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The WPA National Women’s and Men’s Singles was held at held the Monkstone Petanque Club on Sunday 1 July In dry and sunny weather conditions.
In the Women’s singles it was very close between Gemma Foster and Tansy Mayfield for the title, with the title eventually going to Gemma after winning all her matches and winning by one win.
In the Men’s singles four players went through to the knockout with 4 wins, Peter Kensit, Jeremy Clare, Derek Jones and Lewis Ellar. Also going through with 3 wins were Paul Mayfield, Basil White, Hugh Morris and Mathew Howells. Having won the National triples last week with his team Lewis showed another great performance for one of our juniors.
The Quarter and Semi finals saw some very exciting and very close matches but in the end the Mathew Howells and Jeremy Clare made their way through to the Final. After the first few ends Mathew took a small lead over Jeremy and despite Jeremy making a comeback with some great play, Mathew was too strong and secured the win.
Thank you to the Monkstone PC and its members for hosting the event and to all participants for their support which made for a very exciting competition. Congratulations to our 2018 National Women’s Singles Champion Gemma Foster and our National Men’s Singles Champion Mathew Howells.
Both Champions will now be invited to take part in the European Singles Championships in Italy.