News Archive - July 2014

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WPA Committee Meeting

2 July 2014

The next meeting of the WPA committee will be held at Silverstream on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30pm. Please forward to me any items for the agenda by Sunday, 6 July. Just a reminder that items need to be accompanied by a discussion paper for Clubs to use.

Many thanks
Colleen Horton

World Championship

6 July 2014

Tahiti World Championship logo

The 2014 World Championship will be held in Tahiti from 23 to 26 October.

New Caledonia, Tahiti, and Australia were the three Oceania Federation qualifiers at the 2013 Oceania Championships in Wallis and Futuna.

However, New Zealand and Vanuata have been invited to take part in the Championship due to the withdrawal of several African and Asian qualifiers.

The New Zealand team is Christian Fouquet (Herne Bay), Andre Noel (Vikings), and Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast). The Manager/FIPJP delegate is Stefany Frost (Dunedin City).

Mondial la Marseillaise à Pétanque

6 July 2014

Some 4,112 Triples team (12,336 players) from 17 countries are taking part in the fifty-third edition of the Mondial la Marseillaise à Pétanque which started today in Marseille.

The French TV channel France 3 will be showing some games live. You can follow the tournament at The twitter hashtag is #mondialapetanque .

11 July 2014

The Mondial la Marseillaise à Pétanque final can be viewed online.

WPA Committee Meeting

11 July 2014

The Agenda for the WPA Committee meeting on Thursday, 24 July. The meeting will be held at the Silverstream Pétanque club on Thursday, 24 July.

12 July 2014

An additional eleven motions have been submitted by Graeme Morris.

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge match

14 July 2014

Horowhenua challenged Otaki for the Jacques Cochonnet trophy and took the lead after the first round. Otaki fought back to even the points after the second round. In the final round Otaki came out in front to win the match 5 games to 4.

The draw for Round 20 will be made at the next WPA Committee meeting on 24 July.

Match result | Tournament history

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples

16 July 2014

Twenty-four teams have entered the Horowhenua Midwinter Triples (Saturday, 19 July). The start time is 8:30 for 9:00 am.

  1. Ian Bailey/David Corley/Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  2. Peter Bailey/Joan Finn/Frances Johns (Horowhenua)
  3. Ian Baine/Jean Baine/Doc Murray (Upper Hutt)
  4. Max Brown/Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  5. Diane Brunton/Ted Burr/Joan Judd (Otaki)
  6. Eddie Campbell/Brian Frampton/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  7. Yvonne Chandler/Jan Holloway/Shirley Peard (Horowhenua)
  8. Derek Cooper/Elva Cooper/Paul Husband (Manawatu)
  9. Beryl Cowan/Janet Lewis/Louise Rose (Wanganui East)
  10. Myles Cowper (Windy Hills)/Nick Jegousse (Upper Hutt)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  11. Ann Dawson/Terry Dawson/Jack Gazzard (Kapiti)
  12. Christine Daykin/Ann Dowds/Don Thompson (Manawatu)
  13. Jill Forsdick/Carol Lacoste/Beth Miles (Kapiti)
  14. Don Fraser/Shirley Fraser/Bob Wilde (Otaki)
  15. Yvonne Futcher/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  16. Dave Gatchell/Lew Gill (Horowhenua)/Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  17. Linda Gazzard/Colleen Hooper/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  18. Sue Gurr/Bill Ray/Pauline Ray (Wanganui East)
  19. Bob Horton/Colleen Horton/Dave Wilmhurst (Upper Hutt)
  20. Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua)/Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  21. Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti)/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  22. Sheryl Parslow/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  23. Glenys Reeves/Patrick Scarlet/Marilyn Trembath (Horowhenua)
  24. Lois Rowe/David Smart/Jan Willis (Manawatu)

PNZ Strategic Plan

18 July 2014

Please find attached Petanque New Zealand's Strategic Plan (245kB) for 2014-17, for you to bring to the attention of your members.

The Plan is not just a Board document; PNZ hopes that all members will share our vision, and find something in the Plan that relates to them, an area where they can help PNZ work towards that vision.

Comments on the Plan are welcome; please email, or President Stefany Frost

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque NZ

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples

20 July 2014

Twenty-four teams took part in the Horowhenua Midwinter Triples. After a cool start, the sun came out and everyone enjoyed the sunshine.

Sheryl Parslow, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson were the only undefeated team with five wins. Second place was claimed by Dave Gatchell, Lew Gill and Pete Hamilton on points from Myles Cowper, Nick Jegousse and Michael Rocks.

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples results

Horowhenua Midwinter Triples Horowhenua Midwinter Triples #2

PNZ Survey

20 July 2014

PNZ President Stefany Frost has invited members to complete a short survey (32kB) about Coaching, Selection and the Representative process.

We recently advertised for a Technical Director of Coaching and got no response from anyone interested in taking up the role, similarly with selectors, we got just three replies, so we need to approach people directly. I also want to fine tune the selection process to make sure it is a fair, transparent and sustainable process. I know many of you have provided feedback previously and I will be looking at that as well, but I would ask that you please take just a few minutes to answer the 9 questions I have put together. The information you provide will be confidential between yourself and myself, I will collate the results in an anonymous way so please feel free to speak freely and know that it will not come back to bite you. In order to get it right we need your input!

Either email me on or post replies to 6 Ings Ave, St. Clair, Dunedin 9012. If you would rather talk in person please call me on 021 717 080 or skype me on stefany.frost.

Thank you in anticipation.

Stefany Frost
Pétanque New Zealand

WPA Annual General Meeting

22 July 2014

Draft Minutes from the Annual General Meeting held on 14 June.

World Singles Championship

22 July 2014

The Women's World Singles Championship and the Men's World Singles Championship will be held in Nice, France, from 23-25 January 2015.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy challenge draw

25 July 2014

The draw for Round 20 was conducted after the WPA Committee meeting. Otaki's next defence will be against Park Avenue.

Trophy Holder


Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy : Draw for Round 20
20.1Park AvenueHome
20.6Wanganui EastAway
20.7Upper HuttAway

Note: The venue is for the Challenger.

Technical Director of Umpiring

25 July 2014

National Umpire Trevor Neilson, from the Rotorua Pétanque club, has been appointed by the PNZ Board to the position of Technical Director of Umpiring.

Chanticleer Cup

27 July 2014

The Auckland Development team to play against the Wellington Development team for the Chanticleer Cup in Auckland (23/24 August) is:


Pamela Jenkins, Steve Lawry, Andre Noel, Tom Paulo, Junior Purcell, and Selwyn Sainty. The Reserve is Ian Baker.


Barrie Anderson, Clive Bartlett, Margaret Maher, Margaret Penny, Ray Pierce, and Anne Shields. The Reserve is Paul Bickelman.

The Coach is Georgio Vakauta and the Manager is Ruby Vakauta.

Tournament Calendar

30 July 2014

With the start of the new season on 1 September, the links from the website have been updated. The current season link will point to the 2014-15 calendar, last season will point to the 2013-14 calendar, and next season will point to the 2015-16 season.

The 2012-13 calendar (previously last season) has been archived.

WPA Committee Meeting

30 July 2014

The Minutes for the 24 July meeting are now available.