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WPA Regional Doubles Championship

8 January 2019

Twenty-five teams took part in the Regional Doubles Championship at Horowhenua, which was four more than the previous year.

The Trophy final featured Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks against Moises Burgos and Lee Taffard. Lee and Moises took an early lead that they held until the end to win their first Regional Championship.

The Plate final was won by Christine Strichen/Claire Wilson against Carolyn Graham/Shirley MacDonald.

Graeme Morris/Lynne Shepherd defeated Dave Gwerder/Linda Millard to win the Bowl final.

Final results

WPA Regional Senior Doubles Championship

8 January 2019

Twenty-two teams took part in the Regional Senior Doubles Championship at Kapiti on the 7th November.

The Trophy final was won by Dave Gatchell/Ann Hogg against Kathy Gatford/Tony Gatford.

The Plate final was won by Ian Calder/Dave Kitchener against Adrienne Gwerder/Dave Gwerder.

The Bowl final was won by Marlene Barker/Julie McDougall against Liz Donaldson/Barbara Smith.

Final results

Champion of Champions Doubles

8 January 2019

A belated congratulations to Enoka and Monica Smiler (Naenae) who won the Champion of Champions Doubles at Horowhenua.

Final results

Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée

8 January 2019

Emiel Smeets and John Clarke

Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée had a total of 36 entries locally and from Haitaitai, Kapiti and Naenae. Despite some pretty heavy rain the day before, the pistes were clear of any residual water although one or two pistes were quite damp.

The weather was fine for the most part and a good time was enjoyed by all.

The first boule was thrown by Upper Hutt Mayor, Wayne Guppy.

The winner on plus 31 was John Clarke (Upper Hutt) and second was Emiel Smeets (Upper Hutt). Well done to both of them.

Special thanks to Eileen Murray for acting as scorer for the day. Likewise to all who helped set up and tear down and put away. Also thanks to food donors and the raffle organisers.

Otaki New Year Mêlée

8 January 2019

Gary Brunton and Claire Wilson.

Beautiful weather and 56 entries made for a great start to the new year.

The top 5 players were:

Congratulations to the winner and thanks to everyone who took part.

Report and photo: Ann Hogg.

Khandallah Mixed Doubles

14 January 2019

2019 Khandallah Mixed Doubles participants

Sixteen teams took part in the Khandallah Open Mixed Doubles. The weather was fine and a good time was enjoyed by all.

The trophy final featured the two undefeated teams Paul Bonsey/Lynley Watt (Upper Hutt) and Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt)/Michelle Maxwell (Kapiti). It was a close game until Paul and Lynley being down 9-8 picked up a 5 to win the trophy final 13-9.

In the Plate section Adrienne and Dave Gwerder came back to win the Plate final 13-8 over Geoff and Linda Brown.

Erica Drake and Andrew Joe won the Bowl final 13-5 over Robin Mann and Bruce Stephenson.

The Cup final was won by Anne and Simon Grant who beat Sue Boaden and Bruce McDonald 13-6.

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WPA Open Triples

14 January 2019

The video of the 2018 WPA Open Triples final at Otaki between Steve Frampton/Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald and Murray Porter/Michael Rocks/Brian Smith is now on YouTube.

Representative Teams

14 January 2019

Twelve Wellington Region players have been named in the New Zealand Trans Tasman team to play against Australia. The match will be held in Newcastle, New South Wales, over the weekend of 16-17 March.

Senior Women

Claire Bradburn, Ann Hogg, Shirley MacDonald, Angela Maxted, Sheryl Parslow, Anne Shields. Reserve: Kay George.

Senior Men

Dave Gatchell, Tony Gatford, Bill Peachey, Richard Swaney, Lee Taffard, Paul Tamagushiku. Reserve: Merv Wilson.

Open Women

Trish Biddle-Amoroa, Sharon Cannon, Yvonne Futcher, Diana Glamuzina, Michelle Maxwell, Kathleen Wallace.

Open Men

Ian Baker, Myles Cowper, Allan Fletcher, David Lippard, Andre Noel, Nico Toyne.

Trish Biddle-Amoroa, Tony Gatford, Diana Glamuzina, Michelle Maxwell and Paul Tamagushiku will make their international debut.

Kapiti Open Doubles

24 January 2019

Murray Porter and Brian Smith won the Kapiti Open Doubles at the weekend. In the Trophy final they beat Sharon Cannon and Michelle Maxwell 13-8.

The Trophy Consolation went to David Gatchell and Shirley MacDonald who beat Kevin and Sheryl McFadgen.

The Plate final was won by Kathy and Tony Gatford over Moises Burgos and Lee Taffard.

The Bowl was won by David and Trish Smart over Judith Smith and Christine Daykin.

Final results

WPA Open Triples

29 January 2019

Twenty-two teams took part in the WPA Open Triples at Otaki on the 8th December. In a close final Murray Porter, Michael Rocks and Brian Smith managed to come back and win the Trophy final 13-9 over Steve Frampton, Ann Hogg and Shirley MacDonald.

The Plate winners were Kathy Gatford, Tony Gatford and Lynne Shepherd who beat Liz Donaldson, Barbara Smith and Maureen Walker.

Finally, the Bowl winners were Annick LeGuen, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson who beat Alan Cameron, Ngaire Eriksen and Marc Khull.

Final results

WPA Inter-club

31 January 2019

Tony, Steve, Annick and Grant

Eight clubs took part in the inter-club competition played at Kapiti. There was a total of fourteen teams split into two divisions. Division 1 had eight teams (one from each club) and division 2 had 6 teams.

Congratulations to Kapiti for winning the inter-club competition 2019.