National Mixed Doubles

If you are intending to enter the mixed doubles, please contact Kon at dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk

Teams entered for the Mixed Doubles so far:

1          Gemma Foster / Peter Westall

2          Lewis Ellar / Dianne Westall

3          Harley Ellar / Lindsay Thomas

4          Barbara Vaughan / Kon Tomczyk

5          Gareth Spencer / Michelle Spencer.

6          Len Field / Valerie Falconer

7          Roger Griffin / Vickie Adshead

8          Hugh Morris / Pat Davies

Home Nations 2018

This weekend sees the Home Nations Championship held in Jersey for the first time. Teams from Wales will compete against teams from Scotland, Jersey and England.

We wish Jersey success with hosting the event and our teams a safe journey and the very best of luck.

Women’s and Men’s Singles Champions

The WPA National Women’s and Men’s Singles was held at held the Monkstone Petanque Club on Sunday 1 July In dry and sunny weather conditions.

In the Women’s singles it was very close between Gemma Foster and Tansy Mayfield for the title, with the title eventually going to Gemma after winning all her matches and winning by one win.

In the Men’s singles four players went through to the knockout with 4 wins, Peter Kensit, Jeremy Clare, Derek Jones and Lewis Ellar. Also going through with 3 wins were Paul Mayfield, Basil White, Hugh Morris and Mathew Howells. Having won the National triples last week with his team Lewis showed another great performance for one of our juniors.

The Quarter and Semi finals saw some very exciting and very close matches but in the end the Mathew Howells and Jeremy Clare made their way through to the Final. After the first few ends Mathew took a small lead over Jeremy and despite Jeremy making a comeback with some great play, Mathew was too strong and secured the win.

Thank you to the Monkstone PC and its members for hosting the event and to all participants for their support which made for a very exciting competition. Congratulations to our 2018 National Women’s Singles Champion Gemma Foster and our National Men’s Singles Champion Mathew Howells.

Both Champions will now be invited to take part in the European Singles Championships in Italy.

WPA – National Triples Winners 2018


The WPA National Welsh Triples was held at held at Caerleon R.F.C. Petanque Club on Sunday 24 June in perfect sunny weather conditions.

The event was contested by very experienced players who have previously represented Wales at World and European and International events and a young promising junior team of Lewis Ellar, Harley Ellar and Mathew Clare

Their first game against Smith, Beresford & Tomczyk was closely contested with good play from both sides. Despite exceptional pointing of Mathew Clare and Harley Ellar and the accurate shooting by Lewis Ellar they found themselves trailing 10 – 12 in the later part of the game.

In the last end with the game on the floor and the opposition out of boules the captain of the junior side (Lewis Ellar) in consultation with his team took the decision and asked his younger brother Harley to shoot the holding boule of the opposing team, without hesitation Harley shot and with a spot carreau on the holding boule his team 2 points and with 1 boule to play. With the score now at 12-12 and with one boule left to play Harley showed great composure and pointed the last boule and snatched victory for the team.

They continued in this form throughout the day setting up a game against Westall, Clare and Field (favourites for the title who had also not lost a game. True to form the young side went in to a commanding lead against the favourites and despite a surge of points from their opposition they held their nerve and secured a win

1 game to go and a win would secure the title.

Unlike in their earlier games the young side found themselves 2-9 down, was it 1 game to far, the team of Bevan, Wheeler and Wilkinson were not for following in the same  way of the teams that the boys had faced in the earlier rounds. Although it seemed that they were heading towards defeat they stuck to the task in hand and again exceptional pointing by Clare and Ellar combined with the shooting of Lewis Ellar they fought their way back into the game and went on to win 13 -10, a clean sweep for the day securing the national title, the youngest team to do so in the history of Welsh Petanque

Thank you all participants for their support which made for a very exciting competition and congratulations to our 2018 National Triples Champions Mathew Clare, Harley Ellar and Lewis Ellar



Update – Unfortunately Penarth’s ladies open on the 17 June has been cancelled

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