RESUTS ... Mothers Day Social Tournament
The Mothers Day tournament was played by mothers and people delivered into this world by mothers. An exceptionally fun day played under 23 degrees of fabulous Autumnal weather. The winners were Les Clearwater and Jennie Ramage, runners up were Pam Trounce and John Targett, and third were Tina Targett and Jan Petegem.
RESULTS ... Firefighters Trophy Christchurch
The Firefighters Memorial Trophy was presented to the Christchurch Club by Pierre Armengaud after the 2002 World Fighters' Games which were the first games held after the tragedy of 9/11. An annual Petanque tournament is held on Anzac Day to honour the memories of all servicemen and women and to celebrate the friendship of all Christchurch Petanque players.
This year we particularly remembered in our thoughts the loss of Bill McKenzie, Vice President of Christchurch Club and Muriel Rutherford, President of Timaru Town & Country Petanque.
24 Teams from Ascot, Ashburton, Christchurch and Papanui played a 4 round drawn-doubles tournament in glorious sunshine. The afternoon concluded with pizza nibbles and the presentation of Pierre's magnificent trophy to the winners ... Pat O'Shea ( Christchurch) and Max Maguigan (Ascot) who triumphed with 4 wins and a +17 differential. Second place went to Fran Hudson (Ascot) and John Yellowlees (Christchurch) with 3 wins and a +26 differential and third place to Chris Taylor (Christchurch) and Brian Ramage (Ascot) with 3 wins and a +21 differential.
RESULTS ... Club Mixed Triples
A lovely spring day in Christchurch. Eight teams took part in a very enjoyable timed event tournament on sunday morning. A round robin format that was very competitive. Great to have 'new' players to competition petanque taking part. The winners after five rounds of timed games were Les Clearwater, Joy Missevich and Oscar Trounce.
Second place was taken by Barry Southam, Lorraine Gibbons and John Targett. In third place were Diane Findlay, Keith Dixon and Wendy Perry.
RESULTS ... South Island Regional Triples
The South Island Triples has been an annual regional tournament since 1998 and in all that time the Trophy has not left Christchurch. Over the 16 year history of the event, Craig McKenzie's name has appeared on the Trophy 10 times. This year he teamed up with Brian Westerbeek and John Targett. They didn't always play to their potential but put it together in the final where they came from behind to beat the Alexandra based Marilyn & Colin Bunce and new boy Richard Browne from Ashburton. Fourteen teams took part in the two day event played under a blazing south island sun.
RESULTS ... CLUB TRIPLES
Eight teams took part this year and provided many tight games. However, and despite only winning one game in the pool round, the triple of Keith Dixon, Mark Richardson and Andrew Findlay beat Brian Westerbeek, John Targett and Craig McKenzie convincingly in the final.
In the Plate section there was also strong competition but Les Clearwater, Pat O'Shea and Art Vernon took top honours in the fianl over Billie Sepsie, Malcolm Pfahlert and Pat Mason
RESULTS ... CLUB MIXED DOUBLES
A fun morning with plenty of keen competition. The eventual winners were Pamela Trounce & Mark Richardson who won all their games, closely followed by Tina Targett & Martin Davids who came second.
RESULTS ... WAITANGI DAY SOCIAL TOURNAMENT
Twenty players took part this year. Lots of fun playing Boulez Vite ( four ends per game in a a round robin format ... the winner being the team with the best points differential ). Christchurch Club players were joined by the French trio of Alain, Bruno and Daniel from Ascot, and by Richard Browne from the newly formed Ashburton Petanque Club. Played as Drawn Doubles, the tournament took about 3 hours overall and at the end of the morning's play the winners were Tina Targett and Richard Brown with a points differential of +32. They are the first recipients of the new Waitangi Day Trophy. In second place were Martin Davids and Graham Targett.
Richard Browne and Tina Targett Graham Targett and Martin Davids