News Archive - July 2016

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Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

2 July 2016

Manawatu players with Jacques
Ian Bailey, Noeline Corley, David Smart, Roger Ball, Ron Sandilands
and Marc Khull with the Jacques Cochonnet trophy

With their win last month against Silverstream, Kapiti equalled their longest winning run in the Jacques Cochonnet. Their opponents in their latest match were Manawatu, who in 10 previous matches had yet to win a challenge.

However, this time round things went better for Manawatu. In the first round they won all 3 games which meant they only had to win two of the remaining six games.

With Kapiti winning just the Doubles game in round 2, Manawatu won the two games they needed to win the Trophy for the first time.

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4 July 2016

Manawatu make the local newspaper with their first Jacques Cochonnet win.

WPA Annual General Meeting

4 July 2016

The draft minutes from the Annual General Meeting held on 18 June.

WPA Committee Meeting

4 July 2016

The agenda for next WPA Committee Meeting to be held at the Kapiti Pétanque clubrooms on Thursday, 14 July starting at 7:30 pm.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

17 July 2016

Manawatu's first ever Jacques Cochonnet defence was away to perennial Trophy holders Masterton.

Down 2-4 after two rounds Manawatu needed to win all three third round games to retain the Trophy. Masterton won the Triples and so claimed the Trophy for the ninth time.

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Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

26 July 2016

Masterton's first Jacques Cochonnet defence was supposed to be away to Park Avenue. Unfortunately, Park Avenue were unable to field a team and have defaulted the match.

Masterton's next match will be away to Manawatu in the first game of Round 23.

| Draw for Round 23 | Previous history |

PNZ National Mixed Doubles Championship

27 July 2016

PNZ have announced the inaugural National Mixed Doubles Championship to be held in Christchurch (6/7 May 2017).

Kapiti Bastille Day Mêlée

28 July 2016

Bastille Day was celebrated a week late because of a clash of events on the actual day. It was, nonetheless, enjoyed by those who entered into the spirit of the day.

The format was a 3 game mêlée, with twenty players participating. At the end of play, the winner, fittingly, was Annick Le Guen. Second was Dave Kitchener, with Colleen Hooper third.

Tony Gatford
Tony Gatford at the Mêlée

Tony Gatford turned up trumps in his wonderfully original outfit and made sure that the morning's competition went off without a hitch.

Graham Hooper was his able assistant, giving out Freddo Frogs to those he thought were worthy of them.

The first two of the three games were played, pausing only for a brief wetting of the whistles, before being called back for the third and final game of the competition.

There were two drop outs, but Graham and Tony duly stepped into the breach and played with gusto.

The third game completed, we shared a pot luck lunch.

It was a fantastic spread as usual and it was so great to sit and talk and just enjoy each other's company.

Jo Maxwell and Graham Hooper

Graham Hooper was presented with his Kapiti Pétanque club Life Membership plaque by Past President, Jo Maxwell.

Report and Photos: Marlene Barker.

Representative team

30 July 2016

The Auckland Development team to play Wellington for the Chanticleer Cup is:


Jean-Pascal Cuer, Steve Lawry, Ena Manuireva, Andre Noel, Thierry Pannetier, Selwyn Sainty. The reserve is Adelys Taraunu.


Francoise Case, Tumua Faitele, Grant Gardiner, Diana Glamuzina, Seti Mailei, Angela Maxted. The reserves are Glen Glamuzina and Tony Irvine.

The match will be played at the Herne Bay Pétanque club on 27-28 August.

WPA Committee Meeting

30 July 2016

The draft minutes from the Committee Meeting held on 14 July 2016.