News Archive - March 2021

News Archive | Subscribe to News
Follow Wellington Pétanque on Twitter

Masterton Open Triples

1 March 2021

The video of the Masterton Open Triples is now on YouTube.

WPA Champion of Champions - Triples

1 March 2021

Seven clubs took part in the Champion of Champions Triples at Kapiti following the withdrawal of Masterton.

As luck would have it the two favoured teams, Kapiti and Upper Hutt, drew positions 1 and 7 and so would not meet until the end of the day.

Kapiti took the early lead with 3 quick wins with Horowhenua and Upper Hutt on two wins (Upper Hutt had their Bye).

Upper Hutt stumbled after the lunch break losing to Silverstream. Meanwhile, Kapiti kept on winning although there were some tight moments against both Naenae and Manawatu as their early points advantage was chipped away.

Kapiti lost the game against Upper Hutt and then had to sit through their Bye to see if they had done enough to win outright. Upper Hutt's final game was against 2020 Champions Horowhenua. Upper Hutt recorded a convincing win to claim the Champions of Champions Triples title for the first time.

Final results

Masterton Open Triples

12 March 2021

Michelle, Jo and Debby

The annual Masterton Open Triples (formerly the WBS Triples) was played the weekend of 20th and 21st February 2021.

Eight teams entered and a complete round robin was played. Five games were played on day one and the remaining two round robin games were played on day two. At the end of the round robin teams were split into 2 pools of 4. Pool one for the championship and pool two for the plate.

The Trophy final featured Sharon Cannon/Murray Porter/Brian Smith and Debby Butler/Jo Maxwell/Michelle Maxwell. Debby, Jo and Michelle won 13-4.

The Plate was won by Myrna Lane/Dawn MacDonald/Graeme Morris over David Corley/Noeline Corley/Judith Smith 13-4.

A and P Society Trophy for the highest placed Masterton club team - Myrna, Dawn, Graeme.

Final results

NZ Masters Games

14 March 2021

John and Patricia Galbraith, Mary and John Church
John Galbraith, Cheryl and Chris Billing

Six Turangi-Motuoapa players headed to Wanganui for the 32nd NZ Masters Games held over Waitangi weekend. Doubles on the Saturday and Triples on Sunday.

Saturday dawned an early morning red sky an omen for what was ahead. 20 teams assembled for the Doubles section from around the local region including Hawkes Bay and Auckland competed. Players consisted of casual home backyard players to the more competitive club type, age range was great with many younger members eager to learn the finer points of the game. Play consisted of 5 games throughout the day, each game timed at 50 minutes or whoever gets to 13 points first no draws allowed.

Mary and John Church from Motuoapa had an excellent day winning all 5 games with 36 points to claim Gold, chased hard by Aucklander's Derek Price & Mark Wilson also winning 5 games on 35 points for Silver and Patricia & John Galbraith from Turangi also winning 5 games collecting Bronze with 26 points. Cheryl and Chris Billing from Motuoapa coming 8th with 2 wins for 13 points.

Sunday dawned with another red sky or was it pink after match function issue. The Turangi-Motuoapa players split up for the Triples competition. Patricia Galbraith joining Mary & John (Captain) Church, and John Galbraith (Captain) teaming up with Cheryl & Chris Billing. 14 teams assembled and hit the pistes at 9am for another hard day in the sun. Again games played at 50 minutes or 1st to 13 points. There was plenty of upsets in this segment of the competition, Cheryl-Chris-John 1st game up coming up against 3 very senior competitive players from Wanganui East Club Paul-Shirley-Wayne, Turangi-Motuoapa team held their own and won. In all a very successful weekend for the locals with Cheryl-Chris-John winning all 5 games with 47 points and Gold medal, Hawkes Bay combination Tony-Jackie-Eddie 4 wins, 23 points winning Silver and Wanganui East Club players Janet-Bill-Louise 4 wins, 13 points taking out the Bronze.

Our gratitude to Wanganui East Petanque Club organisers in conjunction with NZ Masters Games Committee for running this event, we look forward to returning in 2023 for another successful sporting occasion. Also the wonderful food consumed from the the Wanganui East Club, you will never go home hungry.

WPA Interclub

14 March 2021

Sixteen teams representing nine clubs took part in the 2021 WPA Interclub.

Each team consisted of 2 doubles combinations and each team was allowed up to 2 extra (substitute) players who could be brought in for a round of games i.e., they could not be substituted during a game. This seems to be popular as it allows for players who would not normally be able to play a full day of games to participate.

Four rounds of Swiss Draw were played as ranking games. If each club won a game each the match was drawn. Teams were then divided into 2 groups of 8 teams for elimination play offs.

The first 8 played for the Division One title and the remaining 8 teams played for the Division Two title.

The Division One was won by Manawatu 1. Wanganui East was the runner up.

The Division Two was won by Horowhenua 1. Masterton was the runner up (defending second division champions).

Final results

WPA Regional Mixed Doubles - Entries

23 March 2021

Thirty-two teams are taking part in the Regional Mixed Doubles Championship to be held at the Manawatu Pétanque club on Saturday, 27 March.

  1. Denise Bavidge (Khandallah)/Geoff Greer (Khandallah)
  2. Trish Biddle-Amoroa (Wanganui East)/Mataamua Biddle-Amoroa Nicholls (Wanganui East)
  3. Debby Butler (Kapiti)/Brian Smith (Upper Hutt)
  4. Sharon Cannon (Khandallah)/Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt)
  5. Noeline Corley (Manawatu)/David Corley (Manawatu)
  6. Beryl Cowan (Wanganui East)/Paul Anderson (Wanganui East)
  7. Christine Daykin (Manawatu)/Alan Cameron (Manawatu)
  8. Ngaire Eriksen (Horowhenua)/Graeme Morris (Masterton)
  9. Pauline Foxall (Manawatu)/Peter Foxall (Manawatu)
  10. Janet Frost (Manawatu)/Alan Frost (Manawatu)
  11. Yvonne Futcher (Wanganui East)/Tony Simpson (Wanganui East)
  12. Patricia Galbraith (Horowhenua)/John Galbraith (Horowhenua)
  13. Bethne Gardner (Khandallah)/Barry Hunt (Khandallah)
  14. Kathy Gatford (Kapiti)/Tony Gatford (Kapiti)
  15. Jane Gilbert (Khandallah)/Andy Gilbert (Khandallah)
  16. Adrienne Gwerder (Upper Hutt)/Dave Gwerder (Upper Hutt)
  17. Ann Hogg (Horowhenua)/Alan Taylor (Kapiti)
  18. Mary Joblin (Wanganui East)/Rawiri Nicholls (Wanganui East)
  19. Wendy Lawson (Wanganui East)/Dexter Farrell (Wanganui East)
  20. Annick Le Guen (Kapiti)/Steve Frampton (Kapiti)
  21. Shirley Madgwick (Wanganui East)/Wayne Goodman (Wanganui East)
  22. Michelle Maxwell (Kapiti)/Lee Taffard (Hataitai)
  23. Shirley MacDonald (Otaki)/Dave Gatchell (Horowhenua)
  24. Barbara Nicholls (Horowhenua)/Richard Turfrey (Wanganui East)
  25. Sheryl Parslow (Wanganui East)/Dene Futcher (Wanganui East)
  26. Anne Peck (Wanganui East)/James Carlsen (Wanganui East)
  27. Margaret Pomana (Wanganui East)/Kevin Simpson (Wanganui East)
  28. Louise Rose (Wanganui East)/Bill Ray (Wanganui East)
  29. Monica Smiler (Naenae)/Enoka Smiler (Naenae)
  30. Judith Smith (Manawatu)/Willy Tipene (Manawatu)
  31. Christine Strichen (Wanganui East)/Michael Rocks (Khandallah)
  32. Claire Wilson (Wanganui East)/Brett Maguire (Kapiti)

WPA Regional Mixed Doubles Championship

28 March 2021

Participants in the Regional Mixed Doubles Championship

Thirty-two teams took part in the Third Regional Mixed Doubles Championship held at the Manawatū Pétanque club.

The field included twenty-three players from Wanganui East (36%), which is possibly the largest representation from a single club at a Regional tournament.

Only one team (Sharon and Moises) managed to win all four of their qualifying games. Thirteen teams won three games, which meant that six missed out on qualifying for the top section due to their points differential.

The Trophy final featured the top two qualifiers from the morning: Sharon and Moises against Sheryl and Dene.

After a close start, Sheryl and Dene managed to pull away on the scoreboard to eventually win 13-8.

The Plate final was won by Shirley and Dave from Mary and Rawiri. The Bowl final was won by Denise and Geoff from Wendy and Dexter and the Spoon final was won by Yvonne and Tony from Trish and Mataamua.

Of the eight finalists, five were from Wanganui East.

Final results