News Archive - September 2018

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WPA Regional Singles Championship

12 September 2018

Thirty players have entered the WPA Regional Singles Championship at Kapiti this weekend (15-16 September 2018).

  1. Trish Biddle-Amoroa (Wanganui East)
  2. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  3. Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt)
  4. Morgan Choveaux (Hataitai)
  5. Derek Cooper (Manawatu)
  6. David Corley (Manawatu)
  7. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  8. Ngaire Eriksen (Horowhenua)
  9. Steve Frampton (Kapiti)
  10. Dene Futcher (Wanganui East)
  11. Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)
  12. Kathy Gatford (Kapiti)
  13. Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  14. Ken Heywood (Wanganuui East)
  15. Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  16. Vaughan Husband (Manawatu)
  17. Marc Khull (Manawatu)
  18. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  19. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  20. Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)
  21. Brett Maguire (Kapiti)
  22. Michelle Maxwell (Kapiti)
  23. Linda Millard (Upper Hutt)
  24. Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  25. Lynne Shepherd (Kapiti)
  26. Enoka Smiler (Naenae)
  27. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)
  28. Nico Toyne (Hataitai)
  29. Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  30. Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)

WPA Regional Pointing Competition

12 September 2018

Sixteen players have entered the inaugural WPA Regional Pointing Competition at Kapiti this weekend (14-16 September 2018).

  1. Trish Biddle-Amoroa (Wanganui East)
  2. Claire Bradburn (Silverstream)
  3. Morgan Choveaux (Hataitai)
  4. David Corley (Manawatu)
  5. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)
  6. Kathy Gatford (Kapiti)
  7. Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  8. Ann Hogg (Otaki)
  9. Vaughan Husband (Manawatu)
  10. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)
  11. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)
  12. Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)
  13. Michelle Maxwell (Kapiti)
  14. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)
  15. Nico Toyne (Hataitai)
  16. Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)

WPA Committee meeting

19 September 2018

The next WPA Committee meeting will be held on Saturday, 13 October at the conclusion of the Regional Doubles at Horowhenua. This replaces the meeting scheduled for 8 November at Silverstream.

Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles

20 September 2018

Forty teams took part in the twenty-second edition of the Hawke’s Bay Classic Doubles at the Napier City Pétanque club.

Like last year, the first day’s qualifying play was in pools, this time eight pools of five teams which meant that each team only played 4 competition games and sat out a Bye. Some teams took the opportunity to arrange unofficial games with other teams having the Bye.

In the Trophy section, the defending champions Lee Taffard & Nico Toyne were beaten by Junior Puleitu & Georgio Vakauta in the semi-final. Junior and Georgio went on to defeat Michelle Maxwell and Graeme Morris in the final.

The Plate section was won by John & Mary Church. The Bowl was won by Barb & Murray Johnston and the Consolation was won by Arnold Lander & Josie Parkin.

Final Results

WPA Regional Pointing Competition

21 September 2018

Nico Toyne with Graeme Millard

Sixteen players took part in the WPA Regional Pointing Competition at Kapiti.

David Corley (35) and Nico Toyne (34) topped the scoring after the qualifying round.

In the final on Sunday, Nico scored 36 against David’s 22 to claim the inaugural Regional Pointing title.

Final Results

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

22 September 2018

Ann, Carolyn, Gary, Shirley, Don & Ann

Otaki’s fourth defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was away at Upper Hutt.

Otaki started strongly winning two of the three first round games.

In the second round, they went one better winning all three games to retain the Trophy. In the third round they picked up a further two games to win the match 7-2.

Otaki’s next defence is away to Masterton.

| Result | Previous history |

WPA Regional Singles Championship

23 September 2018

Dave Gatchell with Graeme Millard

Thirty players took part in the WPA Regional Singles Championship at Kapiti, a drop of eight players from last year.

Five players, Claire Wilson, Moises Burgos, Annick Le Guen, Graeme Morris and Nico Toyne, were undefeated after the first day’s play.

As is usually the case, some of the top qualifiers from Saturday struggled on Sunday morning and dropped down to the Plate section.

In the Trophy final, Dave Gatchell beat Moises Burgos 13-10 to claim his first Regional Singles title. Moises is the first player to be runner-up in three Regional Championships at the same time (Singles, Doubles & Triples).

The Plate was won by Steve Frampton 13-8 from Annick Le Guen. Christine Strichen beat Vaughan Husband to claim the Bowl and Michelle Maxwell was undefeated in winning the Bowl Consolation.

Final Results

WPA Regional Seedings

26 September 2018

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the Regional Singles. Dave Gatchell has moved into second place following his win in the Regional Singles.

| Regional Seedings | Explanation of the Seeding system |

Rex Hayes Mixed Doubles

29 September 2018

Moises & Trish

A total of 23 teams took part in the Mixed Doubles on Sunday, 22 September. The Mixed Doubles is an annual event in honour of Rex Hayes, who was a member of the Kapiti Club. Many players were from other clubs, who came to honour Rex.

Rex was a well known and respected person throughout Pétanque circles in New Zealand. He gave of his time freely, coaching and encouraging newer players. He also played at the top level, representing New Zealand.

The eventual winners were:


Trish Biddle-Amoroa/Moises Burgos 1;
Dave Gatchell/Shirley MacDonald 2.


Brett Maguire/Michelle Maxwell 1;
Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford 2.


Denise Bavidge/Geoff Greer 1;
Kathy Taylor/Dave Wilmshurst 2.

Report: Marlene Barker