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Club Doubles Champions for 2010 ... Keith Dixon and Brian Westerbeek who defeated
Tina Targett and Chris Taylor in the final.
 
 
Plate winners Steve Thwaites and Joy Missievish. Bowl winners Robert Cumming and Caro Bonson
 

 
South Island Doubles Champions for 2010 ... Mark Richardson and Karen Stephen who defeated
Jared Handford and Steve Thwaites in the final.

 
Plate winners Keith Dixon and Chris Taylor. Semifinalists were Reed and Pat Jamieson,
and Les Clearwater and Tina Targett.
 

 
The New Zealand team of Michael Rocks, David Rocks, Richard Swaney and Maurice Belz competed strongly at the recent World Championships in Turkey and are the most successful Kiwi representatives at that event to date. John Targett was Coach to the team. Their results were as follows :
 

Results: (Swiss format, 5 rounds/games)

Round (1): Hungary, won 13 - 7

Round (2): Belgium, lost 2 - 13

Round (3): Wales, lost 4 - 13

Round (4): Taiwan, lost 9 - 10

Round (5): Japan, won 12 - 9

 

At the end of the 5 preliminary rounds, New Zealand was ranked 35th (out of 48) and the highest ranked country from the Oceania region and qualified for the Coupe des Nations.

 

Coupe des Nations

Game (1): Libya, won 13 - 10

Game (2): Slovenia, won 13 - 8

New Zealand then into top 16

Game (3): Hungary, won 13 - 4

New Zealand then into top 8

Game (4): Algeria, lost 2 - 13

New Zealand then out of tournament

 

Tahiti beat Algeria 13-12 in the final of the Coupe des Nations

 

France beat madascar 13-12 in the final of the World Championships



The New Zealand Team travelled to Noumea to compete in the 2010 Oceania Championships with the principle aim of finishing in the top three in order to qualify New Zealand for the 2012 World Championships. They succeeded.

Christchurch club members Chris Taylor and Tina Targett were both selected in the Women's Team and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing against New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Wallis & Fortuna and Australia. Tina finished fifth in the Pointing Competition ( out of 35 ) and only missed out on a semi-final spot by 1 point.

John Targett was the coach for the team of 6 women and six men at the event.


It has been an awful winter by any standards, but on Sunday the weather stayed fine and provided for an enjoyable day of petanque with 20 teams competing for the annual French Bakery Bastille Day Tournament.

The random draw round robin section in the morning threw up lots of surprises and only Andrew Findlay and Warren McConell went through undefeated. Teams qualified for 5 pools of four playing semi finals and finals in each pool.

In the championship section Andrew and Warren crashed out to an in form Keith Dixon and Brian Westerbeek. In the other semi final, Neil Satherley and John Targett beat Les Clearwater and Jared Handford ... a reversal of their round robin game when Les and Jared thrashed the other pair 13-0. The semi-finals and final were played on the competition arena and the final was an exciting contest with Neil and John finally overcoming their opponents to win the trophy.

New Zealand representatives Chris Taylor and Tina Targett just missed out on qualification for the Championship section but went on to be convincing winners of the Plate Section without dropping a single point in the semi final or final.

A fine day of competition played as always in great spirit and sportsmanship.

 
Winners: Neil Satherley & John Targett
Runners Up: Keith Dixon and Brian Westerbeek

 
Plate Winners: Chris Taylor & Tina Targett
Bowl Winners: Janet Wilkinson & Tony Wilkinson

 
Consolation 1 Winners: Maureen Morgan and Caroline Kinloch
Consolation 2 Winners: Joy Missievich & Mavis Thompson




The New Zealand Open and Senior Teams were both successful at the weekend, thrashing the Australians on the challenging terrain of Herne Bay, Auckland. Mainland players made a major contribution to the team's success. Diane Findlay and Marilyn Bunce ( Alexandra ) for the Senior Team, Chris Taylor and Tina Targett for the Open Team. John Targett was the successful 'rookie coach' of the Open Team.



Division Two Winners: The Mainlanders
Andrew & Diane Findlay, Keith Dixon, Chris Taylor, Colin & Marilyn Bunce


The Mainland were well represented at the 2010 National Club Championships in Levin at the weekend. A combination of Christchurch and Alexandra players travelled north for the tournament. Having not entered the championships last year, the Mainland team had to compete in Division Two. At the end of the two days they came out victorious and returned south with the trophy and automatic entry into Division One next year. A wonderful result and a great outcome !


 
Winners: Pat O'Shea, Tina Targett
Runners Up: Pamela Trounce, John McKay

This year's ANZAC Day 'friendship' tournament attracted enough players to provide for 14 drawn doubles teams. Three games were played ( max time 1 hour plus 2 ends ... not required in any of the games ) to find the two teams with the highest points differential.  Most players stayed to watch an exciting final with both teams playing great petanque. Pam and John got out to a positive start before being gradually overhauled by Pat and Tina for a 13 -10 win. This is the first time a women's pair has won the Firefighters Trophy ... congratulations ladies !


 
Winners: Andrew Findlay & Margaret Scottorn
Runners Up: Les Clearwater & Stephanie McDonald

Thirty players gathered together on Easter Monday to take part in a doubles Matchplay Tournament. Each game consisted of 13 ends with the winner of each end being awarded 1 point. The 'best of 13' determing the overall result, the requirement was to score 7 points to win. Two round robin pools followed by play-offs between the two pools resulted in Andrew and Margaret winning the event unbeaten.


 
Winners: Craig McKenzie, Neil Satherley, Steve Thwaites
Runners Up: Keith Dixon, Chris Taylor, Brian Westerbeek

Twenty one teams gathered at the Christchurch Club to compete for the 2010 South Island Triples title. generally fine weather greeted the players who engaged in 5 random draw games on day 1. Three teams emerged unbeaten with Craig, Neil and Steve recording a remarkable +45 point differential.

Day two was a little colder but got off to an 8.30am start. The top eight teams played in two round robin pools with the top two from each pool going into the trophy section and the bottom two into the Plate section. The Bowl and Bowl Consolation was determined in the same manner.

Both finalists in the trophy arrived with unbeaten records for the tournament. Keith Dixon, Chris Taylor and Brian Westerbeek are a triples combination that is getting stronger and stronger and thoroughly deserved their opportunity to compete against the defending champions for the 2010 title. However despite some excellent ends, they were defeated by an established team with real depth of skills. Other results below.

 
Plate Winners: Jared Handford, Tina Targett, John Targett
Plate Runners Up: John Yellowlees, Janet Wilkinson, Tony Wilkinson

 
Bowl Winners: Irene Heron, Lester Heron, Noeline Newton
Bowl Runners Up: Mark Richardson, Karen Stephen, Jamie Richardson


 
Winners: Steve Thwaites, Neil Satherley, Craig McKenzie
Runners Up: Mark Richardson, Diane Findlay, Andrew Findlay

The depth of skill within the Thwaites, Satherley, McKenzie partnership proved once again too strong as they took out the 2010 Club Triples Title. Nevertheless they were pushed hard in the final by Diane and Andrew Findlay, and Mark Richardson.

Eight teams competed for the title on the back terrain at Hagley Park. All the games were played in good spirit and in dry weather conditions. The Plate Competition final was a tense affair with Jamie Richardson and the Targetts snatching victory 'at the death' from David Scottorn, Pat Jamieson and Les Clearwater.

 
Plate Winners: Jamie Richardson, John Targett, Tina Targett
Plate Runners Up: David Scottorn, Pat Jamieson, Les Clearwater


 
Winners: Karen Stephen, Chris Taylor & Tina Targett
Runners Up: Marilyn Bunce, Anne Sinclair & Diane Findlay

This year the event was held in Oamaru and attracted entries from 14 Triples teams from around the south island. The weather was much kinder this year with no repeat of the torrential rains that made the 2009 event such hard work.

Teams played 5 games random draw on the first day with the top 8 qualifying for the top section on day two. After two qualifying games this section split into Trophy and Plate competitions. The Tournament final was played between two teams made up of very experienced players ... with youth winning out on the day.



Winners: Jared Handford, Tina Targett, John Targett
Runners Up: Billie Sepsy, Bernie Clark, Malcolm Pfahlert

Another enjoyable Club tournament played in great spirit by all the teams and under clear sunny skys. The winning triple gaining revenge over their rivals after losing to them in the random draw qualifying section of the event.


 
Winners:  Glenna Sutherland, Brian Westerbeek
Winning Team:
 
Green Section

A fun filled and social limited ends tournament with heaps of players taking part in what was a fundraiser towards the travel costs of Jared Handford for his March trip to the Pan Pacific Championships in Singapore as a member of the New Zealand Mens Team. The event was run in two round robin sections with semi finals and a final between the two sections to determine the overall winners ... and the winning section.



Winners : Reed Jamieson, Pat Jamieson
Runners Up: Jinny Shipley, Brian Westerbeek

A tightly contested event with the experience of the Jamiesons shining through in the final. Congratulations to Jinny and Brian for taking many established 'scalps' on the day

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