RESULTS ... National Doubles Championship 2011
Congratulations to another National Champion from Christchurch ... Jared Handford !
A very enjoyable competition played in great conditions at the Park Avenue Petanque Club. Well hosted by super friendly volunteer club members ... great food and lots of smiles. The final was very competitive and the champions for 2011 are Andre and Jared who beat Christian and Allan. Congratulations to all who took part.
Piste Of Origin ... Christchurch v Papanui
Due to the earthquake damage to CPC pavilion, it was initially planned to for each Club to provided one team of six and play all the games in one afternoon at Christchurch. Such was the interest in this event that that both Clubs had more than 12 players wanting to participate and after consultation with Papanui it was agreed to that Papanui would host the Tournament and both Clubs would field two teams of six.
Competition on the piste was intense and after the first matches only 2 points separated the "combatants". Papanui Gold and Christchurch Red drew their match 9 all and the second match between Papanui Blue and Christchurch Black was won by Christchurch Black 10.-8 The second round saw further close games with Christchurch Red winning over Papanui Blue 10-8 and Christchurch Black over Papanui Gold 11-7. The final result was a win to Christchurch 40-32.
After the presentation of the Piste of Origin trophy the teams retired to the Papanui Club for a social hour followed by a well earned dinner.
Papanui Gold: Lester & Irene Herrron, Caroline Kinloch, Bruce Vincent, Sam Lamberton, Noeline Newton
Papanui Blue: Tony & Janet Wilkinson, Tony Morrison, Fay Haigh, Marjorie Vincent, John McKay
Christchurch Red: Tina Targett, Chris Taylor, Karen Stephen,Keith Dixon, Brian Westerbeek, Mark Richardson
Christchurch Black: Andrew Findlay, Reed Jamieson, John Hindle, Malcolm Pfahlert, Les Clearwater, Robert Cumming
National Womens Triples ... Dunedin 17/18 October
A National Title for Canterbury and the Mainland !
Report by Alistair McMurran, Otago Daily Times
The Christchurch team of Tina Targett, Chris Taylor and Karen Stephen won a closely
fought final at the New Zealand women's triples championships in Dunedin yesterday. They
beat the Caversham combination of Yvonne Ashton, Pam Baird and Maureen Brown 13-11
at the Caversham Petanque Club.
Targett and Taylor were members of the New Zealand team that beat Australia in the Trans
Tasman test in Melbourne in May. They demonstrated their experience throughout the
championships, and particularly in the semifinal, when they applied early pressure on their
They needed it in the final to come from behind and win the game. It was a tense game in
the race to 13 points and the Caversham combination held a narrow lead in the final stages
of the game. It led 8-7 and the win was in its grasp when it led 11-10.
In the semifinals the Christchurch team took control early to beat the composite team of
Diane Findlay (Christchurch), Anne Sinclair (Caversham) and Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra) 13
4. In the other semifinal, between two Caversham teams, Ashton's team beat Kathleen
Wallace, Julie Carrick and Kelsey Bradshaw 13-10.
Bradshaw, at 21 the youngest player in the championships, is a New Zealand youth
The plate final was won by Caryll Brake, Lorna Collins and Susan Brown (Waikouaiti), who
beat Kay George, Jenny Garth and Sharron Olsen (St Kilda) 13-9. The bowl final was won
by the composite team of Mavis Thompson, Sandra Hay and Janet Goodin.
The oldest player in the tournament was Doris Hammond (88), of Waikouaiti, while Joan
Godman, of Dunedin, is 82.
Check out the full results by clicking here.
South Island Womens Triples
This year's tournament was very competitive and it was clear that the standard of play has
improved dramatically over the 3 year history of the event. Good strategic play, accurate
pointing and effective shooting enabled the Caversham trio to overcome their Papanui
opponents 13-10 in a very exciting final.
Championship Winners Championship Runners Up
Aileen Simpson, Bev Kendall, Nadine Simpson Noeline Newton, Janet Wilkinson, Fay Haigh
Plate Winners Plate Runners Up
Karen Stephen, Tina Targett, Chris Taylor Lorna Collins, Susan Brown, Liz Donaldson
To view the full tournament results click here.
Players who turned out for this years tournament were rewarded with a day of wonderful
weather, relaxing background music and friendly yet competitive play. It was great to see
so many tight games, surprises and entertaining finals.
In the final and despite a determined effort to retain his title, Brian Westerbeek was
defeated by an inform Craig McKenzie. Meanwhile John Targett managed to take out the
Plate final against Mark Richardson who had travelled up from Timaru for the event. This year
for the first time there was a Womens Singles Title up for grabs. It was to be won by the top
finishing female in the competition and Tina Targett overcame Joy Missevich in a final play-off.
Fun and a great game in the final of the Bowl section saw Chris Taylor defeat Lorraine Gibbons
while in the Bowl Consolation final, Tony Wilkinson saw off the challenge of Tom van Bodegraven
to round out a very pleasant day in the warmth of Spring sunshine.
The New Zealand Open and Senior Teams competed against Australia in the annual
Trans Tasman Challenge. New Zealand won both challenges and retained both Trophies.
Our Club was represented by Chris Taylor, John Targett and Diane Findlay.
Congratulations to all those players who ventured out in these uncertain times to play
in the South Island Triples at the Christchurch Club. The tournament was played in great
spirit and it was wonderful to feel some sense of normality ... even if it is the 'new normal'.
A big Thank You to Pat O'Shea who spent her weekend managing the event, despite the
fact her home is not in good shape. And thanks again to all those who travelled from out
of town. Your support is very much appreciated.
Champions for 2011 ... Craig McKenzie, Neil Satherley, Steve Thwaites
who defeated Art Vernon, Les Clearwater, Jared Handford in the final.
Plate Winners for 2011 ... Ray Schatz, Stephanie Frost, John Targett
who defeated Tina Targett, Mark Richardson, Karen Stephen in the final.
Bowl Winners for 2011 ... Mavis Thompson, Don Rutherford, Kath McCreanor
who defeated Reed Jamieson, Pat Jamieson, Janet Wilkinson in the final.
Sadly our clubhouse was off-limits due to the February earthquake and it was not possible to
play this tournament at the club. Thankfully Papanui Petanque Club offered us the opportunity
to play the event on their terrain ... many thanks Papanui, and especially Lester who turned
up early to open the clubhouse for us to use.
Club Triples Champions for 2011 ... Keith Dixon, Chris Taylor, Brian Westerbeek
who defeated Karen Stephen, Mark Richardson, Tina Targett in the final.
Club Mixed Triples Champions for 2011 ... Les Clearwater, Tina Targett and Jared Handford
who defeated Art Vernon, Janet and Tony Wilkinson in the final.
Plate Winners ... Tom and Lorraine van Bodegraven, and Theo Westerbeek
who defeated Keith Dixon, Pat O'Shea and Brian Westerbeek in the final.
Bowl Winners ... Pat Mason, Malcolm Pfahlert and Billie Sepsy
who defeated Caro Bonzon, David Scottorn and Glenna Sutherland in the final.
Club Mixed Doubles Champions for 2011 ... Neil Satherley & Tina Targett who defeated
Andrew & Diane Findlay in the final.
Club Mixed Doubles Plate Winners ... Glenna Sutherland & John Targett who defeated
Pat O'Shea & Brian Westerbeek in the final.
Club Mixed Doubles Bowl Winners ... Pat Mason & Malcolm Pfahlert who defeated
Jinny Shipley and Les Clearwater in the final.