WELSH REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS – GOOD LUCK

This is a busy time for players representing Wales:

The 5th European Veteran’s Championships is being held in Albena,Bulgaria from 16th-18th September.
The Wales Team is:
Derek Jones, Peter Westall, Len Field & Stewart Spencer (Coach/HoD: Jean-Yves Robic)

This is followed by the 6th Men’s Triples & Precision Shooting Championships at the same venue from 19-22nd September.
The Wales Team is:
Derek Jones, Peter Westall, Len Field & Peter Beresford (Coach/HoD: Jean-Yves Robic)

 

Also this weekend (14-15th September), the Petanque England Inter-Regional Championships is being held at Hayling Island.
The Wales Squad is:

Wales Squad for 2019 Inter-Regionals

 

I’m sure all our members would join us in wishing all our players the best of luck in their respective competitions. Play well and enjoy yourselves.

Bob Pugh
WPA National President
on behalf of the WPA Executive Committee

Celtic Challenge 2020 Qualifier – Report

CELTIC CHALLENGE 2020 QUALIFIER

The 2020 Celtic Challenge is being held at Glasgow Petanque Club on 9/10 May 2020.

The Welsh qualifier was held in glorious sunshine at the Monkstone Petanque Club on Sunday 8th September, with 11 teams competing for the 4 available places.

11 Teams ready to compete for the honours

This was a chance for players to claim a position in the Welsh Squad for this much revered and enjoyable annual event which started back in 1989 when Wales invited Scotland to play in Cardiff the following year Ireland joined the event and the rest, as they say, is history. The event is rotated yearly between the 3 nations and is always heavily contested by each country to gain a place in their national squad this year was no exception in Wales.

All the games were highly competitive and went to the last game result where several teams still had a chance with a last win to ensure a place in the national squad.

Thank you to all the teams that took part and congratulations to the successful teams who will represent Wales next year (Lets bring back the trophy to Wales).

Celtic Challenge 202 Qualifier:
Final Standings

 

Wales 1 (L to R):
Ian Bailey, Jean-Yves Robic, Julie Bailey, Sean Smith

 

Wales 2 (L to R):
Bob Pugh, Tansy Mayfield, Barbara Vaughan, Kon Tomczyk

 

Wales 3 (L to R):
Tony Smith, Tom Mills, Jeremy Clare, Len Field

 

Wales 4 (L to R):
Jim Hutchinson, Linda Hutchinson, Alan Evans

 

Thank you to:

Monkstone PC for their hospitality and use of their facilities and

Tony Smith for running the competition well done all

Kon
Kon Tomczyk
National Director of Development.

MONKSTONE PC OPEN TRIPLES

MONKSTONE PC OPEN TRIPLES

Sunday 22 September 2019

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30

 

Pre Entry is required via the Monkstone PC Website

Cost of entry – £5 per player

Payment to be made on the day

Closing date is Noon 21 September 2019

ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY

Cash Prizes – Raffle

Celtic Challenge 2020 Qualifier – UPDATE

CELTIC CHALLENGE 2020 QUALIFIER

Celtic Challenge 2020 

To be held in 

Scotland 

At

Glasgow Bowling Club 

On 

Saturday & Sunday 9th& 10thMay 2020 

The 2020 Celtic Challenge qualifier will be held at

 Monkstone Petanque Club

On

Sunday 8thSeptember 2019

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30

Pre Entry is required

Please email your entry to

dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk

Cost of entry – £7 per player

Payment can be made on the day

Closing date is 5thSeptember 2019

The following 11 Teams have entered – ideally we could do with one more to avoid BYEs:

Caerleon / Wenvoe PC: T Mayfield, B Vaughan, K Tomczyk, B Pugh
Penarth / Monkstone / Maesteg: J Y Robic, S Smith, J Bailey, I Bailey
Monkstone / Maesteg PC: T Smith, T Mills, L Field, J Clare
Monkstone / Penarth PC: G Spencer, A Howard, S Murray, J Caston
Caerleon / Maesteg / Pontyclun  PC: P Mayfield, S Snudden, P Westall, S Spencer
Caerleon PC: N Wilkinson, D Bevan, T Howard, I Wheeler
Wenvoe PC: D Cannan, M Jacques, G Jones, T Lloyd
Monkstone PC: B Adshead, R Griffin, J Dunn, V Adshead
Wheatsheaf / Pontyclun PC: Gail Brooksbank, P Daviss, C McCaddon, B White
Pontyclun PC: D Jones, M Jones, H Morris, G Attfield
Wheatsheaf PC: L Hutchinson, J Hutchinson, A Evans

If you think you’ve entered but your Team isn’t showing here, please contact me ASAP.

Kon
Kon Tomczyk
National Director of Development.

WPA 2019 LEAGUE – FINAL TABLES

The 2019 WPA League season was concluded on Wednesday 28 August 2019. The final round of matches did not produce any great surprises as most, if not all, of the top and bottom places had already been decided.

Division 1

Congratulations to Isca Romans who took the Division 1 title. They were hotly pursued by Monkstone Monarchs who just could not maintain their challenge and fell away in the last two weeks to finish second.

At the bottom, you could not have got odds on Monkstone Minotaurs being relegated at the half way point of the season but they staged a remarkable run in July & August with 4 wins and 2 draws propelling them up to fifth place leaving Wenvoe Dragons and Penarth Pendragons in the relegation places.

Division 2

Congratulations to Wenvoe Raiders who took the Division 2 title bouncing straight back to Division 1 at the first time of asking after their relegation last season. The Raiders just pipped Pontyclun Badgers who will be playing alongside them in Division 1. The Badgers have fallen just short of promotion a few times recently but have finally made it.

At the other end of the table Cwins were unfortunate to drop back into Division 3 after being promoted last season taking Creigiau Crusaders with them.

Division 3

Congratulations to Monkstone Marauders who took the Division 3 title again bouncing straight back at the first time of asking after their relegation last season. The Marauders established a lead they never relinquished right at the start of the season and confirmed the top spot with 3 games to spare. Penarth Panthers just pipped Monkstone Inn Youth to grab second spot and a place in Division 2 next  season.

At the other end of the table the two newest teams to the League – Church Inn (2nd season) and Ystradowen Newts (debut season) both managed to avoid the bottom spot – well done to them both – which this year was claimed by Creigiau Casuals.

NOTE:  Depending on the number and spread of entries to the League for the 2020 Season, it is possible that there could be some adjustment to the relegation spots if it is necessary to balance the number of teams in each Division. This will not be resolved until Spring 2020 when all the entries have been received.

CELTIC CHALLENGE 2020 QUALIFIER – REMINDER

CELTIC CHALLENGE 2020 QUALIFIER

Celtic Challenge 2020 

To be held in 

Scotland 

At

Glasgow Bowling Club 

On 

Saturday & Sunday 9th& 10thMay 2020 

The 2020 Celtic Challenge qualifier will be held at

 Monkstone Petanque Club

On

Sunday 8thSeptember 2019

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30

Pre Entry is required

Please email your entry to

dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk

Cost of entry – £7 per player

Payment can be made on the day

Closing date is 5thSeptember 2019

The following Teams have entered – ideally we could do with at least one more to avoid BYEs:
Caerleon / Wenvoe PC: T Mayfield, B Vaughan, K Tomczyk, B Pugh
Penarth / Monkstone / Maesteg: J Y Robic, S Smith, J Bailey, I Bailey
Monkstone / Maesteg PC: T Smith, T Mills, L Field, J Clare
Monkstone / Penarth PC: G Spencer, A Howard, S Murray, J Caston
Caerleon / Maesteg / Pontyclun  PC: P Mayfield, S Snudden, P Westall, S Spencer
Caerleon PC: N Wilkinson, D Bevan, T Howard, I Wheeler
Wenvoe PC: D Cannan, M Jacques, G Jones, T Lloyd
Monkstone PC: B Adshead, R Griffin, J Dunn
Wheatsheaf / Pontyclun PC: Gail Brooksbank, P Daviss, C McCaddon, B White
If you think you’ve entered but your Team isn’t showing here, please contact me ASAP.
Kon
Kon Tomczyk
National Director of Development.

Welsh National Cup for Clubs

Welsh Cup for Clubs

 

The 2020 Welsh Cup For Clubs

First Round To Be Held At

Abergavenny PC

On

1st September 2019

Clubs entered at present

Monkstone PC

Wheatsheaf PC

Pontyclun PC

Caerleon PC

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30

The successful Club will be invited to take part in the European Cup for Clubs

(However it is not a requirement to attend if the winning club does not wish to do so

 In this event it will be offered to the 2 nd-placed club)

Entry is £60 / Club

Pre Entry is required

Please email your entry to

dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk

Closing date is

29thAugust 2019

 

 

Please note – all Club Secretaries have previously been advised of this event.

CELTIC CHALLENGE 2020 – QUALIFIER

CELTIC CHALLENGE 2020 QUALIFIER

Celtic Challenge 2020 

To be held in 

Scotland 

At

Glasgow Bowling Club 

On 

Saturday & Sunday 9th& 10thMay 2020 

The 2020 Celtic Challenge qualifier will be held at

 Monkstone Petanque Club

On

Sunday 8thSeptember 2019

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30

Pre Entry is required

Please email your entry to

dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk

Cost of entry – £7 per player

Payment can be made on the day

Closing date is 5thSeptember 2019

Kon
Kon Tomczyk
National Director of Development.

2020 Celtic Challenge – Date & Venue confirmed

We have just received the following information from Colin Stewart & the SPA:

 

I am pleased to confirm that the Celtic Challenge will be held at Glasgow Pétanque Club, which is based at Willow Bank Bowling Club, Dowanside Road in the West End of Glasgow.
It will be held on 9/10 May. This coincides with the UK Bank Holiday on Friday 8th May and minimises time off work required for travel.
We trust this meets with your approval. 
We’ll provide more information about arrangements etc in due course.
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