyone the opportunity to discuss the relevant matters and advise their delegate of their opinions.

Any Club unable to attend the meeting should appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf, and should notify the Secretary of the WPA to that effect.

The next meeting of the WPA Committee will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday, 7 November 2013 at Kapiti Pétanque Club. All agenda items, accompanied by discussion papers, must be submitted to the Secretary by Tuesday, October 15 2013.

Colleen Horton
Secretary WPA

Women's World Championship

7 October 2013

2013 World Championship logo

Day Three of the World Championships featured the knockout stages of the Championship and Nations Cup competitions.

Nations Cup

Australia beat Poland 13-9 to advance to the quarter-finals. Their quarter-final opponent was Monaco, who had beaten England 13-7.

An emphatic 13-0 victory saw Australia into the sem-finals where they faced Morocco for the second time in this championship. Unfortunately, they were unable to reverse the result of their previous meeting as they went down 11-13.

In the final Morocco played former World Champion Tunisia B, who beat Holland in their semi-final. Morocco won that match 13-10 to win the Nations Cup.


Canada, France B, Thailand and Cambodia all won their quarter-finals against Tunisia, Denmark, Madagascar and Belgium respectively.

France beat Canada 13-7 and Thailand beat Cambodia 13-8, to set up a repeat of the 2009 France-Thailand final.

Unfortunately, for France they were unable to prevail going down 13-7. Thailand regain the World Championship crown they won in 2009.

PNZ National Singles Championship

13 October 2013

Thirty-eight players took part in the National Singles Championship in Tauranga last weekend.

Georgio Vakauta (Vikings) won a record seventh National Singles title. In the Trophy final he beat 2010 Champion, Andre Noel.

The Trophy Consolation was won by Shirley MacDonald from Tony Simpson.

The Consolante was won by Christian Fouquet.

Final results

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

14 October 2013

Twenty-eight teams have entered the Regional Doubles Championship to be held at Park Avenue (19/20 October) and a further two teams have entered the Day Two tournament on Sunday.

Defending champions Grant Bray and Dirk Winnie are not taking part.

  1. Rosemary Barrack/Dave Gatchel (Horowhenua)
  2. Ian Calder/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  3. Enoka Smiler/Monica Smiler (Park Avenue)
  4. Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  5. Ian Baine/Jean Baine (Upper Hutt)
  6. Paul Husband/Don Thompson (Manawatu)
  7. Bob Bridge (Masterton)/Steve Frampton (Park Avenue)
  8. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  9. Andrew Joe/Dean Norman (Windy Hills)
  10. Tony Chin/Ants Yee (Windy Hills)
  11. Robin Mann/Tommy Werry (Park Avenue)
  12. Joan Miller/Ralph Priddle (Masterton)
  13. Gordon Dykes (Windy Hills)/Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  14. Pete Hamilton/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  15. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  16. Richard Lawson (Hataitai)/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  17. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  18. Barbara Nicholls/Graeme Pilcher (Park Avenue)
  19. Graeme Morris (Masterton)/Susan Norman (Windy Hills)
  20. Sharon Cannon (Wanganui East)/Nicolas Jegousse (Upper Hutt)
  21. Clare Loman (Otaki)/Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua)
  22. Linda Gazzard/Jo Maxwell (Kapiti)
  23. Lew Gill/Sandy MacDonald (Horowhenua)
  24. Ted Burr/Joan Judd (Otaki)
  25. Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti)
  26. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  27. Peter Dennett/Catherine Maher (Hataitai)
  28. Fay Doyle/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)

Day Two Tournament entries

  1. Owen Davie/Tim Lovell-Smith (Silverstream)
  2. Simon Grant (Park Avenue)/Doc Murray (Upper Hutt)

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Match

17 October 2013

Masterton started Round 19 with a convincing win over Hataitai.

Results (Masterton names first)
Singles: Brian Smith vs. Catherine Maher 13-7, 13-4, 13-9;
Doubles: Ralph Priddle/Niall Singer vs. Peter Dennett/Margret Fleck 13-11, 13-7, 13-8;
Triples: Joan Miller/Graeme Morris/Cor van Den Broek vs. Myles Cowper/Erica Drake/Richard Lawson 4-13, 8-13, 13-5.
Score: Masterton 7, Hataitai 2

Masterton's next defence is at home to Wanganui East.

Tournament history

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

19 October 2013

Pre-tournament briefing

Three teams were undefeated after the first day's qualifying play.

Graham Morris/Susan Norman headed the standings, followed by Bob Bridge/Steve Frampton and Lew Gill/Sandy MacDonald.

Day One qualifying

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

20 October 2013

Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks won the Regional Doubles Championship at Park Avenue. In the Trophy final, they defeated the previously unbeaten team of Lew Gill and Sandy MacDonald 13-8.

The Plate was won by Andrew Joe and Dean Norman from Pete Hamilton and Shirley Selwyn.

The Day Two tournament was split into two separate sections. The Bowl was won by Richard Lawson and Tony Simpson; the Bowl Consolation was won by Simon Grant and Doc Murray.

Final results

WPA Committee Meeting

22 October 2013

Please find attached the agenda for the meeting on 7 November 2013.

Please discuss the agenda items with your Club members, so you are ready to vote on them at the meeting. A reminder that if you are appointing a proxy, you need to notify me prior to the meeting.

Colleen Horton

Note: included is a proposed WPA uniform policy and a proposal to pay expenses for Regional Coaches and Selectors.

WPA Regional Seedings

27 October 2013

The Regional Seedings list has been updated following the Regional Doubles. (Explanation)

WPA Champion of Champions - Doubles

27 October 2013

Seven clubs were represented in the Champion of Champions - Doubles, played at Silverstream. The format was a single round-robin and at the conclusion of play, four teams had recorded four wins. The title was awarded to Annick Le Guen and Brett Maquire (Kapiti), ahead of Wanganui East, Silverstream and Upper Hutt.

Final results

Broken Cochonnet

27 October 2013

Broken cochonnet

On the first day of the Regional Doubles a cochonnet was hit by a boule and broke into three pieces.

What should happen next?

WPA Inter-club

29 October 2013

The dates for the 2014 interclub are as follows (venues to be confirmed):

Graeme Morris
Tournament Sub-committee

Approved Synthetic Cochonnets

29 2013

The FIPJP list (not archived) of approved Boules and Cochonnet was updated last month and finally the Obut synthetic cochonnet has been listed as an approved brand for tournament play.

Previous posts: 24 Jan 2013 | 21 Feb 2013 | 4 Apr 2013

PNZ National Doubles Championship

30 October 2013

Thirty-two teams have entered the PNZ National Doubles to be held at the new Dunedin City Pétanque club (2/3 November).

The field includes defending Champions Christian Fouquet and David Lippard, plus former champions Andre Noel (2009, 2010, 2011) and Dirk Winnie (2007).

  1. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  2. Bob Bridge (Masterton)/Lee Taffard (Napier City)
  3. Charles Brock (Vikings)/Andrew Findley (Christchurch)
  4. Richard Browne (Ashburton)/Les Clearwater (Christchurch)
  5. Colin Bunce/Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra)
  6. Branko Cvjetan/Roy Harry-Young (Caversham)
  7. Liz Donaldson (Waikouaiti)/Barrie Kendall (St Kilda)
  8. Keith Dixon/Karen Stephen (Christchurch)
  9. Christian Fouquet/David Lippard (Herne Bay)
  10. Neville Frost (Caversham)/Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  11. Dene Futcher/Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  12. Yvonne Futcher/Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  13. Kay George/Mervyn Wilson (St Kilda)
  14. Janet Goodin (Caversham)/Mavis Thompson (Caversham)
  15. John Greig (Kennedy Park)/Andre Noel (Vikings)
  16. John Hudson (Tauranga)/Erik Ross (Taieri)
  17. Pam Jenkins/Joanne Lippard (Herne Bay)
  18. Beverly Kendall/Aileen Simpson (Caversham)
  19. Romain Legal/Mark Le Veau (Vikings)
  20. Phillip Lyall/Cathryn Thomas (Dunedin City)
  21. Margaret Maher (Northcote)/Ann Shields (Epsom)
  22. Angela Maxted/Miles Maxted (Kennedy Park)
  23. Bob McCathy/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  24. Stephanie McDonald/Pat O'Shea (Christchurch)
  25. Craig McKenzie (Christchurch)/Dirk Winnie (Hataitai)
  26. Stephane Montel/Graham Targett (Christchurch)
  27. Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast)/Raymond Pierce (Vikings)
  28. Mark Richardson/Tina Targett (Christchurch)
  29. Nadine Simpson/Rena Turley (Caversham)
  30. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  31. John Targett/Brian Westerbeek (Christchurch)
  32. Keith Wallace/Margaret Wallace (Caversham)