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Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles

1 September 2016

Thirty-six teams have entered the 20th Hawke's Bay Classic Doubles to be held at the Napier City Pétanque club this weekend (3-4 September).

  1. Maddy Amor/Jan Spencer
  2. Maurice Belz/Ron Sandilands
  3. Roger Brown/Grant Gardiner
  4. Stewart Burnett/Gill Lamason
  5. Sharon Cannon/Christine Strichen
  6. John Clark/Sheila Clark
  7. Derek Cooper/Elva Cooper
  8. David Corley/Noeline Corley
  9. Myles Cowper/Michael Rocks
  10. Vicky Cox/Robert Wilson
  11. Ted Creagh/Richard Williams
  12. Maureen Cresswell/Jill Forsdick
  13. Christine Daykin/Judith Smith
  14. Bernice Devenie/Dennis Gillespie
  15. Gerard Flaschner/Marie Fenton
  16. Dave Gatchell/Peter Hamilton
  17. Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford
  18. Linda Gazzard/Barbara Nicholls
  19. John Gilbraith/Patricia Gilbraith
  20. Eric Gilligan-Kingsley/Emma Wilson
  21. Dez Grant/Sara-Jane Wright
  22. Margaret Harkness/Ian Hay
  23. Donna Horgan/Carol Rowsell
  24. Barb Johnson/Murray Johnson
  25. Eddie King/Robin Johnson
  26. Deanna Lamason/Val Nicholson
  27. Annick Le Guen/Claire Wilson
  28. Brett Maguire/Alan Taylor
  29. Jo Maxwell/Lynne Shepherd
  30. Philippa McNiven/Michael Rouse
  31. Joan Miller/Ralph Priddle
  32. Margaret Mordecai/Richard Turfrey
  33. Dean Norman/Susan Norman
  34. Murray Porter/Brian Smith
  35. Lee Taffard/Nick Toyne
  36. Lyn Thomas/Noel Thomas

Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles

3 September 2016

Thirty-six teams are taking part in the 20th Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles at the Napier City Pétanque club.

Seven teams were undefeated after Saturday’s five qualifying games.

4 September 2016

Brian Smith and Murray Porter.

Murray Porter and Brian Smith turned up on Sunday expecting to be in the Bowl after only recording two wins in qualifying. However, they found out they had snuck into the top 16 on tie-break.

From then, there was no stopping them as they battled through to the Trophy final. On the other side of the draw, Annick Le Guen and Claire Wilson made their second successive final.

Unfortunately, for Annick and Claire they were unable to improve on last year’s result as Murray and Brian claimed the win.

Final results

WPA Committee Meeting

7 September 2016

The agenda for next WPA Committee Meeting to be held at the Silverstream Pétanque clubrooms on Thursday, 15 September starting at 7:30 pm.

Khandallah Open Singles

8 September 2016

Eight players have entered the Khandallah Open Singles this Saturday (10 September).

  1. Ian Baine (Upper Hutt)
  2. Jean Baine (Upper Hutt)
  3. Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  4. Barbara Nicholls (Otaki)
  5. Doc Murray (Upper Hutt)
  6. Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  7. Trish Smart (Manawatu)
  8. Kathy Taylor (Upper Hutt)

Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles

9 September 2016

The video of the 2016 Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Masterton Mid-Winter Tournament (MMW)

12 September 2016

10 September 2016, Aged 17

It is with great sadness that Masterton Pétanque Club announces the passing of MMW.

MMW has been suffering from declining numbers in the last few years and the club has had to make the very difficult decision to cut all life-lines to MMW.

It was decided at a special meeting of the Masterton Pétanque Club on 10/9/16 that all efforts to revive MMW were to no avail and has pulled the plug on the tournament.

The club wishes to thank all those people over the 17 years who supported MMW.

MMW is survived by its sibling the WBS Triples (WBS) and it is hoped that WBS will continue the proud traditions of Masterton Petanque Club Tournaments.

Once again, thank you to all who supported MMW over the 17 years of its life.

Masterton Pétanque Club

Previous tournament winners

WPA Inter-club competition

13 September 2016

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

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

13 September 2016

Masterton's third defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge trophy was away to Upper Hutt. Down 2-4 after two rounds of games, Upper Hutt needed to win all three Round 3 games. However, they could only manager two, so Masterton retained the Trophy by 5 games to 4.

Masterton's next match will be at home to Horowhenua.

| Result | Previous history |

WPA Regional Singles Championship

13 September 2016

Thirty-six players have entered the WPA Regional Singles Championship to be held at the Horowhenua Pétanque club this weekend (17-18 September).

  1. Paul Anderson (Wanganui East)
  2. Ken Benn (Manawatu)
  3. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  4. Grant Bray (Kapiti)
  5. Alan Cameron (Manawatu)
  6. Sharon Cannon (Wanganui East)
  7. David Corley (Manawatu)
  8. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  9. Myles Cowper (Hataitai)
  10. Steve Frampton (Hataitai)
  11. Dene Futcher (Wanganui East)
  12. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)
  13. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)
  14. Kathy Gatford (Kapiti)
  15. Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  16. Sue Gurr (Wanganui East)
  17. Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East)
  18. Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  19. Marc Khull (Manawatu)
  20. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  21. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  22. Brett Maguire (Kapiti)
  23. Kevin McFadgen (Kapiti)
  24. Margaret Mordecai (Otaki)
  25. Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  26. Barbara Nicholls (Otaki)
  27. John Pallesen (Horowhenua)
  28. Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  29. Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  30. Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  31. Trish Smart (Manawatu)
  32. Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue)
  33. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)
  34. Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  35. Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  36. Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)

WPA Regional Singles Championship

19 September 2016

Thirty-seven players took part in the Regional Singles Championship at Horowhenua, an increase of one on last year.

This year two players, Christine Strichen and Graeme Morris, went through undefeated after the five rounds of qualifying held on Saturday.

However, both slipped up on Sunday morning to drop down into the Plate.

In the Championship, Shirley MacDonald faced Claire Wilson in the first all-female final.

After an even opening few ends, Shirley surged ahead to claim her first Regional Singles title to go with her two Senior Doubles titles.

Final results

WPA Regional Singles Championship

20 September 2016

The video of the 2016 WPA Regional Singles Championship final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

24 September 2016

Masterton's fourth defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge trophy was to be at home to Horowhenua. However, Horowhenua was unable to field a team and so have defaulted the match.

Masterton's next challenge will be away to Hataitai.

Previous history

WPA Regional Seedings

25 September 2016

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the Regional Singles.

| Regional Seedings | Explanation of the Seeding system |

Champion of Champion Singles

25 September 2016

Representatives from eight of the region’s eleven clubs took part in the Champion of Champions Singles tournament at Otaki on Saturday.

Going into the last round Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue) was leading with 6 wins from 6 games with Annick Le Guen (Kapiti) one win back on 5. As luck would have it, they faced each other in the last round.

Annick took the game 13-9 to win the title on tie-break from Enoka. Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt) claimed third place. This is Annick’s second title and the fifth won by Kapiti.

| Final results | Honours Board |

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée

28 September 2016

Players in action at the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée.

Amazingly, even though it was the first day of Daylight savings where there was a danger of people forgetting to roll their clocks forward, everyone arrived on time to register. Once again, the weather behaved, creating pleasant playing conditions for the 52 people from several clubs taking part.

Prior to commencement of play, Brian Frampton, as Club Captain, welcomed the participants and went over the rules for the day. President Graham Hooper then asked for a time of silence as we paid tribute to those no longer with us.

A total of 5 games were played, with 3 in the morning, a break for lunch, then the final 2 games after that. Energy levels were kept up by grazing on the excellent food provided by the locals. As usual, the volunteers helping in the kitchen kept everything shipshape. Thank you to all those who assisted.

Measuring the point.

A big thank you to our illustrious president Graham and to Alan Taylor for the setting up of the scoreboards and the dismantling at the end of play.

At the end of the day’s play, points were tallied and the winners were announced. Congratulations on a fine performance. The winners were as follows:

  1. Steve Frampton
  2. Barbara Nicholls
  3. Tony Trembath

Report and photos Marlene Barker.

Queen Elizabeth College

29 September 2016

Future Pétanque superstars #1

Manawatu Pétanque has just completed the last School Term coaching Queen Elizabeth College Year 9 and 10 Physical Education students under the guidance of their PE teacher Leanne Mark.

Our Club Captain Elva, supplied a programme to begin with coaching the students on the basic skills of Pétanque.

The students acquired these skills very quickly and by week 4 were able to apply and play games with very little supervision.

Club Members supported the students during play with any queries they had and found scoring was the tricky part!

Future Pétanque superstars #2

We were grateful to be able to use the WPA junior boules as many of the female students had small hands. Thanks to Graeme Morris.

On our last week club members played against the students and the scores were very close with the students displaying several had attained their own very skilful technique.

All students received a certificate as well as the top Students who received a trophy or medal. We hope to continue to liaise with Queen Elizabeth College for further events such as this one.

Report and photos Noeline Corley.