New Executive for 2019


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The AGM was held at the Monkstone Petanque Club on Friday 11th January where three new Executive Members were elected for two years, they are:

President – Bob Pugh
Treasurer – Tony Smith
Director of Public Relations – Gareth Spencer

They will join Derek Jones (Secretary) and Kon Tomczyk (Director of Development) for the remainder of their tenure.

We wish the new executive all the best for their endeavours.

WPA Executive Officer Nominations


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Nominations for the Elected Officers have been received in accordance with the WPA constitution. The nominations are as follows:
National President
Robert Pugh – Wenvoe PC
Vickie Adshead – Monkstone PC
National Treasurer
Tony Smith – Monkstone PC
Director of Public Relations
Gareth Spencer – Monkstone PC
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Friday, 11 January 2019, 7.30pm at Monkstone PC (Pen-y-Lan).

Cup for Clubs – winners


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Cup for Clubs – Winners

Last week saw the first round of the cup for clubs, Pontyclun v Penarth and Pontyclun v Monkstone played in glorious sunshine at Creigiau PC.

The morning match which saw Pontyclun take on Penarth in the 1st round, After a closely fought battle in 6 singles games Pontyclun had gained a small advantage by winning 4 games to 2 and with each singles game being awarded 2 match points this gave a lead of 8-4 to Pontyclun and left everything to play for. The 2nd round of 3 doubles games saw Pontyclun make a charge winning all 3 games and with each doubles game being worth 3 match points take an unassailable lead 17-4. The 3rd round of 2 triples matches saw both teams in another close battle, eventually the round was drawn 1-1 and with 5 points for each game the final result saw victory for Pontyclun with 22 points and Penarth with 9.

The afternoon match which saw Pontyclun take on Monkstone in the 2nd round, Again a very close battle between the teams with Monkstone leading with 4 wins to 2 and gaining a 8-4 points lead after the singles. The 2nd round of doubles games saw Pontyclun clawing back the deficit by winning 2 of the 3 doubles games but still trailed 11-10. The 3rd round of games saw both teams battling hard but with Monkstone only needing a draw for overall victory, Pontyclun were always going to find it hard to win both triples. With each team winning 1 of the final triples games it was over for Pontyclun. Monkstone eventually gaining the victory 16 points to15.

Round 3, Penarth v Monkstone and with a new week saw new weather, heavy rain replacing sunshine. Everything to play for, if Monkstone win, they win. If Penarth win with a big margin of 15 points they win and if they win by less Pontyclun win. The singles again saw both teams tied with 3 wins and 6 points each. The doubles matches were again very close with 2 of the 3 games going to 12 points, but Monkstone winning 2 of the 3 games they took the advantage and with both of the final triple games also going to Monkstone it was all over, Monkstone taking victory 22 points to 9.

A big thank you to the members of Creigiau PC for hosting the event and for the use of their facilities.

Congratulations to Monkstone PC on their win. Monkstone will now be invited to participate in the 2019 Euro Cup.

WPA Welsh National Doubles 2018


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WPA Welsh National Doubles 2018

The annual National Welsh Doubles 2018 were held at Monkstone Petanque Club on Sunday 15th July and once again the exceptional weather this year made it the ideal conditions for playing.

Players took to the pistes to start the first round which threw up a few surprises with a win for Westall and Tomczyk 13 – 0 and Howells and Pook 13 – 1

The second round saw Field and Clare record their second win of 13 – , a close call for Howells and Pook winning 13 – 12, local club players V Adshead and J Dunn bounced back from their first round loss with a 13 – 9 win

Although Westall and Tomczyk lost their second round match they returned to form with a 13 – 4 win in the third round and with Field and Clare losing their third round match leaving Howells and Pook in the lead with three wins at the half way stage.

Other Monkstone PC teams were not far behind with both  B Adshead and Griffin, Barnes and Spencer winning two out of the first three games.

Lunch over, the players returned to the piste with one or two wilting in the unrelenting sunshine, something we are not totally accustomed to in Wales.

Round four saw Field and Clare versus Howells and Pook who were unbeaten at this stage with but a 13 – 8 win to Field and Clare put them back in contention and with Westall and Tomczyk winning their third game this meant 3 teams with three wins, so all to play for with 2 games to go. All three teams won their 5th round match 3 teams now on 4 wins with one to go

The last round saw Howells and Pook v Westall and Tomczyk – Field and Clare v B Adshead and Griffin this was a must win for all teams.

With Field and Clare losing their final game 7 -13 it left the match of Howells and Pook v Westall and Tomczyk to decide the National Doubles Champions 2018

The game started with Westall and Tomczyk taking a commanding lead through outstanding shooting from Tomczyk and accurate pointing by Westall and at 10 – 4 looked as if the match was pretty much over.

However how one end can change a match with the cosh at 9 metres accurate pointing and shooting from Howells and Pook saw them take a six, levelling the scores at 10 – 10 a disastrous end for Westall and Tomczyk, pressure on, game on.

The penultimate end gave Westall and Tomczyk  1 point 11 – 10

With the cosh again at 9 metres the situation was Howells and Pook’s boule was 15 cm behind the cosh with the a remaining boule count at 2 for Westall /1 for Tomczyk / 2 for Howells, Westall pointed his boule 10 cm in front of the cosh taking the point, as both boules were in line and the cosh in the middle Howells decided to shoot unfortunately a miss, boule count now 2 to 1, Howells decided to be bold and shoot again, hit the boule full and unfortunately also took out the cosh leaving Westall and Tomczyk with two boules in hand, game over and an unfortunate way to lose a match but “ that’s boules” as they say’.

Thanks to Monkstone PC for their hospitality and hosting the event and all participants for their support which made for a very exciting competition.

 

WPA National Mixed Doubles


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2018 WPA National Mixed Doubles 

The National Mixed Doubles will be held at Caerleon Petanque Club on 3rd June  

Pre Entry is required, Closing date is 30th May 2018

Please email your entry to : dev [at] welshpetanque [dot] org [dot] uk

Payment can be made on the day

Reminder; Places are still available for this years Home Nations in Jersey

Celtic Challenge 2018


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This bank holiday weekend the Welsh Team travel to Ireland to compete in the 2018 Celtic Challenge. We wish them well in their matches and hope they have a great time with our friend from Scotland and Ireland.

Good Luck Wales

News update


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The WPA Executive was informed yesterday by the President Mr Dan Murphy that he has resigned from his position as WPA President and that he has terminated his membership of the WPA with immediate effect. I’m sure the Executive and members want to thank Dan for the contribution he has made to the WPA over many years and wish him well for the future.

2018 League, League Cup and Plate


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2018 League, League Cup and Plate

A reminder to clubs that the 2018 WPA league entries should be returned to the League Secretary by 11th March.

2018 EPA Inter-Regional Championship


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2018 EPA Inter-Regional Championship – Mill Rythe – Accommodation available now!

Click here for information – or go to the WPA website competitions page.

 

 

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