News Archive - May 2014

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Jacques Cochonnet Challenge match

1 May 2014

Kapiti's first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy was away to Silverstream. After a slow start they romped away to win the match seven games to two.

Kapiti's next defence is away to Upper Hutt.

Kapiti-Silverstream match result | Tournament history

Murrayfield Open Triples

7 May 2014

Fifteen teams have so far entered the Murrayfield Open Triples at Otaki (Sunday, 11 May). The closing date is Friday, 9 May.

At least one more team to avoid a bye would be appreciated.

  1. Christine Barber/Trish Smart (Manawatu)/Christophe Vesse (Hataitai)
  2. LeeAnn Bird/Krissy Dinniss/Sue Gurr (Wanganui East)
  3. Roy Buchan/Jack Gazzard/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  4. Ted Burr/Val Clark/Joan Judd (Otaki)
  5. Derek Cooper/Elva Cooper/Paul Husband (Manawatu)
  6. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)/Nick Jegousse (Upper Hutt)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  7. Elaine Cox/Don Fraser/Shirley Fraser (Otaki)
  8. Anne Dawson/Terry Dawson/Brian Frampton (Kapiti)
  9. Erica Drake/Richard Lawson (Hataitai)/Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  10. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  11. Dave Gatchell/Lew Gill/Sandy MacDonald (Horowhenua)
  12. Linda Gazzard/Jo Maxwell/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  13. Pete Hamilton/Shirley Selwyn/Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  14. Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua)/Bob McCarthy/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  15. Judith Smith/Don Thompson/Jan Willis (Manawatu)

Regional Women's Singles Championship

8 May 2014

Eighteen players have entered the Regional Women's Singles at Horowhenua (Saturday, 10 May).

  1. Rosemary Barrack (Horowhenua)
  2. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  3. Yvonne Chandler (Horowhenua)
  4. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  5. Carleen Fitzgerald (Horowhenua)
  6. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)
  7. Sue Gurr (Wanganui)
  8. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  9. Shirley MacDonald (Horowhenua)
  10. Jo Maxwell (Kapiti)
  11. Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  12. Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui)
  13. Shirley Peard (Horowhenua)
  14. Trish Smart (Manawatu)
  15. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)
  16. Kathy Taylor (Upper Hutt)
  17. Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  18. Alison Zuppicich (Upper Hutt)

Pétanque NZ President

8 May 2014

Stefany Frost (Dunedin City) has been elected the President of Pétanque NZ, with Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East) elected as Vice-President.

Murrayfield Open Triples

11 May 2014

Sixteen teams took part in the Murrayfield Open Triples at Otaki. Going into the final round, three teams were leading with four wins.

However, only the Wanganui East team of Pete Hamilton, Shirley Selwyn, and Richard Turfrey were able to win their final game.

Final results

Murrayfield Open Triples 1 Murrayfield Open Triples 2

Murrayfield Open Triples 3 Murrayfield Open Triples 4 Murrayfield Open Triples 5

Regional Squad Training

12 May 2014

Training for the players who put their names forward for the Wellington representative team for the inter-regional fixtures to be played in 2014 will take place on Saturday, 7 June at Otaki Pétanque Club commencing at 10:00 am and finishing at approximately 3:00 pm.

WPA Tournament Review

12 May 2014

Attached is a discussion paper (47kB) and questionnaire (56kB) put out as part of the review of the tournaments run by the WPA. Please ensure that your club responds and also please ensure that every member of your club has the opportunity to respond to the discussion paper and questionnaire also. It is very important that we get as many responses as possible so that we can set the format for next year and the following years.

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

Please note the closing date for responses is 31 May 2014.


Notice of WPA Annual General Meeting

15 May 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Pétanque Association will be held on Saturday, 14 June 2014 at Kapiti Pétanque Club, Aorangi Road, Paraparaumu, directly following the Kapiti Open Doubles Tournament.

Nominations are now requested for the positions of President, Secretary and Treasurer. These nominations should be forwarded to The Secretary, 5 Maclean Street, Upper Hutt or by email to by June 12th 2014.

Anyone wishing to present remits at the AGM or add items to the agenda, please forward these to me by Wednesday, 21 May 2014.

Colleen Horton
Secretary WPA

Regional Representative Squad

17 May 2014

The squad members are: Steve Frampton (Park Avenue), Sue Gurr (Wanganui East), Pete Hamilton (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), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East), Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East), Claire Wilson (Masterton), Dirk Winnie (Hataitai).

Twelve players (6 Senior and 6 Open) are required for the Wellington Development team to play against Auckland for the Chanticleer Trophy (23/24 August) in Auckland. Annick Le Guen, Christine Strichen, and Claire Wilson are ineligible to play.

Regional Women's Singles Championship

17 May 2014

Eighteen players took part in the Regional Women's Singles at the Horowhenua Pétanque club last weekend.

In the Trophy final, defending champion Annick Le Guen faced Claire Wilson, the 2012 champion. Claire Wilson prevailled in a tough match to win her second championship.

Yvonne Futcher won the Plate from Noeline Corley. In the Bowl, Rosemary Barrack defeated clubmate Yvonne Chandler.

Regional Women's Singles results

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge match

18 May 2014

Kapiti's second defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy was away to Upper Hutt. On paper Kapiti, as Inter-club champions, would have expected to dispatch their Division Two rivals. The match started promisingly for Kapiti as they won two of the three first round games.

Upper Hutt fought back to draw level after the second round. In the final round, Upper Hutt won two games to relieve Kapiti of the trophy.

Upper Hutt's first defence is away to Otaki.

Kapiti-Upper Hutt match result | Tournament history

Hutt Valley Pétanque Day

18 May 2014

The three Hutt Valley clubs (Park Avenue, Silverstream, and Upper Hutt) had a combined Fun day at the Park Avenue terrain with over 30 taking part.

Hutt Valley Petanque Day 1 Hutt Valley Petanque Day 2

WPA Regional Awards Nominations

21 May 2014

Nominations have closed for the 2013-14 WPA Regional Awards. The category winners will be announced at the WPA Annual General Meeting. (Nominees)

PNZ Representative Programme

25 May 2014

Information on the 2014-15 Representative Programme (48kB). Players interested in the Open representative process are asked to contact PNZ President, Stefany Frost, to indicate whether they prefer option A or B. If option B, what is your date preference.

The impact of this proposal is that there will be two National Women's Triples tournaments during the 2014-15 season (13/14 September 2014 and 7/8 February 2015) and the National Triples, which will be held in the South Island for the first time, is brought forward a month (28 February/1 March) in order to accommodate the Trans-Tasman match being played at Avoca, Victoria on 14/15 March.

At a local level, this will affect the scheduling of the Regional Triples, WBS Open Triples, Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles, Inter-club, Regional Shooting Championship, Club Triples, and Champion of Champions Triples events at the start of next year.

Masterton Midwinter Doubles

26 May 2014

Twenty-eight teams have entered so far.

  1. Paul Anderson/Sue Gurr (Wanganui East)
  2. Ian Bailey/David Corley (Manawatu)
  3. Denise Bavidge/Geoff Greer (Bay View)
  4. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)/Graeme Pilcher (Park Avenue)
  5. Bob Bridge (Masterton)/Sharon Cannon (Bay View)
  6. Colin Bunce/Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra)
  7. John Clark/Ralph Priddle (Masterton)
  8. Derek Cooper/Elva Cooper (Manawatu)
  9. Noeline Corley/Paul Husband (Manawatu)
  10. Beryl Cowan/Margaret Pomana (Wanganui East)
  11. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  12. Peter Dennett (Hataitai)/Cliff Wood
  13. Brian Futcher/Kevin Simpson (Wanganui East)
  14. Dene Futcher/Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  15. Yvonne Futcher/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  16. Dave Gatchell/Lew Gill (Horowhenua)
  17. Dez Grant/Sarah-Jane Wright (St George)
  18. Pete Hamilton/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  19. Ken Heywood (Wanganui East)/Eddie King (HBLT)
  20. Bruce Jeffrey/Tony Mudgeway
  21. Andrew Joe (Windy Hills)/Brian Smith (Masterton)
  22. Bob McCarthy (Otaki)/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)
  23. Robin Johnston (HBLT)/John O'Halloran
  24. Richard Lawson (Hataitai)/Alan Tayler (Kapiti)
  25. Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti)
  26. Joan Miller/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  27. Lois Rowe/Judith Smith
  28. Gael Singer/Niall Singer (Masterton)

Celebrating 21 years of Pétanque in New Zealand

28 May 2014

In October, Pétanque in New Zealand will come of age - that’s 21 years strong.

The Board is asking Clubs and Regions to help to make this a celebration, by holding an event or events, to promote and enjoy our wonderful sport over the period 25 October - 2 November 2014. More »

PNZ Annual General Meeting minutes

30 May 2014

Please find attached the draft Minutes (75kB) from PNZ's 2014 AGM, to be ratified at the 2015 AGM.

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque NZ

WPA Annual General Meeting

31 May 2014

The Agenda for the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 14 June 2014 at Kapiti Pétanque is now available. The meeting will take place at the conclusion of the Kapiti Winter Doubles. The anticipated start time is 3:00 pm.