News Archive - July 2021

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WPA Regional Seedings

2 July 2021

The Regional Seeding points have been updated with the results of the 2021 Regional Mixed Doubles.

Christine Strichen (Wanganui East) has taken over the sole top spot. After the Triples she shared first place with Lee Taffard (Hataitai), who has dropped to third. In second place is Claire Wilson (Wanganui East).

Regional Seedings

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

6 July 2021

Naenae defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy was at home to Manawatu.

Naenae successfully defended the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy against Manawatu. After the first round it appeared that Manawatu had mastered the tricky Naenae terrain better than the hosts. Manawatu started winning two of the three first round games. In the second round Naenae fought back and won all three games. In the last round Naenae won all three games again to retain the trophy 7-2.

Naenae next defence is away to Horowhenua.

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Khandallah Winter Doubles

11 July 2021

Participants in the Khandallah Winter Doubles

Ten teams took part in the rescheduled Winter Doubles at Khandallah. After some early morning rain (described by Met Service as occassional showers), the weather remained fine for the duration of the event.

Jo and Michelle Maxwell were the only undefeated team after the 4 qualifing games and they continued on their winning way to clain first spot beating Dave Marrison and Bruce Stephensoson 11-7 in the final.

Interesting, the odd ranked team beat the even ranked team in all 5 finals.

Final results

Masterton Petanque Club Bastille Day Mêlée

17 July 2021

Participants in the Masterton Bastille Day Mêlée

Masterton Petanque Club celebrated Bastille Day with their annual Bastille Day Mêlée.

41 players competed with 32 coming from outside of the Wairarapa. Contributing clubs were, Masterton, Naenae, Silverstream, Upper Hutt, Horowhenua and Khandallah.

Players were encouraged to dress in a Bastille Day/French theme.

The tournament was played over 5 rounds. Judy Tyree (Horowhenua) was the winner of the competition (5 wins, +28).

Final results

Wellington Team for Chanticleer

20 July 2021

Here is the Wellington Team for the Chanticleer match to be played in Auckland 28th and 29th August.

Claire Bradburn, Debby Butler, Christine Daykin, Yvonne Futcher, Dave Gwerder, Vaughan Husband, Michelle Maxwell, Kevin McFadgen, Lynne Shepherd, Tony Simpson, Alan Taylor and Richard Turfrey.

Khandallah Winter Triples

25 July 2021

Participants in the Khandallah Winter Triples

Eleven teams took part in the Winter Triples at Khandallah. Thankfully, the flash flooding of the previous weekend had no impact on the terrain.

The odd number of teams meant that the planned Snake & Knockout was replaced with a 5 round Swiss.

Kathy, Tony and Bronwyn won their opening 4 games, but slipped in the final round to lose to Moises, Dave and Brian. However, they retained top spot on SOS points after facing the strongest field.

Final results

Ian Baine

25 July 2021

Jean & Ian Baine at the 2006 Masterton Midwinter Doubles

It is with sadness that we report that Ian Baine passed away on 21 July. Ian, with wife Jean, was a member of the Upper Hutt club and before that Park Avenue.

A noted skier and active tramper until recently, Ian was for a time the NZ distributor for JB and Obut pétanque equipment.

Beverley Mason

29 July 2021

Beverley Mason

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Beverley Mason on 25 July.

Beverley and her late husband John were foundation members of the Kapiti Pétanque club which started in 1996.

Beverley was Kapiti Club Captain in 2005-6 and 2012-13 and also served as Secretary for 4 club Presidents. In 2015, she was awarded Life Membership of the club.

Beverley also served as Secretary for the WPA for 2 years (2006-08).

The funeral service for Beverley is on Thursday, 29 July at 2:00 pm at the Kapiti Coast Funeral Home, Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu.