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This year's event was hosted by the Papanui Petanque Club. Many of the games were extremely closely contested but in the end it was the Christchurch Club which won by
35 points to 25 points. A great day that was enjoyed by all who took part.


Champions for 2012 ... Andrew Findlay and Mark Richardson receiving the trophy from Terry Holt of the Caversham Club who hosted the tournament.


A lovely warm-weather day welcomed 16 players competing for the title of Club Champion. A very competitive group including Craig the 2011 Open Champion and Tina the 2011 Womens Champion. As usual not everything went to plan for players and there were many tight games and surprise results.

At the business end of the tournament there were two men and two women in the last four ... and somehow the men edged out the women with Andrew Findlay and Mark Richardson fighting out the final on the competition terrain ... Andrew winning in a tight struggle. Meanwhile Tina Targett and Chris Taylor competed for the title of Womens Champion. After a long day and another tough game, Tina managed to retain her title.


Stunning weather in Oamaru for the 12 Triples Teams who competed in this year's competition. Lots of close games but in the end it was the established Christchurch Petanque Club triple of Tina Targett, Chris Taylor and Karen Stephen who emerged as worthy Champions. Their final game was particularly noteworthy as they held their nerve to come back from 1-12 down to win the game. They are currently the Club, South Island and National Triples Champions. We wish them well when they travel to Tauranga in a few weeks time to defend their national title.

Full Results :

1     Tina Targett, Chris Taylor, Karen Stephen (ChCh)
2     Sandra Hay (Alexandra), Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra), Diane Findlay (ChCh)
3     Janet Wilkinson, Fay Haigh, Noeline Newton (Papanui)
4     Aileen Simson, Nadine Simpson, Bev Kendall (Caversham)

1    Liz Donaldson, Daphne Scurr, Joy Justice (Waikouaiti)
2    Kelsey Bradshaw, Julie Carrick, Kathleen Wallace (Caversham)
3    Stefany Frost, Mavis Thpmson, Kay George (Caversham)
4    Myrel Parson, Maria Stentiford, Thelma Coffey (Excelsior)

1    Daphne Bell, Nita Forrester, Margaret Puke (Excelsior)
2    Phillippa Browne, Karilyn Murray, Barbara Parker (Timaru Town & Country)
3    Sheila Boa, Kath McCreanor, Dot Sandrey(Timaru Town & Country)
4    Nola Turnbull, Ann Stone, Eileen Berryman (Excelsior)


The weather turned it on for the 2012 Bastille Day Tournament and 16 Doubles Teams registered for what turned out to be a wonderfully enjoyable day of competitive petanque with more than a hint of 'joie de vivre'. A very splendid competition with lots of great play and many close results. The final between Tina & Art and Andrew & Raewyn was closer than the final score suggests and it was wonderful to see Raewyn ( a relatively new player ) getting to the final of this tournament.

Winners : Tina and Art                                   Runners Up : Andrew and Raewyn

The Plate Finalists                                         The Bowl Finalists

The Fabulous Marge ... 'Best Dressed Player'  The French players singing La Marseillaise


The award for the player who has shown the most improvement in the last 12 months has gone to Joy Missevich for 2012. Joy is a very consistent and reliable player who is always seeking to improve her performance. Congratulations Joy. Pictured below with Club President, Andrew Findlay.

NEWS ... 2012 AGM

At the AGM a number of changes were made to the Committee. Brian Westerbeek is the new Club Captain and has the support and best wishes of the members as he takes on this responsibility.

Malcolm Pfahlert retired after many years service as Treasurer. Ivan Hansen thanked Malcolm for his valued contribution and for his attention to detail whilst in the role. Founder member and long time contributor to the club in many roles, Bernie Clark also retired from the committee. Ivan Hansen acknowledged the huge contribution that Bernie ( and Shirley ) have made to the smooth running of the club, and in particular the Thursday sessions. In recognition of both men's contributions they were awarded Life Membership.

Malcolm Pfahlert, Ivan Hansen and Bernie Clarke

RESULTS ... Firefighters Memorial Trophy

Almost 50 players from all over Christchurch turned out for an afternoon of socially competitive games under a clear blue sky and lots of sun. Played in great spirit and friendship, the tournament was a great success.

Winners : Margret Wahnog & John Targett                                   Runners Up : Ann Pickard & John Hindle

REPORT ... Alliance Francais Fun Day

C'est Magnifique ! Brilliant idea ! Brilliant weather ! Brilliant company ! The Alliance Francaise fun petanque day was marveilleuse ! Forty five members of the Alliance and Christchurch Petanque Club joined forces to enjoy a fun day together. The eventual winners ( by 1 point ) were Bruno and Melanie and runners up were Simon and Pam. The match play games were followed by an interpretive shooting competition amongst great hilarity and encouragement from all.


RESULTS ... South Island Triples 2012

Fourteen teams from Dunedin, Timaru, Alexandra and Christchurch met at the Hagley Park terrain to compete in this years championship under clear blue skies and thankfully a complete absence of aftershocks. There was keen competition tempered by fair play and good sportsmanship. All the minor finals finished ahead of the Championship Final so that the players could watch and enjoy the contest between the top two teams from the weekend's play. As usual it was a tight and tense affair and was anyone's game until the 'guys' got a breakthrough that changed the game. Congratulations to Neville, John and Jared on their win, and to Tina, Chris and Karen on making the final and continuing their fine form since winning the National Women's Triples title in 2011.

Champions : Neville Frost, John Targett, Jared Handford             Runners Up : Chris Taylor, Tina Targett, Karen Stephen

Trophy Consolation Winners: Reed, Sandra, Lindsay                   Runners Up : Phil, Cathryn, Sarah

Plate Winners : Aileen, Nadine, Kathleen                                     Runners Up : John, Caroline, Maureen ( missing )

Bowl Winners : Sean, Logan, Andrew                                            Runners Up : Diane, Warren, Andrew

RESULTS ... Club Triples 2012 

Just seven teams this year, a little disappointing but given the fact that we still don't have a
clubhouse we can use, it was probably a decent enough turn out. The tournament was
played as a Round Robin with the title being decided on the number of wins and points
differentials in the event of a draw. In the end it went down to the wire with the title going to the winner of one of the final round games ... the current National Women's Triples
champions, Tina Targett, Chris Taylor and Karen Stephen against Les Clearwater, Art Vernon and Jared Handford. The final decisive end was enthralling with both teams playing wonderfully accurate shots but the final outcome was a win for the ladies.

The 2012 Club Triples Champions ... Christ Taylor, Karen Stephen and Tina Targett

Runners Up : Art Vernon, Jared Handford, Les Clearwater             Third : Billie Sepsy, John Targett and Janet Wilkinson

RESULTS ... Senior Tri Star Tournament 2012

Now in it's fourth year, this ever popular tournament say regional teams from Southern, Wellington and canterbury lock horns. As usual the host region put forward two teams. This year it was Canterbury's turn to host the tournament and one team each was put forward by the Papanui and Christchurch Clubs.

It was an excellent weekend enjoyed by all the players ... especially the Canterbury ones, with the Canterbury Black ( Papanui Club ) taking the title for Canterbury, with Canterbury Red ( Christchurch Club ) in second place followed by Wellington and Southern.

Champions ... Canterbury Red : Malcolm, Caroline, Art, Tony, John, Faye

Canterbury Red                                                                              Wellington

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