News Archive - April 2018

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WPA Women’s Doubles

5 April 2018

Eighteen teams are taking part in the WPA Women’s Doubles at Kapiti (Saturday, 7 April 2018).

  1. Fran Beach/Bernadette Lawton
  2. Trish Biddle-Amoroa/Mary Joblin (Wanganui East)
  3. Debby Butler/Michelle Maxwell (Kapiti)
  4. Shona Callear/Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  5. Val Clark/Shirley Fraser (Otaki)
  6. Elva Cooper (Manawatu)/Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)
  7. Liz Donaldson/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  8. Ngaire Erikson/Jan Haumaha (Horowhenua)
  9. Carleen Fitzgerald/Jo-Anne Hayward (Horowhenua)
  10. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  11. Kathy Gatford/Linda Gazzard (Kapiti)
  12. Susan Gibson/Judith Smith (Manawatu)
  13. Janet Hall/Barbara Nicholls (Otaki)
  14. Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  15. Colleen Horton/Linda Millard (Upper Hutt)
  16. Sheryl Parslow/Anne Peck (Wanganui East)
  17. Christine Strichen/Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)
  18. Kathy Taylor/Alison Zuppicich (Upper Hutt)

WPA Women’s Triples

5 April 2018

Eight teams are taking part in the WPA Women’s Triples at Kapiti (Sunday, 8 April 2018).

  1. Trish Biddle-Amoroa/Christine Strichen/Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)
  2. Debby Butler/Michelle Maxwell/Julie McDougall (Kapiti)
  3. Shona Callera/Noeline Corley/Judith Smith (Manawatu)
  4. June Cody/Kathy Gatford/Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  5. Erica Drake/Catherine Maher/Viv Pender (Hataitai)
  6. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)/Monica Smiler (Naenae)
  7. Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)/Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  8. Mary Joblin/Shirley Madgwick/Anne Peck (Wanganui East)

Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples

7 April 2018

Bethne, Dave & Maurice

Thirteen teams took part in the 14th annual Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples at the Hawke’s Bay Lawn Tennis and Squash (HBLTS) club in Napier the week before Easter.

The cramped playing calendar this season, with the National Triples, Trans Tasman and Easter all happening in March has probably had an impact on the numbers attending the Autumn Triples, but it didn’t stop those who attended from having an enjoyable weekend of pétanque.

Sharon Cannon, Dez Grant and Sarah-Jane Wright made to through to the Trophy final for the third year in a row. Unfortunately, it did not prove to be third time lucky as they were beaten by Maurice Belz, Dave Gatchell and Bethne Rouse.

Final results

WPA Women’s Triples

10 April 2018

Lynne, June & Kathy

Eight teams took part in the WPA Women’s Triples at Kapiti. After the four qualifying rounds, the top four teams progressed through to the Trophy Knockout and the bottom four went into the Plate Knockout.

The Trophy final was won by June Cody/Kathy Gatford/Lynne Shepherd who beat Yvonne Futcher/Annick Le Guen/Monica Smiler 13-11.

In the Plate final Shona Callera/Noeline Corley/Judith Smith beat Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald/Sheryl Parslow 13-11.

Final Results

WPA Women’s Doubles

11 April 2018

Yvonne & Annick

Eighteen teams took part in the WPA Women’s Doubles at Kapiti last Saturday.

After the four qualifying rounds, the top four teams progressed through to the Trophy Knockout, the second four qualified for the Plate, the third four qualified for the Bowl, the fourth four qualified for the Bowl Consolation and the last two teams went into the Teaspooon final.

The Trophy final was won by Yvonne Futcher and Annick Le Guen. The Plate final was won by Colleen Horton and Linda Millard. The Bowl final was won by Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson.

Trish Biddle-Amoroa and Mary Joblin won the Bowl Consolation. Fran Beach and Bernadette Lawton won the Teaspoon.

Final Results

National Club Championships

14 April 2018

Twenty teams from thirteen clubs are taking part in the National Club Championships in Rotorua next weekend (21-22 April 2018).

  1. Bay View Red
  2. Bay View White
  3. Christchurch
  4. Dunedin City
  5. Hawke’s Bay LTSC
  6. Herne Bay Green
  7. Herne Bay Puma
  8. Herne Bay Red
  9. Hibiscus Coast
  10. Kapiti Blue
  11. Kapiti Gold
  12. Manawatu Green
  13. Manawatu White
  14. Masterton
  15. Northcote Blue
  16. Northcote Red
  17. Taieri
  18. Tauranga BOP
  19. Wanganui East Blue
  20. Wanganui East White

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

18 April 2018

Kapiti’s second defence for 2018 was away at Hataitai. Kapiti started strongly, winning two of the three first round games.

Hataitai won all three seond round games to lead 4-2. In the third round, Hataitai picked up two wins to claim the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge Trophy for the sixth time.

Kapiti’s loss meant that they matched their longest winning run of 4 games, which they have done twice before (2012 and 2016).

Hataitai’s first defence is away at Otaki.

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PNZ National Club Championship

23 April 2018

Twenty teams (from thirteen clubs) took part in the National Club Championships at Rotorua (21-22 April). Each team comprised 6 players in two Triples combinations. The first day was a five round Swiss, where Team A played the opposing team B, while Sunday was another five round Swiss with Team A playing Team A and B versus B. The two results were then added together to determine the overall winner.

At the end of Saturday, Bay View White and Herne Bay Red led the field with 8 wins from 10 games. Kapiti Blue were next on 7 wins, and then a further six clubs on 6 wins, including defending champions Herne Bay Puma (previously Green).

On Sunday, first Herne Bay Red dropped a game then Bay View White dropped a game. In the third round they played each other and shared the games 1-1. This allowed Herne Bay Puma to catch them.

In the fourth round, Bay View and Herne Bay Red won both their games, while Herne Bay Puma dropped a game against Christchurch. Kapiti Blue moved back into the top four by beating Herne Bay Green.

In an unexpected final round draw, Herne Bay Red faced Herne Bay Puma while Bay View White faced Bay View Red. Bay View White won both games and then faced an anxious wait to see if Herne Bay Red could match their points total.

Herne Bay Puma won both games but finished three points short of Bay View White’s total. Meanwhile Kapiti Blue also won both their games to relegate Herne Bay Puma into third place.

Masterton won the Senior team competition ahead of Northcote Red and Taieri.

Final Results

WBS Open Triples

24 April 2018

The video of the 2018 WBS Open Triples final at Masterton is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Women’s Singles Championship

26 April 2018

Thirty-two players have entered the WPA Women’s Singles Championship at Horowhenua this Saturday (28 April).

  1. Lee-Ann Bartrum (Wanganui East)
  2. Trish Biddle-Amoroa (Wanganui East)
  3. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  4. Debby Butler (Kapiti)
  5. Shona Callear (Manawatu)
  6. Val Clarke (Otaki)
  7. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  8. Liz Donaldson (Otaki)
  9. Ngaire Erikson (Horowhenua)
  10. Carleen Fitzgerald (Horowhenua)
  11. Shirley Fraser (Otaki)
  12. Kathy Gatford (Kapiti)
  13. Janet Hall (Horowhenua)
  14. Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  15. Mary Joblin (Wanganui East)
  16. Fiona Kittow (Horowhenua)
  17. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  18. Val Long (Otaki)
  19. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  20. Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)
  21. Michelle Maxwell (Kapiti)
  22. Linda Millard (Upper Hutt)
  23. Barbara Nicholls (Horowhenua)
  24. Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)
  25. Anne Peck (Wanganui East)
  26. Susan Robertson (Horowhenua)
  27. Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  28. Kathy Taylor (Upper Hutt)
  29. Judy Tyree (Horowhenua)
  30. Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)
  31. Ady Wrennall (Horowhenua)
  32. Alison Zuppicich (Upper Hutt)

Pete Hamilton

27 April 2018

Pete Hamilton
Wanganui East Pétanque club

It is with great sadness that the Wanganui East Pétanque Club advise that their club mate and friend Pete Hamilton passed away last night.

Pete will be remembered for his presence, humour and prowess on the piste. He was so passionate about pétanque and he was a great club mate and we will miss him so much.

Messages of condolence can be sent to:
Christine Strichen
5 St. Helens Place
Wanganui 4501
and these will be passed on to the family.

Pete’s family have advised that there will be a time of remembrance for Pete on Wednesday, 2 May at 2:00pm at the Wanganui East Club, 101 Wakefield Street, Wanganui East.

Pete’s palmar├Ęs included:

  • WPA Winter Doubles (2008)
  • Kapiti Open Doubles (2009, 2013)
  • Hawke’s Bay Summer Doubles (2010)
  • National Senior Doubles Championship (2011)
  • WPA Champion of Champions Doubles (2011)
  • National Singles Championship (2012)
  • Horowhenua Midwinter Triples (2013)
  • Murrayfield Open Triples (2014)
  • WPA Regional Triples Championship (2016)
  • Hawke’s Bay Autumn Triples (2016)
  • WPA Regional Doubles Championship (2016)
  • WPA Open Triples (2016)
  • Wellington Regional Representative (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  • New Zealand National Representative (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

Photo credit: Liz Rocks

WPA Regional Triples Championship

29 April 2018

The video of the 2018 WPA Regional Triples Championship final at Manawatu is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.