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Open Champion : Stephane Fontel Runner Up & Women's Champion : Pat O'Shea

Plate Finalists : Emile and John Bowl Finalists : Alain and Andrew

Championship Quarter Final
Pat O'Shea beat Goulwen Robinet
Richard Browne beat Edouard Hebert
Stephane Montel beat Brian Westerbeek
Art Vernon beat Bruno Falco
Championship Semi Final
Pat beat Richard
Stephane beat Art
Championship Final
Stephane beat Pat

Plate Semi Final
John Targett beat Chris Taylor
Emile Ferrand beat Les Clearwater
Plate Final
Emile beat John

Bowl Semi Final
Andrew Findlay beat John Hindle
Alain Carpentier beat Stephanie McDonald
Bowl Final
Alain beat Andrew

Wooden Spoon Final
Craig McKenzie beat Keith Dixon


Christchurch Club players Karen, Tina and Chris win the title for the fourth time in five attempts !

Runners Up : Nadine, Anne and Sandra Third Place : Bev, Marilyn and Aileen


Mark and Tina ... 2014 Bastille Day Champions

Les and Keith ... Runners Up Jonathan ( Best Costume ) and Keith

A wonderful day in the sun, enjoyed by all and celebrated with Pastis, French beer, baguettes avec jambon ... and the singing of La Marseillaise by our very popular resident French choir !



Obviously inspired by the curling at the recent Sochi Olympics, sweeping entrepreneur Stephane Montel introduced the manly art of sweeping during the recent annual Shooting Competition at Christchurch.

Ten players plus 2 guests Marilyn & Colin Bunce from Alexandra took part in this event on a sunny winter's day. This was a fun but serious event with all trying to better not only last year's scores but the other player's scores. All players encouraged each other some to great results and others well - were not so great.

Competition was fierce as this particular trophy is sought after not only as it is an unusual trophy being a mounted cannon but for the treasured "bragging" rights.

Chris Taylor won the preliminary round with a stunning score of 75 and the second placed qualifier was Richard Browne with 64. They played off in the final but the results did not match their wonderful preliminary round efforts and the final could have gone either way. However, Chris prevailed and became the first woman to win not only the prized Open Trophy but also the Women's Shooting Trophy.

Well done Chris!


A crisp Canterbury morning turned into a fine sunny day as Christchurch Club welcomed players from the Ashburton Club who joined in this Social Tournament. Many new friends were made as players from each Club were paired up. The TD's dream number of 8 teams meant that 2 pools of 4 playing 3 rounds qualified the teams to the subsequent Championship and Plate knockout rounds.

The Championship Trophy was won by Steven Kyle (Asyhburton) and Bruno Falco (Christchurch who defeated Rewa Kyle (Ashburton) and John Targett (Christchurch) in the Championship final 13-10.

The plate event was won by Keith Dixon and Art Vernon both of Christchurch who defeated Betty King (Ashburton) and Alain Carpentier (Christchurch) in the Plate final 13-2.


David and Brian ... Winners Andrew and Peter ... Runners Up

Art and Chris ... Third Stephane and Stephanie ... Fourth


A thrilling tournament in Timaru saw Christchurch club members Stephan and Bruno capture the title for 2014, beating Neville and Branco ( Dunedin ) in the final. Chris and Karen took joint third alongside Art and Rena ( Dunedin ), while Keith and Les won the Plate. A very successful weekend for the club.


Champions : Brian, John and Craig

This year's Tournament was rescheduled due to a date clash with the 2014 Trans Tasman Challenge and South Island players responded with 19 teams being entered. Day 1 saw some interesting combos of players and results. The top qualifiers were the new Christchurch team of Bruno Falco, Emile Ferrand and John Hindle with 5 wins and a +25 differential. Emile suffered an unfortunate cycling accident on the way to the terrain on day 2 so this team had to play with only 4 boules but still managed one win in the ensuing Championship pool section.

The knockout rounds saw play well above what could be expected in the trying conditions and all teams are to be congratulated for their fortitude in continuing to play in the wet and avoiding the terrain puddles. Well done to all.

Congratulations to the defending title holders John Targett, Brian Westerbeek and Craig McKenzie(Christchurch) on their defence of the title. In the final they defeated Nadine Simpson, Rena Turley (Dunedin) and Les Clearwater (Christchurch).

Runners Up : Rena, Les & Nadine Trophy Consolation Winners : Chris, Alain & Goulwen

Trophy Consolation Runners Up : Keith, Mark & Andrew Plate Winners : Marje, Paul & Alice

Plate Runners Up : Mervyn, Kay & Roy Plate Consolation Winners : Stephanie, Bob & Pat

Plate Consolation Runners Up : Karen, Tina & Chris Bowl Finalists

Some images of the very challenging conditions on Day 2

Club Triples 2014

A superb day for playing petanque. Ten teams turned out to compete for the title of Club Champions. Lots of exciting games but in the end the worthy champions ( and having defended their title ) were Andrew Findlay, Markk Richardson and Keith Dixon who defeated Karen, Tina and Chris in the final.

Champions : Andrew, Mark and Keith

Runners Up : Karen, Tina and Chris Plate Winners : David, John and Craig

Plate Runners Up : Richard, Bob and ? Bowl Winners : Alain, Goulwen and ?


The Club organised a surprise for our much valued Thursday players with a High Tea event. One of the best attended days since the last 'surprise' ... the Champagne and Cucumber Sandwich day !


Wonderful weather for this year's keenly contested event. An early start meant the competition was able to finish by 1pm and avoid the afternoon heat. Congratulations to the winners ... Bob and Janet.

Winners : Bob & Janet Runners Up : Tina & Michael


A big turnout this year for the annual Waitangi Day social tournament at the Christchurch Petanque Club, with teams from Ashburton, Ascot, Christchurch, Papanui and Woolston. The weather was delightful and despite the lack of club facilities the event was very successful.

Champions : Marion & Tony Runners Up : Chris & Bob

Trophy Consolation Winners : Ron & Pat Runners Up : Malcolm & Rewa

Plate Winners : Jennie & Stephane Runners Up : Sheila & Andrew

Plate Consolation Winners : Brian & Jonathan Runners Up : Brian & Ron

Bowl Winners : Eric & Chris Runners Up : Fay & Richard

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