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2016 South Canterbury Doubles

Back to Back Champions : Stefane and Emile

After a pulsating and super long 2 hour final, Stefane Montel and Emile Ferrand successfully defended the title they won last year. Stefany and Neville Frost were the runners-up. Stefane and Emile also beat Jared Handford and Paul Tamagushiku in the semi-final.

2016 Firefighters Trophy

Christchurch Petanque hosted this popular annual event and welcomed players from Ascot, Ashburton,Christchurch, Papanui & Woolston. 16 drawn Doubles teams competed in 4 random games followed by semis and a final for this coveted trophy.

Semi finals:  Sutima Paijit & Jan Guildford v Nicolas Xavier & Marion Harrison 13-5 : Paul Tamagushiku & Rosemary Harrison v Tim Williams & Max Schryvers 13-11

Final: Sutima Paijit (CH) & Jan Guildford (Ashbtn) v Paul Tamagushiku (CH) & Rosemary Harrison (Ashbtn) 13-8

This tournament is held in respectful remembrance of 9/11, our Anzac heritage and our own Club members who are no longer with us. The day was brilliant with all games being played in the spirit of the occasion. The semis and final were hardfought affairs with the final being concluded in darkness and car lights were on standby.

Winners : Sutima Paijit & Jan Guildford

Runners Up : Paul Tamagushiku & Rosemary Harrison

2016 Canterbury Open Doubles

Hosted by Ashburton Petanque Club and held for the first time for several years, the Doubles title was taken out by Bruno Falco and Paul Tamagushiku who beat Richard Browne and Neville Frost in the final.

Champions : Bruno Falco and Paul Tamagushiku

2016 Trans Tasman Challenge

New Zealand once again dominated Australia in this event which was wonderfully hosted by the Alexandra Petanque Club. Christchurch PTNQ Club contributed to the victory with three of our members representing their country for the first time. Congratulations to all three.

Pictured with the trophy ... Richard Browne, Stefane Montel and Bruno Falco

2016 Club Mixed Doubles

This year's tournament was played on Easter Sunday in very pleasant weather. Eight teams competed in two round robin pools followed by semi-finals and finals. Two teams were unbeaten after the round robin sections ... Alice and Robin, and ODD and Oscar. Alice and Robin were however beaten by Lionel and Tina in their semi-final while ODD and Oscar defeated Vivienne and Art. ODD and Oscar were too strong in the final and ended the tournament as unbeaten Champions. In the Consolation section Liz and Paul beat Pam and Max. An early start at 9am with 30mn timed games until the semi-finals and finals which were played to 13 points. All completed by lunchtime.

Champions : ODD, and Oscar Trounce

Runners Up : Lionel Ford and Tina Targett

Consolation Winners : Liz Ford and Paul Tamagushiku

Consolation Runners Up : Pam Trounce and Max Schryvers

2016 South Island Triples Championship

Champions : Emile Ferrand, Bruno Falco and Stefan Montel

Runners Up : Neville Frost, Brian Westerbeek and Richard Browne

Trophy Consolation Winners : Karen Stephen, Tina Targett and Chris Taylor

Plate Winners : Art Vernon, Andrew Findlay and Alice Maguigan

South Island Shooting Champion : ODD from Thailand ( member of ChCh PTNQ Club )

South Island Players representing New Zealand in 2016

Pictured above are the South Island players who will be representing New Zealand in the Trans Tasman Challenge and/or the Oceania Championships in 2016. From Left to right Stefan Montel (Christchurch), Kathleen Wallace (Dunedin City), Bruno Falco (Christchurch), Stefany Frost (PNZ President), Neville Frost (Dunedin City), Kaye George (St Kilda), Richard Browne (Ashburton), Marilyn Bunce (Alexandra)

2016 Club Triples

Champions : Emile Ferrand, Bruno Falco and Stephan Montel

Plate Winners : Goulwen, Paul and Alain              Bowl Winners : Bert, ODD and Robin

2016 Coco Oil New Zealand Open

Ernest, Eric and Jared

Christchurch PTNQ club member Jared Handford was a member of the winning team in this years tournament. A prestigious title which also say each team member collect $1,000 in prize money. Well done Jared ! Stephane Montel, Emile Ferrand and Bruno Falco were the beaten finalists in the Trophy Consolation. Alain Carpentier, Nicholas Xavier and Paul Tamagushiku also represented the Christchurch Club at the event which was hosted by the Herne Bay Petanque Club in Auckland.

Waitangi Day Tournament 2016

Winners : Paul Stewart and Nicholas Xavier

1:    Nicholas Xavier & Paul
2:    Karen Bensdorp & John Targett
3=:  Richard Browne & Bert
Orre / Keith Dixon & Robin Ward


1:    Jared Handford & Marion Harrison

2:    Andrew Findlay & Vivienne Whitford
3=:  Liz Ford & Max Schryvers / Bruno Falco & Jonathan Crum

San Francisco Petanque Club

Tina and John were in the USA recently and managed to catch up with the Boule D'Or Petanque Club of San Francisco ... the oldest petanque club in North America. They were warmly received and were soon engaged in a number of exciting games under the trees in Golden Gate Park. Here are a couple of photographs from the afternoon. One of Tina and her fan club and the other of current President Jack McKinnon.

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