Friday, July 27, 2007

Provision of a Reserve for the NZ Team

PNZ logo."....Part of the team's preparation for this year's World Petanque Championships has been to assess their risks during the tournament and establish an appropriate mitigation strategy.

If a player is ill or becomes incapacitated precluding that player from taking part in a scheduled game, a "reserve" will be called on to enable the team to continue in the tournament.

PNZ has been included in the formulation of this strategy and consulted with the FIPJP. In the event of such an occurrence PNZ has delegated authority to the team manager and team captain to invoke the strategy as necessary. They will keep PNZ informed of all developments by the fastest possible means....."

See full text by following the link at the end of this post.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Zealand Petanque on Google map

We now have all clubs in New Zealand on one Google map. This is especially good news for players visiting our beautiful country. Follow the link at the end of this post, and give the map time to render on your screen (the speed depends on your system, etc.

Once the map has fully loaded check your club. If the location on the map is not correct let me know. If your club has been left out, let me know. Experiment with the map to see all its features (for instance, zoom in on your club). Have created a permanent link on this Blog to the map. If you are a webmaster please feel free to make a link to this independent map on your own website (it will help international visitors).

I have also made Auckland and Wellington only maps. The links are under "WPA Regional Links" and "APA Regional Links".