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Masterton Midwinter Doubles

1 June 2014

Twenty-eight teams took part in the Masterton Midwinter Triples at the A & P Association Showgrounds at Clareville.

Three teams were undefeated after the first day's qualifying rounds: Andrew Joe/Brian Smith (5 wins, +35), Claire Bradburn/Graeme Pilcher (5, +34) and Bob Bridge/Sharon Cannon (5, +28).

Sunday morning featured pool play and only AJ and Brian maintained their undefeated record.

The afternoon saw the commencement of the knockout rounds and the removal of the time limit. AJ and Brian probably wished the limit limit still applied as they saw a 9-2 lead evaporate as they lost their semi-final to Myles and Michael.

In the final, played under lights, Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks took their revenge against Dez Grant and Sarah-Jane Wright, who had beaten them convincingly the previous day. Progress score: 1-0, 2-0, 4-0, 5-0, 5-2, 5-5, 6-5, 8-5, 8-6, 10-6, 13-6.

Denise Bavidge and Geoff Greer won the Plate, Kevin and Sheryl McFadgen the Bowl, and Noeline Corley and Paul Husband won the Bowl Consolation.

Masterton Midwinter Doubles results

Masterton Midwinter Doubles 1 Masterton Midwinter Doubles 2

Masterton Midwinter Doubles 3 Masterton Midwinter Doubles 4

Masterton Midwinter Doubles 5 Masterton Midwinter Doubles 6

Rex Hayes

4 June 2014

Rex Hayes

It is with sadness that we report the death earlier today of Rex Hayes of the Kapiti club. Rex was the inaugural winner, with the late Terry Lambert, of the National Senior Doubles Championship in 2006.

Rex took part in five Trans-Tasman matches against Australia (2006-10) and was a member of the Senior Goodwill tour to the United States in 2008.

In Wellington, Rex won the Regional Senior Doubles (2005) and Regional Singles (2010). He was a regular member of the Kapiti inter-club teams and took part in numerous Jacques Cochonnet matches. Rex was also club coach at Kapiti for many years.

In recent months, Rex took his band of Pétanque players to various public terrains around the region to play.

Rex's funeral will be held at the Kapiti Coast Funeral Home, 9-11 Hinemoa St, Paraparaumu on Monday, 9 June at 10:30 am.

Our deepest sympathies are offered to Shirley and family.

Site Search

9 June 2014

The Pétanque Wellington website search facility has been re-established using the free Swiftype search facility. The website is re-indexed weekly so the most recent updates may not be visible.

WPA Tournament Review

9 June 2014

The closing date for submissions on the WPA Tournament review have been extended to 30 June 2014.

Attached is a discussion paper (47kB) and questionnaire (56kB)

Any questions with regard to the questionnaire can be directed to the tournament sub-committee, C/- the co-ordinator Graeme Morris at


Commonwealth Games Pétanque

9 June 2014

The Commonwealth Games start in Glasgow on 23 July. With Lawn Bowls being an included sport, it is unlikely that Pétanque will be added to the seventeen participating sports in the near future.

However, there is nothing to stop a Commonwealth Championship being created outside the Games structure. If nothing else, New Zealand would have a good chance of making the Top 16!

Current Commonwealth countries that are also members of FIPJP are: Australia, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, England, Gibralter, India, Jersey, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, Seychelles, Singapore, Uganda, Vanuatu, and Wales.

Kapiti Winter Doubles

12 June 2014

The final team list for the Kapiti Winter Doubles on Saturday, 14 June.

  1. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  2. Bob Bridge (Masterton)/Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  3. Eddie Campbell/Fay Doyle (Kapiti)
  4. Yvonne Chandler/Marilyn Trembath (Horowhenua)
  5. Derek Cooper/Elva Cooper (Manawatu)
  6. David Corley/Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  7. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  8. Anne Dawson/Terry Dawson (Kapiti)
  9. Christine Daykin/Don Thompson (Manawatu)
  10. Erica Drake (Hataitai)/Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  11. Carleen Fitzgerald/Shirley Peard (Horowhenua)
  12. Brian Frampton (Kapiti)/Steve Frampton (Park Avenue)
  13. Yvonne Futcher/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  14. Dave Gatchell/Lew Gill (Horowhenua)
  15. Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  16. Jack Gazzard/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  17. Linda Gazzard/Jo Maxwell (Kapiti)
  18. Bob Horton/Colleen Horton (Upper Hutt)
  19. Catherine Hughes/Les Little (Manawatu)
  20. Nicolas Jegousse (Upper Hutt)/Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue)
  21. Richard Lawson (Hataitai)/Bob McCarthy (Otaki)
  22. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)/Dirk Winnie (Hataitai)
  23. Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua)/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  24. Brett Maguire/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  25. Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti)
  26. Beth Miles/Judith Williamson (Kapiti)
  27. Doc Murray/Dave Wilmshurst (Upper Hutt)
  28. David Smart/Trish Smart (Manawatu)

Kapiti Winter Doubles

14 June 2014

Twenty-six teams took part in the Kapiti Winter Doubles on a perfect Winter's Day.

After the five rounds of play, Yvonne Futcher and Tony Simpson emerged unscathed to claim first place.

Kapiti Winter Doubles results

Kapiti Winter Doubbles Kapiti Winter Doubbles #2

Kapiti Winter Doubbles #3 Kapiti Winter Doubbles #4

WPA Annual General Meeting

14 June 2014

Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti) was re-elected as President of the WPA at the Annual General Meeting. Colleen Horton (Upper Hutt) was re-elected as Secretary and Michael Rocks (Khandallah) was re-elected as Treasurer.

Further details to come.

WPA Regional Awards

14 June 2014

The Regional Award winners for 2013-14 were announced at the AGM. The full list of winners is:

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge match

18 June 2014

Upper Hutt's first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy was away to Otaki. Unfortunately, they were unable to repeat the heroics of their challenge against Kapiti.

Otaki's first defence is at home to Horowhenua.

Match result | Tournament history

Regional Representative Squad

18 June 2014

Brian Bradburn, Claire Bradburn, Dave Gatchell, Lew Gill, and Trish Smart have been added to the Regional Representative squad. Pete Hamilton has withdrawn.

The full list is: Brian Bradburn (Silverstream), Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Steve Frampton (Park Avenue), Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua), Lew Gill (Horowhenua), Sue Gurr (Wanganui East), Richard Lawson (Hataitai), Annick Le Guen (Kapiti), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua), Bob McCarthy (Otaki), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Graeme Morris (Masterton), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East), Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East), Trish Smart (Manawatu), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East), Claire Wilson (Masterton), Dirk Winnie (Hataitai).

Wellington Representative team

18 June 2014

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


Claire Bradburn (Silverstream), Steve Frampton (Park Avenue), Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua), Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti), Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East).


Lew Gill (Horowhenua), Richard Lawson (Hataitai), Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua), Bob McCarthy (Otaki), Margaret Mordecai (Otaki), Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East).

Team practices will be: 10:00 am Sunday, 20 July 2014 at Otaki; and, 10:00 am Saturday, 9 August 2014 at Otaki.

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée

24 June 2014

Sixty-four players took part in the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée on Sunday. Five players won all five games with Shirley MacDonald from the Horowhenua club heading the standings from Ian Bailey, Don Thompson (both Manawatu) and Colleen Hooper and Jan Poland (both Kapiti).

The Shooting competition was won by David Smart (Manawatu) from Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti).

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée 2 Kapiti Memorial Mêlée 3

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée 1

Pétanque on BBC Sports

28 June 2014

Pétanque is added to the BBC Sport Get Inspired website.