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Khandallah Mixed Doubles

1 May 2016

Khandallah Mixed Doubles
Players in action at the Khandallah Mixed Doubles

Twelve teams took part in the seventh Khandallah Mixed Doubles. Two teams went through the three qualifying rounds undefeated: first time entrants Gabi Kinnell and John Pallesen and 2014 champions Jack and Linda Gazzard.

In the Trophy semi-final, Kath Alison and Michael Rocks reversed their morning result against Jack and Linda to qualify for the final against Gabi and John.

In the final, Gabi and John raced out to a 7-0 lead before Kath and Michael pegged them back. Going into the final end, Gabi and John were down 10-11, but they picked up 1 to tie the scores. An extra end to determine a winner was required as the prizes couldn't be split!

Kath and Michael won the end to each win the Mixed Doubles for the third time, although it was their first time together.

Barbara Nicholls and Brian Smith won the Plate 13-11 over Bob Horton and Lynley Watt. The Bowl was won by Simon Grant and Robin Mann from Wayne Green and Colleen Horton.

Final results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

1 May 2016

Kapiti's first defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Horowneua. Kapiti took the early lead winning the first two rounds by 2 games to 1.

Horowhenua needed to win all the third round matches to take the Trophy, but Kapiti were too strong wrapping up the match 7 games to 2. Result

Previous history. Kapiti's next defence will be at home to Otaki.

WPA Women’s Singles

02 May 2016

Twenty-four players took part in the Regional Women's Singles at Horowhenua. After four 50 minute timed games in the morning, Shirley MacDonald, Annick Le Guen and Catherine Maher were the only undefeated players. However, all three were eliminated in the Trophy quarter-finals in the afternoon.

In the Trophy final, Ann Hogg (Otaki) beat Sue Gurr (Wanganui East) 13-5. The Plate was won by Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East) who beat Trish Smart (Manawatu) 13-8.

The Bowl was narrowly won by Lee Anne Bird (Wanganui East) 13-12 from Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East).

Final results

PNZ National Triples Championship

4 May 2016

The video of PNZ National Triples Championship final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Note: There is an issue with the picture quality, but it is possible to follow the actual match.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

9 May 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Pétanque Association (Incorporated) will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, 18 June 2016 at the Kapiti Pétanque Club, Paraparaumu Domain, Aorangi Road, Paraparaumu.

Business to be transacted will include:

  1. President’s report for the year ended 30 April 2016
  2. Presentation of the financial statements for the year ended 30 April 2016
  3. Approval of affiliation fees
  4. Election of President, Secretary and Treasurer
  5. Presentation of Subcommittee reports
  6. Appointment of Regional Coach/Selector(s)
  7. Announcement of the WPA Regional Awards


Any Club or member wishing to have a remit or motion presented to the AGM should submit it to the Secretary as soon as possible, and by 31 May 2016 at the latest.

A further notice advising the details of any remits/motions will be sent to Clubs two weeks in advance of the AGM.

Officer Nominations

The closing date for nominations is 31 May 2016. Position descriptions President (190kB), Secretary (189kB) and Treasurer (189kB).

Regional Coach and Selectors

The term of the existing Coach and Selectors expire at the AGM. Position description (372kB)

Michael Rocks
Acting Secretary

WPA Committee Meeting Minutes

10 May 2016

Draft Minutes from the WPA Committee Meeting held at Kapiti on 14 April.

Murrayfield Open Triples

16 May 2016

Lee-Ann Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr
Lee-Anne Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr
with the Murrayfield Open Triples trophy

Eighteen teams took part in the Murrayfield Open Triples at Otaki.

Four teams finished with 4 wins and it was the Wanganui East team of Lee-Ann Bird, Dene Futcher and Sue Gurr who took first place on points differential.

Final results

WPA Regional Awards

21 May 2016

Nominations have now closed for the 2015-16 WPA Regional Awards. A total of 11 nominations were received.

Only one nomination was received for Personality of the Year, so the public vote will not be required. List of Nominees

The category winners will be announced at the WPA Annual General Meeting on 18 June, 2016.

23 May 2016

Two more nominations have been received that were posted on Friday.

WBS Open Triples

21 May 2016

The video of WBS Open Triples final at Masterton is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

22 May 2016

Kapiti's second defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was against Otaki.

On their home terrain Kapiti easily over-powered the vistors, romping to an 8-1 victory. Kapiti's next defence will be away to Silverstream.

| Result | Previous history |

Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples

30 May 2016

The video of Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples final at HBLTS, Napier is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Annual General Meeting

31 May 2016

The agenda for the 2016 Annual General Meeting to be held at the Kapiti Pétanque club on Saturday, 18 June.