News Archive - December 2014

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Club of the Month

December 2014

Manawatu Pétanque is the featured club for the month of December.

Timed Games in WPA Tournaments

4 December 2014

At the 20 November WPA meeting a petition was received from several of the competitors who took part in the Regional Doubles Championship requesting a change to the Playing Conditions for timed games adopted at the July 2014 Meeting.

Club responses to the proposed change close on Friday, 12 December.

WPA members are invited to join the debate on the Discussion forum (under Tournaments).

Representative Team

10 December 2014

The Wellington Representative team to play against Hawke's Bay on Saturday, 13 December for the Haines Cup is:

Steve Frampton (Park Avenue), Lew Gill (Horowhenua), Annick Le Guen (Kapiti), Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Graeme Morris (Masterton), Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East), Christine Stricken (Wanganui East), Claire Wilson (Masterton).

After eleven matches, the scores are tied 5-5 with one draw. However, it is four years since Wellington last beat Hawke's Bay. Previous results

PNZ National Senior Doubles Championship

11 December 2014

Twenty-two teams took part in the National Senior Doubles Championship at Herne Bay last weekend. In the Trophy final, Ian Baker and Paul Bicklemann defeated Kevin Davis and Max Davis.

The Trophy Consolation final was by Charles Brock and John Greig from Ann Shields and Shirley Selwyn.

Final results

Wellington Open Triples

12 December 2014

Fourteen teams have entered the Wellington Open Triples (Sunday, 14 December) at Manawatu. This is a drop of six from last year when it was held at Horowhenua.

  1. Ian Bailey/David Corley/Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  2. Ken Benn/Don Thompson/Janet Toogood (Manawatu)
  3. Shona Callear/Christine Daykin/Ann Dowds (Manawatu)
  4. Alan Cameron/David Smart/Trish Smart (Manawatu)
  5. Eddie Campbell/Brian Frampton (Kapiti)/Steve Frampton (Park Avenue)
  6. Sharon Cannon/Murray Porter (Bay View)/Brian Smith (Masterton)
  7. Derek Cooper/Elva Cooper/Paul Husband (Manawatu)
  8. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  9. Dene Futcher/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  10. Dave Gatchell/Lew Gill (Horowhenua)/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  11. Cath Hughes/Bob Kent/Les Little (Manawatu)
  12. Barb Johnston/Joan Miller/Ralph Priddle (Masterton)
  13. Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua)/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)/Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  14. Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)

Wellington Open Triples

14 December 2014

Fourteen teams took part in the 12th Wellington Open Triples held at the Manawatu Pétanque club.

The Trophy final featured the two unbeaten teams: Sharon Cannon, Murray Porter and Brian Smith against Myles Cowper, Annick Le Guen and Michael Rocks. Progress score: 1-0, 1-3, 1-5, 1-9, 1-12, 2-12, 2-13.

Final results

Pétanque in the News

16 December 2014

Pétanque makes the Manawatu Standard newspaper.

NZ Representative Teams

18 December 2014

Two Wellington region players have been named in the Senior team to take part in the Trans Tasman match at Avoca (Victoria, Australia) next March.


Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra), Kay George (St Kilda), Margaret Maher (Northcote), Shirley McDonald (Horowhenua), Ann Shields (Epsom). The Reserve is Chris Taylor (Christchurch) and the Coach is Jean Parley (Stanley Bay).


Clive Bartleet (Vikings), Charles Brock, Colin Bunce (Alexandra), John Hudson (Tauranga BOP), Trevor Neilson (Rotorua), Ray Pierce (Vikings). The Reserve is Graeme Morris (Masterton) and the Coach is Murray Porter (Bay View).

The Open players were announced last month.

WPA Committee Meeting

23 December 2014

The draft minutes of the November meeting are now available.