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Welcome to the website of Pétanque Wellington. On these pages you will find information regarding the game of Pétanque, also known as Boules or French Bowls, within the lower North Island of New Zealand.

Please take some time to browse through the site and we welcome your feedback (webmaster@petanque.org.nz).


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Someone is Watching!

25 October 2016

The final of the 2016 NZ International Open Triples is the first Wellington Pétanque video to reach 10,000 views on YouTube.

Jacques Cochonnet Trophy Challenge

24 October 2016

Masterton’s fifth defence of the Jacques Cochonnet Challenge trophy was away at Hataitai. The two clubs have previously clashed eleven times with Masterton winning on nine of those occassions. This time around it was Hataitai who came out on top winning a close match 5 games to 4.

Hataitai’s first defence will be at home to Park Avenue.

| Result | Previous history |

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

22 October 2016

The video of the 2016 WPA Regional Doubles Championship final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel. Photos from the weekend can be found on Google+

WPA Regional Seedings

21 October 2016

The Regional Seeding points have been updated using the results from the Regional Doubles. Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East) has taken over top spot from Michael Rocks.

| Regional Seedings | Explanation of the Seeding system |

Masterton Open Mêlée

19 October 2016

The Masterton club is running an Open Mêlée on Wednesday, 16 November.

WPA Regional Doubles Championship

16 October 2016

With an entry of 24 teams there were 16 qualifying spots up for grabs on Saturday. After 5 rounds of qualifying games, Myles Cowper and Michael Rocks were the only undefeated team.

As is the usual case, the top teams from Saturday didn’t have it their own way on Sunday, with four of the top eight teams relegated to the Plate.

In the Championship final, Dave Gatchell and Pete Hamilton faced the 2012 champions Grant Bray and Dirk Winnie.

Grant an Dirk took an early lead only to see Dave and Pete fight back and then take the lead themselves. Grant and Dirk then picked up a 4 to tie the scores at 11-11.

A tense final end saw Pete shoot the cochonnet to claim the last 2 points.

The Plate final was won by Andrew Joe and Brian Smith. They beat Yvonne Futcher and Annick Le Guen 13-7.

The Bowl was won by Kevin and Sheryl McFadgen who beat Kathy and Tony Gatchford 13-8.

Final results

WPA Regional Shooting Championship (Tir de Précision)

16 October 2016

Seven competitors took part in this year’s competition. The cancellation of the Friday afternoon qualification session may have contributed to the small entry.

Michael Rocks and Myles Cowper, who finished first and second in qualifying on Saturday evening, faced off during the lunch time break in the Regional Doubles on Sunday. A low scoring final saw Michael win the title for the fifth time. (Final results)

NZ Masters Games

14 October 2016

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The 28th NZ Masters Games will be held in Whanganui from 3-12 February 2017.

There are two Pétanque events on offer. A social competition (4-5 February) and a competitive competition the following weekend (11-12 February).

Further details

WPA Inter-club competition

11 October 2016

Results from the third day of the Inter-club competition and Semi-final draw.

PNZ National Singles Championship

6 October 2016

Forty-six players took part in the National Singles Championship at the Panmure Pioneers Pétanque club in Auckland.

As can be seen from the Club’s Facebook page the weather wasn't too kind over the weekend.

In the Trophy final, Maurice Belz beat defending (and eight-time) champion Georgio Vakauta 13-10 to claim his second Singles Championship having previously won at Bay View in 2009.

Final results

PNZ Representative squads

5 October 2016

Thirteen Wellington players are included in the 2016-17 NZ Representative squads. More »

Queen Elizabeth College

29 September 2016

The Manawatu Pétanque club have been running an Introduction to Petanque course at Queen Elizabeth College in Palmerston North.

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Kapiti Super Seniors (Over 70) Mêlée

28 September 2016

The entry form for the Kapiti Super Seniors (Over 70) Mêlée (30 November 2016) is now available.

WPA Committee Meeting

28 September 2016

The draft minutes from the WPA Committee meeting held on 15 September.

Kapiti Memorial Mêlée

28 September 2016

Players in action at the Kapiti Memorial Mêlée.

Amazingly, even though it was the first day of Daylight savings where there was a danger of people forgetting to roll their clocks forward, everyone arrived on time to register. Once again, the weather behaved, creating pleasant playing conditions for the 52 people from several clubs taking part.

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PNZ National Doubles Championship

28 September 2016

The entry form for the PNZ National Doubles Championship in Christchurch (5-6 November 2016) is now available.

Khandallah 3 Boules Triples

26 September 2016

The entry form for the Khandallah 3 Boules Triples (26 November 2016) is now available. Entry list

Wanganui East Open Triples

26 September 2016

The entry form for the Wanganui East Open Triples (19-20 November 2016) is now available.

Champion of Champion Singles

25 September 2016

Representatives from eight of the region’s eleven clubs took part in the Champion of Champions Singles tournament at Otaki on Saturday.

Going into the last round Enoka Smiler (Park Avenue) was leading with 6 wins from 6 games with Annick Le Guen (Kapiti) one win back on 5. As luck would have it, they faced each other in the last round.

Annick took the game 13-9 to win the title on tie-break from Enoka. Moises Burgos (Upper Hutt) claimed third place. This is Annick’s second title and the fifth won by Kapiti.

| Final results | Honours Board |

WPA Regional Singles Championship

20 September 2016

The video of the 2016 WPA Regional Singles Championship final is now on the Wellington Pétanque YouTube channel.

WPA Regional Singles Championship

19 September 2016

Thirty-seven players took part in the Regional Singles Championship at Horowhenua, an increase of one on last year.

This year two players, Christine Strichen and Graeme Morris, went through undefeated after the five rounds of qualifying held on Saturday.

However, both slipped up on Sunday morning to drop down into the Plate.

In the Championship, Shirley MacDonald faced Claire Wilson in the first all-female final.

After an even opening few ends, Shirley surged ahead to claim her first Regional Singles title to go with her two Senior Doubles titles.

Final results

Kapiti Open Doubles

16 September 2016

The entry form for the Kapiti Open Doubles (21-22 January 2017) is now available.

Guy Fawkes Doubles

14 September 2016

The entry form for the Horowhenua Guy Fawkes Doubles (30 October 2016) is now available.

Horowhenua Over Eighties Mêlée

31 August 2016

The entry form for the Horowhenua Over Eighties Mêlée (16 November 2016) is now available.

Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée

23 June 2016

The entry form for the Upper Hutt Maidstone Mêlée (13 November 2016) is now available.