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PNZ National Doubles Championship

1 November 2016

Thirty-six teams have entered the PNZ National Doubles Championship in Christchurch this weekend (5-6 November).

The field includes 10 former champions: Ian Baker (2004-05), Alan Fletcher (2003), Jared Handford (2011), Seti Mailei (2006), Andre Noel (2009-10-11-14), Tom Paulo (2014), Charles Peni (1999-2000), Junior Puleitu (2015), Richard Swaney (2004-05) and Georgio Vakauta (1999-2000-01-06-08-09-10-15).

  1. Ian Baker/Ray Pierce (Herne Bay)
  2. David Beer/Maryon Beer (Alexandra)
  3. Maurice Belz (Bay View)/Richard Swaney (Herne Bay)
  4. Levi Booth/Bob Bridge (Herne Bay)
  5. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  6. Richard Browne/Brian Westerbeek (Christchurch)
  7. Colin Bunce/Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra)
  8. Sharon Cannon/Murry Porter (Bay View)
  9. Alain Carpentier/Keith Dixon (Christchurch)
  10. Robyn Chalmers (Herne Bay)/Marion Harrison (Ashburton)
  11. Morgan Choveaux (Papanui)/Nico Toyne (Vikings)
  12. Les Clearwater/Jared Handford (Christchurch)
  13. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)/Michael Rocks (Bay View)
  14. JP Cuer/Therry Pannetier (Herne Bay)
  15. Bruno Falco/Paul Tamagushiku (Christchurch)
  16. Emile Ferrand/Stephane Montel (Christchurch)
  17. Alan Fletcher/Pam Jenkins (Herne Bay)
  18. Steve Frampton (Kapiti)/Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  19. Neville Frost/Kathleen Wallace (Dunedin City)
  20. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)/Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  21. Kay George/Mervyn Wilson (St Kilda)
  22. Janet Goodin/Joan Instone (Caversham)
  23. Jan Guilford/Ellen Pithie (Ashburton)
  24. Lindsay Hay/Sandra Hay (Alexandra)
  25. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)/Ruby Vakauta (Vikings)
  26. Cathryn Lyall/Phillip Lyall (Dunedin City)
  27. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)/Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  28. Margaret Maher (Northcote)/Margaret Penny (Herne Bay)
  29. Andrew Mailei/Seti Mailei (Panmure Pioneers)
  30. Angela Maxted (Kennedy Park)/Ann Shields (Epsom)
  31. Andre Noel/Tom Paulo (Vikings)
  32. Charles Peni/Adelys Taraunu (Panmure Pioneers)
  33. Junior Puleitu/Georgio Vakauta (Vikings)
  34. Karen Stephen/Christine Taylor (Christchurch)
  35. Christine Strichen/Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)
  36. John Targett/Tina Targett (Christchurch)

Twilight Pétanque

1 November 2016

Twilight Pétanque has restarted at Khandallah. Every Tuesday night from 6:00 pm until the end of Daylight Saving.

PNZ National Doubles Championship

9 November 2016

Christchurch Pétanque club terrain
Christchurch Pétanque club terrain.
Note: The clubrooms have since been demolished.

Thirty-six teams took part in the nineteenth PNZ National Doubles Championship. This was the final event to take place at the Christchurch Pétanque club terrain in North Hagley Park.

Saturday’s format was a six-round Swiss, which saw 4 teams finish on 5 wins (Charles Peni/Adelys Taraunu, Andre Noel/Tom Paulo, Emile Ferrand/Stephane Montel and Junior Puleitu/Georgio Vakauta).

The top 16 went into the Trophy competition, the next 16 into the Plate and the remaining 4 played off for the Bowl. (Qualifying rankings)

After the barrage round on Sunday morning the teams were split again for the knockout. The top 8 in the Trophy and Plate carried on with the bottom 8 dropping to the Trophy and Plate Consolation section.

Trophy finalists
Richard Swaney, Maurice Belz, Andre Noel, Tom Paulo.

The Trophy final featured 2014 Doubles Champions, Andre Noel and Tom Paulo, against 2004-5 Doubles Champion, Richard Swaney, and 2016 Singles Champion, Maurice Belz.

Maurice and Richard had the better of the early stages, but Andre and Tom stormed back to take the match 13-8.

Final results

Duck Creek Restaurant Closes

1 November 2016

The Duck Creek Restaurant at Pauatahanui has closed, which medans that another Pétanque Cafe venue is no more.

PNZ National Doubles Championship

11 November 2016

The video of the 2016 PNZ National Doubles Championship final from Christchurch is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

15 November 2016

Due to the number of the pages (700 and counting) that now exist on this website we have outgrown our free Swiftype search engine.

Consequently, a new Zoom search engine from Wrensoft has been installed and is now operating. Indexing of the site will happen at least weekly.

WPA Champion of Champions - Doubles

15 November 2016

Teams from seven clubs took part in the Champion of Champions Doubles tournament at Silverstream on Saturday. Like the Singles, the tournament was decided in the last round when Enoka and Monica Smiler (Park Avenue) faced Dave Gatchell and John Pallesen (Horowhenua) with both teams on 4 wins.

Park Avenue took the game 13-5 to win the title, with Kapiti pipping Horowhenua as runner-up on tie-break. Final results.

Upper Hutt Mêlée

17 November 2016

A full house of 40 players took part in the annual Mêlée at Upper Hutt on Sunday. The weather was kind with only a couple of light showers.

The day started with Bob Horton arriving at Maidstone Park at 6:30 am to dig some holes under the border to drain the not inconsiderable amount of water lying on the terrain from the previous day’s rain. By 9:00 am it had drained enough for play to begin.

Julian Teni was the only player to record 5 wins (+26). Len Cogger was in second place with 4 wins (+33) and Barbara Nicholls third with 4 wins (+26).

WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship

21 November 2016

Twenty teams have entered the WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship to be held at the Otaki Pétanque club on Wednesday, 23 November 2016.

  1. Roger Ball/Alan Cameron (Manawatu)
  2. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  3. Ted Burr/Val Clark (Otaki)
  4. Sharon Cannon/Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  5. Len Cogger/Bob Horton (Upper Hutt)
  6. Derek Cooper/Elva Cooper (Manawatu)
  7. David Corley/Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  8. Don Fraser/Shirley Fraser (Otaki)
  9. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)/Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  10. Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  11. Linda Gazzard/Jo Maxwell (Kapiti)
  12. Lew Gill/Shirley Selwyn (Wanganui East)
  13. Sue Gurr/Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)
  14. Ann Hogg (Otaki)/Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  15. Marc Khull (Manawatu)/Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  16. Dave Kitchener/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  17. Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)/John Palleson (Horowhenua)
  18. Doc Murray/Dave Wilmshurst (Upper Hutt)
  19. Barbara Nicholls (Otaki)/Brian Smith (Masterton)
  20. Marilyn Trembath/Tony Trembath (Horowhenua)

Wanganui East Open Triples

19 November 2016

Player briefing prior to start of play.

Twenty teams are taking part in the tenth annual Wanganui East Open Triples.

Saturday’s format was the five rounds (60 minutes, plus 2 ends) with the top 8 teams qualifying for the Trophy section.

Three teams finished with five wins: Maurice Belz/Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks, Sharon Cannon/Pete Hamilton/Claire Wilson and Yvonne Futcher/Kevin McFadgen/Sheryl McFadgen.

Qualifying rankings

Measuring the point.

20 November 2016

The Trophy final featured the top two teams from Pool A. In the morning game, Barbara Johnston, Murray Johnston and Ralph Priddle lead 11-5 against Maurice Belz, Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks at the end of 60 minutes. In the two extra ends, Maurice, Myles and Michael picked up a 3 and 3 to win the match 12-11.

The second time around, the contrast couldn't be more dramatic as Maurice, Myles and Michael won the match 13-0.

The Plate final featured two teams from Pool B. Sharon Cannon, Pete Hamilton and Claire Wilson beat Team Toyne (Ben, Maree and Niko) 13-2.

The Bowl was won by Wayne Goodman, Shirley Madgwick and Trish Smart.

Final results

Wanganui East Open Triples

21 November 2016

The video of the 2016 Wanganui East Open Triples final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

23 November 2016

Nine teams have entered the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples to be held on Saturday, 26 November 2016. An extra team or three to avoid the Bye would be appreciated.

  1. BTL Ltd: Lynley Watt/Betty Wilmshurst/Dave Wilmshurst (Upper Hutt)
  2. Happy Landings: Hayden Boulton/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)/Peter van Heusden (Hataitai)
  3. The Levin Connection: Carleen Fitzgerald/Jan Holloway/Shirley Peard
  4. Kapiti Belles: Kathy Gatford/Jo Maxwell/Lynne Shepherd
  5. Le Trois Amigos: Moises Burgos/Len Cogger/Bob Horton (Upper Hutt)
  6. Rhubarb: Linda Gazzard/Dave Kitchener/Judith Williamson (Kapiti)
  7. The Pointer Sisters: Erica Drake/Catherine Maher/Viv Pender (Hataitai)
  8. The Tourists: Paul Bonsey/Mike Kennedy/Kathy Taylor (Upper Hutt)
  9. Try-Colours: Adrienne Gwerder/Dave Gwerder/Doc Murray (Upper Hutt)

Representative Team

25 November 2016

A record eight WPA members have been named in the NZ Open team to take part in the 2017 Trans-Tasman match in Adelaide (18-19 March). This is the two more than six selected in 2014.

Open Men

Ian Baker (Herne Bay), Richard Browne (Ashburton), Myles Cowper (Hataitai), Jean-Pascal Cuer (Herne Bay), Michael Rocks (Khandallah), Richard Swaney (Herne Bay). Stephen Frampton (Kapiti) is the non travelling reserve.

Open Women

Sharon Cannon (Wanganui East), Ann Hogg (Otaki), Annick Le Guen (Kapiti), Shirley MacDonald (Otaki), Christine Strichen (Wanganui East), Claire Wilson (Wanganui East). Ruby Vakauta (Vikings) is the non travelling reserve.

| WPA National Representative Honours list | Previous Trans-Tasman match results |

WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship

25 November 2016

Twenty teams took part in the Regional Senior Doubles Championship held at the Otaki Pétanque club. In the Trophy final, Sharon Cannon and Sheryl Parslow beat Marc Khull and Shirley MacDonald 13-4.

The Plate final was won by Dave Gatchell and Pete Hamilton 13-10 over Doc Murray and Dave Wilmshurst. Sue Gurr and Shirley Madgwick beat Dave Kitchener and Lynne Shepherd 13-9 to win the Bowl.

Final results

Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

26 November 2016

Participants in the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples.

Eight teams took part in the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples after one team had to pull out due to ill health.

The format was a five round random draw and after three rounds Kapiti Belles (Kathy Gatford, Jo Maxwell and Lynne Shepherd) were the only undefeated team.

The Belles slipped up in Round 4, which allowed Happy Landings (Hayden Boulton, Michael Rocks and Peter van Heusden) to catch them.

Both teams won their final game, but it was the Belles who headed the standings on tie-break.

Final results

PNZ National Senior Doubles Championship

30 November 2016

Eight Wellington Region players are included in the twenty-four teams that have entered the National Senior Doubles Championship in Dunedin this weekend (3-4 December).

The field includes seven former champions: Ian Baker (2014), Clive Bartleet (2012-13), Bob Bridge (2009-10-12-13), Pete Hamilton (2011), Graeme Morris (2011), Bill Peachey (2009-10-15) and Ray Pierce (2015).

  1. Ian Baker (Herne Bay)/Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  2. Clive Bartleet (Vikings)/Margaret Maher (Northcote)
  3. David Beer/Maryon Beer (Alexandra)
  4. Brian Bradburn/Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  5. Bob Bridge (Herne Bay)/Ann Shields (Epsom)
  6. Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra)/Neville Frost (Dunedin City)
  7. Lorretta Candy/Angela Maxted (Kennedy Park)
  8. Graeme Cooper/Gretchen Preston (Taieri)
  9. Alain Coulomb (Herne Bay)/Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  10. Les Clearwater/Keith Dixon (Christchurch)
  11. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)/Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  12. Kay George/Mervyn Wilson (St Kilda)
  13. Glen Glamuzina (Herne Bay)/Karl Krupitza (Caversham)
  14. Janet Goodin (Caversham)/Mavis Thompson (Timaru)
  15. Richard Hambleton/Annette Williams (Taieri)
  16. Lindsay Hay/Sandra Hay (Alexandra)
  17. Ann Hogg/Shirley Macdonald (Otaki)
  18. Rewa Kyle/Stephen Kyle (Ashburton)
  19. Graeme Morris (Masterton)/Margaret Penny (Herne Bay)
  20. Bill Peachey (Vikings)/Ray Pierce (Herne Bay)
  21. Lynn Peachey/Fay Tikey (Hibiscus Coast)
  22. Sergio Salis/Warren McConnell (Dunedin City)
  23. Karen Stephen/Christine Taylor (Christchurch)
  24. Dorothy Stratton/Tom Stratton (Taieri)