Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Have a great Xmas and a fantastic 2011

Another year has gone and I think we all agree that 2010 has been a quiet and peaceful Petanque year. One highlight has been the good results posted by our world championship team.On a less positive note, I am hoping that the PNZ board keeps us a little better informed during 2011 about the things the board is working on and things still in the queue. A dedicated news page on the PNZ website would work well. I have been really surprised that we've heard so little from our PNZ board.

We will have to wait and see what the future holds for Petanque in NZ and life in general during 2011. When thinking of the future and things unknown, I am reminded of the words by one of our great world leaders, Donald Rumsfeld. With people of Donald’s calibre we can all rest assured in the sound knowledge that our world is in good and capable hands:

“I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when it started.”
-Donald Rumsfeld
“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.”
-Donald Rumsfeld

Have a great Xmas and a fantastic 2011. –Tom.

PS. Make sure you put your sun-block on this summer. Remember the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Or as GW Bush has put it: “an ounce of being protectorive is heavier than a ton of feathers”.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bill passed away

Napier City Petanque Club Inc. is sad to announce the passing away of Bill Billings. Bill passed away peacefully at home on th 9th December 2010. He had been a member of the club since its early days and was the first to be awarded Life Membership of the club. He was still playing the game of petanque that he loved right up until 10 days ago. He will be sadly missed.

-Barbara Lucas

Monday, December 06, 2010

Cockle Bay Petanque Club Open Tournament

SUNDAY 9th January 2011. 9.00am REGISTRATION 9.30am START.

ENTRY FEE $10.00 per player. LIMITED TO 26 TEAMS.

Entries may be accepted on the day providing they do not create a bye and the 26 team limit has not been reached,

Five rounds of random draw followed by pool play,
Each complete pool to play off for three places.
TOP non prize winning WOMENS and SENIORS TEAMS

Entries to:

Warren Barrett, Phone (09) 273 3106 email
Withdrawal of an entry to be advised prior to the day of play.