We have received the invitation to Petanque England’s annual Inter-regional Championship and Challenge Cup, in which the WPA has historically competed.
It is being held on 17th-18th September 2022 at Pakefield Holiday Village, off A12 London Road, Pakefield, NR33 7PF. The venue this year will return to its former ideal of having players stay on-site to add to the playing experience.
You can find further details on the Petanque England’s website by clicking on the link:
The following International events are now scheduled for 2022:
May 12-15: WC Singles, Doubles & Mixed (Karlslunde, Denmark)
June 3-5: EC Triples Women (Torrelavega, Spain)
July 13-17: EC Singles, Doubles & Mixed (’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands)
The WPA would like to send teams to each of these competitions. These will be chosen by an individual qualification process, as we have done in the past and detailed in the National Representation Qualification Policy (Version 3.0, February 2022), which can be accessed by clicking the link below.
The qualification competition was to see which club will represent Wales at the 23rd European Cup for Clubs – 2021 at Saint Yrieix, FRANCE, in early December.
The qualification competition was held on Saturday 9th October between Monkstone PC and South Wales Bowls & Recreation Centre Pétanque Section – Sully (formerly Penarth PC).
The first encounter occurred at Sully’s playing area in perfect conditions; the order of play was six singles, three doubles and finally two triples games.
Sully took the lead, winning 5 out of the six singles matches and followed up by winning all the doubles and triples to win the encounter 26 points to 5, which put them in a strong position for the second encounter at Monkstone’s PC.
The order of play was the same. Sully won 4 out of the six single matches; however, Monkstone PC came back and won 2 of the doubles games closing the gap. To win the encounter, Monkstone PC had to win the final two triples games.
The triples games were both won by Sully, winning the encounter 21 points to 10 and winning the competition 2/0, allowing the Sully to represent Wales at the finals weekend and 29 other clubs representing their countries from across Europe.
Encounter One – Monkstone PC:
Encounter One – Sully:
Encounter Two – Monkstone PC:
Encounter Two – Sully:
Next year the Welsh Cup for Clubs will be on the calendar, and we hope that as many clubs as possible will take part to make this an actual inter-club competition.
A big thank you to all the players who turned out over last weekend to compete for a place to represent Wales at the 2022 Celtic Challenge, being held in Scotland.
Thanks also to Monkstone PC for hosting the event over both days.
It’s fair to say the conditions all weekend was “challenging” – reminiscent of the 2019 Home Nations, held at the same venue.
The pistes needed draining several times throughout the weekend. Still, we managed to get all games played (using a slight change to the original format, brought about because of the weather forecast, which meant a halving of the games played on Saturday).