News Archive - August 2016

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Central Districts Tournament

3 August 2016

Wanganui East players receiving the Central Districts shield
Wanganui East players receiving the Central Districts Shield from Sue Gurr.

First established in 2007, the Central Districts tournament is an annual competition between the Horowhenua, Manawatu, Otaki and Wanganui East clubs.

The clubs play for the Central Districts Shield, which was donated by Sue Gurr of the Wanganui East club.

The event is hosted by the previous year’s winner and this year’s tournament was held at Wanganui East. The format was 6 rounds of 45 minute games for teams of 8 players.

Each round, one person would play Singles, four would play Doubles and the remaining 3 would play Triples. The person playing Singles would change each round.

The first round had driving rain, thunder, lightning, hail and a howling wind. The weather did improve to just a howling, freezing wind.

After five rounds, Wanganui East had an unassailable lead, so it was decided to skip the last round.

Wanganui East have now won the competition seven times with Otaki having won it twice.

WPA Inter-club competition

5 August 2016

Hi everyone, this is to confirm postponement of tomorrow’s rounds 1 and 2 of the interclub due to very cold and wet weather.

The postponed rounds 1 and 2 will now be played on 20 August at the venues listed for rounds 1 and 2 i.e. Manawatu in the west and Upper Hutt in the east. Rounds 3 and 4 (west) and round 3 (east) will now be played on 11 September and round 5 for west will be played on 8 October. A new date for the finals day will be advised in due course.

It is a shame to postpone but we want to enjoy the day and not endure excessively wet and cold weather.

Cheers Graeme

Trans Tasman

8 August 2016

Video from the 2016 Trans Tasman match played in Alexandra.

The game is from Round 7, Mixed Triples.

Wanganui East Open Triples

9 August 2016

The video of the 2014 Wanganui East Open Triples final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel. A small portion of the game was lost due to the camera battery running out.

Trans Tasman

11 August 2016

Another video from the 2016 Trans Tasman match played in Alexandra.

It is from Round 2, a Women's Triples game featuring Kapiti's Annick Le Guen.

Kapiti Anniversary

16 August 2016

Some of the attendees at the dinner.

One hundred and thirteen members, former members, supporters and guests attended the Kapiti Pétanque club’s 20th Anniversary dinner on Saturday at the Paraparaumu Beach Bowling Club.

It was a great night and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with old friends.

Photo Board.
Beverley Mason cutting the anniversary cake.

Thirty-two players took part in the Anniversary Mêlée. First place was taken by Annick Le Guen from Lynne Shepherd and Eddie Campbell.

WPA Inter-club competition

18 August 2016

The draw for Saturday, 20 August is:

East Zone

Games at Upper Hutt Pétanque club, Maidstone Park, Park Street, Upper Hutt.

Round 1

Start time is 9:00 am.

Masterton vs. Upper Hutt; Hataitai vs. Silverstream.

Round 2

Start time is 1:00 pm.

Masterton vs. Silverstream; Hataitai vs. Upper Hutt.

West Zone

Games at Manawatu Pétanque club, North Street, Palmerston North.

Round 1

Start time is 9:00 am.

Horowhenua vs. Otaki; Kapiti vs. Manawatu; Wanganui East bye.

Round 2

Start time is 1:00 pm.

Horowhenua vs. Wanganui East; Kapiti vs. Otaki; Manawatu bye.

Wanganui East Mêlée

19 August 2016

Christine Strichen presenting
Sharon Cannon with her prize.

Forty-four players took part in the Wanganui East Mêlée last weekend. The format was five rounds of 45 minute games.

There were three players on 5 wins. Sharon Cannon (Wanganui East) was first on tie-break from Shirley MacDonald (Otaki) and Wayne Goodman (Wanganui East). Prizes were awarded down to twentieth place.

The Wanganui East club wish to thank the Manawatu and Otaki players for their support.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

22 August 2016

Masterton's second defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge trophy was away to Manawatu. The last time the two sides met, Masterton recorded a narrow win (5-4) to regain the Trophy. This time the winning margin was 6-3 to Masterton.

Masterton's next match will be away to Upper Hutt.

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WPA Inter-club competition

21 August 2016

Results from the first day of the Inter-club competition.