News Archive - April 2016

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Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

2 April 2016

Wanganui East's first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Kapiti. A slow start saw them down 1-2 after the first round.

Wanganui won the second round 2-1 to tie the match. In the third round, Wanganui could only win one game so Kapiti took the match and the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy by 5 games to 4. Result

Previous history. Kapiti's first defence will be away to Horowhenua.

WPA Committee Meeting

5 April 2016

The next WPA Committee Meeting will be held at the Kapiti Pétanque clubrooms (Paraparaumu Domain, Aorangi Road, Paraparaumu) on Thursday, 14 April. The start time is 7:30 pm. (Agenda)

WPA Champion of Champions - Triples

5 April 2016

Grant, Annick & Morgan

Six clubs were represented in the Champion of Champions Triples played at Otaki.

The Kapiti team went through undefeated to win the title.

Final result

Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples

8 April 2016

Fourteen teams are playing in the Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples at HBLTS in Napier this weekend (9/10 April).

The start time is 8:30 am for 9:00 on Saturday and 8:00 am for 8:30 am on Sunday.

  1. Maurice Belz (Bay View)/Junior Puleitu/Georgio Vakauta (Vikings)
  2. Dave Bosley/Barbara Lucas (Napier City)/Pam Nicholson (HBLTS)
  3. Bob Bridge/David Bruce (Northland)/Lee Tafford (Napier City)
  4. Sharon Cannon (Bay View)/Dez Grant/Sara-Jane Wright (St George)
  5. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Brett Maguire (Kapiti)/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  6. Bethne Gardiner/Barry Hunt/Daniel Rouse (HBLTS)
  7. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)/Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East)/Peter Horgan (HBLTS)
  8. Geoff Greer (Bay View)/Ray Pierce (Herne Bay)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  9. Mararet Harkness/Eddie King/John Maxwell (HBLTS)
  10. Ian Hay/Robin Johnson (HBLTS)/Tony Mudgway
  11. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  12. Val Nicholson (HBLTS)/Ruby Vakauta (Vikings)/TBA
  13. John O'Halloran/Carole Rowsell/Mark Thompson (HBLTS)
  14. Xingyu (China)/Robert Wilson/Sue Wilson (HBLTS)

Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples

9 April 2016

Maurice Belz, Junior Puleitu, and Georgio Vakauta and Sharon Cannon, Dez Grant, and Sarah-Jane Wright were the only two undefeated teams after the first day's play at the Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples.

Thankfully the forecast rain stayed away, although there were a few showers, as the Westpac marquee was stolen overnight.

Qualifying positions

10 April 2016

It looks like the curse of the top qualifier is spreading beyond the Wellington region. Maurice, Junior and Georgio continued on their winning way through the morning round only to come unstuck in the semi-final against Sharon, Dez and Sarah-Jane going down 11-13.

In the other half of the draw, seventh seeds Dave, Pete and Horgy also went through undefeated in the morning round. In the semi-final they defeated eighth seeds Bob, Lee and ten year old Levi playing in his first tournament.

Pete, Dave & Horgy

In the final, Dave, Pete and Horgy raced to a 7-0 lead after two ends, which became 10-3 after four ends.

Sharon, Dez and Sara-Jane fought back, but they were always under pressure eventually going down 13-9.

Final results

WPA Women's Doubles

12 April 2016

Fourteen teams have entered the WPA Women's Doubles to be held at Kapiti on Saturday, 16 April.

  1. Rosemary Barrack (Horowhanua)/Gabbie Kanel
  2. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)/Monica Smiler (Park Avenue)
  3. Shona Callear/Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  4. Val Cark/Shirley Fraser (Otaki)
  5. Christine Daykin/Judith Smith (Manawatu)
  6. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  7. Linda Gazzard/Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti)
  8. Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  9. Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)/Trish Smart (Manawatu)
  10. Robin Mann/Tommy Werry (Park Avenue)
  11. Jo Maxwell/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  12. Margaret Mordecai/Barbara Nicholls (Otaki)
  13. Jan Poland/Judith Williamson (Kapiti)
  14. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)

WPA Women's Triples

12 April 2016

Eleven teams have entered the WPA Women's Triples to be held at Kapiti on Sunday, 17 April.

  1. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)/Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  2. Diane Brunton/Val Clark/Shirley Fraser (Otaki)
  3. Shona Callear/Noeline Corley/Christine Daykin (Manawatu)
  4. Sharon Cannon/Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Claire Wilson (Masterton)
  5. June Cody/Jo Maxwell/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  6. Erica Drake/Catherine Maher/Viv Pender (Hataitai)
  7. Carleen Fitzgerald/Shirley Peard/Judy Tyree (Horowhenua)
  8. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)/Monica Smiler (Park Avenue)
  9. Linda Gazzard/Sheryl McFadgen (Kapiti)/Barbara Nicholls (Otaki)
  10. Francis Johns (Horowhenua)/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)/Marilyn Trembath (Horowhenua)
  11. Jan Poland/Yvonne Reeks/Judith Williamson (Kapiti)

PNZ National Club Championship

17 April 2016

Twenty teams from seventeen clubs are taking part in the National Club Championship at Rotorua next weekend (23/24 April).

  1. Alexandra
  2. Bay View
  3. Christchurch
  4. Dunedin City
  5. Herne Bay Gold
  6. Herne Bay Green
  7. Herne Bay White
  8. Hibiscus Coast
  9. Kapiti
  10. Kennedy Park
  11. Manawatu
  12. Mange Cailloux
  13. Masterton
  14. Napier City
  15. Northcote Blue
  16. Northcote Red
  17. St. George
  18. Taieri
  19. Tauranga BOP
  20. Wanganui East

WPA Women's Doubles

19 April 2016

Monica (left) and Claire (right)with Claire Wilson

Fourteen teams took part in the Women's Doubles at Kapiti. The format was a 4 round snake followed by knock-out in groups of four.

In the Trophy final, Claire Bradburn and Monica Smiler beat Shirley Madgwick and Trish Smart 13-8.

Margaret Mordecai and Barbara Nicholls won the Plate 13-6 over Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson.

The Bowl was won by Ann Hogg and Shirley MacDonald 13-2 from Rosemary Barrack and Gabbie Kanel.

Christine Daykin and Judith Smith won the Bowl Consolation 13-11 over Jan Poland and Judith Williamson.

Final Women's Doubles results

WPA Women's Triples

19 April 2016

Yvonne, Annick and Monica

Eleven teams took part in the Women's Triples at Kapiti. The format was a 4 round snake followed by knock-out in groups of four.

In the Trophy final, Yvonne Futcher, Annick Le Guen and Monica Smiler beat National Women's Triples champions Sharon Cannon, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson 13-6.

The Plate final was won by June Cody, Jo Maxwell and Lynne Shepherd 13-6 over Jan Poland, Yvonne Reeks and Judith Williamson.

Francis Johns, Margaret Mordecai and Marilyn Trembath won the Bowl final 13-4 over Erica Drake, Catherine Maher/ and Viv Pender.

Final Women's Triples results

PNZ National Club Championship

23 April 2016

A record twenty teams are taking part in the Club Championship at the Government Gardens terrain in Rotorua.

With the increased number of participants the Doubles has been dropped and replaced by a second day of Triples. The two days will be run as two separate five round Swiss tournaments with initial seeding for Saturday based on last year's results. Seeding for Sunday will be based on Saturday's finishing order.

Bay View dropped two games to top the rankings on Saturday. Defending champion, Herne Bay Green also dropped two games, but were held to a draw in another game to be in second place 1.5 match points behind.

Bay View A (Maurice Belz, Sharon Cannon and Geoff Greer) and Wanganui East A (Dene Futcher, Tony Simpson and Christine Strichen) won all five games. Herne Bay A (Bob Bridge, Allan Fletcher and Pam Jenkins) had 4 wins and a draw.

Day one results

24 April 2016

On Saturday the team pairings were A vs. B. On Sunday, it was A vs. A and B vs. B.

With both Herne Bay Green and Wanganui East dropping a game in the morning rounds, Bay View increased their overnight lead to 4.5 match points.

Herne Bay Green and Bay View each won one game in their third round match to maintain their lead.

The final pairings saw Bay View (21) play Mange Cailloux (18) while Herne Bay Green (18) played Masterton (18).

Bay View and Herne Bay Gold won both games to secure first and second place respectively. Wanganui East leapfrogged Masterton and Mange Cailloux by defeating Kapiti to grab third place.

In amongst the main event, a separate competition was taking place between the seven clubs who fielded all Senior (over 60) players.

Kennedy Park emerged as victors, with Northcote Red and Alexandra claiming the minor prizes.

Day two results

Regional Women's Singles Championship

27 April 2016

Twenty-four players are taking part in the Regional Women's Singles this Sunday (1 May) at Horowhenua.

  1. Lee Anne Bird (Wanganui East)
  2. Shona Callear (Manawatu)
  3. Athena Christodoulaki (Wanganui East)
  4. June Cody (Kapiti)
  5. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  6. Christine Daykin (Manawatu)
  7. Carleen Fitzgerald (Horowhenua)
  8. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)
  9. Sue Gurr (Wanganui East)
  10. Anne Hogg (Otaki)
  11. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  12. Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)
  13. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  14. Catherine Maher (Hataitai)
  15. Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  16. Barbara Nicholls (Otaki)
  17. Shirley Peard (Horowhenua)
  18. Pauline Ray (Wanganui East)
  19. Louise Rose (Wanganui East)
  20. Pamela Schrader (Wanganui East)
  21. Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  22. Trish Smart (Manawatu)
  23. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)
  24. Claire Wilson (Masterton)

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

29 April 2016

Twelve teams have entered the Khandallah Mixed Doubles this Saturday (30 April).

  1. Kath Alison (Kapiti)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  2. Peter Dennett/Catherine Maher (Hataitai)
  3. Erica Drake (Hataitai)/Doc Murray (Upper Hutt)
  4. Jack Gazzard/Linda Gazzard (Kapiti)
  5. Simon Grant/Robin Mann (Park Avenue)
  6. Wayne Green/Colleen Horton (Upper Hutt)
  7. Bob Horton/Lynley Watt (Upper Hutt)
  8. Mike Kennedy/Alison Zuppicich (Upper Hutt)
  9. Gabi Kinnell/John Pallesen (Horowhenua)
  10. Barbara Nicholls (Otaki)/Brian Smith (Masterton)
  11. Kathy Taylor/Dave Wilmshurst (Upper Hutt)
  12. Marilyn Trembath/Tony Trembath (Horowhenua)