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WPA Regional Women’s Singles Championship

19 April 2017

Entries for the Regional Women’s Singles Championship close on Wednesday, 26 April. (Entry form)

WPA Women’s Triples

15 April 2017

Eight teams took part in the Women’s Triples at the Manawatu Pétanque club.

In the Trophy final, Sharon Cannon/Christine Strichen/Claire Wilson beat Ann Hogg/Shirley MacDonald/Sheryl Parslow 13-5.

The video of the 2017 WPA Women’s Triples final (courtesy of Marc Khull) is on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

The Plate was won by Carleen Fitzgerald/Jan/Shirley Peard over Christine Daykin/Trish Smart/Judith Smith.

Final results

WPA Women’s Doubles

15 April 2017

Participants in the Women’s Doubles

Eleven teams took part in the Women’s Doubles at the Manawatu Pétanque club. After the four qualifying rounds Yvonne Futcher/Annick Le Guen and Pauline Foxall/Trish Smart were the only undefeated teams.

Yvonne and Annick won their semi-final, but Pauline and Trish were undone on time by Sharon Cannon and Sheryl Parslow.

In the final, Sharon and Sheryl ended Yvonne and Annick’s winning run 13-7.

The Plate was won by Christine Strichen/Claire Wilson over Beryl Cowan/Athena Christodoulaki. The Bowl final was won by Christine Daykin/Judith Smith over Pauline Ray/Louise Rose.

Final results

Murrayfield Open Triples

15 April 2017

The entry form for the Murrayfield Open Triples at Otaki on Sunday, 21 May 2017 is now available.

WPA Committee Meeting

12 April 2017

Due to the forecast bad weather the WPA Committee meeting at Kapiti scheduled for Thursday, 13 April has been postponed until Thursday, 4 May.

PNZ National Club Championship

12 April 2017

Eighteen teams (from fourteen clubs), including six from Wellington, are taking part in the National Club Championships at Rotorua (22-23 April).

A preview in the Rotorua Daily Post.

Barrie Sinclair

4 April 2017

Barrie Sinclair
Foundation member, Manawatu Pétanque club

Manawatu Pétanque has lost their Foundation and Life Member Barrie Sinclair. Barrie along with his late wife Ngaere were instrumental in establishing Pétanque in Manawatu in the early 1990’s.

Both Barrie and Ngaere were elected Life members in May 2009 in recognition for the service they had given to the Club over the past 10 years.

Their contributions has enthused others to continue with our mission statement to promote Pétanque as a healthy, attractive, enjoyable, competitive sport with leisure and social activity to all members of the club.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

29 March 2017

Wanganui East have retained the Jacques Cochonnet Trophy without throwing a boule after challenger Silverstream defaulted the match.

As this was the last match in Round 23, a new draw will be held at the WPA Committee Meeting on Thursday, 13 April.

Previous history

PNZ National Triples Championship

28 March 2017

The video of the 2017 PNZ National Triples Championship final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Newcastle Open Doubles

27 March 2017

Following the demise of the Masterton Midwinter Doubles it is necessary to look a little further afield for a tournament during June. One option is the Newcastle Open Doubles (10-11 June).

As an International event, you will need a PNZ Licence to enter. Details on getting a PNZ licence may be found on the PNZ website.

Entry form and details for the Newcastle Open Doubles.

PNZ National Women’s Triples Championship

26 March 2017

The video of the 2017 PNZ National Women’s Triples Championship final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Regional Seedings

26 March 2017

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the Regional Triples.

| Regional Seedings | Explanation of the Seeding system |

WBS Open Triples

26 March 2017

The video of the 2017 WBS Open Triples final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

25 March 2017

25 March 2017

Participants in the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles

Eighteen teams took part in the Upper Hutt Swiss Doubles at Maidstone Park. The weather, although overcast and cool, stayed fine for the duration of the tournament.

Moises Burgos and Michael Rocks retained the title with four wins and a draw from their five games.

Erica Drake and Christophe Vesse took second place on tie-break from Len Cogger and Bob Horton. Both teams finished with 4 wins.

Final results

WPA Regional Triples

25 March 2017

The video of the 2017 WPA Regional Triples final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

PNZ National Shooting Competition

18 March 2017

Qualifying in the Shooting Competition (Tir de Précision) took place on Friday afternoon and Saturday evening, after play had completed. The top two qualifiers in the Men’s and Women’s competition then faced off during the lunch break on Sunday afternoon.

Both finals were very low scoring affairs with the top qualifier edging the second qualifier by a single point. Michael Rocks beat Dez Grant 15-14 to win his second title. Christine Strichen beat Karen Stephen 12-11 to win her fifth title.

Final results (The qualifying scores are still to come)

PNZ National Women’s Triples Championship

11 March 2017

Nicola, Claire and Pam
National Women’s Triples Champions

Ten teams took part in the PNZ National Women’s Triples Championship held at the Herne Bay Pétanque club in Auckland.

In a change from last year’s format the Women’s Triples was held on a single day, the day before the National Triples. Previously, it had been a two day tournament held at Waitangi Weekend.

The day started with a four round Swiss, followed by a knockout for each group of four teams.

Nicola Brock, Pam Jenkins and Claire Matthews were the only undefeated team after the Swiss and continued through to the final where they faced the second placed team from the Swiss, Karen Stephen, Tina Targett and Christine Taylor.

After an even opening few ends, Nicola, Pam and Claire took the lead and eventually ran out 13-6 winners.

The Trophy Consolation final was won by Robyn Chalmers, Ann Clayworth and Diana Glamuzina who beat two-time defending champions Sharon Cannon, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson.

Final results

WBS Open Triples

1 March 2017

Eleven teams entered the twentieth annual WBS Open Triples held at the Materton Pétanque club. Due to the small number of entries the usual random draw followed by pools and a knockout was replaced by a single round-robin, with the top two team playing off for the title.

At the end of Saturday, the defending champions Maurice Belz, Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks led with 6 wins. Sharon Cannon, Murray Porter and Brian Smith were in second place on 5 wins, although they had already had the bye.

On Sunday, both of the top teams dropped a game before they faced off in the last round. As they had both already qualified for the final, this game was a bit academic. The 3 M’s winning 11-6.

The final was different matter entirely. Racing out to a 10-0 the 3M’s looked in complete control. Sharon, Murray and Brian fought back to 11-11 and then the scores inched forward to 12-12. The 3M’s prevailled in the final end to retain the WBS Open Triples title.

In the Plate final, Kevin Bryan, Alan Cameron and Vaughan Husband beat Marc Khull, Trevor Neilson and Barbara Nicholls 13-10.

Final results

WPA Regional Triples Championship

24 February 2017

Contestants in the 2017 Regional Triples Championship

Seventeen teams took part in the WPA Regional Triples Championship at Horowhenua, an increase of four teams from 2016.

The weather forecast was a 90% chance of rain and thunderstorms. At the start of round 4, there were a couple of thunder claps, but the rain thankfully stayed away.

Saturday’s play was the traditional 5-round random draw to determine the team rankings.

Two teams went through the day undefeated: Sharon Cannon, Christine Strichen and Claire Wilson topped the rankings with Grant Bray, Ann Hogg and Annick Le Guen in second place. (Day One rankings)

The curse of the undefeated qualifiers struck again on Sunday. Sharon, Christine and Claire were unable to win a game all day. Likewise, Grant, Ann and Annick crashed out of the Trophy section in the morning. However, they did regroup in the afternoon to win the Trophy Consolation.

In the Trophy section, Morgan, Nico and Dirk were undefeated in reaching the Championship final were they faced the defending champions Myles, Pete and Michael.

Myles, Pete and Michael took an early lead, only to see Morgan, Nico and Dirk claw their way back and eventually win 13-7.

Final Results

WPA Champion of Champions - Triples

11 February 2017

Ken Benn, Kevin Bryan and Ron Sandilands

Five clubs (Kapiti, Manawatu, Otaki, Upper Hutt and Wanganui East) took part in the Champion of Champions Triples at Otaki.

The Manawatu team of Ken Benn, Kevin Bryan and Ron Sandilands went through undefeated to claim the title. However, it was a close run thing. In round 3 they played Wanganui East (Trish Biddle-Amora, Pete Hamilton and Richard Turfrey) and won 13-12.

Final results