Malcolm Beer: RIP

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Malcom Beer:


4th January 1936 – 9th July 2019

Malcolm Beer President 1986 – 1995 and founder member of Penarth Petanque Club. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed

It is with great sadness the passing of Malcolm is announced.

For those who remember him it brings to mind a picture of his devotion to actively forming along with Colin Ballett, Hugh Harrisons and others the development of Penarth Petanque Club and personally liaising with the council for the twinning visits to St Pol de Leon and Petanque.

Pictured here with Janet his wife who supported him with this.

Malcolm was a successful business man and very much a people person bringing to Penarth Petanque a sense of commitment, competitiveness and fun. He may be remembered for his jokes and Tommy Cooper impersonation.

He was a keen player and organised many competitions often participating along with Janet.

After all the hard work planning and preparing the piste at the Kymin along with his friends and colleagues it would sadden him if he knew Penarth Council are no longer able to accommodate Penarth Petanque Club who now need to find another venue.

Below Malcolm  is photographed with a representative from St Pol de Leon Petanque Association .


The Welsh Petanque Association would like to send its deepest sympathies to Malcolm’s family.

2019 Nations Veterans Cup – Round-up

The annual Nations Veterans Cup was superbly hosted this year by our friends at the Monkstone Petanque Club.

Two teams from each of 6 European countries; Denmark, Holland, Jersey, Norway, Scotland and Wales competed over the weekend of 28/29 June in superb weather.

At the end of the weekend, the honours went to Denmark; congratulations to them.

A more comprehensive round up of the weekend’s action, as well as the final standings and photos can be found on the Monkstone PC website:

2019 Nations Veterans Cup Round-up

WPA League v BIG League – update

So far, we have had only 2 pairs enter for this event:

Valerie & Rob Falconer
Margaret & Harry Drake.

We need a minimum of 8 pairs, ideally from Teams that play in the 2nd & 3rd Divisions of the WPA League, to enter to represent the WPA in this always-competitive competition.

If you wish to enter, the details are below:



Annual Championship Challenge

This year’s WPA v BIG Doubles

Will be held at

Caerleon Petanque Club

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30


21st July 2019

Pre Entry is required

Please email your entry to

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

Entry is Free

Closing date is

16 th July 2019

WPA National Men’s & Women’s Doubles Championships – Update

WPA National Men’s & Women’s Doubles
Championships 2019

Will be held at

 Monkstone Petanque Club (Pen – y – Lan)

On Sunday 7thJuly 2019

Closing date Friday 5thJuly 2019

 Pre Entry is required

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30

Please email your entry to:

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


Payment can be made on the day (£7)



This will be run as originally planned as separate Men’s & Women’s Events


The following Teams have entered (if you think you’ve entered but your name is not below, please contact the above email address ASAP):

Peter Westall / Kon Tomczyk
Harley Ellar / Lewis Ellar
Ian Wheeler / Marc Brusalis Davies
Len Field / Jeremy Clare
Andrew Pook / Mathew Howells
Bernard Adshead / Roger Griffin
Tony Smith / Jean-Yves Robic
Kevin Edwards / Matthew Clare

Jayne Dunn / Vickie Adshead
Tania Howard / Kaye Brusalis Davies
Pat Daviss / Gail Brooksbank
Celia Scott / Pat McCarthy
Barbara Vaughan / Judith Smith
Valerie Falconer / Simone Ballett
Christine McCaddon / Karen Robins



Nations Veterans Cup – A message from the President

So, the Nations Veterans Cup has come to a close at the end of a wonderful weekend.

Helped in no small measure by fantastic weather, the competition was played in a great spirit of sportsmanship and friendship, and organised flawlessly  by the Executive Committee and members of the Monkstone Petanque Club.

Congratulations to all the players from each of the 6 countries who took part for making a great competition. Two outstanding sides representing Denmark took the overall honours, with Denmark 1 coming out on top by one win over Denmark 2. Huge congratulations to them.

Some special words of thanks must go to the following people for making the weekend such  success:

Big thanks to Mike Pegg for agreeing to Umpire the event and keeping everyone in line. I don’t think he was taxed too hard, mainly just settling measures and time-keeping.

Barbara, Joy, Judith, Vickie and especially Lynda for their outstanding work planning, preparing and serving everyone with excellent lunches and dinners.

The Club volunteers: Mike Jones, Roger Griffin, Tony Smith, Mike Wigg, Keith Nott, Pete Kensett & Sean Smith among others for transporting players, keeping everything running smoothly and keeping the tea, coffee and, especially, water flowing.

An extra special mention must go to Bernard Adshead for organising the weekend and running the competition in an exemplary manner and helping to make such a success of the whole event.

Well done everyone.

Bob Pugh

WPA National President

Nations Veterans Cup Update

The opening day of the Nations Veterans Cup was played in glorious sunshine at Monkstone Petanque Club. After 7 rounds Denmark are the clear leaders in the overall Nations competition and will prove very difficult to catch in the remaining 3 rounds tomorrow morning.

The individual Team competition is much closer with Denmark 1 & 2 , Holland 1 and Norway 1 in close contention with Jersey 1 not far behind.

As for Wales  …….  let’s just say they have a lot to do!!

WPA National Mens & Women’s Doubles Championships 2019

WPA National Men’s & Women’s Doubles

Championships 2019

Will be held at

 Monkstone Petanque Club (Pen – y – Lan)

On Sunday 7thJuly 2019

Closing date Friday 5thJuly 2019

 Pre Entry is required

Registration is 9.00 – 9.30

Please email your entry to:

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


Payment can be made on the day (£7)



In the event there are not enough entries (minimum 6 teams in either category) the event may be combined

WPA National Men’s Singles Championship

Congratulations to Matthew Howells on retaining his title of Men’s Singles Champion:



Matthew beat Peter Westall in a thrilling final, with a 13-12 victory.


Congratulations also to Jean-Yves Robic, Winner of the Plate competition:

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