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Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles

2 September 2015

Twenty-seven teams have entered the 19th Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles to be held at the Napier City Pétanque club (5-6 September).

  1. Ian Baine/Jean Baine (Upper Hutt)
  2. Denise Bavidge/Geoff Greer (Bay View)
  3. Maurice Belz/Lee Taffard (Bay View)
  4. Stewart Burnett/Michael Rouse
  5. Sharon Cannon (Bay View)/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)
  6. John Clark/Sheila Clark (Masterton)
  7. David Corley/Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  8. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  9. Gerard Flaschner/Marie Fenton (Napier City)
  10. Pam Fuller/Ian Hay (HBLT)
  11. Yvonne Futcher/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  12. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)/Peter Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  13. Lew Gill (Horowhenua)/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  14. Dez Grant/Sarah Jane Wright (St George)
  15. Grant Hackett/Janet Hackett
  16. John Hudson/Josie Parkin (Tauranga BOP)
  17. Deanna Lamason/Pam Nicholson
  18. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  19. Ngaire MacKinlay/Gordon Ogden
  20. Brett Maguire/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  21. John Maxwell/Robert Wilson (HBLT)
  22. Joan Miller/Ralph Priddle (Masterton)
  23. Graeme Morris (Masterton)/Trevor Neilson (Rotorua)
  24. Doc Murray/Dave Wilmshurst (Upper Hutt)
  25. Ray Pierce (Vikings)/Sarah Faulkner
  26. Murray Porter (Bay View)/Brian Smith (Masterton)
  27. Brenda Reid/Neita Stewart

Why is the Jack called a Cochonnet?

3 September 2015

In all the descriptions about the game of Pétanque there is invariably a line that states “jack or cochonnet (literally little pig)”.

Strangely, no-one ever goes on to explain how the target in Pétanque came to be known as a cochonnet. Until now, that is.

Thanks to Roger Ball, who received a photocopy of an article from The Guardian Weekly several years ago, we now have a very plausible reason for the name.

In a Letter from France (dated Wednesday 7 April 1999), Jan Beart Albrecht describes how after a home kill of a pig.

“In the old days it would have been suspended from a hole in the ceiling (the kitchen in my house still has one); the small piece of wood removed from the upstairs floorboards was used as the jack in innumerable games of boules, to the extent that the small marker ball is still known today as the cochonnet.”

And there we have it, how the jack came to be called a cochonnet!

Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles

6 September 2015

Christine Strichen & Sharon Cannon

In the first all women final, the 19th Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles featured Sharon Cannon and Christine Strichen against Annick Le Guen and Claire Wilson.

Progress score: Cannon/Strichen-Le Guen Wilson: 1-0, 3-0, 3-2, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, 9-2, 11-2, 12-2, 12-4, 12-6, 12-6, 12-7, 13-7.

Final results

WPA Regional Singles Championship

16 September 2015

Forty-two players have entered the Regional Singles Championship to be held at the Horowhenua Pétanque club this weekend (19-20 September).

This is the largest entry since 2007.

  1. Brian Bradburn (Silverstream)
  2. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  3. Alan Cameron (Manawatu)
  4. Eddie Campbell (Kapiti)
  5. Sharon Cannon (Wanganui East)
  6. Yvonne Chandler (Horowhenua)
  7. David Corley (Manawatu)
  8. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  9. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)
  10. Carleen Fitzgerald (Horowhenua)
  11. Steve Frampton (Hataitai)
  12. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)
  13. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)
  14. Kathy Gatford (Kapiti)
  15. Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  16. Lew Gill (Horowhenua)
  17. Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  18. Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  19. Nicolas Jegousse (Upper Hutt)
  20. Marc Khull (Manawatu)
  21. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  22. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  23. Brett Maguire (Kapiti)
  24. Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  25. Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  26. Doc Murray (Upper Hutt)
  27. Barbara Nicholls (Hataitai)
  28. Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  29. Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  30. Patrick Scarlett (Horowhenua)
  31. Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  32. Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  33. Trish Smart (Manawatu)
  34. Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue)
  35. Monica Smiler (Park Avenue)
  36. Harl Stevens (Kapiti)
  37. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)
  38. Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  39. Marilyn Trembath (Horowhenua)
  40. Tony Trembath (Horowhenua)
  41. Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  42. Claire Wilson (Masterton)

WPA Regional Singles Championship

20 September 2015

Thirty-six players took part in the Regional Singles Championship, an increase of four on last year.

Four players, Dave Gatchell, Pete Hamilton, Tony Gatford and Lew Gill emerged unscathed after the five rounds of qualifying held on Saturday.

Pete and Lew maintained their unbeaten run through the second round pools, but Dave and Tony were not so successful and slipped into the Plate.

While overcast, the weather behaved itself on Sunday and the rain stayed away until after the finals were completed.

In the Trophy final, Annick Le Guen won her second Regional Singles title beating Marc Khull 13-5.

The Plate was won by Dave Gatchell from Steve Frampton. The Bowl was won by Shirley Selwyn ahead of Brett Maguire.

The Bowl Condolation was won by Yvonne Futcher from Richard Turfrey and Doc Murray took out the Consolante.

Final results

Annick Le Guen Marc Khull

Regional Singles final

Champion of Champions - Singles

25 September 2015

Eight clubs are represented at the Champion of Champions - Singles at Otaki.

  1. Steve Frampton (Hataitai)
  2. David Gatchell (Horowhenua)
  3. Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  4. Marc Khull (Manawatu)
  5. Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  6. Tim Lovell-Smith (Silverstream)
  7. Colin Gooch (Upper Hutt)
  8. Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)

Champion of Champions - Singles

27 September 2015

Alan Taylor is the fourth Kapiti club player to win the Champion of Champions - Singles. Played as a single round robin, Alan won 6 of his 7 games to win the title. Colin Gooch and Steve Frampton finished a point back. Final positions

PNZ National Singles Championship

30 September 2015

Fifty-six players have entered the 2015 National Singles Championship at Horowhenua this weekend (3/4 October).

The field includes seven-time champion Georgio Vakauta (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013).

Given that Georgio usually wins in odd numbered years, what are the odds against him winning in 2015?

  1. David Beer (Alexandra)
  2. Maryon Beer (Alexandra)
  3. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  4. Grant Bray (Kapiti)
  5. Bob Bridge (Herne Bay)
  6. Richard Browne (Christchurch)
  7. Colin Bunce (Alexandra)
  8. Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra)
  9. Eddie Campbell (Kapiti)
  10. Sharon Cannon (Bayview)
  11. Alain Coulomb (Herne Bay)
  12. Jean-Pascal Cuer (Herne Bay)
  13. Keith Dixon (Christchurch)
  14. Allan Fletcher (Herne Bay)
  15. Steve Frampton (Hataitai)
  16. Dene Futcher (Wanganui East)
  17. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)
  18. Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  19. Lewis Gill (Horowhenua)
  20. Dez Grant (St George)
  21. Peter Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  22. Lindsay Hay (Alexandra)
  23. Sandra Hay (Alexandra)
  24. Ken Haywood (Wanganui East)
  25. Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  26. Nicolas Jegousse (Upper Hutt)
  27. Marc Khull (Manawatu)
  28. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  29. Phillip Lyall (Dunedin City)
  30. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  31. Brett Maguire (Kapiti)
  32. Margaret Maher (Northcote)
  33. Kevin MacFadgen (Kapiti)
  34. Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  35. Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  36. Barbara Nicholls (Hataitai)
  37. Gordon Ogden (Napier)
  38. Thierry Pannetier (Herne Bay)
  39. Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  40. Tom Paulo (Vikings)
  41. Ramon Pierce (Vikings)
  42. Junior Purcell (Vikings)
  43. Michael Rocks (Bayview)
  44. Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  45. Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  46. Trish Smart (Manawatu)
  47. Enoka Smiler (Park Ave)
  48. Monica Smiler (Park Ave)
  49. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)
  50. Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  51. Christine Taylor (Christchurch)
  52. Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  53. Georgio Vakauta (Vikings)
  54. Ruby Vakauta (Vikings)
  55. Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  56. Sarah-Jane Wright (St George)