This morning, we received the following statement from Mike Pegg, CEP President:
Dear Federations, Dear Presidents,
We are all in the midst of an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, with daily updates and actions being taken by governments around the world. During these uncertain times health, safety and the well-being of our families, friends and the community at large is paramount. 
I can confirm we are continuing a detailed evaluation of all scenarios for our 2020 Championships, including postponement and cancellation, as a result of the COVID-19.
After discussing the current situation with members of the Spanish Federation we have taken the decision to postpone the Women’s Triples Championship which was scheduled to be held from the 4th to 7th June in Spain.
The landscape is changing day-by-day with COVID-19, and we will adapt our plans accordingly however, for the present time we are now scheduling the 10th European Triples Championship for Women to take place in Torrelavega, Spain from the 29th October to the 1st November 2020.
We shall issue the registration and hotel reservation documents a little closer to the date when we can be sure the championship can go ahead safely. Meanwhile, we will communicate openly and often to keep you advised of our plans. .
With warm regards
As a result of this, we would hope to be able to hold a Qualifying Assessment event to find a team to attend this event, and as soon as we have further confirmation, we will issue a further notification.
In the meantime. the EC met by video conference yesterday and are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue further updates as we have them.
Finally, we hope you and your families are well and continue to stay healthy.
Kind regards
Robert Pugh
National President.

Caerleon RFC PC – Bastille Day Weekend

Caerleon RFC PC

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You are warmly invited to join us for our 12th Bastille event – our annual weekend of petanque, fun & friendship.

Play in one or both competitions – our weekend coincides with Caerleon’s Arts Festival featuring free bands both nights, and events during the day: why not make a weekend of it!

Places for each event secured by payment – no licence needed

Any questions? Speak to Tansy, google Caerleon RFC Petanque, or email us at caerleon [dot] petanque [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk


Saturday 11th July

Bastille Melee:

The most popular event in our calendar with 70+ players mixed in over 4 games. Lots of prizes, inc. “most average” & best French fancy dress.

£6 entry includes a great buffet lunch

Sunday 12th July

Caerleon Open Triples:

This is a competitive, friendly event with a prize pot of £200, rising with entries. £15 a team (£20 for team of 4)


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Caerleon RFC PC, Broadway, Caerleon, NP18 1AY

More details, including Entry Form, can be found here

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATE 09/03/2020

The WPA Executive Committee is regularly discussing the situation regarding the current outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is continuing to monitor the advice provided by the Welsh and UK Governments and Health Authorities.

Given the current situation The Welsh Pétanque Association wishes to advise our members that all WPA events are, at present, unaffected. We will, however, continue to monitor the situation and if Government advice changes this situation may change and we will advise further.

In the meantime, we recommend all of our members to adopt Government advice with regard to hand hygiene whilst participating in our sport, as well as using tissues to catch any coughs or sneezes.

Pétanque is a tactile sport and for the time being, we think it’s advisable to refrain from handshakes and kissing, adopting the ‘elbow bump’ instead .

As the situation in Wales and the rest of the UK is ever-changing, this page will be updated as the official advice changes.

Below are the relevant official websites:

NHS Wales – Latest Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public Health Wales – Statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

UK Government – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Information and Advice

UK Government – Travel Advice: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


WPA International Qualifiers – Assessment Series 2020



The Qualification Assessment Series will take place commencing with the Preliminary Round
Monkstone Petanque Club, Penylan, Cardiff
Over the weekend of
 Saturday/Sunday 28/29th March 2020
Pre Entry is required and the closing date is
Sunday 22nd March 2020
Once you have entered, you will be allocated a time for your Preliminary session.
Please use the Online Entry Form at
Entry Fee £7 per Competition
Payment can be made on the day  

Before entering, please ensure you have read, and understand the Representation Policy which can be found at:

Please Note that members may enter the Preliminary Round for their own development without committing to one of the WC or EC competitions – use the NON-QUALIFYING SELF-ASSESSMENT option.

WPA President’s Cup – Sunday 15th March





Wheatsheaf Petanque Club, The Wheatsheaf Inn
 Sunday 15th March 2020
Registration is 9.00 – 9.30
Closing date is
Friday 13th March 2020
Pre Entry is required
Please use the Online Entry Form at
Entry Fee £7
Payment can be made on the day

This is the FIRST WPA event of the new season!

Marje has agreed to make food available on the day with a limited menu (Faggots & Peas or Winter Vegetable Soup), but we need to notify her in advance, so please let us know ASAP which option you would like.

Please would all entrants bring their own reusable cup to use throughout the day? Thank you.

Derek Jones
National Director of Development.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Reg Brice.

A long-term member of Wenvoe Petanque Club, and former club Vice-President, Reg had been ill for some time and was admitted to Llandough Hospital just before Christmas.

He passed-away peacefully in hospital on Saturday 4th January 2020 – his wife was with him.

Our sympathies and thoughts are with Reg’s widow and family at this time.


Reg’s Funeral will be held at 11:00 on Friday 31st January at Barry Crematorium.

More details can be found here.

Welsh Pétanque Association – AGM 2020 – correction

Welsh Pétanque Association – AGM 2020

Preliminary Notice of the Welsh Petanque Association – AGM

This will be held at: Caerleon Petanque Club

Caerleon RFC
Broadway, Caerleon, Gwent, NP18 1AY

on Wednesday, 15th January 2020

Commencing at 7:30 p.m.


Any WPA Registered Clubs wishing to submit resolutions and/or nominations to be considered for the AGM must submit them in writing on the appropriate forms.

All nomination forms and resolutions are to be received no later than 23rd December 2019.

The positions on the WPA Executive that are open for nominations are: National Secretary and Director of Development.

Documentation is on the WPA website in information/documents/procedures

Welsh Pétanque Association – Presentation Evening: 2019 AWARD WINNERS

Welsh Pétanque Association – 2019 AWARD WINNERS

The 2019 Award Winners will be presented with their trophies at the Presentation Evening, Friday 10th January 2020, at Dinas Powys Rugby Club, starting at 7:30pm.

Presidents Cup Runners Up R PUGH, M HOWELLS, G SPENCER
Presidents Cup Winners G FOSTER, T MAYFIELD, R HARRIS
Stuart Clarke Cup Runners Up L FIELD, J CLARE, P WESTALL
National Veteran’s  Runner Up L HUTCHINSON, J HUTCHINSON, P DAVISS
National Veteran’s Winners B VAUGHAN, K TOMCZYK, R PUGH, JAKE CASTON
National Shooting Ladies Runner Up NOT HELD
National Shooting Ladies Winner NOT HELD
National Shooting Men’s Runner Up R PUGH
National Shooting Men’s Winner P BERESFORD
National Ladies Triples Runners Up NOT HELD
National Ladies Triples Winner NOT HELD
National Men’s Triples Runner Up  K TOMCZYK, S MURRAY, G SPENCER
National Men’s Triples Winner  D JONES, P WESTALL, P BERESFORD, L FIELD
National Mixed Doubles Runner Up C McCADDON, HUGH MORRIS
National Mixed Doubles Winners G FOSTER, P WESTALL
National Doubles Ladies Runner Up  B VAUGHAN, J SMITH
National Doubles Ladies Winners  G FOSTER, T MAYFIELD
National Doubles Men’s Runner Up K TOMCZYK, P WESTALL
National Doubles Men’s Winners L FIELD, J CLARE
National Singles Ladies Runner Up NOT HELD
National Singles Ladies Winner  NOT HELD
National Singles Men’s Runner Up  P WESTALL
National Singles Men’s Winner M HOWELLS
WPA League 3rd Division Runner Up PENARTH PANTHERS
WPA League 3rd Division Winner  MONKSTONE MARAUDERS
WPA League 2nd Division Runner Up PONTYCLUN BADGERS
WPA League 2nd Division Winner  WENVOE RAIDERS
WPA League 1st Division Runner Up MONKSTONE MONARCHS
WPA League 1st Division Winners ISCA ROMANS
National League Plate  Runners Up PENARTH PANTHERS
National League Plate Winners  MONKSTONE MINOTAURS
National League Cup Runners Up MONKSTONE MONARCHS
National  League Cup Winners  MAESTEG
National Welsh Club Cup  MONKSTONE PC
Most Improved Young Player Of The Year To Be Announced On Presentation Night
Most Improved Player Of The Year To Be Announced On Presentation Night
Player Of The Year To Be Announced On Presentation Night






Full Results

Club P W L Match Pts F Match Pts A Match   Pts Dif F A Dif Pts
1 Pontyclun PC 4 3 1 79 45 34 505 390 115 9
2 Monkstone PC 4 3 1 70 54 16 466 384 82 9
3 Caerleon PC 4 3 1 68 56 12 457 414 43 9
4 Wheatsheaf PC 4 1 3 46 78 -32 382 478 -96 3
5 Penarth PC 4 0 4 47 77 -30 361 484 -123 0
*Maesteg PC also entered, but were forced to pull out after Round 1.

As there were 3 Clubs that tied on 9 points in the overall results then, as the EuroCup rules criteria state, in the event of a draw on points then to determine the winning Club it will be the results of the tied Clubs, and only the tied Clubs’ matches, played against each other.

In the event that there is a draw on points, then the next criteria is match points between the tied Clubs, This scoring process was clarified with the CEP President before being published on the WPA Website and being emailed to all members on 16th October, prior to the final Round being played.


Tied-Clubs Results: FINAL STANDINGS


  Club P W L Match Pts F Match Pts A Match Pts Dif F A Dif Pts
1 Caerleon PC 2 1 1 34 28 6 204 237 -33 3
2 Monkstone PC 2 1 1 32 30 2 224 222 2 3
3 Pontyclun PC 2 1 1 27 35 -8 247 216 31 3


Therefore it is congratulations to Caerleon RFC PC who are the 2020 Welsh Cup for Clubs champions and will be invited to compete in the EuroCup 2020.


To clarify this result, the CEP introduced the awarding of “Match Points”, awarding 3 for a “Win”, to overcome the situation where a Club narrowly lost 3 Matches 15-16 (thus gaining a total of 45 “Game-Points”, but ended up beating a Club that narrowly won 2 Matches 16-15 but lost heavily in their 3rd Match 10-21 (thus only gaining a total of 42 “Game-Points”).
The WPA has used this process previously.

The CEP EuroCup Qualifying Rules, Arts. 8.9, 8.10, 8.11 & 8.12 outline the criteria used to award points and decide the results.

In order to prevent any confusion about this in future, the EC has begun the process of updating our own Welsh Cup for Clubs Rules to provide better clarity.

Thanks to all Clubs and players who took part and also thanks to Abegavenny PC for hosting the event.


Robert Pugh
National President

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