APA Regional Singles & Doubles Sat/Sun 29/30 Sept at Panmure Pioneers
APA Regional SINGLES RESULTS
1 David Lippard; 2 Tom Paulo; 3= Junior Puleitu, Andre Noel; 5= Joanne Lippard, Allan Fletcher, Georgio Vakauta, Thierry Pannetier; 9 Richard Swaney; 10 Tiki Ruta; 11= Seti Mailei, Ros Morton; 13= Charles Deane, Yasmine George, Paul Dalebroux, Tasha Storey; 17 Margaret Penny; 18 Roger Brown; 19= Errol Anderson, Grant Gardiner; 21= Diana Glamuzina, Clive Bartleet, Glen Glamuzina, Margaret Maher; 25 Max Davis; 26 Robyn Chalmers; 27= Miles Maxted, Kevin Davis; 29 Ruby Vakauta
APA Regional DOUBLES RESULTS
1 Allan Fletcher/Ian Baker; 2 Thierry Pannetier/David Lippard; 3= Lani Mailei/Seti Mailei, Georgio Vakauta/Junior Puleitu; 5= Freddy Burns/Ena Manuireva, Paul Dalebroux/Clive Bartleet, Richard Swaney/Navin Bauhoo, David Peni/Charles Peni; 9 Tiki Ruta/Niau Ruta; 10 Roger Brown/Grant Gardiner; 11= Joanne Lippard/Andre Noel, Diana Glamuzina/Glen Glamuzina; 13= Robin Chalmers/Yasmine George, Angela Maxted/Ann Shields, Max Davis/Kevin Davis, Virginia Kirk-Smith/Laurel Priestly; 17 Margaret Maher/Margaret Penny; 18 Bill Peachey/Jay Newton; 19= Fay Tikey/Lynette Gibbs, Naomi Paulo/Lani Taraunu; 21 Tasha Storey/Ruby Vakauta
Thank you to Panmure Pioneers for a very well organised 2018 Auckland Regional Singles and Regional Doubles Championship. Thank you also to Angela M, Tom and Jean P for giving their time as our umpires. Special mention of David Lippard, the stand-out player of the weekend making both finals. ~ Allan F
Herne Bay Club Singles Tournament Sun 23 Sept
1 Richard S
2 Navin B
3= Ian B and Paul D
5= Ros M, Allan F, Thierry P and Ian R
1 Yasmine G
2 Errol A (Mo)
3 Virginia KS and Norman S
5= Clem B, Miles M and Eileen L
Congratulations to Ricardo for defending his title.
Auckland retains the Chanticleer Cup 25-26 August 2018 at Herne Bay
FINAL RESULT Auckland: 71 points, Wellington: 37 points.
OPEN TEAMS – Singles: Auckland 8 wins, Wellington 4 wins. Doubles: Auckland 5 wins, Wellington 4 wins. Triples: Auckland 5 wins, Wellington 3 wins.
SENIOR TEAMS – Singles: Auckland 6 wins, Wellington 6 wins. Doubles: Auckland 7 wins, Wellington 2 wins. Triples: Auckland 6 wins, Wellington 2 wins.
See report from coach, Allan Fletcher, here.
OPEN TEAM: Paul Dalebroux (Stanley Bay), Grant Hackett and Janet Hackett (Herne Bay), Andre Noel (Kennedy Park), David Peni, (Panmure Pioneers), Junior Puleitu (Vikings).
SENIOR TEAM: Ian Baker (Herne Bay), Tony Irvine (Cockle Bay), Seti Mailei (Panmure Pioneers), Jay Newton (Hibiscus Coast), Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast), Selwyn Sainty (Herne Bay).
Herne Bay Winter Series June - August 2018
Another great series with a total of 65 players participating over nine weeks. Thanks to Miles M for compiling scores and providing updates after each round, to Angela M for supporting Miles throughout the series, and helping Pam J in the kitchen preparing food for the final day. Thanks to Pam for the fantastic prize table and delicious food. Pam is chief organiser and introduced this tournament format to Herne Bay approximately 20 years ago and it has proven to be very popular ever since. The objective of the random draw format for each game is that it's a fun tournament that builds bridges between players who would normally never play together.
Results: 1. Georgio Vakauta, 2. Junior Puleitu, 3. Allan Fletcher, 4. Andre Noel, 5. Tom Paulo, 6. Ian Baker, 7. Ann Shields, 8. Virginia kirk-Smith, 9. Seti Mailei, 10. Tasha Storey, 11. Errol Anderson, 12. Ian Roberts, 13 Paul Dalebroux, 14. Miles Maxted, 15. Alan Calderwood, 16. Lidya Davis, 17. Fay Tikey, 18. Janet Hackett, 19. Eileen Lippard, 20. Bill Peachey.
Our long-serving committee members
At our August AGM Norman Stanhope and Winifred Lamb were presented with a hamper to show the club’s appreciation of the time they have spent on the committee. Winifred was on the committee for nearly 10 years, two of those organising hall hire with assistance from Norman when needed. Norman was on the committee for a record 14 years, as president in 2014 and again this year. He has been invaluable to the club, making sure things get done, organising building maintenance inside and out, communicating with council on behalf of the club and on Thursdays keeping us up to date on what’s happening. They are now both taking a well-earned rest from committee work but definitely still active club members.
The French Festival 9-10 June, 2018
On the weekend when the French played the All Blacks at Eden Park, the Cloud became a French Village and Fanzone. As part of the festival a petanque triples competition was held in the area between the Cloud and Shed 10 on Queens Wharf where eight 10-metre pistes were constructed.
The two-day fun tournament was very successfully organised by Ann Shields and Margaret Penny. Read Ann's informative APA report here.
1 Thierry Pannetier, Joanne and David Lippard
2 Bob Bridge, Glen Glamuzina, Grant Gardiner
3= Ros Morton, Leslie Haines, Ian Roberts / Les Bras Casses: Thierry, Gege, Franck
1 Robyn Chalmers, Lydia Davis, Diana Glamuzina
2 Les Knacks, Gaetan, Gilles and Jeremy
3= Les BGs: Zeeshan, Jacob, Mike / Les Bras Casses: Amelie, Lucas, Baudoin
1 Allan Fletcher, Selwyn Sainty, Ian Baker
2 Ian Roberts, Virginia Kirk-Smith, Judie Derbyshire
3= Fay Tikey, Bill Peachey, Lynne Gibbs / Jean and Charles Parley, Margaret Maher
1 Clive Bartleet, Denice Symons, Paul Dalebroux
2 Bob Bridge, Glen Glamuzina, Grant Gardiner
3= Cho7: Alexandre, Romain, Moranne / Robyn Chalmers, Lydia Davis, Diana Glamuzina
Arbour Day (5 June) planting of a flowering cherry tree in memory of Chris Beams
Chris was a club member for 10 years and was well known by all for his quick wit and sense of humour. He also made his mark as committee member, treasurer and very noticeably as gardener – planting many shrubs and the trees on the eastern slope, also citrus trees and establishing a productive vegetable patch for the benefit of all.
He was a greatly valued personal friend of Sandy and Francoise.
Open Doubles Sun 20 May at Panmure
A very enjoyable, well-run tournament hosted by Panmure Pioneers, great atmosphere, blue skies and some surprising results. Congratulations to trophy winners Ian and David. And what a result for young Keelan, eight years old, playing with his Dad, making it all the way to the final.
1 Ian Baker/David Lippard, 2 Andre Noel/Keelan Noel,
3= Bill Peachey/Fay Tikey; Georgio Vakauta/Ruby Vakauta
5 David Peni/Lani Mailei, 6 Bob Bridge/Tibo Michel,
7= Grant Gardiner/Jean Parley; Angela Maxted/Ann Shields
9 Tom Paulo/Diana Glamuzina, 10 Seti Mailei/Glen Glamuzina ,
11= Virginia Kirk Smith/Joanne Lippard; Paul Bickleman/Francoise Case
13 Allan Fletcher/Selwyn Sainty, 14 Eileen Lippard/Errol Anderson,
15= Thierry Pannetier/Junior Puleitu; Lidya Davis/Marilynne Wakefield,
17 Lani Taraunu/Adelys Taraunu, 18 Ena Manuireva/Imelda Mailei,
19= Paul Dalebroux/Yasmine George/ Bruce Cooper/Glenis Cooper
International coaching qualification
Six NZ players have gained their Level 1 Petanque International coaching qualification, approved by FIPJP, with Kant Petchaboon.
Kant, who is from Thailand, is one of only four players in the world with a Level 3 qualification.
Congratulations to Allan Fletcher, Andrew Mailei, Claire Bradburn, Graeme Morris, Jean Parley and Neville Frost who are now officially Level 1 international coaches.
Thanks to Kant for your inspiration and knowledge and taking the time to come to NZ. Great for petanque in NZ.
From PNZ Facebook
FIPJP: Fédération Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal
A farewell Thursday morning tea for Beverley
Beverley Morris (QSO), now 94, has decided to retire from petanque. She has been an active member of Herne Bay Petanque Club for over 22 years, serving on the committee for many of those years. Her story about the early history of the club is included on this website. Beverley has always been competitive on the pistes and enjoyed her games. All in all a great role model for other members.
Interclub Final Round Sun 6 May at Herne Bay
Congratulations to the Panmure Pioneers, 2017/18 Auckland Interclub Champions. Herne Bay won it in your back yard last year (6-5), this year you won it in ours (6-5). A great day battling in the trenches, many very close games, all hard fought and played in good spirit. Love the untimed games, true petanque!
Congratulations to our other two Herne Bay teams, coming in 1st and 2nd in Division 2 and earning promotion to Division 1 next season.
Barrie Anderson presented with PNZ Service Award
Barrie started playing petanque 20 years ago at the Northcote Petanque Club where he served on committees, was president, ran tournaments and became a life member of the Club. He was active as regional umpire and tournament director and was APA president for many years. He also became a national level umpire.
Tournament directing has been his main contribution to petanque, spending many thousands of hours running tournaments. He had the role of National Tournament Director from 2009 to early 2017, when health concerns necessitated him stepping down. He introduced the Swiss Format into PNZ and set up the sport software programme as well as writing manuals for both the sport programme and how to run tournaments. He also served on the PNZ Board for four years to 2016.
A well-deserved award. ~ Stefany Frost, PNZ President
Schools Tournament Friday 4 May held at Herne Bay
1: Rangitoto 1, 2: Rangitoto 4, 3: Rangitoto 3, 4: Rutherford 2, 5: Mission Heights 1, 6: Waitakere 2, 7: Rangitoto 5, 8: Rangitoto 2, 9: Waitakere 3, 10: Rutherford 1, 11=: St Dominic's 1 and St Dominic's 5, 13: St Dominic's 4, 14: Takapuna 4, 15: Mission Heights 2, 16: St Dominic's 3, 17: Waitakere 1, 18: Takapuna 1, 19: Takapuna 2, 20: Mission Heights 3, 21: Rangitoto 6, 22: St Dominic's 2, 23: Takapuna 3.
Congratulations to Rangitoto College for some excellent results. Thanks to Ella H and Margaret P for a successful day running the tournament, also all the helpers: Leslie H, Virginia K-S, Robyn C, Tricia B, Ann S, Ros M, Rod W, Alistair C, Margaret M, Jean P and Clive B on the sidelines for every game.
Regional Mixed Doubles Sun 29 April at Herne Bay
1 Angela Maxted/Bill Peachey
2 Tom Paulo/Lani Taraunu
3= Allan Fletcher/Leslie Haines; Andre Noel/Robyn Chalmers
5= Paul Bickelman/Yasmine George; Ian Baker/Ros Morton; Thierry Pannetier/Virginia Kirk-Smith; Georgio Vakauta/Ruby Vakauta
9 Joanne Lippard/David Lippard
10 Ray Pierce/Tricia Brown
11= Bill Lockwood/Lynette Gibbs; Ann Shields/Junior Puleitu
13= Fay Tikey/Roger Brown; Marilynne Wakefield/Syd Szusterman; Ian Roberts/Eileen Lipppard; Ella Harris/John Jones
17 Jean Parley/Paul Dalebroux
18 Grant Hackett/Janet Hackett
19= Richard Marks/Heather Taylor; Selwyn Sainty/Margaret Maher
21 Kevin Davis/Lidya Davis
Congratulations to Angela M and Bill P, the only team undefeated with 7 wins from 7 games. Special mention to Lani T, first year playing and going all the way to the final losing 12-13. Thank you to Margaret P for giving up her day to successfully run the tournament for us all.
National Club Championship Sat 21 - Sun 22 April 2018 at Rotorua
1 Bayview White, 2 Kapiti Blue, 3 Herne Bay Puma, 4 Herne Bay Red, 5 Christchurch, 6 Herne Bay Green, 7 Masterton (winner of the seniors title) , 8 Wanganui East blue, 9 Dunedin City, 10 Taieri
Full results to follow once remaining results have been verified by PNZ
2018 Auckland Regional Women's Triples Sun April 8 at Epsom
1 Angela Maxted (Kennedy Park) Ann Shields, Sandy Austin (Herne Bay)
2 Diana Glamuzina (Northcote), Robyn Chalmers, Yasmine George (Herne Bay)
3 = Imelda Mailei, Pa Peni (Panmure Pioneers), Christine Gorton (Epsom); Ann-Marie Clayworth, Julie Leadbeater, Margaret Maher (Northcote)
1 Leilani Taraunu, Lani Mailei, Naomi Paulo (Panmure Pioneers)
2 Lidya Davis, Eileen Lippard, Marilynne Wakefield (Herne Bay)
3 = Ros Morton, Virginia Kirk-Smith, Leslie Haines (Herne Bay); Amy Li, Raewyn King, Doris Cotton (Epsom)
Auckland Regional Womens Doubles Sat April 7 at Kennedy Park
1 Diana Glamuzina (Northcote), Robyn Chalmers (Herne Bay)
2 Ann Shields, Ros Morton (Herne Bay)
3 = Heather Taylor, Margaret Maher (Northcote); Yasmine George, Lidya Davis (Herne Bay)
1 Angela Maxted (Kennedy Park), Joanne Lippard (Herne Bay)
2 Eileen Lippard, Marilynne Wakefield (Herne Bay)
3 = Imelda Mailei, Pa Peni (Panmure Pioneers); Virginia Kirk-Smith, Leslie Haines (Herne Bay)
Rainy OPEN DAY
at Herne Bay on Friday 23 March
Trans-Tasman Challenge Sat 17- Sun 18 Mar 2018 at Tauranga/BOP
RESULTS: Senior team: New Zealand 65, Australia 55. Open team: New Zealand 57, Australia 63.
Congratulations to the NZ Senior team for retaining the trophy. Congratulations to the Australian Open team for also retaining the trophy.
From Stefany Frost, PNZ President: "Awesome tournament. Thanks Tauranga/BOP club for all your work in making this event a success. A fantastic weekend and some awe-inspiring petanque. Long live Trans-Tasman rivalry!"
Northcote Open Doubles played at West End 18 March 2018
1 Allan F and Ian B; 2 Georgio and Ruby; 3 Junior and Ena.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Also for (Plate) 9th, 10th, 11th …. and spot prizes too.
Thanks to John Taylor for running the tournament and sharing the winnings around.
Auckland Regional Triples 18 February at Panmure Pioneers
1 Tom Paulo/Charles & David Peni
2 Pam Jenkins/Christian Fouquet/Ian Baker
3= Angela & Miles Maxted/Ann Shields; Joanne & David Lippard/Nicola Brock
1 Adelys Taraunu/Lani & Seti Malei
2 Ros Morton/Virginia Kirk-Smith/Leslie Haines
3= Fay Tikey/Jay Newton/Bill Peachey; Peter Bloom/Frank Pinder/Roger Brown
1 Yasmine George/Clive Bartleet/Paul Dalebroux
2 Diana & Glen Glamuzina/Robyn Chalmers
3= Margaret Penny/Clem Boer/Thierry Pannetier; Marilynne Wakefield/Eileen Lippard/Mary Robertson
NZ INTERNATIONAL OPEN TRIPLES 2018
3rd & 4th February 2018 at Herne Bay Petanque Club
1 Nico Toyne (Wanganui), Jared Handford (Christchurch), Junior Puleitu (Vikings, Auckland)
2 Bernard Yao, George Nauta, Alain Vautier (Tahiti)
3= J F Veyssiere, Michael Lacase, Jessen Soomary (Australia).
Allan Fletcher (Herne Bay), Bastien Montredon, Ludo Gaufrette (France)
5= Gerard Nanuaiterai, Christophe Harry, Eric Wohler (Tahiti)
Weda Whathokote, Hector Nicolo, Jacques Orenga (New Caledonia)
Robert Tumg, Jean Manea, Kiki Tehihina Vaiho (Tahiti)
Georgio Vakauta (Vikings, Auckland), Mathieu Spinouze, Teva Tevita (New Caledonia)
1 Christian Fouquet, Pam Jenkins (Herne Bay), Nicola Brock (Kennedy Park)
2 Michael Rocks (Khandallah), Myles Cowper (Hataitai), Maurice Belz (Bay View)
3= Noel Ariitai (Tahiti), Charles Peni, David Peni (Panmure Pioneers)
Eric Doublet, Arnaud Ernest, Stephan Langlois (Australia)
5= Ian Baker, Thierry Pannetier (Herne Bay), Brian Westerbeek (Christchurch)
Henri Uregei, Gaetan Mandaoue, Michel Hamblyn (New Caledonia)
Margaret Maher (Northcote), Jean Parley (Stanley Bay), Margaret Penny (Herne Bay)
Christian Ata, Franck Chauzy, Dubas Thierry (New Caledonia)
1 Adelys Taraunu, Tom Paulo (Panmure Pioneers), Manu Peni (Tahiti)
2 Seti Mailei (Panmure Pioneers), Laurent Yuen Kway, Auguste Lai (Tahiti)
3 Paul Tamagushiku, Bruno Falco, Paijit Sutima (Christchurch)
4 Edmond Tuturu, Mani Gassi, Soumardio Sariman (New Caledonia)
5 Germaine, Vetea, Titi (New Caledonia)
6 David Lippard, Joanne Lippard (Herne Bay), Adriadne Ernest (Australia)
7 Bob Bridge (Panmure Pioneers), Roger Brown, Grant Gardiner (Kennedy Park)
8 Manoj, Armand, Francis Ching (Tahiti)
9 Sharon Cannon (Bay View), Britta Skalshoj, Torben Skalshoj (Denmark)
10 Morgane Tehahetua, Anne-Marie Gaasi, Rose May Martin (New Caledonia)
11 Charles Parley (Stanley Bay), Grant Hackett (Herne Bay) John Jones (Hibiscus Coast)
12 Virginia Kirk-Smith, Ros Morton, Leslie Haines (Herne Bay)
1 Alphinie Moarii, Narii Moarii, Joseph Teupoo (Tahiti)
2 J Christian Lerandi, Jean Yves Manutahi, Endy Tehahetua (New Caledonia)
3 Fay Tikey, Jay Newton, Bill Peachey (Hibiscus Coast)
4 Kevin Davis, Ian Roberts, Paul Bickerman (Herne Bay)
5 Rod Walsh, Judy Colwill, John Colwill (Hibiscus Coast)
6 Angela Maxted (Kennedy Park), Susan Begley (Australia), Ann Shields (Herne Bay)
7 Christina, Therese, Roseline (New Caledonia)
8 Claire Matthews, Anne Clayworth (Northcote), Janet Hackett (Herne Bay)
9 Francoise Case, Eileen Lippard, Julie Hadlow (Herne Bay)
10 Tumata Pere, Ahscha Barnabe (Tahiti), Pa Peni (Panmure Pioneers)
11 Clive Bartleet (Hibiscus Coast), Paul Dalebroux (Stanley Bay), Yasmine George (Herne Bay)
12 Robyn Chalmers (Herne Bay), Chere McMath (Vikings) Lydia Davis (Herne Bay)
Top NZ Open Team and Top NZ Senior Team
Margaret Maher (Northcote), Jean Parley (Stanley Bay), Margaret Penny (Herne Bay)
First 2018 tournament at Cockle Bay Petanque Club with 18 teams
1 Ian B and Selwyn S
2 Tom P and Junior P
3 = Thierry P and Allan F, Ann S and Angela M
1 Ian R and Bill L
2 Paul D and Clive B
1 Eileen L and Ros M
Thank you to Cockle Bay for a well-run fun sunny day on the terrain.
Well done Ann and Angela, top placed women's team.
Congratulations to Ian and Selwyn, down 10-4 in the final, fought back to win 10-13. This is the third tournament Ian Baker has won in the last 7 weeks.
Farewell to Jean-Pascal Cuer
JP is leaving us! He has been appointed to a new position at Fraser Coast Anglican College in Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.
JP has been an invaluable member of our club and contributed so much as club secretary, APA representative, DIY person and leader of working parties and much more. He has always been fun to play with and contributed much to the "A" interclub team and been an outstanding member of Herne Bay Petanque Club.
We wish Jean-Pascal all the best for the future.
Herne Bay Open Mixed Doubles Sunday 10 December 2017
Division 1: 1 Ros M/Ian B, 2 Virginia K-S/Allan F, 3 = Diana G/Seti M, Francoise C/Paul D, 5 = Pam J /Selwyn S, Tricia B/Ray P, Ann Marie C/Clive B, Naomi P/Adelys T
Division 2: 1 Yasmine G/Thierry P, 2 Mary R/Alan C, 3 = Lydia D/Kevin D, Imelda M/Glen G, 5 = Eileen L/Ian R, Ann S/Syd S, Leslie H/Bill L
Thanks to • Angela M for giving up her day to run the tournament for us all and be our umpire • Margaret P for admin work • Annette H for looking after tea and coffee • All who helped set up and clean up. Congrats to Ros and Ian, the only team to go undefeated, with 7 wins from 7 games. Behind 0 - 6 in the final, fought back to win 13 - 9, a well deserved victory.
2017 Auckland Regional Senior Doubles at Kennedy Park, 19 November
1 Ian Baker/Ray Pierce (Herne Bay)
2 Eileen Lippard/Leslie Haines (Herne Bay)
3 = Miles Maxted/Barrie Clayworth (Kennedy Park/Northcote), Ann Shields/Margaret Maher, (Herne Bay/Northcote)
5 = Jean & Charles Parley (Stanley Bay), Richard Marks/Heather Taylor (Northcote), Diana & Glen Glamuzina (Northcote), Margaret Penny/Bill Peachey (Herne Bay/Hibiscus Coast)
1 Charles Brock/Frank Pinder (Kennedy Park)
2 Ann Clayworth/Claire Matthews (Northcote)
3 = Ros Morton/Ian Roberts (Herne Bay), Lidya & Kevin Davis (Herne Bay)
5 = Gael Bosworth/Bob Lenihan (Kennedy Park), Ella Harris/John Taylor (Northcote), Bob Bridges/Grant Hackett (Panmure Pioneers/Herne Bay), Grant Gardiner/Roger Brown (Kennedy Park)
Thanks to Angela Maxted and Marilynne Wakefield for umpiring and organising.
2017 Auckland Regional Doubles at Panmure, 5 November
1 Charles Peni/Tom Paulo, 2 Seti Mailei/Junior Puleitu, 3 = Allan Fletcher/Ian Baker, Grant Gardiner/Roger Brown, 5 = Jean-Pascal Cuer/Thierry Pannetier, Pam Jenkins /Selwyn Sainty, Angela Maxted/Ann Shields, Bill Peachey /Ray Pierce
1 Joanne & David Lippard, 2 Paul Dalebroux/Ian Roberts, 3 = Virginia Kirk Smith/Leslie Haines, Imelda Mailei/Pa Peni, 5 = Margaret Penny/Margaret Maher, Ros Morton/Robyn Chalmers, Francoise Case/Yasmine George, Diana & Glen Glamazina
1 Janet & Grant Hackett, 2 Miles Maxted/Charles Parley, 3 = Eileen Lippard/Norman Stanhope, Claire Matthews/Ann Clayworth
Congratulations to 2017 Champions Charles and Tom. Thank you to Jean Parley for being our umpire. Thank you to Andrew Mailei and hosting club Panmure Pioneers for a well run tournament.
Southerners, Marilyn and Colin Bunce and Alan Carter are producing a new PetanquEMAG – a successor to Graham Morris’ printed Petanque magazine. Their first October 2017 edition includes “To Ghent I Went” an entertaining story from Herne Bay member Ann Shields about her experience as a member of the NZ team taking part in the World Championship Petanque in Ghent, Belgium earlier this year in April 2017.
Read it here.
2017 National Singles Championship held in Dunedin on 7/8 October
Only one player from Auckland entered – our Herne Bay member Robyn Chalmers who did us proud, coming fifth equal out of 38 players. This was an impressive result for Robyn, someone relatively new to petanque, but not new to competitive sport. The winner was Dunedin local Phillip Lyall.
Auckland Regional Singles held at Herne Bay 24 September 2017
Div 1: 1 Georgio Vakauta, 2 Junior Puleitu, 3 = Allan Fletcher, David Peni, 5 = Ray Pierce, Ian Baker, Seti Mailei, Margaret Penny
Div 2: 9 Charles Peni, 10 Virginia Kirk-Smith, 11 = Thierry Pannetier, Bill Peachey, 13 = Lidya Davis, Ros Morton, Paul Dalebroux, JP Cuer
Div 3: 17 Adelys Taraunu, 18 Tom Paulo, 19 = Kevin Davis, Heather Taylor, 21 = Robyn Chalmers, Francoise Case, Clive Bartleet, Ruby Vakauta
Div 4: 25 Richard Marks, 26 Miles Maxted, 27 = Eileen Lippard, Margaret Maher
Herne Bay Petanque Annual Club Singles
3 September 2017
Div 1 Winner: Richard Swaney
Runner up: Jean-Pascal Cuer
Semi: Allan Fletcher and Ray Pierce
Quarters: Ian Baker, Thierry Pannetier, Leslie Haines and Ian Roberts
Div 2 Winner: Lidya Davis
Runner up: Virginia Kirk-Smith
Semi: Ros Morton and Eileen Lippard
Congratulations to Ricardo who fought back from 9-2 down in the final to win 13-12 and earn his place on our honours board for the fourth time.
Auckland wins 2017 Chanticleer Cup Challenge
The Auckland v Wellington challenge was held in Palmerston North (Manawatu) on 26-27 August.
This was a two-day tournament with Singles and Doubles on day one and Triples on day two. Points were allocated for wins as follows: Singles 1 point, Doubles 2 points, Triples 3 points.
Day one: After the first two rounds of Singles (24 games), the score was locked even with Auckland 12, Wellington 12. After three rounds of Doubles (18 games), Auckland ended the day on 38 points, Wellington 22 points.
Day two: After three rounds of Triples (12 games), Auckland had 65 points, Wellington 31 points. Auckland had retained the cup and it was decided not to play the fourth round.
The competition between the regions was much closer than the final results suggest. Auckland players were forced to fight for their wins, many games ended in scores of 13-12, 13-11, 13-10 etc. A very enjoyable tournament with all games played in good spirit under blue skies with no wind and no rain... Perfect ! The local Manawatu Petanque Club did themselves proud as hosting club, welcoming and taking care of all players and management with a spread of delicious food available both days.
Herne Bay Winter Series June - August 2017
This has once again been an excellent series with a total of 65 players participating over nine weeks. Random drawn partners for every game. Great prizes for top twenty. Many thanks to organisers Pam J and Miles M, with help from Angela M and Annette H.
Results: 1. Georgio Vakauta, 2. Allan Fletcher, 3. Tom Paulo, 4. Seti Mailei, 5. Junior Puleitu, 6. Ian Baker, 7. Thierry Pannetier, 8. Ruby Vakauta, 9. Alan Calderwood, 10. Francoise Case, 11. Clive Bartleet, 12. Miles Maxted, 13. Patricia Finlayson, 14. Ann Shields, 15. Paul Dalebroux, 16. Pam Jenkins, 17. Virginia Kirk-Smith, 18. Bill Lockwood, 19. Ian Roberts, 20. Eileen Lippard
News updates from Allan Fletcher, Herne Bay Club Captain